Posted: May 11, 2011 in Campaign

Skull On


Type: Completion
Setting: Campaign
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 minutes (Midnight Run) / 15-20 minutes (Co-op)
Value: ★★★★★
Reward: 2500

Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic with Thunderstorm, Famine, and Tilt on.

OK, three Skulls on this time, so lets take a look. Thunderstorm upgrades all enemies to the next rank. Famine gives you only half-ammo from weapon pickups. And Tilt doubles both an enemy’s weaknesses and resistances.

Guess what? Where we’re going, they’re not gonna make much of a difference.

Decide ahead of time if you intend to do this solo or co-op. If flying solo, your best bet will be to take the Midnight Run on Nightfall. If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know what to do; if not, just click on the standing link at the top of the page for a complete description, or check out the video walkthrough below.

On co-op, the Challenge takes longer but becomes easier, since the New Alexandria mission features long stretches of aerial combat unaffected by the Skull upgrades at all.

When you do need to take an Objective on foot (three times total), leave one of your teammates behind with the Falcons. Most of the time you can simply Sprint past enemies to reach the Objective switches; but in any event the real hardcore combat only occurs once you’ve hit the switch and reinforcements storm your location.

Hey, look at that! If you get killed, you’ll simply respawn back up with the teammate who’s making sure no one steals the Falcon’s hubcaps. Hop back in the choppers, job done.

One special note, however: Make sure to watch the level’s final cutscene all the way through. No, it won’t affect whether the Challenge registers; but after putting up with her bad driving all game, you’ll now get paid 2500 cR to watch Kat take it through the head. No skipping!

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