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Mystery Achievement

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Mystery Achievement0
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This Achievement is awarded for uncovering an easter egg that has shown up in multiple Halo games.

To unlock it:
From the main menu, select Multiplayer
Then select Custom Games
Select Halo: CE
Select any map
Click the right thumbstick to bring up the file save options
Enter ".fortune" as the file name (without the quotes, and note the period at the beginning)
A fortune/proverb will appear and the Achievement will pop.

You can do it multiple times to see different proverbs.
You can read more about this easter egg here:

Here is a video by RandomChievo (not me):
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FEARLESS PonyTV Tried it like 20 times and no achievement. I'm guessing there might be more to it.
Posted by FEARLESS PonyTV on 11 Nov 14 at 21:48
Gob B1uth Same here, just won't pop.
Posted by Gob B1uth on 11 Nov 14 at 22:30
olanmills Hmm, I did it just like the video in the other solution and it worked for me.

The steps I listed are the only things I did, at least knowingly. If we discover that there's any more to it, I'll definitely update the solution.
Posted by olanmills on 11 Nov 14 at 23:55
olanmills Can you guys tell me, did you get the fortune/proverb to appear?
Posted by olanmills on 11 Nov 14 at 23:56
RIGHT GNorW I had it appear and no luck. tried several times.
Renaming a loadout would work too i believe since that too gave me fortunes, but no chievo either.
Posted by RIGHT GNorW on 12 Nov 14 at 00:19
SDREW44 Worked Perfect!!! +1 From Me!! smile
Posted by SDREW44 on 12 Nov 14 at 05:01
IIIDarkmasterII I got it the only thing you have to enter when you save it is .fortune thats all smile
Posted by IIIDarkmasterII on 12 Nov 14 at 08:21
Mince Pie 77 No joy for me. Tried on different maps and game types. Got the fortune but no achievement. The first time it said something about the future not being available
Posted by Mince Pie 77 on 12 Nov 14 at 08:50
Mince Pie 77 Future = fortune. Damn swipe text!
Posted by Mince Pie 77 on 12 Nov 14 at 08:51
Mince Pie 77 Ignore me. It didn't pop on screen but did pop for me!
Posted by Mince Pie 77 on 12 Nov 14 at 08:54
IIIDarkmasterII enter .fortune thats all
Posted by IIIDarkmasterII on 12 Nov 14 at 10:16
MXR5150 My achievement progress for it says "Done! Unlocing..." and has said that since last night after following the guide, but the actual achievement is still 'locked' as indicated by the lock symbol. The game is treating it as unlocked though (progress is at 100% there). I had something similar happen to me in Titanfall, where the achievement actually plinked randomly way after I fulfilled the requirements. Well see, either way +1 for the guide.
Posted by MXR5150 on 12 Nov 14 at 11:21
AirNath Thanks!Reading it was easier and made more sense then the video.
Posted by AirNath on 12 Nov 14 at 20:02
olanmills Cool, glad it helped. That was the reason I wrote this. Video guides are great, but sometimes you'd just rather be able to read the details rather than watch a video.
Posted by olanmills on 12 Nov 14 at 23:04
KEYMAKER99 The reason it isnt popping for some is because the achievement system is broken currently due to Unity and MCC being released. When they fix all the achievements that say "Done. Unlocking..." will unlock.
Posted by KEYMAKER99 on 13 Nov 14 at 02:47
MXR5150 That must be correct, Keymaker99. The achievement popped this morning for me.
Posted by MXR5150 on 13 Nov 14 at 14:36
Strategy One It said it was out of order -_-
Posted by Strategy One on 14 Nov 14 at 00:10
scotwolf2 When clicking right thumbtack I get save as option and nothing else.... nothing comes up to type in .fortune
All I get is save as....I hit A button and it just loads game up.
Am I missing something or doing something wrong
Posted by scotwolf2 on 15 Nov 14 at 16:26
scotwolf2 Update....I tried following day and it popped first time..... may be just bit glitchy
Posted by scotwolf2 on 16 Nov 14 at 11:51
Darklord1899 Yep I got the message "Sorry, this fortune is temporarily out of order." message but the acheevo popped.
Posted by Darklord1899 on 17 Nov 14 at 18:12
FuhzDHAT unlocked for me but no notification, guys.
Posted by FuhzDHAT on 17 Nov 14 at 21:35
SQAUDY DEMON I see you guys having better luck than me. I followed steps but I don't even get the option of entering anything. It's just says save as but no keyboard to type .fortune in. Tried over 20 times now.
Posted by SQAUDY DEMON on 20 Nov 14 at 23:43
olanmills Squady, do you have a SmartGlass device/app connected to your Xbox One? The keyboard will appear on that.
Posted by olanmills on 21 Nov 14 at 02:25
Cpt Ch4os Haza!!! Got it to work finally..... Forgot to put the period in front of fortune. :) .fortune
Posted by Cpt Ch4os on 20 Aug 15 at 06:24
Seeker74 Apparently it is out of order, but the cheevo still pops.
Posted by Seeker74 on 16 Dec 15 at 03:40
Host Change Mine didnt pop right away so I did it multiple times then waited in the custom game lobby for a bit and then I got it
Posted by Host Change on 29 Aug 18 at 00:31
T8staDiM3rda needed a full reboot of the xbox before i could get to specify a filename, but still works on the one X update.
Posted by T8staDiM3rda on 04 Dec 18 at 20:04