No-Fly Zone achievement in Halo MCC

No-Fly Zone

Halo CE: Destroy three of the four Banshees on Halo during a single play-through.

No-Fly Zone0
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How to unlock the No-Fly Zone achievement

  • TheviusRacoonusTheviusRacoonus576,876
    11 Nov 2014 12 Nov 2014 16 Nov 2014
    103 5 28
    There are two spots in the mission where Banshees spawn. The first spot is as you cross the bridge at the very beginning of the mission. Two banshees will fly around the area looking for you. It's best to weaken both before destroying one, because once one is destroyed, the other will begin to retreat, and you will lose the opportunity to destroy it.

    It seems like the only way to get the second set to spawn is to rescue the survivors on the left side first. The second set of two spawned for me near the back of the area where you are rescuing the three groups of survivors at the end of the mission. In between the two survivor locations on the far side of the main area, the other two banshees should spawn. In my game, it happened after I saved one group, though I'm not sure if that's a factor or not. The other banshee didn't begin to fly off after I destroyed the other, so you should have enough time to take them both down with ease. As long as you got at least one from earlier, the achievement should pop after the third one is destroyed.

    Make sure if you have Marines in your Warthog they don't destroy any, otherwise it won't count toward the achievement.

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    PuffroTotally works with bandanna skull on easy. Just got it. Took out the first two banshees by plugging the further away one first then turning attention to the closer one, and both attacked me. I got the first two there, and after I killed all the Marines at the base, I picked off one of the two after that and it immediately popped. Took out the 4th one for good measure ;)
    Posted by Puffro on 19 Jul 20 at 22:07
    DJBringaGreat guide, thank you
    Posted by DJBringa on 17 Sep 20 at 20:12
    DoomScottSomething I want to add is that the kills all need to be by the SAME person. I did this in co-op with a friend and when he killed one and I killed 2 we didn't get the achievement. When I tried on solo, the achievement popped as soon as I shot down the third banshee.
    Posted by DoomScott on 26 Jan 21 at 18:03
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  • Runner eGirlRunner eGirl537,759
    24 Jan 2015 24 Jan 2015
    77 2 2
    If you're like me and sometimes need a video, I found this one on YouTube that helped me get the achievement.

    Credit for the video goes to YouTube user Halo Completionist
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    ParadoxReal8Did this achievement on the 360 version. Don't remember if we needed to be on a specific difficulty. I did this a few hours before on a playlist and it never pop. Got 1 at the beginning then both at the end. I saw them crashed and could go on it so yeah I destroyed them.
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 14 Jul 16 at 02:22
    Runner eGirlYou can do it on easy, but if you're playing co-op, make sure you destroy the banshees, any banshees that are destroyed by your co-op partner don't count. And since this is on XBO, there's always the possibility of delayed unlocking (done... unlocking or achievement showing as locked but with 100% progress)
    Posted by Runner eGirl on 14 Jul 16 at 03:03
  • x Lethian xx Lethian x116,018
    04 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2015
    36 1 0
    Start up the 2nd Mission "Halo" from Halo: CE on Easy.

    Right after you start up the Level and crash onto Halo's surface, take a right and pass the big bridge. Start heading up into the mountains and you'll notice two Banshees flying towards your direction.

    Pull out your Pistol and start shooting one of the two - although you'll know you are hitting them as soon as your Crosshair (the round one :P) turns red, you can start shooting before that and your bullets will still hit'em.
    If you feel lucky, try to shoot down the second banshee as well - it will start flying into the opposite direction of your path and vanish behind the Cliffs. This should be pretty simple on the Easy difficulty setting though.

    Rescue the first set of marines until you get your warthog deployed and then rush on through the level till you exit the cave complex.
    Head to your right where you will enter a valley-like opening with the first set of Survivors hiding in the rocky hills. Instead of defending them you can "kill'em all" (no pun intended) like I did in the Video below, just to speed up things.

    After that, head back out and you will see two Banshees circling the sky and starting to attack you. Do the same as before and - wether you shot down only one or both in the beginning - the achievement shall pop up after the first or second kill.

    Hope this Video can help:

    Good Hunting!
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