Pilot a Banshee on the level “Assault on the Control Room.”
Toward the end of the level, you'll come to a snow-covered bridge crossing another canyon. Two banshees will be parked in the distance. There are any number of options you could use. A normal run n' gun might work if you can kill the Elite fast enough. If you've got a sniper rifle, you can casually snipe the Elites before they enter the banshee. With careful aim, a rocket launcher or grenade will flip the banshee or knock it off the edge, allow you to pick it up when you get to the ground floor.
On Co-op, there's an easier trick. Don't use the camo found in the corridor before the final room preceding the bridge. Instead, go into the room and kill the hunters and grunts. Have the player that needs the cheevo go back to the camo and have the other player wait next to the teleport point in the hallway before the bridge. Right as the player picks up the camo, teleport him and have the invisible player run out and head straight for the banshee.
HA! I know which part of this it's talking about. It's during the checkpoint before you leave the room to walk on some ice bridge. The covenant then realize you're there and the two elites run off to fly away in their banshees.
My friend and I would reload the checkpoint each time when we didn't swipe their banshees. Great achievement.
I remember coming through a tunnel and up a hill to a wide open area, and at the end of the area, there was 1 banshee that an elite would run to and hop in once you moved past this certain rock. So my friend and I, realizing that the vehicles in H:CE couldn't be destroyed, jumped off of that rock and fired a rocket at the banshee from afar, before the AI was scripted to run to get in it. The AI wasn't scripted to flip the banshee, so if you managed to completely flip the banshee, he would just run around. Make your way across the area, kill the elite, flip the banshee, and backtrack through the level loike a boss haha.
I LOVE THIS ACHIEVEMENT (too)! This was the only Halo game you could "hover" in the Banshee WITHOUT losing altitude. It's the one change I hated that they did to the controls for it in the other Halo games!
I guess I'll have to get this achievement in single-player... or my co-op partner is going to be walking - depending on when or how I plan on killing 3 Banshees in the campaign! :-p
Don't forget if you go for the banshee on the snow ledge to fly below and grab the terminal for that level.mhead shots are your best friend. Ignore grunts and jackets and bring the pain on the elites. . . Cake
@15 I tried today (11-19-2011 after another game update) c BOOM Skull and I was able to get the Banshee off the ledge with shot from the rocket launcher. I parked my tank on the rock where the Shade turret was located, got on the top my tank, zoomed in with my sniper rifle, and I fired my rocket at the front-right (left my perspective) part of the Banshee. The thing flew right off and to the ground.
Lol the Inside Xbox Insider Moves vid on 360 gives the earlier harder "Zoom w/ Sniper, switch and shoot rocket" technique. Just wait for the bridge and dip for it, I had better luck that way than fighting for it or trying to flip it.
HAHA i was so lucky to get this achievement because i dont remember exactly what part but i was outside in the snow and a banshee just went suicide into my friend and i quickly hijacked it and got the achievement and my friend was like WTF!?
Seriously people use the super hard method? Every time before Anniversary i would wait until the chapter 'If i had a super weapon' came and then i would have a sniper or something and would kill the 2 elites guarding the banshee.
There's a Banshee high on a platform before the big tunnel.Get tank & go to the left through the pass.Stop under that platform & clear the area including the Wraith on top of the ridge above the big tunnel entrance at the far end.Go to the top of the small hill next to the frozen pond.The Banshee will still be on the platform.Get out of tank & climb on top of turret.Use sniper rifle to target Banshee,then switch to rocket launcher & fire.If done correctly,the Banshee gets blown off.( If you drive past the hill you'll trigger the Banshee to fly off.)Now you can fly high,after leaving the big tunnel,& go all way to the very end without spawning any enemies.It's like a ghost town.Eerie & cool.
Another cool glitch.Before exiting to the final snow bridge with the Banshee (& just before passing 2 Hunters inside )hit the invisibility cone.Quickly run past the Hunters & as you go through the last hallway,run past the 2 Jackals &( most importantly) jump over the 6 Grunts without touching them.Go out the door, turn around & go back in.Done correctly the Grunts will now be frozen stiff.You can melee them,shoot them & best of all, stick them with plasma grenades.The grenades won't explode,just burn like candles,but if you walk toward the Jackals the grenades go off.Similarly,if melee'd the Grunts scream & fall dead past that trigger point.Neat,stupid funny.
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