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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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BoyzRFlattBoyzRFlatt378,916
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There is a new easiest level to do this on! If you have the ODST campaign, load up Uplift Reserve, make sure ALL skulls are turned on, including non-scoring, and that it's on Legendary, and just blaze your way through.

You may want to practice run in through on a lower difficulty first just to get the hang of it, but the level only takes about 3 minutes. Check this video for a good path to take. It took me only maybe 10 tries to get it perfect on easy, but when I went to record this video, it was my first take.

3 spots to point out: You MUST hold cn_A while going over the rail, as viewed in the video, while going up onto the rock immediately after (honestly its miraculous I didn't die there), and one last time at the final little ledge right before the end of the mission.

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AStarfox This worked perfectly for me. Took me half a dozen tries and the achievement unlocked. I can also vouch for this unlocking if you're in a 'Done... Unlocking' state. Mine was stuck in this state for over a month but unlocked successfully after this run through.
Posted by AStarfox on 05 Jun 15 at 21:59
liner bronson I've done this twice so far with the achievement in a "done, unlocking..." state but it still didn't unlock for me, unfortunately cry
Posted by liner bronson on 20 Jun 15 at 16:06
BoyzRFlatt @liner were you absolutely sure that you had all the skills on, including non-scoring? If so, then it's just an unfortunate reality that MS has lots of troubles with achievements still
Posted by BoyzRFlatt on 20 Jun 15 at 16:45
marklynx Beat this twice on LASO with every possible skull on even the non-scoring ones.

Achievement is still Done! Unlocking...
Posted by marklynx on 20 Jun 15 at 22:55
liner bronson Yep, I had all 12 skulls on for this too
Posted by liner bronson on 21 Jun 15 at 11:40
GoBlueFiddler13 Just wanted to add two things. This did work for me so YAY! Secondly, I suggest plugging in a second controller to help with checkpoints. I only got two of them. One was where you skip the S shape ramp and two turrets. You can hide your guy behing a rock with toggle crouch. The other checkpoint is on the bridge so your "partner" is fine there too.
Posted by GoBlueFiddler13 on 21 Jul 15 at 22:44
Jaucoholic This is definitely the fastest and easiest way to get this achievement. Thank you for the solution. clap
Posted by Jaucoholic on 24 Jul 15 at 16:53
Charlie Lima Unlocked without delay! Just want to point out that it's safer not to do all of the shortcuts....time is not important. The hardest part is actually getting into the warthug. So throw your grenades at the enemy group on the left side, while you are closing up towards your ride!
Posted by Charlie Lima on 25 Jul 15 at 10:08
BoyzRFlatt In all my times trying this level, I've found that the absolute safest route is simply jumping in that warthog as a fast as you can and ignoring all the enemies. I've run this level about 50 times in a row without dying
Posted by BoyzRFlatt on 27 Jul 15 at 16:27
AgentOfAbyss I beat this with all 12 skulls on and no achievement. I did save and quit twice during my run, does that void it?
Posted by AgentOfAbyss on 19 Sep 15 at 12:45
BoyzRFlatt @Freak, it shouldn't but i would definitely just try to do it straight through
Posted by BoyzRFlatt on 19 Sep 15 at 15:57
HungryWatchWOLF This. This solution right here. Best guide for how to get the achievement. At least in my opinion. Very awesome. I'm glad to have a video guide for something this tedious. Thank you much. A+
took about 4 or 5 tries I want to say.
My tip is instead of going for the warthog that the marines are trying to get, rather just take one of the 3 (2 are being commandeered by other marines and one is on the rock wall) that are to the right hand side of the one they are trying to lock down to avoid most grenades. What I did was walk towards the warthogs that are driving around . they will be driving towards the fight, but they will stop if you are in front. command the marine to get out of his warthog and take the drivers seat. then continue as the rest of the video does.
Thanks again. A+ +1vote from me.
Posted by HungryWatchWOLF on 22 Oct 15 at 08:58
OldSchool Acid Just to add that you must not die. Save and quit voids the achievement.

I got Classic too this way but neither unlocked the first time when i died at the end. Second run i didn't die and popped both.

So follow the video and do it in one run.

+1 from me, thnx.
Posted by OldSchool Acid on 04 Jan 16 at 23:59
DanSh0wSt0pper Worked perfectly first try. Great solution. Thanks :D
Posted by DanSh0wSt0pper on 08 Apr 16 at 13:02
RohrGamer thank you so much for this solution! quick and easy for people like me who never played LASO before.

+1 from me :)
Posted by RohrGamer on 09 May 16 at 10:14
ninjaraiden2003 Excellent solution, easy and stress free. Thumbs up!
Posted by ninjaraiden2003 on 10 Jun 16 at 14:53
Robster80 It worked! Thanks a lot for your suggestion, I only died a few times in the very beginning but I managed to work it out grabbing one of the warthogs on the far right, then switched ot a Ghost and just zoomed my way up the one rockside and kept going,s topping ONLY to grab more health kits when necessary. Great strategy!
Posted by Robster80 on 07 Jul 16 at 14:07
Falcon12727 Didn't unlock. Played straight through just like the video. Still locked. Growing tired of the flawed X1 achievement system.
Posted by Falcon12727 on 14 Nov 16 at 01:39
X3nomorph83 great thx !!
Posted by X3nomorph83 on 19 Mar 17 at 22:41
l ROMANO l Did this 3 times in a row without dying and no achievement. Wtf
Posted by l ROMANO l on 07 May 17 at 17:47
Dan vasNormandy Thumbs up from me! Got it on my third try! ps: the achievement took about a minute to pop shock
Posted by Dan vasNormandy on 28 Jun 17 at 04:25
Flint Hisan Thanks for the video showing those little short cuts, got it on the second try. Skipped the end cut-scene and as Mombasa Streets was loading it popped up.
Posted by Flint Hisan on 23 Apr 18 at 19:06
The Last Rascal Awesome guide! Nailed it on my first try. Thank you!
Posted by The Last Rascal on 10 Jul 18 at 07:46
PunkxWad07 I found it helped to laser the first group of enemies while running straight to the warthog to help prevent the barrage of grenades that hit the warthog.
Posted by PunkxWad07 on 14 Sep 18 at 16:50
OptionalOwl Worked great!
Posted by OptionalOwl on 04 Jul 19 at 13:17
Metal Mulisha X Worked great for me! Did exactly like the video and worked first time! Thanks
Posted by Metal Mulisha X on 17 Dec 19 at 00:39
nemesis646 After much sweat, tears and digital blood, success! Thank you. Upvoted
Posted by nemesis646 on 17 Jan at 21:54