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[RIP] Halo MCC Checkpoint Achievement Distribution #3

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bblcreator8790
Posted on 18 January 19 at 12:41, Edited on 18 January 19 at 12:43 by bblcreator8790
I believe it was Halo: CE that had the most significant changes after one of the initial patches with regards to the LASO playlist. Several skulls were added after one of the early patches to the game. In particular, the Iron skull wasn't in the playlist initially:

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/the-halo-bulletin-yo...

The initial list was:

Black Eye, Boom, Fog, Eye Patch, Foreign, Famine, Malfunction, Recession

The new list is (bolded skulls are new):

Black Eye, Eye Patch, Famine, Fog, Foreign, Iron, Mythic, Recession, Boom, Grunt Birthday Party, Grunt Funeral, Malfunction

The Iron skull of course makes it so you have to quit and reload any time you die, which is a major annoyance. The Mythic skull gives enemies increased health, which means you have to go for headshots on the Covenant or you will run out of ammo; and the flood are much harder to kill as well. GBP doesn't do anything of note, but Grunt Funeral is probably the most interesting skull added as it actually can help you quite a bit especially in the first half of the game. Combined with the Boom skull you can strategically use grunts to clear out large swaths of Covenant especially in the first half of the game.

IMO, it's actually a tougher call than it seems between the two sets of skulls. Not having Iron and Mythic on will save you lots of annoyance, but Grunt Funeral in the new list is actually a mostly beneficial skull that can really make some of the earlier levels in particular a lot quicker and easier. Honestly, I would probably just go with the current list and deal with the Iron and Mythic skulls. The hardest level of the game on LASO is Truth and Reconciliation, mainly due to a severe lack of ammo, and the Grunt Funeral skull helps there a lot, especially during the fight right after you get onto the ship. It's going to be hard no matter how you do it though, so good luck.
oONeonDemonOo
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oONeonDemonOo
Posted on 18 January 19 at 16:50
SergeantMajorAJ said:
Hey I read from the first post that checkpoint sharing isn't a thing anymore, but was curious how so. I have Halo 3 and 4 cp still saved on my xbox (digital copy and just looked couple hours ago). Saw the message that they are having issues with halo 3 mid mission cp so that one might be dead anyway but I don't even remember how to share it as its been a while since I did. Thanks
LASO checkpoints were not removed with the 4K update but the online sharing method we used to do got patched, thats why the sharing isn't a thing anymore.
Brosama73
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Brosama73
Posted on 19 January 19 at 02:49
SergeantMajorAJ said:
Hey I read from the first post that checkpoint sharing isn't a thing anymore, but was curious how so. I have Halo 3 and 4 cp still saved on my xbox (digital copy and just looked couple hours ago). Saw the message that they are having issues with halo 3 mid mission cp so that one might be dead anyway but I don't even remember how to share it as its been a while since I did. Thanks
From my understanding is that by having the checkpoints the only thing that could help people is if they finished the entire laso campaign and it did not unlock for them. Checkpoint sharing might help them unlock it then. Otherwise the traditional method has been patched
SergeantMajorAJ
Posted on 21 January 19 at 23:23
Brosama73 said:
SergeantMajorAJ said:
Hey I read from the first post that checkpoint sharing isn't a thing anymore, but was curious how so. I have Halo 3 and 4 cp still saved on my xbox (digital copy and just looked couple hours ago). Saw the message that they are having issues with halo 3 mid mission cp so that one might be dead anyway but I don't even remember how to share it as its been a while since I did. Thanks
From my understanding is that by having the checkpoints the only thing that could help people is if they finished the entire laso campaign and it did not unlock for them. Checkpoint sharing might help them unlock it then. Otherwise the traditional method has been patched
oONeonDemonOo said:
SergeantMajorAJ said:
Hey I read from the first post that checkpoint sharing isn't a thing anymore, but was curious how so. I have Halo 3 and 4 cp still saved on my xbox (digital copy and just looked couple hours ago). Saw the message that they are having issues with halo 3 mid mission cp so that one might be dead anyway but I don't even remember how to share it as its been a while since I did. Thanks
LASO checkpoints were not removed with the 4K update but the online sharing method we used to do got patched, thats why the sharing isn't a thing anymore.
Ok, thanks. Guess Ill finally be able to get the achievement for finishing 3 Halo 3 and 4 playlists XD. On a side note, anyone know if there is a form that I'm missing for bulk score runs or should I start one for the help?
Breton
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Breton
Posted on 12 February 19 at 03:35
So I’m a little confused with the changes as I have never done this before.

Is it now only possible to get the LASO achievements by completing the whole playlist legit, since checkpoint sharing is now gone?
Elyoh
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Elyoh
Posted on 12 February 19 at 09:48
Breton said:
So I’m a little confused with the changes as I have never done this before.

Is it now only possible to get the LASO achievements by completing the whole playlist legit, since checkpoint sharing is now gone?
Short answer, yes.
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