Last Stand achievement in Halo 3

Last Stand

Finish the seventh mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary.

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How to unlock the Last Stand achievement

  • TrueGrungeAngelTrueGrungeAngel108,002
    01 Oct 2010 11 Jul 2010
    38 4 0
    Not mine, the credit goes to: The Pants Party, Eternal

    It would obviously save you time to do all these at the same time by starting on Legendary, since the achievements stack. Going through on co-op with 3-4 people makes this extremely easy and shouldn't take you more than eight hours or so. Here are some general tips:

    * Make good use of checkpoints. If you need to, run around and die once to get a feel for where the enemies are and what course of action you need to take.
    * Be cautious once you know what to expect. Take it one enemy at a time if you can. Make good use of your grenades. If you have plasma or brute grenades, try to get a stick on one of the bigger enemies to take them right away. Some may require two, but it's much faster than picking away with a battle rifle.
    * Let your NPCs do some work for you. They're not exactly powerhouses and you can't let them do everything, or they'll just run out and get killed, but they can lay down some initial fire and draw the enemies to them, then you can pop out and get more shots off without taking damage.
    * Your shield recharges, make use of it. If you get hit once, more are sure to follow, so find some cover and recharge. The enemies will usually watch the area you went into cover, so if you can sneak around to another side from there, you can probably catch them off guard.

    Note #1: The level achievements must be done in one go through or it won't register the achievements. In other words, don't save and quit in the middle of a level, wait until the start of the next level.
    Note #2: You can not simply beat the last level on Legendary to get the achievements, each one has to be done. You can do some on co-op and some solo and it still works, just check that there is a shield in the bottom right corner when you highlight a level. You must even watch the opening cutscene on the same difficulty to unlock the Campaign Complete achievements.
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    28 Sep 2007 04 Nov 2010
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    OK if your like me, and suck balls flying the hornet. This is the way to get past the two Scarabs on Legendary.

    I found the best way to do this is to take full advantage of the equipment the game gives you.

    First of all you've got a tank. So use it. Blast the hell out of both Scarabs, until they each go down a few times to ensure you deplete the armor on their legs. Next you got to continue shooting the Scarabs, this is so you can kill the brutes,(especially the Chieftain) manning them. By now your tank should have been assaulted by the ghosts, take out the the drivers BUT DON'T DESTROY THE GHOSTS!!! You will need one later. Make sure you kill the Banshees, they should be easy kills when they fly in close to attack you.

    Once the Scarabs are worn down grab a ghost, and head across the battlefield. Take cover behind the first part of the Citadel structure. Pick a Scarab, and shoot its unprotected legs repeatedly to bring it down. Drive over park around the back jump in and blow the core. Now get out of there, and get back in your ghost, GET BACK QUICKLY to avoid damage when the Scarab blows.

    Now you have to deal with the Brute Prowler. At least you have a vehicle to help you. Kill the prowler, then fly back up to where you left your tank. (YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT IN COVER BY THE HORNETS) Go back and grab a hornet. Fly over the other Scarab, and land on its back. (Kinda cool a Hornet Stinging a giant spider.) Go in and blow the core. Jump in and run away. Once the second Scarab blows you will get a checkpoint.

    Thats it.

    I hope this helps other gamers, that can't fly a Hornet worth a damn.
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    Posted by Keger1O1 on 19 Mar 11 at 15:35
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