Cavalier achievement in Halo 3

Cavalier

Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the third mission.

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How to unlock the Cavalier achievement

  • Mikasa299Mikasa29959,430
    06 Oct 2007 17 Mar 2009
    70 6 5
    This is a pretty easy achievement. For starters, play only by yourself. Play on the Normal difficulty, and put these skulls on: Mythic, Thunderstorm, Catch, Fog. These practically make sure that even if you don't reach 15,000 in-game, the multipliers ensure you get it. Make sure campaign scoring is on.

    Now, once you're playing. You want to play in a certain way. If you're driving a warthog, make sure a marine is in your turret. The points for any kill your Marine gets goes to you. Also, try to make specialty kills. These are needler kills, sticks, headshots, anything that's above your average kill. These give you extra points. Go for vehicle kills. They give you a lot of points. Try not to die a lot.

    Follow these points and you'll get the achievement guaranteed.

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    yossarianojust a small but important correction, the skulls act as multipliers against each kill, not as stated above where they come into play at the end tally. It is just the time bonus multiplier which is applied against your final score.
    Posted by yossariano on 08 Jan 13 at 12:15
    EthigyUsed the same three skulls (Tough Luck, Famine, Fog) for every mission and it worked great.
    Posted by Ethigy on 10 Dec 17 at 00:24
    Lazy with StyleTough Luck, Catch, Fog, Famine and Thunderstorm on normal difficulty. Time plays no role, finished in slightly less than an hour, took my time hijacking wraiths and got 29,500 points without time multiplier. More would have been possible if I killed my allies who steal kills of course. Died 4-5 times. Lost Xbox Live connection so its possible to get these achievements offline.
    Posted by Lazy with Style on 30 Oct 21 at 23:51
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  • Andean007Andean00758,624
    06 Jan 2011 06 Jan 2011
    36 3 0
    I found that playing on Normal, with a second controller as a re-spawner (they will continue to advance as you reach checkpoints), and putting on Tough Luck, Famine, Fog, and Thunderstorm gave a beneficial 6.5x multiplier. This method can be used for practically any level of the game.

    Now, level specifics. Drive the warthogs for any possible part of the level you can and don't waste time. Using these tactics I easily surpassed the required points with 50,000 with only dying twice or three times.Good luck.
  • Murder of BirdsMurder of Birds87,351
    15 Aug 2013 10 Sep 2013 10 Sep 2013
    18 2 0
    For this achievement you'll need to earn at least 15,000 scoring points on the third mission of the Campaign, Tsavo Highway. 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 Boy112,772
    18 May 2012 20 May 2012
    21 5 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!
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