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Complete the Master Chief Saga playlist.

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To unlock this achievement, go to the "Playlist" tab and press cn_down or cn_A and scroll to the end right and pick the tab that says "Cross Game".
From here you want to choose "The Master Chief Saga" playlist and choose to accept the options (unless you want to turn on time and scoring which works towards par time and par score achievements).
Another thing you should note is that these don't have to be completed in one sitting so you don't need to worry about that as there is a resume option whenever you want to leave and do Somthing else. Also the campaign is set to normal difficulty and can't be changed just as the skulls are set to 0 and can't be equipped which means skulls like infinite ammo can't be used in this playlist.
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MondoBondo It won't let me resume at Arrival...
Posted by MondoBondo on 12 Nov 14 at 07:17
xTGE Perhaps you finished it...
Posted by xTGE on 12 Nov 14 at 12:29
xTGE If you attempt some missions in co-op it won't allow you to do them sometimes.
Posted by xTGE on 12 Nov 14 at 12:30
xTGE If you're playing the master cheif saga in the cross game mission playlist you can NOT activate skulls or change it's difficulty. It is a playlist dedicated to normal difficulty & 0 skulls. I know because I'm looking at the screen right now trying to change it and there is no option.
There is a legendary mastercheif saga though with 24 skulls on which is it's own playlist
Posted by xTGE on 12 Nov 14 at 14:53
Danferb The one in Legendary with all those skulls it's the LASO one I believe, :D
Posted by Danferb on 12 Nov 14 at 19:01
U2 For some reason the playlist completely skipped over 343 Guilty Spark for me on CE.
Posted by U2 on 13 Nov 14 at 04:57
xTGE Yeah I noticed that earlier! Thort it was just me. So in that case you gotta go to the halo CE tab and select to do 343 Guilty Spark and do it on whatever difficulty you desire. Make sure not to use the right side set of skulls as they'll stop you getting the level based achievement
Posted by xTGE on 13 Nov 14 at 05:42
MondoBondo I got around it after resuming the playlist the next day, it would not load the mission earlier for whatever reason.
Posted by MondoBondo on 13 Nov 14 at 07:18
sliyk what missions does this playlist consist of?
Posted by sliyk on 13 Nov 14 at 17:20
Chizzy All of them.
Posted by Chizzy on 13 Nov 14 at 21:50
xTGE Every mission from halo 1-4
Posted by xTGE on 13 Nov 14 at 22:35
HockeyRiCh Do the levels from the Master Chief Saga count individually for completing each level on normal (as well as time and score achievements)?
Posted by HockeyRiCh on 15 Nov 14 at 19:59
KryptCeeper969 yes these count toward the normal campaign playthrough, and you still gain campaign medals even if you dont have scoring turned on
Posted by KryptCeeper969 on 15 Nov 14 at 21:53
Bobl76 I want to play halo ce-2-3-4 in legendary mode with no skull on: why are the levels not counting for this playlist? OR can't I play the playlist in legendary difficulty? Am I doomed to play the whole levels twice?
Posted by Bobl76 on 16 Nov 14 at 09:45
FailedSeppuku you're doomed to play all the games numerous times. Time runs and scoring runs and playlists ....
Posted by FailedSeppuku on 16 Nov 14 at 11:42
sanityends Boy I would love to have a word in a back alley with the CEO over 343 for this game lol
Posted by sanityends on 16 Nov 14 at 12:24
R3f1CuL i have done a few playlists with friends now and they dont seem to unlock unless you host the playlist? can anyone confirm this or have my friends just got royally screwed? went through all of halo 3 on a legendary playlist, everyone was there the whole time... i was the only person to get the ach... so this may be a thing, not sure just throwing it out there
Posted by R3f1CuL on 17 Nov 14 at 06:16
AntacidBunion ^ When playing online with my friend I never got the last mission completed. Was just kicked out after completion. He got the last mission, might be that your friends only need to do the final mission to complete the playlist. As I did on the legendary one.
Posted by AntacidBunion on 17 Nov 14 at 14:58
Arador Not letting me resume at Arrival (Halo 3) either, anyone got a fix for this?
Posted by Arador on 18 Nov 14 at 09:38
S P 4 C E Y I've got issues with a cross-game playlist as well. Won't let me resume on Mission 3 - just constantly crashes.

