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No Pain, No Gain

Complete 1 mission with the LASO playlist skulls enabled.

No Pain, No Gain0
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This method worked for me. I had played no other missions on LASO prior to attempting this achievement.

Load up any mission. From the Main Menu go Campaigns - Halo# - Missions. The only missions that will not give you credit for this achievement are Halo 2: The Heretic and The Armory, Halo 3: The Arrival, and Halo 4: Prologue and Epilogue.

I personally think Halo 4: Shutdown is the easiest to beat LASO. So I set the mission to Shutdown, no change to options, Legendary difficulty, and I clicked on every skull, which for Halo 4 is 13. Here are a list of the skulls that need to be on for each game to comply with the LASO playlist rules specific to the Master Chief Collection, as some games don't actually want you to literally have all skulls on:

Halo: CE Anniversary LASO Playlist
Black Eye
Boom
Eye Patch
Famine
Fog
Foreign
Grunt Birthday Party
Grunt Funeral
Iron
Malfunction
Mythic
Recession

Halo 2 Anniversary LASO Playlist:
Anger
Assassins
Black Eye
Blind
Catch
Famine
Ghost
Grunt Birthday Party
Iron
IWHBYD
Mythic
Sputnik
That’s Just…Wrong
Thunderstorm

Halo 3 LASO Playlist:
Black Eye
Blind
Catch
Cowbell
Famine
Fog
Grunt Birthday Party
Iron
IWHBYD
Mythic
Thunderstorm
Tilt
Tough Luck

Halo 4 LASO Playlist:
Black Eye
Blind
Catch
Cowbell
Famine
Fog
Grunt Birthday Party
Iron
IWHBYD
Mythic
Thunderstorm
Tilt
Tough Luck

Now because the Iron Skull sucks, and will reset you to the start of the level when playing solo if you die, and there is a possibility to die in this mission like any other, I signed in a guest on a second controller and just let it sit idle. This will allow you to have those all important checkpoints throughout the short mission.

Now the method for running Shutdown on LASO is the same as speed running it. I would recommend learning from the Halo 4 master ProAceJoker at this link. He starts the tutorial for Shutdown at about 01:09:12:


If you know the techniques already then here's a quick video of me demonstrating my method for getting this achievement below.

Good luck!

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Ryn0 L Took me 10+ tries to get the jump, but I still finished in 14 minutes and it popped the achievement which has been stuck at "Done!" for months now! Thanks
Posted by Ryn0 L on 12 Jun 15 at 20:40
Thrifty SiMON This guide should be updated with H3: ODST info.
Posted by Thrifty SiMON on 28 Jun 15 at 11:49
Vr English Great video, I found I had to move my guest behind the pillar otherwise the elite killed him but otherwise all good.
Posted by Vr English on 25 May 17 at 17:09