Dirge of Madrigal achievement in Halo MCC

Dirge of Madrigal

Halo 3: Trigger the hidden music cue in Halo 3.

Dirge of Madrigal0
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How to unlock the Dirge of Madrigal achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,528,470
    13 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014
    318 10 10
    Mission: The Covenant

    You'll come to a section where you enter a Hornet, and are asked to destroy two scarabs. Destroy the scarabs but do not exit your hornet. From this location, you will want to fly up the spire and land high up on the left hand side on a metal beam. Once on the beam, you'll have to walk up the ramp to the very end of the beam. Here you will hear the music begin to play, and the achievement will unlock.

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    Kanchanaburiyup. no need to kill the scarabs and did it on easy from checkpoint charlie. thanks!
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 23 Apr 20 at 19:35
    AssistedSage4Can confirm that Acrophobia skull works!
    Posted by AssistedSage4 on 09 Aug 20 at 19:21
    Soulz1eFastest way now is to use the Acrophobia skull like AssistedSage4 says - you don't even need to stick the landing, just face plant the wall at the top of the "ramp" and it pops.
    Posted by Soulz1e on 05 Sep 20 at 15:16
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  • SlugfishSlugfish318,565
    22 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015
    87 1 3
    All of the other solutions posted here are good; I just wanted to clarify two pieces of information for people looking to get this as quickly as possible.
    1. Load the level Covenant on Easy at Rally Point Charlie, then drive to just before the spot where the Hornets are dropped off.
    2. Once you get into the Hornet fly straight up to the spot shown in the other solutions. You DO NOT need to destroy the Scarabs or anything else for that matter.
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    Recon1O1Yeah but then you don't get to actually hear the music... :p Prob sukd anyway. Thx Slugger.
    Posted by Recon1O1 on 04 Jun 15 at 22:35
    RoboTommmthank you:)
    Posted by RoboTommm on 10 Mar 18 at 17:57
    soft pillowcaseFast way to get this, but yeah you won't hear a change in music.
    Posted by soft pillowcase on 18 Oct 18 at 13:07
  • District PieDistrict Pie293,253
    11 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014
    25 5 2
    Find the music cue on the The Covenant, in the location where you kill two scarabs, once you've taken both out remain in your hornet. Then follow the video below:

    Found the video by chance when looking for a solution for this achievement. I don't take credit for the video.
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    x I LAZ I xYou kill Scarabs, not Scorpions.
    Posted by x I LAZ I x on 12 Nov 14 at 10:14
    District PieOops, thanks :)
    Posted by District Pie on 13 Nov 14 at 06:48
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