This game is full of bugs.
Posted by S P 4 C E Y on 18 Nov 14 at 11:14
Poopdog M60Riot so playing the game normally and beating all the missions won't unlock this achievement? I mean you have to use the playlist thing?
Posted by Poopdog M60Riot on 18 Nov 14 at 18:42
FatalPupper Do I have to use the playlist to get this achievement? If I play the game from the normal campaign menu and play with no skulls and on normal difficulty, do I get the achievement?
Posted by FatalPupper on 18 Nov 14 at 23:01
xTGE Bugs I can't give you a solution to I apologize.
For arrival mission I just selected the playlist again and beat it by itself in the halo 3 tab and it started working when I went back to the playlist.
No you must use the playlist and complete all 45 missions in the playlist.
Posted by xTGE on 18 Nov 14 at 23:35
Nas So I beat the entire playlist and got no achievement for the playlist or beating halo 4, and once you beat the playlists I have to start back at level one. Am I screwed?
Posted by Nas on 19 Nov 14 at 21:59
xTGE No you aren't, the Xbox one achievement section is having alot of issues ever since this game came out. I assume it's due to XBL not used to withstanding that many achievements in a single game because before that game hit my list, there wasn't any pausing, slowness, crashing of the achievement system.
Posted by xTGE on 21 Nov 14 at 09:32

If you played H1 & 2 and then it black screened and H3 won't start when you resume - go to your console region settings and hit the drop down to change to Canada. Then back to USA. Then go to "Restart". This should fix it.

If you are not in the US, try your own country. If that doesn't work, try US.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 24 Nov 14 at 14:50
CF GaMeBReaKeR ^worked for me^
Posted by CF GaMeBReaKeR on 24 Nov 14 at 22:01
Mantle 117 Wait, restart, as in restart the playlist?
Posted by Mantle 117 on 28 Nov 14 at 05:34
ThorsBaldEagle @Shadow XBL

Thankyou! Been stuck trying to fix this! I'm in UK, switched to Ireland as location and restarted console, then resumed playlist. Didn't work for other locations. You should post this as a solution until 343 get their asses in gear.
Posted by ThorsBaldEagle on 29 Nov 14 at 14:11
Shadow XBL Mantle, no. Restart the xbox.

