All According to Plan... achievement in Halo MCC

All According to Plan...

Halo CE: Kill the first group of enemies on The Truth and Reconciliation without being detected.

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How to unlock the All According to Plan... achievement

  • UltamisiaUltamisia431,563
    13 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014 23 Jan 2015
    198 8 127
    As per the original achievement on X360. The same solution applies, simply follow this guide and video and the achievement is yours!
    Halo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryAll According to Plan...The All According to Plan... achievement in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary worth 19 pointsKill all the enemies in the first encounter of “Truth and Reconciliation” without being detected.


    To recap what you need to kill without getting detected at the mouth of the small area are:
    1 Elite
    2 Jackals
    3 Grunts walking around or in a gunner seat
    4 Grunts sleeping

    *IMPORTANT NOTE* Thanks for Darnscenekids and BaronVoNewman for confirming, you do need to be in anniversary mode to obtain this achievement!

    This is not my video by the way, credit goes to ADRRGamingUK on youtube

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    LaralasOn Easy, there is one Elite, two Jackals, and seven Grunts.
    Posted by Laralas on 04 Oct 21 at 01:42
    SoppiestSquash8Video was very helpful for this one
    Posted by SoppiestSquash8 on 09 Jan at 15:13
    Pure Pip RaptorThat sleeping grunt...missed him the first time and went on to the second wave and he never even woke up. Thought I messed up and restarted. I left him for last the second time and the achievement popped as soon as he got a punch to his sleeping face.
    Posted by Pure Pip Raptor on 11 Feb at 15:51
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  • GeoffistophelesGeoffistopheles1,181,061
    19 Dec 2014 19 Dec 2014 19 Dec 2014
    53 0 7
    Now that the Bandanna skull is available to everyone, I found the best way was to turn on Bandanna, Boom, and Grunt Funeral Party on Easy. This way, you can do it without ever needing to fire the sniper rifle.

    Switch to old graphics with cn_back, as the new textures occasionally don't behave well with the old textures. From the place you spawn, angle your throws upward to barely clear over the edge. Once it's doing this, slowly pan left and right to carpet bomb the area. This gets rid of the enemies on the far side of the area. These are the enemies easily sniped, so if that's not the problem, take them out from the mouth of the area, by the tree.

    The enemies close to the near wall were the problematic ones for me. You'll want to be closer to the wall with a higher arc on the grenades to get them just over the side to get the rest of them. Once you've got that high arc, it's the same process; pan left and right to carpet bomb closer to the new wall. For reference, back in new graphics, there's two darker leafy plants by the path before heading in; that's where I was standing when I got the rest of them.

    The achievement pops immediately after the last kill. If you've done all this and the marines charge forward to meet the enemy with a music change, check to see if it isn't stuck in "Done! Unlocking..." as that indicates you've completed the first area.
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    geniusboy91I also threw a quick grenade at the beginning to kill all the marines. I kept chucking grenades until the music came on, but even after the music, there was still one more grunt that had not been killed. Killed him and achievement popped. DO NOT ASSUME MUSIC MEANS YOU'RE DONE.
    Posted by geniusboy91 on 01 Sep 15 at 22:19
    Assassin CorvoCame here looking for clarification (ie difficuly/classic or anniv/what's detected etc.) Used this guide combined with sneaky snipery on Heroic in anniversay mode & i did miss a shot,the achievement popped as soon as i popped the sleeping grunt.
    Posted by Assassin Corvo on 18 Jul 16 at 17:52
    KAW 24Fun alternative to sniping as per the original X360 achievement, although my first grenade didn't clear the edge and killed two marines - oops. redface
    Posted by KAW 24 on 26 Jan 17 at 16:26
  • Buachaill DonaBuachaill Dona694,704
    25 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2020 02 Nov 2021
    48 3 28
    Okay after having issues unlocking this achievement I messaged vexer6 the most recent person to unlock it. Here's what he said to do in order to unlock it, I would just add that you MUST have a physical copy of the game for this solution to work (digital owners are now able to unlock the achievement too). I had to start the game for it to unlock, but hopefully it will help anyone else having issues too. Not sure why someones voting me down, I'm only trying to help, and credited the guy that told me a solution.

