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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Ship achievement in Halo MCC

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Ship

Halo: Reach: Fly both the Pelican and Phantom on New Alexandria.

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How to unlock the We're Gonna Need a Bigger Ship achievement

  • x1001x Puppysx1001x Puppys773,251
    07 Dec 2019 07 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019
    80 4 29
    I didn't really want to play this entire level with two controllers, so I spent a few minutes trying this solo and figured out the best way to do it.

    First of all, this achievement is on New Alexandria. Load up the mission on any difficulty. Theoretically you most likely can go for this achievement after clearing the hospital, but I highly recommend waiting until you at least get the objective to head to Club Errara so you can get a nice checkpoint right near the location. You must play the entire mission and destroy all three jammers before the switch shows up. In the hospital, behind the generator you must destroy, is a jetpack. You need this for the achievement! The building you are looking for is due west of Club Errara, off in the distance. Around the right side of it will be a button on the ceiling about 80% of the way up the building. You must first hit this button, and then fly both a Banshee and a Falcon through a ring-like structure that will spawn both of these silly vehicles. Keep in mind that when you hit this button, the "call for evac" button breaks and does not work, so you cannot lose your Falcon. After numerous attempts to hop out, hit the button, and hop back in before my Falcon falls into oblivion, I thought outside of the box. Please see the video below, I'll go step by step.



    1. Locate the building in question due west of Club Errara.

    2. Fly your Falcon to the top of this building and park it nice and safe. Hope off the side and jetpack yourself to the button. While jetpacking, you will need to hold your use button at the same time so the switch flips.

    3. Now comes a tricky part. You see me walking back and forth on the skinny ledge. What I am doing is waiting until I see a Banshee appear on my radar. You need to jetpack around the corner and hold your use button to hijack it. It comes down to a bit of luck here, but I managed it after a few tries.

    4. Now fly off to the ring-like structure mentioned earlier. I can't describe it's location well with words, so check the video. The structure is due south of Club Errara and the switch building. After hovering in between for a while, your Banshee should turn into a Phantom (1/2). If it doesn't, try changing your altitude in between the structure a bit.

    5. Pilot the Phantom back to the building you just came from, and head to the roof where you parked your Falcon. carefully hop out of the Phantom (it will disappear) and jetpack yourself so you don't take fall damage like me.

    6. Now fly your Falcon over to the same ring-like structure, and repeat step 4. It will turn into a Pelican! If you did all this on the same checkpoint (or somehow got a checkpoint in between vehicles) the achievement should unlock.

    Let me know if you have any questions and if this was helpful. If it was not, please leave a comment below addressing the situation before downvoting. I'm just trying to help :)

    Edit 1: Added important info about when the switch spawns, as well as clarified location of building a bit better (thank you XBFALCON)

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    NewbieKenobiExcellent guide! Hit the button on my 2nd attempt, hijacked the Banshee 1st try, though my Banshee came from the other direction. Word of advice though! When flying the Phantom back towards your Falcon, do not hit the building! It will despawn the Phantom making you clip into the building and die. I positioned myself above the roof, exited the Phantom and landed with the jetpack.
    Posted by NewbieKenobi on 05 Aug at 21:15
    xShoot4WarAmpsxThanks for the guide completed this on my first attempt. Much easier than it looks.
    Posted by xShoot4WarAmpsx on 20 Sep at 21:50
    LawWorked perfectly, thanks
    Posted by Law on 24 Oct at 21:08
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  • SilverScorpion4SilverScorpion4102,829
    08 Dec 2019
    33 5 2
    VIDEO GUIDE

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    dodgerofjamTo avoid downvotes, probably mention at the beginning that you NEED the jetpack ability and that one can be found behind the jammer in the hospital.
    Also, the closer to the Banshee that you are (jump and then jetpack before shooting), the better chance of disabling it.
    Finally, I would just say that the controls for the Pelican might be slightly different (cn_A for my controller layout).
    Thanks for the solution!
    Posted by dodgerofjam on 18 Dec 19 at 17:11
    Homunculus FuryI have to say this is better explained as far as building locations, but the other solution was easier to follow. I got the falcon to stay on the ledge once but ended up dying before getting the phantom. Then couldn't get it to stay. Still +1 from me because you do say you need the jet pack and if I'm not mistaken even say where it is. Keep up the guides thanks
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 27 Jan at 01:16
  • Noodles JrNoodles Jr1,291,594
    04 Dec 2019 27 Nov 2019 07 Dec 2019
    16 6 9
    Load up New Alexandria on Easy with preferably two players. Once you have the objective of shooting down the anti-air turrets at ONI Tower, head to the large building with the red strip around it near the top, to the west of Club Errera. Your friend should be in the side of your falcon.

    Land on top of the building and have your friend stand on top of your falcon. Carefully fly down to the back of the building, and there will be a switch on the roof of an overhang just above the red strip. Fly up to the switch carefully and have your friend hit the switch. They will then fall to their death.

    From here, fly straight up to the top of the building and land on the top. Your friend should respawn and get back in the falcon. Facing directly opposite the direction of the overhang, head straight forward from this building, and you should see a large ring-like building, with a giant diamond-shaped hole in the middle of it that you can fly through. Fly through this building at height ~950 and your passenger should be teleported into a pelican. Fly through it again and you should be teleported into one as well. This should get you each the achievement.

    Now, land the pelicans somewhere flat, and have each player take turns getting into and firing the other pelican's turret. This should unlock another achievement for both of you:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionJorge Can't Have All the Big GunsThe Jorge Can't Have All the Big Guns achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 18 pointsHalo: Reach: Use a Pelican turret.


    For the phantom, you're going to need to fly through the ring building with a banshee. To get one, fly a falcon overtop an airborne banshee and try to "park" yourself on one of it's wings. Get out of the falcon so you're above the center of the banshee and hijack it. It may take a few attempts to get right, so try and get a checkpoint shortly before attempting the hijack. Once you have it, simply fly through the ring and you'll have yourself a phantom

    For those who prefer a video guide:


    Edit: Since people are having trouble, yes this just be done in one playthrough. What this means is that if you get into the pelican for example, then die and get reverted back to before you were in the pelican, then the game will think you never got into the pelican, meaning you should either try to get a checkpoint after getting the first vehicle done, OR die and use your friend as a respawn buddy. For this reason, I'd recommend starting with the phantom, as it is harder, then simply call for evac to get a falcon which you can then turn into a pelican. Hope this helps
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    count023why isn't the button appearing in my playthroughs? I go to the area and it's not there.
    Posted by count023 on 08 Dec 19 at 09:05
    SeitzzYou need the last objective to be up before it appears
    Posted by Seitzz on 08 Dec 19 at 11:29
    Noodles JrYou need to make it to ONI objective first. The guide says that. The comment above yours says that.
    Posted by Noodles Jr on 09 Dec 19 at 00:26
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