Title Update 2

2,28750050
3.68126,3561,787 (1%)200+ h
Title Update 2

Achievement Details

No Pain, No Gain

Complete 1 mission with the LASO playlist skulls enabled.

No Pain, No Gain+2.6
4 guides

Achievement Guide for No Pain, No Gain

  • BoyzRFlattBoyzRFlatt372,557
    02 Jun 2015 02 Jun 2015 02 Jun 2015
    128 3 27
    There is a new easiest level to do this on! If you have the ODST campaign, load up Uplift Reserve, make sure ALL skulls are turned on, including non-scoring, and that it's on Legendary, and just blaze your way through.

    You may want to practice run in through on a lower difficulty first just to get the hang of it, but the level only takes about 3 minutes. Check this video for a good path to take. It took me only maybe 10 tries to get it perfect on easy, but when I went to record this video, it was my first take.

    3 spots to point out: You MUST hold cn_A while going over the rail, as viewed in the video, while going up onto the rock immediately after (honestly its miraculous I didn't die there), and one last time at the final little ledge right before the end of the mission.

  • Honz BrixHonz Brix141,096
    05 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015
    36 14 12
    This is not so much a solution but to help clear up the confusion about this achievement. THIS DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH SPARTAN OPS! All you have to do is go to this specific achievement listed under "Options and Career" then go to "Career" and finally "Achievements". You can go to any specific achievement you want and click the "A" button and it will setup the game accordingly for any achievement. When you do this for this achievement it sets the game up in either LASO playlist or campaign(can't remember for sure) but it DOES NOT have anything to do with Spartan Ops. For me it setup a LASO match on Pillar of Autumn, but obviously this can be done on any mission, it just sets up the easiest and first possible option for the achievement. My guess is the people that are claiming this unlocked for them in Spartan Ops when they were doing the "Legendary" glitch is that those people had already done a mission of LASO and the game needed to record that they had the new title update DLC, so it needed an achievement from that DLC to pop to recognize they had the credentials already toward the LASO achievement. Kind of like the other achievements for Title Update 2 that you have to have so many of a certain medal in multiplayer games. All your progress toward them achievements carries over from what you had already done prior to the new update, but in order for the achievement counters to register that you have progress, the achievement app needed to see that you have the new title update, so another achievement needed to pop to get to that progress. I hope this clears up the confusion
  • Head KnivesHead Knives255,323
    16 Jan 2015 17 Jan 2015 17 Jan 2015
    26 8 3
    This method worked for me. I had played no other missions on LASO prior to attempting this achievement.

    Load up any mission. From the Main Menu go Campaigns - Halo# - Missions. The only missions that will not give you credit for this achievement are Halo 2: The Heretic and The Armory, Halo 3: The Arrival, and Halo 4: Prologue and Epilogue.

    I personally think Halo 4: Shutdown is the easiest to beat LASO. So I set the mission to Shutdown, no change to options, Legendary difficulty, and I clicked on every skull, which for Halo 4 is 13. Here are a list of the skulls that need to be on for each game to comply with the LASO playlist rules specific to the Master Chief Collection, as some games don't actually want you to literally have all skulls on:

    Halo: CE Anniversary LASO Playlist
    Black Eye
    Boom
    Eye Patch
    Famine
    Fog
    Foreign
    Grunt Birthday Party
    Grunt Funeral
    Iron
    Malfunction
    Mythic
    Recession

    Halo 2 Anniversary LASO Playlist:
    Anger
    Assassins
    Black Eye
    Blind
    Catch
    Famine
    Ghost
    Grunt Birthday Party
    Iron
    IWHBYD
    Mythic
    Sputnik
    That’s Just…Wrong
    Thunderstorm

    Halo 3 LASO Playlist:
    Black Eye
    Blind
    Catch
    Cowbell
    Famine
    Fog
    Grunt Birthday Party
    Iron
    IWHBYD
    Mythic
    Thunderstorm
    Tilt
    Tough Luck

    Halo 4 LASO Playlist:
    Black Eye
    Blind
    Catch
    Cowbell
    Famine
    Fog
    Grunt Birthday Party
    Iron
    IWHBYD
    Mythic
    Thunderstorm
    Tilt
    Tough Luck

    Now because the Iron Skull sucks, and will reset you to the start of the level when playing solo if you die, and there is a possibility to die in this mission like any other, I signed in a guest on a second controller and just let it sit idle. This will allow you to have those all important checkpoints throughout the short mission.

