I need advice on how to get the overkill achivement!

#1 Posted by L4wz (377 posts) -

On Halo 3 I play as an Elite and I am dying to get the commando helmet, and an order to do the I have to get the overkill achivement on a ranked free for all playlist, but exactly how do I get an overkill on Lone Wolves?
#2 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Be good? Nah, in all seriousness if you're having trouble with the achievement wait until there's a high player count all vs. all ranked double exp weekend - You'll be able to earn your achievement easily in that. 
 
I just realised I've had this achievement for ages now:

   

Overkill
Killed 4 enemies within 4 seconds of one another in a ranked free for all playlist.


Acquired 15/10/2007
#3 Posted by Vasta_Narada (462 posts) -

It's generally about being in the right place at the right time. I got mine when my three opponents were fighting in a low open section of Pit Stop. I happened to be on an area above, had an energy sword, and got really, really lucky.

#4 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

kill four people in quick succession.

#5 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

It's actually extremely hard, energy sword/shogtun + BR and a few well placed frags should do it though. Probably easiest on Epilogue where you have the extremely tight corners, drops down and at the same time extremely long lines of sight + grenade friendliness

#6 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

If you get into a swords game it is pretty easy. Just go the center of the map and use the melee attack instead of lunging. You'll beat most low levels SO easily.

#7 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

Spawn kill during a game of Grifball, which happens to be this weekend's featured playlist. 
 
It's a tough achievement, but not completely ridiculous.

#8 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
@Sir_Ragnarok: That wouldn't get you the Overkill achievement. The medal sure, not the achievement. 
#9 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" @Sir_Ragnarok: That wouldn't get you the Overkill achievement. The medal sure, not the achievement.  "
Yup. It has to be in Lonewolves or another ranked free for all playlist.
#10 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Once you get good, it really should just be a matter of time. I know that's not too helpful, so I'll try to offer some tips. Grenades are a great way of killing a couple people at once. Usually when you got two people close together trying to shoot each other, you can just toss a grenade their way and take the pleasure of taking two of them. Or hey, if there's a crowd, maybe three or four. Doing that while being equipped with a one-hit-kill weapon like the rocket launcher, a sword, the hammer, or a sniper rifle can allow you to quickly add to the number. Sticking a dude with a plasma grenade can cause him to kill someone else when he explodes. Don't forget the effectiveness of assassinations, which can be done quickly and without using any ammo. Oh, also, I don't know if they do this in a ranked FFA playlist since I haven't played Halo 3 online in a long time, but if you get an opportunity to play SWAT, go for it. If you got good aim, that may be your best shot at getting the achievement.

#11 Posted by Atomic_Tangerine (359 posts) -

All I can say is how I got it. 
 
I got the achievment on the Halloween playlists back in 2007.  If you are a zombie in one of those playlists and run into a few dudes, you can cut them up easy.  I only mention this cause it's October again.
#12 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

I think the best advice is probably don't even try.  Just play Lonewolves and you should get it eventually.  If you're actually trying to get an overkill it's almost impossible.  I get one every once in a while by just playing the game.  
 
Also King of the Hill is a good gametype for multiple kills.  Don't veto if a KOTH gametype comes up.

#13 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" I think the best advice is probably don't even try.  Just play Lonewolves and you should get it eventually.  If you're actually trying to get an overkill it's almost impossible.  I get one every once in a while by just playing the game.    Also King of the Hill is a good gametype for multiple kills.  Don't veto if a KOTH gametype comes up. "
No. You could just end up getting to an extremely high level and then you are basically doomed forever. I'm a 45 in Lw, and there there is NO chance whatsoever of an overkill.
#14 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" @ArchScabby said:
" I think the best advice is probably don't even try.  Just play Lonewolves and you should get it eventually.  If you're actually trying to get an overkill it's almost impossible.  I get one every once in a while by just playing the game.    Also King of the Hill is a good gametype for multiple kills.  Don't veto if a KOTH gametype comes up. "
No. You could just end up getting to an extremely high level and then you are basically doomed forever. I'm a 45 in Lw, and there there is NO chance whatsoever of an overkill. "
Well you're trying to kill all the people you see in lone wolves anyway, so how do you not focus on getting an overkill all the time just by playing?
#15 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" @crunchUK said:
" @ArchScabby said:
" I think the best advice is probably don't even try.  Just play Lonewolves and you should get it eventually.  If you're actually trying to get an overkill it's almost impossible.  I get one every once in a while by just playing the game.    Also King of the Hill is a good gametype for multiple kills.  Don't veto if a KOTH gametype comes up. "
No. You could just end up getting to an extremely high level and then you are basically doomed forever. I'm a 45 in Lw, and there there is NO chance whatsoever of an overkill. "
Well you're trying to kill all the people you see in lone wolves anyway, so how do you not focus on getting an overkill all the time just by playing? "
camping with shotgun/sniper will not get you overkill. Simple as that
#16 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@crunchUK said:

