Ranger achievement in Halo 3


Score over 50,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the sixth mission.

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How to unlock the Ranger achievement

  • x2ix2i131,447
    02 Oct 2008 03 Oct 2008
    67 1 5
    You can get this by skill or by cheating a little.

    If your good enough you can do it on your own - the only problem is that when you die, you go back to the last checkpoint every time - or if you have a second controller, load the map up and have that controller stay back in case you need to respawn - if you both die then yes, you go back to the last checkpoint but if one dies then the other has a chance to respawn. It is up to you whether a friend takes control of player 2 or whether you just leave them idle.

    If you do load up a second controller with a human playing, try not to let them take all your kills - only let them get the odd few to help you advance. Killing larger vehicles and enemies such as scarabs really boost your score and you'll find yourself getting 20/30 thousand quite quickly.

    My setup was as follows in terms of multipliers and skulls:

    Normal Difficulty
    Free For All (Especially if more than one player)
    Catch Skulls (Every NPC carries two grenades and throws them often)
    Thunderstorm Skulls (Upgrades enemies to their stronger versions.)
    Fog Skulls (Your motion sensor disappears)

    Doing it inside the 2.00x time multiplier might help but with those skulls on and on normal I didn't find time to be an issue.

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    Hampshire Vegan^ I think I need to try this, I just spent an hour playing this level only to get 46k grrrr! Will add tough luck into the mix and try to die less (though I only died ~5 times).
    Posted by Hampshire Vegan on 16 Apr 12 at 12:06
    T0xikDubzJust finished in 53 minutes with 1 death and easily scored 101k. No second controller split-screen BS. I tried that on an early level and immediately switched to the 4 skulls on normal setup mainly because I hate split-screen with a passion. I have been way over the required amount of points on every single level. You just need to go for the vehicle kills on the 50k missions and advance steadily but keep advancing on the 15ks making as many headshots, double/triple kills, nade sticks, and melee beatdowns as possible. On Normal difficulty this is very easy to do. Just make sure you know the mission so your not wasting time trying to figure out where to go...there are a few spots in the game that can be a bit confusing.
    Posted by T0xikDubz on 12 Sep 12 at 16:20
    Draxler Knight7i was doing this in 4 coop and we get over 78k but no cheevo! anybody knows why?
    Posted by Draxler Knight7 on 28 Feb 14 at 23:42
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  • GrandwickyGrandwicky570,987
    02 Apr 2010 03 Apr 2010
    34 4 0
    PLEASE NOTE: The achievement only counts for individual scores so if you are in a team and get over 50,000 points then it will NOT count unless you score over 50,000 individually.

    Either do the above solution with a second controller. Or do it the way I did this, I went through the mission with one other person on Heroic with Fog, Thunderstorm, Tough Luck and Famine enabled.
  • VaseraxVaserax288,455
    28 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2014
    26 0 0
    I thought I would put out there what worked for me for both of the 50,000 score meta game achievements (The Ark and The Covenant). Bear in mind, this method is quite slow and grindy. However, time and deaths aren't really a factor and you should clear 60,000 -70,000 points with no problem.

    SKULLS: Tough Luck, Fog, Thunderstorm, and Mythic. These skulls give you a 6x scoring multiplier and are plenty for what you need. I added Cowbell, Grunt Birthday Party, and IWHBYD for fun.

    DIFFICULTY: Normal. The above skulls will give the game a feel closer to Heroic difficulty. You'll die here and there but the penalty will not really hurt your score.

    As I said, don't worry about rushing through the missions. They are very long and you probably wouldn't have gotten much of a time bonus anyway. Your goal is to kill/destroy everything. Headshots, multikills, and most of all enemy vehicles and turrets. Use a vehicle with firepower whenever you can. There is nothing wrong with grabbing a ghost and spamming it's gun at a wraith across the map. When in your Hornet, spam those rockets and clean up every Banshee in the air and AA gun on the ground from a distance. Also, when driving a Warthog remember that you get credit for your gunner's kills! Most important of all is to note that in either of these big missions you will get a Scorpion Tank to use. In the Ark mission this is clear but for the Covenant mission you could miss it if you rush. Right after clearing the third tower and getting ready to head to the double Scarab battle, there is a Warthog sitting out for you to take. Don't do it! Wait a few seconds and the UNSC will drop in a Scorpion too! Any opportunity to use a Tank, you take. Period.

    Don't worry if you don't seem to have enough points and you're deep into the mission. Both The Ark and The Covenant and heavily backloaded points wise. I was down 10,000 to 15,000 points going into Rally Point Bravo for each mission and easily hit 70,000 points for each mission in the end. Good luck!
  • Murder of BirdsMurder of Birds87,321
    15 Aug 2013 10 Sep 2013
    21 1 0
    For this achievement you'll need to earn at least 50,000 scoring points on the sixth mission of the Campaign, The Ark. This can be done solo or with a few buddies. (I got all mine solo and using the method below)

    First you'll need to enable either Free-For-All or cooperative scoring from the campaign options. Then select the following for quickest results:

    Normal Difficulty
    Catch Skull - (1.00 multiplier)
    Fog Skull - (1.00 Multiplier)
    Famine Skull - (1.00 Multiplier)

    So you'll be playing on Normal difficulty with enemies chucking nades alot, no Mini-Map, and ammo pick-ups are scarce. However, being on Normal difficulty will make this a cakewalk. And having these 3 skulls on will start your kill scoring at a x3 Multiplier, so as long as you finish the mission within a reasonable time, and die little-to-no times you'll have more than enough points to pop your achievement!
  • SnipeOut BoySnipeOut Boy111,165
    23 May 2012 20 May 2012
    16 4 0
    An important thing to note is that your score during the game includes your skull multipliers. So the only thing you will get at the end of the game in addition is the time bonus.

    So if you have lost a great deal of your time bonus, then don't continue to play the level thinking there is more bonuses at the end, because there is not.

    It is your style of play that determines the skulls you activate. My best advice is to play on Normal. The reasoning behind this is that where Legendary will net you points, you have a better chance of hitting the time bonus on Normal, and you can have more skulls on at once and it still will not be a big deal. Thus more bonus points.

    Start with three or four skulls on, and see how you do? If it is too hard, then start over and remove a skull.

    One the other hand, if you can net the required amount of points, then the time means nothing. On Tsavo Highway for instance, I hit the 15,000 points in game. So I just jumped in a ghost and skiddaddled to the end (running through the rest of the action), and got the achievement.

    And don't be afraid to die a few times, on Normal you don't lose that many points. Of course on Normal you shouldn't die all that much either. Time is the biggest bonus, try for that before you waste time lining up every headshot and multi-kill.

    Good Luck!
  • KBÇAKBÇA193,989
    18 Nov 2010 13 Apr 2011 06 Aug 2011
    18 6 0
    The easiest solution for me:

    - Use normal difficulty
    - Activate score
    - Free for all option
    - Turn on some skulls (Tough Luck, Fog, Famine)
    - Join with Second controller (this is the tip)

    The second control is only for when you die. When this happens you will respawn close to second player saving time instead at the last checkpoint. With this you will win bonus time multiplier.

    Thanks for RIPH Conclave (rest in peace)
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