You Had it Coming achievement in Halo MCC

You Had it Coming

Halo 4: Beat the par score on every Halo 4 level.

You Had it Coming-0.1
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How to unlock the You Had it Coming achievement

  • Elite1111111111Elite11111111111,003,154
    04 Dec 2014 27 Dec 2014 03 Jun 2015
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    Halo 4 has (at least before they nerfed the other games) the easiest par scores to achieve, by far. Other than telling you to look at the individual guides, here's what I have to say. This isn't a complete level by level guide it's just a general one.
    Firstly, here are my scores and times on Legendary

    DAWN - 36073 - 00:17:13
    REQUIEM - 27453 - 00:31:48
    FORERUNNER - 29839 - 00:27:34
    INFINITY - 112546 - 00:42:26
    RECLAIMER - 45911 - 00:54:22
    SHUTDOWN - 52399 - 00:41:28
    COMPOSER - 83312 - 00:32:33
    MIDNIGHT - 63888 - 00:34:53

    As you can see, you ridiculously overshoot many of the scores playing on Legendary.
    Requiem and Forerunner are a bit harder, so I'll focus on them.

    Going off my above scores, however, I would recommend doing Legendary for Dawn (no skulls), and Heroic for Infinity, Reclaimer, Shutdown, and Midnight (no skulls). Composer I was able to do on Normal. I didn't get a good enough time on Reclaimer to have gotten par on Heroic, but I took a really long time, so Heroic should help you cut out that time.

    For Requiem, I found this video (Credit to Nak3d Eli) which, while I don't want you to really follow it since you won't score that high, I want you to watch it for where the weapons are and things of that nature (namely how he points out the carbines and plasma pistols several times.)
    You pretty much want to play on Legendary and kill everyone. Plasma Pistol + Precision weapon are your friend. So its a good idea to follow the video for areas where he actually fights the people, but don't skip enemies when he does.
    Some other tips for the level -
    Don't use the Banshee too long. Use it to take out the enemy banshees then get back down. The enemies with plasma pistols are annoying as hell.
    Don't use the Ghost. Again with the plasma pistols.

    For Forerunner, I was able to earn 25k in 28 minutes playing on Heroic. The new par score is 22k. You might want to put 1 skull on. I died plenty of times so its not like it was a clean run.
    I fought every enemy up until I got the first Ghost. I skipped the enemies in these areas. Use the Ghost to kill the Elite running for a Banshee after the tunnel. Use the Banshee to kill the 2 enemy Banshees and all the enemies in the area.
    When you go through the portal to the 'core', kill the first group but then run past everyone. Go through the right door and stick to the left. Most enemies should ignore you. I had to walk backwards with my hardlight shield near the end because of the gunner on the phantom.
    When in the Ghost Gauntlet at the end, splatter as many grunts as you can; this can easily net you several thousand points.

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    Elite1111111111Yeah at first it seemed like Co-op scores had to be individual but last time I did one we all had the same score at the end so I'm not sure how it works.
    Posted by Elite1111111111 on 21 Jul 15 at 05:02
    IllegallySamI'm not sure how it works either since I've only gotten around to doing those 4 missions and host didn't have scoring on, but it definitely gives more room for error, especially on the time front since one death doesn't set you back as far. When I get the chance, I might investigate further, but it definitely gives more room for error.
    Posted by IllegallySam on 22 Jul 15 at 03:43
    Elite1111111111Yeah the main thing is you definitely don't need to worry as much about par time. With 4 people you'll generally barrel through the level fast enough that par time is irrelevant, so you have that score boost in place.
    Posted by Elite1111111111 on 22 Jul 15 at 03:57
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    The score achievements can be done with any of the skulls, provided that your comfortable with their side effects. Now I'm aware that the par scores for Halo 4 have been reduced so this guide should make things easier for the decide which will work for you.

    *(I haven't tried any of them on normal yet so let me know if they work)

    To obtain each of the par scores achievements in Halo 4 I recommend Heroic (2x Multiplier) along with the following skulls:
    Tough Luck

    *If I'm feeling lucky I might throw in Iron but only on special cases.

    As long as you have a precision weapon in hand you should be fine, but never pass up on the power weapons if available.

    (One other thing to note that after 40 minutes of game time you will not earn any points for kills toward your score).

    Using the competitive score option gives you a general idea of how quick your going and how the points are being factored into your final score, but after a while your score will deteriorate when you start to pass the par time of the mission.

    I would advise not trying to run through the levels and worry about the par time but instead make sure you have a comfortable cushion of points then after such time speedrun the rest of the missions so you can hold on to the minimum point values required to earn the achievement. Headshot/Multikill/Spree/Stick/Supercombine and EMP medals are great in boosting your point totals. Blowing up all vehicles will also give you more points, but only do so if time permits.

    Good luck.
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