Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements


Locate all the skulls hidden throughout the campaign.   

Terminals and skulls are Halo's version of collectibles. Collect certain amounts of the terminals and skulls and you'll get an achievement. For their locations, refer to this thread.

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Comment #1 by Kisushima
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 10:35:50 AM

So glad hidden skulls are included. If I could spot one fault with Reach it'd be they didn't have skulls.

Comment #2 by patrickthuis
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 12:19:52 PM

i realy injoyed looking for the skull un halo 3. hope this will be the same

Comment #3 by Nipple
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 01:30:49 AM

I hope they're not as bad as some from Halo 3 where you need the internet or a walkthrough/guidebook to get them.

Comment #4 by NextBenDaBEAST
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 01:53:54 AM

Finally the skulls are back!

Comment #5 by SavageWoIf
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 03:50:30 AM

@3 r u kiddin? halo 3 skulls were far too easy, halo 2 skulls were much better because they were harder to find... i hope these r just as hard as the halo 2 skulls

Comment #6 by gimli1357
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 05:28:42 PM

@5 The one in Halo 3 where you have to jump through specific rings to get it?
That one isn't hard?

Comment #7 by SavageWoIf
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 06:52:52 PM

@6 not as hard as halo 2's IWHBYD skull :)

Comment #8 by Darkforce412
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 11:56:54 AM

#7 what about on legendary where u have to find a flood jumping off the roofs and have to shoot him down to get the skull theirs no way u knew that he had it.

Comment #9 by Owen2rules
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 08:51:48 AM

Halo 2 had easy ones too like blind, sputnik and black eye. But hard arse ones too.
Halo 3 had easy ones as well (except that one funking skull that doesnt like appearing)
But both games have challenging skulls

I'm re playing halo CE to find potential spots =D

Comment #10 by LickableLemons7
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 05:03:09 PM

Halo 2's skulls were a bitch. I hope these will be challenging to find, but not too challenging...

Comment #11 by Nipple
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 08:18:43 PM

If you's made the game, where would YOU put a skull?

To fuck people up; I'd most likely put a skull somewhere in the warthog run during the final mission. I'd make people get out of their warthog, look for it, die, and then do it all again :)

Comment #12 by Sigurd
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 04:24:49 PM

Oh man, skulls in Assault on the Control Room and Two Betrayals are going to be fun to find. :)

Comment #13 by Gen Fire Dragon
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:37:57 PM

@11 I think it would be interesting for it to be blown off of Foehammer's bird when she goes down at the final mission, forcing you to stop and wait for that "cinematic" when too many of us just keep driving.

Comment #14 by xmanglerx
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 12:20:48 AM

#7 i agree IWHBYD in halo 2 was by far the toughest skull to get

Comment #15 by Da ClOaK
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:56:56 AM

Its said that some skulls will be placed in areas that were never thought possible. Alot of the skulls were placed where player have gone which the developer never knew about. Going to be hard finding them all! but fun :)

Comment #16 by lx Skillz JA xl
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 02:58:33 PM

Skull hunt YES!!!

Comment #17 by powerlesscheese
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 09:51:57 PM

they're making u work for ur IWHBYD this time around

Comment #18 by Gods2Jeb
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 04:54:06 AM

Hopefully they will be much more of a challenge in this game. I have to admit the flood one was a bit hard but i need harder! GOO!

Comment #19 by deadlikeme 187
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 06:37:32 PM


Comment #20 by Ultra1898
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 07:18:07 AM

1. Skull PoA right when you com out of cryo station, tun around go behind the cryo sttion, then you see left in the corner 2 blue generator right behind them is the iron skull.
2. skull is in mission halo in the beginning Behind the Waterfall in the water,It's the Mithyic Skull.

Comment #21 by Clavat93
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 10:47:26 AM

@ #20 - I think their are some guys who won't know where the skulls
are because they wanna find them by themselves...

The most Halo 2 oddballs where hard to find because u just could get them on
legendary.. i hope it will be in halo 1 too... in halo 3 it was boring to get

Comment #22 by EXsektor
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 06:45:05 PM

The skull for the library : right at the end of the level instead of going for the index keep going round the corridor and it's on the floor between two pillars !
Just be careful as flood presence gets OTT when you go for it :)

Comment #23 by JaguarX92
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 12:46:25 PM

you can search for the skull on normal and heroic, too

Comment #24 by EXsektor
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 05:03:53 PM

Infinent flood will pour out when you get to the index room ! And the skull is on the other end , even on easy they are a pain in such numbers :)

Comment #25 by Furhman
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 01:43:31 AM


Iron - ?Level: Pillar of Autumn - ?Location: Located behind a cryo tube at the beginning of the level.? Effect: Upon dying, resets the level in single player and reverts to the last checkpoint in Co-op. ?Description: At the moment I'm unsure of what cryo tube this skull is behind, but it's hard to miss. Just check all of them. I'll update this segment when I have a definitive location.??
Mythic - ?Level - Halo - ?Location: Beneath the waterfall at the beginning of the level. ?Effect: All enemy health doubles. All enemy sentinels have energy shields.? Description: Immediately after stepping out of the crashed drop ship, immediately turn right and head for the enormous waterfall. I

Comment #26 by ChocolateStarfish92
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 04:43:26 AM

Has them all listed here. Thats if you dont want the fun of finding them.

