Emergency Shutdown achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Emergency Shutdown

Halo 4: Beat the par score on Shutdown.

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How to unlock the Emergency Shutdown achievement

  • KexolKexol405,211
    29 Nov 2014 29 Nov 2014
    45 3 29
    Using this method you will easily hit enough points without much effort. Of course go to the shutdown level, legendary difficulty, and turn on the cloud and catch skulls.

    From the start of level, get a dmr and a rail gun from off the ship then jump in. Once you take control of the ship start flying towards the right objective on your hud. Once your somewhat close to the right objective, you should see some phantoms spawn up. Once this happens, switch to your laser gun by pressing cn_Y. Keep some distance between the phantoms and hit them with your laser gun. Each ship should give you 2000+ points!

    Once you acquired your points, watch the video to understand how to speedrun the level. Then replicate it.

    *credit goes to Nak3d Eli for the video.

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    MrKoolxDoodthis makes me miss nak3d eli
    Posted by MrKoolxDood on 14 Apr at 01:42
    metallicafan459I couldn’t seem to fly down to the gap but jumped out and used the jetpack to get in :)
    Posted by metallicafan459 on 16 May at 13:19
    TolcThere's litterally no need for Legendary, or even Heroic.

    I just did it on Normal, with Catch, Iron, and Bad Luck skulls, which gives you a 1.57x multiplier. I also had Score (non-competitive) displayed, so it seems only Competitive Scoring voids the achievement.

    Just make sure you destroy the phantoms at both left and right objectives before following the speedrun guide. You have plenty of time so you can basically kill every ennemy if you feel like it. Once you have 8333 pts you can speedrun to the end though.

    My final screen showed 10:59 for 29 682 pts.
    But you'll have the 3x additionnal time-multiplier for any final time under 20:00, so there is a lot of room for error, and you don't fight Legendary ennemies, so there is that.
    Posted by Tolc on 30 Jun at 17:58
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  • Strategy OneStrategy One664,236
    29 Dec 2014 29 Dec 2014 29 Dec 2014
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    Emergency Shutdown

    I did Par score AND par time for this achievement by doing this method. Kexol has a great solution but I have a different way of going about it making it easier for you and getting more out of it. My time was 8:06 with a score of 26,587 acquiring Par score and Par time, I could have gotten a higher score but once I hit 25k I didn't go out of my way for it.

    Difficulty: Heroic

    Skulls: Fog, Catch, Tough luck

    Following Nak3d Eli's video on my solution or Kexol's solution you are going to want to head to the right towards the objective, but do know where the video leads to before doing this so you don't get lost. When near the right objective you are going to want to use the Spartan Laser on your Pelican which is most likely the cn_Y button unless you have the controls set up differently. Kill the enemy Phantoms and you will get about 17 or 18k points, after they are all gone just go ahead and skip most of the level using the video. (Destroying the Phantoms was Kexol's idea I believe so credit goes to him for that bit)

    Nak3d Eli does it quite well so if you do basically what he does you will hit par score except hes fighting Legendary enemies, you are fighting Heroic enemies, you will feel the difference. When I got to the hunters I used the Railgun, grenades, and the Fuel Rod to kill the hunters, they died very quick, if you ever died just quickly restart from checkpoint.

    I did this 2 times, the 1st time I got 35k points easily but doing the Save/quit method with iron skull seems to sometimes glitch the achievement and you have to do this over again, I have had to re-do many Halo 4 levels for par score because they were not unlocking.

    Note: If somehow you are not hitting 25k points, there are more enemies to kill in the area with the hunters, just kill a bit of them to 25k and skip the next area, everyone should have 25k as long as you do the phantom part in the beginning.
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