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If They Came to Hear Me Beg in Halo: Reach

If They Came to Hear Me Beg43 (25)

Perform an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would've been fatal.

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Achievement Guide for If They Came to Hear Me Beg

186,883 (111,730)
Achievement won on 07 Sep 10
TA Score for this game: 2,156
Posted on 12 September 10 at 01:53
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The easiest level to get this done on is right at the start of Pillar of Autumn. At the start, you will come to the edge of the cliff. If you look down, you will see a semi truck on the left and a car on the right. Between the semi truck and car, you will see a elite and three grunts. As soon as start the mission, Emile will say, "Race you to her". The Elite will back up and put you in reach to hit him. *Sprint off the cliff, and immediately hit LB to stop the sprint*. As you are falling, fall on his back. Just before you hit him, hold down RB to perform the assassination. This may take a couple tries.

* - You must stop the sprint as soon as you jump. The game still thinks you are running and doesn't recognize that it would be a height big enough to kill you.

Thanks to Sidedish120 over at x360a for the description. Refer to my Youtube Video for more assistance.
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CHEMistry Inc
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CHEMistry Inc
Achievement won on 09 Jan 18
TA Score for this game: 1,334
Posted on 13 January 18 at 06:12
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Contrary to public belief (by some), this is NOT a glitched bug. I did, however, figure out why a bazillion people (myself included at one point in time) could not, for the life of them, get this achievement.

I would highly suggest you use this solution guide in conjunction with another one with a video (because I'm poor and don't own my own Xbox, yet.)

1. Load up The Pillar of Autumn level on normal difficulty or higher (Yes, you may be tired of it, I know, but it's still the quickest).
2. Quickly make your way to the cliff

Now, here's where I start to deviate from the first solution guide you may read:

3. Give yourself SIGNIFICANT distance from the cliff (relative to your definition, but you'll figure it out)+
4. Run and start your sprint about a quarter/halfway into Emile's dialogue, and then jump over the edge (which should be before he's finished talking), WHILE keeping your sprint active*

Situation check:
At this time, after completing 4., you should be in the air, with the elite-to-be-assassinated somewhere on the ground below/in front of you. If not, tinker around with the timing of your jump so that you find him closer to you after jumping.

5. While you're in the air, steer your fall so that you fall directly above the elite. When he is clearly below you (while a smidgen bit in front of you, so you can perform the necessary assassination), disengage your sprint. Please note, it does NOT matter so much when you disengage sprint, so long as you've had a solid running start before jumping.
6. Smash that B button right as you fall behind/above him to perform the assassination. If you do this right, you will hear the delightful bleep-bloop achievement sound Xbox players have come to know and love.

Insightful notes which are key to everything above:
*Keeping your sprint active while you are in the air will allow you to keep forward momentum, to the point where you're above the elite
+Distance makes a difference here, for whatever reason. If I had to guess why, I'd tie it to the fact that it takes a moment to reach maximum sprint speed in Halo 5. If you have maximum sprint, you get maximum velocity, which translates to a higher jump, etc.

P.S. If you don't mind, please give me feedback to prove/disprive/propose a revision to my solution.
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