New Halo 3 Achievements confirmed, other stuff as well

A few days ago we reported on a bunch of Halo 3 Achievement pictures coming out of PAX. Ultimately, the photos have been proven real. Bungie has announced that they are rolling out Title Update 2 this month, which will add new map-pack oriented Achievements to the game, a plethora of bug fixes, better banhammering, and playlist ratings.

Of course the juiciest announcement is the addition of the Achievements. All of the new rewards can be earned by playing the Legendary maps and Halo 3 campaign mode. We have a full listing after the break, but for fun here’s a few:

  • Vidmaster Challenge: Lightswitch (0 points) – Get to the rank of Lieutenant in any playlist in the new EXP progression system.
  • Double Double (25 points) – On a Legendary map, get two Double Kills during any ranked or social match.

The new playlist ratings will break apart Trueskill values from experience. The idea is that players will define how good they are in specific game modes and the playlist will adjust matches accordingly. Unfortunately, the new ratings can’t separate voice from hard data, so you will still end up playing with that particularly rude and chatty 12-year-old.

Halo 3 “Legendary” Achievements

  • Vidmaster Challenge: Lightswitch (0 points) – Get to the rank of Lieutenant in any playlist in the new EXP progression system.
  • Vidmaster Challenge: 7 on 7 (0 points) – Enter into any ranked or social playlist with 7 EXP on the 7th of the month.
  • Vidmaster Challenge: Annual (0 points) – After 9/25/08, complete Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts.
  • Double Double (25 points) – On a Legendary map, get two Double Kills during any ranked or social match.
  • Poor Yorick (25 points) – On a Legendary map, get 3 Oddball melee kills during any ranked or social match.
  • Came…From…Behind (50 points) – On a Legendary map, get 3 assassinations during any ranked or social match.
  • Defend This (50 points) – On a Legendary map, get a flag melee kill during any ranked or social match.
  • Flag Dropped (25 points) – On a Legendary map, get 2 flag carrier kills during any ranked or social match.
  • Road Rage (25 points) – On a Legendary map, get 5 Warthog chaingun kills during any ranked or social match.
  • Look Both Ways (50 points) – On a Legendary map, get a Splatter Spree during any ranked or social match.
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