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                                    HALO 3
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                               FAQ/Walkthrough
                      Copyright (c)2008-2013 DomZ Ninja

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 Author: DomZ Ninja
 E-mail: domzninja[at]hotmail[dot]com
 Updated: 03/31/13
 Version: 1.1

 NOTE: This guide does contain spoilers!


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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

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See that series of numbers to the right of each section? If you want to find 
a specific section in the FAQ, press CTRL + F to open a search box. Type in 
the series of numbers for the desired section that you're trying to find and 
press Enter. Whabam! The search function will take you there in an instant.


 [1] VERSION HISTORY.................................................. [0100]
 [2] CONTROLS......................................................... [0200]
 [3] WALKTHROUGH...................................................... [0300]
 
      Sierra 117...................................................... [0301]
      Crow's Nest..................................................... [0302]
      Tsavo Highway................................................... [0303]
      The Storm....................................................... [0304]
      Floodgate....................................................... [0305]
      The Ark......................................................... [0306]
      The Covenant.................................................... [0307]
      Cortana......................................................... [0308]
      Halo............................................................ [0309]
       
 [4] ENEMIES.......................................................... [0400]
 [5] WEAPONS.......................................................... [0500]

      Human Weapons................................................... [0501]
      Covenant Weapons................................................ [0502]
      Grenades/Support Weapons........................................ [0503]
       
 [6] EQUIPMENT........................................................ [0600]
 [7] VEHICLES......................................................... [0700]

      Human Vehicles.................................................. [0701]
      Covenant Vehicles............................................... [0702]
       
 [8] SKULLS........................................................... [0800]
 [9] TERMINALS........................................................ [0900]
[10] MULTIPLAYER MEDALS............................................... [1000]
[11] MULTIPLAYER RANKS................................................ [1100]
[12] UNLOCKABLES...................................................... [1200]
[13] ACHIEVEMENTS..................................................... [1300]
[14] THANKS/CREDITS................................................... [1400]


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[1] VERSION HISTORY                                                     [0100]

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FAQ/Walkthrough #26
-------------------

 Version 1.0 (03/07/08) - FAQ/Walkthrough complete and submitted.

 Version 1.1 (12/11/08) - Updated the FAQ to include the new Achievements and
                          some multiplayer stuff.


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[2] CONTROLS                                                            [0200]

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|  D-Pad                      |  Use Flashlight (Up)                         |
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|  Left Analog Stick          |  Move, Crouch (Click)                        |
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|  Right Analog Stick         |  Aim, Zoom In (Click)                        |
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|  Start                      |  Open Menu                                   |
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|  Back                       |  Check Multiplayer Score                     |
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|  X Button                   |  Use Equipment                               |
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|  Y Button                   |  Change Weapon                               |
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|  A Button                   |  Jump                                        |
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|  B Button                   |  Melee Attack                                |
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|  Right Trigger              |  Fire Gun                                    |
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|  Left Trigger               |  Fire Gun (Duel Wield), Throw Grenade        |
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|  Right Bumper               |  Interact, Reload                            |
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|  Left Bumper                |  Reload (Duel Wield), Swap Grenade           |
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[3] WALKTHROUGH                                                         [0300]

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 NOTE: This walkthrough is based on the Heroic difficulty.


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 SIERRA 117                                                             [0301]
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===========
Walk It Off
===========

After the opening cutscene, follow the Arbiter and the soldiers through the 
jungle. If you have never played a Halo game, get yourself acclamated with the 
controls before you go too far. The path is pretty straightforward, so it's 
nearly impossible to get lost. Proceed until you reach a waterfall, where a 
Phantom will fly over you. Take a right at the waterfall and hop over the tree 
trunk for a glimpse at some Grunts.

Quickly run behind the two rocks in the stream and plug a few of them with 
your Assault Rifle. Your soldier buddies will try and help out, but don't be 
surprised if they aren't really carrying their own weight. You'll soon learn 
that NPCs aren't very helpful in this game. A Brute Captain will appear, so 
take him out first and grab the Brute Shot left behind. Any remaining Grunts 
will scatter, so pick them off.

Press forward, passing two metal shelters on the right. A Phantom will rise 
overhead and drop some Grunts and a Brute down into the body of water below. 
Stay up on the high ground and eliminate the Brute with your Brute Shot. You 
can use Plasma Grenades dropped by the Grunts from before here. Once the coast 
is clear, drop down and grab the ammo. We can move on to the left, but first 
you should probably grab the skull in this area.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Blind
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This is definitely one of the easiest skulls to find in the game. Once past
 the metal structures where the first few enemies were found, drop into the
 small pool down below (the location where the Phantom dropped all the
 enemies). From there, head to the right and walk along the cliffside.

 In the far right corner, you should spot a large rock jutting out of the
 cliff if you look down. Jump onto the rock to find the skull placed on the
 edge of the oddly-placed rock. Simply press the Right Bumper to pick up the
 skull and have it registered on your system. You can drop it afterwards.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Return to the pool where the enemies were and move to the left. Use the rocks 
as cover to pick off any Covenant forces beyond. The Brutes here will use 
Bubble Shields to protect them. Remember that no weapon can pierce the bubble. 
You can either wait until the shield lowers or jump right into the fray and 
enter the bubble to take out the foes inside. Follow the soldiers into a small 
cave after scrounging around for ammo.

Fall down the shaft and move on until you reach a very open, dense area. Stop 
moving and look to the ledge on the right. A Grunt will pace back and forth, 
then fall asleep with his back turned to you. Jump over the chasm onto the 
ledge and swiftly melee attack him for an instant kill.

There is a very large amount of enemies down in the ridge, so you will have to 
be careful during this sequence. If you turn around, you will notice two 
purple boxes that contain Carbines and Spikers. I suggest keeping the Brute 
Shot and picking up a Carbine in exchange for your Assault Rifle.

Right next to the weapon supply is a cave leading downward. Follow it to reach 
ground level. Hide behind the rock next to the Carbine supply. Now it's just 
time to make the first move. What I did was zoom in with the Carbine on a 
glowing blue energy container across the ridge (should be next to some purple 
boxes). It is highly explosive, so shooting it should take out any Grunts or 
Jackals nearby.

The firefight commences, so now it's all up to you taking cover while picking 
off any enemies. Keep using the rocks and trees as cover and watch out for any 
enemies that happen to flank you (especially Kamikaze Grunts). Remember that 
there is a Carbine supply near the entrance to the cave that you can always 
use to get more ammo. 

