When you are publishing one of the XBox’s largest exclusive franchises, it is inevitable that eventually some things will leak out to the public. To get ahead of this, Bungie has “leaked” to the information about the achievements to their upcoming blockbuster Halo: Reach. Taking control of the five man Spartan squad known as Noble Team, players experience a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved in which the military installation planet known as Reach is devastated by Covenant forces.
Halo: Reach will feature a total of 49 achievements. The way they break down will be 23 Campaign, 7 Firefight, 4 Multiplayer, 6 Training and 9 Player Experience. Bungie has noted that some of the Training goals can be met in both Campaign or Firefight modes.
So far, Bungie has revealed the names of 7 of these achievements along with the requirements for 7 of them. Below is what we know so far:
A Monument to All Your Sins – Complete each Campaign Mission on Legendary – alone.
Banshees, Fast and Low – Hijack a Banshee during the Reach Campaign.
Yes, Sensei – Earn a First Strike Medal in a Matchmaking game.
A New Challenger – Complete all of the Daily Challenges in a given day.
Make It Rain – Purchase an item from the Armory that requires the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Much like Halo 3: ODST, where a certain objective could only be accomplished over the course of one specific mission, Bungie has stated they wanted to make sure that each of the game’s campaign missions had its own “special” achievement. The first two of these achievements are listed below:
If They Came to Hear Me Beg – Perform an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would’ve been fatal.
Skunked – (Requirements yet to be revealed)
Halo: Reach is setting out to redefine the Halo model. With the inclusion of a team dynamic, classes in multiplayer and space battles, it looks like it may be on the right track. Stick close to the Flickcast as we approach the game’s September 14th release date for the XBox 360.