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Spartan Assault Achievements Guide

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HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT ACHIEVEMENTS GUIDE

Alrighty, as we all know, Achievement Hunting is our "best friend" and could be a little difficult to search. Currently, there are 25 Achievements in this game, and I have a feeling there will be more DLC's in the coming months or so. In the meantime, since some achievements are difficult to find, I will provide below, tips, steps, etc. on how to obtain SA achievements, and will be constantly updating . First here are the "Easy-Breezy" achievements, along with the mission specific ones as well and work up to the hardest achievements:

Campaign/Mission Specific Achievements

OPERATION A -
  • Overrun - Complete Operation A
    HINT: Basically complete Operation A successfully

  • Escort Service - Keep All Wolverines Intact on Operation A-3.
    HINT:In this one, you have to keep all Wolverines, alive. My suggestion, take out the grunts mostly by going ahead, b/c they'll throw grenades like crazy. That includes the ones using the Shade Turrets.

    OPERATION B -
  • Switched On - Complete Operation B
    HINT: Basically complete Operation B successfully

  • Nowhere to Hide - Prevent all Jackals from regenerating their shield in Operation B-3
    HINT: Jackals in this game are a major pain in the rear, b/c their shields recharge pretty fast. My suggestion, stick to AR, Needler, and Plasmas, and once you see a Jackals, DON'T STOP SHOOTING UNTIL HE'S DOWN.

    OPERATION C -
  • Switched Off - Complete Operation C
    HINT: Basically complete Operation C successfully

  • Never Knew What Hit Them - Kill a convoy target with every stationary gun in Operation C-3
    HINT: This is pretty easy if you think about it. Just run straight up the map until you run into the border. Once your there, you should see the first turret, work your way down the map until you reach the last turret (the one your started from) and take out the final Wraith. Also, just a reminder, there are 4 turrets, so you have to kill a Wraith from each one.

    OPERATION D -
  • Evacuated - Complete Operation D
    HINT: Basically complete Operation D successfully

  • Brute Force - Finish the objectives using only the Brute Shot, melee and grenades in Operation D-1
    HINT: This is easy and hard at the same time, b/c all you have to do is blow through the gate and blow down a door, however, enemies are pretty rough on that mission. My Suggestion, the Brute Shot does happen to have low ammo, but use that ONLY to blow through the gate a doorway. The grenades, throw them like crazy, especially the plasmas. Now to obtain the Brute Shot, grenade the Brute, let him drop the weapon, then wait for the next two. Once your killed them, then proceed to the gate. Once you've passed the gate, run directly towards the check point and keep firing until it opens. If the Covies fire at your, toss grenades.

    OPERATION E -
  • Terminated - Complete Operation E
    HINT: Basically complete Operation E successfully

  • Foot Soldier - Finish the objective without using any vehicles/turrets in Operation E-4
    HINT: Now we all know the Plasma Pistol was annoying and weak in the Main Trilogy, however, this weapon is your "best friend" into obtaining this achievement. My Suggestion, get the plasma and for every vehicle your see, overcharge the plasma and knock out the Wraiths, Ghosts, turrets, etc. until they blow up. Once your out, kill a grunt and get another Plasma Pistol. As long as your have that Plasma Pistol as your secondary weapon, then you'll get this achievement without a problem.
  • Progression Achievements

    These are pretty much achievements you unlock as you play through the game constantly.

  • Recruit - Earn a star of any type in any Operation Mission.
    HINT: The easiest place to earn a star is Operation A-1.

  • Prodigy - Earn your First Gold star in any Operation Mission.
    HINT: The easiest place to earn this star is Operation A-1. My suggestion, throw grenades at a group of grunts, then fire at the incoming ones, until you receive the Killionare medal. Your score will skyrocket, since gold stars are awarded once your hit 35,000 points or more.

