Headshot Honcho achievement in Halo 3

Headshot Honcho

Kill 10 enemies with headshots in a ranked free for all playlist or in campaign.

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How to unlock the Headshot Honcho achievement

  • Nv DefinesNv Defines603,635
    15 May 2009 15 May 2009 24 Feb 2020
    170 8 17
    Just to clear up some confusion...

    UPDATE: Grunt kills do not count toward this achievement!

    1. You need 10 headshot KILLS, not 10 headshots. The shot that kills the enemy must be a headshot.

    2. The kills do NOT have to be consecutive (10 headshots in a row). Mine certainly weren't.

    3. You can do this with any gun, not just the sniper. While I did this without, many folks are saying it must be done with the sniper or beam rifle. I don't know if this has changed, but sounds like it's easier to just go with that :)

    4. You can do this in campaign or multiplayer.

    Easy method #1: Start the campaign level "The Ark" at mission start on Normal. As you walk up the hill, there are several enemies waiting for you. Kill as many as you can with sniper headshots. If you don't have enough kills by the time all the enemies are dead, simply move to the next area where there are many more. You can take as long as you need and stretch this over the entire level if you like, but by this second checkpoint you probably will have the achievement. Just take your time and aim.

    Easy method #2: Play Lone Wolves. You will probably unlock the achievement within a few games, if you can manage 10+ kills (really shouldn't be a problem).

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    Nv DefinesI've updated the solution.
    Posted by Nv Defines on 24 Feb 20 at 14:19
    MemesNBeerAppreciate you updating the solution to reflect the need for it to be a sniper. Upvoted :)
    Posted by MemesNBeer on 24 Feb 20 at 17:35
    EarthboundXGrunt headshots worked for me. Did it on the first section of The Ark level.

    I've gotten many headshots before now with other weapons, so it does seem to need to be a sniper weapon. Might want to edit it out where you say Grunt headshots won't work.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 29 Aug 21 at 06:07
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  • Shadowkiller77Shadowkiller77642,725
    06 Nov 2010 06 Nov 2010
    60 3 3
    Headshot Honcho is a Halo 3 Achievement that is awarded for scoring ten headshot kills with a Sniper Rifle or a Beam Rifle in a ranked free-for-all Matchmaking playlist or in Campaign. It may be done on any difficulty in Campaign. The Achievement is worth 5 Gamerpoints and is represented by black crosshairs with a sad face in the middle. This achievement is only obtainable through 10 headshots on Brutes or Jackals. Grunts do not count.


    At the start of The Ark, scoring ten headshot kills should be relatively easy, as the Covenant forces are initially unaware of the player's presence.

    On Tsavo Highway, at the second outside area (with two Shades), there are several Jackal Snipers. A player can kill one, take its Beam Rifle, and snipe the Jackals or Brutes in the area.

    On Sierra 117, a Sniper Rifle can be obtained at the crashed Pelican. It can later be used at the last part of the level, where there are more than enough enemies.

    Link: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Headshot_Honcho
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    ScotE Doesnt NoI performed a headshot on a Grunt right before the achievement popped for me.
    Posted by ScotE Doesnt No on 12 Dec 13 at 21:56
    WebDevil 666This is the correct solution. Just popped for me on Ark. You start with the sniper and apart done the beam rifle, it is the only way to get it.
    Posted by WebDevil 666 on 18 May 18 at 17:00
    Lazy with StyleI did this on the Tsavo Highway mission by following your strategy. By the time you reach the first roadblock where there is a tunnel and a big energy shield, you should have around 6-7 headshots already and you can get the last few here by killing brutes and jackals in the area. It's also a great place to get the "We're in for some Chop" achievement as there are trip mines in the buildings. I weakened the choppers with a fuel rod cannon I picked up earlier and then dropped some mines on the ground and lured them to me until they exploded!
    Posted by Lazy with Style on 07 Jul 21 at 09:32
  • BormahTiidBormahTiid122,392
    28 Sep 2009 18 Jan 2011 28 Apr 2016
    35 1 0
    This achievement can be as easy as _“Insert Food Here”_. The achievement requires you to get 10 headshots in either a ranked matchmaking match or a campaign mission. Not total in all games but in a single game. I recommend trying for this achievement in the first mission Seirra 117 on the easiest difficulty. Once you get so far into the mission you will come across a destroyed falcon/pelican(air transport) and a couple crates near it. Go over to the crates and look around for a sniper rifle. There will be 2 of them there near the weapon crates. Then there will be a couple enemies for you to headshot. Just aim for the head of any enemy you wish and pull the trigger. Repeat this 9 more times(for a total of 10 times) and Bleep Bloop... you got the achievement. There are also Sniper Jackels along the way that you can kill for a Beam Rifle just do the same with the Beam Rifle and you can get the achievement. Hope that this guide helped you raise your gamerscore and get closer to 100%ing this game.
    For the armored brutes scope in and then aim in the middle of their helmet towards the fleshy part of their face.
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