Xbox ONE – Halo: Spartan Assault

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series XBOX ONE - ALL GAMES

Flooded – 60gs – Complete all co-op missions
Overachiever – 100gs – Earn all co-op medals at least once
Dynamic Duo – 60gs – Earn all Gold stars in all co-op missions
Extermination – 60gs – Kill 10,000 enemies in co-op
The Company of Strangers – 20gs – Complete a co-op mission with at least 5 different players
Overrun – 20gs – Complete Operation A
Switched On – 20gs – Complete Operation B
Switched Off – 20gs – Complete Operation C
Evacuated – 20gs – Complete Operation D
Terminated – 20gs – Complete Operation E
Escort Service – 10gs – Keep all Wolverines intact in Operation A, Mission 3
Nowhere to Hide – 20gs – Prevent all Jackals from regenerating their shield in Operation B, Mission 3
Never Knew What Hit Them – 20gs – Kill a convoy target with every stationary gun in Operation C, Mission 3
Brute Force – 20gs – Finish the objectives using only the Brute Shot, melee and grenades in Operation D, Mission 1
Foot Soldier – 20gs – Finish the objective without using any vehicles/turrets in Operation E, Mission 4
Recruit – 10gs – Earn a star of any type in an operation mission
Prodigy – 10gs – Earn your first Gold star in an operation mission
117 – 40gs – Earn all Gold stars in all operation missions
Distinguished Service – 30gs – Earn all medals in the game at least once
Weapon of Choice – 10gs – Score a kill with every handheld weapon (excluding Rocket Launcher and Spartan Laser)
Powered by MJOLNIR – 20gs – Use every ability at least once (excluding Overshield and Seeker Drone)
Skull Combo – 20gs – Complete any mission with the maximum number of Skulls active
Vidmaster Challenge – 30gs – Complete Operation 5, Mission 1 with the Hollow and Black Eye Skulls active
Extra Credit – 20gs – Complete 75 challenges
Pension Plan – 20gs – Earn 25000 Spartan Points throughout your career
Archeology – 20gs – Complete Operation F
Silvertip – 20gs – Destroy all Mega Turrets with the Grizzly tank in Operation F, Mission 2
Vidmaster Challenge 2.0 – 30gs – Complete Operation F, Mission 4 with the Blind and Thunderstorm Skulls active
The Enemy of my Friend – 100gs – Get a higher individual score than your partner on all co-op missions
Immune – 100gs – Finish a co-op mission without becoming infected

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Patches / Challenges / Operations Guide

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Call of Duty: Ghosts

UPDATE: 11/11/13
The latest patch has made a few major changes to the challenge system.
1) Your progress for ALL challenges is saved. You no longer lose progress when picking new operations.
2) If you complete 1 part of a multipart operation, upon completion you will immediately be given the next in the series.
3) If a challenge is NOT active you can NOT see what the requirement are. This one sucks. No more looking for a cool patch and then see what you need to complete it. Only if a operation is live can you see the requirements.

Some people are reporting that they can NOT even get into operations after the patch so be careful. Mine isn’t having any problems but a friend of mine it starts a match instead of going into the operations menu.

So the patches / challenges / operations for Call of Duty Ghosts are more than a little messed up. With ZERO help from the “manual” figuring out what is what and how to do a challenge was a major pain.

First off you can NOT just work towards any patch you want. The only challenges / patches that are active are the ones listed under Operations. There are 5 categories and 10 random challenges per category. These are the only things that are actually being counted.

So how do you work towards something else? You need to pay 1 Squad Point to get a new set of 50 challenges and this RESETS all the progress of non-completed ones that you are currently working on. So you are 215/250 from Red Dot II, all lost. EXCEPT that the 5 challenges on the front page, the ones with the Gold bar on the right side, these stay with you and they keep your progress. You can set which ones you want to keep by going into the individual categories and hitting X to make one active. Make sure to change all of them to things you haven’t finished before resetting or you’ve just hosed yourself with a useless challenge.

There is no way to guarantee any specific challenge will appear and if something is a single track challenge, like Hardcore Team MVP you can get it multiple times. Obviously if you already own the Patch or any other character customization you’ve already acquired you can get the XP and Squad Points again. It appears that anything in stages you will always get the next stage. I.E. you complete Red Dot I, when you get a Red Dot operation again it will be Red Dot II and so on.

