Chief, Smash! achievement in Halo MCC

Chief, Smash!

Halo 4: Kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer on Midnight.

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How to unlock the Chief, Smash! achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning2,506,042
    17 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014 27 Dec 2014
    131 25 11
    Load up Midnight, Rally Point Bravo. You'll fight through a couple of rooms and down a shaft. (These rooms are some great places to get Watcher kills.) Eventually you'll go through some portals into a room with a lot of Covenant weaponry.

    Grab the Gravity Hammer.

    During this next section, there are about 6 Knights, 1-2 Watchers and a bunch of crawlers. Go crazy with the Hammer and take everyone down. You're almost guaranteed to get is just by smashing everything in sight.

    This is also a great place to earn a few others as well, especially the Crawler and Knight achievements. Grab the Incineration Cannon when you get the Hammer, kill everything, and reload the checkpoint. The medals will also pile up as you get multikills. You should be well on your way to these if you replay it enough (and haven't already gotten them):
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionKnightbaneThe Knightbane achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 73 pointsKill 1000 Knights.
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionDogcatcherThe Dogcatcher achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 37 pointsKill 1000 Crawlers.

    Edit: Someone asked for a video of where I'm talking about. I don't have a capture card, but I found this walkthrough.

    Rally Point Bravo is about 9:00 in (I think, I'm doing this from memory).
    The room with the weapons is at 14:40. Pick up the Gravity Hammer, and the next room has a boatload of dogs Crawlers. If you run into the lower area, they'll all swarm you. Go crazy!

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    EmagDrolBotAre you playing a different game from me or something?

    My crawlers literally run away from me and each other, they absolutely do not swarm you. Also even on Easy the hammer doesn't one shot them unless they're literally clipped into each other.
    Posted by EmagDrolBot on 05 Dec 21 at 04:20
    SashamorningDid it change in the last 7 years?
    Posted by Sashamorning on 06 Dec 21 at 04:44
    EmagDrolBotI highly doubt something changed unless PC version is different, but regardless my experience was definitely that the crawlers ran away from me and each other. If they clumped up to three, then I ran to them, they dispersed a bit away from me and each other, then turned to shoot from a distance.

    I ended up getting the achievement in the next room, where there's a narrow bridge that doesn't give them room to run away. (Dan vasNormandy's solution, basically).
    Posted by EmagDrolBot on 06 Dec 21 at 18:33
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  • Maka91Maka911,529,467
    15 Dec 2014 09 Jan 2015
    79 6 3
    Partway through the level, you will be presented an armory. Obviously, you'll need to pick up the gravity hammer for the achievement. You will need to kill 3 crawlers (dog looking creatures) with one swing within Mission 8. Right after going through the teleport, you can catch 3+ crawlers near each other if you're fast enough. Otherwise, just take your time, and get to the part of the level where Cortana will ask you to "defend". At this point, let the crawlers come to you, and you shouldn't have a problem finding them in a group of 3.
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    luminosity815Very helpful video, thanks!
    Posted by luminosity815 on 24 Jan 15 at 02:19
    RatpoizenEasily the best place, took a few tries but just reload checkpoint till you get it!
    Posted by Ratpoizen on 03 Mar 15 at 13:46
    thedarklitPut the difficulty to easy, then go up to the defend room. Crawlers keep spawning, so just keep dodging bullets until there is about 10, then take a swing and you easily get 5.
    Posted by thedarklit on 06 May 15 at 08:25
  • Dan vasNormandyDan vasNormandy466,814
    15 Sep 2015 15 Sep 2015 19 Sep 2015
    26 2 0
    Load up RALLY POINT BRAVO and play until you get to the room with the Covenant Weapons. Get your GRAVITY HAMMER and save it for a little while until you reach the best place for this by far. There is a place where you don`t have to wait for the crawlers to pack themselves in,because sometimes they will not. This place is at the part where Cortana asks you to DEFEND your position while she is hacking the computer. She says "Reinforcements!" "Hold them off while I locate the composer" and then you will fight a few waves of crawlers. When she`s done,you will get a perfect checkpoint as well. On the top of your screen you will read "FIND ROUTE BACK TO THE COMPOSER",after that you have to cross a corridor with tons of crawlers all packed up at the very end waiting for you to CRUSH them! You can do it even on legendary,and if something goes wrong you can retry right away. Good luck!
  • jordan macitjordan macit323,482
    05 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2019
    9 1 0
    Simply load up Rally Point Bravo on the level "Midnight" in Halo 4 Campaign and progress few a few fights/rooms until you are in an armory (you won't miss it) and grab the Gravity Hammer. Upon entering the portal you will be put into a large area with lots of crawlers, attempt to kill 3 of them with one swing of the hammer and the achievement is yours. It took me a few goes and reloading of the previous checkpoint to earn but regardless it worked.

    I created this video to help:

    Hope this helps.
    03 Jan 2015 26 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
    8 4 0
    This method shows how to get at least 8 achievements. Simply just boot up Midnight on Halo 4 and once you reach the area where you can pick the gravity hammer and other weapons, you will face a ton of knights, watchers, and crawlers. When you get to the spot where you need to defend the turrets, destroy the turrets and kill as many crawlers until you get the 1000 crawlers killed achievement.

    Chief, Smash!- Halo 4: Kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer on Midnight
    Checkmate- Kill 100 Watchers
    I Was Wondering What Would Break First- Kill 100 Knights
    Pest Control- Kill 100 Crawlers
    Just Getting Started- Kill 100 enemies or players
    Remove the Bishops from the Board- Kill 1000 Watchers
    Knightbane- Kill 1000 Knights
    Dogcatcher-Kill 1000 Crawlers

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