ODST Vidmasters Broken Down


There has been a lot of buzz recently over the new Vidmaster achievements for ODST which have been supposedly leaked onto the net. My last post included what are believed to be the new Vidmaster Achievements, that once completed (along with the others from Halo 3) the Recon armor permutation will be unlocked. Let’s take a look at these achievements and speculate upon the difficulty level of them.

Vidmaster Challenge: Brainpan – 0 GamerScore
Find all the hidden skulls on the Mythic maps.

Brainpan will be the easiest out of the bunch to get, considering that you have already got the Mythic maps and have found the three skulls. You have found them right? The new maps included with Halo 3: ODST are Heretic, Citadel and Longshore. Heretic is a re-make of Midship and is not that big so should be quite easy to find the skull. Citadel also looks to be a smaller sized map and should not prove too difficult to find. Longshore is huge and may take quite a while before anybody finds the skull.

Time Rating: 6/10

Difficulty Rating: 3/10

Vidmaster Challenge: Endure – 25 GamerScore
In Firefight, on any mission, passed the 4th Set on 4-player Heroic LIVE co-op.

Named Endure after the level of endurance you’ll need to be able to finish this one. In many Bungie podcasts, they have described Firefight as being incredibly difficult on Heroic, so getting past the 4th Set may take some butthurt before you get through it. Each Set is made up of three rounds. Each round is made up of five waves. Therefore, each Set will consist of 15 waves of ever-increasing difficulty. Make this four sets and it comes to a massive 60 waves of ferocious Covenant. Yeah. Good luck.

Time Rating: 8/10

Difficulty Rating: 8/10

Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà vu – 25 GamerScore
Completed Highway on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and no ‘Hog or Scorpion.

Sounds incredibly similar to the Annual achievement which is why it’s called Déjà vu. If the style of mission is similar, then the difficulty will be at a similar level. Now, I didn’t have too much trouble finishing the Annual achievement and actually had an awful lot of fun completing it. However, some people have found that getting 4 players together to finish this style of achievement to be quite challenging. If there is anything to go by on this one, it’d be the existing Annual achievement.

Time Rating: 7/10

Difficulty Rating: 8/10

Vidmaster Challenge: Classic – 25 GamerScore
Finished any level solo on Legendary, on LIVE, with no shots fired or grenades thrown .

Named Classic after the original Vidmaster Achievements that were set for Bungie’s classic FPS Marathon, this is one tough cookie. Most people find finishing a level on Legendary difficulty on Halo 3 a very big challenge, let alone without being able to use your guns or grenades. It looks like it’s going to be a melee festival through one of those levels. Despite the difficulty curve that the Achievement initially sets, we don’t know how difficult all of the levels on ODST are. If Halo 3 is anything to go by, the levels have a wavering difficulty curve with some being a lot harder than others. You never know, a driving level may be included and your comrades on the Warthog turret may be just the answer you’re looking for.

Time Rating: 9/10

Difficulty Rating: 10/10

So that’s all of the new Vidmasters broken down and may give you little more encouragement in being able to complete them. I already have the coveted Recon armor, but I will definitely be doing these for the fun of it and just a little bit of Gamerscore.


~ by robertftaylor on July 13, 2009.

10 Responses to “ODST Vidmasters Broken Down”

  1. *gulp* these look pretty tough… I thought the new ones were going to be tough but not that bad! Thanks guys

  2. I can tell this is going to be a huge Clusterfuck

  3. omg this sounds easy.

  4. O damnit. my friends are going to murder me violently. i told them about the challanges, got thm to get all 4, but when they receive this news they r going to go ballistic. i am in so much trouble. WHY NOT A SINGLE SHOT FIRED!!!??? then i bet they wil ask me to play with my toungue, too, right?

  5. killa11007 xbox live gamer tag

  6. add me on XBL my gt is eXPLiiCiT

  7. VenrableWolf add me

  8. sucks dude.

  9. Fuck u all. I HATE VIDMASTERS!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Im looking to do Endure and Deja Vu The rest i got done.

    Add me GT: Lostinthought2

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