Since I have done all of these, I found them fun challenges and i think they are worth trying. Some take a while and some are rarely performed. I've managed to do some of them easily and some after 20 plus tries. Maybe you should try them too! By the way, I didn't post any multiplayer split screen challenges because they're easy as anything. Keys- The keys will tell you how hard the challenges are. As Isaid, soemwill get really tough ratings, so don't be surprised. They will be based on numbers like 5.7 and such. 0.1 to 2.4- If a challenge gets this rating, don't bother trying it because it's obviously boring and easy. 2.5 to 4.8- This is a little tougher, but don't expect anything extreme. If you want to try it, you have free will. I recommend trying something a little harder though. 4.9 to 6.3- It's tough, so I would definately give it a couple of shots. It will not be crazy though, but it might take a couple tries. 6.4 to 8.8- These are the challenges people live and die for. They can sometimes take 30 minutes of play just to get it. You should definately try it, because I did. 8.9 to 10.0- Ok, here's the real deal. If you can do this, you've gotta be able to beat Ledgendary Campiagn in less than 10 hours. You're a real champ if you do over 9.3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents 1.1- The Pillar of Autumn 1.2- Halo 1.3- Truth and Reconciliation 1.4- The Silent Cartographer 1.5- Assault on the Control Room 1.6- 343 Guilty Spark 1.7- The Library 1.8- Two Betrayals 1.9- Keyes 1.10- The Maw 2.1- Contact 2.2- Submitting challenges ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1- The Pillar of Autumn The first level of the game has these challenge in it: Invincable Marines(4.8) If you get the Pistol and go to Captain Keyes or any crew member and kill them, Cortana will call in Marines to execute you. They for some reason never die and there is nothing you can do about them. The Invincable Marine trick is always fun, and you can do it in any of these ways: 1. Melee them so you don't waste any ammo. 2. (CO-OP) Fight to see who lives longest 3. Try to get them to run away. 4. Force them into the pit 5. Hide in the pit for 30-45 minutes. All of these are possible, after fighting for about 45 minutes, the Marines will run away, but there's nothing you can do to get out of the room. Three Guns(Posted by Devil Master)(4.6) :Enter the bridge from the left side and talk to Keyes. Skip the conversation. As Keyes is giving you the pistol, keep turning the right analog stick to the right. When you can move, turn around and go to the left. Run as fast as you can and when you emerge in the hallway, you should not get out the pistol and the three grunts won't be there. Get the assault rifle and help the Marines in the cafeteria. Get a Plasma Rifle and then walk back onto the bridge on the right side. The checkpoint that is normally where you take out the pistol will apear. Run back the way you came and the pistol and the grunts will apear. The Dreaded Megg(9.9) THE hardest Easter Egg has been known about forever ago, but now it's whereabouts have been spilled, and are now in my hands. Mwahaha, lol. The Megg is an M surrounded in a bloody heart. Down to the point, here is the wonder, the glory that is the Megg: Select Campaign from the main screen and play Pillar of Autumn on Legendary. Once you get cryotube, turn around and hop on top of it. Jump off to your right ontop of the shield generator. From there, hop on the grated walkway and turn right. Run to the wall and touch it. Now turn around and run and touch the wall on the opposite side of the walkway. Then jump to left on top of the yellow-striped barrel. Jump back on the walkway and run back and touch the wall above the doorway. Then walk off to the right and go through the door. Continue through the level as normal, until you reach the Australian marine that tells you to follow him. Make sure you jump over him and make him follow you. Once you reach the bridge, dodge Captian Keyes, and the cutscene, and fall into the glass pit behind the space grid. Go up the ladder, but make sure the caption appears, the one that tells you how to go up ladders. Now go talk to Captian Keyes. Go get your pistol, shoot the three grunts, and get your assault rifle from the cafeteria door. Reload the rifle and turn around and run back the bridge. From here you can either... shoot Captian Keyes, melee him or melee one of the standing crewmen. Cortana will order the invincible marines to come kill you. Run to the door from which they come (the door on the right path, not the left path that leads to the cafeteria). Take out