Thermopylae achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Thermopylae

Win 300 multiplayer games.

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How to unlock the Thermopylae achievement

  • Strategy OneStrategy One664,328
    13 Nov 2014 11 Nov 2014 15 Oct 2015
    18 5 0
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    There are 12 achievements worth 120G for completing 500 games and there are 11 achievements worth 105 G for winning 500 games. In total there is 23 achievements worth 225 gamerscore for playing/winning 500 Custom or matchmade games for Halo: TMCC. This is a guide to obtain all of those achievements, plus I will list off all multiplayer achievements you can do in custom games, organized in what the requirements are to doing them.

    The first thing I need let you know, if you plan on doing ALL multiplayer/custom achievements you should unlock the ones below first because they will give you progress towards the wins/games played achievements (it can save you 30 minutes to and hour by doing these first)

    (Matchmaking only)
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionZealotThe Zealot achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 42 pointsHalo 2A MP: In Anniversary matchmaking, win 10 games as an Elite.


    (Read walk-through first before doing these, then use the method to get these)
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    This achievement will give you games won/played towards all 23 achievements, if you don't want to and just knock these out of the way then follow this guide!

    Walkthrough for multiplayer wins/played

    Edit 08/21/2015:
    M E T H 0 D Man said:

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but it is still possible to end the game early on forge and have it count as a victory. I tested it with halo 2,3, and 4.

    Ham Man 89 said:

    Halo 2 anniversary custom. Lockout, slayer, start game. pause and end game after match loads. works solo. halo 3 custom works... halo 4 also works... just quitting out as soon as u can

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    This isn't the only multiplayer achievements that can be done in Custom, I have compiled a list of all the achievements and what you need to get them. Take a look:

    Needed: 1 controller (can be done all by yourself):

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    Needed: A willing friend or 2 controllers:

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    Needed: A willing friend or another controller (best done in forge)

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    Needed: 2 willing friends or another 2 controllers

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    Needed: a willing friend who has the Legendary Anniversary achievement:

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionLegend SlayerThe Legend Slayer achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 18 pointsHalo 2A MP: Kill an opponent that has the Legendary Anniversary achievement.


    I hope this list helps everyone into doing all multiplayer that is achievable in Custom matches, I finished them yesterday and its good to know I don't have to play multiplayer anymore if I don't want to.

    For this last achievement you can do it with another friend (having 3 controllers in total meaning one of you having 2 controllers in possession).

    OR

    Having 3 controllers and doing everything yourself which would be extremely difficult

    OR

    Having 1 controller and splattering an enemy in Campaign (extremely difficult also)

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionAirborneThe Airborne achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 55 pointsHalo CE: Launch a Warthog for at least 5 seconds and have it splatter an enemy.


    If my guide to all custom multiplayer achievements has flaws or can be improved please comment or message me and I will fix it immediately.

    Good luck to everyone and have fun! toast
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  • FoogaFooga1,499,216
    16 Oct 2015 17 Jun 2018 16 Sep 2018
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    Quick updated method!

    As of June 2015 it seems one can not just quit and get a win, instead having to fully finish the match. Thankfully I found a cheap method around this, and it seems to be faster than the quit out method.

    By loading up Forge on Halo 3 (I suppose it could be any map, but I chose Construct as the map, and Multi-Flag as the mode), just delete the opposite teams starting points. Leave one group. They're easy to spot because they have a blue floaty aura above them, as opposed to being regular arrows that indicate regular spawns. Afterwards save your map.

    When you load the map/mode up, you should get a black screen with the scoreboard saying you won (It's so fast the announcer says "Game over...capture the flag!"). Fast and easy!

    Hope that helps everyone out. No one seemed to be posting about these wins for those of us that still need them and were too lazy to get them out of the way sooner.

    Good luck! toast

    Update: For those of you that are having trouble getting it to work, I went ahead and added the map to my file share. Just be sure to play it on Multi Flag.

    Update 2: Here are the new steps (as of September 2018) to help you get started (Credit to tknology)

    1) First, load up MCC with one controller and your account. No need for second controller.
    2) Press X to open the Roster.
    3) Select your player card and press A.
    4) Select "Find Player" and press A.
    5) Type 'Fooga' in the text box that comes up and press Start. You should now be on Fooga's 'Player Details' page.
    6) Select "File Share" and press A.
    7) Select "Map Variants" and press A.
    8) Select "Construct Win Boost" and press A. Press A a second time, select "Yes" on the prompt and press A a third time. Dismiss the notification that the download is complete.
    9) Now back all the way out to MCC's main menu.
    10) Choose Multiplayer > Custom Games > Halo 3.
    11) For MAP, choose Construct > Win Boost
    12) For Game Type, choose Capture The Flag > Multi-Flag
    13) Hit A on Options (no need to change anything)
    14) Hit A to Start Game.
    15) Once game starts, you'll get an automatic win and it loads the Carnage Report. Hit B to back out of Carnage Report. Re-select the map (Construct > Win Boost). Press RB twice to select 'Start'. Hit A to Start Game.
  • TG IceStormTG IceStorm278,778
    14 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014
    4 0 0
    I have found the quickest way to get this achievement is to go into muti-player and select custom games, then select Halo 2 classic mode as there is hardly any loading on the old maps. You can get each game done in around 20 seconds by yourself, be sure to end your game as if you quit out it will not count. At the title screen press b to go back and then start another game. This will stack with all the other win/games played achievements. I won't be surprised if this gets patched soon, so get them games in.
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