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Digging up the Past

In mission 1, find and access Chief's record.

Digging up the Past0
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Dat Boi TreezyDat Boi Treezy619,140
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In Mission 1 "Dawn", once you gain control of Master Chief, walk out into the next room and instead of going straight on, look to the left of the walkway to see a flight of stairs. Go down these stairs and turn right to the control panel underneath a spotlight containing the Chief's records. Simply hold cn_X on the panel and the 20g is all yours.

Here's a quick video on where exactly the records are held.

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Jotas Azuras Video private?
Posted by Jotas Azuras on 05 Nov 12 at 11:53
LAFTA Until Nov 6th 8:30am...
Posted by LAFTA on 05 Nov 12 at 12:25
TreysForDayys Thumbs up
Posted by TreysForDayys on 05 Nov 12 at 13:36
Dat Boi Treezy Yeah sorry Jotas, nobody is officially allowed to release any strategy or video guides until Nov 6th 8.01am. I can only schedule the video to go public at 8 or 8.30.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 05 Nov 12 at 13:39
Dobo1912KNIGHT Treezy, I found the control panel last night and pressed 'X' but it hasnt popped. Do you have any idea why?
Posted by Dobo1912KNIGHT on 06 Nov 12 at 08:21
Dat Boi Treezy That's wierd!? Was you playing solo?
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 09:25
Bears Scare Me I was playing solo and it did not pop for me either. I went thru the control panel twice
Posted by Bears Scare Me on 06 Nov 12 at 15:12
Dat Boi Treezy Ok guys, I'm going to try this with a couple of other profiles and see if I get the same result.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 15:36
Dat Boi Treezy I've tried the records on easy and it worked again. What difficulty were you guys on?
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 15:38
Dat Boi Treezy Ahh, did you guys 'hold' X?
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 16:13
Dobo1912KNIGHT I tried it on Legendary.
Should I just press X instead of holding it? I will try that. Thanks
Posted by Dobo1912KNIGHT on 06 Nov 12 at 16:57
Dat Boi Treezy No, you need to hold X. I originally typed in the article to press X when it's actually hold. It tells you when you approach the terminal itself.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 16:59
Bears Scare Me I was on normal. I held X and it cycled thru Master Chief's service record, basically a synopsis of Halo 1 to 3
Posted by Bears Scare Me on 06 Nov 12 at 17:51
Dat Boi Treezy Not sure what the issue is here. Clear the cache and try again. Or if you're not too far into the campaign, delete your save and then try again. I did a quick search around the Halo 4 forums but found nothing. One search led me to some asking a 'Yahoo' question regarding first impressions which he mentioned he also didn't get his achievement for this either. Nobody had a good answer for him though unfortunately.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 06 Nov 12 at 18:25
Dobo1912KNIGHT I tried it again last night, held down 'X' but this time it popped for some reason, I didn't do anything differently. Oh well, thanks for your help!
Posted by Dobo1912KNIGHT on 07 Nov 12 at 08:26
Dat Boi Treezy Happy you got it eventually! Hate it when stuff like that happens, it's so hard to try and help.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 07 Nov 12 at 15:50
Evil Darth Sion I found the terminal in my first okay through and was sure it would e an achievement, but when I held x and cycled through nothing happend. I'm gonna give it another go tonight. FYI, I was playing solo on easy.
Posted by Evil Darth Sion on 07 Nov 12 at 15:56
Bears Scare Me i was able to get it as well. not sure what the problem was
Posted by Bears Scare Me on 07 Nov 12 at 20:31
JamP0und It didn't unlock for me the first time either on easy. I then restarted the mission but waited for Cortana to stop talking before i activated it and it popped. Not sure if that helped but it worked.
Posted by JamP0und on 07 Nov 12 at 21:00
xDz Omega DE Won't pop for me either. Did this on Heroic last night when I picked up the game. Nothing.
Posted by xDz Omega DE on 08 Nov 12 at 01:07
whitedreams2 Cool
Posted by whitedreams2 on 08 Nov 12 at 12:23
Hepious Same for me, didn't unlock I guess the achievement's glitched. Well I guess eventually I'll get it so no worries. Just thought I'd add that the achievement might possibly be glitched.
Posted by Hepious on 08 Nov 12 at 23:59
Adny Didn't unlock for me the first time, so I restarted checkpoint and then the achievement unlocked. :)
Posted by Adny on 09 Nov 12 at 16:22
CM Trance Glitched. I watched the whole series of files and it never unlocked. Will try again later today...
Posted by CM Trance on 09 Nov 12 at 18:47
Dat Boi Treezy You don't need to watch any of it. It pops instantly, well, when it does pop I mean. It should work for you the next time you try for it.
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 09 Nov 12 at 18:51
Ragey Dave ok tried it twice and it never popped - third time i waited for Cortana to stop talking like JamP0und32 suggested and it worked a charm, cheers.
Posted by Ragey Dave on 12 Nov 12 at 18:48
Dat Boi Treezy Can you walk away from her when she's talking? Or is this after you 'pull' her from the system?
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 12 Nov 12 at 18:49
TheBruce11 I had the same problem of it not popping the first time, but tried it again and it popped. Don't know why it didn't work the first time.
Posted by TheBruce11 on 28 Dec 12 at 00:16
MetalNinja247 I think its possible to cycle through the Combat record while pressing X, but you have to HOLD it to pop the achievement. First time I was pressing X and got to the end to no avail, not sure if it works during the same playthrough of the mission because I went back to the main menu and restarted. It should appear during the first slide of the record if you hold X
Posted by MetalNinja247 on 13 Aug 13 at 12:34
ArdentShaar Treezy! First you helped me on MGSHD and now on Halo. Thanks for all your awesome guides!
Posted by ArdentShaar on 03 Nov 13 at 13:03
Leo Ascendent Seems Cortana is the cause, wait for her to stop talking and you should unlock it just fine.
Posted by Leo Ascendent on 21 Jan 14 at 13:45
Dat Boi Treezy Hey thanks for the comment ArdentShaar. smile
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 21 Jan 14 at 14:58
FreshAspek Thanks! Might help to say that the mission is "Dawn"
Posted by FreshAspek on 01 Jun 17 at 20:20
Dat Boi Treezy Done, FreshAspek. Cheers!
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 02 Jun 17 at 04:56
LITIG8R How did somebody down vote this?
Posted by LITIG8R on 13 Dec 17 at 05:16