Lone Wolf achievement in Halo 5: Guardians

Lone Wolf

Complete every Mission of the game by yourself on Legendary difficulty.

Lone Wolf+1.3
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How to unlock the Lone Wolf achievement

  • Seraphim17Seraphim17956,864
    25 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015
    105 9 41
    Here is a playlist link to a full walkthrough of the campaign lone wolf on Legendary. It has strategies that both new and returning players can use to overcome and features full commentary throughout.


    Note: You can command your team to pick up certain weapons which will really augment your chances of winning. This is something I was not aware of at the time of recording.

    Hope this playlist helps.

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    Ivory KaiserI'm stuck at 93% as well, I checked as you said, and completed a mission that didn't have a best time individual score but still not popping :c any help?
    Posted by Ivory Kaiser On 14 Aug 21 at 04:12
    BiggerManDanAnyone stuck at 93% or any other percent. Try using this XBL Tracker.
    I've used it as I was stuck at 93% to find out which mission I had to replay. Some of the definitions are missing but they should be in chronological order.
    Finally worked out I was mission mission 5. Once I beat it again the achievement unlocked.
    Posted by BiggerManDan On 14 Jun 22 at 23:33
    RichnjI just had the 93% glitch happen to me.

    My in game stats showed I had completed every level on Legendary solo, but the XBLtracker above from BiggerManDan showed I missed level 14. Coincedentally the only level I quit and continued from mid-level. I redone the level, start to finish (great that it was the triple Warden fight level), and it popped. So it appears that the glitch could be caused by continuing mid-level.

    It may be best to always finish a level before quiting, and starting and playing each level from start to finish.
    Posted by Richnj On 08 Nov 22 at 13:24
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  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand575,292
    01 Dec 2015 02 Dec 2015 03 Dec 2015
    40 4 4
    1. Use and abuse of the nearly unlimited sprinting ability so you can avoid a lot of fights.

    2. If you keep dying while trying to do step 1, then you might want to consider the opposite approach and take the time to clean all the enemies that can do considerable damage against you before you can go through a door/passage/objective. You don't have to clean every single little grunt everytime unless it's necessary for the story to proceed. I skipped, for instance, most of the Battle of Sunaion level just running through. Other times, like the descent down the Guardian's body in the level called Genesis, I'd die everytime I tried to jump jump jump run run run. So I knew it was time to try a different approach, taking the enemies out from a distance with the Battle Rifle or even while in the air, and it worked.

    3. Frequently push up on your D-Pad (cn_up) towards an enemy to highlight him and command your team to help you wipe him out, 1 enemy at the time, specially the most dangerous ones and the closest to you, otherwise, if you send them to kill the sniper that's in the far back behind the whole enemy army, they'll likely end up dying. You'll notice that your squadmates will help a lot more if you constantly command them against an especific target. You can also command them to change the weapons they're using by looking closely to the weapon you want them to pick up and then highlighting it. One of the 3 members of your squad will take it. If the wrong person does it, have them undo it and highlight it again.
    I couldn't decide if it was worthy giving them power weapons (such as the prometean incineration cannon) or if it was best to keep the spares for myself. If you're just passing through but can't carry any more, then I'd say it's best to give them up to the other members. Anyways, just make sure they have good weapons. Covenant ones (in general) seem to be the weakest of all 3 factions.

    4. Sometimes is better to let your team die if you can't control them or pay too much attention because you're trying to survive. They will spawn back, although it takes a little while.

    5. Related with the step above, when fighting the Boss, stay out of his physical reach as much as possible. For instance, in one of the open area fights, I jumped down to the ground where the Warden was only after I ran out of all the ammo I could find in the high ground caves I came from. So I took A LOT of his minions from afar first. When fighting him in an indoors/closed area I kept him tagged so I could easily watch and avoid him, always keeping some kind of obstacle between us to cancel his direct hits and special attacks. In one of these areas I noticed later that there were special weapons (a prometean incineration cannon, for instance) on those high platforms that stay suspended in the mid-air, so that helps too, provided that you perform the jump to reach them.
    Incineration Cannons are great weapons to drop his health since it hurts him even if you don't hit him in the back. Whichever weapon you use, don't waste ammo trying to hit him a second time if he's already on the animation that plays when you successfully hit him.