your assault rifle and blast the marines as the doors open (try to hit every marine, so they don't come charging). When you run out of ammo, go and reload in the room that connects the paths (make sure you hide behind a part of the wall or something). After reloading, run back and lay down fire on the marines and work your way through the hallway. The door at the end of the hallway should now be open. Run through (the marines should'nt follow you any further) and walk into the end room. Look up as you enter this secret room and you should see a bloody 'M' shot onto the ceiling. Turn on you flashlight to see it better. Just for a little history lesson, the word Megg is a cross between Egg and Meg. Meg is the name of the girlfriend of one the creators of Halo. You can find pix of the Megg at 1337guide.com along with many other Easter Egg's pix. 1.2- Halo Killing the first set of Covenant(2.3) This is extremely easy, but here it is. Once you are at the beginning of the level, you will have to hide from the Covenant and evade them. Actually sneak up on them without being seen or heard. Never getting hit(9.7) This challenge is so hard, it's not funny. You can do this in CO-OP or Campaign, but it doesn't matter. Any weapon or grenade is allowed to be used, so you can actually do this. The point of this challenge is to never get shot at by the Covenant and hit. If you are, restart the level or just finish it. You can also do this in other levels(same difficulty). If you do this in all levels combine (10.0) than you might be as good as me. It's possible to never get shot at in Halo and I've done it after 30 hours total play including losing my progress in levels and dying. The London Elite is falling down!(Posted by Devil Master)(2.3) Get the second Banshee's driver to bail out and fall.Shoot down the first Banshee with the M6D Handgun, then turn and aim, just aim, at the second banshee. If the pilot of the first one flew over the cliff, the second pilot sometimes bails out and dies, while the Banshee lands intact somewhere in the area. Very sad note:you cannot fly the the Banshee because Bungie said it would screw up the level design and the overall game too much. 1.3- Truth and Reconciliation Convertly killing Covenant(6.7) This challenge isn't too bad, but it's easily possible. Without being spotted or shot at, kill all of the Covenant in the first canyon you come to. They will yell funny stuff and you won't risk any damage. No Marines will die!(7.7) This is tough to do but possible. Go through the entire level without one Marine dying. Make sure none die and if they do, you must restart the level. This is extremely hard, but if you get in front of them it's possible. It doesn't matter if the ones that ditch at that control area die, because the Invisible Elites with Plasma Swords kill them all and you can't control that. I recommend this challenge along with many others. Have fun! Snipers Only!(Posted by Devil Master)(8.5) Kill every enemy on Legendary with the Sniper Rifle, without the Marines killing anbody. No grenades. A word of Advice: kill all the Marines in the beginning, at the Grav lift, and when Foehammer brings reinforcements in the Shuttle Bay. 1.4- The Silent Cartographer I already can guarantee that I'll miss something for this level because there's so much fun in it! Hidden Banshee(9.9) I've been told recently that the information here was very vague. Actually, this is possibly the most pointless thing to find in the game because once you find the Banshee, you can die by doing either of these: (A) Flying straight up (B)Getting out when the Banshee is moving THE slightest bit I will tell you all I remember about the Hidden Banshee, but I haven't done this trick in a while, so it might still be vague. Get the Rocket Launcher and bring the 3 Warthogs up to the Security Override System's outter area. This is the way most commonly done. Stack the 3 Warthogs to make a pyramid(I'll have to find the certain place, but i think I know where it is) near the wall on the left side of the structure. Jump onto the top Warthog and jump from ledge to ledge. You will eventually reach the highest point of the level. In the distance is the Banshee, ehich many people say to me they can't find. Scope?? Yep, you heard me, use the Rockets Launchers scope and navigate the area, searching as closely as you can. Oh wait, did I say you'll see the Banshee? Sorry, I meant that you'll see a turret, which you shoot into the water with a rocket. Behind where that was located is a Banshee, which you can access. Have fun with it! Water Fights!