Askar achievement in Halo MCC

Askar

Halo 3: Beat the par score on The Storm.

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How to unlock the Askar achievement

  • Wicked JeiWicked Jei470,506
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    You will need a par score of 25,000 on the Storm to get the achievement. The par time for the level is 15:00. For this method, you are not likely to get the 3.00x time multiplier, but you should still be able to get a lower multiplier.

    It is possible to get 25k on normal, but you'll need skulls and you'll need to be very close to par time. I played through again and actually found it a bit easier to reach this score on Heroic, with a few easy skulls on. You'll want to aim for killing as many enemies as you can and beating the level in less than 25 minutes.

    Getting kills without dying builds up your killstreak and earns you more points. Multikills also give you slightly more points.

    Put your settings on competitive score to keep track of score and time during play.

    SKULLS:

    Famine - Weapons that enemies drop have less ammo.

    Fog - No motion tracker.

    Iron - Dying restarts the level. If you die, save and quit. Then resume and your points will be intact. Doing this will reset your killstreak, however, meaning you'll get less points per kill until you build it back up again!

    Tough Luck - Enemies dodge more often. Brutes are prone to berserking.

    BRIEF WALKTHROUGH:

    Be sure during the level to destroy enemy vehicles and not just their occupants.
    You'll get extra points. Also, it helps to know the level. There's a couple areas that are very large and have power weapons scattered about to assist with taking care of vehicles.

    Before opening the first door for the marines, kill everything. As soon as you open the second door, hop into the back of the warthog and mow down all the enemies.

    Destroy one of the ghosts with a plasma grenade you may have picked up and hop into the other one. Stay on the upper level of the next area. Run over or shoot the Brutes and grunts up top. There will be marines running out of a building that has enemies being deployed on it. Kill these enemies, and grab the missile launcher on the roof. Watch out for banshees in the air; don't waste you missiles on them because they're good at dodging. Instead, use 4 missiles to take out the mortar wraith. Use the remaining missiles to kill the grunts in the ghosts. Commandeer one of them, and use it to destroy the other ghosts. Go near the 'ramp' that leads to the other wraith. Use it as cover to shoot the turret brute on the wraith. Kill any nearby grunts. Jump the ramp with the ghost, board, and punch the wraith until it explodes.

    The door to the next area opens. You can hop back in your ghost to help take out everything. Watch out for power drains. There's a turret in the next room that you can use to take out the drones quickly. Be sure to grab a BR and a rocket launcher in this room.

    Hop in the driver seat of the mongoose. Hopefully your marine can take out the wraith tanks and possibly kill just the brute in the chopper. If that happens, take the chopper. If not, keep trying to get angles on enemy vehicles so your marine can hit them. Hop out and use your rocket launcher to destroy the vehicles. Try to keep a couple rockets for later in the level. You may get taken out in this area, so be prepared to save and quit. It may be possible to use the missile launchers on the hill to take out the phantom, but I didn't attempt it.

    When Johnson starts his dialogue, it means the scarab is about to appear. Use the lift up near the missile launchers to get to the top of the crane. The scarab will walk underneath and stop. Jump down on it, kill the enemies, and destroy the scarab. The door up top will open. If there are any intact covenant vehicles still around, destroy them.

    The next area has packs of brutes, and they're good fodder for grenades. When the hunters show up, use your rocket launcher on them. If you have any rockets left, take out the brutes behind them. Watch out for the chieftain.

    Before getting to the AA cannon, there's a dead marine with a sniper. Pick off a couple enemies if you can, though you won't have much ammo due to famine. Proceed to kill all enemies around the cannon. Surviving marines may move up to help you, so beware of them taking your kills and robbing you of points. Use the brute's fuel rod cannon to take out the AA quickly or use sticky grenades.

    By the end of the level, I had about 17,700 base score with a time of 23:30, netting me almost 36,000 score total. You got room to make mistakes and take your time.

    WATCH THE ENDING CUTSCENE or the achievement may not pop.

    Unfortunately, the par score achievements in this game be can stubborn about unlocking. Personally, I had to play through the final level several times for the achievement to unlock. You may want to wait for a patch if you don't feel like testing your luck.
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    Dragonborn GearI live and die by thunderstorm skull. I used it on this level (and I didn't use iron skull because i feel like the achievements are buggy when you die and save and quit with that skull on.) I did one of the missions (It was tsavo highway. I replaced iron with blind since it is a vehicle heavy level) with the iron skull and when I saved and quit and then finished it, I didn't get the achievement and when I redid it with it off, I got the achievement. Ironically, I don't think I died on this mission The Storm. I finished in 19:02 with 63,065. (so I used famine, thunderstorm, tough luck, and fog)
    Posted by Dragonborn Gear on 13 Dec 14 at 02:11
    PRlSTlNEThunderstorm nets you so many more points. You will be making more points per kill on Normal using Thunderstorm than you would on Heroic with Thunderstorm off. The higher the tier of each enemy... the more points you get. Idk why the OP doesn't use Thunderstorm in any of his guides.
    Posted by PRlSTlNE on 16 Dec 14 at 16:22
    Wicked JeiI didn't need it. If you feel like using it, go ahead. There are many methods of acquiring par score.
    Keep in mind that enemies will have more health and will take longer to kill, so you may sacrifice a bit of the time multiplier for thunderstorm's extra points. Tougher enemies also means you may die, ending your killstreak, and also means that it's harder to get multikills.
    Posted by Wicked Jei on 18 Dec 14 at 20:24
    Shadow 00 FoxGreat guide! I never realized you could climb those elevators to get on top of the scarab! And the gun turret on the drones was amazing. :-) 29,860 in 18:47... and I thought I was going slow. Fun! I think I'll try Thunderstorm next time, see what happens!
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 21 Dec 14 at 04:45
    Squiggles2013It says Par Score is 15,000?
    Posted by Squiggles2013 on 09 May 15 at 22:22
    IIX Mario XIIIt says 15,000 now because in January 343 lowered the par scores on many levels across MCC
    Posted by IIX Mario XII on 03 Jun 15 at 22:12
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