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Life Story

Complete the Master Chief Saga playlist.

Life Story+5.0
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Achievement Guide for Life Story

  • xTGExTGE309,231
    24 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014
    376 20 79
    To unlock this achievement, go to the "Playlist" tab and press cn_down or cn_A and scroll to the end right and pick the tab that says "Cross Game".
    From here you want to choose "The Master Chief Saga" playlist and choose to accept the options (unless you want to turn on time and scoring which works towards par time and par score achievements).
    Another thing you should note is that these don't have to be completed in one sitting so you don't need to worry about that as there is a resume option whenever you want to leave and do Somthing else. Also the campaign is set to normal difficulty and can't be changed just as the skulls are set to 0 and can't be equipped which means skulls like infinite ammo can't be used in this playlist.
  • IllustriousYetiIllustriousYeti210,252
    31 Jul 2015 25 Jul 2015 28 Aug 2015
    61 8 62
    I'll remove this post if 343 decides to fix it.
    There have been warnings in some other games' guides sections so I thought this was appropriate to post here and could save a lot of frustration.
    I was all the way up to dawn in halo 4 and when i resumed later it booted me all the way back to the start of halo 1/CE.

    No I was not ignorant enough to start another cross game playlist, this is a known bug.
    Do not attempt this achievement until you're sure that 343 has fixed the issue or lets us resume on any level we haven't finished.
  • Crims0nScorpionCrims0nScorpion357,106
    22 Mar 2017 20 Mar 2017 08 Jul 2019
    24 0 2
    It is best to do The Master Chief Saga Playlist in Single Player as it's reported co-op may not track a level or opening cutscene correctly. Such level/cutscene includes The Maw in Combat Evolved as well as Halo 2's opening cutscene. Reported by Dingus McKah

    This achievement is earned by playing through the Master Chief Saga Playlist in the Cross Game Playlist category. The playlist takes you through every mission from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 on normal difficulty so if you're familiar with the games pretty well you can pretty much just run past everything or gun everything down as only a few parts in each game are tricky on Normal.

    My suggestion would be to work on this achievement first if you haven't started the Master Chief Collection yet. After completion of this playlist you'll earn this achievement along with the achievement for completing a Cross Game Playlist.

    If this IS the very first thing you do you'll also earn all the story related achievement and all the achievements for completing each campaign on Easy and Normal as well as any other miscellaneous achievements. While going through Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 make sure to change the graphics each mission to see each level in original and remastered graphics.

    While going for this achievement I had already completed each mission on Legendary so I didn't earn many achievements through this; however, I did earn a few Par Time and Par Score achievements so along with the normal story achievements you could earn a good chunk of the achievements as well as any other level specific achievements.
  • Vengence38Vengence38294,802
    17 Jan 2016 16 Jan 2016 17 Jan 2016
    17 5 1
    From what I learned an update broke the saving on the playlist. To work on this achievement little by little. You can do a workaround with the disc version. Take your console offline and uninstall the game. Then, reinstall the game and play it offline. I have tested it and it doesn't send you back to the second level of halo ce. I am on Cairo station of halo 2 and I can resume it. The bad news of this solution is that I think that when you finish the playlist. It will give you the achievement offline so no time stamp. I'm not 100% sure about the time stamp thing unless it glitches with the achievement popping. If it does glitch, which for me I'm hoping it does just simply reconnect to Xbox live and it should give it to you.
    Update: As of January 16th 21:40 eastern time USA I was able to get the achievement with a time stamp:)
  • Dingus McKahDingus McKah347,985
    08 Jul 2019
    5 0 1
    Crims0nScorpion has a great solution and if I might add to his solution I started the Saga in co-op and the achievement didn't pop for me because The Maw and the cutscene for Halo 2 opening didn't count. I was told those couldn't be done in co-op so to avoid this bug make sure you do those solo or just do everything solo. Unfortunately I have to restart the Saga again so hopefully whoever hasn't done this yet reads this before attempting.
  • JdobemJdobem650,332
    11 Nov 2015 11 Nov 2015
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