Checkmate achievement in Halo MCC


Kill 100 Watchers.

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How to unlock the Checkmate achievement

  • Strategy OneStrategy One683,685
    22 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014 30 Jan 2015
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    Just so everyone knows what a watcher is here is a image:

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    In the campaign find a spot that has a good amount of watchers, kill the group, kill yourself, rinse and repeat. Your achievement progression will be updated under your Halo achievements (unless its having problems that day).

    Watchers are in the Halo 4 campaign, they are a part of the Promethean race so there are none in Halo 1, 2, or 3.

    If you want to find more of them you can play in the later levels of Halo 4 so don't focus on them in the beginning levels. Thanks Darklord 1899 for bringing that to light.

    When you plan on farming the 1000:

    I don't recommend going for this one until after you obtain all Halo 4 achievements but when you do get all the other achievements like me, load up the mission Shutdown on rallypoint bravo, once you fight a knight with a incineration cannon make sure to grab it.

    Then right when your supposed to walk into the light that will take your shields away, make sure you set yourself up right when you complete the objective. Here is my video of doing it:

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    Strategy OneThanks Darklord ill add that.
    Posted by Strategy One on 16 Nov 14 at 22:24
    Flint HisanI would say after you are done playing through the campaign, the best place to farm Watchers and some Crawlers, is SHUTDOWN at CHARLIE point. There's literally 10 Watchers in the room with about 20 maybe Crawlers. Just don't activate the switch in the center of the room, cause then you'll get a checkpoint and can't restart from the beginning.
    Posted by Flint Hisan on 21 Dec 17 at 09:45
    iksolokosThanks, Flint Hisan, your tip worked great!
    Posted by iksolokos on 28 Sep 20 at 16:40
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  • ShotyMcFatShotyMcFat1,138,312
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    The current best spot to farm these is the beginning of the on-foot section of midnight (rally point Bravo) as there are 4 watchers (and no other enemies).

    Have the difficulty set to easy/normal and Just kill them as fast as possible then hit reset checkpoint.

    Rinse and repeat.

    PS. I think there is a mission in SpOps that has dozens of them at once (I can't remember though), so possibly wait until SpOps comes out before you start to farm. That way all the watchers in SpOps counts towards this and the achievement 'Remove the bishops from the board'.
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    Ruchie74In Spartan Ops there are 37 watchers to kill in episode 5 chapter 1.
    Posted by Ruchie74 on 30 Dec 14 at 05:04
  • THX 5150THX 515064,439
    10 Mar 2015 10 Mar 2015
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    From the Multiplayer Menu go to Spartan Ops Episode 5 "Memento Mori" Chapter 1 "Spartan Miller" on "Easy" as this is an excellent opportunity to take down "Watchers" and "Crawlers."

    Head to the objective marker at the top of the structure at the start of the level picking up a SAW along the way that can be found on the first level / middle portion of the structure before heading up the ramp to the objective.

    Clear out the first wave of Watchers and Crawlers and once you have finished you can restart the level to again to gain kills towards this achievement.

    I also recommend going to "OPTIONS & CAREER" then "CUSTOMIZATION" and then "LOADOUTS" adjusting one of your loadouts so that you have the "AMMO" support upgrade option for extra ammo.
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