The only other thing I should let you know is that there are Carbine-wielding 
Jackals on the cliff to the right, so either snipe them or simply avoid them 
until you get get up to their level. After finally clearing out the ground 
floor of bad guys, collect any ammo and grenades, then start up the ramp. 
Watch out for the Brute Captain that likes to hide in the corner to the left. 
Wipe out the enemies in front (if any) and continue to the next area.

A Brute on top of a tree trunk bridge is readying to slay a soldier, but stop 
the madness by taking out the Brute first. There is a Jackal Sniper to the 
left of the bridge and some Grunts to the right. Kill the sniper to the left 
and run under the bridge to find a ramp leading upwards.

Cross the tree trunk bridge and duck behind the rocks. There are a few Grunts, 
some Jackals, and a Jackal Sniper. Nothing to worry. Eliminate them and move 
on to find a Brute Captain. Spam your Brute Shot on his ass, then proceed 
through the cave.

Drop down the ledge to get a very annoying interruption from Cortana. These 
are common in the levels, so get ready to be annoying by her constant 
blabbering. Exit the cave.


===============
Charlie Foxtrot
===============

Move forward to reach a ledge above a large area. Pry the Battle Rifle from 
the hands of the dead soldier and drop down. Things are pretty chaotic down 
here, so stay in the backfield and try to go unnoticed when you pick off any 
enemies with your Battle Rifle. A soldier will note the group of a Pelican 
that docks near the two metal bunkers. Unfortunately, it is shot down soon 
after. A Phantom flies in, so take cover in the bunker.

Shoot the gunner on the side of the Phantom and hide from the gunfire until it 
flies away. Zoom in with your Battle Rifle and look across the river. There 
are some Jackal Snipers stationed in the trees and the rocks, so snipe them 
with your rifle.

Now exit the metal bunker and hide behind the odd metal structure on the dock. 
It's right past the two bunkers and has two large wheels on the top. Snipe the 
Jackal Sniper on a ledge near the big building as well as the Grunts. The 
Brutes will probably throw up Bubble Shields, so we will have to confront them 
head on.

Pass by a third bunker and take the trail to the left of the massive boulder. 
Eliminate the two Jackals here and the pair of snipers on the ledge up above.

Once at the building, hide behind the crates and various structures when 
fighting the Brute Captains. The soldiers and the Arbiter will help you out, 
but make sure to use the Plasma Grenades to stick onto the captains. There are 
about three Brutes here, so be careful.

Take a left at the end to find another Brute Captain on a big rock near some 
Grunts. Blast him with your Brute Shot as you quickly run back against the 
wall. There is a Jackal Sniper down the path that can easily take you out if 
you stand still for too long. Snipe the Jackal on the treetop and rid yourself 
of the remaining Grunts. 

Once the coast is finally clear, follow the Arbiter back into the forest. The 
next area is dense and filled with Jackal Snipers that, like snipers should, 
hide in very high places. You will find them on ledges, tree branches, and 
anywhere that is hard to spot. Move with caution and be slow when going 
through this section of the forest. There are only two or three of them here, 
but that's enough for you to bite the dust.

Follow the Arbiter until he makes a right at the far end of the forest. Before 
turning right, peek out from the rock and look up at the ledge. Take out the 
sniper here and also kill the one on the ledge to the right of the first one. 
The Arbiter will run through a canyon, but don't follow him. Instead, look to 
the ledge on the right of the path he goes down. Look up and kill the sniper 
here, then jump up and head to the sniper's position.

Ah, now you can start sniping the bad guys yourself! There are plenty of Beam 
Rifles scattered around in the previous area, so hopefully you picked on up. 
If not, the Battle Rifle will suffice. Shoot the Brute Captain on the ledge 
across from you and snipe pretty much anything that moves (other than your 
friends of course!). There are more snipers here, so make sure to check the 
trees and rocky outcrops.

After defeating as many Covenants as you can, drop down and press forward. 
There will most likely be some stragglers including a Brute Captain, but you 
should be able to handle him. There is a Phantom deploying Grunts to the 
right, but don't worry about that for now. Look up on the mountainside beyond 
the Phantom. Snipe the Jackal here and then head out into the clearing.

A trail leads up to the right, so peek out from the rocks and toss a grenade 
at the group of Grunts. You may get lucky and take out the Brute here as well. 
Look past the enemy squad and up at the cliffside to find another Jackal 
Sniper. Chances are he'll find you before you find him, so just follow the 
bullet fire to locate his position.

Go forward and look at the edge of the cliff at the downed Pelican. It may be 
destroyed, but it left behind loads of weapons. Drop down the cliff and pick 
up some ammo. Grab the Frag Grenades, Battle Rifle ammo, and Sniper Rifle in 
place of your Beam Rifle. 

The Arbiter will run to the right of the crash site, so follow him towards a 
metal bridge. Use your Sniper Rifle to take out the Brute Captain wandering 
around, then use the Battle Rifle to clean up. Cross the bridge and kill any 
remaning enemies, then walk down the trail that slopes downward. You will soon 
come to a cliff overlooking a large factory. This is where the fun begins.


============
Quid Pro Quo
============

This factory is filled with enemies, and unfortunately a lot of those enemies 
are Jackal Snipers. The only source of cover you have on the cliff is the 
small tree to the right, so you will have to be very quick with your shots. 
Most of the snipers are on the roofs of the buildings, but there is one in the 
cylindrical structure past the buildings.

I believe there are only four snipers, so pick off the Brutes here as well. 
Make the Brute Chieftan one of your primary targets. He is donned in black 
armor and holds a Gravity Hammer. He should be on the bridge on the northern 
end of the factory. His armor is very powerful, so knock off his helmet and 
aim for a headshot.

After clearing out most of the enemies, drop down from the cliff. Ditch the 
ammo for a more close-range weapon such as the Needler. Take the stairs ahead 
and enter the building. A Phantom will drop some more enemies onto the dam, so 
you can either take them head on or flank them.

If you want to do the latter, leave the building and look for another doorway 
to the left of the entrance. This tunnel will take you under the dam and onto 
the other side, where you can launch a sneak attack. Either way, deal with the 
Covenant forces on the dam.