    "To get the achievement I uninstalled the game, took the console offline, then took the disc out and put it back in to get it to install from the disc. Then I loaded the game up, selected the Truth and Reconciliation mission and did the normal requirements for the cheevo, quit out of the game, put the console back online and then downloaded the patch for MCC and the achievement popped within a couple of minutes of the download starting(thankfully you don't have to wait for the entire patch to download it seems)I didn't even have to load up the game."
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    ThatiswhatidoeSNo one still damn this should be patched already jezzz Zeus
    Posted by ThatiswhatidoeS on 11 Nov 20 at 05:43
    Altered RuleCan confirm its works on digital now, just got it
    Posted by Altered Rule on 17 Nov 20 at 10:23
    The SCHWARTZ 00^ confirming his confirmation as well, 2/17/21 just got it on the digital version.
    Posted by The SCHWARTZ 00 on 17 Feb 21 at 17:07
  • DevelledDevelled193,997
    29 Nov 2014 29 Nov 2014
    33 0 6
    This is not an overly difficult achievement and you should be able to get it if you're patient and don't rush anything.

    In order to get the achievement you must kill:
    7 Grunts
    2 Jackals
    1 Elite

    With the jackals and Elites especially you want to do your best to take them out with one shot each. If you miss or just hurt them, they will likely detect you. The grunts have a slightly bigger margin for error (as seen in the video below) but I would recommend trying to take all the enemies out with one shot just to be safe.

    The only time you will be detected is if the enemy looks right at you and starts shooting, they can freak out and run around without detecting you so do not panic

    The achievement is not difficulty specific so you may as well do it on easy. It is right at the beginning of the level so if you mess up you can just restart the level and try again
  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,667,977
    10 Nov 2014 26 Jan 2015
    26 1 0
    At the very beginning of the level there is an achievement for killing the first group of enemies without being seen. Watch the level video below for the strategy on this. Once again if you’re struggling to do this one you can do it on a lower difficulty since it’s not tied to Legendary. I would recommend doing this before going for the achievement for saving your sniper ammo, so that you can restart and just run past all of these enemies (if doing it on a lower difficulty, of course).
  • FUSION CHA0SFUSION CHA0S112,910
    03 Jan 2015 31 Aug 2018
    16 0 2
    This achievement is done on Truth and Reconciliation. You will need to snipe...

    -1 Elite
    -2 Jackles
    -7 Grunts

    without being spotting. If you are spotted, you will know because the marines will move into the area and a second group of enemies will come from the hill up ahead. After jumping out of the plane, head to your right behind the rock that has a nice open spot you can snipe from. From here, you can kill about 2 grunts and both the jackels. You will then need to move up to the tree in front of the rock to see the elite and grunt in the turret on the hill to the left. From here, you should be able to keep along the right cliff and kill the remaining grunts. The grunts should be sleeping or in the locations along the right cliff or to the left wall when you walk into the area.

  • WhatGreatBanterWhatGreatBanter486,077
    07 Nov 2020 07 Nov 2020 07 Nov 2020
    7 0 0
    I don't know if this will work for everyone however I tried everything on this site and nothing worked.

    So what I did out of frustration was kill all the marines at the beginning with my sniper rifle and soon as I killed the last marine the cheevo unlocked not sure how this happened but just thought I would post it to hopefully work as a solution so I don't know what caused it to pop but this is exactly what I did.

    All the times I did it I did in the remastered graphics and did not switch once.

    Did the requirements on a up to date game.
    -Heroic Difficulty
    -No Skulls

    Then unplugged my external hard drive with the game installed and downloaded the base game Via disc on to my internal hard drive

    Did the requirements on the base non updated game.
    -Heroic Difficulty
    -No Skulls
    -To be safe did it 5 or so times and made sure I did a run without missing a shot.

    Then quit to main menu waited for it to load then quit the game and closed to the dashboard.

    Plugged my Hard drive back in.

    Loaded up the updated game and booted up the mission truth and reconciliation then did the requirements again
    -Heroic Difficulty
    -No Skulls

    After the cheevo didn't pop i reset checkpoint and i started to kill the marines until they turned on me and begin to kill me.

    As soon as I killed the last enemy marine the cheevo popped.

    Hope this helped this was a pain in the ass to get.
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    7 1 0
    The guide still holds true! What do you want to do in order to obtain the achievement with the current glitch system is to:

    1: Uninstall the game and then use a retail copy of the original game via disc.

    2: Turn your Wi-Fi off and let the game install and then proceed with the previous guide.

    This will allow you to obtain this achievement that is currently not possible with the current updates.
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