Tip of the Spear
You'll be teamed with Kat for this mission. You're armed with the DMR and the new grenade launcher. While the name implies standard grenades, there is a secondary fire that sends out an EMP blast. This will be valuable when taking out the turrets ahead.
Without proper cover or a decoy the EMP is your best option for disabling the gear, making it a much easier task destroying their on coming forces. Also be sure to avoid the blasts from the support ships. Your own allies will eventually draw the fire away, but the first few seconds can be hectic.
Meet up with the USNC soldiers and grab the warthog. You can choose to either drive or man the guns. Instead of a standard machinegun, the warthog has a mounted missile launcher, which will be a fantastic asset in stopping the enemy stronghold. Start by taking out the ghosts, and then drive to the base it self.
Enter inside and you'll be instructed to destroy the generator. Wait for it to blast out a burst of energy, which will lower the shields for a very short time. This is your opportunity to shoot it with your firarm, which will eventually overload the generator. Either get back in your warthog or steal an enemy ghost. Your goal is to make your way up the hill and across the bridge.
There is a wraith along the road, but it destroying isn't required. Instead, jet passed them and make your way to the next enemy stronghold. Although you'll have a few allies, they won't be much help. Instead, you'll need to use the small amount of cover along with your rifle to blast passed the turrets.
Find the stair case leading to the top of the building. You'll want to move carefully, as several explosive containers are littered around. If you're a good shot, you can catch the enemy in the blast, taking them out instantly. If you are able to grab a hologram power, be sure to make use of it for distracting the elites and jackals.
Move ahead and you'll find a case with ordnance, including a good rifle and a few grenades. Exit the area and you'll arrive at a new ghost. Take it to the next enemy generator. This base is much more fortified than the last, including wraiths and hunters. It's best to destroy as many as you can while still in a vehicle, as there aren't many strong weapons lying around. When the enemies are dealt with, enter inside and destroy the generator by shooting it. A USNC falcon will arrive and take you towards the Covenant Spire.
You can destroy enemy vehicles while riding in the flacon's turret. When it drops you off, you'll be assisted by Jorge. There is also some military supplies, the most important being the jetpack. This will allow you to get a height advantage while Jorge distracts the enemy.
Your priority targets are the turrets, as they can rip through your shields quickly. Make sure they are firing on Jorge, which will allow you time to move towards the gunner and execute them. Once inside the spire, locate one of the two lifts that will take you to the top level.
The biggest concern in the spire are the elites armed with energy swords. Use grenades to blast down their shields and then quickly snipe them with a headshot. As long as they can't enter melee range, you'll remain safe. At the highest point, there is a shield console. Use this device to lower the shielding, ending the mission.
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