Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Throne of Bones

Find and claim all the campaign skulls in Halo:CE, Halo 2, and Halo 3.   

In total, there are 41 skulls scattered across the aforementioned Campaigns that must be collected for this achievement. More specifically, there are 13 skulls in Halo: Combat Evolved, 15 skulls in Halo 2, and 13 terminals in Halo 3. These skull collectibles are extremely well-hidden and come in the appearance of an actual human skull. At times, you will find that some are only obtainable for reaching obscure locations via grenade jumps and other advanced tactics. Needless to say, it will take a tremendous amount of exploration to locate these skulls.

These skulls are a unique collectible in that they act as significant gameplay modifiers. When activated via the Campaign Lobby Menu, skulls will alter the way the Campaign is played by either removing your HUD, permanently cloaking all enemies, promoting enemies to their highest rank, or even disabling the recharge ability of your shields unless you melee an enemy. With that said, these skulls are an awesome set of collectibles to hunt down. Take note however that in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, skulls will not appear while playing in Classic Mode. Once all 41 skulls have been collected, this achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by rknb117
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 02:58:25 AM

Oh god, there was one skull in CEA that was a massive pain to get...

Comment #2 by guy298
Monday, November 03, 2014 @ 02:03:12 PM

Yeah, and then there's every skull in H2 aside from blind.

Comment #3 by Apache117X
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 09:56:48 PM

Anyone else getting a glitch when they try to pick up skulls and they are not unlocking? (and no achiev unlocks either)

Comment #4 by ne0182
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 07:23:14 AM

Halo CE: All 13 Skulls -
Halo 2: All 15 Skulls -
Halo 3: All 13 Skulls -

Comment #5 by rknb117
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 11:25:18 PM

Yeah Halo 2 is the hardest one to get skulls in, since most you have to be on legendary...

Comment #6 by eduardo99
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 11:22:50 PM

All collectibles across all four games are included in the description.
Video guide:

Comment #7 by FullMoonBeaver
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 @ 03:04:08 PM

@5. Thanks for that. Was wondering why I cant get them to appear for me.

Comment #8 by HaloCompletionist
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 04:20:46 AM


Comment #9 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 02:04:28 PM

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

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

Comment #10 by HalfH3ro
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 04:16:59 PM

Only just noticed it says 13 terminals (not skulls) in Halo 3 in the description. Anyway, thanks Maka!

Comment #11 by Destroyer 3569
Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 11:41:01 AM

Looking to do this. Hit me up, gamertag: Destroyer 3569. I'm from the U.K, please be from a similar time zone please and have a mic.

Comment #12 by sin 1
Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 05:03:48 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

Comment #13 by SupremeSlayer31
Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 08:13:45 PM

Looking for a partner for assistance in getting the Halo 2 skulls on legendary.

GT: SupremeSlayer31

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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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