Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Legendary Anniversary

Halo 2: Complete every level of the game on Legendary difficulty.     

This achievement will unlock once all thirteen missions of the Halo 2 Campaign have been successfully completed on either a Solo Legendary playthrough or Cooperative Legendary playthrough. There are multiple methods in tackling the missions of the Campaign, but keep these general tips in mind when playing:

  • Utilize the Noob-Combo (Plasma Pistol/Battle Rifle) at all times when facing Elites; an overcharged Plasma Pistol shot will drain their shields, and a three-round burst to the skull will down the creatures easily
  • Utilize ground vehicles – Warthogs, Scorpions, and Ghosts – as frequently as possible; their firepower in missions such as Metropolis, Delta Halo, and The Great Journey will help clear out areas quickly and you can even drive past enemy encounters if the mission allows for it
  • When facing Hunters, get close enough so that they charge at you, allowing time to side step their attack; when the orange flesh on their back is exposed, shoot it, as this is their only weak spot
  • When squaring off against the Flood, keep a Shotgun or Energy Sword on hand; these are by far the best weapons to use against the parasite
  • Don’t neglect the basics of using cover; when your shields drop down, hide behind a wall or crouch behind an object before charging back out into battle
  • Try exploring the levels and finding alternate routes behind or around the enemies; this can help save time by skipping major firefights on levels such as Outskirts, Delta Halo, and Regret.

Overall, because seasoned Halo players will be familiar with both level design and enemy behavior, completing the entire Campaign on Legendary will be quite easy, though a very demanding task. Once all the missions in Halo 2 have been completed on the Legendary difficulty setting, this achievement will be yours.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by RedPedro14
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 02:38:51 AM

Can you get this with the scarab gun skull?

Comment #2 by BeastOfTheDark
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 01:26:54 AM

No, Scarab and any other skull with a 0x multiplier will block this achievement.

Comment #3 by Nusentinsaino
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 05:30:05 PM

This will be a bitch. Solo will be impossible for me... but co-op will suck as well because if one of the co-op player dies, both will restart the checkpoint.

Comment #4 by larky78
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 06:40:22 PM

@3 on halo 3 as long as one person stays back the other will respon

Comment #5 by ShocKz
Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 11:59:22 PM

@4 this is not halo 3

Comment #6 by loky4k
Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 06:17:41 PM

Keep in mind that you can't respawn in co-op legendary, if one person dies it resets both of you to the last checkpoint. Legendary is extremely punishing and mostly boils down to trial & error, rather than player skill.

It's a test of ones patience and honestly I don't think the 30G you get out of it is worth the hassle.

Comment #7 by ivandanmorglez
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 02:28:20 AM

I played the uprising level co op legendary, but I didn't get the medal of level completed. Does this affect on getting this achievement? I have the rest of the levels completed

Comment #8 by M1STA KR4ZY
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 08:17:24 PM

i am looking for other gamers to do this achievement with.. add me gt is M1sta KR4ZY

Comment #9 by Purple Wedge
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 10:37:34 PM

Just attempted this with a friend and it's a total joke, far harder than Halo 1 on legendary, what makes it worse is if one of you dies in co-op it resets you at the previous checkpoint

Comment #10 by VegetaO2
Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 11:53:48 PM

Resetting at the last checkpoint in co op is awful. 343 should have made Halo 2 just like the other three games so it can at least be enjoyable.

Comment #11 by l Fearix l
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 @ 04:47:12 AM

If anyone wants to do the campaign, add me. gT is same as username, or L FEARIX L

Comment #12 by fornydevil
Sunday, December 28, 2014 @ 02:29:47 AM

i just did this with the scarab gun and got the achievement. was only doing to get the skulls, figuring id do it properly at a later date, then POP! achievement. sounds like i got lucky.


Comment #13 by DESTROYY
Sunday, January 04, 2015 @ 01:55:34 AM

Anyone else just finding this ridiculously hard? I mean halo on leg was a tough challenge but you get there in the end. But this is stupid!

Comment #14 by rsan88224
Monday, January 12, 2015 @ 01:40:59 PM

As of yesterday I was able to use the scarab gun and other 0x multipliers, even though it did not count score or time, it counted towards this achievement. I finished the campaign solo with scarab but when i tried coop my friends progression was not counting.

