Halo 5 Achievements Guide

27 October 2015
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Halo 5 Achievements Guide

The Halo 5 achievements guide lists every achievement for this Xbox One first-person shooter game and tells you how to get and unlock them.

In the Halo 5 achievement guide we’ll show there are 65 Achievements (0 Secret Achievements) with a total of 1,000 Gamerscore points to earn in the Xbox One title.

Index of Halo 5 Guides:

Halo 5 Achievements Guide

1. Your Team is Your Weapon (10G) — Commanded your team of Spartans in Osiris.

2. Your Style (10G) — Changed your Spartan’s gear in the Spartan Hub.
3. Raise Your Banner (10G) — Changed your Emblem in the Spartan Hub.
4. Make Your Mark (10G) — Changed your Service Tag in the Spartan Hub.
5. Gamemaster (10G) — Created and saved a Custom Game.

Go to your Spartan Hub by pressing the “menu” button. From there change something under your spartan’s appearance for the “Your Style” achievement. Now switch to the “Spartan ID” tab, and change your emblem to unlock the “Raise Your Banner” achievement. Scroll down and change you Service ID to unlock “Make Your Mark”. Go back to the main menu, select “Custom” under the multiplayer menu. Select any premade mode, press “Y”, give it a name and save it to unlock “Gamemaster”.

6. Benchwarmer (10G) — Spectated a game.

7. Cry Havoc (10G) — Completed 3 matchmade games of Warzone.

8. Bringing in the Big Guns (10G) — Called in a REQ that costs 5 Energy or more.

9. Go for the Gold (10G) — Opened a Gold REQ Pack.

10. Warlord (20G) — Won a match on all three original Warzone maps.

11. Castle Crasher (20G) — Completed 5 matchmade games of Strongholds.

12. Off to the Races (20G) — Completed 5 matchmade games of Breakout.

13. Flag Monger (20G) — Completed 5 matchmade games of Capture the Flag.

14. Spartan Decimation (20G) — Completed 5 matchmade games of Slayer.

15. Into the Fire (10G) — Completed Mission 1.

16. Argent Moon (10G) — Completed Mission 2.

17. Glasslands (10G) — Completed Mission 3.

18. Roots of the Earth (10G) — Completed Mission 4.

19. Stolen Gauntlet (10G) — Completed Mission 5.

20. Escape (10G) — Completed Mission 6.

21. Together Again (10G) — Completed Mission 7.

22. Swords (10G) — Completed Mission 8.

23. Old Bones (10G) — Completed Mission 9.

24. Breakthrough (10G) — Completed Mission 10.

25. Stormbound (10G) — Completed Mission 11.

26. Civil War (10G) — Completed Mission 12.

27. Reclamation (10G) — Completed Mission 13.

28. A New Dawn (10G) — Completed Mission 14.

29. Sentinels (10G) — Completed Mission 15.

30. Gravedigger (10G) — Found and claimed a Skull.

31. Legacy (10G) — Completed every Mission of the game on Normal difficulty.

32. Heroes Rise (40G) — Completed every Mission of the game on Heroic difficulty.

33. Forging a Legend (60G) — Completed every Mission of the game on Legendary difficulty.

34. Conspiracy Theory (10G) — Found and claimed one piece of Intel.

35. Top of the Food Chain (30G) — Killed a Legendary Boss in Warzone.

36. Hunt the Truth (40G) — Found and claimed all Intel.

Tip: Find all 117 Mission Intel using our “Halo 5 Mission Intel Locations Guide“.

37. Fire Drill (10G) — Finished Evacuation within 18:00 without dying on Heroic difficulty.

38. Gravelord (40G) — Found and claimed all Skulls.

Tip: Find all 13 Skulls using our “Halo 5 Skulls Locations Guide“.

39. Enemy of my Enemy (10G) — Helped the Elite General charge the hill in Osiris on Heroic difficulty.

Location: In Mission 1: Osiris; Difficulty: Heroic (Co-op Recommended).

