Too Close to the Sun achievement in Halo 3

Too Close to the Sun

Destroy an enemy banshee with the spartan laser or missile pod in a ranked playlist or in campaign.

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How to unlock the Too Close to the Sun achievement

  • OtisFamilyOtisFamily26,454
    24 Jul 2008 25 Jul 2008
    163 2 10
    In the level where you spawn with a Spartan Laser (The Covenant), move forward until you destroy the Anti-Air Wraith. Save a few shots in your Splaser and just past where the Pelican drops off the Mongoose and Warthog, there will be a group of Banshees circling above. Keep moving towards them until one or two starts heading straight for you. You should have an even target and be able to take one down on the first try.

    On the lower difficulties, don't even worry about dodging the Banshee's fire as you can withstand it. Just concentrate on hitting your target.

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    RedOctoberXYou do know there's a spare Lazer at the back of the crashed Pelican?
    Posted by RedOctoberX on 23 Oct 11 at 13:54
    ForbannitusThanks for the tip. Worked just as you described.
    Posted by Forbannitus on 29 May 14 at 20:25
    RedsleeyGot it. Can just do on easy, run to the beach and by pass all of the enemies too.
    Posted by Redsleey on 23 Jul 14 at 01:53
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  • MRMIdAS2kMRMIdAS2k317,439
    08 Jul 2008 31 Aug 2008 07 Sep 2011
    47 3 3
    I got this achievement in the area on The Storm before the first Scarab, there is a missile pod at the top of one of the ramps (it's near the bottom of the right hand crane, as you look at the cranes), use that to take out any of the aircraft for this achievement
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    deutschZuidGot it accidentally with this method. I actually broke the launcher off the pod and was running towards the scarab with it when one of the banshees decided to divert its attention to me. Of course, it was met with a rather bitter end.
    Posted by deutschZuid on 23 May 10 at 05:50
    NEOBIGWAGSSee, I've done that several times and haven't gotten the achievement yet. Any ideas why not?
    Posted by NEOBIGWAGS on 16 Jul 10 at 00:49
    NEOBIGWAGSnevermind, I got it; I was confusing banshees in the achievement for ghosts.
    Posted by NEOBIGWAGS on 16 Jul 10 at 20:09
  • RedOctoberXRedOctoberX94,719
    22 Oct 2007 28 Aug 2010 12 Jul 2011
    35 2 2
    Start the level: The Storm. Now play untill you get to the space where the Scarab comes.quickly move to the bottem of the cranes where there are missile pods mounted. Look over the Horizon where you can see hornets and Banshees. Move your crosshair around that area untill it locks on to a banshee. Now fire a cupple of shots while its locked on. wait untill you see the banshee blow up. you should get the achievement. if not try it again. if the scarab comes the just let go of the pod and go destroy it, as it will block up your sights at the Banshees. once the scarab is gone try it again.

    tip: If the scarab arives, take the lift up the crane. run to the end of the crane. wait untill the scarab us "close" to the crane then jump onto it. the you wont have to worry about taking out its legs.

    OR you can Go into Multi-player and play the Map Valhalla. There is a banshee and a Spartan Lazer on this map so grab the Lazer (Splazer as some call it) and shoot the bird out of the sky.

    Note: I suggest the first one over the second. As it can take a while to get the lazer, as because both teams rush for it.
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    CurtiesonNeg vote because it is the same as MRMIdAS2k's solution.
    Posted by Curtieson on 31 Aug 10 at 14:23
    RedOctoberXJust as a note: I wrote this before I saw his solution.
    Posted by RedOctoberX on 21 Dec 12 at 21:37
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