Whether you are on the surface or above, make a left and take out the Brutes 
and Grunts in front. Take shelter in the in the alcoves on the right and use 
the red cylindrical devices as cover. It should not take too long to wipe out 
the enemies here. As a result, you can safely look for the next skull here.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Iron
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Stand on the dam where the Phantom dropship left all the Covenants behind.
 Hug the right side and jump up onto the ledge where the Jackal Sniper was
 waiting. It is to the right of the roofed in section. Walk across the metal
 grating and use the metal structure to jump up onto the ledge. There is a
 sniper up here, but hopefully you killed him from before. Walk to the other
 end and make a left until you reach a dead end. The skull is tucked away in
 a tiny nook in the corner of the ledge.
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Drop down from the ledge and enter the building at the center of the factory. 
Press the Right Bumper to deactivate the shield and rescue Johnson. Your next 
mission is to stay alive until a Pelican can come for support. As soon as you 
lower the barrier, run back to the dam and hide behind anything you can. If 
you have your Gravity Hammer, stay put. If not, then keep your distance from 
the dam. 

Enemies will drop down onto the dam, and you can surprise a Brute Captain and 
his Grunt lackeys with your Gravity Hammer. If not, keep back and take them 
out from afar. It can get pretty nasty since the Phantoms like to stick around 
and use their own cannons on you, so always remember to take cover.

You only have to deal with two waves of enemies while your buddies destroy the
Phantoms. Once the Phantom is destroyed, wait around for reinforcements to
show up. Hop inside the Pelican to end the level.


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 CROW'S NEST                                                            [0302]
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=================
Know Your Role...
=================

You will start off in base camp. No time for mission briefing, it's time to 
search for a skull! Chop chop!

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 SKULL: Black Eye
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 At the start of the level, go straight ahead towards the back end of the
 room. Once facing the green and yellow door, turn around to spot a mesh rack
 of sorts. Jump onto the rack, then get up onto the thin, red support beam.
 Carefully hop up from the beam to the large pipe suspended by the cables.
 Walk to the end of the pipe to spot the skull. Psh, that was easy!
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now we are rarin' to go. Drop down and go down the stairs to the lower level. 
The soldiers are so nice, that they will even show you the way to your next 
destination! Aw, makes me feel kinda bad whenenver I smash one over the head 
with the butt of my gun. :)

Pick up a Battle Rifle off the rack while the soldier opens the door in front 
of you. Jump up the ledge and enter the building, then open the door. Walk 
down the tunnel as the two goofball soldiers follow you. Open the next metal 
door to watch a Warthog get blown up. Fun!

The metal shields here are pretty nice, since they make for good cover and 
also have eye slits so you can shoot enemies while still being protected. Kill 
all the Grunts and Jackals that stand in your path, then do the same the Brute 
up not too much farther along the room. Enter the opened door on the left 
side, just past the Brute.

There is a squad of Grunts and three Jackal snipers at the end of the hall, so 
make your life a lot easier by tossing a Frag Grenade their way. Grab a 
Carbine in place of your Assault Rifle and take the path to the left. Enter 
either door up here: they both lead to the same gigantic docking bay. I would 
have preferred more of a stealthy approach, but your two companions will most 
likely barge in and freak everyone out.

Grab one of the Machine Gun Turrets on either end of the docking bay and use 
it on the Grunts and Jackals here. There are some more down on the lower 
levels hiding behind the Deployable Cover, but destroy them and kill the pansy 
Grunts. Also take note of the green barrels that are glowing orange in the 
center. They are explosive, so use them to your advantage.

A Phantom will eventually unload some Brutes and Jackals, but you have four 
Machine Gun Turrets here. Two more Phantoms will drop down enemies, but if you 
lie in wait and plug them with your Machine Gun Turrets as they are dropped 
down, then they stand no chance.

A Pelican will dock once the enemies are cleared out and all of the crew will 
hop on board. Of course, you have to stay behind and complete your mission. 
*sigh*

Okay, now we have to backtrack to the ops-center. Exit the docking bay the 
same way you came in and go through the hallway again. Backtrack through the 
area where the Warthog was destroyed and continue through the tunnel. Ugh, I 
hate backtracking.

Eventually you will come to an open door, so proceed through to find another 
soldier. Drones will swarm out of the open air vents and fill up the cave. 
They are very frail, but they are quick and come in LARGE numbers. Use an 
automatic weapon such as the Assault Rifle or the SMG to deal with them.

I suggest the SMG, which can be found on the weapon racks on the left and
right side of the cave. Make sure to always take cover since each Drone holds
a Plasma Pistol, and that is a lot of shots you have to dodge. Use any
Deployable Cover from the docking bay here.

Once the Drone infestation is dealt with, drop down the ledges and continue
through the door. Ha, it's fun rustling through all of their dead bodies.


==================
Gift With Purchase
==================

Three soldiers greet you at the entrance of the hallway, so walk past them and 
go up the stairs. If you want to be a big meanie, you can steal the wounded 
soldiers' weapons. Walk towards the door surrounded by the soldiers and grab a 
Shotgun off of the rack to the left. Open the door and do the same with the 
one down the ramp.

Man, I wish I didn't open that door. This room is filled with baddies, and 
they happen to all be Brutes. One is a Brute Chieftan as well, so keep your 
guard up. Your first order of attack against this squad of Brutes is to get 
the high ground. Walk forward and pick up a Grav Lift near the totaled truck. 
Place it down and use it to reach one of two catwalks above. 

Hide in one of the rooms here as the Brutes will try and hunt you down. Hide 
against the rack on the side of the room and wait for Brutes to enter the tiny 
room with you. When they are at the entranceway, pop out and blast them with 
your Shotgun. Doing so removes their armor, leaving them open to a melee 
attack. The Brutes usually pair up, so shoot both and whack 'em with your gun 
to ensure instant death.

The room on the left has a Battle Rifle, so you should probably head to that 
room eventually. Not all Brutes are dumb enough to rush into the room; some 
stay outside and try to attack with their Spikers. Counter by using a Battle 
Rifle to pick them off. Repeat this nifty strategy until there is only one 
Brute left -- the Brute Chieftan.

His Gravity Hammer can cause some serious pain, so going toe-to-toe with this 
monster is not a good idea. Keep your distance from him and use your Battle 
Rifle to aim for the head. I have used many unintelligent strategies against 
this guy, but some proved to be helpful. If you're daring, spam your melee 
attack over and over again so he can't get one hit off you. It's risky, but 
effective. Oh, and pretty dumb.

Pick up the Gravity Hammer and take it as your prize for wiping this entire 
room clean of Brute scum. Before leaving, take another Grav Lift: you'll need 
it shortly. Exit via the door at the right side of the room at the very end. 
Fall through the shaft at the end of the tunnel to enter an air duct. Drones 
will pop out of the pipes, but just ignore them and run forward.

