Witching Hour achievement in Halo MCC

Witching Hour

Halo 4: Beat the par score on Midnight.

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How to unlock the Witching Hour achievement

  • Elite1111111111Elite1111111111997,148
    04 Dec 2014 04 Dec 2014 30 Jan 2015
    25 0 6
    Scored 64k with a 2.21x time bonus (34 mins) on Legendary, so this should be feasible for most people on heroic, or on normal with a skull or two.
    Things to note:
    The main deciding factor for time for most people will be the beginning ship part, I crashed twice during this part. The turrets are worth a decent amount of points, so kill any that you can.
    Once you're inside, use your SAW on the first knights and it will take them out pretty fast.
    You should get a Promethean Rocket Launcher (Incineration Cannon) fairly early on. If you save the ammo for knights, you should have enough ammo to kill about every knight in the level as long as you pick it up as you go. The only time I had to switch to something else was on the 2nd or 3rd platform around the Didact, but I found more ammo soon after.
    The time still counts down during the final 'interactive cutscene', and will take about a minute assuming you don't fail it.

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    Elite1111111111Xbox Live's been having issues since last night, including unlocking achievements.
    Posted by Elite1111111111 on 15 Jan 15 at 17:37
    Mr FiddlerThe promethean rocket launcher is called the Incineration Canon BTW.
    Posted by Mr Fiddler on 30 Jan 15 at 20:15
    bryan dot exeNormal. 7 skulls for 2.27x. 29:26 (2.65x time multiplier). 61,557 pts :)
    Posted by bryan dot exe on 12 Dec 15 at 04:25
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  • x athiktos xx athiktos x232,199
    10 Sep 2016 10 Sep 2016
    10 0 0
    Elite has a fine guide, I am going to talk more about the glitchiness of this achievement.

    First, the setup:
    - Solo
    - Heroic
    - 3 skulls: famine, fog and iron.
    - I had competitive scoring ON (some think it glitches the achievement when on).
    - I did NOT skip any cutscenes.

    With this setup, I skipped a few battles at the beginning (including knights) and still finished with 69,000. Also, use the "save/quit" feature then "resume" so you don't restart the entire level with the iron skull on.

    Now, the reason I skipped a few battles was because I tried to beat the par TIME while going for this achievement as well. As with other levels, I noticed the achievement had a better chance of unlocking when I hit both par score and par time together.

    Again, this was the same with some other levels...I tried Midnight well over ten times with different variations (skipping cutscenes, not skipping them, with competitive scoring on, with scoring on, with no scoring on, on legendary and heroic) I tried everything and none of these helped though I was beating the par time; stats never updated either.

    Once I beat the par time and score together, it unlocked. I'd be happy to hear other's thoughts, but this was my experience. Good luck and you might be able to do this one normal. That should help with your speed running.
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