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Aim for the Head achievement in Halo MCC

Aim for the Head

Earn a total of 2,500 Headshot medals in multiplayer.

Aim for the Head0
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How to unlock the Aim for the Head achievement

    10 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015 03 Feb 2015
    85 5 16
    I'd like to offer up a similar solution to Epilepsy Sucks', although I think mine is easier to setup and maintain.

    Start up a second controller and load forge on Skyward in H2. Turn on infinite ammo or bottomless clip, and change the starting weapons to BRs and Magnums. Turn shields off and turn health to 10%. Turn respawn to instant.

    You'll start on a very small floating platform with two initial spawns and one respawn point. Now, you have a couple options. First, you can just stand in front of the respawn point and headshot controller #2. The problem is that the weapons and bodies collect and eventually will crash the game.

    To mitigate that problem, build a crate a few feet off the edge of the platform and set its physics to phased or fixed. That way it won't drop when you let it go. Then move the respawn point on top of the crate you just built and set its physics to phased. This way, when you kill controller #2, the bodies and weapons simply fall into the sky below and disappear, removing the crashing and lag issues.

    Assuming you start with zero headshots and don't miss a headshot the entire time, you'll need to reload your magnum 209 times.

    User Dizyne suggests that you dual-wield magnums and alternate firing them in order to never have to wait for a reload. Could potentially shave several minutes off of this grind.

    Hope my solution helps!

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    fruitshootmanMy game crashes after a few mins
    Posted by fruitshootman on 27 Sep 19 at 22:03
    AngryYeti420Note: to anyone who is trying to get any medals in a less tedious and eye degrading way in multiplayer, you can now earn them from firefight by killing Ai (If you own reach you can play firefight) I just got over 25 double kills 40 assist medals, and 2 legendary medals from a single 10 minute game. Other medals such as plasma stick kills work as well.
    Posted by AngryYeti420 on 20 Jan 20 at 12:03
    KanchanaburiPlaying on the X, the game didn't crash when i went from 100 to 2500 in a single session.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 08 Feb 20 at 19:48
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  • PRlSTlNEPRlSTlNE219,665
    11 Jan 2015 11 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2015
    60 8 8
    I popped this while playing Spartan Ops. No need to boost with a second controller. Just play Spartan Ops normally and you will continuously progress to 2,500. Assist and beat-down related achievements also count in this playlist.
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    KAW 24Although not the quickest method, if you intend on playing Spartan Ops anyway then this saves you having to setup a custom or Forge game with another controller/player. I have over 1000/2500 from Episodes 1-3 already so I think it's likely that most people will get this just from playing Spartan Ops to completion.
    Posted by KAW 24 on 25 Feb 17 at 17:48
    FFX BrotherhoodGot this before the end of Chapter 6 Spartan Ops, definitely a good way of going about it.
    Posted by FFX Brotherhood on 31 Jul 17 at 02:43
    MoustachioBest guide. Grunt Birthday Party skull for some extra fun.

    EDIT: Chapter 7 Episode 4 is worth mentioning if anyone just wants to grind a single level. Snipers at the start (and more laying around) and plenty of ammo boxes for DMR/BR.
    Posted by Moustachio on 23 Sep 18 at 03:47
  • Shadow 00 FoxShadow 00 Fox659,407
    12 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2015 20 Jun 2015
    47 1 8
    **UPDATE** With the latest update, you should be able to search for my fileshare and download the map!
    To find other players in MCC, select your name in the Roster, then select "Find Player" to access their file share, etc.

    I have set up a Forge map you can load up in custom games and shared it in my file share. It's titled "Headshots" and I'll give you a brief explanation of what to do!

    The map is set up to accommodate 16 players, with one person getting headshots at a time.

    1. Set the map settings to Slayer(I have a custom Slayer setting also in my file share that you can grab), make sure to turn all respawn times to instant and set player weapons to infinite clip(you might want to set player shields to zero or up the weapon damage but it shouldn't be too necessary).
    2. Bring in as many extra controllers as you can!
    3. Choose who is getting headshots, and have them grab a sniper and stand on the ramp facing the spawn points. Find the spot where you can stand to get a straight headshot off of all the spawning victims at the same time, then keep pulling the trigger as fast as you can!
    4. Enjoy! smile

    If you need clarification, please ask!
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    Shadow 00 FoxI know lol, rubberbanding would've been nice.. I don't think there's a way to rubberband snipers?!
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 10 Jan 19 at 07:14
    NicoleRenee00As the others have said, great solution toast
    Posted by NicoleRenee00 on 10 Oct 19 at 19:10
    Lily Mu RBThe absolute best solution! Had finished Spartan Ops needing 1250 extra headshots and got this within 10 minutes thanks to File Share :)
    Posted by Lily Mu RB on 21 Jul 21 at 13:18
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