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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.

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How to unlock the Aim for the Head achievement

    10 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015 03 Feb 2015
    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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    mouser101I made a super easy map to get this achievement on, I'll describe it to anyone who wants to make it, you may also download it off my Xbox MCC profile, mouser101. Map is called "STABLE DIFFUSION SOFTWARE" and the game type is called "HEADSHOT GRIND". You can also use these to get the acheivement "Dim Mak", this is for earning 250 Beat Down Medals in multiplayer.


    Go to Creative, select Forge, select Halo: Reach, choose the map Zealot, then start game.

    Switch to Oracle Mode when you spawn in by pressing up on the D-Pad, delete every single Respawn Point, the top area outside has only one, second and first floor have several, I suggest going floor to floor, this is also one of the smallest maps in the game.

    Select an area to place only one Respawn Point, doesnt really matter where as long as you have room to move around a little, save the map and then return to lobby.

    Next, select Game Type, select Slayer, select SWAT, go to Settings, make Respawn Time instant, make Spartan Health and Shields as low as possible, enable Bottomless Clip, for Primary and Secondary select any precision weapon as you won't have to reload, make the Score and Time unlimited, save this Game Type.

    Now you just have to grind 2500 Headshots, this can be done by just standing still and tapping the trigger every 2 seconds once you find the headshot placement of the Second Controller on the Spawn Point.

    And last but not least, this method can be used to get the acheivement "Dim Mak". Only instead of Headshots, go behind the second player and tap b to perform a beatdown every 2 seconds, don't hold it, do this 250 times. Took about 2-3 hours to get both acheivements with the time I spent making the Map and Game Types. Ya boy, mouser101.
    Posted by mouser101 On 11 May at 13:02
    BuryBimmerThese don't seem to track anymore
    Posted by BuryBimmer On 16 Jul at 20:55
    Jamone the AfroStill tracks as of 02/08/2023. Made my own map using mouser101's method and unlocked the achievement in minutes
    Posted by Jamone the Afro On 02 Aug at 19:11
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    11 Jan 2015 11 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2015
    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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    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
    thijsbosCame here to say this. Glad you already did.
    Posted by thijsbos On 29 Nov 22 at 21:50
  • Shadow 00 FoxShadow 00 Fox
    12 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2015 20 Jun 2015
    **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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