Icy Cool achievement in Halo 5: Guardians

Icy Cool

Use a Ground Pound on an exterior power core in Guardians on Heroic difficulty.

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How to unlock the Icy Cool achievement

  • Rich V90Rich V90328,383
    26 Oct 2015 27 Oct 2015 16 Feb 2016
    123 0 45
    You are taught how to ground pound early on in the game but just to reiterate; you must jump into the air and hold down the melee button to charge it whilst positioning the cursor on to your target.

    The power core is a purple/blue sphere surrounded by a gyroscope frame and is pretty much identical to the one from a previous mission that you have to destroy but is a lot smaller.

    When you arrive at the first power core, destroy all the enemies around it and then use climb up on top of one of those posts using the ice/snow to the side of it, you will then need to jump off towards the core and ground pound it.

    It may take a few tries but you will have as much time as you need to do it.

    Please note that this achievement unlocked for me on Easy although it states Heroic in the description.


    Credit to Reabo for the video:

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    iiAssassinXxiiWell that was a lot easier knowing it didn't need to be on Heroic. Thanks for the guide!
    Posted by iiAssassinXxii on 23 May 20 at 14:58
    qb TOXIN dpSept 9, 2020 still works on Easy Difficulty
    Posted by qb TOXIN dp on 10 Sep 20 at 11:28
    Phoenix SabeStill works 13/02/2021
    Posted by Phoenix Sabe on 13 Feb at 16:22
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  • Maka91Maka911,266,266
    30 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015
    26 2 1

    Mission 15 - Guardians
    Difficulty: Heroic (May unlock on Easy)

    Once you reach the energy cores, clear out the enemies, and work your way up to the left side to find another energy core at the top of the hill. Once ready, climb the tall rock nearby and ground the energy core (jump and hold melee). It should be destroyed with a single hit if done correctly.

    Coordinate your ground pound with a friend at another core to unlock this as well:
    Halo 5: GuardiansDouble StuffThe Double Stuff achievement in Halo 5: Guardians worth 38 pointsSimultaneously destroy 2 cores in Guardians on Heroic difficulty.
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    LizardKingLXXXIThanks Maka smile
    Posted by LizardKingLXXXI on 08 Nov 15 at 19:13
  • WemmettWemmett187,934
    30 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015
    11 2 0
    Here is my video guide for this achievement, I hope it helps!

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