glad to help!
Posted by Shadow XBL on 01 Dec 14 at 06:16
HelplessFruit Thank you so much for saying how to fix the halo 3 arrival glitch, that was just annoying, still don't understand why that would work but I'm glad it did smile
Posted by HelplessFruit on 06 Dec 14 at 14:38
xPut Name Herex I played through most of Halo CE and all of Halo 2 by myself. When I started Halo 3, I invited my brother in to play with me. After we completed the first mission (just that short "Arrival" cutscene mission), his playlist stats when he checked them later said "24/45" or whatever. So you might be able to jump into the playlist later and get it if someone else is working on completing it.
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 13 Dec 14 at 23:59
xPut Name Herex Yeah, we just completed the playlist, and another brother joined in only during the "Cortana" mission of Halo 3 (although he started the playlist in Halo CE with me for 3 or 4 missions, he didn't do any of Halo 2 with me). Both of those brothers got this achievement and when they finished the playlist off we me, as well as the achievement for beating one cross-game playlist. So it looks like if you have a friend on the last mission of Halo 4, you should really offer up your "help" laugh
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 14 Dec 14 at 05:57
Kexol ^other then the above comment, can anybody else confirm that you can use a combination of coop and single player to unlock this achievement?
Posted by Kexol on 19 Dec 14 at 02:04
Kexol @Demonsedge
Thank you man!
Posted by Kexol on 31 Dec 14 at 23:14
TylerLovekeeper will completing the legendary playlist unlock the normal playlist aswell?
Posted by TylerLovekeeper on 18 Jan 15 at 16:02
Johnny Broflex Anyone else having issues accessing the playlists? I have yet to play any because every time I go to Playlists and click on it, it says "Updating mission playlists data. Please wait". And it does this for hours and every day that I play this game, its the same thing.
Posted by Johnny Broflex on 22 Jan 15 at 07:23
Shadow XBL Johnny, hard reset your box. That usually fixes it.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 22 Jan 15 at 15:11
Johnny Broflex Thanks Shadow, that worked.
Posted by Johnny Broflex on 24 Jan 15 at 07:20
WnxLogan Ok, so after beating the Maw I saved and quit during the Armory, and when I resumed the playlist it started me at Cairo Station. Am I going to be stuck at 44/45 or is there a way I can select the Armory? I tried beating it just in the normal campaign section but it still says 11/45 in the playlist instead of 12.
Posted by WnxLogan on 21 Feb 15 at 07:06
IIII Aaron IIII A similar thing just happened to me. I saved and quit on the mission Sierra 117 and then resumed but was out into the next mission crows nest.

My progress is now at 26/45 however crows nest is mission 28! Has anyone else encountered this Issue?
Posted by IIII Aaron IIII on 21 Feb 15 at 12:18
WnxLogan Lol never mind. After beating Cairo Station it showed The Armory as complete and I had 13/45. smile
Posted by WnxLogan on 22 Feb 15 at 05:33
dale smeegle Just came here to check it wasn't one sitting, been playing 7hiurs and nit anywhere near half way through lol
Posted by dale smeegle on 06 Apr 15 at 14:35
BigDaddy988 If you do it co-op, who gets the achievement ? Host only or both ? Cause I'm waiting for my friend to fix his connection issue to play (first run ever of Halo though, so I'm becoming a bit impatient here). We played local game at his place and we are at mission 8, just after the library (he warned me about that one, never again !). If it's only for the host, better restart now solo.
Posted by BigDaddy988 on 03 May 15 at 13:22
o DRYSD4L3 x i've only done Halo:CE and Halo 4 so far as individual campaigns, started halo 2 but unfinished, wanted to do this playlist, but if i do will i unlock the achievements for completing halo 2 & 3? or does that need to be done under the campaigns menu?
Posted by o DRYSD4L3 x on 05 May 15 at 00:40
tobiasvl All regular completion achievements are unlocked while doing this playlist.
Posted by tobiasvl on 13 May 15 at 14:37
P0RTH0LE I completed the saga playlist 45/45 and the "complete all missions" in the game and in Halo 4 have not unlocked. The saga cheevo did. Shows I'm 75% complete for Halo 4 but in the campaign screen in the game it shows 10/10 complete for halo 4.
Posted by P0RTH0LE on 03 Jun 15 at 10:38
gemueseapfel Hey,
my game won't load my savegame anymore. Im Midnight of Halo 4 and after the loading screen, it freezes an puts me into the dashboard. is there a solution.
Posted by gemueseapfel on 05 Jul 15 at 16:45
IllustriousYeti Big warning to any one new here, there have been a lot of posts about it on 343's forums. i got burned more than most people. was all the way up to dawn in halo 4 and when i resumed later it booted me all the way back to the start of halo 1/CE. No I was not ignorant enough to start another cross game playlist, this is a known bug.
Do not attempt this until you're sure that 343 has fixed the issue or lets us resume on any level we haven't finished.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 25 Jul 15 at 13:24
Scouse Canadian I can confirm with IllustriousYeti that this achievement is glitched. Finished Halo CE and when i resumed the playlist on Halo 2 it booted me to the first level of Halo CE again. DON'T START TRYING FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT UNTIL IT IS FIXED!
Posted by Scouse Canadian on 10 Aug 15 at 04:14
Twinkling82 So still not fixed. Has there at least been added an autosave between levels/regions to save my ass when the game blacks out to the wrong build screen?
Posted by Twinkling82 on 12 Aug 15 at 15:25
CReaper210 Ugh... I didn't even know about this playlist bug. I just decided to get back on the MCC after a few months break from it(hoping most of the bugs would be fixed by now, HAHA) and beat CE. Decided to get off and resume at the start of Halo 2 the next day and it says to resume on the Halo level of the first game again.

