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Chief, Smash!

In mission 8, kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer.

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Achievement Guide for Chief, Smash!

  • Dat Boi TreezyDat Boi Treezy593,886
    05 Nov 2012 05 Nov 2012 09 Nov 2012
    145 15 20
    Fire up Mission 8 - Midnight at Rally Point Bravo and make your way through the mission until you come through a portal which brings you to a room full of weapons. Here, you will see the Gravity Hammer which obviously you need to pick up and equip.

    Move through the next Portal where you'll see a Promethean Knight awaiting your arrival. Take him out first and then prepare yourself for a Gravity Hammer smashing Crawler triple kill. Purposely move into at least three Crawlers in order to make them swarm and try to bite you. With the right timing, take a swing with your Gravity Hammer and successfully wipe out three Crawlers at once.

    Doing this correctly will instantly unlock your 'Chief, Smash!' achievement!

    Please note - There have been reports of this achievement being a bit glitchy for some and not unlocking. It doesn't seem to be a major glitch so if the achieve' doesn't unlock on your first attempt, reload the last save and give it another go.
  • Maka91Maka91991,987
    06 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012
    47 5 2
    Partway through the level, you will be presented an armory. Obviously, you'll need to pick up the gravity hammer for the achievement. You will need to kill 3 crawlers (dog looking creatures) with one swing within Mission 8. Right after going through the teleport, you can catch 3+ crawlers near each other if you're fast enough. Otherwise, just take your time, and get to the part of the level where Cortana will ask you to "defend". At this point, let the crawlers come to you, and you shouldn't have a problem finding them in a group of 3.
  • Lord Von ChimpLord Von Chimp398,930 398,930 GamerScore
    08 Nov 2012 08 Nov 2012
    31 2 1
    Everyone seems to have their own little methods to share, so figure i'll share mine, got it first time, no trouble,

    right, so as you teleporter hopping, make sure you pick up the hammer from the room full of weapons, you'll know it when you get there, and carry it through.

    You'll get to a point where you have to make a stand and hold off a certain point where Cortana is doing something in the system, as soon as you get the order to stand ground, run towards where the crawlers are coming from, you'll meet three of them about halfway between their spawn and your point to gaurd, they'll instantly crowd you, swing and boom, Chief smash!

    for the record, i was on normal difficulty, and i waited until my shields were jsut about down to make sure the crawlers were close enough, any harder and i think you'll die too quickly for this method to be effective
  • Toslowguard6Toslowguard6299,163
    11 Nov 2012 11 Nov 2012 11 Nov 2012
    20 2 1
    Here is my guide from my channel, Toslow Gaming. Load up Rally Point Bravo, on the mission Midnight. Sorry if I said Composer. then your going to need to play for a bit. Once you get to the weapons room, grab the Gravity hammer. Play for a little more, then you'll be defending. Attack the crawlers in groups.
  • DeltaAgentDeltaAgent138,836
    02 Dec 2012 03 Dec 2012
    16 0 1
    This is just an addition for anyone attempting to get this achievement during a Legendary playthrough like I did. On Legendary difficulty, often only a direct hit to a Crawler with the gravity hammer will actually kill it. So getting three at the same time is nearly impossible. However, I found out more or less by chance that if you hit three Crawlers and they either are destroyed OR go flying off a bridge after one gravity hammer swing, then the achievement will pop. So, right after the "Defend this area" objective, you will start moving across a long bridge full of Crawlers toward the portal out of there. You should get a checkpoint right before that, so just run onto the bridge into the pile of Crawlers while swinging. I was able to kill one and make three more fly off the bridge for the achievement.
  • RedJimiRedJimi127,342
    08 Dec 2012 08 Dec 2012 08 Dec 2012
    16 1 1
    This can be a tricky one. Here's how I did it:
    1. Choose level: Midnight - bravo
    2. Apply skull: Cowbell (fact: increases GravHammer radius and maybe also power)
    3. Difficulty: Easy (crawlers die easier)

    You need to travel some time through the level. Crawlers can be further weakend by lesser weapons and maybe some armor abilities. on your way there are suppressors and auto-sentries, but I didn't bother with these.
    When you get to the Gravity Hammer-teleporter-room, also pick up, for example the Incineration Cannon take care of the knights fast. This isn't however necessary. Wait for the checkpoint and portal opening.
    Now rinse and repeat: Step through, run and backstab the knight and maybe shoot the lower knight with cannon. Then concider the crawlers, they're always all over you and in the wrong place. I got the cheevo in an umpteenth run, first killing the two knights and then running to lowest level where there happend to be a bunch of crawies so close to eachother that I could see them all at a single glance. I hit the middle one and there it was.

    Note on failure: This is a useful spot because it saves before the portal and after failed attempt you can return there with start-menu and ponder on other secondary weapon choices and the crawler spots are somewhat random after few seconds in, so you will need multiple tries.
  • TB OvershieldTB Overshield247,229
    09 Mar 2013 09 Mar 2013
    12 0 0
    For anyone still attempting this achievement I found it easiest to defend the area without using the hammer and wait to get the achievement untill after retrieving Cortana. While walking down the bridge the auto-cannons will keep a group of 6-7 stalled in one spot. Just jump above them and swing.
  • SD Major TomSD Major Tom610,525
    18 Nov 2012 23 Nov 2012
    13 2 0
    This achievement takes place in the 8th mission of the campaign, and requires you to kill 3 crawlers with one swing of the gravity hammer. While playing through the level you will eventually be teleported into a room with a ton of different weapons you can pick up, one of them being the gravity hammer. Pick it up head to the next area and get a group of crawlers to bunch up and then swing away and you should have no problem unlocking this achievement.
  • SSCPSSCP797,724
    01 Nov 2012 06 Nov 2012
    11 1 0
    There are a couple of methods in order to get this achievement - Watch the video, we provide commentary on all the videos in order to explain as much as possible. And hopefully make this as easy as possible

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  • 8 4 1
    This achievement was kind of glitchy depending on how many crawlers you actually hit with the hammer. I hit and killed 3 a few times, but when I actually got the achievement, I only hit 2. I have provided a video that shows how I did it.
  • wrogwrog633,929
    26 Oct 2012 06 Nov 2012
    7 4 0
    Get Gravity Hammer from the promethean armory, wait for a bigger group of Crawlers and then smash them! Can be done on any difficulty.
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