Cowardly Grunt achievement in Halo MCC

Cowardly Grunt

Halo 2: Listen to the Cowardly Grunt's woes.

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How to unlock the Cowardly Grunt achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,523,618
    08 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014
    239 14 73

    Mission: Uprising

    I had a few issues with getting this to unlock when I ignored all the enemies at the beginning. It isn't necessary for most people to kill the first enemies, but in my case I had to.

    Go through the mission killing all the enemies along the way. Once you get inside the structure. Continue going through the mission for a little bit longer, and you'll come to another door. When you enter the door, there will be a ledge and a lower area below you with some plasma turrets and a few enemies. The cowardly grunt can be found under this ledge, but he will only speak once the enemies have been killed. After clearing the area, walk up to him to get the achievement.

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    PilkatronI tried everything. What worked for me was a speedrun (1:10) by the time I got in the room woth the grunt, quickly killed every enemy with a sword and then went back to the grunt and he spoke. Normal, 0 skulls.
    Posted by Pilkatron on 22 Mar 21 at 17:16
    UGWRayneJust got the achievement.... On easy... No skulls... Died 1 time but before the game could register it (literally while my guy was falling to the ground) I paused and loaded the check point. Killed jackels first so now alerts then killed the brutes. Went back to the scared grunt and he spoke.
    Posted by UGWRayne on 09 Apr 21 at 23:17
    AbsconderAfter years of trying to get this achievement unlocked it finally worked for me today. I was completing the easy campaign playlist, I killed all enemies in the level, most with the sword, and the cowardly grunt finally spoke.
    Posted by Absconder on 24 May 21 at 20:30
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  • Skycaptin5Skycaptin5870,805
    31 Oct 2014 07 Nov 2014
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    Cowardly Grunt - Halo 2
    The Cowardly Grunt can be found the level "Uprising" near the start of the level once you first enter the structure and make your way to the first spot that has you jump down into a lower platform filled with brutes, kill them to have the grunt talk. See video for better details.
  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,667,997
    12 Nov 2014 10 Jan 2015
    20 2 0
    Uprising - Cowardly Grunt Egg: For this Easter Egg, you’ll want to head into the first building at the start of the level. Inside this building, just below the ledge in front of you is the cowardly Grunt. Make sure to avoid any huge explosions nearby (Scarab skull isn't recommended) and kill everything but this grunt. After killing all the brutes nearby, the lone surviving grunt will begin cowering and begging for mercy. Head over there and listen to his woeful tale for the achievement. Video below shows it in action.
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