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 SKULL: Grunt Birthday Party
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 First off, don't drop down the air duct. Walk to the end and peer down the
 hole. It is hard to see, but there is a pipe directly below the ledge you are
 standing on now. However, it is possible to drop down and land on the pipe.
 The second you drop down, press back on the Left Analog Stick to hopefully
 get on before falling down the shaft.

 That is the hard way to get this skull. The easy way is to drop down and put
 the Grav Lift from before near the wall. Now just ride the Grav Lift into the
 pipe. Walk to the end of the pipe to find the skull.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exit the air duct and drop down into a new room. Open the door to watch a 
soldier get chucked into a pillar. Definitely lol-worthy. Turn to the right to 
see three Brutes interrogating a soldier. Climb up the ladder to the upper 
level and toss a Plasma Grenade at the one in the center to kill him and badly 
injure the other two. Pick them off from above, then stay up in the upper 
floor while dealing with the enemies.

You can even enter the vents and deliver sneak attacks, but that is not 
recommended. Stay on the upper floor and wipe out the ongoing threats. 

Eventually you will have to make a right down the hallway. Jump from the 
bunker where the Brute Captain was onto the catwalk above, then climb up the 
ladder into the vents. Equip your Gravity Hammer and run to the end of the 
vent. Once at the dead end, drop down and slam the Brute Captain here with 
your hammer.

There is another Brute holding a Plasma Cannon down the hall, and he can pose 
a real problem. Take cover behind the pillars and boxes and use the Brute Shot 
dropped by the captain to deal with him. The soldiers and the Arbiter will 
always help out, so sometimes you just have to take cover and let your buds 
deal with the problems.

The Brutes tend to drop Bubble Shields, so use that to your advantage. There 
are around three Brutes that help out the Brute Captain with the Plasma 
Cannon. This fight is pretty tough, but use some Frag Grenades and Brute Shots 
to help clear them out, then pick off the weak ones. Take the Plasma Cannon 
with you and open the door at the end of the hallway. In the next room, open 
the elevator and wait inside as it takes you to the second floor. 

You'll finally end up outside, where a group of Jump Pack Brutes will rage war 
against some stragglers. Use the Plasma Cannon to wipe out the first three or 
four, then run up the ramp on the right to reach a door. You can't open it 
yet, but eventually it will open to reveal another group of Jump Pack Brutes. 
Use our Plasma Cannon to shoot them dead. They probably don't even know what 
hit 'em!

Go through the room to reach the observatory above, where you can find a 
Battle Rifle and a Cloaking. Pick up both and jump out of the window down to 
the floor again. A Pelican will land and take the soldiers away, but walk to 
the other end of the room and walk down the stairs. Head past the dead Drones 
and into a hangar. 


============================
Last One Out, Get the Lights
============================

Go past the vehicles here (I wish I could drive an 18-wheeler in this game)
and through the door to get interrupted by Cortana again. Open the door in
front to face a Grunt behind a Plasma Cannon. Melee attack him and detach the
cannon, then proceed down the ramp and mow down the trio of Jackals. Take out
the Grunt behind the second Plasma Cannon and take a left. 

Shoot the Jackals wandering around aimlessly and use the vehicles for cover as 
you target the next two Plasma Cannons. Remember that you can use the second 
one if you run out of ammo. Destroy both and move towards the crates.

The next room is a bit bigger and like before, holds two Plasma Cannons. Use 
whatever gun you have to target one of the gunners while hiding behind the big 
green crates. You can also use grenades to blow up the cannons in one big 
explosion. Also target the sniper duo on the catwalk above.

Once the room is cleared out, exit through the door to the left. Open the door 
up the ramp to reach base camp! Gosh, we just went in a GIANT circle, didn't 
we?! However, the room is filled with Brutes and a Brute Captain. They won't 
notice you at first. If you haven't already, use your Cloaking. While 
invisible, ready your Gravity Hammer and walk right next to one of the Brutes 
standing still. Smash him, then quickly repeat with the second Brute.

Clear out the few Grunts here and run back up the stairs and behind the weapon 
rack. There are two more Brutes here. One is a captain that is holding a Fuel 
Rod Cannon, and the other is behind a Plasma Cannon on a ledge high up in the 
room.

Use the Brute Shots dropped by the enemies to target the gunner. The Fuel Rod 
Cannon blasts shouldn't hurt you if you stay behind the mesh rack at all 
times. Now use some grenades to destroy the Brute Captain or blow him up with 
your Brute Shot.

Activate the large bomb behind the captain's corpse. Great, now we have to 
escape! Go down the stairs and ignore the Grunts along the way. I mean, 
they're just trying to run for their lives too!

In short, you have to return to the docking bay from the beginning of the 
level. If you don't remember how to get there, just follow the arrow. There 
are many Grunts along the way, but they don't really do anything other than 
run in circles. It's fun to run around with them in a panicked state.

Once in the docking bay, make a beeline for the hangar on the right. Run past 
the Jackals and the silly Grunts and enter the elevator at the end. Hit the 
switch to get out of there just in time. Phew! Or maybe not...


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 TSAVO HIGHWAY                                                          [0303]
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===================
Full Contact Safari
===================

The garage here is totally destroyed, save for a few Warthogs. Go through the 
doorway on the left and enter the Warthog. The other ones will hop in the 
Transport Hog. I suggest taking the driver's seat: the soldiers are good 
gunners but aren't the best drivers. It's nice to know that you aren't a 
sitting duck if you get caught in enemy fire, so I suggest taking the wheel.

Drive through the cave and drive past the Jackals and Grunts. You could try 
running them over, but they will probably just dive out of the way. Drive 
through the door to enter a large field.

Drive down the dirt road past the destroyed Phantom and ride under the remains 
of the Halo. When you reach the two Jackal Snipers near the destroyed sniper 
post, run one over and take the Beam Rifle in exchange for your Assault Rifle. 
Drive past the next set of Covenant and follow the trail to reach an open 
plain. This part is pretty tough.

From the start, run over the Brute Captain and any of the Grunts to the left. 
Don't go any farther with the Warthog, because there are snipers and turrets 
scattered about. Hide behind the big boulder nearby and snipe the sniper on 
top of the post on the left. Also snipe any Brutes you see down on the ground. 
Now take your attention to the right side of the area.

A Shade turret is positioned in the center of the pond. It's high up on a 
rock, giving you a good spot to aim. Ignore the turret itself and wait for the 
turret to turn around, then shoot the Grunt controlling it.