  • 117 - Earn ALL Gold Stars in ALL Operation Missions
    HINT: This is a pretty tough one, since there are some where obtaining gold is a little tough, but if you want to see how to obtain gold stars from each Operation Mission, please visit:
    Unofficial How To Obtain Gold Stars Thread - by HurryingCandy

  • Distinguished Service - Earn All medals in the game at least once.
    HINT: This is pretty easy, but you can obtain certain medals on certain Operation Missions. If you have a question about what medal to obtain, feel free to post and i can give you the exact location where its best to obtain it.

  • Weapon of Choice - Score a kill with every handheld weapon (excluding Rocket Launcher and Spartan Laser)
    HINT: Another easy achievement to get since most of the good weapons made a return. My suggestion, once you run out of ammo, change to a different weapon. Most likely you'll start with AR's, Pistols, SMG's, and Shotgun's. Once you run of ammo, you will run into a lot of Plasma Repeaters, Plasma Pistols, and Needlers. Focus Rifle and Brute Shot you'll get along the way.
    360/XB1 Owners: To obtain this achievement, you must score a kill with ALL the weapons.

  • Powered by Mjolnir - Use every ability at least once (excluding Overshield and Seeker Drone)
    HINT: This is another easy achievement to obtain, since you start with almost every single one. Here is the list of AA's in SA which you will see:
    --Sprint
    --Autosentry
    --Regeneration Field
    --Stun Blast
    --Active Camo
    --Hologram
    --Hardlight Shield
    --Overshield
    --Seeker Drone
    Once you have used all AA's, excluding OS and SD, then the achievement will unlock.
    360/XB1 Owners: To obtain this achievement, you must use ALL the Armor Abilities

  • Skull Combo - Complete any mission with the maximum number of Skulls active
    HINT: This achievement, as we known can be tough, depending on which two skulls you will be using on certain Operation Missions. The best place and skulls to use are Hollow and Black Eye, and the Mission is Operation 5-1. Once you play through that, you will not only unlock this one, but unlock the Vidmaster Challenge as well. To go in depth on achieving this and the Vidmaster achievement, refer down below to Vidmaster Achievements.

  • Extra Credit - Complete 75 challenges
    HINT: The best way to obtain this achievement is to complete ALL mission specific challenges. Once you do this will unlock the achievement along with Pension Plan Achievement.

  • Pension Plan - Earn 25000 Spartan Points throughout your career
    HINT: Similar to Extra Credit, since you need to complete 75 challenges, you will most likely unlock this one.

    ****ALSO for those who play this game and have obtained Achievements:
    --Recruit
    --Prodigy
    --Powered by MJOLNIR
    and are interested in obtain the Halo Spartan Assault Bonus Content for Halo 4, please refer to this guide:

    Halo 4 Champion Bundle/Spartan Assault Bonus Content Guide

    The guide will give you steps on how to get the bonus content, including the stance, which i currently have.
  • DLC Achievements

    Well, here are the DLC achievements for Halo Spartan Assault, and wouldn't be surprised if there are more along the way. I will keep updating this one mostly.

    OPERATION F -

  • Archeology - Complete Operation F
    HINT: Basically complete Operation F

  • Silvertip - Destroy all Mega Turrets with the Grizzly tank in Operation F, Mission 2
    HINT: Pretty Similar to the Wolverines Achievement, so you have to proceed cautiously and slowly, b/c Covies will be throwing plasma grenades like no tomorrow. My suggestion and gonna repeat, proceed slowly and cautiously. If you do that, then you will have no problem obtaining the achievement.

  • Tour of Duty - Earn ALL gold stars in Operation F
    HINT: Like before, please visit:
    Unofficial How To Obtain Gold Stars Thread - by HurryingCandy

  • A for Effort - Complete all Operation F mission challenges
    HINT: This achievement is pretty easy, since all you have to do is read each mission specific challenge.

    Xbox 360/Xbox ONE Achievements

    Well, it has been announced that new achievements will appear in the Xbox 360/Xbox ONE version, so here is the list of new achievements. They will be updated as soon as I get a hold of a copy.

