Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Smooth Operator

Halo 4: Complete all Spartan Ops chapters solo on Legendary difficulty.    

As of the April 2015 Title Update, the "Save/Quit" method no longer works when attempting to obtain this achievement. Unfortunately, this means that players will need to legitimately finish all 10 Episode (5 Chapters per Episode) on their own in order to earn the achievement.

With this in mind, players should refer to the following general combat tips when playing each Chapter in Spartan Ops.

  • Utilize the Noob-Combo (Plasma Pistol/Battle Rifle or DMR) often when facing Covenant Elites and Promethean Knights; an overcharged Plasma Pistol shot will drain their shields, and a quick precision shot to the head will down the enemies
  • For loadout purposes, equipping Promethean Vision or Hardlight Shield may prove to be the wisest choice in terms of armor abilities
  • 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 Promethean Knights, be quick to kill their Watchers first since these AI act as a Knight’s defense unit
  • Try avoiding close-quarters combat with Knights; their arm blades will tear you to pieces in one swipe at times
  • 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
It is worth mentioning here that players will have an UNLIMITED AMOUNT of lives during Spartan Ops. As such, do not be hesitant in rushing the enemies when necessary, especially if you desire to quickly activate/reach an objective rather than killing every enemy on the field. Also, the Chapters do not need to be completed in any specific order, so feel free to jump around if you fancy.

Once all 50 Chapters have been completed Solo, on Legendary difficulty level, this achievement will finally unlock.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 1 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by death metal jay
Friday, January 09, 2015 @ 12:50:01 PM

Glitch/bug? Start up each level on legendary and quit. It counts as completing the level.

Comment #2 by Darth Speedy
Friday, January 09, 2015 @ 05:25:31 PM

Lol I'll do this just for the legendary solo, then an actual play through xD

Comment #3 by Lord Montymort
Friday, January 09, 2015 @ 06:58:10 PM

@1 Nice. With how badly glitched some of this games achievements have been I feel no guilt in taking advantage of this.

Comment #4 by rknb117
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 04:41:47 AM

@3 Yep, another broken thing to add to the MCC broken things list. Not like I care this time though, makes it easy as hell!

Comment #5 by TheDistortedOne
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 09:47:46 AM
Video guide if anyone needs it.

Comment #6 by LIFTY643
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 12:25:05 AM

Who needs a video guide to start a level and quit.

Comment #7 by Silent Sam
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 02:49:26 PM

This can be done offline. The achievements popped when I signed in.

Comment #8 by Benjaminh428
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 02:27:59 PM

Video Guide Here :

Comment #9 by FullMoonBeaver
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 01:51:41 AM

Two video guides!? People are desperate to get views on their channel.

Comment #10 by death metal jay
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 01:45:28 PM

Wow 2 video guides and no one gave a shout out to the guy who found this glitch? Cheers guys lol....

Comment #11 by MFSDave
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 03:51:27 PM

Lol I cant belive this glitch worked, it also stacks with some other achievements, i.e. about half way through glitching this achieve... I also unlocked "up all night" the achiev for completing 250 missions or mp.

Comment #12 by ishmalite
Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 03:10:32 PM

@1 i fucking hate spartan ops. Thank you so much

Comment #13 by HaloCompletionist
Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 05:51:26 AM


Comment #14 by XAMRipVan
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 12:47:21 AM

thats funny, i wondered why it showed i had beat the first level on legendary when i hadnt. this glitch still works btw.

Comment #15 by willberry88
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 12:28:14 PM

Is this still working with the latest patch?

Comment #16 by willberry88
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 12:37:42 PM

Is this still working since the newest patch?

Comment #17 by Famas Liberty
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 03:53:40 AM

I'm doing it right now, it works. Hell yeah. Hurry tho

Comment #18 by blodthrstychikn
Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 04:20:30 AM

I did this, and I completed all 10 chapters (like I got the achievements for all 10) but under completing all Spartan Ops missions and the ones for each difficulty it says its locked at 96%

Comment #19 by Jollaby
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 08:24:20 AM

The easy method was patched as of 4/21/2015. I did one mission then the update dropped and it didn't work for any more missions.

Comment #20 by XxCALIBERstrike
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 11:12:24 PM

I really don't like the people who took advantage of the glitch its so god damm lazy

Comment #21 by sin 1
Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 09:09:28 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 #22 by Chef Not Chief
Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 02:19:23 PM

In a game that built itself on playing with friends, why have an achievement for playing solo? Kind of defeats the purpose of enjoying the game. At least it's easy. A little time consuming though

Comment #23 by MaliceGhost
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 09:51:31 PM


Don’t try to hide it. You and everyone else know you would do it too

You need to register before being able to post comments.

Game Info
343 Industries


US November 11, 2014

HDD Space Required : 45.63 GB
Price: $59.99USD
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 368 user ratings.