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Halo: Reach: Won a matchmade game of Invasion in the 1st phase.

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**Edited Dec. 6 2019 to include map info and clarify which team is defending**

At the time of the MCC: Reach launch, the traditional Invasion mode is located exclusively in a competitive matchmade playlist. It is a 6 v 6 gametype with the one team defending two generators in phase 1 and the other team trying to capture/destroy one of those generators.

To earn the achievement you must win the round in the first phase, which is only possible as the defending team. Two of the maps have the Spartan team defending (Boneyard and Breakpoint) and one map has the Covenant defending (Spire). (The playlist also currently has some Forge World levels, in which either team could be defending.)

If you don't start the game as a defender, don't worry - each team plays one round as the Covenant, and one round as Spartans, switching roles.

Each generator has a 20 second countdown timer associated with it, meaning that the attacking players will have to stand in the small zone surrounding one of the generators for 20 seconds. That time is cumulative, so they can keep coming back to chip away at the timer. Your job as a defender is to keep them off that point so they don't capture/destroy either generator for the entire first phase, which lasts 4 minutes.

The best way to get this is to coordinate with a couple other friends or create a session here to play with some other competent Halo players. It might take a few games, but it isn't too bad. I got lucky and had a good team, in addition to having one of the other team's players quit, which made this pretty simple.
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Segendary Ty You win this as defenders, not as spartans. It's map specific which species is the defender
Posted by Segendary Ty on 06 Dec 19 at 12:17
LethalPenguin26 You're right - I have played several games but haven't played on Spire yet so I forgot that map existed in this mode. I have updated the solution to reflect that information. Thank you for pointing that out!
Posted by LethalPenguin26 on 06 Dec 19 at 18:09
Mr Dan Jones Managed to win as a defender but it didn't unlock for me
Posted by Mr Dan Jones on 07 Dec 19 at 14:25
Segendary Ty You don't just win, you have to win without them getting any points
Posted by Segendary Ty on 07 Dec 19 at 14:50
NapalmNiko Boosting ?
Posted by NapalmNiko on 15 Dec 19 at 01:35
Fuzzball123 Somehow managed to get this on the very first invasion game I played!laugh
Posted by Fuzzball123 on 23 Dec 19 at 09:00
Segendary Ty You might want to keep track of boosting sessions and then don't join them. I was matched up with people that just stood in a corner letting us win.
Posted by Segendary Ty on 23 Dec 19 at 12:31
netstryker I got the achievement on my fourth match. The first was defense, but my team lost the round. The next two was invasion. Finally in my fourth match was defense and my team won the round and the match.
Posted by netstryker on 24 Dec 19 at 07:13
metallicafan459 I can’t seem find this game mode on any playlist? I can only search 1v1, 2v2, 4v4 or 8v8?

D’oh! Missed it needs to be competitive!
Posted by metallicafan459 on 15 Feb at 14:53
metallicafan459 For me this was super easy on Boneyard, a hard map to attack. Neither team managed to get past the first round lol
Posted by metallicafan459 on 15 Feb at 16:05