Near the end of the level you’ll enter a large uphill battle area where covenant and Promethean are fighting. At the bottom of the hill you’ll notice a gold armored Elite and you’ll need to make sure he stays alive so that he can reach the top of the hill once all the Promethean are killed. You’ll want to make sure you are prepared by picking up the Light Rifle and Suppressor or Carbine in the previous areas. From the start of this battle you’ll want to run up the right hand side killing Prometheans while scanning the battlefield for potential threats that might come in contact with the Elite. The Elite likes to rush forward, so feel free to have someone in your co-op group keep him busy by getting his attention and dodging his bullets. If you’re doing this solo, tell your team to run as far up the hill as possible. If they stay behind they will shoot and kill the Elite. Near the top flank from the right and kill the turrets. Once at the top of the hill the Elite will join your team, but the achievement will not unlock until all other enemies are alive! Reload the checkpoint if he dies or there is any other problems.Mission 1 – Osiris
Difficulty: Heroic (Co-op Recommended)

Near the end of the level you’ll enter a large uphill battle area where covenant and Promethean are fighting. At the bottom of the hill you’ll notice a gold armored Elite and you’ll need to make sure he stays alive so that he can reach the top of the hill once all the Promethean are killed. You’ll want to make sure you are prepared by picking up the Light Rifle and Suppressor or Carbine in the previous areas. From the start of this battle you’ll want to run up the right hand side killing prometheans while scanning the battlefield for potential threats that might come in contact with the Elite. The Elite likes to rush forward, so feel free to have someone in your co-op group keep him busy by getting his attention and dodging his bullets. If you’re doing this solo, tell your team to run as far up the hill as possible. If they stay behind they will shoot and kill the Elite. Near the top flank from the right and kill the turrets. Once at the top of the hill the Elite will join your team, but the achievement will not unlock until all other enemies are alive! Reload the checkpoint if he dies or there is any other problems.

40. I Thought I’d Lost You (10G) — Escaped the Hunters in the lab and fought them in the hangar in Blue Team.

Location: In Mission 2: Blue Team; Difficulty: Easy (Co-op).

Continue playing the level until you reach the two hunters in the laboratory, instead of killing them use the pipes to sneak to the back of the room. Open the hatch and jump down. Now proceed through the level until the very end and after killing the 2 hunters, an additional two hunters will spawn (from the area before). As soon as the 2nd pair of hunters spawn the achievement will unlock.

41. On My Mark (10G) — Simultaneously assassinated two Elites in Blue Team co-op.

Location: In Mission 2: Blue Team; Difficulty: Easy (Co-op). Note that it is riskier to execute the assassination move on the Elites on the higher difficulty levels.

As you enter the first room with enemies near the beginning of the level, sneak to the left, assassinate the Grunt, and jump up to the vent with your partner. Inside the vent, one person takes the right turn, and one person continues straight. Each person can drop down the vents and onto an Elite. Once in position in the vents, together, countdown so you both assassinate your Elites at the same time. To assassinate an Elite, you must stealthily hit them from behind and hold the melee button. If both players assassinate their Elites at the same time the achievement will unlock. If not, reload last checkpoint and try again.

42. Going the Distance (10G) — Completed Glassed without entering a vehicle.
43. Shoot from the Hip (10G) — Completed Glassed without any players using Smart-Link.

Location: In Mission 3: Glassed; Difficulty: Easy, without activating any difficulty Skulls.

This video guide gives voice-over tips explaining how to best complete the mission without any players using Smart-Link & without entering a vehicle.

44. Waiting on You (10G) — Killed an enemy that’s had its armor repaired in Unconfirmed.

45. Maverick (10G) — Teamed up in a vehicle to kill 30 enemies in Unconfirmed co-op.

Location: In Mission 5: Unconfirmed; Difficulty: Easy (Co-op).

A good way through the level you’ll make your way into a drilling facility underground. Once there, you can find two gungooses on a large square platform, and you’ll need at least two people to jump on one. The driver also has a cannon on the front, and the backseat passenger should try using a shotgun if possible and throwing lots of grenades before the gungoose. Once you get a total of 30 kills between your entire group in the vehicles, the achievement will unlock, and it should only take a minute or two to get enough kills.

46. Savior (10G) — Kept 6 miners alive at the elevator in Evacuation on Heroic difficulty.

47. Take a Hike (10G) — Traversed the canyon without a Phaeton in Reunion on Heroic difficulty.

48. No Witnesses (10G) — Destroyed the Phantom at the Covenant camp in Reunion on Heroic difficulty.

49. No Knock Raid (10G) — Destroyed 10 walls or floors in Swords of Sanghelios.

Location: In Mission 8: Swords of Sanghelios; Difficulty: Easy.

Timeline for all wall & floor locations:
• [0:07] – Breakable Object 1
• [0:37] – Breakable Object 2
• [0:49] – Breakable Object 3
• [0:56] – Breakable Object 4
• [1:07] – Breakable Object 5
• [1:22] – Breakable Object 6
• [1:33] – Breakable Object 7
• [2:03] – Breakable Object 8
• [2:16] – Breakable Object 9
• [2:28] – Breakable Object 10

50. Preying Mantis (10G) — Completed Swords of Sanghelios co-op with both Mantises on Heroic difficulty.

51. Kraken Lackin’ (10G) — Completed Enemy Lines without destroying a Kraken turret.
52. Emergency Boarding Procedures (10G) — Escaped the doomed Kraken by jumping onto a Phaeton piloted by a Spartan.

