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Clear and Present Danger achievement in Halo MCC

Clear and Present Danger

Halo: Reach: Pad on the run.

Clear and Present Danger0
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How to unlock the Clear and Present Danger achievement

  • Reborn InsanityReborn Insanity438,419
    04 Dec 2019 04 Dec 2019
    69 2 27
    For this achievement you have to kill the invisible Elite at the beginning of Winter Contingency. This must be done on Legendary difficulty. As soon as you exit the dropship you'll need to sprint down towards the buildings. If you pay close enough attention you'll see a cloaked elite with an illuminated square on his back running to the right. Use your pistol to take him out.

    It took me many attempts, but luckily a checkpoint triggers as he starts running away so you can reload that if he takes the corner and disappears. I used my pistol as I found the scope helped and the AR wasn't reliable at the range you have to start engaging the Elite at. Once you successfully kill the Elite you'll pop this achievement.

    The glowing square that was on his back was actually a datapad that only spawns in Legendary. It should have dropped near where you killed him. Read it to pop another achievement.
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionUnreliable NarratorThe Unreliable Narrator achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 16 pointsHalo: Reach: Find Data Pad 10 on Winter Contingency on Legendary difficulty

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    The SharkopathI bit of info that may help that I figured out. The elite doesn't just disappear once it goes around the corner. It runs all the way to the stairs and then will be gone. I was able to take the corner wide to see down faster and used the assault rifle and got him just before he reached the stairs. Would try this if you got an ok checkpoint and you're at a decent spot for it.
    Posted by The Sharkopath on 29 Jul at 02:04
    Crazie IrishI killed him but no achievement. Do I need to pick up the datapad for it to register?
    Posted by Crazie Irish on 15 Nov at 01:26
    The Sharkopath@Crazie Irish I believe you don't but I would to be safe?
    Posted by The Sharkopath on 16 Nov at 16:50
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  • AttestedBarley2AttestedBarley2206,745
    15 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019
    23 1 5
    Found this video guide very helpful!

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    AttestedBarley2He won’t turn around he books, but if you get him with a headshot he’ll stop briefly then take back off. I’ve noticed stops can finish him, just keep shooting even after he hits that corner, I didn’t think I got him and I moved up and he was down.
    Posted by AttestedBarley2 on 02 Mar 20 at 23:14
    Fa3edCan confirm it still works. I did it at my first attempt.
    Posted by Fa3ed#5722 on 20 Jul at 02:18
    AttestedBarley2Nice!!!!
    Posted by AttestedBarley2 on 21 Jul at 02:20
  • jordan macitjordan macit295,823
    25 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019
    5 1 0
    Simply load up the mission "Winter Contingency", this has to be done on 'Legendary' difficulty. Sprint forward as soon as you gain control of your character, down the hill to see a camouflaged elite. You need to kill him before he gets away.

    Once you have killed him, you may also proceed to view the data pad to unlock another achievement:
    Halo: The Master Chief CollectionUnreliable NarratorThe Unreliable Narrator achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection worth 16 pointsHalo: Reach: Find Data Pad 10 on Winter Contingency on Legendary difficulty


    As you can see if you fail to kill him you can simply reload the last checkpoint to try again. If you get a bad checkpoint where he is too far away you can also restart mission.

    I created this video to help:

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