(0.2) I dunno why I called this a challenge, but it's fun nonetheless. All you have to do is get a friend to play CO-OP(that's the hardest part of this, lol) and get the first Warthog. Drive out to the water and start slaughtering each other. It's really fun and if you do it once someone has the Rocket Launcher, things really become fun! The many corpes od Master Chief(0.1) This is definately a riot. You don't need a partner, but go to CO-OP and selct any level (I only did it on this level, but it works on any level too). Basically, have one partner start killing the other Master Chief again and again in the same spot for about 30 minutes. After you're done, look on the ground and see the hundreds and thousands of dead Master Chiefs. No bullets or grenades!(9.6) Ok, now it's tough. Go through the level without wasting one bullet on Ledgendary. You can either run over enemies or melee them, but nothing else is accepted. If you manage to do this, you're a really good Halo player. Most people always get to the part with the Gold Elite wielding the Plasma Sword, but it's possible to sneak up on him and melee him in the back unexpectadly! On top of structure(5.3) This is an easy challenge, but you have some work to do to get where you need to be. When you go to the area with a Warthog, a fallen tree, alot of Jackals, and some Grunts, you'll know that this is the area where you deactivate the security override system. Get the Warthog and have your partner sit in the gunner seat. Try to ram the Warthog through the tree at the top of the hill and kill the enemies around here. Go past this and you will see a structure guarded by two Hunters. Kill them and park the Warthog next to the structure. Have the driver get out and step on the gunner. Have him point the gun up towards the top and stand on it while he does that. Jump onto the platform and do whatever you wish to do up there. Warthog Fireworks(1.6) Go to CO-OP and play through the level, clearing EVERY enemy on the island. Collect some grenades and get a Warthog. Have 1 person mele the other in the back so he drops his grenades. Do to the other person the same thing and collect grenades again. Continue until there are about 40 grenades in 1 big pile and have 1 person collect a single grenade. Have the other person get in or on top of the Warthog with the Warthog directly above the grenade pile. Have the person with the grenade throw a grenade into the pile and under the Warthog. Watch as the person in the Warthog goes flying(literally) hundreds of feet into either the water or straight up in the air. It's so funny to watch. 1.5- Assault on the Control Room Wraith flipping(6.0) Get a Warthog and go towards the nearest Wraith tank. Ram straight into it and hopefully it will flip over and be helpless on the ground. This can also be done on Two Betrayals. You might also hear the Elite using the Wraith yell some stuff helplessly. Covenant tree(5.5) The Covenant tree is odd and is only seen once. Once you get the early Banshee(see below), you can go up on top of that cave area, kill thw wraith, and see the Covenant tree. If you can't get the early Banshee, it's not a problem. You can run up to the right side of the cave and jump on the rock. Then you have to follow a certain path, take out the Wraith, and there is the tree. it is located at the middle back of the plateau. It is 6 feet above the ground and you can wak under it. I thought it was funny seeing a tree that is satnding upright and is 6 feet off the ground. Early Banshee(8.9) The Early Banshee trick is very tough and you need to know where you are and have PERFECT aim. When you first meet the Marines, get the Sniper Rifle and Rocket Launcher. Get a Ghost or something to transport you to the next area. Then, either stay n the vehicle you have or get the Scorpion tank and drive through the cave until you reach the area with several Ghosts, a Wraith, and some other stuff. Get out and don't pass the ice the Wraith was on. Have your Sniper Rifle out and look for the platform that is on the left in the sky. Point the Sniper towards the middle and switch to the Rocket Launcher. If you directly hit the Banshee, it sometimes falls off the platform and you can drive it. Late Banshee(4.1) Everybody knows about this. Once it says 'If I Had A Super Weapon...' rush out of the door onto the bridge. Go towards the Banshee and kill the Elite that tries to get in. Jump in it and fly over to the left where you can get to the top of the pyramid structure and beat the level. Assault Rifle naming game(3.7) As you know, the assault Rifle, when shot into somethng closeby, makes a black indent. I've only tried it on Assault on the Control