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This article is about the achievement. For the Halo: Evolutions short story and web animation, see The Return.
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Return is an achievement for Halo 3 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. In the original game, it is worth 50 Gamerscore and is unlocked by beating Halo on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. In The Master Chief Collection it is only worth 10 Gamerscore, though it can also be unlocked on Easy.

In the original game it is represented by a blue plate with a Roman numeral IX on it. In The Master Chief Collection it is represented by a screenshot of the level.

Note: You must finish the level completely from Mission Start, or you will not receive the achievement.