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Midnight Launch

In mission 2, get significant air in the Warthog at midnight.

Midnight Launch0
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Achievement Guide for Midnight Launch

  • Maka91Maka91988,122
    06 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012 17 Dec 2012
    238 4 30
    You have two options to get this achievement, the online and offline way.

    Unplug your Ethernet cord or wireless adapter and go to your Xbox settings. Set the time to 11:55 PM, and load up the game. Start the 2nd mission on any difficulty, and get into a warthog. Now wait for your Xbox to display 11:59 PM and wait until the clock changes exactly to midnight. Once this happens, you have about a minute to grab some air and you will gain the achievement.

    While on Xbox Live, sign into Halo 4 around 11:55 PM. Now follow the instructions from above to gain the achievement. It is also possible to change timezones to your advantage, for this achievement. You can try from a wide range, until you get something near midnight.
  • Hoogs88Hoogs8856,678
    11 Nov 2012 11 Nov 2012
    117 4 14
    To add to everyone else's solutions, you can also just drive off the edge of the cliff to get the achievement. You don't need to go off a jump and land it.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead469,054
    06 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012 08 Nov 2012
    61 2 2
    You can only get this achievement during the 1 minute following midnight. If you don't want to wait until midnight, but you still want to get this achievement online, then from the dashboard, go to the System Settings menu, select Console Settings, select Clock, select Time Zone and choose a time zone where it will be midnight within the next hour.

    Start Halo 4 and load up the second campaign mission (Requiem) on any difficulty. Run through the valley until you reach the Warthogs, get in one and drive round the hill until you reach the tunnel that goes into the side of the hill and position yourself at the bottom of the ramp. This should take about 5 minutes. Press the Guide (Xbox) button and check the time. You still have to wait until your Xbox thinks it is 0:00 (or 12:00 AM), but at least you will not have to wait more than an hour. As soon as the clock changes to 0:00, press the Back button (or B) and drive at full speed up the ramp. The achievement will unlock as soon as you land. You can then exit the game and set your Time Zone back.

    Of course if you don't mind this achievement showing as won offline with no date, you can set the time on your Xbox to 23:50 (or 11:50 PM) and the follow the instructions in the above paragraph. You can only change the clock if you are not connected to Xbox LIVE, here are the 3 ways you can do this.

    1. If you have the original Xbox, you can unplug the network cable and disconnect the wireless adapter if you have one.
    2. If you have the slim Xbox you cannot disconnect the wireless adapter so you will either have to unplug your wireless router from your cable connection or wireless gateway from your phone line or wireless access point from your network. Alternatively from System Settings - Network Settings select your wireless network and press Y to Disconnect (thanks to Tomblyboo117 for this tip). You will need you WPA or WEP pass key to reconnect.
    3. Add a password to your Xbox account and set your account to auto logon. That way when you turn on your 360 you will always be logged on offline.

    I used to use method 3. Now I have a slim and I have it wired to the network but have not entered my WEP passkey, so it can't connect to my wireless network when I unplug the network cable.
  • theEchnesstheEchness163,600
    09 Nov 2012 09 Nov 2012
    30 2 2
    Here's how I did it. Since I like to have a date stamp on my achievements I changed the time zone on my console. Then booted up the game while still connected to Live and got to the points in the videos. I live in Central U.S. time zone and I selected Berlin. It was 4:55pm my time when I did it, but it was 11:55pm there. I waited until my berlin 360 said it was 12:00am and did the jump. Pop. Achievement unlocked. Now the date stamp says it's tomorrow when I did it today. Hope this helps.
  • Ascend HadesAscend Hades306,378
    05 Nov 2012 04 Nov 2012 04 Nov 2012
    30 7 1
    You get this achievement at the start of mission 2 when you get the warthog. Then head to the area with a long tunnel near the edge of the cliff. This will be the first ramp to jump. WARNING: This will only unlock at 00:00 real time, As soon as it hits this exact time put your foot on the gas and jump the gap and BOOM!! Your achievement is unlocked. I hope this helped and if u negative vote this solution please let me know why.
  • Toslowguard6Toslowguard6298,924
    07 Nov 2012 09 Nov 2012
    17 3 0
    Here is my guide form my channel, Toslow Gaming. Either you stay up or take my way. Change your date and time then play the mission Requiem. Make sure your time is about elven fifty-eight or close. Then when it hits twelve P.M.! Drive like hell to the launch area.
    07 Nov 2012 09 Nov 2012
    16 3 0
    Simply wait until about 11:55 and hop into the second mission (Requiem). This is done right in the beginning of the level. You'll find a warthog just up ahead of the start. All you have to do is wait until it's 12 and make a jump. Heres my video showing the achievement.
  • wrogwrog632,596
    04 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012
    13 2 0
    Wait till midnight or change time on your Xbox 360 and then do a big jump in a Warthog during first part of the Requiem mission.
  • Plasma SKXPlasma SKX449,913
    31 Oct 2012 06 Nov 2012
  • Platypus OwlPlatypus Owl64,956
    14 Nov 2012 14 Nov 2012
    15 5 0

