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Assault Ops

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The Assault Ops menu in the Steam version of Halo: Spartan Strike.

Assault Ops, also known as Challenges in the Windows versions of Halo: Spartan Assault, are a optional challenges featured in Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike, which can be undertaken in order to earn currency to spend in the game's Armory. Assault Ops typically require the player to kill some number of a specific type of enemy, using a particular weapon, vehicle or grenade. In addition to each of three mission-specific Assault Ops per level, a rotating selection of three weekly Assault Ops was previously available, which could be completed on any mission. However, these have since been discontinued.[1][2]

Three achievements are tied to Assault Ops; Extra Credit and Thorough can be earned by completing all of the mission-specific Assault Ops in Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike respectively. The third achievement, A for Effort, can be attained in the Windows version of Spartan Assault by completing all of the Assault Ops for Operation F: Hydra.[1][2][Note 1]

In both Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike, progess in the game is shared across all versions of the game on Microsoft platforms, and as well as between iPhone and iPad (although not between the Microsoft and Apple platforms). As a result, progress towards Assaults Ops carries over between these platforms. The Steam versions of the games do not include this feature.[3]

List of Assault Ops[edit]

Halo: Spartan Assault[edit]

Halo: Spartan Assault features 90 mission-specific Assault Ops in total, three for each of its 30 solo missions. The cooperative Flood missions featured in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One ports of the game do not include Assault Ops. Assault Ops in Spartan Assault award the player with extra XP.

