Head Banging achievement in Halo MCC

Head Banging

Halo 4: Beat the par score on Composer.

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How to unlock the Head Banging achievement

  • Elite1111111111Elite1111111111919,957
    04 Dec 2014 04 Dec 2014 20 Aug 2018
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    Edit: Took out the Legendary guide since being able to do it on Normal makes it irrelevant.
    Edit2: Overhaul

    Notes for Normal
    This is easily achieved on Normal so this is just my guide for streamlining the level as much as I can. This isn't a handhold level guide, it just streamlines the level so you don't have to waste as much time.

    I used no skulls.

    I'd recommend having one precision weapon and one power weapon at any time. All medals give bonus points so headshots are a consistent score boost you can get.

    When the level starts, stick to the right of the room to grab extra Pistol and Assault Rifle ammo. Grab the Sticky Detonator from the dying cop if you want but I'd recommend keeping the Pistol. From here, just kill your way to the airlock area.
    There's a DMR in the room with the scientists if you want to replace the Pistol. Just close the doors as soon as you can as you don't need all of the kills. Even if you rush the door one Phantom with Sword Elites should make it in, but that's it. After this you just kill your way to the Hunters. Either grab the Shotgun right outside if you're feeling frisky enough to shoot them in the back, or grab one of the many Sticky Detonators in the room to kill them.

    After the cutscene, proceed as normal until the first room with the small airlocks. You can actually skip this room by just going to the door at the other end. You do have to fight at the second one, however. I just pushed the buttons on the doors as the enemies came in to send them back out the airlock.

    Once you get to the Mantis, just focus on killing at least one Phantom per pair. I had one pair where I killed both but that was it.

    I had a time of 15:59 (par is 20:00) and got a score of 41964 (par is 25000).
    I had 0 deaths, so I probably got a bit of a boost from the killstreak, but as you can see, even by skipping many enemies (all 3 airlock rooms at least) I was able to get the par score by a wide margin.

    The Phantom kills and the Time Bonus are going to be the majority of your points, so just be careful as you go through the level. Its better to take your time at parts to stop yourself from dying than to end up dying and losing your streak AND having to go through a part again.
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    dingleingusonly got ~24k on legendary (way over time) - but got ~36k in ~22min on Normal. very easy.
    Posted by dingleingus on 30 Jan 15 at 04:13
    z Mr Man zYou didn't mention what skulls you use (if any). You literally only told us that you can do it on normal and what to avoid so you don't get too many points. other than saying why this can be done on Normal, I don't see how it's very helpful.
    Posted by z Mr Man z on 16 May 15 at 14:18
    Elite1111111111I didn't mention skulls because you don't need any. My apologies you didn't pick up on that.
    I'm not sure how me telling you it can be done on Normal isn't helpful. It'll save you the trouble of having to test every difficulty (like I did). Obviously it's easier to do a level on Normal than Legendary.
    I tell you what to avoid so you have an easier time keeping the par time multiplier. That is generally the main factor in getting a par score.

    Saying it's possible on Normal IS the guide. Before the update, there were plenty of scoring achievements you needed to be on Legendary for. So it's good to know which ones you don't need to.
    Posted by Elite1111111111 on 16 May 15 at 19:43
    FeedMeHumansGood guide. Pretty easy to understand you mean do it on normal lol. Had a couple skulls on and got 55k. Definitely one of the easiest par scores.
    Posted by FeedMeHumans on 26 Sep 15 at 21:30
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