Room, but this can be done on any level. All you have to do is shoot directly at the ground below you and write your name or any name you ca think of. It wastes bullets, but is funny to see. See if you can do this perfectly without 1 mistake. Have fun, because it's fun, also. :) Covenant Traitors(Posted by Devil Master)(4.2) Keep crossing the loading point before the first land bridge on CO-OP. Once you get onto the bridge, the Red Elite on the second floor is killing the Grunts and Jackals(poor little critters, lol) Then, he kills the Golden Elite at the end of the bridge. The Red Elite sometimes follws you until you get to the 'Rolling Thunder' part, where a Hunter smacks him off the cavern cliff. Done easiest on Easy(doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure that one out!). Not a Chance!(Posted by Devil Master)(6.3) In the room with the two Hunters before "If I had A Superweapon...". Don't get the active camouflage in the previous hallway with the cloaked elites. Kill the Hunters and go back to the camouflage. Run to the Hallway. Note: Before getting the camouflage, kill the Jackals and Grunts in the hallway before the land bridge so you don't waste the camouflage. Run onto the land bridge but don't shoot or smack anybody. Run to the Banshee. For some reason, the pilot still runs for the Bansheee, so hoof it. Once inside the Banshee, the camouflage will deactivate, even if there is still time left. Destroy the Wraith and go into the small creavice at the bottom of the pyramid and pick up a sniper rifle. Get back in the Banshee and fly to a platform very high up that looks like the one that had the early Banshee on it. Jump on the railing and you have a perfect view of the bridge. try to kill all the enemies with one shot and don't miss. Done on Easy, Normal and Legendary. Hasn't been tried yet on Heroic, though. 1.6- 343 Guilty Spark Shortcut with grenades(1.2) Timing is sometimes a key, but it's extremely easy and only wastes one grenade. Once you are about to land, start pressing the Left trigger to throw a grenade and stay in the Pelican. You will be dropped off at a secret area that is right above a structure you will enter. Flood killed without ammo(6.7) In the area 'The Flood' when you will meet up with tons of Flood Infection Forms, try to kill all of the Flood hat come out without wasting a bullet or grenade. Melee attacks are all you can use, so it's very hard. Although it's possible, you will sometimes lose alot of health if not die. I've managed not to lose one health point, but it's hard. 1.7- The Library Flood killer professional(10.0) This is near impossible and took me forever to do. You can always use Health Packs, so that is recommended. You have to get the Flood to die in anyway besides ammo or grenades. You can melee attack enemies, or you can run up to the Flood Carrier Forms and run away so they explode, another way is to let the Infection Forms attack you, so do as you wish on this. Pistol master(8.8) Only using the Pistol throughout the whole level, kill all Flood you encounter using the Pistol. No grenades are allowed, so just find ammo as you go. If you run out of ammo, do the Flood killer professional thing said before. Have fun, it's hard. 1.8- Two Betrayals Banshee fights(0.2) CO-OP is where you will do this. Ok, you need to get Banshees and basically chase each other around killing each other. Hitting your friends with a well-placed fuel rod shot is so much fun then having the old-fashion Banshee chase. Ghost through the Blast Door(2.1) When you get to the part called "The Tunnels Below", go through the cavern on foot. Keep the banshhe closeby so you can access it later. Kill all enemies before grabbing the Ghost, but instead get the banshee because it's probebly at the beginning of the cavern and is a farther walk. Bring both the Ghost and Banshee to the door that doesn't open all the way. Back the Ghost into the open section of the door so the back is in but the front isn't. Ram it through the door with the Banshee and drive around there. Those fools at Bungie say there's no possible way to get through there, ha! (NOTE: Iwas kidding about Bungie being fools, I appreciate them for the marvelous game they created and are creating as we speak.) No Enemies at Final Run(3.4) A very easy challenge that people think is extremely hard. Do what is said above and go through the level until you reach the "Final Run" area. Using the Ghost, drive past all enemies in this canyon(has 2 Shades, 2 Ghosts, and a Banshee in the air) Drive through the next area where there are supposed to be Covenant and Flood, which aren't there. Anyway, hop the cliff with the Ghost and you'll be in the canyon usually containing several enemies and the banshee you need, but noone's there. Apparently, they haven't spawned yet, but nothing can be done here, so go back and fight the enemies and they will spawn like normal. 