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Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the eighth mission.

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Danville DanDanville Dan63,532
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The eighth mission is "Cortana". The easiest way to get this achievement is to play on Normal with a few skulls turned on.

First of all turn on the "Catch" skull. This level only has flood enemies on it, and the flood don't throw grenades. Turning on this skull won't make the level any harder.

Also, turning on "Tough Luck", "Fog", and "Famine" will increase your score but won't make the level much harder. Famine especially shouldn't make the level any harder because there are weapons with full ammo lying on the ground all over the level. In the room where the "Tilt" skull is located, there is a Gravity Hammer with full ammo in a lower room located almost directly under the skull. It works very well against the flood and will last you for a good portion of the level before running out of ammo.

With those skulls turned on while playing on Normal, you should easily be able to score over 15,000. Don't worry about the time bonuses. Take your time and hang back, trying to stay alive, and killing everything before moving on. If you take it slow and ensure you don't die too many times, you will get the necessary score, even with only a 1X time multiplier.

If you're still having trouble getting enough points, consider either turning on "Mythic" and/or "Tilt", or trying to finish the level with a higher time multiplier.

NOTE: This achievement can also be unlocked in coop, but you still must score over 15,000 individually. Turn on Free For All scoring instead of Team scoring to be able to see how many points you yourself have while playing the level.
SpectreSubZeroGood solution!
Posted by SpectreSubZero on 21 Apr 09 at 18:18
FLYBOY Mk2Nice solution - but be aware people that this is possibly the hardest of the meta game achievements to unlock!
Posted by FLYBOY Mk2 on 26 Aug 09 at 14:01
machXZOnly if you personally earn 15000+ points.
Posted by machXZ on 04 Aug 10 at 21:06
CurtiesonThanks for that last answer Mach...I was wondering because my friends and I scored 17,000 pts and it didn't pop...I only had 11,000 though, so now it all makes sense.
Posted by Curtieson on 14 Sep 10 at 13:18
dude17252can also add that there is a full flamethrower next to the ship right in the beginning. the ship is right on an edge.
Posted by dude17252 on 05 Jan 11 at 17:11
Keger1O1oh ok
Posted by Keger1O1 on 19 Mar 11 at 15:33
LeiChatFirst attempt, no deaths, 3 skulls on normal and
with 14960. Had forgotten the story so was relieved when it carried on after that point. Taking it slow is great advice, thanks. Ended up with 19849.
Posted by LeiChat on 06 Aug 13 at 20:54
Chucklestyle24k first attempt, took nearly an hour but had plenty of room for deaths. Took it slow, killed everything, did not rush anyone. Plasma rifle was my mvp.
Posted by Chucklestyle on 11 May 20 at 03:23