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The achievement "No Easy Way Out" specifies:

In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops, survive the enemy assault during the defense on Normal or harder.

I've played "Core" a half dozen times, in co-op, solo, on Normal, Heroic, Legendary, etc... I've also tried avoiding death in the final section where you defend the artifact, or even the whole Op, but still I haven't unlocked this achievement. What gives?

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"Core" is Episode 1: Chapter 5. Note that the achievement specifies Chapter 5: Episode 1.

This is made doubly confusing by the fact that they put the chapter number first, even though chapters are a subset of episodes. All of the other Spartan Op episode/chapter achievements do this as well.

Therefore, you can't get this achievement by playing the Spartan Op "Core" - it is for a Spartan Op that has yet to be released.

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This confused me also. Why put achievements in the list that you can't get...surely add them when the content is available (That's how it normally works!) –  SpaceBison Nov 11 '12 at 10:15
    
@SpaceBison simple: to keeep people from selling the game early on, so people will have to buy new games instead of used ones. simple money-making tactic. –  Strike Nov 16 '12 at 9:38
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