Headshot (medal)

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Halo 5: Guardians "Headshot" Medal. Now without background.

The Headshot medal is awarded for killing an enemy with a headshot. It is available in Halo 3 (in campaign only), Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians campaign, multiplayer, Firefight and Spartan Ops. In the first three games it is represented by a "targeted" purple skull in the middle of a gold six-sided star. In Halo 4 and The Master Chief Collection it is represented by a targeted white skull on a blue circle on top of a grey four-point star. In Halo 5: Guardians the skull is replaced with a white and red target on a blue circle with four points.

This medal cannot be achieved with every weapon, but only with headshot-capable weapons. In Halo: 3 ODST the medal is used in place of the Sniper Kill Medal.


  • Earning 10 Headshot medals or Sniper Kill Medals in a Halo 3 campaign level or free for all ranked playlist match unlocks the Headshot Honcho achievement.
  • Earning fifteen Headshot medals in the Halo 3: ODST level NMPD unlocks the Dome Inspector achievement.
  • Earning 10 Headshot medals with the M6C/SOCOM on any level of Halo 3: ODST unlocks the Boom, Headshot achievement.
  • Earning 3 Headshot medals in a row in a Halo: Reach matchmaking game on an Anniversary map will unlock the Top Shot achievement.
  • Earning a total of 2,500 Headshot medals in Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer will unlock the Aim for the Head achievement.