On top of that, you will have to avoid two Jackal Snipers positioned on the 
dam and one on the sniper post. Snipe those three once you get the chance. The 
only other enemies left should just be some Grunts, so get back in the Warthog 
and run them over.

There is a second Shade Turret on the dam, so either snipe the gunner or toss 
a grenade at it when close enough. Use the trail on the left to ride past the 
dam and grab one of the Beam Rifles dropped by the sniper on the dam. Continue 
through the clearing.

You'll reach another big area with several buildings. Ride past the Chopper 
explosion towards the nearest metal building. Pick up the Shotgun and shoot 
the Brute that is on the other side of the house. He was on the roof but most 
likely fell down. 

Use your Beam Rifle and Battle Rifle (that can be found in the big bunker to 
the left) to snipe any enemy you spot. If you are a skilled sniper, you can 
successfully kill the Brutes that are behind the wheel of the Chopper. Also 
target any other Brute on the ground and the Shade Turret up on the cliffside. 

Direct your attention to the platoon of enemies near the big blue shield on 
the left. Walk up the hill where the Shade Turret was and use this spot to 
snipe any enemies below. Destroy the turret and pick off the Brutes near the
shield. The soldiers commanding the Warthog usually help out too. 

Once the coast is clear, drop down and walk towards the giant shield. This 
force field only prevents vehicles from going through, so you can just walk on 
through. Take out the Brutes in the tunnel and destroy the device that is 
holding up the shield. Once it's down, return to a Warthog and drive down the 
highway. Tsavo Highway baby! Stop once you reach broad daylight. It's time to 
find a skull.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Tough Luck
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Slowly drive down the highway, eyeing the large pipe on the left of the road.
 Stop once you notice a bright yellow ladder protrude from the side of the
 pipe. Get out and jump to the ladder to the top of the pipe.

 Jump over the yellow fence to the other side, then look down. On the chasm to
 the left are two large concrete rails. If you look down off the left side of
 the pipe you should notice them way down below. Well, you'll have to drop
 down to the one on the left (the first one you come across).

 The jump is a long one, so you will have to drop onto the tiny square panel
 with the two bolts on it. From there, take the long fall onto the platform.
 Walk to the end of the concrete support beams and you should see a small
 rocky outcropping on the side of the canyon wall.

 Yes, the skull is lying right there. Make a big jump to the rock and pick up
 the skull. In order to return to the surface, go back onto the concrete rail
 and walk to the other end. Jump onto the grass and climb back up.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Return to the Warthog and drive across the highway until you come crashing 
through a giant hole in the middle of the road. No worries; walk forward and 
climb up the ladder to reach the top again. You know, or you can just get out 
of the Warthog and use the support beams to cross the highway like a normal 
person. :)


===============
The Broken Path
===============

You will come across what looks to be a big construction site or something. 
Use the large crates in front to get a heads up on the attack by sniping the 
group of four Brutes down the dirt path. Hide behind the big pipes and the 
trucks while the trio of Jump Pack Brutes hit the scene. Take them out and 
steal their Carbines, then proceed to the base on the far left end. Some 
soldiers will be here, but they won't help out too much in this next part.

Here is where the going gets tough. Retreat to the base at the end of the hill 
and wait out here for the Pelican to come. Unfortunately, several waves of 
Brutes will stop by and make your life a living hell. Hold your ground until 
the Pelican can arrive.

The bunker at the base of the hill has an Assault Rifle and a Shotgun, while 
the base at the top has Trip Mines, a Sniper Rifle, and a Machine Gun Turret. 
Retreat to the top of the hill and take the Sniper Rifle to compliment your 
Carbine. The first Phantom will drop off some Brutes, so line the hill with 
the Trip Mines found in the base to the left (facing the bottom of the hill).

Use your Sniper Rifle to snipe the Brute Captain and the Jump Pack Brutes. 
Leave the Carbine to the Brutes with the lower class armor (the ones with the 
spherical helmets, not the one with the little horn things).

The Jump Pack Brutes will fly onto the plateau on the left while the others 
simply walk up the hill. Try to deal with the Brutes up on the hill, since the 
Jump Pack Brutes can have a hard time hitting you if you stay in the back of 
the base.

Once the Brutes on the ground are killed, use the Carbine to snipe the Jump 
Pack Brutes high up on the plateau above you. If you are almost out of ammo by 
the time the first wave is defeated, you can either steal the Brutes' weapons 
(they usually have Spikers while the Jump Pack Brutes have more Carbines) or 
you can run down to the bunker at the base and grab an Assault Rifle.

The Brute Captain at the first wave has a Fuel Rod Cannon, so that is a fairly 
nice weapon to use. 

The second wave is more or less the same as the first, so you will have to 
continue to hold your ground. Again, if you stay in the right spot, the Jump 
Pack Brutes won't be able to get a clean shot off on you, but that isn't a 
reason to stay put while attacking. It's better to keep moving so the Brutes 
advancing up to your position don't overwhelm you. It took me many tries to 
beat, but eventually I developed a solid strategy and used it to my advantage.

A Wraith will appear after the Brutes have been defeated. If you have any Fuel 
Rod Cannon ammo left, then use these along with grenades to destroy the 
Wraith. It has really good aim and one shot from the plasma cannon can totally 
own you, so take necessary cover behind the bunkers and rubble. You can always 
flank the Wraith and plant a grenade on it for massive damage, but that's 
pretty risky business.

Once the coast is finally clear, the Pelican will shot up and drop off a 
Warthog. Stock up on ammo from the battlefield before hopping in. Ride through 
the savannah to encounter a sniper post. Let the gunner deal with him. Drive 
to the next sniper post up ahead and get off. Hop in and kill the Brute here, 
then take his Beam Rifle. Surprisingly enough, the gunner alone can probably 
take out all three Brute Choppers on his own.

Once the soliders do all the dirty work, drop down and go back into the 
Warthog. Drive right into the Shade Turret to destroy it immediately, then 
ride into the tunnel and to the second highway. Run over the two Brutes before 
they can get into their respective Choppers and hop out.

You can either ride the brand spankin' new Warhog that's flipped over in the 
back or test out the Choppers. In my honest opinion, attacking on your own 
with the Chopper is nice but it is way too hard to control. Stick with the new 
Warthog.

