Make It Rain achievement in Halo: Reach

Make It Rain

Purchase an item from the Armory that requires the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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How to unlock the Make It Rain achievement

  • TonyTwoSteaksTonyTwoSteaks647,344
    06 Oct 2010 26 Sep 2010 24 Mar 2021
    281 16 71
    You need to earn a total of 450,000 cR across all modes to earn the rank of Lt. Colonel. You do not need to have the credits in the bank, it's a cumulative total.

    To get the achievement you must purchase one of the following items that were unlocked by reaching this rank:
    JFO Helmet - 60,000 cR
    MJOLNIR Mk. V Helmet - 130,000 cR
    CQC (left or right shoulder) - 20,000 cR
    Collar/Breacher chest plate - 8,000 cR (credit Rhyolitic)
    Tactical/UGPS (wrist) - 80,000 cR *also requires UA/Bracer (10,000 cR)
    Black Visor - 100,000 cR
    Grenadier knee guards - 45,000 cR

    Here are the ranks to get to Lt. Colonel (the amount in parenthesis is how much cR is required to get to next rank):
    Private - 7,500 cR (+2,500)
    Corporal - 10,000 cR (+5,000)
    Corporal Grade 1 - 15,000 cR (+5,000)
    Sergeant - 20,000 cR (+6,250)
    Sergeant Grade 1 - 26,250 cR (+6,250)
    Sergeant Grade 2 - 32,500 cR (+12,500)
    Warrant Officer - 45,000 cR (+33,000)
    Warrant Officer Grade 1 - 78,000 cR (+33,000)
    Warrant Officer Grade 2 - 111,000 cR (+33,000)
    Warrant Officer Grade 3 - 144,000 cR (+66,000)
    Captain - 210,000 cR (+23,000)
    Captain Grade 1 - 233,000 cR (+23,000)
    Captain Grade 2 - 256,000 cR (+23,000)
    Captain Grade 3 - 279,000 cR (+46,000)
    Major - 325,000 cR (+25,000)
    Major Grade 1 - 350,000 cR (+25,000)
    Major Grade 2 - 375,000 cR (+25,000)
    Major Grade 3 - 400,000 cR (+50,000)
    Lt. Colonel - 450,000 cR

    cR earning tips:
    -Playing gruntpocalypse on Corvette is rich in earning commendations which leads to consist cR bonuses (go to matchmaking, cooperative, score attack. keeping voting until you get corvette which is a small map). Without unlocking any major commendation levels, you can consistently average at least 1000 every 8-10 minutes clearing this just for all the double kills, triple kills, etc. When you do unlock a silver/gold commendation level you'll get a hefty bonus. Some games I was breaking 3000 cR.

    -Playing sniper attack on Courtyard is also very rewarding with about 1000 cR each attempt. As soon as the level starts, cross the bridge in front of you, make a right and get to the end of this walkway. You can't be flanked from this position so it's a good place to camp out. If you're patient, most enemies will come at you in waves of 4 which will line up nicely for a one shot overkill. In wave 4 & 5, some enemies can jump or jetpack to your location so just be prepared for that. After a recent update you can no longer pick up enemy weapons in this mode. You will get a lot of multikills on this map. I was getting about 50 per attempt.

    -Spamming the target locater on Oni Sword base. Start the level on Heroic and sprint along the right wall to get into the first base where the target locater is (don't kill anyone). Pick it up, get to the back corner on the same wall its located on to trigger a checkpoint. Kill the enemies with one shot, revert to last save over and over. It's been brought to my attention it's also useful to turn on the Thunderstorm skull to upgrade the types of enemies you are facing, so you work on even more commendations (credit MICKERR). You will get a lot of commendations to the silver/gold level this way and you will get a great amount of cR in 1 or 2 hours. Once most commendations reach gold, this method becomes less and less rewarding.

