Scarab Lord achievement in Halo MCC

Scarab Lord

Halo 2: Acquire the Scarab Gun.

Scarab Lord+0.2
8 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeCollectable

How to unlock the Scarab Lord achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,353,611
    06 Nov 2014 10 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2014
    193 14 44
    There are plenty of methods to get the scarab gun. I'll be explaining two of the most popular ones below:

    Method 1 - Banshee

    This method might seem a little intensive, but it is the one I would recommend. At the beginning of the level, kill your allies so they don't get in the way. Now continue across the bridge, and hijack a ghost. Continue to the end of the bridge where you should get a checkpoint and see a banshee enter the area above you. Your goal now is to get the banshee to follow you into the tunnel by shooting near it and reversing into the tunnel while guiding it away from the debris on the road. This may take a few tries but once the banshee follows you past the green car, you are good. Continue forward (and it will follow you), and take care of the allies in the warthog in the tunnel so they don't shoot it down. Continue to the end of the tunnel area on foot, killing enemies and keeping the banshee intact. Once you reach the end of the tunnel, get the banshee to try and follow you into the red tunnel. It won't fit because of the wings, so you will need to strategically shoot off BOTH of its wings. Once you shoot the wings off, it will fit. Make sure it follow you to correct tunnel (left one) once that happens. As soon as the banshee enters the mouth of the final red tunnel, you will need to hijack it and steer it down the tunnel! As you're hijacking it, the game will say "Loading... done". If not, you've done it wrong and are probably boarding too early. Once you board it it the tunnel, you will be able to freely fly it around. From here, fly towards the large bridge above the city. Land on the closer bridge, and the scarab gun will be floating there available for pick up.

    From this location you can also take the banshee and pick up the Soccer Ball related achievement:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionGOOOAAAAALLLL!The GOOOAAAAALLLL! achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 37 pointsHalo 2: Shoot the football in the level Metropolis.

    Method 2 - Sputnik + Rocket

    ** Sputnik Skull Required **

    This is another method which is probably easier but takes way more trial and error, and is very hard to explain through text. You'll want to continue through the level until you regroup with marines on a bridge with a scarab that walks underneath. Pick up the rockets and head to the other bridge (the second one the scarab gun under). What you'll need to do now is use your feet to push the small container and line it up with the H2C geometry at the end of the bridge from the side you entered. Now jump on top of this container, and wait for a checkpoint. After that, you'll have to aim down and shoot where the pipe meets the concrete piece of the bridge nearest to your location. This will launch you upwards, and if down perfectly, you will land neatly on the top of the bridge.

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    AusticharUgh, just got the gun and the achievement won't unlock so rip. Hopefully it's just one of those delayed procs.
    Posted by Austichar on 14 Aug at 08:38
    Jacky315Definitely suggest to go for the rocket method, it is way easier than the banshee method. Tried banshee method for an hour and just couldnt get on the banshee, but the rocket method worked for me at the first trial.
    Posted by Jacky315 on 09 Oct at 02:21
    Dread ReaverArtie, you're a legend - your comment should be a top solution, and not hidden away in this comment thread - did it in five minutes!
    Posted by Dread Reaver on 21 Oct at 07:17
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  • Skycaptin5Skycaptin5829,542
    24 Oct 2014 02 Nov 2014 17 Mar 2020
    42 5 20
    The Legendary Scarab Gun, this is located on the level Metropolis in Halo 2. Throwing on the Sputnik Skull run through the level casually on whatever difficulty until you get to the end. From there we're going to grab a Rocket Launcher and head towards the end section of the level. There's going to be a little case sitting beside this particular area (see first picture).

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    From here we move it along to align with these railing in the classic version of Halo 2 and shoot at this particular spot yet again shown below to shoot up into the air quite high. (Wait for the checkpoint while on the box!!)

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    There's a fair bit of luck involved in this and may take awhile, though it's honestly the easiest way to get this Scarab Gun. Video to easily show this off is linked below.
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    EarthboundXYep, this worked well, just took me 3 tries. I tried to do the Banshee method on the way, but it ended up getting stuck in the wrong tunnel.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 15 Aug at 04:47
    LaralasYES! I DID IT!

    You want to have your knee slightly peeking over the front edge of the box. I had my box long-ways down the bridge. I put the very right of the middle-most crosshair on the rocket launcher at the corner of the grating over the the middle arc on the pipe under the grating. This may be hard to make sense of, but I hope this saves some people the frustration that I was having where I kept being launched too high.
    Posted by Laralas on 02 Oct at 03:37
    Dread ReaverCheck out Artie's comment which describes a 3rd technique in Maka's guide - infinitely easier than using the banshee or the little green box
    Posted by Dread Reaver on 21 Oct at 07:19
  • MajorOfSwedenMajorOfSweden171,512
    14 Jan 2015 01 Feb 2015
    37 3 11
    My video below show how to get both the GOOOAAAAALLLL! & Scarab Lord Achievements WITHOUT A BANSHEE
    You Will get these achievements:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionGOOOAAAAALLLL!The GOOOAAAAALLLL! achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 37 pointsHalo 2: Shoot the football in the level Metropolis.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionScarab LordThe Scarab Lord achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 81 pointsHalo 2: Acquire the Scarab Gun.

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    etcher1981WTF this achievement can suck my ass! Getting the Scarab Gun is total luck this way and the banshee way. I hate BS like this. I can't even get 20ft. off the ground with this so called "method"
    Posted by etcher1981 on 30 Dec 19 at 01:07
    togethawiistandBrace yourself if your goal is to complete TMCC. There are worse (harder) things than this, for sure. And the fault for that it's not of the guy who posted this solution.
    Posted by togethawiistand on 06 Jan 20 at 10:28
    th0ed eTook me about 8 tries but this method worked for me
    Posted by th0ed e on 09 Jan at 17:34
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