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This article is about the achievement. For the Halo Wars campaign level, see Beachhead (Halo Wars level). For the Halo: Reach Firefight level, see Beachhead (Halo: Reach map).

Beachhead is an achievement in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It is awarded for not losing any Marine allies during the beach landing on The Silent Cartographer, on Heroic difficulty or higher. In the original game it is represented by a white MJOLNIR Mark V helmet over the outline of a plasma grenade; in The Master Chief Collection it is represented by a screenshot of Boarding Action.

The achievement is worth 10 Gamerscore.


The player needs to take the damage for the Marines. Keep moving, and make sure the Marines are behind you. Throw grenades when the Covenant troops are in cover, and the use the pistol when they are far away. Don't let the Marines get close to the Sangheili or the Plasma grenades' blast radius.

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Achievements in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Campaign Pillar of AutumnHaloTruth and ReconciliationThe Silent CartographerAssault on the Control Room343 Guilty SparkThe LibraryTwo BetrayalsKeyesThe MawBirth of a SpartanBelieve in a HeroLiving LegendStandard Operating BrocedureBrovershieldBro Hammer
Level-specific He's Unstoppable!Overshields are for SissiesWalk it OffNo-Fly ZoneHow PedestrianAll According to Plan...Close Quarters CombatBeachheadGrenadierWraith HunterI'll Be Taking That!This One's for Jenkins!Breaking QuarantineThat Just HappenedSpeed ReaderLook Out for the Little GuysLeave It Where It LayTying Up Loose EndsPopcorn.gifThis Side UpNever Tell Me the Odds
Terminals What have we here?Heavy ReadingDear Diary...
Campaign Skulls Looks like the OddballSkulls Taken!HeadhunterTsantsa