Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements


Complete any level with at least three skulls active on Heroic difficulty or higher.   

This will be familiar to anybody that’s used the skulls in the past Halo titles. My personal suggestion is Bandana, Grunt Birthday Party and Boom on 343 Guilty Spark. GBP will be useless most of the level and Bandana mixed with Boom makes grenades plentiful for large groups of flood. This level is relatively short, so it shouldn't take too long to plow through. If you're brave enough, you can attempt this achievement as early as Level 3 as you'll have picked up the skull from PoA and 2 skulls from Halo.

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Comment #1 by reddragon6288
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 08:49:32 AM

According to Halo Waypoint this achievement is actually gained by the following:

Complete any level with iron and two other skulls active at Heroic difficulty or higher.

So it is a little more difficult than what it says here...

Comment #2 by trex98
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 09:01:22 AM

But still achievable, esp for 50G's

Comment #3 by bryanrocks14
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 12:00:40 AM

yeah 1 heroic level with 3 skulls worth 50g..pretty easy

Comment #4 by kennyubasterd00
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 02:58:51 AM


If that's true it's almost gonna require 2 people. (Unless you really want a challenge)

Comment #5 by Joker0fLife
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:19:16 AM

EZ-PZ. Halo: Reach's all skulls through a level is probably 10x harder than this.

Comment #6 by BiggD
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:06:34 PM

@ 5 I completely agree, I actually took the time to complete every level on Reach with every skull turned on. Granted it was co-op cause Iron on solo would have made me gone crazy. Overall, this seems do-able, even solo cause the Flood in the pain in the ass, but not AS BAD as Elites with their shields.

Comment #7 by Nipple
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 01:27:28 AM

Fuck those damn Elites with their shields. Especially when they kick you.
I'm surprised there aren't any online achievements.

Comment #8 by BiggD
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 08:38:16 PM

@ 7, agreed. those elites are a pain in the ass!

Comment #9 by TANK U 99
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 03:09:39 PM

Iron, Grunt Funeral and Boom. lol

Comment #10 by guy298
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 06:10:55 PM

@7 there are no on line achievements because the multiplayer is on reach's

Comment #11 by CanadianMoose78
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 04:26:05 PM

Considering most people I know play with 5+ on anyway... This seems like a pretty easy 50G by Halo standards.

Comment #12 by XX Bobs Fury XX
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 04:09:38 PM

Are the skulls the same as reach's?

Comment #13 by LickableLemons7
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 05:00:43 PM

@12, No they are a bit different. There's one called Malfunction, where if you die, one element from your HuD disappears. Think it should be fun, mix things up a little.

Comment #14 by Aciidsneaker
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 11:46:53 AM

Yea, I have read that some of the skulls are different, the pre-order that I did includes a skull. But Halo: CE wasn't that hard so this should be fun.

Comment #15 by TANK U 99
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 06:47:40 PM

I have every halo achievements, even all halo wars. I can help anyone with any achievement. Add me and send me a message on what achievement you want. TANK U 99

Comment #16 by cpdufohunter
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 10:02:58 PM

Iron + Grunt Funeral + Grunt Birthday + Boom + Pinata + Bandanna = EASY

Comment #17 by Fafamelon
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 02:08:41 AM

@13 I see what you did there.

Comment #18 by Kal1bur G
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 08:10:42 AM

#16 that combo will make this achievement extremely easy

Comment #19 by TheJolle
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 01:40:35 PM


Comment #20 by Unawareboss
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 12:27:13 PM

I read this up you dont need to have the iron skull on to get this achievement just to let people know.

Comment #21 by Severan
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 02:17:16 AM

I just did this with Grunt Funeral, Bandana, and Boom skull on. Iron is unecessary, unless you want to make it harder.

Comment #22 by THE 3N1GM4
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 07:38:51 PM

^ did it with Boom, Bandanna, and Famine. Bandanna will cancel out the negative effect of Famine ^^

You could also sub Boom for Recession if you want more challenge.

Comment #23 by Nevander
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 12:02:53 PM

So it's true that Iron is not required?

Comment #24 by PG_MaxPayne
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:06:07 PM

Confirmed that Iron is NOT required. I used Bandana, Grunt Funeral and Famine and it unlocked.

Comment #25 by Daniel Lindholm
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 02:55:20 PM

Too easy. They should have made it like this instead: "Complete any level with at least five skulls active on Legendary difficulty." That would have been more of a challenge.

Comment #26 by SN1P3R VIPER
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 01:05:31 AM

Achieved with mystic, boom, and grunt funeral skulls on pillar of autumn solo. These 3 since they are the first accessible skulls. Pretty easy just stay back and 'grenade/pick off. This tied in with "over shield are for sissies" and no Heath pack achieve all done solo with those skulls.

Comment #27 by ObligatoryFate
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:25:36 AM

Way easy; Iron Skull not necessary. GF, GBP, Piñata, Boom, Bandana equal super easy. The achievement should have been something to the effect 8 or more skulls - especially for 50g.

Comment #28 by HolyHa1fDead
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 03:27:46 PM

@26 Agreed, you can get this easy 50G after completing level 2 and Iron is optional.

Comment #29 by oo VOID oo
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 03:20:32 AM

so you can get the achievement by turning the skulls on making the game easier?

Comment #30 by Chill3dReaction
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 06:35:56 PM

So it has to be Iron and any other 2 skulls?

Comment #31 by Knight of Christ
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 09:50:57 PM

Best level to achieve this on: Pillar of Autumn.

