Legendary Anniversary achievement in Halo MCC

Legendary Anniversary

Halo 2: Complete every level of the game on Legendary difficulty.

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How to unlock the Legendary Anniversary achievement

  • HU Soldi3rHU Soldi3r746,412
    23 Dec 2014 23 Dec 2014 07 Jun 2015
    45 17 74
    As of today 12/22/14 the Update that came out today let's you complete a mission with the scarab skull activated and still get the achievement for beating the level. Once you beat the level go to "save and quit" and go back to "mission select" and the achievement will pop. I don't know if they will fix this "glitch" so if you need to beat this on legendary, hurry up before they patch it.

    Note: It doesn't count towards score nor time. Just beating the level.

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    RimithelI have followed the above advice regarding getting the achievements to pop but I can't get it to acknowledge my progress in the in game tracker or to pop the level completion achievements
    Posted by Rimithel on 03 Feb at 05:33
    MightierToasterI simply booted up the first level with all skulls off and the achievement unlocked instantly after I ran through the game with 8 non-scoring skulls on, including scarab and bandana on legendary. 2/27/20.
    Posted by MightierToaster on 27 Feb at 18:15
    KoParkerCan confirm Scarab and Bandana skulls still work as of 9/22/20
    Posted by KoParker on 23 Sep at 03:23
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  • KillingJammerKillingJammer387,086
    14 Oct 2015 14 Oct 2015
    20 4 17
    As of October 13, 2015 this achievement is obtainable with the scarab, envy, bandanna, etc. skulls. No save/quit was necessary for each level. I played through the whole campaign with all those skulls on and the achievement popped once it loaded back to the mission select screen after the final mission.
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    lightsup55Delayed achievements... don't you just love them? It seems to be normal for many of the top Xbox One games.

    I can confirm that as of 26 January 2020, completing all missing with the Bandanna, Envy, and Scarab skulls enabled does work. I did the entire Halo 2 campaign solo.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 26 Jan at 18:49
    hls bckdoes not work with scarab skull 05 september /2020
    Posted by hls bck on 05 Sep at 11:21
    Master OkojoDoes work with scarab skull 21-September-2020. I had to use the pinata skull to get grenades and the Johnson cloning glitch to kill Tartarus, because apparently the scarb skull doesn't do damage to him. I also had Grunt Birthday Party, IWBYD, and envy skulls.

    I had also previously beaten the campaign on Herioc.
    Posted by Master Okojo on 22 Sep at 01:12
  • tRUffleSHuffLE6tRUffleSHuffLE6138,401
    24 Feb 2018 24 Feb 2018
    8 2 1
    This is not really a solution, but it is an update to the above solution. As of 2/24/18, KillingJammer’s solution works wonderfully.

    According to the comments on KillingJammers solution, you must first complete the entire campaign on a lower difficulty, with no skulls activated to initiate this glitch. I played my first campaign playthrough on normal.

    Once you’ve done that, start a new campaign via the missions tab. Select Legendary difficulty and then choose your skulls. I am unsure as to if any of the other skulls hinder the glitch in any way. I chose the Scarab, Envy, and Bandana skulls to use during my playthrough.

    Once you defeat Tartarus, which is really freaking hard by the way, it will finish with the cut scenes and take you back to the menu. It took roughly one minute for the achievements to pop once I was back to the menu screen. I re-entered into the missions tab and sat there idle, when it finally unlocked.

    A bit of advice if you’re stuck on defeating Tartarus as I was for an entire hour. I used the Needler as my primary weapon. When Johnson snipes him three times and when Tartarus’ shield diminishes is when you unload an entire clip of needles into him. Also, throw a human grenade at his feet when you hear Johnson fire his second of three shots. When his third hits, the shield goes away, the grenade explodes just as the shields are down, then empty the clip of needles. Rinse and repeat.

    Keep an eye out for his fellow Brutes, dispatch them quickly. After the second round of Brutes is when you know you are extremely close to killing Tartarus.
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    lightsup55Delayed achievements... don't you just love them? It seems to be normal for many of the top Xbox One games.

    I can confirm that as of 26 January 2020, completing all missing with the Bandanna, Envy, and Scarab skulls enabled does work. I did the entire Halo 2 campaign solo.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 26 Jan at 18:53
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