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Halo 2: Fly the Heretic Banshee.

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EYEHUNTER 42EYEHUNTER 42557,537
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This first happens in mission The Arbiter. It should be unmissable if you're playing solo. (It's possible to miss this in co-op) About a third of way through the mission. The Heretic leader will run away and jump into a yellow banshee. Follow him, and hop into another yellow banshee. The achievement should pop immediately.

If it doesn't, the next area has a bunch more yellow banshees. You could also unlock this achievement in the next mission, with another yellow banshee.

Note: It is possible that this method of unlocking the achievement might be unintentional. Let me know if the solution stops working. Certain skulls might disable this achievement.
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XXXICenturyMatt It's strange, looking at the achievements app on my Xbox, it says "Halo 2: Fly the Heretic Banshee on The Great Journey." Which is if you do the whole level without using a vehicle there's heretic banshees on the beach in front of the control room once you get back there with the scarab. However, I did get the achievement on the Arbiter like you said.
Posted by XXXICenturyMatt on 12 Nov 14 at 06:54
EYEHUNTER 42 Yeah, it was very weird. I think this is the only storyline(or near-storyline) achievement that is not connected to finishing a chapter. Do let me know if this solution stops working.
Posted by EYEHUNTER 42 on 12 Nov 14 at 14:51
WOW DYLAN You need to be playing on Legendary for this to unlock as Heretic banshees only spawn on Legendary.
Posted by WOW DYLAN on 13 Nov 14 at 06:08
EYEHUNTER 42 I got the achievement on normal. Did it not unlock for you?
Posted by EYEHUNTER 42 on 13 Nov 14 at 19:50
mydefposse Can confirm I got this on The Arbiter level on Easy.
Posted by mydefposse on 14 Nov 14 at 00:58
GoGoActionTeam This one has still not gone for me. I did the mission on legendary with about 10 skulls active...I dont know if skulls make certain ones not work. I also picked up the Famine skull on the next mission (The Oracle) and did not get the achievement for that either. Not sure whats going on.
Posted by GoGoActionTeam on 26 Feb 15 at 17:57
EYEHUNTER 42 Try it without skulls.
Posted by EYEHUNTER 42 on 27 Feb 15 at 00:34
CONKER1182 In my game I had a Heretic Banshee spawn to the right of the Banshee that the Heretic Leader got in and took off on normal and I was able to get this cheevo by getting in that banshee.
Posted by CONKER1182 on 24 Apr 15 at 21:29