Comment #32 by ilzy
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 11:01:15 PM

got this along with 'Overshields are for Sissies' and 'Walk it Off' with just one run of Pillar Of Autumn on Legendary and you don't need the Iron Skull, I used the Mythic Skull in place of that, (also used Grunt Funeral & Boom Skulls) and still got the achievement! :)

Comment #33 by AndPR1985
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 08:19:40 PM

Don't need iron. did it with other 3 without Iron.

Comment #34 by Pusherman
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 05:27:07 PM

GT: Pusherman if you want to do most or all achievements!

Comment #35 by iamthegame04
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 06:53:58 PM

Just use Bandana (Infinite Ammo), Famine (Less ammo in guns on the ground) and Foreign (Can't pickup Covenant weapons). You can still pickup human weapons and you have infinite ammo so Famine won't hurt you

Comment #37 by tcurtisjr
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 07:03:02 PM

I got this along with 5 more achievements when I played through the level with
my son. Iron is NOT required. I used Bandanna, Grunt Funeral, Boom, and Foreign.
Just take it slow, play co-op, and utilize the endless supply of grenades. The
achievements I got were:

Standard Operating Brocedure
Bro Hammer
Walk it Off
Overshields are for Sissies

That's an easy 165G for about 15-20 minutes of gameplay :-)

Comment #38 by Demonfire1218
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 08:48:18 PM

@35 You'd think 343 would be smarter than to put bandana and famine as two of the possible skulls together

Comment #39 by Downfall360
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 03:55:10 AM

grunt birthday party, bandanna, and either boom or famine (or both). easy as hell.

bandanna cancels out famine, hell you could even but recession on if you plan on using covie weapons. (or don't mind reloading ALOT) or foreign if you plan on only using human weapons

Comment #40 by JoypadWes
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:32:57 AM

I'm not very good with FPS games but halo is a good game so I got it this morning and not tried it yet but I got a feeling it's gonna be a tough one for achievements because their mostly based on the hardest difficulty but I'll give it a try and from what I've read on this achievement it's easier than it seems

Comment #41 by PipBoy1997
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:15:58 PM

its any skull. i know for fact. i had the grunt funeral, boom, and bandanna skull on and i got this attachments. i was on legendary

Comment #42 by Braven10
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 03:04:40 PM

Does not require Iron, we did it on Legendary with Bandana, Famine and Recession on, Bandana neutralizing the other two. Me and my partner did "Pillar of Autumn" and I also got "Walk it off" and "He's Unstoppable"

Comment #43 by REIDYZDAMAN911
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 03:16:16 AM

easy with banndana,grunt funeral and grunt birthday.

Comment #44 by KennedyENG
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 07:06:49 PM

Yeah way easier than I expected

Comment #45 by Fliphalo
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 04:08:03 PM


Comment #46 by Fliphalo
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 04:10:28 PM


Comment #47 by Wesley beck
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 09:12:16 AM

Grunt funeral boom Recession. Easy

Comment #48 by Purple Wedge
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 05:54:33 AM

do this on the first mission pillar of autumn with Foreign, bandanna and grunt birthday party skulls on! Just use loads of grenades where ever you go!

Comment #49 by Savage13
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 07:39:08 PM

@40, play through on an easy level first just to familiarize yourself with the levels, weapons, enemies, etc., and get all the "completion" Cheevos first. Youll appreciate te story line better. Once your done, youll be able to select levels individually to get non-difficulty related cheevos, then ramp it up from there. These guys make it sound easy because many have played every Halo game through multiple time. Start too high on difficulty and you may get frustrated and discouraged. Have fun with it.

Comment #50 by Stingrea
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 11:53:26 AM

Willing to HELP ANYONE with any HALO Achievement, from any of the following -> (Reach/ Anniversary / 3 / ODST / Wars)

I have ALL achievements required in these games ^ but will help out if you need help.....

Message us ;)

- Stingrea -

Comment #51 by Rwalsh
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:51:35 PM

Savage13 is right , if you don't know the levels or you're new or staring FAMILIARISE before you do it and you have to collect all the skulls to make it easy for yourself but this is time consuming , i unlocked it by "infinite ammo" "grenade explosions" and "Piñata skulls (sorry cant remember their names) But good luck

Comment #52 by Heinrieck
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 03:41:27 PM

This was easy.

Comment #53 by El3ctricBac0n
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:37:52 AM

easy just turn on boom bandana and tilt

Comment #54 by alexanderthegreat
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 09:49:26 AM

All I did was use "Bandanna", "Pinata", and "Grunt Birthday Party" on The Pillar of Autumn. Pretty easy actually.

Comment #55 by NoCode0680
Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 05:30:56 PM

I did it on Pillar of Autumn: Legendary with Boom, Grunt Birthday Party and Bandanna skulls one. This way I was able to pop 4 achievements in one run through. I Tsantsa (this achievement, 3 skulls on), Overshields Are For Sissies and Walk It Off (complete PoA without picking up an overshield or health pack respectively), and was also able to pick up the He's Unstoppable achievement for completing a level on Heroic or higher and taking no health damage. It's incredibly easy to get all 4, I'd say easier than just doing a regular playthough on Heroic with no skulls on. Those unlimited and overpowered grenades make it a cake walk. I probably only fired 2-3 shots to take out the grunts, the rest of the time you just toss those grenades and it's quite easy. Not taking any health damage als

Comment #56 by NoCode0680
Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 05:32:52 PM

Oops, it cut off part of my comment. What I was saying is that not taking any health damage also makes it easier not to accidentally pick up a health kit.

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Game Info
343 Industries


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Kinect: Compatible
Price: Retail Only
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