Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Planting A Flag

Earn a total of 250 CTF Mode Specific medals in matchmade games.  

In total, there are twelve Capture the Flag Mode Specific medals that can be earned in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. You can take a look below to see what medals count towards this achievement.

  • Flag Taken – Take an opponent’s flag from their base (H:CE, H2, H2A)
  • Flag Returned – Return your flag to your base (H:CE, H2, H2A)
  • Flag Captured – Capture the opposing team’s flag (ALL GAMES)
  • Flag Runner – Capture 2 flags in one game (H:CE, H2, H2A, H4)
  • Flag Champion – Capture 3 flags in one game (H:CE, H2, H2A, H4)
  • Flag Assist – Help a teammate capture a flag (H2A, H4)
  • Flag Carrier Kill – Kill the opposing flag carrier (ALL GAMES)
  • Flag Defense – Kill an opponent who is close to your flag (H2A, H4)
  • Flag Kill – Get a kill while holding a flag (ALL GAMES)
  • Flagassination – Perform an assassination while holding the flag (H4)
  • Flag Joust – Kill a flag carrier while holding the flag (H2A, H4)
  • Flag Driver – Drive a flag carrier close to your capture point (H2A, H4)

With all of this in mind, disregard anything about the medals above and focus on the method that is about to be explained below.

To begin, you will want to grab five other players so that you have a party size of six. Make sure everyone has microphones and can communicate effectively. Now designate one of the members in your party as the “Countdown Person.” This group of six will now need to split off into two parties of three. While each party is sitting at the Multiplayer Main Menu, the session leader will need to highlight Halo: Combat Evolved. At this point, the “Countdown Person” will need to announce, “3, 2, 1, Now.” When the “Countdown Person” says “Now,” the session leaders will need to activate the Halo: Combat Evolved playlist to begin searching for a game.

While searching, both parties will need to communicate via party chat and make sure that the lobby’s status is the same for both groups of three, (e.g. “Players Found,” “Joining Game,” and “Creating Teams”). If you are getting the same status updates in the lobby, you will most likely be matched up with each other. If you don’t get paired up, simply quit out of the game that you join and restart the process.

Once both parties are in a game together, you will want to hope that Capture the Flag is one of the options is the match selection screen. If a CTF match is chosen, wait until the game begins and then have one player from each team pair up with another. With these smaller groups created, head on over to one of the flags on the map. The player who is the same color as the flag will be deemed as the “Flag Retriever.” On the other hand, the person who is the opposite color as the flag willed be deemed as the “Flag Grabber.”

Now have the “Flag Retriever” stand exactly on the flag’s spawn plate. The “Flag Grabber” just has to grab the enemy’s flag and stand right in front of the “Flag Retriever” who should still be standing on the flag’s spawn plate. The “Flag Grabber” now has to look at the “Flag Retriever” and tap the right trigger. This will cause the “Flag Grabber” to toss the flag back at the “Flag Retreiver” who will earn the Flag Returned medal. At the same time, the “Flag Gabber” will automatically pick the flag back up and earn the Flag Taken medal. All you have to do now is have the “Flag Grabber” spam the right trigger and both players will earn medals within seconds. In fact, this entire achievement can be knocked out of the way within 2-3 minutes if done properly.

If you need a visual aid in understand this complicated boosting method, go ahead and utilize the video below. Also, it’s worth noting that this boosting method could be manipulated to suit the other matchmade-only multiplayer achievements, but setting it up could be very problematic since other playlists require more players than the Halo: Combat Evolved playlist and are more populated than the Halo: Combat Evolved playlist. Either way, once you achieve 250 Capture the Flag Mode Specific medals, this achievement will unlock.

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Comment #1 by oxSIZEMORExo
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 04:41:37 AM

At 79% but no one ever votes for capture the flag even know u get tons of kills anyone wanna boost this an the splatter achievements gt: oxSIZEMORExo

Comment #2 by SPARTAN 4924
Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 03:03:35 PM

Interested in boosting this and the other multiplayer achievements, you must have at least three controllers. Message me if interested.

GT: Heisenburke9289

Comment #3 by Distractor08
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 @ 02:48:27 AM

Best place is Halo 4 and hope u get to choose it because each game nets up to 20-30+ medals, which is A LOT compared to the previous Halo games since H4 adds defense/offense/assist medals.

Comment #4 by Viscousbauer 24
Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 05:58:31 PM

I have two controls if anyone wants to boost this I'm available now if anyone wants to join gt viscousbauer 24

Comment #5 by TheThunder98
Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 07:23:47 AM

I have two controllers. GT is TheThunder98

Comment #6 by oudiee
Sunday, June 07, 2015 @ 04:15:41 PM

I'm looking to do this Achievements plss invite me or boost I have and extra contoller GT:oudiee

Comment #7 by kescotti
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 06:11:27 PM

Looking to do this and some other ridiculous ones. Have extra controller around most days. GMT

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Comment #8 by Konstantinos
Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 12:39:04 PM

Hi, I am looking for people tthat want to boost this achievement, as well as

Catch this
Party pooper

Unfortunantly my achievements' progresion got reset and now I need help to get these 4 achievements. Message me.

GT: Konstantinos8

Comment #9 by Randepic
Sunday, January 03, 2016 @ 07:42:34 PM

I'm looking to boost this achievement as well as Domination, Double Trouble, Spree Master, Catch This, Party Pooper, The True King, Roadkill Rampage, and Rock and Coil Hit Back. I have four controllers and so will need others with multiple controllers or just more people. Message on Xbox Live if interested. GT: epicallyAwEsOmE. Would like to get these ASAP!

Comment #10 by NightFalcon1O1
Sunday, May 01, 2016 @ 11:15:29 PM

looking for another player with 4 controllers to get this. gt : NightFalcon1O1

Comment #11 by Kiaeneto
Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 03:24:24 AM

CO-OP Achievments:

Mind the Gap

Multiplayer Achievements:

Party Pooper
Planting A Flag
The True King
Roadkill Rampage
Rock and Coil Hit Back

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Comment #12 by kevinjr
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 01:09:18 AM

Looking to boost this and other matchmade achievements willing to help also
GT: Gladiator291

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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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