Flipyap achievement in Halo MCC


Halo 3: Listen to the tale of a young Grunt named Flipyap.

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How to unlock the Flipyap achievement

  • Rat1NaCAG3Rat1NaCAG3579,288
    03 Jan 2015 07 Jan 2015 17 Feb 2015
    173 58 102
    Alternative location for Flipyap achievement: Load up Sierra 117 check point Charlie on Normal difficulty with only the IWHBYD skull on single player.

    Make your way through the level (less than 2 Minutes) to the cut scene ‘Quid Pro Quo’ once cut scene has finished just follow as I do in the video and lob a grenade at the Jackel on top of the building below jump down into the building and only kill the first and second gold grunts I’m pretty sure the second one is Flipyap once he is dead another grunt will go on to say how you killed his brother and the achievement should pop if not just restart last check point and make sure you follow the video, don’t worry if the Jackel is not in the same place as in video the purpose of the grenade is to get the grunts to run toward the door of the building.

    This is my first guide so please let me know if I can improve on it in any way.

    EDIT: OK so I just tried this on a second account and it took about 10 reloads before I got it. I was trying different methods to that of what I originally did in the video with success. It appears that once you have killed Fliyap that his brother needs to see his dead body with you near it so I would suggest just going in the room down from the cliff top killing the two Grunts within said room then trying to entice the other Grunts in by hiding in the far right corner when looking down into the room from the cliff top then popping them off slowly one at a time once you're sure they have seen the two..three..four etc dead grunts in the room as it is possible that one of the grunts entering the room is in fact Flipyap and his brother sees you put a cap in his head. Anyway I hope this additional info will help those who are still having trouble with this achievement I have upload the video for this run (second video) Please let me know if this is a better solution than that which I already posted and I will edit accordingly.

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    Dr Jared FThank you so much ThunderHorse770! Got the achievement first try after trying repeatedly on Sierra 117. Crows Nest at Rally Point Charlie is a great way to get this oddly elusive achievement. An important thing to note is that the Flipyap achievement can only be done in a single-player lobby.
    Posted by Dr Jared F on 20 Mar at 22:09
    indemSystemLoaded checkpoint Charlie solo on Normal with the IWHBYD Skull, per the instructions above. I unlocked the achievement while fighting through the brutes and grunts before even getting to the cut scene.
    Posted by indemSystem on 16 Jul at 17:02
    NitFlythunder horse that still worls 9/3/22 got it on try 14
    Posted by NitFly on 04 Sep at 02:41
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  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,669,803
    15 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 20 Sep 2021
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    Just turn on IWHBYD skull while playing through the game and this will unlock sooner or later on any difficulty. You may not even hear the grunt talking when it unlocks. The video below is just so you can hear the flipyap dialogue. Ignore the commentary. I thought it had to be done on legendary.

    Edit: Some folks are getting the dialogue and achievement WITHOUT IWHBYD turned on, while others have been struggling both with and without it on, so it appears this may be just very luck-based and not really able to be triggered intentionally. Personally I've always had an easy time getting it to trigger and I always have IWHBYD on, but reports differ on reliability.

    Edit: Many people have reported success with Checkpoint Charlie on Sierra 117. Killing a single grunt at a time and pausing a few seconds after each kill, reloading checkpoint if no luck before the last couple to avoid progressing mission. See TPB Maestro's comments below.

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    GRAND NOBLEI just got it! On Normal. Sierra 117, Charlie checkpoint. IWHBYD skull on.

    After the cutscene. Took about 6-8 reloads. I would kill 1 grunt and wait a few seconds, then kill another. I made sure not to kill any grunts if no other grunts were around (make sure they could see it). Trying to 'bait' them to follow me to see dead grunts just didn't work.

    The time it finally happened, I had only killed 2 grunts.
    Posted by GRAND NOBLE on 05 Jul 20 at 11:10
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 06 Jul 20 at 04:58
    This needs to be the top solution. Thank you.
    Posted on 19 Sep 21 at 23:30
  • el tuaya argel tuaya arg291,281
    28 Nov 2016 29 Nov 2016 31 May 2017
    35 2 15
    Other standing guides seem to work as many people upvoted them, however I tried everything exactly as described on those for about 5-6 looong hours with 0 luck.

    Then I started reading some comments on youtube videos of people unlocking this and sharing their experience.. and the single tip that worked for me was to do it on LEGENDARY difficulty.

    I tried Sierra 117 at checkpoint Alpha, at checkpoint Charlie for 5-6 hours on normal with IWHBYD skull on and could not get it done.

    Then I again loaded up Sierra 117 this time on legendary, at Alpha, and I was lucky enough to get it in roughly 10-15 minutes!

    On Legendary your chances to get the dialoge increase because you get to face 7 grunts in the first fight (4 behind fallen log and 3 coming from the back and to the left), opposite to normal difficulty, in which you get only 4 grunts (behind fallen log in the river). This way your odds increase by 75% for killing 3 more grunts per reload.

    And it was actually one of these extra grunts from the back that got me the achievement.

    Sharing my experience and the video where it has popped for me. You will not see the achievement popping on screen due to Xbox DVR recording limitations.

    3:24 into the video is where it happened.

    Summing up:
    Mission: Sierra 117
    Checkpoint: Alpha (first fight)
    Difficulty: Legendary
    Skulls turned on: IWHBYD.

    Hope this helps. This is not a "new solution" in any way, just that the time it took me on legendary is absolutely ridiculously small compared to the time spent doing it on normal.
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    Rock Is SpongeOne thing to note since I have seen some people confused about this. Another grunt name you can hear is Yap Yap which is a single voiced line ("You killed Yap Yap!"). This isn't the Flip Yap line.
    Posted by Rock Is Sponge on 02 Nov 21 at 19:19
    Foerlthank you for this, 1 checkpoint reload and i got it. insane... ^^
    Posted by Foerl on 28 Jan at 10:22
    WanderingNepNepSo I heard the line and the whole spiel as is in the video, but I didn't unlock the achievement...
    Posted by WanderingNepNep on 26 Mar at 03:02
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