Leave It Where It Lay achievement in Halo MCC

Leave It Where It Lay

Halo CE: Complete Two Betrayals on Legendary difficulty without picking up a new weapon.

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How to unlock the Leave It Where It Lay achievement

  • Col Double DCol Double D304,591
    14 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014
    95 1 22
    This CAN be unlocked using the BANDANNA SKULL. I know the game says achievemebts will be disabled, but that only appears to be the case for level, difficulty, score, and par time achievements not misc ones.

    Just like in Halo CE Anniversary, grenade and shotgun everything, using the plasma pistol for shields and sentinels. I ran through the level pretty quickly as the shotgun and plasma pistol are really the best weapons for the level anyway.

    Please note that the achievement did not pop for me immediately as this game was having its achievement problems so I thought it couldn't be unlocked with bandanna just to find today that it was a delayed unlock and unlocked this morning. Happy hunting!

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    counterstriker8I've played this level with a second controller in split screen. It works. The guest controller can pick up any weapon. The main account is allowed to die. I didn't use a skull.
    Posted by counterstriker8 on 18 Jan 20 at 14:02
    MrKoolxDoodnever thought about using a second controller
    Posted by MrKoolxDood on 20 Apr 20 at 15:56
    ShonicTHheads up, the skull "foreign" will cause additional headaches with this achievement. This is due to the fact that your starting load-out will have a plasma pistol, but due to it being a Covenant weapon, you will instead have an empty inventory slot, and will pick up the first weapon you walk over(which will invalidate this achievement). Highly doubt anyone would WANT this skull on when going for this, but I decided to test it anyway just in case
    Posted by ShonicTH on 23 May 20 at 18:44
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  • Messiah MuffinMessiah Muffin412,202
    12 Nov 2014 15 Nov 2014 06 Feb 2017
    30 3 12
    This achievement seems to be working in split-screen when using guest accounts now. Thanks for everyone who mentioned so in the comments!

    This achievement is best completed in co-op. As long as you personally don't pick up a new weapon, you'll get the achievement, no matter if your partner does so. Having a second player in the game who can use the power weapons without risk and take care of problem enemies can be a big help to those who may find this level difficult on legendary.

    Also don't be scared of dying as respawning with different weaponry won't void this achievement. Neither should vehicle use (I used the Banshee on the run I got this.) As long as you complete the level without picking up a new weapon the achievement should be yours.


    Some players are reporting that this achievement isn't unlocking for them using the split screen method. Be careful if you're planning on completing it this way.
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    Master IrishmanI got look out for the little guys and leave it where it lay in one tries...with guest split screen with NO SKULLS at all!
    Posted by Master Irishman on 08 May 16 at 03:31
    MasterCranderAs of date of posting, both leave it where it lay and little guys works split screen, guest, with bandanna. Both popped immediately. This was with many deaths and restart checkpoint.
    Posted by MasterCrander on 24 Jan 17 at 21:23
    TheTailsEffectSo can we confirm, guest account with Bandanna should net the achievement? In which case it is glitched as it didn't pop for me.
    Posted by TheTailsEffect on 16 Jul 18 at 23:05
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