Halo Reach: Campaign

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Halo Reach: Campaign

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Keep Your Foot on the Pedrogas

Halo: Reach: Complete all Halo: Reach Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours.

Keep Your Foot on the Pedrogas-643.0
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Achievement Guide for Keep Your Foot on the Pedrogas

  • EmagDrolBotEmagDrolBot187,175
    06 Dec 2019 06 Dec 2019 07 Dec 2019
    11 1 5 New
    My go-to resource for working through this was this guide by the man Pedrogas himself:

    It is aimed at solo play, although you can do it coop too. Just be aware that the forklift glitch he shows in Nightfall does not work in coop, the enemies will spawn. And you will have more enemies in general. Apparently it works fine in coop, but the players who aren't clipping need to be a bit far from the gate.

    I had a total of about 3 hours 50 minutes after playing it the first time. After using the tips he showcases, I was able to shave off the 50 minutes pretty comfortably.

    You do not need to hit par time on every level, although it obviously helps. You have quite a bit of leeway. All the par times combined add up to 2 hours 35 minutes.

    Combining solo and coop works. My first playthrough was on coop, I then improved my times with a mix of solo and coop. I had not beaten every level solo legendary when I got the achievement.

    The achievement itself did NOT immediately unlock. It unlocked when I started a mission after having brought my total below 3 hours in a previous one.

    You can check your current sum total by going to: Options & Career > Career > Stats > Halo Reach > Campaign, then scroll down to Fastest Clear Time (Legendary). To check individual level times, instead go to Leaderboards and view each level individually.

    (I'll note that I am on PC, the above menus might be slightly different on console, I don't know)
  • shinyshirtheroshinyshirthero293,230
    09 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019 10 Dec 2019
    4 0 0 New
    So I completed everything under par time on legendary and it didn’t unlock. The way I got it to pop was to load in to Lone Wolf on legendary solo and it popped straight away so if you'r having an issue try this!

    For anyone who needs help on any specific level I used Vodred's guides which I've posted below. He breaks down the sections and the tricks. Please give him some love on YouTube!

    I personally found some of the things like the skips of exodus and the pillar of autumn skips to be massive time savers for the runs. I'll post each video at the end so you don't need to search for them individually.

    I can also confirm that you can mix solo and co op times for this and it doesn't need to be done in one run. If you add up all of the par times its 2 hours 35 minutes so don't worry if you're five minutes over on a few of the missions.

    Some additional tips from my personal experience: I wouldn't bother with the final skip on the pillar of autumn as its quite difficult to execute, doesn't save too much time and unless you do it perfectly you'll miss the drop ship anyway!

    Also New Alexandria is much easier in co op. For example at the hospital get player two to wait by the door at the top. Once you hit the jammer kill yourself and skip that section. Same with the buggers - wait in the elevator and for the hunters you can try to sprint and hit the jammers instead of fighting them and use your buddy as a spawn point.

    Hope this helps everyone out! Any questions please feel free to shout.
  • Anima PuraAnima Pura288,711
    10 Dec 2019 10 Dec 2019 10 Dec 2019
    1 1 0 New
    You should obviously watch the guides posted in the other solutions. Pedrogas and Halo Completionist among others have such videos up on their channels.
    Now, the important part is that this can be unlocked by combining the best times you've posted, regardless if it's solo or co-op, it can be mixed. As long as your Fastest Clear Time (Legendary) is less than 3 hours in your stats (cn_start > Options & Career > Career > Stats > Halo Reach > Campaign, then scroll down) you're all set. Therefore, feel free to do most of the runs on co-op, since it's significantly easier to post times close to par actually with a friend.
    The problem is that this achievement won't unlock unless you've completed all of the levels on Legendary on solo or all of them on co-op. The times themselves don't matter once you've dropped below the 3 hour mark, so simply complete the campaign on Legendary, preferably solo so that you can also unlock "A Monument to All Your Sins". The achievement pops right after "A Monument..." pops.
  • DarkWingSpartanDarkWingSpartan288,429
    Yesterday Yesterday
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    For PC players, there is a sneaky workaround to make this achievement muuuch easier, one very similar to the workaround for the LASO and Par Time/Score achievements. For each level, do the following:

    *Enable whatever mods or cheats you want by launching the game with Anti-Cheat enabled (or "mod mode," as I call it). You can't earn achievements in mod mode, but it will still save your mission checkpoints.
    *Start the given level on Legendary (I also had some skulls on because I was going for the par score achievements as well). Be sure to turn scoring or time on.
    *Run through the level as quickly as you can only killing what you really need to.
    **The mod I was using gave me infinite shields, ammo, and let me kill most enemies instantaneously, so it was not difficult in the slightest. I won't link to the mod here, so all I'll say is that google is your friend.
    *During the ending cutscene, press cn_start to bring up the menu (this will pause the cutscene, you don't want to skip it), and select Save/Quit.
    *Close the game and relaunch it with anti-cheat enabled (which will let you earn achievements).
    *Select "Resume"
    *Once the level loads, you should be taken to the postgame carnage report (which is why you need time enabled), and the game will upload your time to your service record (which you can check on https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us).

    Do this for all nine main levels (Noble Actual and Epilogue don't count). Then play Lone Wolf on Legendary without mods, off yourself as quickly as you can, and the achievement is yours. If you take some extra time to kill extra enemies, you can easily get the Par Score achievements as well. It really is as simple as that.

    This is very much an exploit with the way "mod mode" works on the PC version, but given that you still have to play through the levels on the highest difficulty and do them quickly, it is still well within the site's rules (and Microsoft's ToS). Mind you, a similar solution regarding the LASO achievement was vetted by the site mods. If you want to do these the traditional way, go for it, this is primarily for those of us who don't have the time or patience for grinding these out one at a time.
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