Blaze of Glory achievement in Halo: Reach

Blaze of Glory

Score 200,000 points in Firefight on any map.

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How to unlock the Blaze of Glory achievement

    14 Sep 2010 14 Sep 2010 29 Sep 2012
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    You can try and find a firefight game variant online to get this achievement but honestly it’s just easier to make one yourself. Turn Invulnerability on and set your damage to max (300% I think is max) Turn all skulls on and set the difficulty to legendary. You can even take it a step further by setting all the enemies to elites or some other strong enemy. I was getting around 1500-2000 for every elite kill.

    Oh and I found it easiest when I turned the dropships off and had a Fuel Rod gun as my starting weapon. Secondary weapon that I liked was the Hammer because it kills elites in one blow.

    If none of this is making sense to you and the YouTube link isn't helping I made a game variant that has all of this in it and you can download it in the link below. Just look for the achievements variant and if it’s not there message me on Xbox LIVE and I’ll put it there.

    EDIT: will no longer work for downloading files from other people's file shares but don't fret because you can still download the file. Go to the Halo Reach main menu and hit start on your controller. Now scroll down to "FILE BROWSER" and then go to "NEW CUSTOM SEARCH" then "FILE SHARE SEARCH." Now just type in my Gamertag (INTIMIDATOR363) and once you hit enter my fileshare should pop up.

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    wagnerasaThanks toast
    Posted by wagnerasa on 27 Aug 15 at 02:28
    PR0MOTEFile Share worked perfect! Dec, 2018.
    Posted by PR0MOTE on 27 Dec 18 at 09:02
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    The following options will get you this achievement in no time, and possibly more.

    Set your Difficulty to Legendary (for a score multiplier)

    Under Game Options, choose Firefight Settings and Wave Properties and change these settings for Round 1, 2 AND 3 Round Properties. You have to change the settings for EACH ROUND.

    Turn on these skulls: Mythic, Catch, Tough Luck, Famine, Tilt, Black Eye, Grunt Birthday, Cowbell, IWHBYD. These skulls will increase your multiplier. Note: You can turn on Cloud if you want, but having radar helps you anticipate enemy drops and score more points.
    Now, for each Wave, Initial, Main and Boss, change these settings:
    Uses Dropship: Enabled (You will be able to hit clumps of enemies dropping from Phantoms for high scores)
    Squad Selection Order: Ordered
    All Squads 1-5: Elites (Elites are worth more points than Grunts and you can kill them in one missile hit, unlike Brutes)
    After adjusting the settings and Skulls for ALL 3 ROUNDS, enter the Bonus Wave settings and make these changes.

    Bonus Wave Duration: 2 Minutes
    Uses Dropship: Enabled
    Turn on these skulls: Mythic, Catch, Tough Luck, Famine, Cloud, Tilt, Black Eye, Grunt Birthday, Cowbell, IWHBYD.
    Squad Selection Order: Random
    All Squads: Elites
    Back out of the Wave Properties menu and make these settings in the Game Options/Firefight Settings menu.

    Wave Limit: No Limit
    Turn Count: No Turns
    Time Limit: No Limit
    Enter the Generator Properties menu and make the following changes.

    Generator Count: Disabled
    Spawn Order: Sequence
    Loss Condition: Lose All
    Enter the Scenario Settings Menu and make the following changes.

    Hazards: Disabled
    Weapon Drops: Enabled
    Ammo Crates: Enabled
    You do not need to adjust the Custom Skull Settings. Back out to the Game Options Menu and choose Spartan Settings. Ignore the options here -- they won't matter -- and choose the Base Traits Menu.

    Choose Shields and Health and makes the following changes:
    Damage Resistance: Invulnerable
    Immune to Headshots: Enabled
    Immune to Assassination: Enabled (This is important -- even if you are invulnerable you can still be killed unless you enable this option)

    Back out to the Spartan Settings / Base Traits Menu and choose Weapons and Damage and make the following changes.

    *Damage Modifier: 300%
    *Melee Modifier: 300%
    *Primary Weapon: Rocket Launcher (or Fuel Rod)
    *Secondary Weapon: Any (I like the needler)
    *Starting Equipment: Jet Pack
    *Infinite Ammo: Bottomless Clip (Crucial: No reloading!)
    *Equipment Usage: Unlimited

    For Loadouts, I would usually just go with the jet pack, and the rockets. You can use any weapon that may help with a daily/weekly challenge, or a needler for the supercombine achievement.

    Since you are invulnerable and your rocket launcher will take out Elites in one hit, this just takes time. Your ultimate goal is to just hit clumps of Elites for high scores. After playing for a bit you'll learn the locations of Elite drops. Watch for the drop near the center of the map on the cement platform -- 8 Elites drop here at once! It took about 30 minutes and 750 kills for us to get 1,000,000 points, so 200,000 points should be all the easier.
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    Supert3dThanks, this worked for me. Took about 30 mins to get to 500,000 for anyone who is wondering. Best to plug your pad into the play-and-charge kit as the constant rumble kills it :)
    Posted by Supert3d on 13 Jan 11 at 10:40
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    Trying to help out TA get its solution database back up to speed.

    Credit to rabidkitty4

    Download this gametype to your fileshare to get these achievements with ease:

    If you are unable to download the gametype from Then from the Main Menu of Halo: Reach, Press Start> Go to "File Browser"> Go down to "New Custom Search"> then search the Gamertag: "rabidkitty4" without quotes. Then download the Gametype titled "Firefight Achievements".

    If you want to put in the settings yourself, refer to this: Firefight Game Settings

    The gametype variant lets you have infinite ammo without reloading, infinite health, infinite jet pack, the max point multiplier with Legendary difficulty, and all the skulls turned on. You want to stick with the Rocket Launcher as it is given to you in the loadout screen. This will take you about 1 hour to do this on your own with ease. To get this done faster, get about 2-3 friends to join you.
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    CurtiesonAdd in all the links to the other achievements associated with this (for the 1,000,000...50k...and On Legendary)
    Posted by Curtieson on 27 Sep 10 at 15:06
    CurtiesonAlso...have you used the map "1,000,000 pts in 10 minutes"? I downloaded that one, it was on the list of most recommened and most was a piece of cake, and have done with 2-3 people and never takes more then 12 minutes or so.
    Posted by Curtieson on 27 Sep 10 at 15:08
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