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News July 31 2017
Celebrating 15 Years of Halo, Morpheus Plays Through His Favorite Halo 3 Level - 'The Ark'
Celebrating 15 years of Halo, Morpheus has already replayed his favorite parts of Halo: CE and Halo 2, so logically and chronologically, he's up to Halo 3! Check out his replay of The Ark with his commentary and reminisce on one of the greatest Halo levels with him! You can let him know your thoughts in our forum! (MacGyver10 15:58:03 UTC) (permalink)
News July 28 2017
New Halo Piece for #FanFictionFriday with the Start of Act 3 of HWPD's 'LORC: Beginnings'
We have an entry in our Fan Fiction database this Friday with the first two chapters of Act 3 of HWBD's LORC: Beginnings. Ryau and Naki crash on Earth as Scorpions, Warthogs and Scarabs do battle on the surface! Go give the entire series a read in our Fan Fiction section! (MacGyver10 17:28:50 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 07/27/17 ' Hot Drops & Flag Caps'
The latest Halo Community Update went up last night on HaloWaypoint with a recap on the fun that went down in Atlanta this past weekend at DreamHack. There's also a recap on the new Halo Wars 2 DLC content, a gorgeous paint job on some Halo: Fleet Battles ships and the usual fan content (check out that forged Duck Hunt game!) among other fun news items. (MacGyver10 17:17:06 UTC) (permalink)
Mythic Shotty Snipers Playlist Available Now in Halo 5
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Shotty snipers alone not enough fun for you? Try it with the Mythic weapons Nornfang and Oathsworn now in Halo 5, and see if that scratches the itch.
News July 27 2017
Sticker Shock Weapon Skins from LootCrate Available in Halo 5 for a Limited Time
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Missed out on the Sticker Shock weapon skins in the Halo Legendary LootCrate? Looks like they're available now for a limited time in Halo 5!
News July 26 2017
DrBizz Runs Back Through 'The Arbiter' Level in Halo 2
After some time off, DrBizz is back with a cool new trick on Halo 2. He had this to say about it:
Hello friends! Well, it's been quite a while since I posted a trick video but here is a project that was only streamed live and never put into a production video until now. This involves MCC on The Arbiter and a bunch of crazy physics skulls to travel way off course and actually go backwards inside the station from the banshee ledge where the heretic leader is later in the mission. It's a long run of difficult jumps, fall breaks and blasting through closed doors with grenade piles. Amazingly, the load zone trips work backwards allowing a very long travel and all sorts of things get triggered out of order.Thanks for watching, hope you enjoy it!
Also check out and follow his Twitch stream, where you can see him breaking and tricking through levels live! (MacGyver10 17:39:27 UTC) (permalink)
Serina Rises and Spearbreaker Drops for Last Batch of Halo Wars 2 Season Pass Content
The latest and last news dump on content for the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass is up. Head on over to Halowaypoint to read about the Spearbreaker missions and Serina as a playable hero for the game, as well as see the new content's launch trailer. (MacGyver10 17:35:58 UTC) (permalink)
News July 25 2017
Artist of Many Halo Wars 2 Blitz Cards Shares His Artwork and is Featured on Kotaku
Revenant1988 let us know that the artist behind many of the Halo Wars 2 Blitz cards was featured on Kotaku recently. You can see all his art on his personal page as well if you want to grab a few for a desktop background! (MacGyver10 17:19:32 UTC) (permalink)
News July 24 2017
Rockslider Makes the AoTCR Column Ascent Easier
Following up his recent accomplishment, Rockslider has come back with a much easier way of ascending the AoTCR column in his latest work. (MacGyver10 22:16:11 UTC) (permalink)
Final Release Trailer for SPV3 Makes Halo CE Look Gorgeous
Masterz1337 popped in with the final trailer for SPV3. Check out the SPV3 for Halo CE Release Trailer and see how beautifully they've remade the experience of Halo: Combat Evolved! (MacGyver10 22:11:36 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Shows Up in 'Ready Player One' Trailer from San Diego Comic Con
The much-hyped Ready Player One trailer popped up from SDCC this past weekend, and IdahoGamerGirl let us know that GamesRadar had a list of video game easter eggs so far in the trailer, including one of obvious relevancy to Halo fans. (MacGyver10 22:08:01 UTC) (permalink)