Operation A: Umbra
Level Name Objective Reward
A-1: Assault on CF-32 Warm Up That Pitching Arm Kill 3 Grunt Minors with Frag Grenades 80 XP
Rookie Target Practice Kill 20 Elite Minors 170 XP
Sidearm Slaughter Kill 50 Grunt Minors with a Magnum 164 XP
A-2: The Mirror Mantle Counter-Assault A Shady Detonation Destroy 2 Shade Turrets with Plasma Grenades 86 XP
Scorch Mark Kill 20 Grunt Minors with a Plasma Pistol 110 XP
Taste Your Own Medicine! Kill 40 Elite Minors with Plasma Repeaters 300 XP
A-3: Reinforcement of the Perch Gung Ho! Destroy 3 Shade Turrets with a Plasma Pistol 88 XP
Expert Target Practice Kill 30 Elite Minors with an Assault Rifle 240 XP
Sentry Post Kill 40 Grunt Minors with a Shade Turret 154 XP
A-4: Live to Fight Stick to This! Kill 5 Elite Minors with Plasma Grenades 104 XP
Burn Ward Kill 30 Grunt Minors with a Plasma Repeater 120 XP
Wrath of the Wraith Destroy 15 Wraiths with a Wraith 314 XP
A-5: The Last Stand Meatgrinder Mayhem Kill 15 Grunt Minors with a Machine Gun Turret 104 XP
Sting Like A Bee Destroy 4 Wraiths with a Magnum 128 XP
Stand-Off Shootout Kill 100 Covenant with the Shotgun 470 XP
Operation B: Tempered Shield
Level Name Objective Reward
B-1: Siege of Faraday Wave Breaker Kill 20 Suicide Grunts with a Machine Gun Turret 174 XP
Ring of Fire Kill 30 Grunt Majors with an Incendiary Grenade 214 XP
Power Punch-Out Kill 40 Suicide Grunts with a Melee Attack 254 XP
B-2: Reactor Field Relief Up Close and Personal Kill 20 Elite Minors with a Shotgun 210 XP
Chain Reaction Kill 50 Suicide Grunts with SMGs 280 XP
Burn Baby Burn! Kill 100 Covenant with Incendiary Grenades 494 XP
B-3: Hunt for the Sangheili Command Pincushion Kill 20 Jackals with a Needler 114 XP
Happy Trigger Demolition Destroy 10 Shade Turrets with the Shotgun 150 XP
Catch! Kill 50 Grunt Majors using Grenades 290 XP
B-4: Battle for Epsilon Expanse Clean-Up on Aisle Epsilon Kill 20 Grunt Majors with a Shotgun 170 XP
Plasma Perimeter Kill 10 Elite Minors with a Shade Turret 154 XP
Staring Death in the Eyes Kill 30 Elite Minors with a Wraith 274 XP
B-5: Battle at Red Slate Head On! Destroy 20 Wraiths with a Scorpion 414 XP
Fight Vapor With Fire Destroy 30 Ghosts with a Scorpion 514 XP
Back to the Grave Destroy 20 Wraiths using a Ghost 414 XP
Operation C: Monolith
Level Name Objective Reward
C-1: Descend from the Perch Precision Disassembly Destroy 4 Shade Turrets with a Focus Rifle 134 XP
Shooting Range Kill 50 Covenant using Rifles 310 XP
Plasma Burn Kill 40 Covenant with Plasma Grenades 284 XP
C-2: Spirit Graveyard Stand-Off Explosive Apparition Destroy 5 Ghosts with Frag Grenades 194 XP
Moving Target Kill 40 Drones with an Assault Rifle 190 XP
Beam of Blight Kill 80 Covenant with a Focus Rifle 430 XP
C-3: Assault on the Supply Lines A New Sheriff in Town Kill 20 Elite Minors with Pistols 234 XP
Armed Ambush Destroy 10 Wraiths with a Machine Gun Turret 284 XP
Dirty Davis Kill 20 Elite Majors using a Magnum 274 XP
C-4: Infiltration of the Covenant Perimeter Razorback Kill 10 Elite Majors with a Needler 184 XP
Guiding Light Kill 20 Stealth Elites with a Focus Rifle 270 XP
Iron Fist Kill 20 Stealth Elites with Melee Attacks 284 XP
C-5: Superstructure Stand-Off Turn Off Their Lights Kill 10 Elite Majors with a Focus Rifle 190 XP
Brutal Burnout Kill 5 Brute Chieftains with a Shade Turret 184 XP
Special Delivery Kill 50 Drones with Plasma Grenades 224 XP
Operation D: Captured Chance
Level Name Objective Reward
D-1: Escape from the Southern Fields All in a Day's Work Kill 20 Grunt Minors 160 XP
Death From Above Kill 20 Jump-pack Brutes with a Brute Shot 340 XP
Premature Detonation Kill 40 Suicide Grunts with a Focus Rifle 290 XP
D-2: Liberation of Faraday Who's Laughing Now!? Kill 10 Jackals with an Assault Rifle 150 XP
Grapple Hook Kill 20 Jump-pack Brutes with a Needler 324 XP
Anvil Kill 5 Brute Chieftains with a Brute Shot 200 XP
D-3: Assault on the Covenant Landing Zones Bear Hug Destroy 10 Wraiths with a Grizzly Tank 304 XP
Haunting Kill 20 Grunt Minors with a Ghost 184 XP
Drive By Destroy 20 Wraiths with SMGs 450 XP
D-4: Escape from Faraday Molten Rain Kill 10 Elite Majors with a Plasma Repeater 210 XP
Punctured Phalanx Kill 20 Jackals with SMGs 170 XP
Blast of Glory Kill 100 Suicide Grunts with a Plasma Pistol 540 XP
D-5: Defense of the Enemies' Airbase Is This Yours? Kill 20 Suicide Grunts with Incendiary Grenades 224 XP
Border Patrol Kill 100 Covenant with a Machine Gun Turret 554 XP
Hammer to a Gunfight Kill 10 Brute Chieftains with a Magnum 254 XP
Operation E: Frostbite
Level Name Objective Reward
E-1: Hunt for the Phantom Blind Spot Kill 10 Drones with a Wraith 194 XP
Let it Rain! Kill 20 Stealth Elites with SMGs 320 XP
Come Out of the Shade Destroy 10 Stealth Elites with a Shade Turret 254 XP
E-2: The Scorching of the Thicket Light at the End of the Tunnel Kill 20 Grunt Majors with a Focus Rifle 240 XP
Scorched Earth Kill 10 Elite Majors using Incendiary Grenades 254 XP
Fight Plasma with Plasma Kill 100 Grunts with a Plasma Pistol 370 XP
E-3: Infiltration of the Cult Leader's Base All Charged Up Kill 30 Jackals with a Plasma Pistol 230 XP
Dynamite Fishing Kill 50 Grunt Majors with Grenades 370 XP
Stick Around! Kill 100 Covenant with a Needler 554 XP
E-4: Hunt for the Cult Leader Ghost Blaster Destroy 5 Ghosts using a Plasma Pistol 240 XP
Plasma Transfusion Destroy 10 Shade Turrets with a Ghost 234 XP
Road Warrior Kill 50 Covenant with a Ghost 374 XP
E-5: Battle for the Moon Rodent Removal Kill 10 Jackals 170 XP
Exterminator Kill 25 Elites with an Assault Rifle 310 XP
Perosus Latrunculus Exterminatus Kill 20 Jackals with a Brute Shot 210 XP
Operation F: Hydra
Level Name Objective Reward
F-1: Battle at the Arid Sea Ballistic Engineering Destroy 5 Shade Turrets with a Magnum 44 XP
Plastered Purple Kill 20 Elites with Frag grenades 144 XP
Carpet Bombing Kill 60 Covenant with a Brute Shot 260 XP
F-2: Breach of the Bulwark Mauled to Death Destroy 10 Ghosts with a Grizzly Tank 164 XP
Mine Field Kill 20 Suicide Grunts with a Scorpion Tank 104 XP
Beyond the Grave Kill 60 Covenant with a Ghost 264 XP
F-3: Superstructure Assault Voodoo Doll Kill 10 Jackals with a Needler 24 XP
Puncture Burn Kill 30 Grunts with a Plasma Repeater 70 XP
Explosive Arsenal Kill 60 Elites with Frag Grenades 384 XP
F-4: Infiltration of the Cistern Great Balls of Plasma Kill 10 Elites with a Shade Turret 84 XP
Slugger Kill 20 Elites Stealths with a melee attack 184 XP
Bug Fixer Kill 80 Drones with a Plasma Pistol 180 XP
F-5: The Source Rain of Pain Kill 20 Elited with an SMG 130 XP
Return to Sender Kill 20 Suicide Grunts with Plasma Grenades 104 XP
Laser Surgery Kill 40 Elites with a Focus Rifle 250 XP


