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You're Joking

Halo 4: Complete all Halo 4 Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours.

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You're Joking - named after WR holder ProAceJoker (c0ry123 is a current WR holder)

-It takes your best Legendary times from all the missions combined. (Solo and Co-op)
-It shouldn't be done in one sitting
-It requires some practice and level knowledge
-I did it solo, but co-op is much easier.
-WR is 1:35 so you have more than an hour of space for mistakes
-Not every level should be under par time (I've never speedrun Composer (35min) and got 32 mins on Midnight)
-If you do all missions co-op and 3hr speedrun doesn't unlock, run one mission solo Legendary and it should unlock. (Credits to LifeExpectancy)
- it describes some helpful glitches and sort them by missions and difficulties
-And the MOST IMPORTANT is ProAceJoker's tutorial video

Good Luck!
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Hurricane Matt His name is ProAceJoker not ProAceJoke btw.
Posted by Hurricane Matt on 17 Nov 14 at 03:46
Smiththedude Can you use friendly skulls?
Posted by Smiththedude on 17 Nov 14 at 08:06
BLACKandBIG I dont know why I wrote ProAceJoke everywhere,lol=) Corrected it
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 17 Nov 14 at 11:32
BLACKandBIG Smiththedude, there are no friendly skulls in H4 that will help you (you can use non- scoring skulls for fun, they won't disable the achievement)
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 17 Nov 14 at 11:40
AStarfox I've done H4 campaign under 3 hours and waypoint times verify however I can't see any progress to this achievement and it hasn't unlocked. Hmm?!?
Posted by AStarfox on 19 Nov 14 at 00:14
BLACKandBIG Avada Kidavra, I had the the same issue. I just improved my time on one mission and it unlocked after ~ 2 hr delay (I think my time was ~ 2:50)
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 19 Nov 14 at 07:16
AStarfox Thanks for the heads up. My time totals 2 hours 57 minutes. I'll try shorten this a little further and see if it prompts the unlock.
Posted by AStarfox on 19 Nov 14 at 08:26
NBA Kirkland No one has gotten this since the 20th. I think the update glitched it.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 24 Nov 14 at 09:40
justin7775 agree....
I done the legendary by myself within 2:40
and nothing pops out...
Posted by justin7775 on 24 Nov 14 at 12:46
DeathBomMB007 I am sitting at under 3hrs even with the latest update of 583mb and still locked with this achievement Just aint right at all!!
Posted by DeathBomMB007 on 28 Nov 14 at 21:06
Strategy One This is BS, when I saw 52 I was hopeful but then I realized it must have been someone who signed up and got it before the 20th... I cannot even touch the H4 campaign with this achievement being bugged, its just messed up.
Posted by Strategy One on 30 Nov 14 at 18:39
NBA Kirkland It sounds like you can safely play this now and you'll get the achievement when they release their update:
"Monopolized, Devastating, and You’re Joking – last week we applied additional checks to ensure these triggered, and some players are still reporting that these are not unlocking. To earn these achievements, players do not have to complete all the missions in a single run through. An updated verification check to these is coming in a future update. If you meet the criteria for these achievements, they will trigger automatically when this verification check goes live. NOTE: These achievements only trigger on the main menu."
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 02 Dec 14 at 22:54
Ice Wolf Tactic I'm at 2 hours, about 35 mins, and still no ach, even after the update. Don't know if it's just me, or what. But yeah...I can understand 343 trying to fix MP first, but achievements should never be glitched. Even Gears of War 1's achievements are glitched, but they're still obtainable. Just the counting of the kills is off a bit.
Posted by Ice Wolf Tactic on 05 Dec 14 at 05:01
ThorsBaldEagle Still waiting on this to unlock ~2h40 completion in co-op, improved a time solo. Still nothing.
Posted by ThorsBaldEagle on 05 Dec 14 at 08:25
DeathBomMB007 me too roll
Posted by DeathBomMB007 on 07 Dec 14 at 00:44
NBA Kirkland Latest updates says this has been fixed.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 08 Dec 14 at 00:24
DifficuIt Dave As of Dec 8 not unlocking for me after latest update.
Posted by DifficuIt Dave on 08 Dec 14 at 14:39
Strategy One Now they just need to fix the TA ratio of this Title update, seriously don't get what you deserve for the speed run achievements since people haven't "started" the DLC even though everyone did the update when obtaining the game -_-
Posted by Strategy One on 10 Dec 14 at 02:26
ResinousHashish Popped for me 12/10/2014
Posted by ResinousHashish on 11 Dec 14 at 01:04
WALKING DEAD726 I couldn't do any of these glitches, wasted more time than gained.
Posted by WALKING DEAD726 on 13 Dec 14 at 00:21
Sev1511 Did it today and was under time by 40 mins yet still no achievement
Posted by Sev1511 on 13 Dec 14 at 03:54
LostMantella9 hey i'm not that great at halo but I managed to get the Goat Roped achievement by saving and quitting everytime I had a death and resuming from the main menu, so my death wouldn't add to my time. Curious if you can use the save and quit exploit on halo 3 and 4 too, I just tried a quick level before on halo 4 and it looks like the save and quit exploit doesn't help? Any know if it works or not?
Posted by LostMantella9 on 14 Dec 14 at 02:23
NBA Kirkland ^Pretty sure that trick only works with Halo CE.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 14 Dec 14 at 18:28
Mental Jay Yeah I played around with it and Save & Quit seems to mess everything up. Can we at least Restart Level when we are struggling or is it safer to just back out to main menu and select the mission again?
Posted by Mental Jay on 14 Dec 14 at 21:08
DzeDawg Achievement popped for me when I went to main menu after I knew I got under 3 hours.
Posted by DzeDawg on 17 Dec 14 at 15:49
Ryn0 L Sorry if this is a silly question, but where can you view your times for each mission?
Posted by Ryn0 L on 08 Jan 15 at 17:08
BLACKandBIG -> Profile-> Halo MCC-> Halo 4 -> Solo or Co-op
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 08 Jan 15 at 17:24
DeadlyPikachu This may be a stupid question but do you have to play these missions in order or can you just do them in any order just under 3 hours.
Posted by DeadlyPikachu on 16 Jan 15 at 05:45
NBA Kirkland ^Any order
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 16 Jan 15 at 05:52
DeadlyPikachu thanks
Posted by DeadlyPikachu on 16 Jan 15 at 05:55
count023 Since ProJoker does a wonderful job of NOT explaining things correctly or not explaining them at all, let me fill you in on a few of the "harder" tricks made unnecessarily harder by joker's lack of assistance.