News July 21 2017
Rockslider Launches to the Top of the AoTCR Entry Chamber (AFAIK, First to Accomplish This Since Mentioned in 2006)
A High Impact Halo forum user mentioned the possibility of accomplishing this task way back in September of 2006, but as far as I can tell, Rockslider is the first to pull it off! Check out his post in our forum to watch him launch to the top of the column in AoTCR's entry chamber! (MacGyver10 19:56:43 UTC) (permalink)
News July 19 2017
Canon Fodder #99 - Stay Frosty
One shy of his centennial, GrimBrother One has shared his latest Canon Fodder on HaloWaypoint giving us a preview of the upcoming Halo Wars 2 multiplayer and campaign DLC, some lore bits (of course) and a nod to September's 'Halo: Warfleet'. (Thanks Revenant1988!) (MacGyver10 13:57:30 UTC) (permalink)
News July 18 2017
Rockslider's Force-Launching Extravaganza
Rockslider expands upon his force-launching in his latest video. Spending a little time showing how to set it up, and then going crazy with the fun! Check it out in his latest forum post! (MacGyver10 20:56:50 UTC) (permalink)
Cortana Headlines Series 2 of LootCrate's Halo Boxes
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Did you miss the reveal of the new Halo Icons figure coming to series 2 of the Legendary LootCrates? It's Cortana, taken from Halo 4 and in 'The Awakening' themed box coming up next!
News July 14 2017
Halo Community Update - 07/13/17 'Austin-tatious'
Missed out on the recent trip to Austin, Texas for the Rooster Teeth Expo? 343 has you covered with some of the going-on's in their latest Community Update, as well as a recap of some of the cool announcements recently for Halo backward compatibility and a preview of San Diego Comic-Con fun. (MacGyver10 21:58:45 UTC) (permalink)
Chappified Shows Off Halo 3 Strategy for Speedrunning 'The Ark' on Legendary
Chappified shared a strategy he's using now to run the ghost through Halo 3's 'The Ark' level on legendary. Something that was pretty difficult before, but could save 30 seconds to a minute in speed runs! (MacGyver10 21:55:15 UTC) (permalink)
Lori Tritel, Voice of Halo's Librarian, Passed Away This Week According to Fellow VO Actor
TheBSPolice shared the sad news of Lori Tritel's passing earlier this week. Lori was the voice of Halo's Librarian and one of the highlights of 343's new characters for me, personally. (MacGyver10 21:48:51 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Grinds a Ghost on the Upper Ledge of AoTCR's First Bridge
Rockslider also shared a pair of videos in our forum last week showing how he got up and began riding a ghost on the upper ledge near AOTCR's first bridge! (MacGyver10 21:45:56 UTC) (permalink)
Podtacular Chats with Executive Producer behind Halo Wars 2
Dust Storm emailed us back last week (while I was out on vacation) about their E3 podcast they recorded with Barry Feather, Executive Producer behind Halo Wars 2. Go check it out! (MacGyver10 21:28:11 UTC) (permalink)
News July 11 2017
One Author of Halo Story Bible Doubts UCLA Professor's Take on Her Inspiring Halo
Did you read the article on the UCLA professor who said she might be an inspiration for Bungie's Halo? Well one of the authors of the Halo Bible, Eric Trautmann, is a little unsure of her story's truthiness. (Thanks Cody Miller!) (MacGyver10 18:46:44 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Celebrates Halo's 15th Anniversary by Playing Through Halo 2's Gravemind
You might have already caught his video for Halo: CE, but Morpheus just popped in to let us know his 15th Anniversary Celebration of Halo video for Halo 2 is up! In it he plays through the level Gravemind (possibly his favorite in the Halo series) as he reflects on Halo 2 and how his parents 'stole the money' he was saving for Halo 2's release date. (MacGyver10 18:41:01 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Summer Celebration Last Week Announced New Backward Compatible Halo Games and 4k Support for Halo 5
So I picked a very poor time to go on vacation these past ten days, as Halo has seen some very cool info pop up in the last little bit. Specifically, the 'Halo Summer Celebration' happened last week where 343 announced a bunch of cool stuff with old Halo games becoming backward compatible this year, Halo Wars 2 DLC plans and Halo 5 getting special Xbox One X updates to make it 4k ready to name a few. You've probably read it all already, but I wanted to make sure we had something up at least acknowledging it. (Thanks gamerguy2002!) (MacGyver10 18:34:03 UTC) (permalink)