    OPERATION ? -

  • Flooded - Complete ALL Co-Op Missions.
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • Overachiever - Earn ALL Co-Op Medals as least once.
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • Dynamic Duo - Earn ALL Gold stars in ALL Co-Op Missions.
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • Extermination - Kill 10,000 Enemies in Co-Op.
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • The Company of Strangers - Complete a co-op mission with at least 5 different players.
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • The Enemy of my Friend* - Get a higher individual score than your partner on all co-op missions
    HINT: COMING SOON

  • Immune* - Finish a co-op mission without becoming infected
    HINT: COMING SOON

    *Achievements that are available EXCLUSIVELY for the XBOX ONE.
  • Vidmaster Achievments

    Well, Spartans.....our "enemy" of Halo 3 and ODST has returned and currently contains 2 achievements (i wouldn't be surprised if there are more and if there is, I'll be on the lookout if bonus contents for Halo 4 appear). Anyhow, these achievements are a drag, but are considerably easier than before.

  • Vidmaster Challenge - Complete Operation 5, Mission 1 with the Hollow and Black Eye Skulls active
    HINT: This will unlock Skull Combo as well, if you did this mission. Now to obtain this achievement, you have to have the following equipment.
    --Assault Rifle, SMG, or Plasma Repeater
    --Rocket Launcher (Best friend b/c you'll be taking out Cloaked Elites and Chieftains)
    --Overshield (This also pays off since you have Black Skull activated.)
    --Damage Boost (This will assist you when taking out the Cloaked Elites and Chieftains).
    To go through the mission, slowly make your way up the map and fighting off a lot of Grunts that throw plasma grenades constantly, and the charging Elites with Energy Swords. Once you hit the second turret, you will run into 2 Wraiths and 1 Ghost, drop your Primary Weapon, and pick up a Plasma Pistol. Disable the first Wraith, and hijack it and destroy both the other Wraith and the Ghost. Once you do so, fire continuously at the enemies using the Cannon knocking out enemies in the back. Keep doing it for 30 seconds, then exit the Wraith and head for Parg Vol's (or Merg Vol's) ship. Just one thing to keep in mind, since you have Overshield, activate it once you hear the "beeping", and will raise your shields. While your doing that, use the Rocket Launcher and fire at the Elites and Chieftain. DO NOT HOLD DOWN THE RIGHT CLICK BUTTON, it will fire so fast, you will run out of ammo. Hold it for 3 seconds, let 3 or 4 rockets fire and wait till the next one shows up. Basically, let them come towards and then fire at them. It'll be like they never knew what hit them. Once you've taken out the second chieftain and the last 2 cloaked elites, the mission will complete and the achievement will be unlocked.

  • Vidmaster Challenge 2.0 - Complete Operation F, Mission 4 with the Blind and Thunderstorm Skulls active
    HINT: Like the last one, have the same exact equipment set up. For now, I will give you a hint on the skulls:
    Blind, it seems to be much easier in this one, since its activation is similar to Cloud Skull. The items that will not appear when the skull is activated are the:
    --Ammo
    --Health/Shields (Overshield and/or Regeneration Field will be useful)
    --Map
    --AA (Overshield and/or Regeneration Field will be useful)
    Thunderstorm, biggest pain in the rear, b/c it increases the enemies class and armor, which could mean higher defenses. For this, you need Damage Boost. It'll knock em' the hell out pretty fast, and also, make sure you stay low and take cover. It will take a while for you to complete this achievement, just by using Thunderstorm. Now to obtain this, there's only one important thing, STAY BACK FROM CLOAKED ELITES. Let your marines move up first as bait, that way it will be easier to spot them, and their are quite a few of them, so using marines will pay off. As for Drones/Buggers, use the AR, b/c there are a pain to take down since Thunderstorm is activated. Just keep repeating this method on using Marines as bait until you destroy all three locks. Once you head for the gate and defeat all enemies, you should have no problem getting this achievement.
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    --Overshield (requires Credits)
    --Seeker Drone (requires Credits)
    Since the TU you can get all the AAs/Powerups/Weapons with exp.
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    --Overshield (requires Credits)
    --Seeker Drone (requires Credits)
    Since the TU you can get all the AAs/Powerups/Weapons with exp.
    Okay. Thanks for letting me know, :)
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    --Overshield (requires Credits)
    --Seeker Drone (requires Credits)
    Since the TU you can get all the AAs/Powerups/Weapons with exp.
    Okay. Thanks for letting me know, :)
    Alright, no problem.
    Thanks for the guide! Those vidmasters are going to be a pain in the rear, but your tips are very helpful so now they'er not going to be as bad. :D
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    Thanks for the guide! Those vidmasters are going to be a pain in the rear, but your tips are very helpful so now they'er not going to be as bad. :D
    I agree, the Vidmaster Challenge 2.0, i think is very challenging, but the AA's/Equipment i mentioned did pay off, just gotta watch out and take cover more often.
    Silvertip is easy; I expect that most players will get this one without even trying. It's not difficult at all to keep your Grizzly alive for the entire mission.

