10 Minutes Too Early achievement in Halo MCC

10 Minutes Too Early

Halo 2: In The Oracle, find the holo-drone before the Heretic Leader activates it.

10 Minutes Too Early0
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How to unlock the 10 Minutes Too Early achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,527,171
    07 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014
    232 33 27

    Mission: The Oracle

    This takes place near the beginning of the level, when you enter the first large room. In this room, go to the right side where you will notice 4 pillars standing closely together. You'll want to jump on the left pillar and then turn to face the middle of the room. Use your gun to shoot out the glass tube above, and then crouch-jump into the middle structure. Once inside the middle area, shoot out a window above, and crouch-jump two more times out on to the top level of this area. Once one the top floor area, you will find a floating holo-drone (looks like a plasma grenade) in one of the holes in the wall. There is no pillar near this hole, so you will have to use a well times plasma grenade jump to boost yourself up. Once inside this room, the achievement will unlock!

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    TeeJayDFSVery easy to get to; however, I originally did it on easy. The oracle was not there. Loaded map again and still wasn't there. Loaded on legendary and it was there. Some say they did it on easy but 11/11/2020 I had to do it on Legendary. Literally no encounters though so it's not a big deal.
    Posted by TeeJayDFS on 11 Nov 20 at 23:27
    Mau5mattI failed the final grenade jump and still got the achievement
    Posted by Mau5matt on 16 Jan 21 at 15:50
    MecandesCan be obtained easier with the Acrophobia skull now.

    (For some reason it wasn't there when I first went to it, restarting checkpoint didn't help, but it was there when I restarted the level as a whole.)
    Posted by Mecandes on 17 Jun at 00:14
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  • NE0182NE0182240,504
    14 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014
    116 6 8
    Mission: The Oracle

    Turn on the Sputnik Skull to make this grenade jump

    This Achievement is right at the start of the mission. Walk into the first big room and go right. Jump on the pillar and get in the opening above you with a grenade jump. The Holo-Drone is sitting there and the achievement will pop.
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    Moozipan CheeseWow, that wasn't frustrating at all...
    Posted by Moozipan Cheese on 03 Jan 16 at 02:31
    KurenaiTsuki XMuch easier solution, I got it after a few tries.
    Posted by KurenaiTsuki X on 27 Nov 17 at 14:27
    xShoot4WarAmpsx+1 Great guide. Not sure why anyone would downvote this.

    Tips for anyone trying to do this and having trouble. Make sure to put the Grenade and stand exactly where he is on the pillar. I was throwing the plasma on top of the upper platform and I was not making the jump. It wasnt high enough or I hit the bottom.

    You must throw it against the side of the upper part od the pillar and Jump forward from the lower part of the pillar to make the jump. Got it my first attempt once I took note of the exact positions on the pillar.
    Posted by xShoot4WarAmpsx on 26 Sep 20 at 23:41
  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,667,977
    11 Nov 2014 10 Jan 2015 10 Jan 2015
    39 1 4
    10 Minutes Too Early Egg: At the very beginning of The Oracle you can obtain the 10 Minutes Too Early achievement. Pass through the first two doors you come to at the start and enter the large room with the square platform in the middle with glass tubes leading to it. Don't drop down with your allies where you meet the holo-drone for the first time. Instead, head to the far side of the upper walkway to the right. Jump on the nearest of the four pillars in front of you, then to the one on the left (closest to the glass tube). Shoot out the glass tube nearest you so it doesn't get in your way, then crouch-jump onto the upper level of the square middle platform. Head to the left side of it from where you land and do a 180, so you're facing back toward the side of the room where the holo-drone appears below. Crouch-jump again up onto the ledge above and to your right. The corner in front and to the right of you is where the holo-drone resides, awaiting its cue to float down to the floor below for the scripted scene. You'll have to grenade-jump up into the vent in the corner where it's sitting (it will be in the right-hand one of the two vents in this corner). Check the video below for a visual walkthrough of this one.
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    Demon Slayer050This method is so much easier than doing the sputnik jump method. Got it on 1st attempt.
    Posted by Demon Slayer050 on 29 Apr 20 at 14:04
    GFL EvidenceWay easier than the other method, got it on my third try 👌
    Posted by GFL Evidence on 31 Mar 21 at 21:32
    LifeExpectancyThanks GFL glad it helped!
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 31 Mar 21 at 22:09
  • FXGAchievementsFXGAchievements13,115
    29 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
    13 2 0
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 2 - 10 Minutes Too Early - Halo 2: In The Oracle, find the holo-drone before the Heretic Leader activates it. This achievement is fairly easy to unlock.

    On the mission The Oracle (Have the sputnik skull on), right near the start of the mission in the first open room head to the right.

    Jump on to a pillar where you will need to do a grenade jump.

    Launch yourself up into the area where the holo-drone is waiting and your achievement should pop! Enjoy!

  • Show de BarneyShow de Barney392,230
    24 Mar 2021 24 Mar 2021 24 Mar 2021
    5 0 0
    Select Halo 2, the level Oracle in beginning of the level.
    skulls: Bandanna, Boom and Sputnik

  • FilmActorGuildSFilmActorGuildS395,806
    16 Apr 2022 16 Apr 2022 16 Apr 2022
    0 0 0
    You can now use Acrophobia skull to reach the holo-drone. Check the previous guides for the location.
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