Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Mystery Achievement

Inscrutable. Mysterious.   

Similar to the "fortune cookie" Easter Eggs in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3, this achievement is obtainable at any point in the game while editing any map in Forge Mode. When you are ready to save your custom map, enter ".fortune" as the map name and the following message will appear: "Sorry, this fortune is temporarily out of order." As soon as this message appears, the achievement will unlock right away.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Themasterjcl
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11:40:04 AM

Why would an achievement like this ever exist? It gives no indication of how to get it and isn't fun, simply irritating

Comment #2 by ShotyMcFat
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11:54:13 AM

@1 it's no different to a secret achievement.

Comment #3 by BradleyThreat
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 12:55:50 PM

looks like a butt.

Comment #4 by ecksonik
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 02:38:07 PM

This could be a stretch, but seeing as the achievement image resembles a fortune cookie, there is an easter egg in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3 for entering ".fortune" when given a prompt to, such as renaming the player profile or editing the names of map variants. Perhaps this is how you unlock this achievement.

Comment #5 by batsman
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 06:51:17 PM

Number 4 may actually be right yes, impressive

Comment #6 by DeadZone
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 01:11:08 PM

I was about to comment and mention the same thing as #4. Just based on the picture, I would guess it's related to the .fortune Easter. Since Forge is part of the MCC bundle, it's definitely not too much of a stretch.

Comment #7 by EscapedTheFate
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 08:19:38 PM

@#1 - achievements are supposed to be just that. achievements. not "pop in this disk for 5 hours and you automatically get all the imaginary points."

it's the same as a secret achievement, it'll be an ACHIEVEMENT for those that get it on their own. dont worry, you can cheat and look at the guide later when its posted a couple days after the game comes out

Comment #8 by Emivader
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 09:27:33 PM

@#1 LOLWAT? I bet you will get this one without even noticing.

Comment #9 by FullMoonBeaver
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 03:45:11 PM

As long as its not one of them Press Start at the main menu achievements.

Comment #10 by Kujaling071
Monday, November 03, 2014 @ 04:15:53 PM

If it were restricted by a game it would be under that games achievements, but this is not it is in the overall achievements! My guess this is probably using an interactive piece on a multilayer map

Comment #11 by xuxa29
Thursday, November 06, 2014 @ 05:18:00 PM

Just confirmed what #4 said. Good job man

Comment #12 by Damien141288
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 07:49:00 AM

Comment #13 by NickDynmo
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 10:58:58 PM

Followed the instructions in the video #12 linked. I get the cryptic message, but no achievement.

Comment #14 by d00gler
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 12:25:59 AM


You are so lame, I guess you just shouldn't even bother playing this game because of this 5G achievement that will obviously be unlocked without even trying. Damn, you're lame.

Comment #15 by iamthegame04
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 05:00:22 AM

Got the achievement. Exactly as the other guy said. I went to custom games in Halo CE and entered ".fortune" as a "save as" for the game type and it popped.

Comment #16 by x4sakenxshadow
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 12:14:04 PM

looking for a team to do all 4 campaigns with

add me and see a message


Comment #17 by UntilTammaro
Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 09:49:49 PM

Here is an achievement guide with English commentary. Essentially, you have to set up a custom game and in the options tab rename the file to ".fortune"

Comment #18 by Movie Nyucka
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 01:57:43 AM

Did everything that people had said and achievement didn't pop.

Any suggestions?

Comment #19 by FullMoonBeaver
Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 11:08:50 PM

It just worked for me. Got a message saying fortune is out of order then it popped.

Comment #20 by HaloCompletionist
Sunday, December 07, 2014 @ 04:23:54 PM


Comment #21 by Allenw97
Monday, December 08, 2014 @ 01:58:51 AM

Add me A l l e n w96 and message me. I will help with any achievement and I passed all campaigns on legendary and I also know where all Easter eggs, skulls and terminals. If anyone needs help with any missions or anything just shoot me a add/message

Comment #22 by Benjaminh428
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 @ 08:44:56 PM

Video guide here:

Comment #23 by Kiebee22
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 04:38:55 PM

Thanks to everyone posting the solution, never would've got it otherwise...

Comment #24 by Lethal Lizzie
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 07:05:45 PM

Thanks comment or #4, I keep looking back at the photo and I can't see the fortune cookie.

Comment #25 by EatMyDusTxNor
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 12:03:56 PM


Comment #26 by FATAL MIST4k3
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 @ 04:34:11 PM

I found this video on youtube it should help :)

Comment #27 by Morzansson
Friday, August 07, 2015 @ 03:18:21 AM

Looking to start a Big Team Battle team to knock out allot of the multiplayer achievements that can't be boosted. If interested my gamertag is Morzansson. Must have Mic and must be able to play during weekdays from 6 to 9 pm eastern time. Weekends are not specific just whenever.

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Game Info
343 Industries


US November 11, 2014

HDD Space Required : 45.63 GB
Price: $59.99USD
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