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Complete the Master Chief Saga playlist.

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I'll remove this post if 343 decides to fix it.
There have been warnings in some other games' guides sections so I thought this was appropriate to post here and could save a lot of frustration.
I was all the way up to dawn in halo 4 and when i resumed later it booted me all the way back to the start of halo 1/CE.

No I was not ignorant enough to start another cross game playlist, this is a known bug.
Do not attempt this achievement until you're sure that 343 has fixed the issue or lets us resume on any level we haven't finished.
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DarthFracas I can vouch for this. I completed The Maw last night in the Saga playlist and then called it a night. When I started MCC today, the playlist shows Halo 2's The Armory as the last completed level, but when I tried to resume, it started me on Halo from CE.
Posted by DarthFracas on 26 Jul 15 at 18:08
boydo1990 Got to Dawn, 35 missions down and it reset me to Halo, mission 2..
Posted by boydo1990 on 29 Jul 15 at 23:16
IllustriousYeti I know your pain dude, sorry to hear it.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 30 Jul 15 at 08:54
Helt4h Skelt4h My save broke at Mission Dawn Halo 4, i have the some Problem,the playlist start at Halo CE. can someone help out with a checkpoint pleaseeeeee
Posted by Helt4h Skelt4h on 31 Jul 15 at 21:40
boydo1990 I'll speed run it with you
Posted by boydo1990 on 31 Jul 15 at 22:39
IllustriousYeti I'm guessing someone down voted because I called 343 lazy, it's clear to everyone that halo 2 co-op still crashes when loading a few missions, issues with progress saving like this and online matchmaking, so I think it's fair to say that after more than half a year..
Nothing wrong with saving others the frustration of experiencing one of the worst bugs currently in gaming.
Helt4h there's a guy on the checkpoint thread who helps out a lot of people. I got most of the playlist cheevs from him.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 01 Aug 15 at 07:58
Helt4h Skelt4h i have the some Problems with Play coop in halo2 ,i beginning yesterday new saga playlist with a friend , and the first halo 2 will not stared, fu.......k
Posted by Helt4h Skelt4h on 01 Aug 15 at 08:29
VaSaMiAn I got to Halo 4 mission Dawn and it reset to Halo Mission 2: Halo.
Posted by VaSaMiAn on 13 Sep 15 at 08:08
BeSlayed same here, thks 343
Posted by BeSlayed on 13 Sep 15 at 09:52
SaberFusion1 same... thx a lot 343
Posted by SaberFusion1 on 15 Oct 15 at 18:21
OdadjianActual I reached Outskirts in the playlist (2nd level of Halo2) and it then booted me to Halo (2nd level of Halo1).