Basically, rule of thumb, assume every jump is a crouch jump unless explicitly stated otherwise. He should have started with that disclaimer but didn't. You'll notice this on his dawn playthrough when you try to jump up the debris.

Firstly, the "boost" you get from your jetpack in reclaimer by running into a wall, despite what he says, do NOT jump. You need to only run at a wall and press your jetpack just as you hit in the air, That'll help you there.

Secondly, the first concussion jump in Composer, Joker neglects to mention this is a CROUCH jump, not a regular jump. You'll bounce into the air, crouch jump and land on a tiny ledge outside of the railing, then you regular jump backwards once to get over the railing and onto the upper ledge.

For the later concussion jumps that he says are unnecessary, what he is referring to is this: If you wait for the hatch out of the composer area to open normally, you'll need to fight your way to the first airlock through a few troops, mainly the usual weak mooks, the two concussion jumps avoid this. However, you can still do these as normal, and resume the walkthrough where he lands in the first airlock, the door "bump" trick works whether you went out of bounds or not. And you can concussion jump your way through the 2nd airlock as you see in the video.
Posted by count023 on 29 Jan 15 at 11:51
luke the blade I found a way around the save/quit method that doesn't normally work in Halo 4.

If you get to a checkpoint right before a really difficult area and you are on a good time, save/quit there so it saves your time at that point. Then practice however many times in that area until you can pass it, then go to dashboard and press start to quit the game.

Then when you resume you will be back at your original time for that checkpoint.
Posted by luke the blade on 01 Feb 15 at 16:18
FrustratedNerd Save/quitting worked for me on the first mission but the second one completely broke my playlist checkpoint and is unusable. Since I tend to die a lot (unlike Master Chief; I am very unlucky). Should I try the dad boarding method or is that just going to break my save too?
Posted by FrustratedNerd on 13 Feb 15 at 14:02
Games Master I had the prologue not showing as complete in co-op, I then re-did it and the achievement unlocked.
Posted by Games Master on 22 Feb 15 at 07:09
xPut Name Herex Can you mix solo and co-op?
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 29 Mar 15 at 22:36
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 29 Mar 15 at 22:41
A Navy of Ducks According to my waypoint times I am 12 minutes under, unless my math is wrong. I redid first mission on Legendary to see if it would pop and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?

That is my service record.
Posted by A Navy of Ducks on 10 Jun 15 at 04:57
BLACKandBIG @AWoodenLeg Try to watch Prologue or Epilogue on Legendary.
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 10 Jun 15 at 11:14
AttestedBarley2 Looking to boost, most likely gunna need 4 people.