This includes outfits like the Ghille Suite. You will need to get Variable Zoom I and complete it, then refresh challenges until you get Variable Zoom II and complete that. Same for any heads or outfits. These are linked to Patches and so you need the Patch to be active.

The one question mark is Clan Wars. It’s only live until the 25th but I think all of those items are going to checked separately.

Sights and weapon camo are separate and those are tracked directly on your loadout screen and are active the second you buy them and start using them.

Hope this info clears up the new challenges system in Call of Duty Ghosts.

Here is a video of me getting the 8-Bit Ghost Classified Patch. Tells you all the steps required:

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Extinction Guide

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Call of Duty: Ghosts

This covers all the information we have found for the new Extinction mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts. To unlock Extinction you need to complete ONE campaign mission. Then it will be available on the main menu.

Extinction is the new Zombies. It’s quite a bit more forgiving damage wise and you have a health and armor bar that is visible. You’re goal is to clear a area of alien hives using a drill. Once you place it you need to protect the drill from alien damage. Each Hive has a random challenge (like only melee) that gives you skill points you can use the upgrade your character in 5 different areas. These upgrades are for this play session and reset each time. There is experience and this unlocks new abilities and different weapons.

There are no doors to buy but there are still weapons to purchase throughout the area. There are also free ammo and attachment caches to find, traps, both electric and fire to utilize, along with turrets and the like.

When you have cleared all the hives of the area you need to protect a helicopter that comes in and destroys the link to the next area. The game plays out area after area and once you get to the end you need to fight your way back to the beginning to exfil and complete the game.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Strike Guide

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Call of Duty: Ghosts

Here is the full list of Strikes available in Call of Duty Ghosts and the point requirements required for them all. We’ll be adding some vids showing all of these off real soon. Note this list is completely sortable and searchable so enjoy.

StrikeSat Com3Satellite communications relay enemy movements. Multiple SAT COMs enhace effects
StrikeI.M.S.5The Intelligent Munitions System detected and eliminates enemy combatants
StrikeGuard Dog5Man's best friend watching your back
StrikeSentry Gun7Place an automated Sentry Gun
StrikeTrinty Rocket7Remote-controlled missile system that fires smart drone projectiles
StrikeBattle Hind9Call in an assault helicopter
StrikeVulture9A companion drone that protects your six
StrikeGryphon10Remote-controlled quadrotor that marks targets for detonation
StrikeManiac10Knife expert with advanced armor that gives up guns for high speed
StrikeJuggernaut11Receive advanced assault armor with a Minigun via Care Package
StrikeHelo Pilot12Pilot the AAS-72X into battle
StrikeLoki15Assault the battlefield from the Loki Satellite
SupportSat Com4Satellite communications relay enemy movements. Multiple SAT COMs enhace effects
SupportAmmo Crate6Deploy an Ammo Crate that supplies weapons and ammo to your team
SupportBallistic Vests8Deploy a bag of Ballistic Vests for your team
SupportMAAWS9Free-fire shoulder mounted rocket launcher. Lase and hold on the target to guide missiles
SupportNight Owl10A companion drone that detects enemies based on proximity and protects you from explosives
SupportSupport Squadmate11Get behind the guy with a Riot Shield
SupportGround Jammer12Disable enemy ground communications and electronics
SupportAir Superiority12Call in fighter jets to destroy enemy aircraft
SupportHelo Scout13Provide sniper support from a controllable helictoper
SupportOracle14Uses GPS technology to detect and display enemies
SupportJuggernaut Recon14Receive advanced defensive armor with personal radar tech via Care Package
SupportOdin16Supply support from the Odin Satellite
Specialistlvl 18Selected Perk

XBOX ONE – 100% Challenge – Day Negative 24

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Xbox One Blog

DAY: -24


So I totally forgot about the achievement / challenges portion of the new Xbox One. Where publishers and designers can add achievements pretty much on the fly, even altering existing achievements. Add to that the new challenge style achievements, which although don’t appear to count for any points, are going to be part of any true 100%.

So where does that leave me and this challenge? I still plan to stick to exclusives first (with Xbox One only titles being top priority) and get those covered. But I am adding any game that utilizes the new system will be my overflow area. Meaning when I have time I’ll be working towards keeping track and scoring any challenges. It will be interesting to see how many games make use of this loosey goosey achievement system.

Oh any playing a LOT of Ghosts on Xbox One. A LOT.


Trying to determine games, achievement lists to be ready. Seen NOTHING really concrete so far.