Halo: Reach Achievement Guide

The achievements found in Halo Reach are weird bunch. They're pretty much divided up into four categories; those you get from the Campaign, those you get from cheaping the Firefight mode, those acquired through the menu and those you get playing multiplayer matchmaking. For the campaign achievements, you'll need to be playing in Normal or harder, unless specified otherwise. No playing on easy to get achievements here.

For the achievements that can be gained through the Firefight mode, go to the file browser in Reach and search for the gametype file called “GRCHEEVOS” from user The Juda. That’s me! Use this setup to make getting the Firefight Achievements a breeze. For the matchmaking ones, there’s no easy way around it – you’ll just have to slug it out and eventually get them through hard work, determination and you know, having fun.


A Monument To All Your Sins

Gamerpoints: 150
Completed every mission in Halo: Reach alone, on Legendary.

When you combine this cheevo with the”God’s must be strong” cheevo, it sure does give you an incentive to complete the game on Legendary all alone. No co-op is allowed through any part of the game for this achievement.


A Storage Solution

Gamerpoints:  5
Used the File Browser to upload a file to your File Share.

After playing a round or some campaign, exit out to the Theatre on the main menu and fire up your recorded gameplay in the temporary files.  Take a snapshot of anything you like using the camera icon on the menu and then exit out. Go to the File Browser and load up Local Files to see your file. Hit X for the file options and choose Upload to File Share.  When you do, you’ll get the achievement.


An Elegant Weapon…

Gamerpoints: 10
Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the DMR.

Again a rather easy weapon related achievement. Equip DMR rifle, the one that lets you zoom in and pop enemies at a medium distance – pull trigger, hit enemy.  Repeat 9 more times without dying. Using the GRCHEEVOS game type and using the NINJA load out, you will net you this reward in about 4 seconds in a Firefight Match.


An Honor Serving

Gamerpoints: 25
Reach the rank of Captain in the UNSC.

Reaching Captain isn’t as bad as reaching Lt. Corporal as you only need 210K credits.  ONLY 210K credits.  Again, this will take some time and there are no easy short cuts.


A New Challenger

Gamerpoints: 10
Complete all of the Daily Challenges in a given day.

In the Menu, there will be a listing for Challenges.  Once you enter here, you can see a list of the daily challenges that are set.  They can range from a number a specific objectives, but they must be completed that day.  It can be a lot of work for 10 points, so you may want to wait until some of the easier challenges come up.


A Spoonful of Blamite

Gamerpoints: 10
Killed 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with a supercombine explosion.

When you use the Needler or Needle rifle, you can stick a number of the needles onto the enemy so that they will explode. It can be tricky to find enough Needlers in the campaign at one time to pull it off, but using the GRCHEEVOS gametype in firefight, you will need to turn the damage down to 100% so that you can get the combine explosion.  If you leave it at 300% they will be dead before the explosion goes off.


Banshees, Fast and Low

Gamerpoints: 25
Hijacked a Banshee during the Reach Campaign.

There are only certain few times that Banshees appear in the game and get close enough to hijack.  The easiest part seems to be during the Tip of the Spear mission at the Rally Point Bravo.  There will be two Banshees flying around near the spire. Head up the right side to the pipes there and hop up on them.  Shoot the Banshee as it gets close and then get near it as it dives down.  Jack away for the Achievement.


Be My Wingman, Anytime

Gamerpoints: 5
Let a teammate spawn on you 5 times in an Invasion Matchmaking game.

During the Invasion gametype, when you die, you have the ability to select your spawn point.  It can be a static spot on the map or it can be on a teammate. If a teammate uses you as a respawn point 5 times, then you will get this. Best way to get the achievement is to get closer to the action and stay out of harm’s way and away from enemies so they are able to spawn.


Blaze of Glory

Gamerpoints: 25
Scored 200,000 points in a Firefight game.

Just like the 2 previous score based achievements, you can use the GRCHEEVOS gametype to keep on going and going like some kind of rabbit or something and reach 200K in points.


Cool File, Bro

Gamerpoints: 5
Recommended a file to someone.

Go into the File Browser from the start menu and go down to either most recommended or most download.  You will have the choice of screens or movies and so forth.  Select one and then hit X to bring up the file options.  Choose “Recommend to friends” and there’s another achievement down.




