Prison Break achievement in Halo 5: Guardians

Prison Break

Simultaneously kill two Wardens in The Breaking on Heroic difficulty.

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How to unlock the Prison Break achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,165,761
    30 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015
    87 9 11

    Mission 14 - The Breaking
    Difficulty: Heroic (Co-op Highly Recommended)

    After progressing through the mission you'll end up in an area where 3 warden eternals spawns. Before hand make sure your entire team is well suited up with Binary Rifles & Incineration Cannons. If you're attempting this solo, you'll want to command the AI to pick these weapons up off the ground.

    Once inside the area kill 1 of the wardens without damaging the other. Now run circles around the outside to trigger a checkpoint. Now coordinate the other 2 wardens to die at the same time by communicating the amount of damage being done with incineration cannons by seeing how many times you "stagger" the wardens. Try to have both wardens at the same stages of damage at all times. If on solo, command the AI to kill one of the wardens, and immediately kill yours as theirs goes down. If in co-op (recommended) just communicate and coordinate your shots to make sure they both go down at the same time. If yours dies first, quickly switch the the Binary Rifle and try to damage the other as quickly as possible. Both wardens must be in their death animation at the same time for the achievement to unlock. Quickly reload the checkpoint if you fail, and don't forget that you can save the checkpoint just in case you trigger the next one!

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    OverChunk143877I think good but maybe too complicated guides... I took the straight approach: I ordered the AI to pickup incineration cannons in the previous room. Ordered them to attack 1 and I took one of the others. 2 wardens were down in about 20 - 30 seconds after the fight started. It took several tries but I didn't hassle with counting the hits or trying to get a checkpoint...
    Posted by OverChunk143877 on 16 Jul 16 at 07:51
    steven2furiousThe warden takes five charged shots from incineraton cannon to kill i done it today on solo just me using the cannons hit each one four times then just fired shots from the cannon and threw two red grenades ( sorry i dont know what there called) i had them both standing together i did notice when hes nears death he screams curse this damed body if that helps anyone.
    Posted by steven2furious on 12 Nov 16 at 22:04
    xMassacr3 27xNeed help with this achievement

    GT: xMassacr3 27x
    Posted by xMassacr3 27x on 29 Mar at 21:07
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  • FnattYFnattY74,456
    04 Jan 2016 07 Mar 2016
    26 1 4
    I found this way, the easiest, to acquire the achievement solo.

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    PiCkLE SQU1DWorked out perfectly. Took a few tries, but easier than one might think. +1
    Posted by PiCkLE SQU1D on 13 Jul 17 at 03:18
    CrocsxI followed this, but I found way more easier to just bomb 2 Warden with the rocket at the same time, (or short delay) and it worked easy.
    Posted by Crocsx on 28 Dec 19 at 13:58
    GV LocI made this on legendary solo. It was tough, but achievable after a lot of retries and a lucky cheekpoint. My AI took down a warden and ive managed the other one. :) Good luck
    Posted by GV Loc on 07 Aug at 01:39
  • count023count023592,600
    31 Oct 2015 01 Nov 2015 01 Nov 2015
    20 2 0
    Not going to give you a video, but here's my guide for it.

    Two player co op, you want to make sure both parties have the incinerator cannons dropped in the rooms previous (with as close to full ammo as possible) before entering the warden chamber.

    Once the wardens spawn, head to one side and have both players annihilate the nearest warden with charged IC blasts. This will require 6-7 blasts of the ICs to kill him.

    Afterwards, have each player split off and take 1 incinerator cannon each from the sides of the room. Use this cannon with 4 charged IC shots on a warden each then go grab the two more from the centre. Fire one more charged IC blast at each warden (5 hits total at this point), 19/20 times, neither warden will die but they will be at "one-hit kill" level.

    Time it with your partner, fire the shots in pairs. At this time both wardens should die at the same time (although RNGesus occasionally intervenes). in the case of seeing one warden start to die, have both finish the 2nd warden off quickly with the uncharged IC blasts. You have a 5 second (I timed it) window between the first dead warden and the 2nd for the achievement to pop.

    Don't worry about your AIs, they don't do jack against the wardens (but don't give them power weapons before you enter the room!).

    Also don't worry about hitting the warden from behind with the ICs, the charged blasts will stagger/damage the warden even if they're just aimed at his front (aim for the face just to be safe).
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