Primate achievement in Halo MCC


Halo 3: Find your first missing links.

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How to unlock the Primate achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,371,435
    31 Oct 2014 14 Nov 2014 15 Nov 2014
    196 6 13

    Mission: Sierra 117

    In this mission you can find three "missing links" for three separate achievements.

    1: You'll come to an area with two small shelters near the water where your allies ship is attacked by covenant ships. Take out the enemies and stand next to the river. Aim across the river with a scoped weapon and look into the middle tree, on on of the lower branches to spot this missing link.
    2: After clearing out a section of enemies, you will proceed to a dense jungle where jackals with carbines will be on the sides of the area. Kill the jackals and proceed down this area, holding on to the left hand side of the walls that will it. At the end, before the turn, you should see a rock that you can jump on. Jump one step higher onto a ledge, and then crouch walk past the rocky path to spot this family of cavemen in the corner. Zoom and shoot them to unlock the achievement.
    3: Near the end of the level after you'll approach a large base that is connected via a bridge. Take a scoped weapon, go to the middle of the bridge, and look off to the right hand side. There are two cliffs that meet each other just off the side, and you should be able to see a lonely caveman on the left cliff next to spot the cliffs meet. Zoom in on him for a few seconds for this achievement to unlock.

    Following the above method will also unlock:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionHaplorrhiniThe Haplorrhini achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 16 pointsHalo 3: Find a lonely missing link.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionMissing LinkThe Missing Link achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 17 pointsHalo 3: Watching. Waiting. Plotting.

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    SumRanD0mGiTJust did all 3 in one 10 minute run through, used the br for missing links an primate then sniper for haplorrhini.
    Posted by SumRanD0mGiT on 25 May 20 at 07:57
    GraniteJJI found zooming in and strafing as you looked at the missing links helped the achievements to pop quickly.
    Posted by GraniteJJ on 13 Aug 20 at 05:24
    EditedAardvark0Confirmed that this works with Acrophobia skull on Easy difficulty. You can start from rally point bravo and just fly through the level, although there are invisible barriers that prevent you from flying directly to the first and third cavemen so you'll still need the BR/sniper for them. For the BR, just take one from one of the marines.
    Posted by EditedAardvark0 on 10 Jul at 05:37
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  • Skycaptin5Skycaptin5831,408
    29 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2014
    25 0 0
    This achievement is for finding the Easter Egg Primate Family in Halo 3 on the level "Sierra 117" which is the first level within the game. About halfway through the level there will be a great pelican/phantom battle and you will be working your way towards a jungle type area filled with jackals. Hug the left side and climb around the rocks until you see an inwards area and that's where a family of monkeys will be holding a stuffed animal. You may have to shoot at them to trigger the achievement. Will attach a video guide below for it as well.
  • NE0182NE0182224,520
    19 Nov 2014 27 Nov 2014
    15 0 0

    Mission: Sierra 117

    The first one is in the small open area that's built on river. Go to the water and look across. In one of the trees is a caveman. It is almost impossible to make it out, but if you zoom in, the achievement should pop after a few seconds.

    All 3 Achievements here were delayed for me and didn't unlock right away. If this happens to you and you're not sure if you got it, shoot it a couple of times, zoom in and out and you should get it at a later time.

    PRIMATE 0:39
    The next area will have a lot of snipers sitting in the trees. Stay left and jump onto the stone which has a sniper on it. Take the narrow path and look left for the next achievement.

    You will come to a big open area with lots of enemies near the end of the mission. Walk to the middle of bridge and look to the rocks on the right. This Caveman is hardly visible again and is sitting in front of a bush.
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