Silent but Deadly achievement in Halo MCC

Silent but Deadly

Halo 2: Kill 7 opponents from behind in a row without being spotted.

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How to unlock the Silent but Deadly achievement

  • NE0182NE0182241,017
    11 Nov 2014 16 Nov 2014
    132 5 17
    Mission: Cairo Station
    Difficulty: Legendary (to spawn enough enemies)
    Skulls: Scarab

    Early in the mission you will come to a hangar that is being breached by enemies. Shoot at the tube they are coming in. The first wave of enemies will get stuck in the geometry. Once the second wave of enemies comes in, they will get pushed out. That's when you want to start shooting again. Since they are not in the Mission area yet, it counts as a stealth kill and the achievement will pop.

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    KungFuMonk3yFebruary 2021 This worked like a charm! I walked in that area and opened fire and got it in like 3 seconds. AngryBob4213 you may want to try clearing your cache on xbox and see if resetting the game helps you.
    Posted by KungFuMonk3y on 10 Feb 21 at 15:51
    iamfleetingYep, this method still worked for me. I didn't have to wait for a second wave though, I unloaded when I saw the first one and it popped when that initial batch died.
    Posted by iamfleeting on 09 Apr 21 at 02:08
    Jacky315Can confirm it worked as of today. By far the easiest and fastest method for this achievement
    Posted by Jacky315 on 05 Oct 21 at 15:28
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  • Der RoiDer Roi1,007,566
    12 Jan 2015 12 Jan 2015
    25 0 0
    Load up the level High Charity. There's a section right after you kill a few brutes that has a Covenant sniper rifle by a jackal at the bottom of the ramp before it ramps back up, then right after this it opens into a much larger area. When you open this door there's a bridge that opens up for you, but don't cross it yet. There are a bunch of flood across the way on a platform, and a bunch of bugs show up to fight them. Take out you're sniper rifle and wait until the bugs have engaged the flood and start taking them out.

    You'll need 7 kills in a row, so don't miss. If you do miss, there is another pack of bugs that fly in after the first are down. You can also just reload you're checkpoint. Your checkpoint should be right about when you open that door to go kill the bugs.

    Also I wouldn't try killing the flood with your sniper rifle to continue a kill streak, they will typically survive a shot or two.

    I found this area much better than the spot in Regret, because when I tried to do it in that level, the platform moving gave me another checkpoint and kind of screwed me over. Here you can take as much time as you want to get this achievement as long as you keep reloading your checkpoint. It's also not too far into the level, there are like just a few fights before you get to this spot, and if you do it on easy I'd say it won't take more than 5 minutes to get this achievement.
  • RaigetsuRaigetsu117,960
    24 Nov 2014 24 Nov 2014 24 Nov 2014
    26 1 5
    I find the easiest place is in the mission "Gravemind" on any difficulty (no skulls required).

    At the point where Cortana drops you into a prison cell, with locked up Marines, behind a Brute looking the other way, melee him in the back, proceed to carefully melee the 5 sleeping grunts on the same level, sticking to the walls so the Jackals in the level beneath you don't spot you.

    Once you kill the last grunt, drop down one the jackal begins walking in the opposite direction of where you plan to drop. Melee the Jackal or the achievement.
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    Ereaser NLOn Legendary there is 2 brutes at the bottom of the lift. If you punch one, the other gets alerted.
    Posted by Ereaser NL on 05 Mar 17 at 23:10
    Lorenzo El DuceDid it on normal. When you release the second group of prisoners you will have 1 brute, 4 sleeping grunts, and the two jackels outside the door
    Posted by Lorenzo El Duce on 24 Dec 18 at 16:48
    AngryBob4213This just doesn't work. The second I touch a grunt the rest all wake up. No idea why, not near the Jackal at all. Super frustrating seeing people on youtube and whatever killing them no problem. Also the grunts dont drop in 1 hit for some reason
    Posted by AngryBob4213 on 18 Jan 21 at 02:22
  • FullMoonBeaverFullMoonBeaver1,447,934
    17 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2015
    18 2 2
    Cairo Station - Legendary

    This is how I did it, and by complete chance without any intention. So a nice surprise.

    I had the Bandana and Scarab skulls on, and it popped for me.

    When you reach the part of the level where you have to call the lift up, and the flying enemies swarm you. The second I called the lift, I fired off a bunch of shots in the direction of the enemies before they had time to react.

    Again, this popped by chance, so I don't know how reliable this will be for anyone else. But with the Scarab skull on, every shot is seriously over powered, and takes out most enemies in one shot. Hope this helps and if there is anything you can suggest to improve my solution, comment below and I will adjust and credit you.
  • xTGExTGE344,357
    11 Nov 2014 12 Nov 2014 12 Nov 2014
    19 3 1
    I personally done this is halo 2 on co-op while my partner went in and killed everything with the scarab gun skull. Once you reach the first hanger on Cairo station have one person outside on the steps and the other run in and just blast the tube the come out of before they spot you, that's how we unlocked it :)
  • FUSION CHA0SFUSION CHA0S112,910
    28 Nov 2014 07 Sep 2018
    12 0 0
    This is an easy achievement and can be done using the scarab skull. Simply turn the skull on, and load the level Cairo Station. When you get to the part where enemies are coming out of the transport door, start shooting your gun. You might need to continuously shoot the transport door.

  • FXGAchievementsFXGAchievements13,115
    24 Jul 2017 08 Aug 2017
    11 0 0
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 2 - Silent but Deadly - Halo 2: Kill 7 opponents from behind in a row without being spotted. This achievement is fairly easy to unlock.

    On the mission Regret, towards the end of the mission right after the second elevator ride.

    BEFORE it if you kill all of the enemies in the area with the scarab gun the sword elite wont come into the room for your first assassination. After the elevator proceed to assassinate the two elites and finish off the grunts that are sleeping.

    After the final assassination your achievement should pop! Enjoy!

  • MasterCrafty77MasterCrafty77160,620
    25 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
    6 0 1
    I just got this one by accident and no-one else has posted the method so I thought I would share.

    I was doing a Legendary playthrough collecting Toys and Skulls so I had Scarab and Bandana on just to nuke enemies.

    On the mission "The Great Journey" there is a section where you join up with 2x hunters and an elite as allies and they follow you into a cave area to take on a bunch of brutes.

    As soon as I came through the door I moved to left looked across the canyon and spammed rapid fire Scarab into the corner where I know a bunch of brutes spawn... They must've been clumped up the hallway and I got 7 of them before anyone noticed me - Chievo popped immediately - a nice surprise :)

    Go ahead and try it see if it works for you (there is a checkpoint just before the door - so you can have a few goes at it!)
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