This video guide gives voice-over tips explaining how to best complete the Kraken & Emergency Boarding tasks.

53. Death from Above (10G) — Killed a Grunt and smashed a grate with a Ground Pound in Battle of Sunaion.

Tip: How to perform a Ground Pound Move: If you hold the melee button in the middle of the air (to charge the move) a circle will appear on the ground and a quarter of a second later the center circle will turn white and a beeping sound indicates you can fly down to the ground (where you’re aiming/looking) for maximum damage on nearby enemies.

This video guide gives voice-over tips explaining where to best do the Ground Pound in Mission 12: The Battle of Sunaion.

54. Worms Don’t Surf (10G) — Knocked two Hunters into the ocean during the Battle of Sunaion.

This video guide gives voice-over tips explaining where to best do this in Mission 12: The Battle of Sunaion.

55. Tank Still Beats Everything (10G) — Finished the 13th mission without losing the Scorpion on Legendary difficulty.

56. Rolling Thunder (10G) — Operated four different vehicles at once in Mission 13 on Heroic difficulty.

This video guide gives voice-over tips explaining where to get the vehicles in Mission 13: Genesis.

57. Harbinger (10G) — Completed The Breaking on Legendary difficulty without the entire fireteam dying.

58. Prison Break (10G) — Simultaneously killed two Wardens in The Breaking on Heroic difficulty.

Location: In Mission 14: The Breaking; Difficulty: Heroic (Co-op Highly Recommended).

After progressing through the mission you’ll end up in an area where 3 Warden Eternals spawns. Before hand make sure your entire team is well suited up with Binary Rifles & Incineration Cannons. If you’re attempting this solo, you’ll want to command the AI to pick these weapons up off the ground.

Once inside the area kill 1 of the wardens without damaging the other. Now run circles around the outside to trigger a checkpoint. Now coordinate the other 2 wardens to die at the same time by communicating the amount of damage being done with incineration cannons by seeing how many times you “stagger” the wardens. Try to have both wardens at the same stages of damage at all times. If on solo, command the AI to kill one of the wardens, and immediately kill yours as theirs goes down. If in co-op (recommended) just communicate and coordinate your shots to make sure they both go down at the same time. If yours dies first, quickly switch the the Binary Rifle and try to damage the other as quickly as possible. Both wardens must be in their death animation at the same time for the achievement to unlock. Quickly reload the checkpoint if you fail, and don’t forget that you can save the checkpoint just in case you trigger the next one!

59. Icy Cool (10G) — Used a Ground Pound on an exterior power core in Guardians on Heroic difficulty.
60. Double Stuff (10G) — Simultaneously destroyed 2 cores in Guardians on Heroic difficulty.

Location for both Achievements: In Mission 15: Guardians; Difficulty: Heroic (May unlock on Easy).

Once you reach the energy cores, clear out the enemies, and work your way up to the left side to find another energy core at the top of the hill. Once ready, climb the tall rock nearby and ground the energy core (jump and hold melee). It should be destroyed with a single hit if done correctly.

Partway through the level you will reach a section where you must destroy many energy cores which are large blue balls with moving rings around them. You must destroy two within a 5 second window, and it is recommended that you do it using the first one you encounter and the next one up the hill to the left of that one. Kill all of the nearby enemies, and damage them until they are red. Now split up your team into 2 groups, and coordinate them to be destroyed at the same time. If you are in co-op, just time in, but if you are doing it solo, command the AI to destroy the core and immediately destroy the yours as the other one is destroyed. If you fail, reload the checkpoint.

61. Lone Wolf (100G) — Completed every Mission of the game by yourself on Legendary difficulty.

62. One for All (10G) — Completed any co-op Mission on Heroic difficulty.

63. All for One (40G) — Completed every co-op Mission on Heroic difficulty.

64. My Rules (20G) — Completed any Mission with 3+ Skulls active on Heroic difficulty.

Location: Easily done on Mission 4: Meridian Station, Mission 9: Alliance or Mission 11: Before the Storm. All 3 of these missions are “set-up” missions and involve no enemies, and can be completed in minutes.

Select any 3 skulls on Heroic and quickly run through the levels talking to the appropriate characters for the mission to end.

65. Valor Recognized (20G) — Qualified for a Competitive Skill Rating.

Special thanks to Microsoft Studios & Maka for the list, tips & guide videos.

Please comment if you have any Halo 5 achievement unlock tips of your own. Kudos will be given. – Thanks for visiting!

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