UGH.
Posted by OdadjianActual on 15 Oct 15 at 22:18
Vengence38 I was on the 1st level of halo 3 and then I got a power surge. I lost my progress after 7 hours of playing. It still says Sierra 117 on my progress. However, I still get booted back to halo 1. :'(
Posted by Vengence38 on 23 Oct 15 at 21:07
IllustriousYeti Absolutely shameful that 343 still haven't bothered to fixed this after months. It was probably still happening way before i ran into it.
Oh they can put in infection in the most recent update but not bother to pay attention to feedback and fix the biggest issues like this. Even though I got it a while ago, i'm still angry for you guys.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 24 Oct 15 at 07:01
BlinkFandangoII Same thing happened to me over the weekend. This is still not fixed. Awful bug.
Posted by BlinkFandangoII on 26 Oct 15 at 19:04
Spay001 Happened to me aswell fortunately I hadnt finished HCE yet but I have the feeling that that shit will happen again when im at H4 Mission 7 or something like that.
Posted by Spay001 on 29 Oct 15 at 13:47
Dr Scruffleton Just happened to my friend and I. Got to Outskirts, and then my friend had his internet die. Went back in and put us on the Mission Halo in CE
Posted by Dr Scruffleton on 03 Nov 15 at 06:07
Jayowski Just finished The Maw, started the Armory, saved, went for a grocery run and now it's "Halo" mission after I choose resume. It shows "Armory" and the Halo still launches :/ I was stoked to go play Halo 2 and then 3 and 4 but now I am devoid of any willigness to do so...
Posted by Jayowski on 07 Nov 15 at 14:11
RR7 DF Still not fixed as of 27/11/15, finished everything up to the prologue in H4,, saved game. When I loaded up again it was back to ,mission 2 on H1!! I could cry.
Posted by RR7 DF on 27 Nov 15 at 01:06
IllustriousYeti Pathetic on 343's end, ignoring feedback like this and focusing all efforts on halo 5. Should be ashamed of themselves.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 27 Nov 15 at 05:52
Xi Bass iX Friend and I just finished Halo 1 and made it to Outskirts in H2. we're back in Halo 1's 2nd mission -___-
Posted by Xi Bass iX on 30 Nov 15 at 04:57
UNCBradicus I was on Armory in Halo 2, then I tried to continue and it put me on Mission 2, Halo in Halo CE
Posted by UNCBradicus on 29 Dec 15 at 07:12
pukem0nn still happens. screw this achievement, i'm just going through the games one by one now.
Posted by pukem0nn on 29 Dec 15 at 13:35
IllustriousYeti 4 downvotes.. Some idiots, man.. They don't understand that i could have saved a lot of frustration for those who check this before attempting it.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 24 Feb 16 at 15:48
Vaserax Exactly what happened to UNCBradicus happened to me. I give up on this one. It's not fixed and never will be. 343 just can't seem to get anything right.
Posted by Vaserax on 13 Mar 16 at 14:01
RadiantPumpkin Just got to halo 3, stopped to go play halo 5 for a bit, came back and, like everyone, back to Halo CE mission 2
Posted by RadiantPumpkin on 04 May 16 at 06:05
I am da L1quor Made it to the beginning of Outskirts on Halo 2. Came back an hour later and now I'm on Halo in Halo CE.
Posted by I am da L1quor on 09 May 16 at 00:24
RoboChap85 Only just started playing MasterChef Collection and can confirm this is still a bug, completed The Maw last night, went to continue now and I'm back on Halo
Posted by RoboChap85 on 25 May 16 at 18:13
dobsonthe3rd Has this been fixed yet or no?
Posted by dobsonthe3rd on 16 Jun 16 at 00:23
IllustriousYeti We would've got patch notes if it was. MCC hasn't had an update in ages i don't think. Sadly i think 343 ditched it and are focusing all efforts on halo 5
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 16 Jun 16 at 12:45
NOBLEPX672 man, and I thought I fucked up somehow. This is the main reason I never played the MCC on the xbox one again. total letdown.
Posted by NOBLEPX672 on 17 Jun 16 at 17:39
Wraithtech I can confirm that this still isn't fixed :/
Posted by Wraithtech on 29 Jul 16 at 20:18
TriG3rHaWkz x1x This just happened to me today ( So can confirm still no fix) got to halo 3 arrival last night got back on it today and booted me back to halo 1 Mission 1 so annoying good thing i do love halo so probably will restart it back up at some point...
Posted by TriG3rHaWkz x1x on 07 Aug 16 at 10:55
Gwintbleidd The Problem still exists, damn it...gameis almost two years old facepalm
Posted by Gwintbleidd on 22 Aug 16 at 17:12
IllustriousYeti That's 343 for ya. Bunch of assholes who don't respect people who bought the mcc, they only care about updating h5
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 22 Aug 16 at 20:26
Poia happend to me too. Yesterday I complete halo CE and start the first mission of halo 2.
Today I was back at the first level of halo CE.
the game says I complete 11/45 of the playlist :(

I don't understeand why we can scroll down every level in the playlist, but we can't start them. What's the point ??
Posted by Poia on 03 Nov 16 at 11:28
IllustriousYeti Sadly they just designed it so you have to resume every playlist from where you were at, instead of doing something to safeguard some shit like this. I haven't played this in ages and it still annoys me that 343i doesn't give a crap about their older games. They're bastards
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 08 Nov 16 at 19:08
peeveen Still broken. A ridiculous state of affairs from a "professional" developer.
Posted by peeveen on 04 Jan 17 at 12:46
ZippyAdam 19/01/17 it's still broken.
Posted by ZippyAdam on 19 Jan 17 at 19:22
DNC Grim Reaper 01/02/2017 still broken
Posted by DNC Grim Reaper on 01 Feb 17 at 00:01
OdadjianActual Xbox fan in the year 2127, playing on an Xbox that has backwards compatibility with Xbox One:

"2127/01/31 still broken. got to Cairo Station and then got sent back to Halo (2nd level of Halo 1)."
Posted by OdadjianActual on 01 Feb 17 at 00:39
DNC Grim Reaper 01/02/2017 still broken
Posted by DNC Grim Reaper on 01 Feb 17 at 15:39
Knoell Can this be done in one long sitting and not be broken?
Posted by Knoell on 25 Mar 17 at 11:18
CRUM LEE It can be done in one long sitting, but that doesn't save you from it possible resetting randomly. Sad to hear this still isn't fixed.
Posted by CRUM LEE on 09 May 17 at 13:31
Knoell So what happens exactly? You complete a mission and it randomly boots you back to menu at Halo CE?
Posted by Knoell on 29 May 17 at 20:59
Poia it happens if you load up a save game. I think he means, since thegame it's so buggy, you risk to play a long sitting and still get bugged. You can have problem during the session that force you to load up a checkpoint, or a level, every time is a risk.
Posted by Poia on 29 May 17 at 22:12
godsandm0nsters Happened to me just now 10/07/17 :(
Posted by godsandm0nsters on 10 Jul 17 at 10:43
shadowninja25 So what did you do to get it, since you got it shortly after you posted this guide? I'm honestly thinking that doing it in one sitting is the best option, but there has to be an easier way.
Posted by shadowninja25 on 07 Aug 17 at 23:57
Poia A long one sitting is your only option, there is no other way.

