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Halo: Reach: Hijack a Banshee during the Reach Campaign.

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**This is a borrowed method from the original Reach solutions with a tweak to Rally Point and description. Credit to gamer "Jesticulator" for the original solution**

Very easy and quick. Best done on Solo, though should be possible in Co-Op as well.

Load up the mission Exodus on at least Normal difficulty at Rally Point Charlie.

Wait right where you spawn for the friendly evac Falcons to land near you. After they have landed, kill 2-3 friendly marines on the ground next to you until they become hostile (shooting at you).

Run to the left Falcon's gunner, and hold 'X' to board it - it should say "Hold X to board Enemy Falcon". Once you board the Falcon, the achievement should unlock. It shouldn't matter if you die while sitting in the Falcon.

**Though the achievement says a Banshee is required, this still somehow works with the Falcon. I assume this is because it was coded to unlock from boarding any flying "hostile" vehicle.
Paddel06Worked perfectly, thank you!
Posted by Paddel06 on 04 Dec 19 at 15:11
SeitzzWorked great!
Posted by Seitzz on 05 Dec 19 at 20:31
GtechApocalypseGreat guide. Didnt pop after several times but just quit the game and it pop. Had the same issue with DJ Brute. That one i just quit to main menu and accidently hit resume and that pop. Some chevos are for sure glitchy in the game. Had another issue with the 3 hour speed run as well.
Posted by GtechApocalypse on 06 Dec 19 at 01:20
Shadow 00 FoxThe dialogue with IWHBYD skull on was hilarious while doing this!
Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 10 Dec 19 at 08:12
PhillyCh3zSt3akYep, still works.
Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 13 Dec 19 at 04:58
MRMIdAS2kShould be noted, you need to hijack the GUNNER of the falcon, not the falcon itself near the front like you would to actually fly it.
Posted by MRMIdAS2k on 13 Dec 19 at 05:02
DunderMifflin83This didn't unlock for me. Is there another easy spot to do this?
Posted by DunderMifflin83 on 16 Dec 19 at 23:34
II RENEGADE II@DunderMifflin83 - There could be a delay in the achievement unlocking if you did the steps above, that tends to happen sometimes with this game. You could try crashing the game and relaunching it, sometimes that does the trick, or might just have to wait.

If you'd like to try another spot, I'd recommend trying the final battle in "The Package" (run and jump up to roof and shoot down a Banshee with a plasma pistol, then jack it), or "New Alexandria" has unlimited enemy Banshees, but you'd most likely have to jump out of your Falcon and try to jack them mid-air -- which coincidentally you need to do for one of the other achievements - "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Ship".
Posted by II RENEGADE II on 17 Dec 19 at 00:14
elCARLSONEYep, great.
Shot down the two passengers in the left and hiacked the gunner. clap
Posted by elCARLSONE on 17 Dec 19 at 19:14
DunderMifflin83@ II renegade II: still hasn't popped for me. Thanks for the info about the other missions to try on.
Posted by DunderMifflin83 on 19 Dec 19 at 00:52
G Carlinonot popping for me either, says enemy falcon and all.
Posted by G Carlino on 21 Dec 19 at 02:24
AradorNice find, took a few seconds to unlock but it did
Posted by Arador on 21 Dec 19 at 03:14
THE DEADLY DOGWorked like a charm. Thank you very much!
Posted by THE DEADLY DOG on 27 Dec 19 at 02:24
GamePadZebbyWorked perfectly, popped as I died
Posted by GamePadZebby on 18 Feb 20 at 16:20
ChronicEviiLAwesome! +1 from me
Posted by ChronicEviiL on 21 Feb 20 at 05:13
Notorious KiwiKilled two marines, hijacked the gunner, achievement popped. Thanks!
Posted by Notorious Kiwi on 19 Mar 20 at 06:33
stargazrdecaAwesome! +1 from me :) thanks a lot
Posted by stargazrdeca on 26 Mar 20 at 16:45
MrKoolxDoodNot the best location. By far the fastest place to get it is on rally point charlie on The Package.
Posted by MrKoolxDood on 12 Apr 20 at 21:45

If you are trying to get a banshee, then yes, but as the guides states, it works with any flying hostile vehicle. The fastest way is definitely as the guide suggests.
Posted by KluckMyDuck on 15 Apr 20 at 01:24
l Xenoes lEasily the best and fastest method. Spawn, kill two marines and board. Don't know how it could be made any easier.
Posted by l Xenoes l on 08 May 20 at 00:49
SiRFaPaLoT420Cortana: for this achievement, you need to hijack a banshee.

Chief: what if, instead, we shoot these guys in the face.
Posted by SiRFaPaLoT420 on 23 Jul 20 at 02:08
Hirotoro4692I tried this and it didn't work. The only mission that counted was Tip of the Spear. Go to Rally point Charlie, reach the spire part and use a plasma pistol to down a banshee for an easy hijack.

I'm playing the latest MCC version on PC, so maybe they fixed the above.
Posted by Hirotoro4692 on 23 Jul 20 at 06:21
Crims0nScorpionJust did this on Xbox One and still works lol, no idea why but it does XD
Posted by Crims0nScorpion on 24 Jul 20 at 18:34
Padre PrimeStill works by hijacking the falcon as of today July 28, 2020
Posted by Padre Prime on 28 Jul 20 at 23:42
iiAssassinXxiiWorked great for me thanks.
Posted by iiAssassinXxii on 04 Sep 20 at 08:12
iksolokosWorked for me!
Posted by iksolokos on 10 Sep 20 at 07:17
Spring ShieldsStill working!
Posted by Spring Shields on 25 Oct 20 at 19:21
MootSweatworked for me too
Posted by MootSweat on 26 Dec 20 at 06:07
snake42069worked for me too
Posted by snake42069 on 18 Jan 21 at 08:11
VStill works Feb 7, 2021-- although I had to kill 3 enemies for it to count as board enemy falcon, if I did two it just says operate turret.
Posted by V#5059 on 08 Feb 21 at 05:06
SpuddynuttStill works May 22, 2021.
Posted by Spuddynutt on 22 May 21 at 17:22
FredericaLifeTook me a few tries at first but the guide and comments were spot on thanks ! +1
Posted by FredericaLife on 23 Jul 21 at 01:12
Luke444kstill works september 14, 2021 wink
Posted by Luke444k on 14 Sep 21 at 14:08
UltimaDeusUmbraAchievement seems to be bugged, I tried it this way 3 times and the legit way 3 times, never got it.
Posted by UltimaDeusUmbra on 12 Oct 21 at 02:44
NbK RaidjCe n est pas buggé... Je viens de l avoir.
Il faut juste prendre la place du soldat à la mitrailleuse, positionné dans le Falcon de gauche !
Posted by NbK Raidj on 15 Oct 21 at 08:34
edsonrlnstill works november 04, 2021 smile
Posted by edsonrln on 04 Nov 21 at 15:20
SoppiestSquash8Awesome guide - thanks!
Posted by SoppiestSquash8 on 30 Dec 21 at 01:07