Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

A Preference for Pain

Halo 3: Complete the Halo 3 LASO Campaign playlist.   

As with any of the playlists dedicated to the Halo 3 Campaign, the LASO Campaign playlist will task players in completing all nine missions on the Legendary difficulty with all skulls on. Take note however that the developer has selected a preset number of skulls for this Campaign, so all the skull modifiers aren’t technically activated. With that said, this achievement can be earned in either Solo or Co-Op play.

What’s more, it’s important to remember that only scoring skulls will be activated. These generally reward players with higher score multipliers and bonuses to base enemy values (for Par Score achievements). Non-scoring skulls on the other hand are sometimes neutral, such as Grunt Birthday Party, or considered “cheat skulls” such as Bandana and Scarab Gun. Below, you can get a glimpse of all the skulls that will be activated in the Halo 3 LASO Campaign playlist.

  • Black Eye - Your shields only recharge when you melee enemies. Bash your way to better health!
  • Blind - HUD and weapon do not display onscreen.
  • Catch - Enemies throw and drop more grenades.
  • Cowbell - Acceleration from explosions is increased.
  • Famine - Weapons dropped by AI have half the ammo they normally would. You might want to pack an extra magazine.
  • Fog - The motion tracker is disabled. You'll miss those eyes in the back of your head.
  • Grunt Birthday Party – Grunt headshots lead to glorious celebrations.
  • Iron - Death carries a heavy price. Dying in co-op resets you at your last saved checkpoint. Dying solo restarts the level.
  • IWHBYD - Rare combat dialogue becomes more common.
  • Mythic - Enemies have increased health.
  • Thunderstorm – Upgrades the rank of most enemies.
  • Tilt – Enemy resistances and weaknesses are increased.
  • Tough Luck – Enemies always go berserk, always dive out of the way, never flee.

As a few general tips, keep the following suggestions in mind when tackling this achievement. First, take combat slowly and try picking off enemies from afar with short controlled bursts of medium-ranged weapons like the Battle Rifle or Covenant Carbine. Since your HUD and weapon will not appear on screen, it may take some time in getting used to the “blinded” touch. Also, choose your shots wisely and always aim for vulnerable weak spots since ammo is scarce on the battlefield, and enemies will have increased health and resistances. Second, since deaths will revert your progress to the mission-start, it’s highly recommended to attempt this achievement in Co-Op play. Lastly, enemies are going to be agile in combat, diving away from your shots and throwing a lot of grenades, so don’t forget the basics of cover, and when necessary, close-quarters combat, especially since shields will only recharge upon melee attacks.

For an in-depth, text-based guide in completing Halo: 3's LASO playlist (either by yourself or through Co-Op play), please refer to THIS GUIDE. A huge thanks goes to Mythic Tyrant for making such a guide available to the Halo community.

Overall, with enough persistence and skill, the Halo 3 LASO Campaign playlist shouldn’t be too hard if you follow Tyrant's walkthrough. Just take the missions slowly and once the ninth mission has been completed through this playlist, the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by VacuousVermin0
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 09:41:06 AM

I made a session for these achievements.

Comment #2 by blr91extra
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 07:07:42 PM

Anyone looking to do this or any other achievements send me a PM or send a message to xRieker on Xbox LIVE!

Comment #3 by M1STA KR4ZY
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 08:56:02 PM

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

Comment #4 by Xfalling DeathX
Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 03:27:24 AM

Hey I need someone to go through halo 2,3, and 4 with. I already did CE. GT: xs Nacho sx

Comment #5 by rknb117
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 06:28:07 PM

Need to do Halo CE, 3 and 4 LASO playlists

Comment #6 by MrGiggleButts
Monday, December 01, 2014 @ 05:03:05 PM


GT: MrGiggleButts

Comment #7 by Rv I DeMoN
Monday, December 29, 2014 @ 09:43:32 AM

i want to do this achievement

gt:EneMy zDeMoN

Comment #8 by Rv I DeMoN
Monday, December 29, 2014 @ 09:45:06 AM

i want to do this achievement

gt:EneMy zDeMoN

Comment #9 by Stingrea
Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 05:59:46 PM

Need this 1 and the under 3hr achievement too!!

Message if interested

GT: Stingrea

Comment #10 by Dragxn
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 08:22:27 PM

Looking for this checkpoint as well as halo 2 and halo 4 and even ce if anyone needs help with that too, message me or add my gamer tag dragxn, will pass on the checkpoints to whomever afterwards

Comment #11 by MourninAnathema
Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 05:25:44 AM

Looking for a checkpoint for this, if you have one I will trade you some MP achievement boosting. GT is the same.