    -Play Winter Contingency on Legendary with scoring on and safely sprint your way through the level without dying. When you get to the final room with the four grunts and the sword elite, save and quit. Now resume campaign progress and clear them out, push the button, and skip the cutscene. You should get a bonus commendation (200cR) for beating the level on legendary without dying (Flawless Cowboy). You can then resume campaign and you'll be back in that same room. You can do this about 25 times for a quick 5000+ cR. After that the time it takes to do this isn't worth the small cR in my opinion.

    -Daily/Weekly Challenges: These are nice cR bonuses to take advantage of, and usually are fairly easy to obtain. To check what they are for a given day, press start, go to challenges. So far, most of the kills X amount of enemies in firefight matchmaking have been attainable while playing Gruntpocalypse which is nice.

    -Play the MP & Campaign! It's a brilliant game, and you are rewarded with cR for doing nearly everything.

    Update: You can now earn 100,000cR just by finding all the terminals in Halo CE: Anniversary and then going into Halo Waypoint and entering "secret" codes. See solution comments for more info. (credit Drummin003)

    Note: 200,000 cR is the limit of credits you can earn in a day. (credit Quarantane)

    Check out the guide by bl4ck blooc that shows an alternate way to unlock this achievement. It appears you can get the achievement done without actually reaching the rank of Lt. Colonel!

    I will update this with more information, please post comments with other tips for the Reach community and I'll add them to this solution. I don't take credit for discovering any of these methods.

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    Sven CakemannKind of a shame that the terminals don't grant CR anymore.
    Posted by Sven Cakemann on 24 Mar at 04:09
    TonyTwoSteaksThanks I forgot to update the guide that the terminals don't grant CR anymore. Doing that now
    Posted by TonyTwoSteaks on 24 Mar at 06:07
    MrKoolxDoodI was doing the Oni target locator method and went from getting 140 cR down to 12 cR per blast
    Posted by MrKoolxDood on 24 Apr at 20:03
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  • bl4ck bloocbl4ck blooc288,869
    30 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010 29 Dec 2010
    395 133 238
    Go to the armory, and go to the visors. Press a over the blue visor, and hover over the "yes" button. At the exact moment you press a, push down on the left thumbstick, not the d pad the left thumbstick. You will not spend any credits but if done right you will get the achievement. This is not a random event it is confirmed by multiple people. If you vote down at least say why so I can change it. NOTE! Apparently some people are reporting rank resets, but I have not been reset neither have anyone I know.

    UPDATE: As a request I have added a video tutorial. This is not my video it belongs to thestickman72
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    Chelski BlueWorks like a charm! Thank you so much, saved a huge amount of grinding.
    Posted by Chelski Blue on 02 Apr at 18:57
    DJDonegalWorked first time!
    Posted by DJDonegal on 04 Apr at 15:26
    NeVsLeHcIm05. June 2021
    Worked first try! Saves so much grinding!!!
    Posted by NeVsLeHcIm on 05 Jun at 21:32
  • Vicious GoetzVicious Goetz274,039
    08 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2010
    66 23 10
    The best way to get credits is to load up the 3rd mission on Herioc, RUN to the Target Destroyer, and wait for a checkpoint,then basically shoot the target destroyer back from where you came from, then either reload the save, or kill yourself (it is MUCH faster to kill yourself!)

    Only worth doing until you have onyx on the "Splash Damage" and the "Walking Tank" commendations.

    If you're still having trouble, Follow the HD guide underneath:
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    HanxI really don't know why people gave this solution negative votes, I guess the downvoters weren't very successful getting to the bunker lol.
    Posted by Hanx on 09 Sep 11 at 16:24
    S4LUT3t0LUN4CYIts only good if you do this for about a hour and half, once you get the Oynx commendation you don't get credits for maxing out, then you run out of commendations to work on unless you turn on the thunderstorm skull, but that becomes a slow gain also.
    Posted by S4LUT3t0LUN4CY on 02 Feb 14 at 23:52
    I x ShockWaveZThumbs up
    Posted by I x ShockWaveZ on 11 Dec 15 at 16:10
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