Killing Frenzy

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Killing Frenzy Halo 3 Medal Icon
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The Killing Frenzy medal (known as Running Riot in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2) is a multiplayer and Spartan Ops medal awarded for killing 10 opponents in a row without dying. In campaign and Firefight it is awarded for killing 20 enemies in a row without dying. In Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike the medal is awarded for killing six enemies in a row without being hit.

The medal is represented by a bronze 5-sided star with a green target in the middle. In Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike it is represented by a stylized shield. When a player earns this medal, Jeff Steitzer will shout “Killing Frenzy!”.


  • In Halo: Combat Evolved, because there are no medals, if you kill ten opponents in a row without dying, you will still hear the announcer, and see “Running Riot!” in the upper right corner.
  • Strangely, in Halo 3 this medal does not show up immediately after one gets the 10th kill in a row. Instead, they need to wait for approximately 3 seconds before the medal and announcement appear. As a result, it is one of the most glitched Halo 3 medals, along with Splatter Spree.
  • Earning this medal in a Halo 2 for Windows Vista multiplayer game unlocks the Running Riot achievement.
  • Prior to the shutdown of Xbox 360 Halo online services on January 13, 2022, earning this medal in a Halo 3 ranked free-for-all playlist unlocked the Killing Frenzy achievement.