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No Pain, No Gain achievement in Halo MCC

No Pain, No Gain

Complete 1 mission with the LASO playlist skulls enabled.

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How to unlock the No Pain, No Gain achievement

  • BoyzRFlattBoyzRFlatt470,125
    02 Jun 2015 02 Jun 2015 02 Jun 2015
    160 4 30
    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.

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    LaxNumber13very nice guide! followed your video and beat it easily
    Posted by LaxNumber13 on 04 May 20 at 00:58
    Tarot BAlso a good level for xenophobia, deference of darkness and the par time, if you can.

    Thanks!
    Posted by Tarot B on 06 Aug 20 at 19:10
    NOTOR1OUS T1TOGot in on my first try, Thank you!
    Posted by NOTOR1OUS T1TO on 11 Aug 20 at 05:35
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  • Head KnivesHead Knives272,539
    16 Jan 2015 17 Jan 2015 17 Jan 2015
    27 8 4
    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!

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    Thrifty SiMONThis guide should be updated with H3: ODST info.
    Posted by Thrifty SiMON on 28 Jun 15 at 11:49
    Vr EnglishGreat video, I found I had to move my guest behind the pillar otherwise the elite killed him but otherwise all good.
    Posted by Vr English on 25 May 17 at 17:09
    Smoky BrennethYou can use this to unlock a lot of achievements simultaneously too. You can also use save and quit before respawning to bypass the iron skull. Great guide 👌
    Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 19 Jun 20 at 23:00
  • Honz BrixHonz Brix143,513
    05 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015
    36 17 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
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    Serious X DevilMines been stuck at done unlocking since before Christmas... i even speed-run through "floodgate" and nothing happens and all the skulls was on, i've even done LASO Halo 3 so this should have popped when the update first released.
    Posted by Serious X Devil on 15 Feb 15 at 19:05
    ukBp RoyI too am stuck at done unlocking. I already did the LASOs before this achievement came out, and have indeed played through 2 separate missions on LASO since to try and unlock it. No joy, this game is the gift that keeps on giving.
    Posted by ukBp Roy on 17 Feb 15 at 01:21
    ukBp RoyIf anyone else is having trouble you might want to retry it now. Since the latest patch I got this and Flipyap first attempt each.
    Posted by ukBp Roy on 07 Mar 15 at 02:26
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