    6. Still about the recurring boss, I'm glad I could skip our 4th encounter on The Breaking as showed on this youtube video (not my video): www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP49F59FUDw
    It's not that hard to perform the jump, it took me at best 10-15 tries and remapping the controller buttoms to make it easier for me to press them correctly. I think the video doesn't mention it, but if you're falling too short on the corner that you're trying to reach, you might want to try and run straight first on the small middle pillar you're standing on, just enough for you to jump to the side then, thrust and ground pound in the corner. If you don't fall exactly on the top be ready to try and grab the edge and climb up (cn_A)
    So, I never had to go through that fight, but I guess this is a HUGE help, frustration and time saver.

    7. My final advice is for when you keep getting killed by the same enemies before reaching a checkpoint. It happened to me on the last mission with the Blue Team and it was a pain. The enemy snipers were getting me constantly, it seemed like a impassable frustration. In reality I was just tired and didn't want to repeat all the same other kills only to get another shot at the guys that were killing me over and again. But I had to, so I took my time, waited for the rest of Blue Team to respawn back a few times (always wait for all of them instead of sending just one alone to fight for you), as many times as it was needed and then started to mark the snipers real quick and went back to cover, ready my "Smart-Link" (what a fancy name) and then took them out 1 by 1, before rushing back to cover. Always stayed away from Knights, because they are also deadly and can overcome you as well as the party with ease.

    Well, these were the tatics I learned while playing. If I remember anything more useful I'll update this solution as well. In all honesty, I agree with those who think that this was also the easiest Legendary Solo run of all the Halos out there so far, so it's not that bad. Feel free to leave a comment too and a thumbs, if any of it ends up helping you. Thanks!
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    togethawiistandYou're welcome, sir!
    Posted by togethawiistand On 06 Mar 16 at 02:57
    Jet KlaatuThank you for the breakdown. Much better than the top solution to be honest.

    It's a VERY tough achievement to crack!
    Posted by Jet Klaatu On 01 Oct 18 at 02:00
    togethawiistandThanks! I appreciate the feedback. It's been a while I wrote this and I'm not writing much these days, but it's nice to look back and see that it's still helping other people out. Cheers!
    Posted by togethawiistand On 04 Oct 18 at 00:26
  • Enflame HydraEnflame Hydra713,222
    06 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2016 23 Jan 2016
    37 11 13
    If u just Need some help with the boss fights on Legendary, I have made this Video which will show very easy methods to defeat the Bosses in Level 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14.

    I ve used all The technics on my first play through on Legendary difficulty. When I decided to make this video I was short on time which is why I recorded the clips on Heroic difficulty so that I can reach the end of the missions where the boss fight starts faster.

    But still the methods work even though in mission 7 u need about 20 shots of the light rifle In addition for the method that is shown.

    I did not intend on confusion but I apologize for any inconvenience.
    There u go.

    If u stay calm and take ur time the rest of Halo 5 should be alright as long as u always aim for the Head ;)

    Good luck smile
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    He is not jumping down at all
    Posted on 19 Jan 20 at 16:25
    The SCHWARTZ 00Mission 5 doesn't work anymore. I've been trying to get him to jump off and he just one shots me everytime. Bullshit.

    EDIT: nevermind, it does work, but you need to command your teammates to sit on the ledge with you and hope he jumps at them. Took me about 20 attempts to get him to jump.
    Posted by The SCHWARTZ 00 On 13 Mar 20 at 17:45
    Enflame HydraThanks for the update :)
    Posted by Enflame Hydra On 14 Mar 20 at 04:27
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