  • Spartan117B - May 7, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    The Objective to "If They Came To Hear Me Beg" is to hit the ground and immediatly assassinate the elite on Normal Or Harder on The POA
  • maximas - February 8, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    does anyone know how to get a "Bulltrue medal"?
  • skytag - December 30, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    Just so people know, the If You Came To Hear Me Beg achievement isn't so much difficult as it is tricky. Not all assassinations will unlock the achievement. You have to be the right distance behind the Elite and press your melee button at the exact right moment. The distance is critical because if you're too far back your melee triggers a lunge, and the lunge invalidates the fatality of the fall, not the assassination, so no achievement. Timing is critical because you're moving so fast. If you're getting assassinations but they aren't unlocking the achievement, try going just a tad farther out to get a little closer to him, and try pressing the melee button just a bit earlier. You can use either weapon, and it doesn't matter where he's standing. The reason some people find it easy and others nearly impossible is different people do it slightly differently, so it works for some and not others. It's not because of skill. You could jump off that cliff for an hour, assassinating the Elite every time and still not unlock the achievement if you aren't doing it exactly the way the game wants you to do it.
  • FATANDAHALF - October 12, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    everyone is saying that "If you came to hear me beg" is hard it only took me like 3 or 4 trys it really isnt hard
  • slay3r0fm3n555 - October 10, 2010 7:44 p.m.

    TCTHMB was actually very easy... and by easy i mean i got my epic friend to do it xD
  • AeonOptic - October 10, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    Banshees, fast and low is incredibly frustrating. I EMP the damn thing then it won't allow me to jack it.
  • louiscox - October 3, 2010 11:26 p.m.

    Fu**k TCTHMB, A Monument to all your Sins is becoming a right bas***d to get! its the only one im struggling to get out of the three i have left ¬_¬
  • rv - October 2, 2010 9:23 a.m.

    For all the people who are having trouble with the if you come to hear me beg achievement, make sure ur using the pistol otherwise it wont work
  • NightlordKrusnik - September 28, 2010 2:44 a.m.

    And one more thing, between levels 6 and 7 i fall from freaking HIGH ORBIT and manage to survive with about half health, and yet falling about 100 feet or so causes me to off myself in spectacularly horrible fashion when i miss the damn elite
  • NightlordKrusnik - September 28, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    "Turn off Sprint".... Now i know why it took me 127 tries before i got that damn 'If They Came To Hear Me Beg' f****r
  • ViolentLee - September 27, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    The trick to Your Heresy Will Stay Your Feet is to get to wear he's waiting at the bottom of the stairs and hit him with the n00b combo (charged plasma pistol to knock out his shield, then another weapon to take him out while he's defenseless). That way, he can't dodge your shots, and you're not close enough to get hit by his sword.
  • marty90 - September 27, 2010 5:14 p.m.

    @Korvak you my friend are a genius did it alone within 20 mins, easiest thing in the world. much appreciated
  • Korvak - September 27, 2010 3:36 p.m.

    For the 1 Mill Firefight achievement, it only took me and 2 friends 13 min to get. I have the file share saved to my gamertag (which is Korvak)if anyone is interested.
  • beezn - September 26, 2010 12:25 p.m.

    stupid cliff jumping pain in the ass.
  • TeslaVonMagnus - September 25, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    The "If They Came to Hear Me Beg" achievement was made to sound MUCH easier than it really is. I've been trying for and hour and a half and I've still not gotten it. I've landed on the Elite's head and survived, I've simply melee killed it and survived, I've melee killed it and died also, and I've missed more times than I can count. Basically everything but an assassination. :/
  • Thuperman - September 25, 2010 5:52 p.m.

    GR should do more achievement guides, now i only need two more for reach and it will be a pretty long timre for me to get to Lt. colonel
  • Axcleblade - September 25, 2010 5:23 p.m.

    SPAAAAAAAAAAAM EVERYWHERE! Anyway, I actually didn't have too much trouble with "If They Came to Hear me Beg." When I got to that point on my first playthrough, I saw that Elite and knew he was the target for that acheivement. I missed my first jump, but got him on my second.
  • Zeb364 - September 25, 2010 8:57 a.m.

    I agree that the "If They Came To Hear Me Beg" achievement can be a massive bitch. I tried for awhile and just said screw it, I'll get it later.
  • dontshootthereviewer - September 25, 2010 5:14 a.m.

    For getting your rank up for the achievements you can mess around on forge and get a decent amount of points.
  • batman5273 - September 25, 2010 3:45 a.m.

    I also have a couple corrections For "keep it clean" you do have to kill the 7 ostriches, but if you die, the counter resets. for "score attack" you do not have to do it in score attack by yourself. I personally helped Brett Elston get this one in Firefight matchmaking. You want to get a team of 4 and select "rocket fight" on "Corvette." The score is accumulative and you do not run out of lives, but you do get a penalty for dying. We easily got 18k with our team.

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