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Ranger achievement in Halo MCC


Halo 3: Beat the par score on The Ark.

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How to unlock the Ranger achievement

  • Wicked JeiWicked Jei
    22 Nov 2014 22 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014
    Getting a par score of 25,000 on the Ark is doable on normal setting without even using any skulls. It is probably the easiest of the Halo 3 levels to obtain the par score on.

    You'll probably need a little bit of a time multiplier to boost your score up. You don't need to rush past groups of enemies, but you'll want to wipe them out quickly. The level is quite long and the par time only 20 minutes. After par time, your multiplier will begin to drop steadily until it levels out at 1x.

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


    Setting your scoring and hud to competitive score will allow you to see during the game what your score is with the time multiplier already applied. You'll notice after 20:00, the score will start dropping, but you should have more than enough to end up with 25k by the end of the level.

    When playing the level, you'll want to grab a chopper as soon as they're available. They're fast and have got a lot of firepower.

    Be sure to destroy all enemy vehicles, even if they are not occupied. You will get points for this.

    Once you are in a tank, try to kill any phantoms that are hovering and dropping off enemies. They're worth 800 points each.

    When the scarab shows up, a marine will stop by you with a gauss warthog. Hop in the driver seat and let him shoot. Alternatively, you can take one of the scorpion tanks. The heavier firepower will save you time in the fight with the scarab, but beware of the scarab beams, as you'll be an easy target.

    Be quick and thorough when navigating the interior of the forerunner structure.
    Try to have a precision weapon to take out the brutes at the end. Watch out for the chieftain's invulnerability.

    I ended the level with a score of ~54,000 and finished in a time of ~25 minutes.


    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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    SchiZoPHreNiikzShould I take the time to kill all the enemies in the beginning, or should I run past them until I get a chopper?
    Posted by SchiZoPHreNiikz on 25 Nov 14 at 01:25
    Wicked JeiYou can kill them. It's just that as soon as a chopper is available, go for it instead of using a ghost, prowler, or whatever else is available. I'll rephrase the sentence because I did unintentionally make it sound like you should rush through the level to get a chopper.
    Posted by Wicked Jei on 25 Nov 14 at 03:01
    Wicked JeiTo be honest you'll likely be making more than enough points that you can skip the beginning fights. The big points are from the vehicles. I ended up with double what you need for the achievement. Just be sure to destroy the vehicles completely and not just the drivers.
    Posted by Wicked Jei on 25 Nov 14 at 03:09
    OverkillChaosCo-Op Legendary total time 44 Minutes killing everything was still enough to knock this par score out of the water.
    Posted by OverkillChaos on 07 Jan 15 at 23:41
    Reborn InsanityI skipped all the cutscene and this popped just fine for me.
    Posted by Reborn Insanity on 22 Jul 18 at 09:31
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