Are We There Yet? achievement in Halo MCC

Are We There Yet?

Halo 2: Beat the par time on The Great Journey.

Are We There Yet?0
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How to unlock the Are We There Yet? achievement

  • Elite1111111111Elite1111111111981,231
    07 Dec 2014 07 Dec 2014 01 Apr 2016
    54 1 3
    Obviously should be done on Easy.
    When the level starts, grab the Spectre and zoom through til you get to the Scarab. You have to kill both of the Wraiths in order to get the door to open, so I just boarded both of them and threw a grenade.
    Once inside, you can run past everyone until you get to the prison. Here you must kill a few enemies to get the door to open.
    Once Johnson gets the Scarab, take out all the enemies along the path. Johnson will not move until you've killed whatever section of enemies is in front of him. You can go ahead of him as long as you make sure you kill everything (I missed one of the two Wraiths in the beginning and had to fly back.)
    Once Johnson has blown down the door, just rush past the Brutes that come out to get to the cutscene with Tartarus. It doesn't matter if you watch it or skip it as it doesn't add time to the counter.
    Once the cutscene finishes, kill the 4 brutes near Tartarus and jump over to the Index platform. Go to the top floor to grab dual Brute Plasma Rifles. Tartarus' shield only had to drop twice for me to kill him. Just make sure he's standing somewhere Johnson can shoot him.
    I finished in 11 minutes and that included the fact I had to backtrack to get the Wraith I missed.

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    DragonFangDanGood idea with the brute plasma's. Took no time at all.
    Posted by DragonFangDan on 09 Jan 15 at 05:04
    Leo AscendentGot 10:45, didnt unlock. :(
    Posted by Leo Ascendent on 30 Apr 19 at 04:36
    UltimaDeusUmbra9:31, didn't get it, achievement may be bugged?
    Posted by UltimaDeusUmbra on 15 Oct 21 at 16:18
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  • Robster80Robster80404,987
    17 May 2015 17 May 2015 17 May 2015
    14 1 0
    Elite1111111111's guide is solid on most of the how to get this achievement, but I wish to add on my own take on a solution to this achievement.

    -Easy is the best way to do it, though I did it on normal on one of the Halo 2 playlists. Doing it on normal also netted me "Frequent Flyer Miles," which was to beat the par score on "the Great Journey" (wasn't even trying for that one, though, to be honest). Also, before starting the level, go to Options and turn on the timer hud, so you can see how much time you're taking.

    -Soon as you start, grab either the Spectre OR the Wraith. Spectre is faster, but the Wraith does more damage to your enemies (the ghosts and other Wraiths in your path), and you will need to destroy the 2 Wraiths guarding the door to get inside. Using your own Wraith also helps clear away the Brutes guarding the door.

    -Run past the enemies using the active camo to help get by the enemies until you reach the prison. Note, grab a beam rifle (kill the Jackal who has it on the bridge before the prison) or grab a Carbine just inside the prison. Don;t lose the Plasma Rifle, though; you may need it.

    -Inside the prison, you'll need to kill some of the Brutes guarding the door to get it to open. I strongly recommend freeing the two elites AND the two Hunters in the cages (do it using the Beam Rifle or Carbine from out of the Brutes' sight). Let them do most of the killing, while you swap the Beam Rifle or Carbine for the Energy Sword; once you have the sword, move on.

    -Using the Sword and Plasma Rifle to kill the Brutes on the platform to trigger the cutscene. Pick up a Brute Plasma Rifle if possible, and then hop into the Banshee and move on ahead. Kill 3 (yes, 3) Wraiths just after you take off, then wipe out the four turrets on the cliffs above, but then you need to find and kill 2 enemy Spectres. Swap out your Banshee for a fresh one if you take too much damage, and remember to alternate your main guns with the plasma bomb/shot (B button, I think) to speed up your kills.

    -WATCH OUT FOR ENEMY BANSHEES! They can tear your Banshee up if you're not alert/careful.

