Champions Title Update

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Champions Title Update

Achievement Details

Hat Trick

In matchmaking, score three times in one round of Ricochet.

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Achievement Guide for Hat Trick

  • Sofrech1991Sofrech199178,322
    20 Aug 2013 20 Aug 2013 30 Oct 2013
    30 4 37
    This solution was written right after the DLC was released, at a time when Ricochet could be played only on "Pit".

    Well, the description is pretty straight-forward. I'd recommend throwing the ball to score instead of running it in as the latter is that much more dangerous. You also have to worry about defenders camping the goal area in the second case.

    Thanks to WhiteRabbitEXE for pointing this out: Throwing the ball in also prolongs the game, as it is worth only 20 points, as opposed to the 50 for running the ball in to score. So if your teammates should score, you should still be able to try to nab the Achievement.

    You ideally want to play aggressively (try controlling one of the power weapons - Rocket Launcher, Needler, Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Energy Sword) - otherwise, you probably aren't going to get the hat trick! Team coordination could also help: I'm not suggesting a boosting session, but before the match, if you agree to have one person be the scorer, it will be that much easier to get the Achievement.

    Edit: It's been an awfully long time since I've played Halo 4, but I think Left Trigger is used to throw the ball, much as is the case in Oddball and Grifball. It is also possible to under-throw it to the goal, so I'd recommend throwing the ball at an arc (grenade-style) to accommodate. Over-throwing is more difficult, as the goal is in an enclosed area. Usually, you get a lucky bounce and roll off the back wall of the goal area, and that results in goal anyway...

    Good luck!
  • MEGAMAN962MEGAMAN962336,093
    01 Nov 2014 01 Nov 2014 01 Nov 2014
    16 0 0
    Hey everyone. These title update achievements are supposed to be fairly easy to get legitimately, but if you’d rather boost them I’ve got a tip to help you match up with your boosting partners.

    1. Go into Infinity and then War Games.
    2. Hit the cn_start button to bring up the Spartan Hub.
    3. Go down into Settings and Files then slide over to the Network tab on the right.
    4. Hit cn_A to open this tab and change you settings to Xbox Live (Party Only).
    5. Search for you partners in Team Objective and play a game of Ricochet.
    6. Follow one of these awesome guides provided by other TA’ers to get the achievements you’re looking for.

    Doing this will make matching up much easier. It is not perfect. You will still match with randoms, but it is far more likely to match you up with your boosting partners this way than just searching for them without changing this session. Me and 3 others with multiple controllers just finished of the Title update cheevos this way. We matched with randoms 3 times. Just hit cn_B to back out and search again.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have to hit cn_B to back out or after you finish a match, before starting up your search again you will have to change the setting again. After you back out of a search or finish a match the game goes back to default Xbox Live search. This also means that if you finish a match with your partners the system will automatically match you with randoms for the next match forcing you to back out.

    Thanks to AchievementLuvr, Killerfox Uru, and Fastest Slug for helping me test this method out!
  • Dyet1300Dyet1300457,148
    03 Mar 2019 03 Mar 2019 09 May 2019
    3 0 0
    I decide to post a newer solution for anyone still searching for ricochet achievements, since many of the playlists and gametype available have changed over the years.

    The From Down Town, Hat Trick, and Protect This House Ricochet achievements can all be done in the Grifball playlist. You're looking for the game variant Field Grifball. (any map should work, only important thing is the gametype variant)

    Boosting method: 8 player party needed, only 2 players allowed per console. (so minimum 4 friends on xbox live with an extra controller each). Then simply take turns running through the necessary requirements to gain the achievements . (if you play with 4 friends, and 4 afk controllers, there's enough time and points available to get all 3 achievements for all 4 players in one game).

    Normal method: Try searching for a game in the Grifball playlist and hope the vote picks a Field Grifball map variant. The only achievement that becomes very unlikely without boosting is Protect This House , since you can only score in field grifball by throwing, so there's no need for the enemy team to get within 5m of the goal.

    This solution works as of March 4th, 2019. My group found it was the quickest playlist to provide the gametype we needed. (having spent hours trying to find ricochet in team objective and team action sack)
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