    Now the method for running Shutdown on LASO is the same as speed running it. I would recommend learning from the Halo 4 master ProAceJoker at this link. He starts the tutorial for Shutdown at about 01:09:12:


    If you know the techniques already then here's a quick video of me demonstrating my method for getting this achievement below.

    Good luck!

  • teengirlsquad4teengirlsquad4281,250
    10 Jan 2015 10 Jan 2015 11 Jan 2015
    22 7 5
    As everyone has said, you must complete a campaign mission with all playlist LASO skulls on. For me, not being experienced with LASO at all, I decided to go for Halo: CE, since I can't stand not having a HUD. Load up the level 343 Guilty Spark, which is the shortest level in CE and also one of the easiest.

    Right off the bat, run left towards the health packs and around the hills and trees till you come to the log you're supposed to cross to gain entrance to the structure. This will skip the first encounter with the Covenant. Next you'll see all the Grunts and Jackals running out of the structure, just simply wait for them to all exit then sneak past them to the elevator. Now comes the tricky part: Once the elevator stops, it's completely random what the grunts will do when you toss a frag into the little entrance. I've had times where it didn't do anything, kill one grunt, they all run away, or it kills them all, so just be patient and save/quit if it doesn't go well. After entering, try to frag the remaining jackals and sneak in a melee hit to gain back your shield if it's low. When entering the next door, you'll see a whole horde of enemies, so just throw a sticky at a grunt to kill all of them (due to Grunt Funeral).

    From this next section to the flood room, just run, run, run. Don't waste time with random enemies at all. Also, pro tip, melee the panicked marine to gain your shield back + pistol ammo. Once you gain entrance to the flood room, kill the flood with your assault rifle. There's plenty of ammo to spray and pray in the room. Once the elite flood break through the door, wait towards the back of the room until the most of them enter, then book it for the door. If you didn't get the health pack on the way in, grab that and run through the rest of the section until you get to elevator #2. Once you stop, climb the boxes to your right to get an Over-shield. YOU WILL NEED THIS OR THE REST OF THE LEVEL IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. After grabbing the Over-shield, run run run until you get to the box with the health pack and shotgun. Switch out your pistol for the shotgun quickly and then proceed to book it to the bridge switch.

    This is the hardest part of the level, so be prepared. Once you activate the switch, you'll have to wait for the first swarm of flood to come out of the tunnel. Kill as many as you can, or just run a loop around the sides of the upper level to chase them away from the tunnel. Once you try to make it back to elevator #1, more flood will swarm you. I got very lucky and melee'd + shotgun'd + ran/pushed past them. They are very unforgiving here and will not let you pass if they are in front of you. You can't melee fight them like elites, so try your best to shotgun a path for yourself and rush past them. Once you're back on elevator #1, you're in the home stretch. Grab the ammo and health pack to your left and wait for all the marines to circle you before leaving the structure. The final stretch just involves you running from the structure to the lit tower. Don't worry about any flood, just run, jump, and sidestep to avoid fire. Once you're at the lit tower, the fastest way to end the level is to kill the two sentinels. Find them, kill them with your shotgun (which should be fully loaded), and wait a couple seconds, avoiding any flood near you. Then the cut scene will commence and *ding* achievement unlocked.

    This might be an oversimplified version, but hopefully with these little tricks, you can get this bear of an achievement. Keep in mind, auto-aim is off, so you'll need skill and precision to get headshots/kills. Any comments or thoughts would be great! I know this guide is long, but the detailed nature of it should help those struggling. Good luck!
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Forum

Related Achievements