Tighten Up The Graphics achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Tighten Up The Graphics

Halo 2: Complete every level of Halo 2 having seen it in both classic and remastered mode.

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How to unlock the Tighten Up The Graphics achievement

  • Strategy OneStrategy One664,328
    13 Dec 2014 25 Nov 2014 23 Dec 2014
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    Tighten Up The Graphics

    This is the same basic idea as the Halo: CE achievement seeing in both remastered and classic.

    Note: This achievement seems to be a bit buggy, so when going for this one, doing any achievements make sure to stay in each mode for at least 5 minutes each, I went through the campaign constantly going in and out, finished with 88% progress, TA progress bar hasn't budged. If you find the answer please let me know via comment or private message, as soon as someone finds the answer or I unlock it myself I will update the solution. I did every mission doing this in Co-op so if you go for this, try doing solo, if it doesn't unlock, try Co-op.

    Using your cn_back button just go in and out on each level before finishing each mission and when finishing the campaign you will unlock this achievement.

    When going for this I go in and out of classic and remastered when I get to the skulls. In this I love to play on remastered most of the time, but when it comes to those skulls, just go back and forth. Or what a friend and I liked to do is compare the cut scenes the difference is insane.

    If you die before making to a checkpoint make sure to do it again (if you did it and it didn't save).

    There is no exact way to know which missions you did both ways so you will have to try and guess which one you missed and mark them off on paper or Notpad on your computer/laptop so you don't keep trying the same missions. (When you mark them off make sure you were at least 5-10 minutes in classic and Remastered mode.

    In Halo CE theres a method to do every level instead of finishing all the missions until you obtain the achievement, instead swap the mode, get to a checkpoint without dying, try the next mission.

    Note: This only works if you finished the level from beginning to end already. So give it a try and comment if it works for you smile

    Good luck and have fun toast
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    GameTagwastakenGoing mission to mission worked for me to find my one missing mission. It popped during the opening cinematic as I switched back and forth. My missing one was Outskirts.
    Posted by GameTagwastaken on 29 Apr 15 at 04:38
    TBS NikolaiWas at 96% as well. Tried a few, and sure enough Sacred Icon for me as well. Popped during the opening cinematic.
    Posted by TBS Nikolai on 29 May 15 at 10:02
    J4CKA1I was missing about 6 levels for this. I started at the beginning and went through each level, waiting 5 seconds before switching. After hitting the "flashback button", even in the opening cinematic, I watched the bar on the achievement go up after a few seconds in the other mode.

    My best suggestion is to NOT switch really quick between the two. This was my mistake from my initial play through. Give 5 seconds to one and 5 to the other, then you shouldn't have to worry about it.toast
    Posted by J4CKA1 on 21 Dec 16 at 12:31
    lightsup55I played Halo 2 (OG Xbox) via backward compatibility on Xbox 360 some time ago just for the campaign experience (yeah I know it doesn't have achievements).


    Just started playing Halo 2 for the achievements on MCC and noticed that I have 0% progress after playing up The Heretic and The Armory in remastered mode. I re-played The Heretic and The Armory in Classic mode and still have 0% progress.

    So if anyone freaks out when they start up Halo 2 and work on the Tighten Up The Graphics achievement, The Heretic and The Armory missions don't count. Don't waste your time viewing them in remastered/classic modes.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 07 Feb 18 at 16:01
    dankmemebr0For anyone who is still having issues - check your Halo 2 Service Record on Halo Waypoint. It was telling me I had never completed Regret (even though the game itself said I had a Normal completion), so I ran back through it while switching between graphics periodically. About halfway through loading into the next mission, the achievement popped.
    Posted by dankmemebr0 on 11 May 18 at 03:46
    Myckel JayI’m stuck at 88%. I did them all Co-op and solo. Even the first level, which is just a cut scene. What the hell? Anybody have any answers?
    Posted by Myckel Jay on 25 Jun 18 at 22:59
    lightsup55If you (and your party if playing co-op) died and restarted from a checkpoint, you probably didn't receive credit for viewing that mission in both remastered and/or classic modes (depending on which mode you were in at the time of completion).

    Best thing to do is (especially since you don't know what levels you've done or haven't done) to re-play every mission on Easy, but try not to die at all.

    Also, make sure that you stay in remastered mode for about 3-5 minutes and stay in classic mode for about 3-5 minutes for each mission along the way.

    If you die, even once, make sure you are switching back and forth between remastered/classic modes again (especially if you restart from a checkpoint) before you finish the mission.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 25 Jun 18 at 23:31
    EmoW0lverineI played through every level on co-op and ended with about 60%. Then I went through each mission and just switched a few times during the opening cut scenes and then saved and quit. The progress updated with each missed level and I got the achievement in 5 minutes.
    Posted by EmoW0lverine on 07 Jul 18 at 18:58
    SashamorningConfirmed, if you've finished a mission, you can restart the mission, toggle the graphics and the achievement pops. It did it for me right at the beginning of Gravemind before the first checkpoint.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 05 Jul 19 at 21:38
    Big rick 1969I was missiing the arbiter and i only started the levels and watched the openings and quit out.
    Posted by Big rick 1969 on 27 Oct 19 at 01:56
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