Fire Drill achievement in Halo 5: Guardians

Fire Drill

Finish Evacuation within 18:00 without dying on Heroic difficulty.

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How to unlock the Fire Drill achievement

  • TyIer BryantTyIer Bryant472,722
    29 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015
    108 4 15
    This one is actually pretty simple.
    Just rush through the driving section, skipping as much combat as possible. When you do have to use your weapons try and use automatic weapons to remove extra armor off enemies. Then use an accurate weapon (pistol, BR, DMR) to finish off damaged enemies. When you get to the Promethean Knights try to shoot for the glowing bits on each side of their head. Once one is shot off they will yell, exposing their face for a easy headshot.

    In addition, if you go down and are revived you can still get this achievement. If you die and you are quick enough you can pause and reload your last checkpoint (at least I was able to).

    All in all, you just want to run through as quickly as possible avoid combat where unnecessary. I hope this helps.

    EDIT: As Psyburns notes in the comments, when playing through on co-op it would seem to be a good idea to enable the IRON skull. That way if anyone died it would automatically reset you at the last checkpoint.
    Thanks Psyburns for the tip.

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    Wanderer128Co-op Iron Skull still works.
    I died twice, partner died 0 times
    AI even died at one point
    Posted by Wanderer128 on 31 Dec 16 at 23:46
    Killswitch9000Try not to have to load any checkpoints as the timer keeps going. Turn on score attack to have a running timer
    Posted by Killswitch9000 on 01 Jun 17 at 10:54
    The SharkopathCan confirm the Iron skull helps to achieve this.
    Posted by The Sharkopath on 18 Sep 18 at 04:11
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  • iPletchiPletch58,377
    05 Nov 2015 05 Nov 2015
    64 0 3
    Here is the easiest way I did it. In the video it shows taking the warthog all the way to the elevator. However, if you command a squad member to get in the warthog before you hit the elevator command it will stay for the duration of the mission. Super easy.

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    Imperial Beaversuper helpful, I was able to get Savior on the same run using the warthog technique. You just have it give the miners a few seconds to get through the door before you progress as first time they all got stuck on the wrong side. This level caused me hell on first playthrough, couldn't believe how easy it was after a legendary playthrough!
    Posted by Imperial Beaver on 22 Apr 17 at 00:44
    OptionalOwlWorked great and also got Savior
    Posted by OptionalOwl on 04 Jul 19 at 13:18
    zZombieCatThis worked took me alot of tries, finally got it on exactly 18.00 lol
    Posted by zZombieCat on 10 Jun 20 at 20:51
  • a holy chainsawa holy chainsaw1,254,488
    05 Nov 2015 05 Nov 2015
    15 1 0
    Here's a visual guide where I can confirm the great pointers in the other solutions. Reloading checkpoints even if you die works. Heroic really isn't nearly as bad as Legendary. Skip through everything except the battle at the elevator and the gate before. Good luck.

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