Hired Gun achievement in Halo 2 (GFWL)

Hired Gun

Kill an opponent who has the Legend achievement

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How to unlock the Hired Gun achievement

  • zeldafanjtlzeldafanjtl199,410
    26 Oct 2015 16 Nov 2015
    19 0 4
    As of October 2015, the master server list, which is required for Live multiplayer, is down, and there's no official news from Microsoft or 343 Industries, so it's possible that Halo 2 Vista multiplayer is permanently dead.

    It's still possible to unlock this achievement though, and I'm posting this solution because the other one on this site is missing an important caveat.

    You must complete the campaign on Legendary first. Keep in mind that simply having Legend on your gamercard is insufficient; your Legendary campaign save file must be on the computer you're attempting Hired Gun on.

    Start up a solo multiplayer game on the map Uplift by going to Live > Custom Games. I've heard that it does not work if you go under Network (LAN) mode, but I haven't tried that myself. Once the game starts, go to the large orange/red/pink-ish beam in the center of the map and jump into it. It will register as a suicide, and Hired Gun will pop.

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    KantaryaCan confirm that this method still works, I just got it
    Posted by Kantarya on 26 Jun 20 at 16:35
    NoKSueCowStill works as of 10/26/20, thanks.

    Just to clarify for future people reading this, I was confused with Live>Custom Games. You actually click on Live>Create New Game, then change map to Uplift and start. There is an option called Live>Custom Match, which is what I thought I had to do, but it started looking for servers.
    Posted by NoKSueCow on 26 Oct 20 at 04:31
    MikVetit still works, today I got the achievement
    Posted by MikVet on 03 Jan 21 at 22:35
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  • CHARLIEkradCHARLIEkrad192,407
    11 Oct 2009 11 Oct 2009
    13 2 4
    you could receive this by trying to kill someone who has it already as stated by the achievement description but if you have the legend achievement yourself their is a glitch in that if you walk into the red "beam" on uplift on network play; you will die and receive this achievement.
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    CHARLIEkradyou sure i tried getting it myself and i only revived on the red beam on uplift
    Posted by CHARLIEkrad on 24 Dec 09 at 11:24
    II TITCH IIi could get this to unlock on network play so if this happens to you try live play and host a game so you can pick a map and run to the red beam
    Posted by II TITCH II on 26 Jan 11 at 21:58
    SteveBuscemi129the reason in the glitch you can fall and get the achievment is because you killed yourself that has the cheevo
    Posted by SteveBuscemi129 on 16 Feb 11 at 00:21
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