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No Easy Way Out achievement in Halo MCC

No Easy Way Out

Halo 4: Survive Spartan Miller (Ep.5 Ch.1) of Spartan Ops on Heroic or Legendary.

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How to unlock the No Easy Way Out achievement

  • LostMantella9LostMantella9274,145
    16 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2015
    126 9 22
    This achievement can be confusing, so I thought i'd explain how I got it Solo Heroic.
    First off this achievement is on Episode 5, Chapter 1 "Spartan Millar" and it must be done on Heroic or Legendary

    You're allowed to die as many times as you want, even though the achievement description says "survive"

    You're also allowed to lose 1 of the generators you defend, But not both!

    Now first things first, clear out all the enemies until you have to activate 2 buttons on the ground, as soon as you activate these 2 buttons you are going to have to defend those points from taking damage. After you activate the first button a couple of crawlers will spawn, kill them before activating the second button, then activate the second button.

    Now the defend section goes by Time NOT waves of enemies killed. The defend section goes for about 5 minutes and you will hear dialogue ever couple of minutes to know your progressing.

    What I find easiest, is to kill all the enemies in the first wave but 2! Keep 2 enemies alive and distract them as best as you can for 5 mins, keeping 2 enemies alive stops the next wave from spawning. I recommend you keep 2 knights alive but crawlers work too. To distract the knights, try shooting near them or there head (Not to much that you kill them, just enough to get there attention) if one of them starts punching your generator, try push against him to get him off and shooting at him a little. I find I always lose 1 generator but never both using this strategy and i die every 10 seconds or so, everytime you die just sprint back and try get there attention again.

    Now after you successful defend your new objective will be to press a 3rd button DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON until you've popped the achievement, you have too clear out all the enemies then go down to where you were defending the generators and another wave will spawn and another and another... I was killing wave after wave downstairs for about 20-30mins, it honestly seems endless but isn't, after you kill the last wave your achievement should pop before pressing the 3rd button.

    I hope this helps out some people, of course this can be done co-op too and is probably easier :)

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    Yushir0Same here: 2 crawlers kept the next wave from spawning. I got extra lucky and after chasing me for a bit, one crawler just stared at one terminal while the other ran around in circles. After the "defend" waypoints disappeared, they completely lost interest in the terminals, and I fought the 5 to 6 waves of enemies. I think it has more to do with not pressing the button (the "easy way out") than actually keeping the terminals safe, since the achievement popped as soon as I finished the last wave. Good solution, in any case!
    Posted by Yushir0 on 03 Apr at 01:15
    Majk1993CZNo work for me :(
    Posted by Majk1993CZ on 25 May at 02:03
    Gut gulperI did this and I thought the waves would never end but they do eventually! Works fiiine :)
    Posted by Gut gulper on 18 Jul at 05:08
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  • II7Mr BubblesII7Mr Bubbles417,960
    12 Jan 2015 01 Feb 2015 13 Aug 2017
    49 2 11
    Though the other solution is great, it says you need to keep at least one of the two generators from being destroyed. I got this achievement on MCC and Halo 4 and lost BOTH generators both times.

    Feel free to ignore the generators and when the objective tells you to push the button in the tower, DO NOT PUSH IT. Just keep killing, and killing, and killing. It seems like it will never end but it does. Voila! Achievement unlocked!

    The title says, No Easy Way Out. The button is the easy way out. The generators have nothing to do with it as far as I know.

    Note: This may only work solo. In the comments, someone said losing both generators while playing co-op fails the mission.
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    BuckswanaJust did this today. Losing both generators on solo Heroic automatically ends the mission. Had to keep one up until the objective to hit 3rd button, which you ignore.
    Posted by Buckswana on 25 May 16 at 22:34
    Manb3arSquirrelI did it on Legendary, just in case. After 155 kills, it unlocked just fine.
    Posted by Manb3arSquirrel on 13 Aug 17 at 18:08
    Smoky BrennethFrom the information provided, it seems that maybe you have to keep one generator alive until the button appears (time based) after which the generators dying no longer triggers a mission failure
    Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 25 Sep 19 at 11:07
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