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Now they Fly? in Halo 4

Now they Fly?102 (50)

This is a rare achievementIn Crimson DLC matchmaking, get a kill while airborne in a Warthog.

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Achievement Guide for Now they Fly?

MD Retribution
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MD Retribution
Achievement won on 14 Dec 12
TA Score for this game: 2,171
Posted on 14 December 12 at 03:51, Edited on 14 December 12 at 05:51
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*** I FOUND THIS METHOD THROUGH 360xMySterYx on YouTube ***


This is by far and away the best solo method I've found for this achievement. When you first read this method and/or watch the video, you won't really believe that it will work. But, it does. I just popped the achievement on my first try with this strategy.

I suggest simply watching the original video I've linked below (once again, not mine!), but for those who would prefer a text guide...I've provided that as well.

You'll want to do this on Shatter, preferably during Capture the Flag but any game type will work. I'll explain why CTF is preferred in a bit.

You're going to want to pick a starting loadout with plasma grenades. Also, jet pack can't hurt for a little extra mobility (you'll be sneaking into the enemy's base)...but that really comes down to personal preference.

At each base there are two separate gravity lifts on the bottom level. If you haven't found them before / aren't sure what to look for, it might be a little challenging to find them at first. They are fairly small circular pads and there will be upwards arrows on the walls right next to them.

Get to the top of the enemy base either using the gravity lifts or the jetpack. Now, you're going to want to throw one plasma grenade each down each gravity lift. When you throw it down, bounce it slightly off the wall rather than throwing it straight down (see video).

If you do it correctly, the plasma grenade will get stuck in the lift and keep bouncing up and down. When an enemy player uses the lift, they will get stuck, and you will get the kill.

Now, here's the weird part for the achievement. Get yourself killed (after making sure you have plasmas 'stuck' in each gravity lift). Now, stay relatively far away from the enemy base and just play as usual.

When your plasma grenade(s) kill an enemy, you'll get a bunch of medals including a Hail Mary, Kill from the Grave, Plasma kill, Assassination, and some other stuff possibly. In addition, the achievement will unlock. Don't ask why! It does, and it's awesome.

I'm not entirely sure if you actually need to die prior to the plasma kill for the achievement to pop, but I just followed that method because that's how it was done in the video.

Also, the reason I suggest CTF is because people rarely use the gravity lifts in the bases (took me around 4 minutes of waiting for me to get a plasma kill even on CTF). If you play Slayer or Extraction, there's a lot less action near the bases and it's less likely that someone will use the lift.

If you don't get a kill for a while, it's possible a teammate went up a lift and dislodged the plasma grenade...so you may want to periodically check and 'replant' plasma grenades in the lifts.
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