    -Past the cliff-edge where you originally began the level is a Wraith hiding on the left after the one fixture. Take it out, and then watch out for at least 2 more Banshees while waiting for Johnson to catch up in the Scarab. Let him blow the door open (2 shots), and then head on in.

    -Just want to make note here: Elite1111111111 recommends (and I approve) to slip past the four Brutes that come out the open door you need to get through to reach Tartarus. However, the first time I attempted this, I waited and the door closed and did NOT open, even after I killed all the enemies, and had to restart the level to try again. Soon as you get inside the room with the incline, RUN ahead for the door on the right while activating your Active Camo to slip past the Brutes and get inside before the door closes.

    -Skip the cutscene, and take out the four Brutes guarding Tartarus (I used 2 grenades); if you haven't yet, grab a fallen Brute Plasma Rifle. Jump into the center ring and stay on the middle level. Avoid Tartarus until Johnson shoot shim to get his shields down, then shoot him up with the BPR. Once he's dead, the final cutscenes will play (you can't skip, I tried).

    -This should all take 11 minutes or more tops to accomplish, provided you don't need to backtrack to kill Wraiths and are very careful not to reload checkpoints (your timer WILL keep going if you reload from a checkpoint). I also netted over 10,000 points (Par Score is 8,000 I believe) to get "Frequent Flyer Miles." If you feel you're not going to make it, Restart the level.

    I hope this helps. Again, main credit for this goes to Elite1111111111 for his solution.
  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand548,154
    10 Jan 2016 10 Jan 2016 07 Jun 2016
    10 0 0
    You can use Silver's ("Halo Completionist") guide for Monopolized (speed run in less than 3 hours) to pull this one off as well:

    To start it, set the game on:
    - Easy
    - Timer on
    - Skulls: So Angry, Piñata and Grunt Birthday Party (all optional). Do NOT turn on any other skulls that may void this achievement.

    At the beginning we won't do the 1st despawn of enemies. Instead, get on the Spectre, betray the Elite, park the Spectre, get invisible and hijack a Ghost. Pretty much the way he shows in his video, except we will rush all the way past the Scarab and fight the Brutes and destroy the 2 Wraiths at the door, so it will open. On Easy difficulty you shouldn't have problems taking down all of them without getting killed. To make things even easier, one option is to hijack the first Wraith you see on this level and use it to kill the Brutes and Wraiths at the door. Doing that sped things up a little bit more for me.

    In the next sets of rooms follow the path showed in the video but do NOT take on all of the enemies. Use your cloaking/invisibility ability to get past the enemies as soon as the doors open. In some rooms you will have to kill a few Brutes in order for that to happen, but the focus isn't the fighting at all except when you get outside the building again, when you will have to kill the 4 Brutes as soon as possible in order to trigger the next cutscene.

    After the cutscene, don't forget to do this next despawn (getting back inside the building until it says "Loading...done") as Silver does. That is essencial. Then proceed to the Spectre and follow the path that he shows. If the vehicle gets stuck at the top of the structure that you have to climb it's because you weren't pressing cn_A to tilt the nose of the Spectre like he told you to do. Save and quit and then reload the game. It's the only way to try again, since trying to get the vehicle out of there with plasma grenades will destroy it.

    The rest of the video is just like he shows. You can wait for all 3 Sgt. Johnsons to appear or move on with just 1 or 2 of them. Following this method you will finish the mission in part time on Easy.

    If this solution helps you in any way, please give it a thumbs up to let me know. Thanks!
  • FXGAchievementsFXGAchievements12,725
    21 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
    6 2 0
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 2 - Are We There Yet? - Halo 2: Beat the par time on The Great Journey. The speed runs are very easy to unlock when you set the difficulty to easy.

    As long as you know the path you need to run, only spend time killing any enemies that are necessary to eliminate.

    The par time for this mission is: 15 minutes.

    Complete the mission in under this time and your achievement should pop! Enjoy!

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