BUT I would never invest my time in this way.
Like I said before, it's still a risk. If for any reason, game freezes, power off... you need to drop out and reload the save game, your save game can be reset.

good luck.
Posted by Poia on 08 Aug 17 at 09:08
OhMyGoth1 Sill broken as of 9/3/2017
Pulled the ethernet cord and deleted local save data, redownloaded from the cloud, did not fix the issue. Shows Arrival, plays Pillar of Autumn. GG.
Posted by OhMyGoth1 on 03 Sep 17 at 14:05
CitrineWorm138 Had exactly the same problem, discovered 1 Dec 2017. I finished Halo CE, had started the Armory in Halo 2, but when I next loaded up the playlist I found I had been put back to the Halo mission in Halo CE.
Posted by CitrineWorm138 on 30 Nov 17 at 23:48
shadowninja25 I wonder if the fix to this is to simply not leave off at the first level of a game? Most, if not all, who have had this problem seem to have left off at the first level of the next game in the series. I will attempt this achievement myself at some point and will see if leaving off in anything but the first level of a game helps and will update people afterwards (unless someone beats me to it)
Posted by shadowninja25 on 24 Mar 18 at 10:46
Renegade531 Can confirm, still not fixed. This is such bull
Posted by Renegade531 on 10 Apr 18 at 05:24
Toni Cipriani Yay, I get to add to the thread! I can confirm it is still not working as of June 2nd 2018. Over a period of a week I put in 4 long sessions to complete halo 1 and 2. I saved and quit at the beginning of halo 3 when the marine is calibrating your look inversion settings. I resumed the playlist just an hour or two later and it loaded the pillar of autumn facepalm I tried to get it to recover my progress by adding a co-op partner to no avail. I have also noted in the past that this can happen on any playlist so sadly I won't be going for any of the other playlist achievements.

Halo MCC is the biggest and best game on xbox one and yet its never worked correctly from launch roll
Posted by Toni Cipriani on 12 Jun 18 at 18:59
shadowninja25 Well, it took longer than expected, but I got the achievement today. What I did was if I started a mission that I didn't want to finish that day, I saved and quit after the first checkpoint.

If I beat one of the games, I played the first playable mission in the next one before quitting (in H4, I played Dawn and saved and quit on the mission after that). Got this on my first attempt with this method. Worth a shot for those having issues.
Posted by shadowninja25 on 23 Jun 18 at 23:22
GEARFACE No reset problem but rather missing the first two mission on Halo 2. Does any one know if you can start the playlist again and finish them that way or does it reset the whole playlist?
Posted by GEARFACE on 10 Oct 18 at 09:10
IllustriousYeti I don't remember being able to do that sadly. I wish I had better news.
Posted by IllustriousYeti on 19 Oct 18 at 06:44
Acetonik Just beat Halo 4, 43/45, missing The Maw and First Halo2 level, no idea what I can do now..

Edit: Just went through the entire playlist again solo and got it, did it in like 4 separate sittings and save/quit worked fine; I mixed in coop the first time through which might have messed it up, just a warning to anyone who reads this :P
Posted by Acetonik on 28 Nov 18 at 03:57
NapalmNiko I played normal an now my playlist is broken .............
Posted by NapalmNiko on 30 Mar 19 at 12:30
OhMyGoth1 So I noticed that basically everyone in the comments who has had their progress reset back to the first mission (myself included) saved & quit right when starting the first mission of a new game. I just played through the entire playlist making sure never to end the session at the completion of one of the games, and I also made sure to play at least one checkpoint into a level before saving and quitting, and I was able to complete the playlist without getting reset over about 5 days or so. Could have just gotten lucky, but that's my recommendation.
Posted by OhMyGoth1 on 11 Apr 19 at 00:24
MastahChief1998 Dude I litterally have 46 out of 46 missions done and mine still isn't unlocked.
Posted by MastahChief1998 on 11 Jun 19 at 03:46
Mardunicus I wish I known this sooner. Leave it to 343 to fuck things up

Played it in coop, said Maw was incompleted (it’s not) along with the opening cutscene. Can’t resume and the only way to get it now is probably restarting from the very beginning on solo (which probably won’t even work from reportsI I’ve seen)

Great fucking job, 343. Would’ve expected you to fix this shit by now
Posted by Mardunicus on 15 Jan at 03:49
Mardunicus I wish I known this sooner. Leave it to 343 to fuck things up
Posted by Mardunicus on 15 Jan at 03:58