Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Scarab Lord

Halo 2: Acquire the Scarab Gun.   

This Easter Egg can be found in the mission, Metropolis.

The Scarab Gun is a hidden egg in the aforementioned mission that looks like a standard Plasma Rifle, but holds the firepower of a Scarab’s focus cannon. This weapon has unlimited ammo, a bottomless clip, and never overheats. Take note that it is only accessible in this mission and will not carry over to any other mission in the game. With that said, be sure to follow the step-by-step guidelines below in order to acquire the Scarab Gun. It’s a very complicated procedure, so playing on a lower difficulty setting with another player may ease the tension.

  • At the start of the mission, kill all of your allies
  • Proceed through the mission normally
  • When you get to the end of the bridge, hijack a Covenant Ghost and kill all enemy ground vehicles and troops
  • At this point, there should be a Banshee flying overhead
  • Lure the Banshee into the tunnel by driving the Ghost in reverse
  • Fire around the Banshee to keep his interest, but do not damage the Banshee
  • About halfway through the tunnel, Marines will appear in a Warthog; kill them and all other Covenant forces that get in your way
  • Continue luring the Banshee through the tunnel
  • Once you reach the blockade, exit the Ghost and lure the Banshee through the blockade by firing around it with your weapon
  • In the detour hallway, lure the Banshee to the left path that leads to the next section of the mission
  • At this point, the Banshee will get stuck due to the narrowness of the tunnel so carefully shoot off its wings
  • As the Banshee attempts to move further into the tunnel, be prepared to board it
  • When the "Loading ..." message appears on the screen, hijack the Banshee
    • The Banshee will disappear if you do not board the Banshee when the prompt reads "Loading...done"
  • Piloting the Banshee, proceed out of the tunnel and fly towards the suspension bridges in the distance
  • At the very top of the bridge, the Scarab Gun will be hovering on above an orange cone

This process is very complicated despite the simplicities of the steps detailed above. This is because the Banshee has a tendency to lose interest and flee the tunnel and at other times, the Banshee will get stuck towards the final stretch inside the detour tunnel. For a visual aid in obtaining this achievement, be sure to follow the video guide below.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Luis Ownz
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 05:55:24 AM

Finally an achievement for getting this bad boy

Comment #2 by Themasterjcl
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 01:06:23 PM

Yes! Thank you 343

Comment #3 by l BlackBrian7 l
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 02:08:13 PM

This is gonna be tricky :) Cant wait!

Comment #4 by Davgig OSOK
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 12:06:48 AM

This achievement can be done with the "Shoot the soccer ball" achievement.

Comment #5 by EscapedTheFate
Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 08:32:13 PM

those bastards...ivee done this like 3 times before, i dont want to do it agan -=(....but AWESOME achievement.

Comment #6 by ShotyMcFat
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 01:23:04 AM

If the scarab gun is a plasma rifle, why is the picture a plasma pistol? Did they change it?

Comment #7 by skintay12
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 03:32:45 AM

I wonder if any of the three obtainable Scarab Guns will count for this achievement?

Comment #8 by Pepsi Matt
Monday, November 10, 2014 @ 10:47:30 PM

Managed to get the achievement on Halo 2 Vista so I'm sure I can get it again.

Comment #9 by XtaC Ewok
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 01:02:00 PM

If you need the location of the Scarab Gun, here is a quick video.

Comment #10 by larky78
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 08:39:58 PM

Done this today. Didn't take long at all.

Comment #11 by HaloCompletionist
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 04:35:36 AM


Comment #12 by Hayk R
Saturday, December 06, 2014 @ 01:22:58 PM

Halo 2A First Run Guide. All Collectable and most missions specific Achievements.
Achievements are time stamped in descriptions.

Comment #13 by Benjaminh428
Sunday, December 07, 2014 @ 09:51:46 PM

Video Guide Here:

Comment #14 by UntilTammaro
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 @ 08:31:29 PM

Here is an achievement guide for both Scarab Lord & GOAL!

Here is a playlist with guides for all of HMCC

Comment #15 by MajorOfSweden
Sunday, February 01, 2015 @ 01:18:21 PM

My video below show how to get both the GOOOAAAAALLLL! & Scarab Lord Achievements WITHOUT A BANSHEE!

Comment #16 by Undertakecare
Sunday, November 08, 2015 @ 09:23:02 PM

Did not work for me. "Loading...done" comes about half a second after "Loading", so no chance. With the appearance of "Loading..done" the banshee is immediately gone.

Comment #17 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 02:08:34 PM

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Comment #18 by sin 1
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 @ 11:08:27 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.

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Comment #19 by Tuffman
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 11:18:27 PM

I remember doing this in OG Halo 2! Feels so good to pull it off.

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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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