    (Just to reiterate since most people seemed to miss Hoogs88's post.)

    When it hits midnight (via the methods above), simply hop in the first warthog in Mission 2 and drive right off the ledge to your right.

    No needing to fly down the path and time the jump right. Drive off the edge and kill yourself. You'll get the achievement.
  • OtakuPaulOtakuPaul879,967
    09 Nov 2012 15 Nov 2012
    12 3 0
    In my video i show you where you can jump your warthog but this must be done at midnight and you should load mission 2 around 11:55 just to be on the safe side. My video does have commentary.
  • R3LAPZER3LAPZE136,336
    06 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012
    13 5 0
    In Mission 2 get HUGE air on midnight exactly!!! Change your clock in the time zone in your console settings and wait until 12:00 am and hit the sweet jump with as much grace as I did.
  • SD Major TomSD Major Tom610,104
    18 Nov 2012 23 Nov 2012
    10 3 0
    This achievement takes place on the 2nd mission and requires you to get some air in the Warthog at midnight. You have a one minute to get this achievement done so, I suggest loading up the level about 5-10 minutes early and getting your warthog ready. Hit your Xbox button to check the time and right when it hits midnight take off in the warthog, get some air and the achievement will unlock. Yes you can change the time and date on your Xbox, but sometime this causes a weird time stamp problem tying to the achievement and you may have to do things like recover your gamertag to get the achievement to show up. I suggest staying up late one night and getting the achievement to prevent any problems it will only take a few minutes anyways.
  • 14 8 0
    Go to your Xbox 360 Dashboard, then System Settings, then Console settings, then Clock, then Date and Time, and set the time anywhere from 11:50 - 11:55 PM, (to give you enough time to load into the game). Then start up Mission 2, and make it to the Warthog, and wait until exactly 12:00 AM before attempting the jump

    This will NOT WORK if you jump at 12:01 AM or 11:59 PM. It MUST BE DONE AT 12:00 AM.
  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard523,344
    09 Jan 2013 09 Jan 2013 09 Jan 2013
    8 6 0
    Midnight Launch - 20G (Original Achievement)

    Difficulty: 1/10

    You can get this Achievement Offline or Online.

    If you choose Online, then you must wait until about 11:50 at night (make sure it says that on your Xbox when you press the Menu button!), then load up Halo 4 and the 2nd mission in the Campaign "Requiem". You will want to skip the cutscene and run straight forward and through the tunnel to get to daylight. Once here run forward to the cliff and to the left to find an over turned Warthog in the middle of the path. Flip it over and get in. Now you'll want to drive along the path until you find a tunnel in the wall with a ramp in the entrance. Get a nice distance away from the ramp and press the Menu Button. From here simply wait until your Xbox says it's Midnight and get back into the game. You'll want to go as fast as you can and fly off the ramp, you'll get the Achievement when you land.

    If you chose to get the Achievement Offline, then you'll need to remove your Xbox from the internet and force the time to be 11:50 through the System Settings. (You cant reconnect to the Internet or else your Xbox will auto correct the time!) Once you have the time set up, simply follow the directions above and the Achievement is yours. However if you get it Offline, you will not get the Time Stamp stating what day you got the Achievement, but if you're fine with that then by all means, go for it.
  • SR1 DanSR1 Dan293,660
    22 Oct 2012 22 Oct 2012
    14 13 0
    Go offline, set your xbox's clock to 23.55 and then launch the game. start up chapter 2 and head to the warthogs. wait unitl 23.59/00.00 and strat doing some jumps, the achievement will pop after a good jump
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