camping with shotgun/sniper will not get you overkill. Simple as that "

I don't know, that sounds like a pretty good way to get on overkill depending on the map.  Doing it on Guardian in the sniper tower I could see it getting you an overkill.
#17 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Don't do Lone Wolves.  Play a team playlist that uses a lot of strange gametypes.  I personally got mine on Action Sack while playing a game of Mayan Grifball.  I just swung a gravity hammer into a group of the other team and came up with the achievement.

It's mostly luck, but you can certainly put yourself in a better position to get it.

#18 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@ImperiousRix said:
"

Don't do Lone Wolves.  Play a team playlist that uses a lot of strange gametypes.  I personally got mine on Action Sack while playing a game of Mayan Grifball.  I just swung a gravity hammer into a group of the other team and came up with the achievement.

It's mostly luck, but you can certainly put yourself in a better position to get it.

"
It has to be Lone Wolves.
#19 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" @ImperiousRix said:
"

Don't do Lone Wolves.  Play a team playlist that uses a lot of strange gametypes.  I personally got mine on Action Sack while playing a game of Mayan Grifball.  I just swung a gravity hammer into a group of the other team and came up with the achievement.

It's mostly luck, but you can certainly put yourself in a better position to get it.

"
It has to be Lone Wolves. "
Oh my, bad, I just read it more closesly (fucking stupid as I am) and realized it has to be ranked and free for all. 
I have no idea how the hell I got it, in that case.  Maybe a game of Crazy King?  O.o
#20 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@ImperiousRix said:
" @ArchScabby said:
" @ImperiousRix said:
"

Don't do Lone Wolves.  Play a team playlist that uses a lot of strange gametypes.  I personally got mine on Action Sack while playing a game of Mayan Grifball.  I just swung a gravity hammer into a group of the other team and came up with the achievement.

It's mostly luck, but you can certainly put yourself in a better position to get it.

"
It has to be Lone Wolves. "
Overkill
Killed 4 enemies within 4 seconds of one another in a ranked free for all playlist.  I don't see it saying Lone Wolves on this. "
It has to be in a ranked free for all playlist. Which means... no teams.
#21 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you definitely have to get the overkill achievement in Lone Wolves. I got it on guardian with a shotgun, you really just have to play a lot of Lone Wolves and eventually you'll just get lucky as long as you aren't horrible at Halo. That's my advice to you.  
 
If you're really desperate, get a few friends together and go into your settings on your Xbox and change your language to something obscure. Then when you're in Match Making change you're preferences by pressing X in the lobby to same Language. Then you'll get matched up with you're friends and you can set it up so they let you kill them for the achievement. 
 
Good Luck.

#22 Posted by L4wz (377 posts) -
@Gorillawhat:
Thanx!
#23 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@Gorillawhat said:
" I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you definitely have to get the overkill achievement in Lone Wolves.  "
Could also be mythic brawl, but that playlist is so infested with tryhards and broken spawns/gametypes the pain of playing it really isnt worth the achievement
#24 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

I really don't like multiplayer  achievements in game like this . It encoruges people to play differntly to how they noramlly would . Like on Gears of war 1

#25 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
" I really don't like multiplayer  achievements in game like this . It encoruges people to play differntly to how they noramlly would . Like on Gears of war 1 "
hahaha The good old days of the first Gears. So many good memories... so many bad ones.
#26 Posted by thejamster (263 posts) -

i did it by playing king of the hill on the pit and waiting till the hill was in sight of one of the mounted turrets and just fired at the people madly fighting for control

#27 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

Set language to Italian.
Search for games only with Italian speaking players.
Ask them if they want to "speak Italian".
Get points.

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