    Vidmaster Challenge 2.0 was a lot easier than the first. You can use the Active Camo AA that you have at spawn to run past all of the camo Elites and Drones while your marines distract them. Just make sure that you grab the grenades from the grenade boxes.
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    Silvertip is easy; I expect that most players will get this one without even trying. It's not difficult at all to keep your Grizzly alive for the entire mission.

    Vidmaster Challenge 2.0 was a lot easier than the first. You can use the Active Camo AA that you have at spawn to run past all of the camo Elites and Drones while your marines distract them. Just make sure that you grab the grenades from the grenade boxes.
    Sorry for the late reply. I'll update the posts, and indeed, Silvertip is pretty much easy. Its seems similar to Keeping the Wolverines alive.
    Woot! Just need to get 29 more challenges and I'll have the all the achievos!
    UPDATE: I added a hint for Silvertip. I will update the Vidmaster 2.0 later today.
    Here is a much easier method of obtaining the first Vidmaster Achievement. It's what I did and is a lot easier on the XP wallet.
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    Here is a much easier method of obtaining the first Vidmaster Achievement. It's what I did and is a lot easier on the XP wallet.
    Just took a look at it. I'm gonna try that strategy and if it works, i'll put it up. Thanks for the video. :)
    my apologies if this has already been covered but with regards to the 117 achievement, complete all chapters with a gold star, Will this pop when you complete A-E or does it now include 'F' ??
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    my apologies if this has already been covered but with regards to the 117 achievement, complete all chapters with a gold star, Will this pop when you complete A-E or does it now include 'F' ??
    I'm not sure. I'm gonna check it out.
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    my apologies if this has already been covered but with regards to the 117 achievement, complete all chapters with a gold star, Will this pop when you complete A-E or does it now include 'F' ??
    I'm not sure. I'm gonna check it out.
    Any luck?

    I've almost completed gold on E so I'll hopefully find out in the next few days...

    It should 'pop' as F has its own achievement for completing gold...
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    my apologies if this has already been covered but with regards to the 117 achievement, complete all chapters with a gold star, Will this pop when you complete A-E or does it now include 'F' ??
    I'm not sure. I'm gonna check it out.
    Any luck?

    I've almost completed gold on E so I'll hopefully find out in the next few days...

    It should 'pop' as F has its own achievement for completing gold...
    117 Is A to E. The F gold stars don't count towards it.
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    my apologies if this has already been covered but with regards to the 117 achievement, complete all chapters with a gold star, Will this pop when you complete A-E or does it now include 'F' ??
    I'm not sure. I'm gonna check it out.
    Any luck?

    I've almost completed gold on E so I'll hopefully find out in the next few days...

    It should 'pop' as F has its own achievement for completing gold...
    What Candy said. I didn't know cuz i still haven't unlocked the achievement, :P. I had suspected 117 achievement would be the same.

    BTW, thanks Candy. I'm gonna leave a note on the main posts about that.
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