Remove the Bishops From the Board achievement in Halo MCC

Remove the Bishops From the Board

Kill 1000 Watchers.

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How to unlock the Remove the Bishops From the Board achievement

  • MarkyshizzleMarkyshizzle2,212,684
    05 Jan 2015 05 Jan 2015 28 Mar 2015
    259 44 29
    This is an even more efficient way than the other solutions, allowing you to get 6-7 watcher kills in 10 seconds

    Level - Shutdown (Rally Point Bravo)
    Difficulty - Easy
    Incineration Cannon from knight before checkpoint/Binary Rifle from rack

    Simply go until the orange beam checkpoint and have the weapons stated, and watch the video. Please like and Thumb Up :)

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    WeezleramIf the Watchers aren't lining up like they are in the solution video, try moving slightly forward or back each time you load the checkpoint. I found that scooting slightly back and to the left made the watchers move to clump together a lot better. If I stood still where my checkpoint spot was, they would all just stay in four separate corners.
    Posted by Weezleram on 01 Jan 21 at 01:06
    xShoot4WarAmpsxThere is a Binary Rifle on the Gondola on all difficulties. When you load up Checkpoint Bravo Cross the Light Bridge onto the Gondola and to your left between the two ramps should be two weapon crates. The furthest one has a Binary Rifle. I also had a Binary Rifle Knight spawn when the Gondola headed to the 2nd platform. Keep note of where he was kill him and grab his ammo.
    Posted by xShoot4WarAmpsx on 04 Apr 21 at 18:08
    YeksulcmProgress isn’t changing for me. I’m stuck at 65%. Anyone know how to fix?
    Edit: got it nvm
    Posted by Yeksulcm on 03 Mar at 21:11
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  • Arran R WArran R W1,359,498
    12 Jan 2015 03 Jan 2015 03 Jan 2015
    87 6 9
    Since the addition of Spartan Ops, there's a much less boring way I have found to do this. Load up Episode 5 (Memento Mori) Chapter 1 (Spartan Miller). At the start you'll need to run tot he top where you will be greeted by 3 waves of watchers, first one solo, then 2 groups of 7.

    If you're also after these achievements:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionKnightbaneThe Knightbane achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 73 pointsKill 1000 Knights.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionDogcatcherThe Dogcatcher achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 37 pointsKill 1000 Crawlers.

    then continue the mission and you will swarmed by a shit tonne (no seriously, see for yourself, this is a justified usage for that phrase) of knights crawlers and watchers.

    It's also far less tedious than grinding those campaign checkpoints as there's an unlimited supply of different human weaponry scattered around to customise your killing sprees with. Enjoy!
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    creeping monteI love this plan. I play coop with my son and we're racking up headshots and assists too
    Posted by creeping monte on 24 Sep 17 at 17:02
    PeddlerofAlcohoThis was easy for killing Knights and Watchers.
    Posted by PeddlerofAlcoho on 25 Jan 21 at 00:42
    CasperWeaselif you are still doing this, 9-3 is better
    Posted by CasperWeasel on 14 Jun at 01:17
  • SashamorningSashamorning2,506,042
    14 Jan 2015 18 Nov 2014 18 Nov 2014
    71 14 2
    Assuming you want to grind this after the campaign, the best place to do it is to load up Midnight, Rally Point Bravo. You'll fight through a couple of rooms with 2-3 Watchers (the flying enemies with two circles) in each room. This is probably the best place to grind them. Take them out and keep reloading the checkpoint until you get enough.

    If you want to grind Crawler and Knight kills, the best place is a little further through the level. Go through the rooms and down a shaft. Eventually you'll go through some portals into a room with a lot of Covenant weaponry. Grab the Gravity Hammer and the Incineration Cannon and go through the portal. That next area has a bunch of Knights and Crawlers, and you can keep reloading that point, too.