1.9- Keyes Endless Flood(9.2) When at the beginning of the level, you are supposed to jump down to the swampy area outside the ship. Don't do that. Instead, fight the endles Flood that come and see how long you can live. I've stayed alive for 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 43 seconds as said by the stopwatch I set up. lol No Banshee on ground(2.4) This is a great shortcut and level slicer. Once you find out the Captian isn't on your side anymore, go through that door onto the platform. You'll be on the top floor and can see the bottom floor way below. If you've played this level, you'll know what I'm talking about. Jump down onto the second floor of the shuttle bay and then to the bottom floor. There are usually Banshees that appear there, but they're not there. You'll have to wait a couple seconds until they appear. Get in them and fly away to finish the level. Keyes pipe(5.7) Here's an Easter Egg for you. Keyes pipe shows up only with the Sniper Rifle, so get that and bring it along throughout the whole level until you find the Captain in the Flood cocoon thing. Go behind the Captain and look at the tail thing sticking out. Zoom in 10x with the Sniper and it's a clear view. I don't know if it shows up better with the night vision, but you can probebly find out when doing this challenge. 1.10- The Maw Warthog races(0.1) This is the most fun ever! You need to do CO-OP and get to the Warthogs at the end. All you need to do is get in opposite Warthogs and just drive to the end to see who wins. I beat all of my friends usually 1:03 to 4:36 around. Either way, it's fun to run into each other and knock each other off the roadway. It's also fun to shoot at each other at the end. Talking Grunt(2.2) The talking Grunt is funny and easy to find. After Foehammer is shot down, go through the level until you get to somewhere around 914 meters. Get out of the Warthog and go through the closest path on the right wall. Go through there and to the right in the first path you see, instead of going straight. Your targeting thing will become red, but you're not being shot at. Instead, a Grunt will wake up and say "Good thing the food nipple's waiting for me at the Starship because man!, I worked up a great Grunty thirst." Sentenals won't hit you!(9.0) This challenge is very hard, but it's basically like the one where you're not allowed to be shot at. In the Engineering room, your supposed to destroy those things and you'll be shot at by Sentenals(5-10 usually). Avoid being shot at through that and you'll complete this. In CO-OP, they don't appear if one player doesn't pass the load point at "Light Fuse, Run Away" nor do the Flood Combat Forms, which is always nice. Apparently, someone didn't like the fact that I didn't say this part so I'm changing it and putting it in here. On the ground(9.9) This one is tough and takes time to do. You need to do CO-OP and then it's possible. Have one person go out of the tunnel and back in to trip a checkpoint. Then, look outside and time this right. If done correctly, the first player jumps onto a Sentenal and a split second later the second player jumps onto the other Sentenal. The first player falls and the second player jumps on him. The second player will land having red health, so he will spawn and you can run around doing whatever you please. The Rex(8.9) A tough little Easter Egg, but nowhere near as hard as the Megg. This is found deep into the level, it's at the part where you have to clear the BIG gap. Instead, I think you turn to the right about 15 degrees and you will probebly land on an island. There is a door here, so go through and turn on your flashlight. Look at the wall and you will notice blood splattered there. If you're smart enough to notice, the blood spells out Rex, which I think is one of Bungie's employee's nickname. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.1- Contact- To contact me about my guide, whether it's a comment or something other than rude mail and such, Email me or IM me at [email protected] Or you can do what is said in 2.2 2.2- Submitting challenges- Simple, Email me or IM me at [email protected] and I will read your challenge. First, you have to have completed the challenge and then I will have to successfully complete them too. Once I complete them, I will post them with a rating I think is appropriate.