Posted by CReaper210 on 18 Aug 15 at 09:20
THX 5150 I am going to try again today as I had the same issue and see if completing at least one or two levels in to Halo 2 and resuming will work.

I opened a support ticket a few weeks back with Xbox Live / MSFT without any luck.
Posted by THX 5150 on 29 Aug 15 at 19:55
Xyjar I am at Halo 4 in my saga playlist. If anyone wants to join me in finishing it so you don't have to also do the first 3, let me know (if you see I haven't gotten the achievement yet).
Posted by Xyjar on 30 Aug 15 at 14:08
IllustriousYeti ^ I wouldn't advise saving and quitting to invite someone else because there's a high chance it will glitch and you'll be reset all the way back to halo 1.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 30 Aug 15 at 14:09
Phantom Ultron where can i find people who have the save? for this or any of the lasos is thee a thread?
Posted by Phantom Ultron on 18 Oct 15 at 14:28
RR7 DF Just completed H3, done the prologue of H4, then saved game, when it went back to main menu, it showed Mission 2 of H1 as the next mission. So annoyed this is still broken.
Posted by RR7 DF on 27 Nov 15 at 01:09
Xi Bass iX I just finished Halo 1 twice, and this saved file messed up both times. I'm back at Halo 1, 2nd mission. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks again
Posted by Xi Bass iX on 30 Nov 15 at 04:50
GuinIceWizard It seems that people who get reset are quitting at the beginning of the new game, Sierra 117 in halo3, Armory in halo 2 etc. My brother and I are working through this and only quitting in the middle of a game, I will update this once we finish. So far we quit at Assault on the Control Room in Halo CE and just quit at High Charity in Halo 2. No issues for resuming so far, I will keep you updated but I would avoid quitting between games and also make sure you get a checkpoint in the level you started before you quit.
Posted by GuinIceWizard on 19 Feb 16 at 21:13
GuinIceWizard Update:

Have also quit and resumed on The Ark in Halo 3 and currently saved out at Forerunner in Halo 4 with no issues. Hopefully this helps everyone, I suspect my next coop day will finish the game and the playlist. Good Luck everyone!
Posted by GuinIceWizard on 24 Feb 16 at 19:48
FsK Zeus I have 45/45 and it won't pop...
Posted by FsK Zeus on 27 Mar 16 at 04:38
IllustriousYeti ^ If you snap the achievement app it should say "done.. unlocking" then take a while.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 27 Mar 16 at 21:58
FsK Zeus It does say 100% complete but yeah ill give that a go.
Posted by FsK Zeus on 27 Mar 16 at 23:13
FsK Zeus Alright, I'm sitting here with the app snapped, now the waiting game... Are you sure about this?
Posted by FsK Zeus on 27 Mar 16 at 23:21
IllustriousYeti When I say a while, I mean you don't need to be on the menu the whole time. It'll register as being unlocked on it's own either hours or the latest has been around a day for me. Only happened a couple of times for me and when it did, the achievements don't pop, so some time you'd probably see them just there registered on your feed and achievement list.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 28 Mar 16 at 18:06
FsK Zeus I really hate the Xbox One...
Posted by FsK Zeus on 29 Mar 16 at 07:23
IllustriousYeti It's a great console. What you're experiencing has only happened like twice to me since I got a one back in mid May last year. Nearly a year. I think it could be related to server dropouts or a malfunction. I could be wrong but good thing it doesn't even happen occasionally.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 29 Mar 16 at 15:30
FsK Zeus Your biased opinion, I've been with Xbox since the beginning of the 360, they were the good days, now I own a very powerful PC and a PS4 and I look down on this console...