    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionKnightbaneThe Knightbane achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 73 pointsKill 1000 Knights.
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionDogcatcherThe Dogcatcher achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 37 pointsKill 1000 Crawlers.
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    Strategy OnePeople didn't like my image of what they look like lol. I don't see why some people can't just positive vote both solutions when mine shows what they even look like. I didn't even know what a watcher was when I started this and I played Halo 4! Hah. Well at least your getting the votes.
    Posted by Strategy One on 01 Dec 14 at 12:29
    SashamorningI've given up trying to figure out how people vote. toast
    Posted by Sashamorning on 01 Dec 14 at 14:00
  • NasNas188,310
    04 Jan 2015 04 Jan 2015
    39 5 3
    My solution is a modified version of the previous "shutdown" Rally Point Bravo solutions but it is MUCH more efficient and effective. I timed myself and was killing 4 watchers with 7 to 8 checkpoint resets per minute. That is over 840 and 960 watcher kills in 30 minutes! Bascially what I do differently then the other solutions is grab the Binary rifle from the gandola's weapon cache located in the belly of it. I then get to the generator checkpoint as usual and pick up the incineration canon. Once I trigger the loss of shields and the checkpoint, I scope in my Binary rifle to the left side, snipe the two watchers, and then aim my incineration canon at a specific angle as seen in the video that will destroy the other two watchers on the right side. I then reload the checkpoint and repeat. This took me a little over 30 minutes to go from 170 to 1000 watcher kills. This is my first solution so please tell me what to improve.
  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand558,815
    04 Jan 2016 01 Jan 2016 07 Jun 2016
    29 4 1
    Another grindy and no fun achievement, yay! roll


    The other solutions are good, but if you are done with Halo 4 and Spartan Ops and still is missing "a few" of them, I've found an easy and calm way to farm them. Easy because the watchers will dodge little to nothing while you shoot at them and also because you can do this at the very beginning of the respective mission. Calm because not one enemy will come after you, so there won't be any firefight distractions.

    Load up the Episode 4 of Spartan Ops called Rally Point. This mission happens in Valhalla (again... I love that map but Spartan Ops reused the same maps too much). Go to the middle of the map (where the Spartan Laser used to spawn on matchmaking). From there you will be able to see on the opposite side at least a Watcher, a Knight and a Crawler.

    Shoot the Watcher until it blows. Pay attention to the Knight because it will respawn infinite Watchers after you kill the last. If you run out of ammo there is a box of ammunition to the right. I also found that it's best to switch your Battle Rifle for a Marine's DMR since those are more accurate and can kill a Watcher with 5 well placed and timed shots (I was playing on Legendary, maybe lower difficulties will take less).

    I got to a point where I could see 2 Knights from afar and they were both switching back and forth which one would spawn the Watchers, so that helped to go faster as well.


    Another good and alternative method is to load up the Spartan Ops mission 9-3 "Science Mountain". You will be given Scorpion Tanks and so it will take 1 shot to kill a Watcher. At the end of this short mission there will appear lots of them. The other positive thing about this method is that there will be a lot of Knights there too, so you can farm those simultaneously. Set the difficulty to easy and your Tank will be indestructible, so your only focus is to kill, never dodge.

    The numbers:
    - average mission time: 13 minutes
    - average Watchers per game: 30
    - average Knights per game: 15 (although I was getting more by letting some be revived by Watchers)

    If this solution helps you in any way, you're welcome to leave a thumbs up and a comment.
    26 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
    18 2 0
    This method shows how to get at least 8 achievements. Simply just boot up Midnight on Halo 4 and once you reach the area where you can pick the gravity hammer and other weapons, you will face a ton of knights, watchers, and crawlers. When you get to the spot where you need to defend the turrets, destroy the turrets and kill as many crawlers until you get the 1000 crawlers killed achievement.

    Chief, Smash!- Halo 4: Kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer on Midnight
    Checkmate- Kill 100 Watchers
    I Was Wondering What Would Break First- Kill 100 Knights
    Pest Control- Kill 100 Crawlers
    Just Getting Started- Kill 100 enemies or players
    Remove the Bishops from the Board- Kill 1000 Watchers
    Knightbane- Kill 1000 Knights
    Dogcatcher-Kill 1000 Crawlers

  • UNSC MEXICOUNSC MEXICO122,726 122,726 GamerScore
    01 Aug 2021 01 Aug 2021 02 Aug 2021
    4 0 0
    Halo 4
    Misión: Clausura
    Dificultad: Fácil
    Punto de reunión: Bravo

    Esta es la forma más sencilla de conseguir el logro, hice al rededor 800 bajas en apenas 30 minutos.

    Comenzarás el nivel donde hay una góndola con la cual deberás avanzar y liberar dos plataformas llenas de enemigos. Una vez que termines de limpiar las plataformas la góndola te llevará a un núcleo y Cortana te pedirá que te pares en él unos segundos para destruirlo. Aquí es importante que antes de que corras al núcleo, consigas un rifle de luz y un rifle binario que están en la gondola. Ya que al destruir el núcleo se te otorgará un punto de control y después de unos segundos comenzarán a salir varios Watchers. Tendrás en total 7 Watchers, una vez que lo elimines sólo debes cargas el punto de control anterior y repetir el proceso las veces que sea necesario.
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