Once you have a gunner and passenger, roll out. Ride down the highway to 
another big rocky meadow. Have the gunner eliminate the Choppers and try not 
to run into them head-on. Take a right and blow up another one, then continue 
driving around and destroying Choppers until a Wraith arrives. Taking on a 
Wraith with your Warthog isn't such a good idea, so retreat to the highway.

Now take a left and exit the Warthog. Drive under the highway and look for a 
Brute corpse. There should be a Fuel Rod Cannon and a Power Drain near his 
dead body. Pick up both the item and weapon, then walk towards the rocky hill 
in the center of the area.

Climb up to the top to reach the highway and a second Wraith. Toss the Power 
Drain to disable it, then go nuts with the Fuel Rod Cannon. Once it is 
destroyed, walk to the end of the road and destroy the Shade Turret up here.

We still have a second Wraith to deal with, and I honestly have no set 
strategy to deal with it. You can use a Chopper, your Warthog gunner, or even 
the Fuel Rod Cannon on it. Hell, if you want, you can just avoid it. The goal 
is to get a vehicle up the hill the Wraith is guarding so you can reach the 
highway. I suggest using one of the many Warthogs, but it's up to you.

Once you are on the main highway, drive down the highway to reach the first 
Brute blockade. Other than the blockades themselves, we have to get past some 
Brutes, some Jump Pack Brutes, and a lowly sniper up in their post. You can 
either get out of the Warthog and kill them with your weapons, run over them, 
or let the gunner deal with 'em.

Right past the first blockade is a second one. If you have a Beam Rifle or 
Sniper Rifle, get out and use it to snipe the Shade Turret in the far left 
corner of the blockade.

While you're here, snipe some of the Brutes so your trip down to the blockade 
is easier. If not, you will probably have to charge in full force on foot. 
There's plenty of cover including the remains of a Pelican. Make sure to watch 
out for the Jump Pack Brutes, since they can drop in right on top of you.

Waiting behind the blue blockades is a Brute Captain holding a Plasma Cannon. 
He is your main threat, so use all of your grenades and any Fuel Rod Cannon 
ammo if you have any. I had a Fuel Rod Cannon and a Beam Rifle upon entering 
this area, so it was quite easy. After clearing out the blockade, destroy the 
shield blocking to end the level. 


==============================================================================
 THE STORM                                                              [0304]
==============================================================================

==========
Ghost Town
==========

You'll start the level in the passenger seat of a Warthog. Once it stops, get 
out and open the hatcher door in front of you. The coast is clear... for now. 
The next door is shut, so go up the stairs and down the hall to reach the 
other side of the big door. Make a right at the catwalk to spot some Plasma 
Grenades near the ledge overlooking the previous room. Hit the green switch to 
open the door below so the soldiers can get through.

Take out the Grunts and Jackals below, then drop down. Open the next hatch 
door and move through. The Warthog should clear out the group of Covenant 
here, so sit back and watch them plow through. Open the next door leading 
outside and hop inside a Ghost.

We will have to deal with some Anti-Aircraft Wraiths in this area. Drive on
outside and take a quick left across the ledge. Run over the unsuspecting
Brute and Grunts here. Drive forward and cross the bridge towards the
building. Park your Ghost and head inside.

You can find a Sniper Rifle and Missile Pod on the roof. Pick them both up and 
use the Missile Pod to destroy the Ghosts lurking below. It has a neat homing 
feature that can destroy them in one shot. Just beware of the Wraiths in the 
distance, because they have incredible aim.

Destroy the three Ghosts down on the ground, then use the other five missiles 
to target the Wraith in the distance. Ignore the Anti-Air Wraith for now. All 
you need to worry with it is the gunner, so snipe him from a distance.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Catch
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 The skull is located on the large silo behind the Anti-Aircraft Wraith. If
 the gunner in the ship is killed, you can safely travel around it without
 getting hurt. You must make sure not to destory the Ant-Air Wraith, because
 the skull will disappear if both Wraiths are destroyed. Grab a Warthog (one
 is located near the entrance to this area below the ramp) and drive it to
 the silo. Park it anywhere near the edge of it.

 You'll have to perform a Grenade Jump to reach the top of the silo. To pull
 it off, you have to toss a grenade in front of you and jump over it just
 before it explodes. The explosion should give you the extra boost, allowing
 you to jump a little higher and a little farther. I suck at Grenade Jumps,
 so I used a different strategy.

 If the Wraith you destroyed is still in tact, drive it towards the silo. Park
 it at the edge and take the Warthog, then drive it on top of the Wraith. You
 know, make a little car pileup of your own. This pileup should be tall enough
 for you to reach the rim of the silo. From there, hop up on top. The skull
 should be on top of the silo.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy the Anti-Air Wraith, then head to where the first one was. The hatch 
door will open. Prepare yourself for the Grunts and Jackals on the other side 
by using a Ghost to take them out easily. Enter the building and head up the 
stairs to find some Brutes. One has a Plasma Cannon, so stay on the stairs and 
use your Assault Rifle to take him out. If you are taking too much heat, 
retreat downstairs.

After defeating everyone, head to the next room the same way as before. This 
time the hatch door is open, but there is a Machine Gun Turret on the ledge 
overlooking the entrance. Break it off and carry it to the next hatch door. 
Open it up to start a battle.

A swarm of Drones will break through the skylight. Immediately take cover 
behind a pillar or crate and use your Machine Gun Turret to quickly eliminate 
several at a time. Remember that large packs of Drones are incredibly deadly, 
so always take cover. The last remaining few flee, so walk through the hall 
until you're interrupted by Cortana. No one cares.

At the end, you will be presented with several Mongooses. These bad boys are 
the most awesome vehicles in the Halo series, so this next scene is very 
pleasant. Make sure to get into a Mongoose that has a soldier with a Rocket 
Launcher on the back, because he will be a very important asset in the next 
battle. As the hatch door opens, drive outside.

Vehicles, vehicles, and more vehicles!! The canyon will be filled with 
Choppers, Ghosts, Banshees, and two Anti-Air Wraiths. Your gunner is very 
accurate, and the best part is that he has an unlimited amount of ammo!

Since you cannot directly attack, you will have to drive around while your pal 
shoots down the enemies. It is best to always stay mobile, but don't go so far 
away that the soldier doesn't have a good shot. Try and stay close to your 
target but try not to be a sitting duck or anything.

Rockets can take out Choppers and Ghosts in one shot, and you only need two to 
take down a Wraith. They shouldn't last long. If your Mongoose ever flips 
over, quickly get on and find your gunner. If he dies, then you are pretty 
much screwed. After clearing out all the vehicles, drive around aimlessly 
until the real threat appears.