Comment #27 by Otoooo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 07:32:18 PM

Foreing Skull at the level Truth and Reconciliation. After you get up to the ship and into somekind of hangar space. Kill every covennant you see, after that a door opens at the far right corner and two (atleast on legendary) hunters comes out. Before the door closes get in and the skull sits there on floor at the left side, small corridor.

Comment #28 by Otoooo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:51:33 PM

Famine Skull is on level Silent Cartographer. After you shut down the security system and get outside, you're adviced to go down to beach. Get down and you see high rock kinda thing on top of it are few grunts. Climb up, kill all grunts and the skull is located at the far end of this big rock.

Comment #29 by Naughts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 05:07:39 AM

On 343 guilty spark right at the start turn around and look round the edges there's 1 and assault on the control room when u r in the tank and enter the large underground room with the bridge there's a skull on a pipe over the edge

Comment #30 by Otoooo
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 07:20:04 AM

Boom Skull is second skull on map Halo. Right after you have saved the first marines you will accuire a warthog and head down to save the others. Instead of driving straight down stay on the right upper side. You don't need to use the warthog to get there just if you're doing How Pedestrian achievement at the same time.

Comment #31 by Preykousis
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 01:55:51 PM


Comment #32 by MyHERO
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 02:18:12 PM

Its sad .... You cant pick up the skulls anymore ;(
Only walk over it and you have them...
i Want to hit a grunt with it xDXD

Comment #33 by hansenrj
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 03:31:19 PM

So I tried to get the iron skull on the first level but it wasn't there. Tried it on normal then legendary and nothing. Anybody got a clue as to why it's not there?

Comment #34 by hansenrj
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 03:40:01 PM

Ok nevermind, didn't know you had to be using the remastered settings to
obtain the skulls and terminals. Hope it helps anyone else who made my

Comment #35 by MoneyFCMike92
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 02:09:05 AM

For those that are still having issues getting the bandanna skull, I found a VERY easy method that you can do completely on your own. All credit goes to the guy who made the video, and his friend. No grenade/rocket jump required!

Comment #36 by I GOATslayer I
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 06:41:43 PM

my friend got all the skulls and no achievement. Anyone know if this is glitched? It worked fine for me...

Comment #37 by TytanikZer0
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 07:30:26 PM

@34: Just did that myself. You have to be in "new" mode or the skulls just disappear. I tried "turning off" the waterfall mist in level 2 to see better and the skull vanished. Even if you walk over the spot where they are, it won't register.

Comment #39 by Relytia
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 12:30:50 PM

Thanks #38, you're awesome.

Comment #40 by Otherwhen
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 10:59:24 AM

Where the hell is the skull on Maw???

Comment #41 by Otherwhen
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 11:02:47 AM

Where the hell is the skull on Maw???

Comment #42 by kwantum
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 02:02:22 PM

hardest one has to be bandana. i must have died 50 times trying to grenade jump onto that ledge above the security control room. now that i have it, it does make it easier to get other achievements.

Comment #43 by MCZombie2185
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 08:39:55 PM

Me and my friend played through the campain 2 time but we just missed 1 or two skulls

Comment #44 by WolderWald
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 03:13:26 AM

all skulls was easy to found. bandana skull was a bit complex

Comment #45 by I mak3 big boom
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 09:13:06 PM

@40 at the part where foe hammer dies there will be a little pillar that you can grenade jump onto it's on that

Comment #46 by DoctorMadcow
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 08:35:28 AM

Ive got them all except the ones you need to do the grenade jumps for. I just cant get it down. Ive seen the one of them done with the rocket launcher, maybe I should try that.

Comment #47 by GC328
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 11:52:14 AM

@#46: Hey I can help you get the skulls if you help me with the Legendary coop and other achievements. Let me know. My gamer tag is GC328.

Comment #48 by ZACH FOOT
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 09:05:05 PM

Hey guys, i need a partner since im doin legendary as well as getting all skulls and terminals, and whatever else we can get along the way. gamertag: ZACH FOOT. I can play 5 or 6hrs tonight, but not Tomorrow.

Comment #49 by kingfatass010
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 06:47:31 AM

bandana skull is gay and queer

Comment #50 by tacohead83
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 03:33:14 PM

if ur revisiting levels could u ave and quit as soon as you found the skull?

Comment #51 by tacohead83
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 03:34:33 PM


Comment #52 by xjAm3s96x
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:11:47 AM

I see that the Bandanna skull gives you infinite ammo, and to me it just seems too good to be true. Is there a catch? Like, will I not gain achievements if I use it? Thanks.

Comment #53 by cpdufohunter
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 09:44:38 PM

@52 No catch, just it's the hardest one to get to.