Comment #15 by death metal jay
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 03:54:12 PM

I can confirm what #14 says. Legendary with scarab gun does earn you legendary achievement. It will also give you the level achievements but only when you go back to look at the missions.

Comment #16 by Wolfdemonofhell
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 02:07:17 AM

Anyone got any good advice to kill Tartarus on the last level with the scarab gun skull, bandanna skull, boom skull, and the sputnik skull

Comment #17 by DoomMetalFaced
Monday, June 08, 2015 @ 01:23:51 AM

Lets do this duders

gt- DOOM_Metalfaced

Comment #18 by Tacitus86
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 11:46:46 PM

14/15 I can confirm this no longer works. No skulls and legendary/mission completion achievements.

Comment #19 by thunderhero
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 03:50:32 AM

So i beat the entire Halo 2 Campaign on legendary without skulls on. I did not get the achievement. It still says 12/13 (92%) complete. Wtf?

Comment #20 by Beckyesplin
Friday, July 03, 2015 @ 11:52:57 PM

#19 ive just completed halo 2 on legendary and got exactly the same thing!!

Comment #21 by voreo
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 09:47:15 PM

Does using scarab and such work? i did a few and nothing popped... if not i guess it at least makes getting everything else easy

Comment #22 by King Deidara
Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 04:23:09 PM

i can confirm it still orks. id this for the skulls and its on 6/15. just did delta halo start up legendary with skulls (incl scarab) finished the level, went to menu restarted the map without and save/quit. its no on 7/15.

Comment #23 by King Deidara
Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 06:57:52 PM

edit, just did regret and its on 8. so hf peeps

Comment #24 by Crew511A
Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 02:59:21 PM

Finished it this morning on Legendary with the Scarab skull, its not popping.

Comment #25 by AsSelf
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 12:51:52 PM

Easy going, team player with over 87,000 gamerscore.

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

Comment #26 by JackTheRipper
Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 10:05:46 AM

@19 Did you do the first mission? The Heretic? Where it is all just a big cutscene? that counts as a campaign mission

Comment #27 by horchata711
Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 08:00:49 AM

Anyone figure out the 92% issue I got the same hut all levels say completed on legendary?

Comment #28 by FalloutIsLife
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 04:28:37 PM

i need a partner for this as well as any other halo 2 achievements, im willing to do anything besides LASO, gt is TheCOMEBACKxKID i have a mic and im 18

Comment #29 by Matt Von Grimm
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 02:48:33 PM

I just wish it wasn't so bugy with the acheivements, I know it was rushed, but it should be fixed by now.

Comment #30 by Prezteeown
Sunday, November 08, 2015 @ 03:04:23 PM

Does doing the Legendary Campaign Playlist count for this achievement? Wanted to to kill two birds with one stone but it saying I'm missing a level even after completing it.

Comment #31 by IrishThrasher23
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 03:15:26 PM

@ Comment #30 by Prezteeown

I think this may have happened to me before in Halo, try starting a new game on Legendary and watching the into to the campaign. This might be needed to unlock the achivement its only a guess though so good luck!

Comment #32 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 12:40:13 PM

Easy going, team player with over 101,000 gamerscore.

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

Comment #33 by sin 1
Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 05:32:09 AM

I'm an easy going, team player that gets along with almost everyone.
Feel free to add me for co-op game-play and help with achievements.

GT: sin 1

Comment #34 by SpeedMasterBen
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 07:12:44 PM

Feel free to add me for all Master Chieft achievements

GT : SpeedMasterBen

Comment #35 by smokadahontas
Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 08:32:22 AM

I can confirm, scarab and bandana skulls don't affect difficulty related achievements. Decided to beat the last 3 or 4 missions of my legendary playthrough with them on, achievements popped. Only disables par score/time and medals from what I can tell

Comment #36 by LegendaryKing
Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 09:14:42 PM

Does anyone want to do this message me anytime you want
GT: Legendary King

Comment #37 by sin 1
Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 05:15:23 PM

I'm an easy going, team player that gets along with almost everyone.
Feel free to add me for co-op game-play and help with achievements.

Gamer Tag: GDMF

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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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