=========
Judgement
=========

Remember Scarabs from Halo 2? Yeah, we had to infiltrate it and destroy the 
machine from the inside. Well, we kinda have to do that again, but the 
strategy for getting inside is very different. 

The Scarab will lumber around the area while it targets any pesky Mongooses 
with its Plasma Cannon on its backside and the laser on the front. You will 
have to target the "knees" of the Scarab. Your gunner is smart enough to 
target the right joints, so just drive close to the Scarab while he does his 
business. It's actually not a bad idea to drive underneath the Scarab so it 
cannot target you.

It is not rare for your gunner to die. However, you still have a chance 
without him. Use your Mongoose to drive to the left side of the arena (from 
the entrance). Go up the ramp to reach a large ledge around the perimeter of 
the base. You can find Missile Pods here -- plenty of them. If worst comes to 
worst, you can use these Missile Pods to target the Scarab's legs.

Once the Scarab is damaged enough, you will hear a loud, deep beeping 
emanating from the Covenant death machine. As it lowers to the ground, make 
your way to its backside and jump on. Go up the ramp onto its back and watch 
out for any Brutes or Jackals on board. Walk to the back end of the Scarab and 
grab a Plasma Cannon along the way.

Once at the back, use the Plasma Cannon to destroy the light blue shield. With 
the "heart" exposed, shoot it repeatedly until it is destroyed. You will know 
this when it flashes red. As the Scarab shakes and falls apart, jump off and 
run away to witness the destruction of the damned thing. Yay.

Now with that out of the way, go up the ramp to meet up with the Arbiter and 
some more soldiers. Follow them inside to reach another battlezone. Use your 
Missile Pod to easily dispose of the Brutes here. Make sure to target the 
Brute Captain as well. Once you run out of ammo, drop it and grab a Shotgun in 
the next room. Two Hunters will enter the room in a dramatic fashion. Yay!

There are many boxes you can hide inside of and plenty of objects to take 
cover behind. Frankly, I found it easiest to try and flank a Hunter, then 
blast it in the back with your Shotgun. Remember that you can only damage its 
orange skin, the rest is impenetrable. The fact that the Hunters will be 
focused on the soldiers and civilians makes things easier.

If you still have your Sniper Rifle, peek outside and snipe the two Brutes. 
Also try to take out the Brute Chieftan, but he may end up using his 
Invincibility. If so, wait for it to die down, then snipe him in the head.

If you ever need Sniper Rifle ammo, go up the stairs to the left to enter the 
small observation room. The second room holds Sniper Rifle ammo. It also takes 
you outside directly past the Chieftan, so it can be used to launch a sneak 
attack as well. 

Press forward, defeating the Grunts and Brutes ahead. Once you reach the 
passage with the four alcoves on the side, jump in the one on the right to 
find up a Battle Rifle. Replace it with your Shotgun and continue to reach a 
large hill. Walk onto the outpost on the left to find even more Sniper Rifle 
Ammo. Snipe the Grunts and Brutes up on the hill and make sure to rid yourself 
of the Captain, because he has a pesky Fuel Rod Cannon.

Have your soldiers ascend up the hill and follow them. Once you reach the top, 
use the legs of the massive cannon as a shield and target the Brutes and Brute 
Captain on the other side of the gun. They also carry Fuel Rod Cannons, so be 
very careful here. There are a lot of enemies guarding the cannon.

Once you wipe out every last obstacle, focus your attention on the cannon 
itself. Every time it fires a blast, a hatch will open up on the bottom, 
revealing a big white orb. In order to destroy the cannon, you have to break 
the orb. One Plasma Grenade or Spike Grenade will do the trick, but any gun 
will work if you attack it enough.


==============================================================================
 FLOODGATE                                                              [0305]
==============================================================================

===================
It Followed Me Home
===================

It's nighttime here, and this certainly isn't a good time for The Flood to 
show up. You start off under the destroyed gun, so go down the hill and head 
towards the base. Take your time though, because a very difficult skull can be 
obtained here.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Fog
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This skull can't really be found, but it must be taken. Notice the building
 on the right? The one that's on fire? Pay attention to that building very
 carefully, particularly the roof. Start by walking towards the metal floor,
 slowly walking past the street lamp and towards the brown rubble. When you
 reach the rubble, stop and look up at the roof to the right. 

 There should be a Flood standing on top of the roof here. If given enough
 time, he will jump over you and land on the roof to the left, where it will
 promptly disappear over the horizon. Your task is to shoot and kill the
 Flood. You know why? It is holding the skull. When you see it pop up from the
 roof, wait a second until it is ready to lunge off of the roof. Just before
 it jumps, shoot it in the head with your Battle Rifle.

 By now it is basically all luck, because it depends on how the Flood drops
 the skull. Sometimes it drops the skull on the roof, or sometimes it'll fall
 to the ground next to you. If you fail, revert to the last save point, which
 is about 30 seconds after the start of the level. It can be frustrating, but
 keep trying and hopefully you will get lucky.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Continue on and the Arbiter will join you. Once you reach the entrance to the 
building, the Flood will appear and attack a group of soldiers. Ugh, I HATE 
the Flood. Here we go again.

Flood have several forms. The most annoying are the little turds that look 
like insects. They are the Infection Form and can easily be killed with any 
automatic weapon such as the SMG or Assault Rifle. The Combat Forms are the 
most common and have several appearances depending on the host. The Infected 
Form can well, infect humans, Elites, or Brutes and take on their appearance 
in a deformed way. 

Your Battle Rifle or Assault Rifle will do the job, but melee attacks work 
surprisingly well against their fragile bodies. Clear out the first wave, then 
go through the side door. You'll witness a soldier get infected, but kill him 
before he can turn into a real threat. If you figured it out yet, you have to 
backtrack all the way to the entrance (or at least close to the entrance).

The Flood come in large numbers in the hangar, so stay in the observation room 
and use your grenades to destroy large groups of them. Move towards the arrow 
to your next destination. Take out the Flood here, then jump onto the catwalk. 

You will find a Flamethrower next to the corpse. Grab it and go across the 
catwalk into the next room. Drop down the hole to start a conversation with 
Cortana. 

Follow the Arbiter into a hallway that will zig zag back and forth. It is 
filled with Flood, so bust out the Flamethrower as soon as you see one pop 
around the corner. Toast the entire gang, then exit the hallway.


