Kraken Lackin' achievement in Halo 5: Guardians

Kraken Lackin'

Complete Enemy Lines without destroying a Kraken turret.

Kraken Lackin'0
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How to unlock the Kraken Lackin' achievement

  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead536,381
    28 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015 01 Nov 2015
    86 5 11
    Mission 10: Enemy Lines

    This can be done on any difficulty, and on Solo or Co-op. If you are doing it on Co-op just make sure the other players know you are going for this achievement.

    Towards the end of the mission you will have to destroy the power core of a Kraken (very large ship). You must use a Phaeton (small ship) to get over to the Kraken. Use cn_LB and cn_RB to control the altitude of the Phaeton. Before you get in a Phaeton create a save. If you are doing it on Solo you might want to kill the rest of your Fireteam. As you approach just make sure you do not shoot at the turrets that are positioned on the Kraken. As long as none of the turrets were destroyed, all players will get the achievement at the end of the mission.

    Every mission with combat has two extra achievements. The other one for mission 10 is
    Halo 5: GuardiansEmergency Boarding ProceduresThe Emergency Boarding Procedures achievement in Halo 5: Guardians worth 32 pointsEscape the doomed Kraken by jumping onto a Phaeton piloted by a Spartan.
    You will find a complete list of all campaign achievements in this Solution for All for One in Halo 5: Guardians

    Avaritia Aurous adds that you can kill the Covenant in the Kraken turrets, as long as you don't destroy the turret in the process.

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    pompeyladbfpfirst time on solo one of my guys must have blown one up, so this time i knocked off each AI guy by the phaeton spawn, flew over and landed on kraken...then they respawned and i combined it with the stealing banshee, getting a phaeton for the riding phateon escape achievy.
    Posted by pompeyladbfp on 03 Nov 15 at 12:16
    OceanOrcaSKYDid exactly as OP described and got the achievement at the end of the level. Upvoted.
    Posted by OceanOrcaSKY on 25 Feb 16 at 01:01
    Robster80Confirmed that the achievement will pop at the end of the mission. What I usually do (as sometimes the achievement doesn't pop up but I get it anyway), I hit the Xbox icon on my controller, snap "Achievements" up and then manually move the achievement I am going for up to the top and leave it snapped while playing. This way I know for certain I get it or not.

    Also, I didn't kill off my AI partners. I did this on Easy and just got into the Phaeton, raced over to the Kraken, boarded it without firing a single shot, and raced down inside to the generator and blew it up with the hope the AI wouldn't attack the turrets.
    Posted by Robster80 on 18 May 16 at 13:51
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  • Maka91Maka911,128,353
    27 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015
    54 3 0

    Mission 10 - Enemy Lines
    Difficulty: Easy

    During the part of the level where you fly the Phaeton and board the Kraken, do not shoot any of the operating shade turret on the top of the kraken's deck. ALso make sure that you do not accidentally command your AI to shoot them. Just get in your phaeton and immediately go to land on the Kraken, complete the objective by destroying the core and finish the level to unlock the achievement.

    During this phase, jump onto a Phaeton operated by another Spartan to also unlock:
    Halo 5: GuardiansEmergency Boarding ProceduresThe Emergency Boarding Procedures achievement in Halo 5: Guardians worth 32 pointsEscape the doomed Kraken by jumping onto a Phaeton piloted by a Spartan.
  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand397,130
    30 Nov 2015 02 Dec 2015
    7 1 0
    I was able to do this while playing solo and without any other guides.

    To control the altitude of the Phaeton, on the controller setup that I play I had to use cn_X and cn_A.

    I noticed that after killing 2 of the initial Banshees that are flying around the Kraken, carefully hitting them with the Phaeton's guided missiles from an angle where I wouldn't hit any of the Kraken's turrets by accident, a big passage opens at the bottom front of the Kraken and 2 more Banshees come out. You can take advantage of this window and rush inside it, destroy the core with sticky grenades or some other power weapon and then get out of the Kraken.

    It is a fast get in and get out thing to do and I had no problems with my team destroying any turrets while I did that, so the achievement unlocked.

    If this idea helps you in any way, feel free to leave a thumbs up. Thanks.
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