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

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Achievement Guide for Flipyap

  • Rat1NaCAG3Rat1NaCAG3484,005
    03 Jan 2015 07 Jan 2015 17 Feb 2015
    129 44 73
    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.
  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,259,910
    15 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 11 Dec 2014
    48 19 84
    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.

  • el tuaya argel tuaya arg262,535
    28 Nov 2016 29 Nov 2016 31 May 2017
    20 0 7
    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.
  • Streetwalker JBStreetwalker JB541,051
    08 Oct 2017 08 Oct 2017
    13 1 2
    Real quick and real easy. I got this achievement in about 2 mins. Sierra 117, checkpoint charlie on normal with the IWHBYD skull. Get to the Quid Pro Quo cut scene. Kill nothing. Jump in the broken building below once the cut scene is finished and melee kill the yellow grunt in the LEFT corner. This is Flipyap. You have to make sure the other yellow grunt sees you do it. Once you kill him the other grunt will say "you killed Flipyap". Achievement unlocked. If it doesn't work just reload and try again. It took me 3 tries and about 2 minutes.
  • MASTER KlEF 420MASTER KlEF 420109,533
    04 Jan 2017 04 Jan 2017 04 Jan 2017
    8 0 0
    I might have found a solution. I partly followed Rat1NaCAG3's instructions, and a bit of improv seems to be triggering the achievement, I tried it on 2 accounts:

    ->Load up Sierra 117 at checkpoint Charlie on Normal
    ->Only turn on the IWHBYD skull
    ->Proceed to the Quid-Pro-Quo cutscene
    ->Once it ends/skips, kill the jackal and every ORANGE grunt on this side of the bridge, leave the RED grunts alive
    ->If Arbiter kills one of the RED grunts, reload the checkpoint, but him killing the orange ones seems to be ok. It could be that I killed whichever one was Flipyap before he did both times, so just try and kill them all before he gets any

    This should trigger the achievement, and I didn't even hear any of the dialogue.
    Hope it helps.
  • MasterCranderMasterCrander99,143
    27 Dec 2016 27 Dec 2016
    9 1 0
    After looking through all of the solutions and all the comments without luck, I finally got this. Shout-out to TPB Maestro for providing the core for this method. I tried to pay attention to some more details of my experience in case they were relevant.

    Career>Achievements>Halo 3>Flipyap
    --Keep provided settings
    --2 controllers

    Play through normally following kill strategy provided at the end. I killed every marine I encountered so that they wouldn't interfere. Some have said it pops for them before the cutscene but the next area is best for grinding.

    ⋅Kept the Arbiter at the cutscene ridge.
    ⋅Killed all enemies before bridge. (Including grunts)
    ⋅Killed all non-grunt enemies at bridge and post-bridge from before the bridge begins and in upper room at the beginning of the bridge. This seemed important because the grunts kept retreating further and I didn't get checkpoint until I had many stacked up.
    ⋅I gained checkpoint mid-bridge with only (or mostly) grunts left Johnson-side.
    ⋅I stayed to the back corner just after the bridge ends and took then out one at a time until the cheevo popped.

    If the end of the bridge is North, I strafed N-S while looking West and staying as far East as possible so as to not trigger a checkpoint. I didn't need to restart checkpoint but JIC.

    Notes on killing grunts [all encounters]:

    ⋅I killed them 1 at a time, always front-most grunt first
    ⋅Killed them front of the group to the back
    ⋅Headshot whenever possible
    ⋅Spread kills about 2-3 seconds minimum apart when able to allow for dialogue
    ⋅Last dialogue I heard was "You killed YapYap!"

    I was able to get this first try after getting to the bridge checkpoint. I had heard some of the other potentially FlipYap related dialogue in other attempts so I may have been further progressed than most.

    Hopefully this works for ya'll. Good luck.
  • Slim HaleySlim Haley196,515
    06 Jul 2018 24 Apr 2018
    3 0 1
    Here has been my experience with this achievement.
    1st time I locking this achievement - I randomly unlocked this without even trying to go for it.

    2nd time - I unlocked it after many troublesome attempts to trigger the Flipyap dialogue. I soon was frustrated and decided to just play the mission (Sierra 117) normally.

    I figured out a solution that I told my friend which worked for him the first time through.

    My Solution 2018:
    Load up Sierra 117 on Normal with IWHBYD. Play through the mission normally as you would if you’ve never played the mission before. Do not do any de-loads or speedrunning trickster. Play it like a noob would play it, take the routes the developers intended the average joe would take. Take your time killing every enemy in each section.

    Progressing normally I managed to unlock the achievement the 2nd time through after hours and hours of failed attempts trying everyone’s solutions. I suggested this solution to my friend recently and he managed to unlock the achievement the first time through. I hope this can help someone who has tried every solution that there is. Good luck.
  • HRDNightRodHRDNightRod36,908
    03 Sep 2018 05 Sep 2018
    2 0 0
    On 9/3/2018: Wanted to say that we got this FINALLY, Sierra 117, Rally Point Charlie, the last mission, Legendary, CoOp, 4 of us. IWHBYD skull enabled. The mission started and we hopped over a ledge and came thru a small valley, There is a bridge. I believe either someone or I saw two grunts cross over the bridge, during this, as we started shooting enemies one at a time, BOOM, the achievement popped. We didn't even hear a grunt talk about Flipyap. It just popped. We may have not been close enough to hear them speak, however the bullets were, and they hit the right targets. I wish we could have heard or seen which exact one it was. So just putting this out there, you can get this achievement at the beginning of RP Charlie of Sierra 117. We tried at the cut scene and hopped down in to the broken shack where two grunts where however we could not get that to work, that was on Heroic. So we started over on Legendary and BOOM, there it was.
  • DELT4 UKDELT4 UK147,385
    12 May 2017 12 May 2017
    4 2 1
    I can confirm I got this on heroic single player campaign - sierra 117 by literally just punching grunts in the broken down building. It didn't seem to have any particular trigger that I could identify.
  • Ericmax69Ericmax69236,490
    25 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019
    1 0 0
    I finally got this one after lots of time trying - and it popped on Easy.

    I was doing speedruns, and had turned my Xbox off to prepare dinner. While it was cooking, I fired up the Xbox again, and decided to give the Flipyap achievement another go at Sierra 117, Quid Pro Quo. Sure enough, on the second reload, it popped. Checking my settings, I'd left it on Easy from the speedrum.

    So I'm thinking, it is random, the difficulty setting only increases the number of Grunts available, but re-booting may have increased the likelihood of it popping.
  • MissTaken IDMissTaken ID115,950
    05 Apr 2018 05 Apr 2018
    2 1 1
    Sierra 117, Charlie checkpoint, Legendary, Co-op (extra controller signed in) IWHBYD skull only, it popped after killing the very first grunt I came across, one in a group of 3 with a Brute right below the cliff. After trying to get it multiple times at the broken building on other difficulties, kind of ironic that turning it on Legendary popped it for the first grunt I killed, hopefully this means they made it easier to get?
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