Halo: Spartan Strike[edit]

Halo: Spartan Strike also features three mission-specific Assault Ops for each of its 30 levels, making for a grand total of 90 Assault Ops. In Spartan Strike, Assault Ops award the player with additional CR.

Operation A: Orphic Spear
Level Name Objective Reward
A-1: New Mombasa Nightmare Assault Op 1 Kill 3 Grunt Minors with melee attacks 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 20 Grunt Minors with a Magnum 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Elite Minors with a Plasma Repeater 500 CR
A-2: On Top of the World Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Drones with a Magnum 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 4 Shade Turrets with grenades 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 6 Elites with an Assault Rifle 500 CR
A-3: Conduit Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Drones with a Shotgun 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 4 Elite Minors with a Shotgun 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 50 Grunts with an Assault Rifle 500 CR
A-4: Reversal of Fortune Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 Shade Turrets with the Warthog machine gun 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Grunt Minors with the Warthog 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Destroy 8 Ghosts with the Warthog machine gun 500 CR
A-5: Wounded Quarry Assault Op 1 Kill 15 Grunt Minors with an Assault Rifle 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 8 Elite Minors with a Needler 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Destroy 10 Shade Turrets with Plasma Grenades 500 CR
A-6: Last Exit Assault Op 1 Kill 8 Grunt Ultras with the Warthog machine gun 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Jackals with a Battle Rifle 150 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Elite Minors with a Battle Rifle 500 CR
Operation B: Steadfast Pursuit
Level Name Objective Reward
B-1: Gamma Halo Assault Op 1 Kill 15 Grunt Minors with melee attacks 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Jackals with grenades 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 5 Elite Minors with a Ghost 500 CR
B-2: Signal Fires Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 Ghosts with grenades 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 8 Jackals with melee attacks 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 25 Elites with a rifle 500 CR
B-3: Lockout Assault Op 1 Kill 5 Grunt Ultras with Plasma grenades 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Jackals with grenades 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Stealth Elites with a Needler 500 CR
B-4: Knockin' on a Forerunner Door Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 Shade Turrets with a Wraith 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Covenant with a Shade Turret 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 75 Grunt Minors with a Wraith 500 CR
B-5: Dormant Assault Op 1 Kill 2 Knights with a Suppressor 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 4 Focus Turrets with Pulse Grenades 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 200 Crawler Alphas with a Suppressor 500 CR
B-6: Run Through the Jungle Assault Op 1 Kill 20 Crawlers with a Kestrel 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 15 Focus Turrets with a Kestrel 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Knights with a Kestrel 500 CR
Operation C: Valiant Hammer
Level Name Objective Reward
C-1: All the Way to the Altar Assault Op 1 Kill 1 Brute Chieftain with a shotgun 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 10 Elite Minors with a Plasma Repeater 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 15 Grunt Ultras with a Magnum 500 CR
C-2: Up in the Air Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Drones with an SMG 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 20 Prometheans with a rifle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 25 Jackals with a Binary Rifle 500 CR
C-3: Till Death Do Us Part Assault Op 1 Destroy 3 Shade Turrets with an Incineration Cannon 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 8 Knights with a Battle Rifle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Crawlers with an Incineration Cannon 500 CR
C-4: Leave 'em at the Altar Assault Op 1 Kill 1 Watcher with a Focus Rifle 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 25 Watchers with a Binary Rifle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 35 Knights with an Incineration Cannon 500 CR
C-5: Deliverance Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Prometheans with a Plasma Pistol 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 5 Knight Battlewagons with a Scattershot 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Knights with a Focus Rifle 500 CR
C-6: Don't Touch My Ride Assault Op 1 Kill 40 Crawler Alphas with a Machine Gun Turret 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 1 Brute Chieftain with a Scattershot 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 10 Knights with an Incineration Cannon 500 CR
Operation D: Adamantine Shield
Level Name Objective Reward
D-1: The Way Home Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Knights with a Scorpion 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 30 Crawler Alphas with an SMG 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 8 Watchers with a Battle Rifle 500 CR
D-2: Serve and Protect Assault Op 1 Kill 30 Crawlers with a Magnum 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Suicide Grunts with an SMG 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Destroy 6 Focus Turrets with Incendiary grenades 500 CR
D-3: We Need to Talk Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 Ghosts with a Kestrel 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 250 enemies with a Kestrel 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 15 Knights with a Kestrel 500 CR
D-4: Reverse Course Assault Op 1 Kill 15 Crawler Snipers with a Binary Rifle 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 50 Covenant with a Wraith 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 10 enemies with a Grenade Launcher 500 CR
D-5: The Lion's Den Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Watchers with a Binary Rifle 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 20 Crawlers with a Battle Rifle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Destroy 25 Focus Turrets with grenades 500 CR
D-6: End of the Line Assault Op 1 Kill 5 Standard Knights with a Suppressor 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 5 Knight Battlewagons with a Scattershot 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 3 Knight Commanders with an Incineration Cannon 500 CR
Operation E: Brother's Keeper
Level Name Objective Reward
E-1: Behind Enemy Lines Assault Op 1 Kill 50 Grunts with a Grizzly 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 8 Shade Turrets with a vehicle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 3 Stealth Elites with melee attacks 500 CR
E-2: Glyphology Assault Op 1 Kill 5 Covenant with a Shade Turret 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 4 Shade Turrets with Incendiary Grenades 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 25 Grunts with melee attacks 500 CR
E-3: Foothold Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 Ghosts with a Kestrel 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 30 Covenant with a Warthog 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 2 Elite Commanders with a Shade Turret 500 CR
E-4: Finders, Keepers Assault Op 1 Destroy 2 turrets with a Kestrel 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 15 Crawlers with a Magnum 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 50 Covenant with an Incineration Cannon 500 CR
E-5: Portal Control Assault Op 1 Kill 10 Covenant with a Shade Turret 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Kill 10 Watchers with a Binary Rifle 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 40 Prometheans with a Scattershot 500 CR
E-6: Hold the Line Assault Op 1 Kill 25 Crawler Alphas with a Machine Gun Turret 100 CR
Assault Op 2 Destroy 5 Shade Turrets with a Grenader Launcher 250 CR
Assault Op 3 Kill 20 Elites with a Battle Rifle 500 CR


Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike challenges in previous Halo games, Assault Ops are not integrated with Halo Waypoint in any way.
  • In contrast to Halo: Spartan Assault, the Assault Ops in Spartan Strike are not given unique names - instead, they are simply numbered "Assault Op 1" to "Assault Op 3".
  • Many of the Assault Op names in Spartan Assault are references:
    • Sting Like a Bee is a reference to a quote made famous by Muhammad Ali.
    • Ring of Fire is likely a reference to the song of the same name.
    • Up Close and Personal is a reference to the Halo 3 achievement.
    • Dirty Davis is a reference to the film and character Dirty Harry.
    • Premature Detonation may be a reference to a similar-sounding sexual disfunction.
    • Hammer to a Gunfight may be a reference to the Halo: Reach achievement Knife to a Gunfight.
    • Let It Rain! is likely a reference to the Halo: Reach achievement Let It Rain.
    • Road Warrior is a reference to the film Mad Max 2.
    • Perosus Latrunuculus Exterminatus, roughly translated, is Latin for "Hateful Bandit Exterminated". Perosus Latrunculus is the Kig-Yar's Forerunner designation.
    • Great Balls of Plasma is a reference to the song Great Balls of Fire.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the Windows versions of Halo: Spartan Assault, the Extra Credit achievement only requires the completion of 75 of the total 90 Assault Ops, as Operation F: Hydra and its additional 15 Assault Ops were added in a title update after launch. Another achievement, A for Effort, was added as a completion reward for these extra Assault Ops. The two Xbox versions of the game include these Assault Ops as part of Extra Credit, and do not feature an A for Effort achievement.

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