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Spartan Officer

Advance to the Spartan Officer ranks (Online).

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How to unlock the Spartan Officer achievement

  • BurNt CracKerBurNt CracKer46,284
    29 Mar 2009 29 Mar 2009
    64 15 8
    The objective is to get a cumulative total of 50EXP in a single gametype. You can track which gametype you have the most EXP on in your game summary by pressing start in your lobby to view your records. Mine, for example, currently (as of 3/29/09) says I have 52EXP for Rocket Race halfway down on the main screen where you have 3 options on your left (view service record, etc).

    I think the quickest way to get this achievement is to play double exp on the weekends with a "rocket race" if you are lucky enough to encounter the gametype on a particular weekend. That's how I got mine, and I think anything else (like slayer, king, etc) would take a lot longer to get, especially if you don't come in 1st or 2nd place very often.

    Just because it's quick (IF you win 25 matches, meaning coming in 1st place) doesn't mean it's easy! It can take as many as 25 matches (if you came in 1st 25 times), 50 matches (if you came in 2nd place 50 times), or evern 100 matches if you don't get 1st or 2nd place every game so it can take you awhile! Anyway here's the scoop if you play any Double EXP game: 1 win (1st place) = 2EXP; 2nd place = 1EXP.

    It's not easy because there are many times where you will be paired with a team-mate that will either quit out on you for no reason at all or flat out act stupid and run around trying to kill people you can't really even kill (unless you assassinate someone but it's too much effort really).

    To avoid EXP penalties for quitting early, I strongly recommend baing patient and to just stick with these matches until someone wins and just try again with a different group. Otherwise, you previous efforts would be wasted and you would be spending more time than you need to try to pair up with someone good.

    I was lucky enough to meet 2 people who were GREAT team-mates and helped ensure I was in 1st or 2nd place whenever I was paired up with either of them. When you find good people who are willing to help you out and/or pair up with you for dominations, then be sure to party up with them so that you will always be paired together to ensure a win the majority of the time. I'd say 80% of this Rocket Race involves LUCK of finding a good team-mate, and 20% is your skill at driving and/or shooting rockets at the other mongoose's to keep them off course if you are the VIP.

    I personally found this one easy to get but just time consuming. I assume it would be even more time consuming if you stick to your favorite gametype that happens to not be featured on a double EXP weekend yet. Good luck!

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    wiLLYb0ifR3ShU need 10 high skill too
    Posted by wiLLYb0ifR3Sh on 07 Sep 12 at 17:36
    Mazraelexplains the rank system
    http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Rank_%28Halo_3_Multiplayer%29#Lis...
    Posted by Mazrael on 21 Jan 14 at 20:19
    lightchipsterI got this recently but it was a serious grind with finding matches.
    Posted by lightchipster on 05 Aug 19 at 23:05
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  • JASimmonsVJASimmonsV95,850
    12 Jan 2011 15 Jan 2011
    36 5 1
    For me the easiest way was team games. Only the winning team gets the exp, but if you are off for a few games, you have better chances that the rest of your team can pull you through. Of course, conversely, if the rest of your team is just awful, then you will have to be a BA to pull out the win.
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    DullestIIThank you! A short, sweet explanation for this confusing EXP system
    Posted by DullestII on 05 Feb 14 at 12:27
  • EX slay3rEX slay3r238,441
    16 Jul 2009 10 Feb 2012
    29 3 4
    You need 50 EXP in one playlist for this and the quickest way to do it is to boost them.
    You need one person as a quitter (must have 4 controllers and an useless account).
    You can boost 4 accounts at the same time (they don't have to be on one console).

    First you need to change your language for the quitter and the booster party leader, it works best with chinese (the very bottom one).
    On the bottom you see a vid how to change a language, so you won't have any trouble changing it back to your language. (it's the old Dashboard in the vid, but works the same)

    When you have your language ready,
    Booster party leader: go to Halo 3 Matchmaking lobby, then invite your friends, who also wants to boost this, or turn on your guests. After you have 4 players in your lobby, go to Social Skirmish or Team Mythic playlist (Must have all DLC) then press "X" and select the bottom one from the list. The quitter has to do the same (turn on guests, go to the playlist, press "X" and make sure you have to bottom one always enabled).

    If you have done everything correctly, it should always find your boosters and every time just quit with the quitter, so your boosters gain 1 EXP per match. You can boost as much as you want, (for example boost rank or playlist rank) without getting banned. You can also do some other Achievements while you're doing this, but I suggest to get EXPs first and then boost the other Achievements, because it can get you banned from earning EXP.

    There is many different methods for this, but the fastest is:
    1. chinese language
    2. 2 consoles, 4 controllers on the quitter's console and 4 controllers on the booster's console.
    3. 3 guests on both consoles.
    4. Social Skirmish
    5. quit fast and start the game fast.

    You should get this done in 1 hour. Good luck and hope this helps. ;)
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    DefiantZeroWorks better when you have a full lobby using a player and all guests on one team and players/guests on the other to start games quickly with a full lobby. It seemed like the winning team needed to score a point or kill to get the XP point per win when the guy with guests quits.
    Posted by DefiantZero on 22 Jan 14 at 22:18
    EX slay3rI didn't need any points or kills to get the EXP.
    Posted by EX slay3r on 23 Jan 14 at 07:16
    I BloodRayne IAnyone want to boost this with me?
    Posted by I BloodRayne I on 27 Aug 14 at 12:09
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