Halo: Reach Achievement Guide

I Need a Weapon

Gamerpoints: 10
Completed the 4th mission on Normal or harder.

Simply complete the 4th mission on any difficulty higher than easy.


Into The Howling Dark

Gamerpoints: 10
Completed the 7th mission on Normal or harder.

Simply complete the 7th mission on any difficulty higher than easy.


I See You Favor a .45

Gamerpoints: 10
Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the M6G pistol.

Since you start the game with the pistol and it shows up only once in awhile afterwards, you may want to nab this achievement during the second mission when you first meet the Covenant.  You can also grab it quite easily in firefight mode if that’s your thing. Like the DMR-you can also get this in Firefight by using the GRCHEEVOS gametype and equipping the NINJA load out.


Keep It Clean

Gamerpoints: 5
Killed 7 Moa during the 2nd mission of the Campaign.

During this mission you will come across many Ostrich type birds that go running by.  Gun them down when you see them. There will be two or three groups of them in case you missed some earlier on.  Once 7 of the birds have been shot, collect your reward.


Knife to a Gunfight

Gamerpoints: 5
As an Elite, killed 5 Spartan players in Matchmaking.

When playing Invasion mode, you will switch back and forth between the UNSC and Elites.  When you are the Elites, you just need to kill 5 of those pesky Spartans to get this achievement.


Lemme Upgrade Ya

Gamerpoints: 10
Advance any Commendation to its Silver state.

When you are on the Main Menu screen, go over to your tag and press A.  Choose your Service Record and then choose commendations.  Here you will see all the ones that you have earned.  The commendations start at Iron and work their way up.  You need to get one of them through Iron, then Bronze, then to Silver.  Which one is easiest is obviously up to the individual and the Matchmaking and Firefight need to be done while online.


Lucky Me

Gamerpoints: 25
Earned a Triple Kill while Jetpacking in Campaign, Firefight or Matchmaking.

One of the easiest places for this achievement is at the Rally Point Alpha on Exodus.  When you grab the jetpack and hop across the platforms with the Bullfrogs, you will encounter a wave of grunts.  Simply launch into the air and toss a grenade down on their heads.  Keep in mind that you need to be airborne and need to have juice in the jetpack.  Freefalling from a jetpack launch won’t nab you this. Since it is right at a load point, if you don’t get it at first, it’s easy to reload to get to.  This can also be garnered quite easily through firefight mode using the GRCHEEVOS gametype. Use the same technique as you would during the campaign, but you’ll have more targets to explode.


Make it Drizzle

Gamerpoints: 10
Purchased an item from the Armory.

This is one of the easiest achievements to get right off the bat.  Enter the Armory from the menu and you will be able to purchase the UA on the Mark V [B] Helmet for 750 Credits.  Once you confirm your purchase, it will give you your goods and 10 extra points.


Make it Rain

Gamerpoints: 10
Purchase an item from the Armory that requires the rank of Lt. Colonel.

To reach Lt. Colonel, you need to garner yourself 450K credits.  It can take while to get there, but eventually you’ll reach it.  No short cuts for this one. Once you reach it, you will have met the requirement for certain items in the Armory.  Purchase one of those items and the 10 points is yours.


One Down, 51 to Go

Gamerpoints: 10
Completed a Weekly Challenge.

The weekly challenge will be listed under the daily challenges.  While they will of course take longer to complete than the daily challenges, you do have an entire week to complete them.




  • 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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