Throne of Bones achievement in Halo MCC

Throne of Bones

Find and claim all the campaign skulls in Halo:CE, Halo 2 and Halo 3.

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How to unlock the Throne of Bones achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,168,160
    16 Nov 2014 16 Nov 2014 29 Oct 2017
    46 3 13
    In order to get this achievement you will have to unlock the following achievements:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionHeadhunterThe Headhunter achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 61 pointsHalo CE: Find and claim all Skulls in Halo: CE.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionTrophy CollectorThe Trophy Collector achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 82 pointsHalo 2: Find and claim all Skulls in Halo 2.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionWitch DoctorThe Witch Doctor achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 62 pointsHalo 3: Find and claim all Skulls in Halo 3.

    This includes:
    - 13 Halo CE Skulls
    - 15 Halo 2 Skulls
    - 13 Halo 3 Skulls

    Below you can find guides for all skulls across all 3 of the above games.

    Halo CE

    [0:09] - Skull: Iron - Mission: The Pillar of Autumn
    [0:30] - Skull: Mythic - Mission: Halo
    [1:14] - Skull: Boom - Mission: Halo
    [2:06] - Skull: Foreign - Mission: Truth and Reconciliation
    [2:31] - Skull: Famine - Mission: The Silent Cartographer
    [3:22] - Skull: Bandana - Mission: The Silent Cartographer
    [4:03] - Skull: Fog - Mission: Assault on the Control Room
    [4:27] - Skull: Malfunction - Mission: Assault on the Control Room
    [4:59] - Skull: Recession - Mission: 343 Guilty Spark
    [5:43] - Skull: Black Eye - Mission: Library
    [6:21] - Skull: Eye Patch - Mission: Library
    [7:26] - Skull: Pinata - Mission: Two Betrayals
    [8:31] - Skull: Grunt Birthday Party - Mission: The Maw

    Halo 2

    [0:13] - Skull: That’s Just Wrong - Mission: The Armory *
    [1:46] - Skull: Thunderstorm - Mission: Cairo Station *
    [2:37] - Skull: Blind - Mission: Outskirts
    [3:13] - Skull: IWHBYD - Mission: Outskirt *
    [5:52] - Skull: Catch - Mission: - Metropolis *
    [6:50] - Skull: Grunt Birthday Party - Mission: The Arbiter *
    [7:39] - Skull: Famine - Mission: The Oracle *
    [8:09] - Skull: Envy - Mission: Delta Halo *
    [8:50] - Skull: Assassins - Mission: Regret
    [9:49] - Skull: Mythic - Mission: Sacred Icon *
    [10:32] - Skull: Sputnik - Mission: Quarantine Zone *
    [11:18] - Skull: Anger - Mission: Gravemind *
    [12:29] - Skull: Ghost - Mission: Uprising *
    [13:10] - Skull: Iron - Mission: High Charity *
    [13:45] - Skull: Black Eye - Mission: The Great Journey *

    * Legendary Difficulty Only

    Halo 3

    [0:09] - Skull: Iron - Mission: Sierra 117
    [0:34] - Skull: Blind - Mission: Sierra 117
    [1:27] - Skull: Black Eye - Mission: Crow’s Nest
    [1:54] - Skull: Grunt Birthday Party - Mission: Crow’s Nest
    [2:33] - Skull: Tough Luck - Mission: Tsavo Highway
    [3:24] - Skull: Catch - Mission: The Storm
    [4:02] - Skull: Fog - Mission: - Floodgate
    [4:42] - Skull: Famine - Mission: The Ark
    [5:40] - Skull: Cowbell - Mission: The Ark (Grav Lift Required)
    [6:27] - Skull: Thunderstorm - Mission: The Covenant
    [7:19] - Skull: IWHBYD - Mission: The Covenant
    [8:38] - Skull: Tilt - Mission: Cortana
    [9:20] - Skull: Mythic - Mission: Halo

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    WithTheDawnI had this one stuck at 98% for years despite having all the individual achievements. I was trying to find a way to determine which one wasn’t being counted.

    I don’t think it will show the specific one, but if you go to Start > Career > Stats you can check each game and see which has a total skulls unlocked number less than there should be. For me it was Halo CE which only listed 12 instead of 13. I went through and recollected every skull and it unlocked on the last one - not sure if I needed them all again or I was just unlucky. Last one I tried again was bandana.

    Very glad to finally get this, so hopefully this helps someone else who is missing it.
    Posted by WithTheDawn on 29 Oct 17 at 10:16
    Smoky BrennethI have the three game specific achievements for the skulls but not this one 😔 going to grab the notorious 'second blind skull' in halo 3,hoping that that'll push it to 100%

    Edit: Nope

    As per the suggestion above this post, the missing skull appears to be in Halo 2 so I'll work back through them. My initial thought is that maybe because I didn't beat the waves of elites in regard to the IWHBYD skull, that that seems likely. In the original Halo 2 you had to defeat these waves in order to unlock the effect of the skull so my thinking is that MCC doesn't register it as collected, only found, if you get what I mean(?) Either way, be best to get that skull out of the way first anyway 😅
    Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 18 Apr at 02:39
    Smoky BrennethI went to Career->Achievements and it said I had all fifteen

    HOWEVER on Career->Stats it said 'Skulls found: 14' (the other games had there respective complete numbers)

    So after finally getting around to going through Halo 2 on Legendary again, it was the Quarantine Zone Skull that popped the achievement

    The only thing I can really think of is (as the Skull registered for both Trophy Collector and the individual achievement) is that I died, or perhaps exited the level and so it didn't count in my stats, which is what needs to be correct for Throne of Bones

    Weird, because of Trophy Collector popping correctly, but hope this info helps anyone who may be struggling to pop any of these achievements despite believing they'd met the criteria
    Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 19 Jun at 21:18
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