GT: Attestedbarley2
Posted by AttestedBarley2 on 01 Sep 15 at 04:12
Vengence38 I did this solo and my time was 2:59:20 and it was HARD. It was almost on par with halo 2. I had to redo the first two levels to shave seconds off. On midnight my time was 25:19 and I got lucky on a scattershot knight on the last shield generator. I weakened him with a melee and he took out my shield. All he had to do was shoot me and that would have been it. I shot the last few rounds of my rifle and hit his closed mask and he died. Talk about lucky LOL. Only 19 seconds over par time. There were almost no glitches or despawns to do like the other halo games in halo 4. There was that skipping 9/10ths of shutdown which got me 7:30. That was almost it though.
Posted by Vengence38 on 28 Nov 15 at 00:40
kinoo1 Guys, this might be a bit obvious but:
Unless you're skilled to do the skips then just play 4 player co-op. I just did it with 3 other equally decent people, we didn't do any skips (apart from the obvious one on Shutdown) and we had 2hrs 30mins. And most importantly: it was an awesome fun just blasting through enemies. We had to restart checkpoint maybe twice throughout the whole Halo 4.
Posted by kinoo1 on 24 Jul 16 at 17:26
xfsociety Need 2 more players to get this achievement. Msg me on xbl
Posted by xfsociety on 28 Jul 16 at 22:34
Particle 44 As far as I can tell, the times on your waypoint service record are your best for each level regardless of difficulty.

Only way I can tell to check times is on your campaigns mission list under speed run leaderboard.

It didn't pop for me at first as all my best times were Co-op and I hadn't played the Prologue in co-op. Signed in a buddy and watched the video, BAM!
Posted by Particle 44 on 27 Apr 17 at 00:59
PiCkLE SQU1D Cheevo never popped for me. I am well under 3 hours. Actually my total time is 2:13:43 so I should have the achievement. If this is anything like Halo 2 Speedruns, the achievement doesn't work until you finish every level solo Legendary. It still takes your best time from Solo or Coop but the missions have to be finished solo first. I'm thinking that's the problem. I'll keep everyone updated.
Posted by PiCkLE SQU1D on 15 Nov 17 at 19:02
PiCkLE SQU1D Once I completed all levels in single player on Legendary the achievement popped.
Posted by PiCkLE SQU1D on 15 Nov 17 at 22:25
The Last Rascal Finished all of the missions in under three hours without the achievement on the new update. Tried finishing Epilogue on legendary; no change. Finished Showdown on Legendary; no change.

Did a force quit on the game and reloaded; got the achievement right away.

Somebody else in my party that hadn't done Showdown did the same as me and got the achievement as well.
Posted by The Last Rascal on 01 Sep 18 at 03:16
AlmightySparrow +1 for force quit and reload, i was in a group of four everyone got it tried closing halo down reloaded halo 4 campaign and it unlocked
Posted by AlmightySparrow on 09 Sep 18 at 01:46
DEVILDOGZ88 I can’t get this to pop for me I’ve force quit. I’ve reboted xbox. I’ve watch both cutscenes. I’ve deleted game and redownloaded any help would be greatfull
Posted by DEVILDOGZ88 on 20 Jan 19 at 15:55
hypobonix Same with me and a friend of mine! We both got under 3 hours last night and no pop. Halo Waypoint has us both under 3 hours in total time.

We only needed to finish Infinity and Midnight so we are wondering if any of the recent updates made it "reset" your progress? Cause the times are there on Waypoint.
We've tried hard resets, beating Dawn on legendary again, and both the prologue, and epilogue.
Posted by hypobonix on 20 Jan 19 at 19:10
DEVILDOGZ88 I’m not sure if u test this let me kno if it works pls
Posted by DEVILDOGZ88 on 20 Jan 19 at 20:29
Link5646 After yesterday's patch (February 13, 2019), this achievement unlocks again. I had to restart my Xbox and load the game again to get the achievement.
Posted by Link5646 on 14 Feb 19 at 19:14
Flymypretties EDIT: This unlocked for me after the latest game update on Feb 13th.
I loaded the game and went into the Halo4 campaign menu - it popped after 2 seconds.

Original Comment:
Just wanted to add my 2 cents for achievement problems.

I attempted this solo this week - got a time of 2hrs 20 mins. No pop.
Game settings were legendary, no skulls, competitive time on.
Rewatched epilogue, and intro level. No pop.
Closed and rebooted the game. No pop.

Got a friend to join me and we casually ran the game co-op in one run, 2hrs 50mins. No pop for either of us.
Legendary, no skulls, competitive time on.

Halo waypoint shows the times correctly.

Maybe worth noting, the in game UI where it shows friends times/scores is often empty for me. It showed my friends time(the one I ran with) immediately after, then subsequent visits to the menu had it empty. This is exactly like the way Spartan Ops loses your record of level completion in the UI, showing greyed out status where it should show the legendary badge.

The most recent winner at the time of writing this is 10th Jan 2019, so I might assume it is broken?
Posted by Flymypretties on 18 Feb 19 at 21:23