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[Locked] Grunt Mech slayer issue

OP ZOLLINGER11B

343,
I have been playing Halo 5 guardians since the day it came out. I have unlocked most everything except a few in game accommodations. One in particular has me very confused; the grunt mech slayer accommodation. All of my friends and I (who play together regularly) are all stuck in the same place; level 2/3 on 2/5. We all have killed multiple Grunt Mech slayers.
What is the fix?
You have to make sure you get the killing shot on it. When that happens, you'll get the boss kill medal and a grunt kill medal.
I have received many of them in game. No credit was applied to service record.
If you do not get the final shot on it (red X in your reticle) it will not count.
There is a glitch where sometimes it will show that you got the kill in the postgame stats, but the number won't go up. It's only something that I've experienced every once in a while though. You are at level 2 though so it is counting some of your kills, but it's just one of those things where it will take a while to complete. I only finished mine a couple months ago.
I've managed exactly one Grunt Slayer kill. I'm satisfied with that.

That aside, sounds like a glitch--maybe check for a patch, ask tech support or Ske7ch, or failing that just keep at it.
same ive killed grunt mechs up the wazoo but again i dont get the kill shot so.
So, are these official answers or just best guesses? Not trying to sound like an a hole, but was looking for more of an official answer from 343. No offense
I can confirm that you need the red X to show up. It's the same as every other enemy for that set of commendations.
All I ever get is the take down, but not the Kill.
So, are these official answers or just best guesses? Not trying to sound like an a hole, but was looking for more of an official answer from 343. No offense
The problem is that 343 doesn't pay much attention to the Waypoint forums compared to Twitter and Reddit, so it's hard to get an "official answer" on here. I hope that changes someday...
It's just like the Warden Slayer commendation, you need to be the one to get that last kill shot in. It's harder to complete since you can't assassinate it like the Warden. Best bet is to time your shots when its health is low, like pausing briefly to let teammates whittle down the Mech's health to that last sliver. Also suggest being in a vehicle or having a power weapon handy, because loadouts aren't going to cut it.
The fix is to land the kill shot. Nothing more, nothing less. You'll get the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal for participating in killing the Grunt Mech, but unless you land the kill shot, you won't get credit towards the commendation. The only way I could see no one getting credit for the kill is if you let him suicide (I think only the upgraded Mechs and Mythics do this).
The fix is to land the kill shot. Nothing more, nothing less. You'll get the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal for participating in killing the Grunt Mech, but unless you land the kill shot, you won't get credit towards the commendation. The only way I could see no one getting credit for the kill is if you let him suicide (I think only the upgraded Mechs and Mythics do this).
So even if it says in the plain text on the left side of the screen that I killed him it doesnt count?
The fix is to land the kill shot. Nothing more, nothing less. You'll get the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal for participating in killing the Grunt Mech, but unless you land the kill shot, you won't get credit towards the commendation. The only way I could see no one getting credit for the kill is if you let him suicide (I think only the upgraded Mechs and Mythics do this).
So even if it says in the plain text on the left side of the screen that I killed him it doesnt count?
Correct. Unless you get a grunt kill medal (the only way to be 100% sure you got the Grunt Mech kill) along with the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal, it will not count towards the the Grunt Mech Slayer commendation.
The fix is to land the kill shot. Nothing more, nothing less. You'll get the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal for participating in killing the Grunt Mech, but unless you land the kill shot, you won't get credit towards the commendation. The only way I could see no one getting credit for the kill is if you let him suicide (I think only the upgraded Mechs and Mythics do this).
So even if it says in the plain text on the left side of the screen that I killed him it doesnt count?
Correct. Unless you get a grunt kill medal (the only way to be 100% sure you got the Grunt Mech kill) along with the Legendary/Mythic Takedown medal, it will not count towards the the Grunt Mech Slayer commendation.
oh ok thanx.