Halo: The Master Chief Collection Par Time and Par Score Guide

By   /   Nov 17, 2014

Par-Time and Par-Score are challenges which require Campaign Completion in two ways:

  • For Par-Time, you need to complete a mission within allotted time and for Par-Score, you need to reach a minimum score before completing the mission.
  • In Par-Score, you can increase your score by melee attacks, headshots, killing spree, and scoring multiple kills.

I would highly recommend completing Par-Time and Par-Score playthroughs since there are forty-four Par-Time Achievements and forty-four Par-Score Achievements tied to these playthroughs.

One thing that I would suggest is to dedicate separate playthroughs to both Par-Time and Par-Score.

In this way, you won’t disturb your collectibles and other challenges progression in your main playthrough. Furthermore, LASO playthrough tend to increase the difficulty of both Par-Time and Par-Score; avoid that!

For more help on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, read our Halo 3 Easter Eggs Locations, Halo 2 Easter Eggs Locations and Halo Combat Evolved Easter Eggs Locations.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Par Time

Halo: Combat Evolved
Before starting missions, you need to adjust a couple of things which will ensure that you don’t stuck in the middle of your progression. Remember that there’s no shame in opting for Easy Difficulty setting. This will ensure that enemies don’t put forth a tough challenge.

In addition to this, it’s a good idea to go through enemies without engaging (whenever you get the chance). You can’t afford to lose time during Par-Time missions so make sure to save every second. And lastly, don’t activate any Skull Modifiers before starting any Par-Time mission.

With that being said, here’s a quick rundown of time durations that you need to keep in mind:

  • Pillar of Autumn – 15:00 minutes
  • Halo – 20:00 minutes
  • Truth and Reconciliation – 20:00 minutes
  • Silent Cartographer – 15:00 minutes
  • Assault on the Control Room – 15:00 minutes
  • 343 Guilty Spark – 15:00 minutes
  • The Library – 25:00 minutes
  • Two Betrayals – 20:00 minutes
  • Keyes – 15:00 minutes
  • The Maw – 15:00 minutes

Halo 2
You need to follow the same instructions provided above: play on Easy Mode, don’t activate any Skull Modifiers, and make sure to skip through engagements whenever you can for the quickest completion. You need to complete missions in following durations:

  • Cairo Station – 15:00 minutes
  • Outskirts – 15:00 minutes
  • Metropolis – 15:00 minutes
  • The Arbiter – 15:00 minutes
  • The Oracle – 25:00 minutes
  • Delta Halo – 15:00 minutes
  • Regret – 15:00 minutes
  • Sacred Icon – 15:00 minutes
  • Quarantine Zone – 15:00 minutes
  • Gravemind – 20:00 minutes
  • Uprising – 15:00 minutes
  • High Charity – 15:00 minutes
  • The Great Journey – 15:00 minutes

Halo 3
Once again, follow the instructions provided above and ensure that you’re playing on Easy Mode, without any Skull Modifiers, and skip engagements whenever you can:

  • Sierra 117 – 15:00 minutes
  • Crow’s Nest – 20:00 minutes
  • Tvaso Highway – 20:00 minutes
  • The Storm – 15:00 minutes
  • Floodgate – 15:00 minutes
  • The Ark – 20:00 minutes
  • The Covenant – 20:00 minutes
  • Cortana – 15:00 minutes
  • Halo – 20:00 minutes

Halo 4
Check the pre-requisites that you need to meet before starting the mission and meet the time provided below:

  • Dawn – 15:00 minutes
  • Requiem – 15:00 minutes
  • Forerunner – 20:00 minutes
  • Infinity – 25:00 minutes
  • Reclaimer – 20:00 minutes
  • Shutdown – 20:00 minutes
  • Composer – 20:00 minutes
  • Midnight – 25:00 minutes

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Par Score

Halo: Combat Evolved
Similar to Par Time missions, there are certain pre-requisites that you need to meet. First off, try and activate as many Scoring Skulls as you can and set your difficulty setting to either Heroic or Legendary. With both these things, you’ll ensure that you get the maximum number of points for each kill.

In addition to this, you can also try and aim to acquire medals like multi-kills, headshots, etc. Lastly, try and complete the missions as fast as possible to acquire bonus rewards. Once you’ve done all this, meet the score provided below:

  • Pillar of Autumn – 15:00 minutes
  • Halo – 20:00 minutes
  • Truth and Reconciliation – 20:00 minutes
  • Silent Cartographer – 15:00 minutes
  • Assault on the Control Room – 15:00 minutes
  • 343 Guilty Spark – 15:00 minutes
  • The Library – 25:00 minutes
  • Two Betrayals – 20:00 minutes
  • Keyes – 15:00 minutes
  • The Maw – 15:00 minutes

Halo 2
Try and activate as many Scoring Skulls as you can and set your difficulty setting to either Heroic or Legendary. With both these things, you’ll ensure that you get the maximum number of points for each kill.

In addition to this, you can also try and aim to acquire medals like multi-kills, headshots, etc. Lastly, try and complete the missions as fast as possible to acquire bonus rewards. Once you’ve done all this, meet the score provided below:

  • Cairo Station – 25,000
  • Outskirts – 25,000
  • Metropolis – 25,000
  • The Arbiter – 25,000
  • The Oracle – 25,000
  • Delta Halo – 25,000
  • Regret – 25,000
  • Sacred Icon – 25,000
  • Quarantine Zone – 25,000
  • Gravemind – 25,000
  • Uprising – 25,000
  • High Charity – 25,000
  • The Great Journey – 25,000

Halo 3
You need to meet all the conditions provided above before starting these missions. I’ve provided scores that you need to meet in each mission to earn the corresponding Achievements:

  • Sierra 117 – 25,000
  • Crow’s Nest – 25,000
  • Tvaso Highway – 25,000
  • The Storm – 25,000
  • Floodgate – 25,000
  • The Ark – 25,000
  • The Covenant – 25,000
  • Cortana – 25,000
  • Halo – 25,000

Halo 4
You need to meet all conditions provided above before completing these missions:

  • Dawn – 25,000
  • Requiem – 25,000
  • Forerunner – 25,000
  • Infinity – 25,000
  • Reclaimer – 25,000
  • Shutdown – 25,000
  • Composer – 25,000
  • Midnight – 25,000

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