Return to Sender

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Return to Sender

Return to Sender is an achievement for Halo: Reach multiplayer matchmaking added with the Defiant Map Pack. The achievement was unlocked by returning the player's team's flag twice during a Capture the Flag match. It could be earned on any multiplayer map.

Following the shutdown of Xbox 360 Halo online services on January 13, 2022, this achievement is no longer attainable.[1][2]

The achievement is worth 30 Gamerscore.


  • The achievement's name is a reference to the Halo 2 campaign level Cairo Station's last chapter of the same name.[3]
  • As with Crackin' Skulls and Candy from a Baby, this achievement did not actually require the player to be playing matchmaking at all to earn it; it was possible to unlock the achievement while playing custom games, as long as the gametype being played was electronically signed by Bungie. (That is, if the gametype is the same one used in matchmaking.) However, this method required downloading the specific gametype file; with those services shut down, unlocking the achievement in a custom game is now functionally impossible.