Funny how I say that, I'm still hooked on getting my achievements done!!!
Posted by FsK Zeus on 30 Mar 16 at 09:09
IllustriousYeti Actually no, I weigh the pros and cons of the systems and don't blindly favorite the xbox.
I have a ps3 and gaming pc. Some of the exclusives on ps3 are excellent.
In a few ways the xbo is actually better than the ps4, lol. Like 4 better quality free games each month you can keep forever, whereas you only rent them for a month on ps4.
More stable online service with more features like better customisation.
Usually better deals with gold every week. Big lineup of great games for backwards compatibility.
These last 2 things don't make it better but rather not as bad as it could be. Good exclusives. (Thinking of a few others like forza, espeically horizon, sunset overdrive crackdown 3)
Even though halo and gears are dear to me, I do prefer playstation's exclusives overall at the moment. *Most* games that come out now don't really have a noticeable difference in fidelity when compared to the ps4 counterpart. Yes i know xbo has upscaled 1080p and ps4 runs it native. Doesn't mean upscaled looks considerably worse.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 01 Apr 16 at 07:02
Twinkling82 I think there's something on ps plus games you have misinterpreted since you call them rents for a month laugh perhaps MS is running weekly deals on a handful games - but so does PS, and they run a couple big sales a year.
Posted by Twinkling82 on 02 Apr 16 at 10:57
IllustriousYeti It might have originally been like that and changed after complaints. I vaguely recalled that. Even if ps+ users can keep them for more than a month, it's still worse because if their membership expires or they don't want to continue paying, then they lose access to the games.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 02 Apr 16 at 22:15
Twinkling82 Plus games were never only available to play for a month, I am quite sure. A quick search didn't reveal anything (not in the top search anyway), so if you happen to find sign that these games were only accessible the month they were available, please do so. I didn't buy plus until 6 or more months in.

In regards to GwG, sure, X360 games is for keeps but that is because MS didn't want to make all the code work. One games is under the same circumstances as Plus games. So your arguments do not quite hold up here. It's fine you have a preferred console, but before going out and make arguments for why one console is better, you might want to do some research next time before coming forward with the statements.

I want to apologise to everyone who received PM's because of this derailing - I won't be talking more about this here, and take it to PM if yeti replies with something that needs a response.
Posted by Twinkling82 on 03 Apr 16 at 09:19
Soundgoodizer tfw i just got to halo 4 in the playlist, decided to take a break, and came back and found myself only able to resume from the very beginning of halo 1. angry
Posted by Soundgoodizer on 30 May 16 at 03:39
IllustriousYeti ^ Happened at the exact same mission for me ages ago last year. I posted a warning in my "solution", hopefully i saved a good number of people from a lot of frustration.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 30 May 16 at 21:35
Posted by RedWolfCrusader on 29 Apr 17 at 16:27
OhMyGoth1 So I noticed that basically everyone in the comments who has had their progress reset back to the first mission (myself included) saved & quit right when starting the first mission of a new game. I just played through the entire playlist making sure never to end the session at the completion of one of the games, and I also made sure to play at least one checkpoint into a level before saving and quitting, and I was able to complete the playlist without getting reset over about 5 days or so. Could have just gotten lucky, but that's my recommendation.
Posted by OhMyGoth1 on 11 Apr 19 at 00:23
AH Kazooie 46/46 no achivement :)
Posted by AH Kazooie on 08 Dec 19 at 06:16
TheShadowNet 46/46 no achievement and it doesnt count it as finished if i hover over "cross game playlist"
Posted by TheShadowNet on 10 Jan at 05:54