Comment #12 by HaloCompletionist
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 04:52:16 AM


Comment #13 by Demon Ulquiorra
Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 12:02:06 AM

I have the checkpoint, message if interested.

Comment #14 by gunblade246
Saturday, April 04, 2015 @ 10:15:25 PM

Looking for someone who has the checkpoint for this, if u hav it and want to play it or just give it me just message gamertag is gunblade244

Comment #15 by fuzzy nukes
Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 11:04:46 PM

looking for someone to help me with this
gt: fuzzy nukes

Comment #16 by gbanester
Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 07:06:55 PM

Looking to do this and many other achievements, ass me and send me a message if anyone is up for it.


Comment #17 by lazarus923
Sunday, June 07, 2015 @ 03:29:36 PM

Looking for a last mission checkpoint. message me if possible.
GT: lazarus923

Comment #18 by danglingfury
Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 01:41:31 PM

looking for the checkpoint for the last mission for this and halo 2, have the last halo 4 mission save on offer


Comment #19 by xMassacr3 27x
Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 04:57:52 AM

I'm looking for the last checkpoint for this. If anybody has this one and is willing to share I will greatly appreciate it. Message me, GT: xMassacr3 27x

Comment #20 by SigmaForceCmdr
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 11:17:19 PM

I'm looking for the last checkpoint for this and any of the other campaigns. Please message me if you're willing to help, thanks! GT: SigmaForceCmdr

Comment #21 by Yoh909
Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 12:01:33 AM

Looking for last checkpoint and or someone to do this with
GT: Yoh9

Comment #22 by Voosj
Friday, August 07, 2015 @ 02:31:38 PM

Need help with this one. Or at least one player to complete this with :)

GT> Voosj

Comment #23 by AsSelf
Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 01:00:08 PM

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

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

Comment #24 by Esposition
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 06:11:56 PM

I'm looking for that sweet checkpoint, send me a message if you got it
GT: Esposition

Comment #25 by Josh Spartan1
Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 11:13:51 PM

I'm very experienced eith doing laso but checkpoints would be helpful I need to do all laso's as every update wipes my progress so I have yet to get my achievements be very greatful for the help and will gladly help with any other achivements too thank you and my GT is Josh spartan1 just message me

Comment #26 by Josh Spartan1
Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 11:15:03 PM

I'm very experienced eith doing laso but checkpoints would be helpful I need to do all laso's as every update wipes my progress so I have yet to get my achievements be very greatful for the help and will gladly help with any other achivements too thank you and my GT is Josh spartan1 just message me

Comment #27 by Very Sneeky
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 @ 02:03:19 AM

Looking for one person to do Annual, deja vu, halo 3 laso, and halo 3 odst laso i have two other friends so it would be a team of 4 for all those listed achievements. mssg -very sneeky

Comment #28 by D4NCGame
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 11:30:41 PM

Anyone got any checkpoints near the end for the laso's help would be appreciated XD

Comment #29 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 02:16:33 PM

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

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

Comment #30 by sin 1
Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 06:03:29 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 #31 by NightFalcon1O1
Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 05:28:50 AM

Looking for H2 LASO check point or last level till completion on the playlist. I have the following LASO's H1, H4, ODST in my arsenal and I can help out with online achievoes if you have 4 controllers.
gt: NightFalcon1O1

Comment #32 by MotokoKuze
Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 11:06:46 PM

Lookin to do these all add me

GT: MotokoKuze

Comment #33 by Nutzy
Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:01:29 AM

Looking for checkpoint if anyone wants to help out.....msg me please gt pimpmeista87

Comment #34 by aBeardedWolfman
Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 03:25:11 AM

Looking for someone to help a moderately average player with all LASO's (preferably the legit way) and all legendary speedruns. GT: aBeardedWolfman

Comment #35 by lRiddleMeThisl
Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 06:52:08 AM

Checkpoint sharing still works
I still have H3 and H4 LASO checkpoints that I can trade.
I'm looking for H1 and H2 checkpoints...
Maybe someone who happens to be looking for H3 or H4(or both?) who also has H1 or a H2 checkpoints that they can share.

Comment #36 by Kingdmheartsfan
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 03:33:27 PM

Checkpoint sharing for this achievement would be greatly appreciated!
I will definitely help with other achievements if you can help me get these achievement! I do not have ANY LASO achievements yet.
Message me on Xbox Live, Gamertag:kingdmheartsfan

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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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