Comment #54 by cpdufohunter
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:48:52 PM

and you still have to reload

Comment #55 by Hajime Saitou24
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 11:33:00 AM

The only skull I need is the Bandana skull which is in the dumbest place. Everytime I do a grenade jump I get blocked by invisible walls or my jump is cut short. Its fucking annoying!!

Comment #56 by KennedyENG
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 07:04:38 PM

@55 some people rocket jump, that might help you?

Comment #57 by REIDYZDAMAN911
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 05:31:20 PM

here is a video for all those who want to find all the terminal's and skulls just copy and paste a lot.

Comment #58 by REIDYZDAMAN911
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 05:37:15 PM

ignore that last post

Comment #59 by RolyThePro
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 06:23:49 PM

If anyone is still looking for the skulls, here are videos to help :)

Iron Skull:
Mythic Skull:
Boom Skull:
Foreign Skull:
Famine Skull:
Bandanna Skull:
Fog Skull:
Malfunction Skull:
Recession Skull:
Black Eye Skull:
Eye Patch Skull:
Pinata Skull:
Grunt Birthday Party

Comment #60 by RolyThePro
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 06:27:46 PM

Grunt Birthday Party Skull:

Comment #61 by SpiralVirus
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 11:50:50 AM

i cant find the pinata skull for the life of me! is it in the 3rd cavern section, ive watched a couple of videos but they all say you have to go back to the beggining with a banshee at the end but you cant flay all the way!

Comment #62 by REIDYZDAMAN911
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:14:54 AM

here is a video for all those who want to find all the terminal's and skulls just cut and paste this hope it helps.

Comment #63 by Seridak
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 05:26:40 AM

I always go to rooster teeth for collection achievements just look up their guide its entertaining

Comment #64 by Savage13
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:05:24 PM

@46, I got Bandana using the rocket launcher after many many miss-time tries using plasma grenades. Much easier, just make sure you have the over shield or the blast kills you.

Comment #65 by Savage13
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 08:08:37 PM

At 27 and anyone else trying to get the foreign skull, if the door closes, make one of the hunters chase you around the crate near the door. It will open every time he walks past it, the run in.

Comment #66 by Stingrea
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 11:55:47 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 #67 by TheLilDevilR
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:24:26 AM

Easy way to get the first skull on 'The Library' use co-op 1p crouch 2p jump on top of 1p. Then 2p jump as 1p stands up. May take a few tries but can me done.

Comment #68 by conveyedpaper
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 10:15:56 AM

looking for a partner to get all of anniversary achievements add me my gamertag is ConveyedPaper

Comment #69 by Heinrieck
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 03:43:32 PM

Grunt Funeral on Legendary = MC never made it past Installation 04...

Comment #70 by ljungapalooza
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 12:36:35 PM

Bandanna Skull - Got it by using two controllers. One controller I jumped into the window closest to the skull. Window on the right side, in the short hallway, as if you are leaving. I then took the other controller and just jumped off of the ledge at the beginning of the hallway. I would respawn right next to the guy in the window. Would adjust guy in window (ended up being about halfway out window near center of opening) and jump again. After about 5 tries it worked where the respawn was above the guy in the window and the "jumper" just walked over and grabbed skull. Jump was too difficult, for me, for the bandanna. I did all other jumps and did them in 2-3 tries each despite not being skilled at grenade jumps.

Comment #71 by DarknessGZ
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 08:45:19 PM

Yaay finally got Bandana, it required a miracle jump.

Comment #72 by Ancients Demise
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 01:33:41 PM

I need help getting the Bandana Skull. Have tried that jump and failed to the point of wanting to get rid of the darn game. Any help would be very appreciated. Send me a message on Xbox to Ancients Demise. Thanks.

Comment #73 by Fox3455
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 10:01:55 PM

This achievement glitched on me and it says I'm missing half the skulls...

Comment #74 by Sir Kam
Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 06:46:59 PM

Thanks for the list guys ..

Iron Skull:
Mythic Skull:
Boom Skull:
Foreign Skull:
Famine Skull:
Bandanna Skull:
Fog Skull:
Malfunction Skull:
Recession Skull:
Black Eye Skull:
Eye Patch Skull:
Pinata Skull:

Comment #75 by PsychicPsycho 0
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 09:22:47 AM

Grenade jumping for these sucks. I'd rather have to fight like 20 of those blue / purple armored guys (elites?) to get one.

Anyway, for jumping I used a plasma grenade. After throwing I noticed it would usually explode right after counting 3 'mississippi seconds', which helped time it a little. Although it still seems like a crapshoot mostly.

Comment #76 by Solus Sicarius
Thursday, January 08, 2015 @ 04:17:12 AM

All Skulls, there are time stamps for each in the description.

Comment #77 by Geronimo624
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 03:58:12 AM

I need the Fog Skull. If anybody wants to help me out, my gamer tag is boyd83. Thanks.

Comment #78 by Gilbert Prime
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 02:49:56 AM

I'm glad that this is the only achievement so far in the Halo series for which grenade jumping was mandatory. I hope it never happens again.

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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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