Life Story achievement in Halo MCC

Life Story

Complete the Master Chief Saga playlist.

Life Story0
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How to unlock the Life Story achievement

  • xTGExTGE343,363
    24 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014
    427 21 108
    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.

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    Sir NavelotCan you unlock this achievement in the Legendary Saga playlist?
    Posted by Sir Navelot on 05 Jan at 00:30
    Can you unlock this achievement in the Legendary Saga playlist?
    I would assume so, since it is essentially the same playlist. With ODST you could do LASO with either of the LASO playlists so it's probably the same case here.
    Posted by xPenitence on 10 Jan at 20:27
    S GThad to reselect the playlist and then scroll through the levels for it to pop
    Posted by S GT on 13 Jan at 10:09
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  • IllustriousYetiIllustriousYeti243,097
    31 Jul 2015 25 Jul 2015 28 Aug 2015
    81 10 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.
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    MastahChief1998Dude I litterally have 46 out of 46 missions done and mine still isn't unlocked.
    Posted by MastahChief1998 on 11 Jun 19 at 03:46
    MardunicusI wish I known this sooner. Leave it to 343 to fuck things up

    Played it in coop, said Maw was incompleted (it’s not) along with the opening cutscene. Can’t resume and the only way to get it now is probably restarting from the very beginning on solo (which probably won’t even work from reportsI I’ve seen)

    Great fucking job, 343. Would’ve expected you to fix this shit by now
    Posted by Mardunicus on 15 Jan 20 at 03:49
    IZZY MELIJust played it twice and still didn't count, deleting game asap
    Posted by IZZY MELI on 10 Apr 21 at 11:31
  • Crims0nScorpionCrims0nScorpion505,195
    22 Mar 2017 20 Mar 2017 08 Jul 2019
    40 0 3
    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.
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    Dingus McKahCrims0nScorpion 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.
    Posted by Dingus McKah on 08 Jul 19 at 04:59
    Crims0nScorpiondidn't know that Dingus...will update
    Posted by Crims0nScorpion on 08 Jul 19 at 23:08
    Topsy Kretts 18Just wanted to add my experience with this achievement. I did this playlist in single player over the course of about a week and a half, playing a few levels each night. I turned scoring on and I skipped all of the cut scenes. I even played a few levels during this time (outside of the playlist) in co-op to mop up some of the par scores. When I started these co-op levels it warned me that my progress would be overwritten. But, it didn't affect my progress on the Master Chief playlist. So, not sure if I just got lucky with it unlocking on my 1st playthrough or what.
    Posted by Topsy Kretts 18 on 12 Aug 20 at 19:11
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