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The True King achievement in Halo MCC

The True King

Earn a total of 250 KOTH Mode Specific medals in matchmade games.

The True King-0.2
3 guidesOnline Game ModeVersusCumulative +Players Required4 Players Required

How to unlock the The True King achievement

  • KexolKexol425,664
    11 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015 10 Jan 2015
    45 5 20
    Available Medals in king of the hill:

    Hill Defense - Kill an enemy while holding a hill

    Hill Offense - Kill an enemy holding a hill

    Hail To The King - Kill 5 consecutive opponents in a single life from inside the hill before it moves

    Hill Assist - Assist killing an enemy taking or holding the hill (Halo 4 only)

    Regime Change - Overtake a controlled hill (10 seconds) and hold it for 10 seconds (Halo 4 only)

    First Point - Be the first player to earn a point from a hill

    Loitering - Hold and survive the hill for 5 seconds (Halo 4 and H2A only)

    Squatter - Hold and survive in the hill for 15 seconds (Halo 4 and H2A only)

    Over the Hill - Hold and survive the hill for 30 seconds (Halo 4 and H2A only)

    Vehicle Dominance - Use a vehicle to hold a hill

    Visiting - Hold and survive in the hill for 5 seconds using a vehicle (Halo 4 and H2A only)

    Parked - Hold and survive in the hill for 15 seconds using a vehicle (Halo 4 and H2A only)

    Drive In - Hold and survive in the hill for 30 seconds using a vehicle (Halo 4 and H2A only)


    The best playlist to go with for this achievement is swat. Objective game modes like KOTH and CTF pop up more frequently in swat than in other multiplayer playlists. Swat also is much easier for objective kills and medals because you can kill an enemy in one shot. The main medals you will be trying to get are the defensive and offensive medals. These medals are easy to get and not to challenging as long as you are decent in skill. Offensive medals involve killing the enemy team while their in the hill. Defensive medals involve killing the enemy team while your inside the hill. (If you and the enemy team are both inside the hill, no medals can be earned!)

    The hard part about this achievement is that KOTH is never voted on. It is totally possible to do this solo but you will need to get lucky when KOTH pops up in the voting rotation. However, if you go into matchmaking with 3 or 4 people, chances are you will be able to play the game modes you want with your team.

    Overall, this achievement only goes as fast as your skill level. So to all of you guys that are attempting to dominate this achievement, I wish you luck on your journey.

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    I Lummy I137 hill offence medals but I'm only at 78 wtf...hopefully it will realise I am much further along and pop already
    Posted by I Lummy I on 24 Aug 17 at 14:41
    Poopdog M60RiotJust go to social and custom playlist with KOTH only on Halo 2A and Halo 4. If you have the opportunity leave every 5 seconds to rack up loitering medals. Was pulling 8-10% of required medals each round with decent teams. Maybe only 4% with bad teams but it’s pretty fast still.
    Posted by Poopdog M60Riot on 03 Feb 19 at 06:20
    jimmyclutchmanI found this to be most easily done on halo 2 anniversary and halo 4. you stay in the hill for five seconds to get the loitering medal and then leave the hill then come back and wait another five. While your doing this your going to want to try and kill the enemies before they contest the hill as you only get a hill defense when your on the hill and they are not. I was getting 10-20 percent a game as opposed to 2-4 max once i started this method
    Posted by jimmyclutchman on 19 Apr 20 at 04:59
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    You should check out Kexol's guide for what medals to get, but I think Halo CE is by far the best playlist to do it. 4 players max, and it also can be done with 2 people with an extra controller each. KOTH comes up in this playlist a little less than half the time.

    In 2 groups of 2 search in the playlist at the same time. Communication is key, as the party leaders need to know when to stay in the lobby or back out. How you determine that is if you see the same text on screen for the 2 parties at the same time. For example: found players and connecting to players. If it's not at the same time, back out.

    The way I do this is by getting double grenade kills on people inside the hill. The ones who died, has a person on there team get double grenade kills on the first team. Switch teammates that get the kills, rinse and repeat. This way you'll be boosting Double Kills, Grenade Kills, and KOTH medals at the same time.

    Spend as little time in the hill as possible, to keep the game going as long as possible.Best method I've come up with, I hope it helps you.
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    EarthboundXJust to note, this no longer works as of 2020 and the new update to MCC, you can't select Halo CE and Zone control with 2V2.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 21 Jan 20 at 01:12
  • EarthboundXEarthboundX1,466,314
    21 Jan 2020 21 Jan 2020 26 Mar 2020
    9 0 0
    Figured I'd add a new quick guide for this for the new Reach or 2020 update to the MCC that no longer lets you do 2v2(So 2 people, each with an extra controller)on Halo CE to get this achievement.

    If you try Halo CE 2v2 on Zone Control it'll say "The games included and game category combination is invalid."

    Since my recent session for this was going to be trying that, it was annoying to be sure. But I and my boosting partner quickly found a new method, that could possibly be even faster then the old Halo CE one.

    Pick Halo 4 2v2 on Zone Control. If you played or boosted the Gears of War series, you might know how this works. You'll be doing ring boosting as it were. For the first 5 seconds you are in the hill, you'll get the Loitering medal. So you and your partner will just take turns holding the hill for 5 seconds at a time. Just keep switching back and forth, following the hill as it does move every minute. Plus since it's Halo 4, you'll always be able to sprint, which was nice.

    You can also get a medal for Hill Defense, killing a player while holding the hill. When I started I was around 35% progress into The True King, my partner was at 10%. So while ring boosting, I would bring my second controller next to the hill, so my partner could kill it, and get extra Hill Defense medals. You'll get about 10-11% towards The True King each match from the Loitering medals, and an extra 2-4% for Hill Defense.

    Overall it took only about 1 hour and 15 minutes for both of us to finish. So if you are starting at 0% for The True King, it should only take you around 1 hour 30 minutes to maybe 2 hours to finish. Depending if you are getting extra medals from Hill Defense.
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