Three ODST achievement teams join forces to form The Helljumpers

The upcoming release of Halo 3: ODST for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One has the members of our ODST achievement teams excited to revisit the streets of New Mombasa. To improve the ability of team members to set up runs, we will be consolidating the Brigade Team, Highwaymen, and Team Punishment into one single team, The Helljumpers. The team will support all achievements previously supported by the three individual teams (200k Firefight scoring, Vidmaster Challenge: Deja Vu, and Vidmaster Challenge: Endure) on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and will be under the leadership of Reaper and aDrunkBaconGod. If you need to unlock these achievements, head over to the Helljumpers’ board and request help from the team in the appropriate thread.

The team is also looking for new team members willing to help with these achievements. If you would like to volunteer your time to help members of SIP get achievements, please message either of the team captains.

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Halo 3: ODST Firefight Achievement Guide

This week’s Achievement Guide Spotlight goes back about four years to look at the scoring achievements in the Firefight game mode of Halo 3: ODST. This is the first instance of a survival mode in the Halo series and it pits a team of up to four players against endless waves of Covenant forces. There are eight achievements worth 10 gamerscore each for scoring 200,000 points as a team on every map in the game. While each map plays a little differently, the basic strategy for surviving and taking out enemies remains the same.

As with other guides in the Achievement Guide Spotlight series, these guides are written by our members in the hope that they will assist other achievement hunters in their quest for 100% completion while at the same time minimizing the pain and suffering that is sometimes associated with the more difficult achievements in the games we play. This guide was composed by Reaper and the entire Brigade Team, which is our elite achievement team that offers in-game help with the scoring achievements. To request their help, just post in this thread and team members will be ready to help out.

This guide describes how Firefight works and general tips for surviving and neutralizing enemies as quickly as possible. Then the guide highlights map-specific tips that can dramatically increase your score. (Important note: This guide does not include the Vidmaster Challenge: Endure or Firefight: Alpha Site achievements. It will appear in a future iteration of the Achievement Guide Spotlight, so check back for it.) Hit the jump to get started!

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Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà Vu Achievement Guide

The Achievement Guide Spotlight is back, featuring one of the Spartan I Project’s achievement guides. These guides are written voluntarily by our members to help others with difficult achievements in the games we play. In each guide are strategies you should adopt to make the process of earning them as painless as possible.

This week we’re commemorating the fourth anniversary of Halo 3: ODST’s release date by featuring our guide to the Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà Vu achievement, which requires players to team up with three other players on Xbox LIVE and clear the Coastal Highway mission on Legendary difficulty with the Iron skull activated and without boarding a Warthog or Scorpion. This guide was composed by Declan Clarke (aka TopdeK), is also hosted on HBO and includes 12 video clips to supplement the guide for visual learners.

While the guide includes a comprehensive strategy for the achievement, it is far easier to enlist the help of the Highwaymen, our achievement team dedicated to helping community members unlock the Déjà Vu achievement. As of this posting, they’ve unlocked the achievement for 1,291 players and would be happy to help you out as well – just post here to request their help.

Hit the jump to see how the Highwaymen work their magic!

Page 1: Laying Down the Law
Page 2: Burnin’ Rubber
Page 3: Ghost and Ghouls
Page 4: Is this a Wraith I see before me?
Page 5: The light at the end of the Highway

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jim97 hits his 100th Déjà Vu run

Last week, jim97 reached his 100th Déjà Vu milestone in his usual destructive style. Apparently parked cars are not safe around this man… To learn more about his antics, check out these tributes from his fellow Highwaymen and congratulate him on reaching his milestone here.

Halo 3: ODST is quickly approaching its fourth anniversary of its release date, and the Highwaymen, our dedicated achievement team for the Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà Vu achievement, are showing no signs of stopping. If you still need help with the achievement, they are happy to help – become a member of SIP and click here to get started.

Through volleys of rocket fire…

Emerges BREQ! Please join me in congratulating the Highwayman’s Captain for completing his 400th Deja Vu run!

Rocket’s backfiring, flying Brute Chieftains, over-friendly ghosts and banshee’s he’s seen it all and done it all! Through thick and thin he’s led over 400 people down the highway to safety!

Here’s to the Captain of the Highway! 8)


Post written by jat666. The Highwaymen are our local experts at running the gauntlet of Coastal Highway to unlock the Déjà Vu achievement. To get their help, click the link above and prepare for a fun road trip.

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SIZZLING MILESTONE ALERT

McB: ” You smell that? “
Runner: ” What? “
McB: ” Bacon, son. Nothing else in the World smells like that. “
McB: ” I love the smell of bacon in the morning … “

Excerpt from the autobiography ‘Tartan Terror’ (S1P Books) ISBN 0 117117 117117
Format: Colouring Book (Crayons sold separately)

Some of you know him as Killagruntjaro, to others, he is the free-spirited Kevin
McBacon, who can often be seen cruising the Avenues & Boulevards of Hollyrood. For those of you seeking further insights into this charismatic son of a ……… Scotsman, we’ve managed to acquire a recording from the live feed inside his helmet.
[Unfortunately due to censorship laws we can only broadcast a brief snippet.]

EMERGENCY TRANSMISSION
 TO: KILLAGRUNTJARO AKA MCBACON
 FROM: UNSC MEDICAL

PRIORITY INSTRUCTIONS

REPORT IMMEDIATELY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

TRANSMISSION ENDS

Oh!! 😮 … er! … well, on that slightly curious note, I suppose we should draw these proceedings to a close.

Would you join me in congratulating, the soon to be certified, 100% bat crap crazy, Killagruntjaro.

100 Déjà Vu Runs. Excellent. Well Done Kev. 8)

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Reaper reaches 350 in style

Reaper has just reached the milestone of 350 completed 200k runs. That’s a lot of dead Covies and friendly ODSTs (it’s easier to just send ammo in all directions, apparently). Please join me in congratulating him on reaching the milestone and wishing him easy enemies on the next 50 and more!


Reaper is the captain of the Brigade, one of SIP’s achievement teams. The Brigade assists players with all of the scoring achievements in Halo 3: ODST Firefight. To enlist their help, simply request help in this thread.

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Halo 3: ODST now available in Games on Demand

MathGuy42 let us know that the first disk of Halo 3: ODST (Campaign and Firefight; no multiplayer) is now available as a Games on Demand version. It can be purchased from the Xbox Live Marketplace for $14.99. If you haven’t played the game or just need to finish off a few achievements, this is a great option for experiencing the story of the Rookie as he attempts to find his team after being separated in an orbital drop to Earth.

If you need help with the Firefight achievements, our achievement teams are ready to help! The Brigade assists with the scoring achievements in Firefight, while Team Punishment assists with the Vidmaster: Endure achievement.