They've Always Been Faster

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They've Always Been Faster

They've Always Been Faster is an Achievement in Halo: Reach and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It is awarded for completing the 2nd campaign mission, Winter Contingency, without setting foot in a drivable vehicle.[1]

It is represented by a winged MJOLNIR boots, making a reference to the winged sandals of Hermes, which were said to make him extremely fast.


  • The achievement's name is a reference to a quote by Cortana, when referring to the superiority of Covenant slipspace technology - "The Covenant ships have always been faster."[2]
  • This achievement will unlock before the mission is completed, right after you clear a landing zone for the Falcon.
  • If played in Cooperative play, any players enter a vehicle, the achievement cannot be earned by any of them.