Nowhere to Hide achievement in Halo: Spartan Assault (WP)

Nowhere to Hide

Prevent all Jackals from regenerating their shields in Operation B, Mission 3

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  • pobeda ww2pobeda ww2177,376
    03 Sep 2013 03 Sep 2013
    34 1 5
    The above method is a little tough and challenging, what I did is get the cloak armor ability at the helicopter and then let the two marines die at the covenant turret, then I just used the shotgun and plasma grenades to kill the elites. Use the cloak to skip all the enemies, especially jackals and the achievement is yours.

    Ps: got it on my first try :)

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    HolyHalfDeadI remember this being a pain in the ass when I did it on Windows 8. I repeated this 3 times using Damage Booster and the Sniper Rifle and I swear I killed every Jackal before their shields regenerated. I followed your solution and got it first time, so thanks.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 28 Aug 14 at 05:54
    Shadow 00 FoxExcellent!
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 24 Jun 15 at 06:54
    SveinpusThank you!
    Posted by Sveinpus on 15 Aug 17 at 11:46
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  • lionpantslionpants220,366
    22 Jul 2013 22 Jul 2013 06 Aug 2013
    9 0 5
    You basically need to kill all jackals on the map without letting them recharge their shields. When you break their shields and they run away, after 4 seconds or so the shield will appear again. If this happens, reset the mission.

    I found the two marine that join you during this mission actually make this achievement a bit more challenging. So here are my suggestions...

    - Kill the first two jackals that appear NE when the mission starts.
    - Go south to the unmanned turret. Sit on the edge of the screen and let the turret kill the two marine.
    - I found the assault rifle effective at taking out the jackals.
    - Use the assault rifles your marines dropped for some more ammo.
    - Check every corner and path of the map for any remaining jackals before ending the mission.
    - If a jackal is near some trees and you think he may be able to easily run out of line of sight when his shield breaks, use a grenade.
    - The rocket launcher you can buy with credits makes this a bit easier, but is not needed.

    The achievement will pop on the "Mission Accomplished" screen.

    EDIT: MathGuy42 has pointed out that you don't even need to kill all the jackals, just make sure you don't let any regenerate their shields.
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    lionpantsMake sure the marines aren't shooting at shield when you aren't looking.
    Posted by lionpants on 30 Jul 13 at 19:02
    YinYou do not need to kill the Jackals in order to unlock this achievement. If you want to get rid of the two marines even easier, you can head to the northern area of the map (there should be one Elite commander up there). Kill the enemies and detonate the fusion coils with your marines next to them to kill them both off quickly. From there, you can easily skip past all of the Jackals and still unlock the achievement. Be sure to avoid the use of grenades, and be on the lookout for marine engagement to make sure they don't attack.
    Posted by Yin on 06 Aug 13 at 01:24
    JORAXHoly crap, between the terrible touch controls, the marines being counter-productive, and a few odd instant-recharge shields - this one is really pissing me off.
    Posted by JORAX on 16 Jan 14 at 08:45
  • ZZBroncosZZBroncos223,014
    06 Aug 2014 06 Aug 2014 28 Aug 2014
    4 0 1
    To provide a bit of clarity, here is a more detailed explanation of what you need to do, how to do it and how to avoid doing more than you absolutely have to do.

    Couple of points:
    - Do not shoot any jackals unless you absolutely have to kill them
    - In fact, do not shot unless it is to kill the gold elites or to survive an area. If a stray bullets hits the shields of a jackal, you will most likely have to restart the mission.
    - Grenades are your friends
    - Marines are not your friends (for this mission!)
    - Minimalism is a good rule of thumb for this mission

    Alright, here is a quick walkthrough for this mission:

    1) Pick up the stealth armor ability that is located behind the Hornet.

    2) Kill the two jackals that are just north by northwest of the spawn. The assault rifle tends to work better to take down the shields of the jackals more quickly.

    3) There is an unmanned turret to the south of your spawn point. More importantly, there are a couple of explosive barrels on the east side of the area where you will encounter two more jackals. Dispatch the two jackals with your assault rifle, and then walk over to where the barrels are located.*

    * You may have to do some maneuvering to get the two marines to stand next to the barrels.

    4) Once they are there, just shoot the barrels and that should leave the marines 3-5 hits from death. Walk out in front of the unmanned turret and the marines should follow. Then just slide in behind them and the turret should finish them off. In other words, position the marine between you and the unmanned turret.

    5) The mission should now be significantly simplified and shorter without those two marines. Kill the gold elite around the unmanned turret and the three grunts. (1/6)

    6) Head back up the path you came, and activate your armor ability when you find the two or three suicide grunts. Head north and then north by northwest. Ignore the jackals in the trees. You should find a small alcove with a couple sets of exploding barrels and another gold elite, four grunts and a suicide grunt. Grenade the gold elite (2/6)

    7) Active your stealth armor ability, and head a bit south, and you should find a manned turret,2 jackals, and another gold elite. Take out the two jackals first, then hit the turret and elite with one of the grenades. (3/6)

    8) Head back to the original spawn point with your stealth armor ability activated. There will be a manned turret northwest from the spawn point, a gold elite and 6 grunts.

    9) Make sure you activate your stealth armor ability right about where the bodies of the two jackals that you killed at the beginning of the mission. You will want to move quickly through the area with the manned turret and tag the gold elite with a sticky grenade while you are invisible. (4/6)

    10) Proceed to the south, and follow the trail to the next elite. If you can hug the west side of the map, and skip this elite, you can move right along to the last elite in the far northwest corner of the map. Tag him with a sticky grenade (if you don't have one, there is a bin with 3 sticky grenades right by the last gold elite). (5/6)

    11) Most likely you will need to wait for the armor ability to recharge. Let it recharge while essentially hiding at the edge of the map.

    12) Once the armor ability is charged, head back the way you came, and make sure not to fire your gun. There will at least 5 grunt majors (silver grunts), 3 suicide grunts and 6 jackals. If you hit the jackals shields and don't kill them, I'm pretty sure that will fail to fulfill the requirements for this achievement. Instead, again, sticky grenade the elite (6/6)

    13) Utilize the stealth armor ability and get the hell out of dodge. Head to the Hornet and end the mission, where your achievement should pop. Do not fire your weapon for any reason, or toss random grenades.

    If you have any feedback, please let me know! I'll try to answer any questions anyone has!

    P.S. if all else fails, buy rockets + damage boost and blow everything up. That works too laugh
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    HolyHalfDeadEven though this the same general idea as pobeda ww2 it is well written so I'm giving both a thumbs up.

    If you suck at aiming grenades with the WP controls like I do, then using the Shotgun with the Damange Booster is a swift way to deal with the gold Elite Zealots. After several failed attempts when I didn't get the achievement for no apparent reason, I was relieved to get it first time using the cloaking device.

    ZZBroncos you know you can edit your solution and replace Falcon with Hornet.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 28 Aug 14 at 06:06
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