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Circuit Breaker

Halo CE: Beat the par score on 343 Guilty Spark.

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QcK Dagger HeaTQcK Dagger HeaT438,915
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This is one of the easier level's to get the par score which is Now 17,000 points. I played on Heroic difficulty, with 6 Skulls on. These were Black Eye, Eye Patch, Famine, Fog, Foreign, and Iron. I was able to get 42,406 Score in 18:14 time. This setup was for 25,000 points which was the Old par score. To make this easier on yourself you can reduce the skulls your using on Heroic. Or keep these skulls and play on Normal. As you can see with my time and score there is A LOT of wiggle room for a now reduced 17,000 point par score. UPDATE At the time I wrote this solution par scores wouldn't add Co-op scores together. Now if you play in Co-op your score and your partners score will be added together, making this easier to do in Co-op.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while going for the par score on this level using this setup:

1. Your Melee attack instantly restores your shields, use this to your advantage, keep close to your enemies so if your shield starts getting low you can throw a bash attack to recharge your shield. You can even bash the tiny Infection Form flood to restore all your shield, so if you see a straggler use your melee.

2. When fighting the Covenant in this level use your human pistol and melee, you want to stay as close to the Covenant enemies as possible. There are no Elites in this level so nothing will bash back at you.

3. As soon as you come across the Shotgun switch it out with your Assault Rifle. The shotgun is the strongest gun to fight with against the Flood. Most flood will die with one shot from the shotgun. There is also plenty of ammo lying around this map for the shotgun so blast away.

4. To maximize your score you will want to find a Balance between kills and advancing through the level in a timely manner. You will want to kill most of the enemies you come across but sometimes if an enemy such as a grunt is running away it might be wiser to forget about the easy points to save 30 seconds. After you hit the par time which is 15 minutes your score will start declining as you are losing your time bonus multiplier. If you complete the Level with at least a 2X time multiplier and have killed most of the enemies you should be well over 25k.

5. Know the level before you attempt this achievement. Hitting the par scores can be tough, making a wrong turn and not knowing the level will ultimately reduce your time multiplier hurting your overall score. It might have been an obvious tip but it should be stated none the less.

6. If you die, quickly hit start then Save and Quit. You can resume the level from your last checkpoint and won't have to restart the entire level. This will save you time and frustration of trying to run the entire level without dying.

7. I would suggest in the options change your Scoring and Time Hud to show Competitive Score. This will show you the level time, your time bonus multiplier, and will show you your Overall score. If your overall score is over 25,000 when you finish the level the Achievement will pop. I prefer this setting over just the score because it gives you instant feedback of how you are doing with not just your score but your time as well.

Please leave any questions, comments, or concerns in the comments and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
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Strategy One Odd, my game says par score is 17,000.......?
Posted by Strategy One on 24 Dec 14 at 06:54
QcK Dagger HeaT They Literally just updated all Scores across the board, saw this in my game tonight. I'll update the solution though. Use to be 25k Across the board on All levels. This will make these score Achievements A LOT Easier
Posted by QcK Dagger HeaT on 24 Dec 14 at 07:01
QcK Dagger HeaT I edited my solution Thank you
Posted by QcK Dagger HeaT on 24 Dec 14 at 07:05
Strategy One Odd, my game says par score is 17,000.......?
Posted by Strategy One on 24 Dec 14 at 07:22
Strategy One Don't do normal, I did it and did an amazing job making it to #4 on the leaderboard 400 points short of 17k, got the achievement with 27k points on Heroic instead, was mad about not getting it on normal...
Posted by Strategy One on 24 Dec 14 at 07:42
CanadianWhizKid My game still says par score of 25,000???
Posted by CanadianWhizKid on 01 Jan 15 at 18:49
CanadianWhizKid Well, I unlocked this with 23,541 points at the end, so I'm guessing that they didn't change the text?
Posted by CanadianWhizKid on 01 Jan 15 at 19:31
QcK Dagger HeaT That's weird Canadian, they changed the text for all levels on my game, Don't know why your text was off honestly
Posted by QcK Dagger HeaT on 01 Jan 15 at 19:53
Mr Fiddler I've noticed that the game seems to randomly show the new or the old score in the loading screen. I wonder if it tries to get an updated version from a server but if it doesn't do it in time then it just shows the value that shipped on disc.
Posted by Mr Fiddler on 02 Jan 15 at 07:25
Dingus Nooblet Ugh. My game glitched and didn't count the time multiplier in my score.
Posted by Dingus Nooblet on 10 May 16 at 07:13