================
Shadow of Intent
================

You are outside now, and here come the Elite fleet. Luckily they are on your 
side now, so no worries. Walk over to their location and proceed up the hill. 
Some Flood will get in your way as two Carrier Forms appear at the top of the 
hill. These fat blobs will explode, releasing many Infection Form.

Dispose of them and clean up the little bugs. If any of the Elites are killed, 
make sure to take their Energy Swords. Sounds mean, but these weapons are very 
nice for clearing out Flood nuisances.

Enter the building to reach a big hall. Some Flood will pop out of a vent to 
the left, so throw a grenade underneath them and watch the guts and green goop 
fly. There are some more Flood down the hall, so shoot them from afar with 
whatever weapon you have (hopefully an automatic weapon). Walk into the corner 
and climb the stairs, then go through the doorway at the top. Hm, this area is 
looking pretty familiar...

Drop down from the ledge and exit the building. Outside again! You will start 
to encounter Pure Forms here. They can transform into three different forms: a 
spider-like bug, a massive hulking beast, or an immobile blob that can shoot 
spikes from afar.

Take out the Pure Form in front of you and pick up the Machine Gun Turret near 
the big crate. Walk to the right to find some more Flood, but your turret 
should mow them down.

This next part is pretty tough due to the many Pure Forms up ahead. Continue 
along the walkway and use the crates to hide. They usually transform into 
their Ranged form and fire at you, so take cover and latch a grenade on them 
for an instant kill. If any turn into Tanks, keep your distance and fire away. 
One swipe from their claw has enough power to kill you.

All while this is happening, some Ranged attach onto the large pillar and fire 
at you. It is difficult to target them so high up, but it is an easy task if 
you have a Battle Rifle or Carbine. Some Elites drop Carbines, so search the 
area to see if any of them died. If not, you can wait it out until the Elites 
deal with the Flood.

Drop to the base of the burning ship. Follow the Arbiter to the front of the 
wreckage and jump onto the base. Travel up the side of the ship to reach a 
large hole. It looks dangerous, but hop right in.


======================
Infinite Devil Machine
======================

It may look like the gateway to Hell, but it is really just High Charity,
Gravemind's ship. Yeah, you remember that stupid mutant thing from the second
game. As you go through the yucky scenery, you will occasionally get stopped
by Gravemind itself. When the screen turns green and trips out, you'll know
that it is contacting you. It's just like when Cortana talks to you: ignore.

Continue through the fairly straight path. Ignore any throbbing blobs stuck to 
the walls and ground. If you shoot them, you will release waves of Infection 
Forms. Follow the path into a large room, where you can find a glowing purple 
structure in the back. Jump up to the platform and inspect it to find Cortana. 
I've been in here for two minutes and I'm already sick of it. Lets get out.


==============================================================================
 THE ARK                                                                [0306]
==============================================================================

===============
Installation 00
===============

This is by far my favorite level in the game. As you land in the desert, 
follow the mountainside path the soldiers are taking. You will soon reach a 
narrow hill overlooking a Covenant campsite. Cliff? Sniper Rifle? In the 
sacred words of Big Black: do work.

Search the camp for the Brute Captain; he should be your first target. Two 
headshots will do the trick. Before any of the enemies can capitalize, try and 
knock out a second Brute. Not long after the first shots are rung, three 
Grunts will charge up the hill. Make sure you are prepared for them so they 
don't catch you off guard. Continue sniping the Brutes and Jackals below, and 
don't forget about the gunners in the sniper post.

Eventually, some more Brutes and Jackal Snipers will enter the camp. Get rid 
of them with your Sniper Rifle. You can find more ammo at the top of the hill. 
Also eliminate large groups with Frag Grenades. Since you are in a desert, 
throwing a grenade in the sand prevents it from bouncing.

Drop down and collect any ammo dropped by Pelicans for support, then walk 
around the bend into the cave. This next area is even tougher, but you should 
be prepared with your trusty Sniper Rifle.

First off, look up at the pinkish orange cannon thing similar to the one found 
in The Storm. Take out the Jackal Sniper walking on the top, then exit the
cave to the next base camp. You will be on a ledge overlooking the camp, so
you've got the advantage yet again. 

Use the rocks and gray structures for support and cover when sniping the 
Brutes below. Remember to conserve ammo by only using the Sniper Rifle on 
Brutes. You can take out Jackals and Grunts with you Battle Rifle.

Once the area is clear, two Jackal Snipers will run out. Quickly snipe them 
before the two Hunters arrive. Yeah, Hunters. You know how tough they are, so 
stay up on the high ground and try to snipe them.

Your crew should be in tip-top shape by now, so they can easily divert the 
attention of the two Hunters. While the soldiers (usually on the right side of 
the grey walkway) attack the Hunters, run to the left side. If you have a 
clear shot of their orange backs, shoot them and quickly duck behind the wall 
before the victim can notice you. Usually two shots is all that takes in order 
to kill a Hunter.

Unfortunately, the soldiers don't last forever. They will most likely be 
killed very quickly, and as a result the Hunters will try to hunt you down (no 
pun intended). If you see one try to run towards the hill leading to your 
location, run to the right side of the walkway.

If you look at the base of the hill, you should be able to spot the Hunter 
just chillin' and standing there. Quickly toss a grenade, then run backwards 
to the Hunter doesn't look up and see you. The key to winning is to be sneaky: 
make sure they don't see you.

Collect any dropped ammo to replace your depleted weapons and head to the 
cliff on the other side. Eliminate the Grunts at the base to reach the Brute 
Captain at the top. Kill him and enter the cave. Replace your Battle Rifle 
with a Brute Shot on the weapon crates (only if your Sniper Rifle still has 
ammo). Go through the door to enter the underground lab.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #1
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 From the entrance to the lab, take a left to enter the next room. There is a
 large gray pillar on the wall, and it will open up to reveal a yellow orb
 when approached. Press the Right Bumper to access the terminal. Read through
 the text (or just keep pressing A) until you can go no further.

 Look at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. It will either picture a
 green arrow or a red arrow. If it's green, then that means the terminal log
 has not ended yet. Wait several seconds until the screen changes and takes
 you to a next set of logs. Continue pressing A until the green arrow turns
 red and tilts to the side. If that is the case, press B. In order to register
 a Terminal in the game, you must read through every passage.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Leave the room and promptly exit the lab. A ship will crash into the ground 
not far from here. Walk towards the edge of the walkway to spot some Brutes 
and a group of Grunts huddled around a crashed Pelican. The Brute Captain has 
incredible posture for a mutant gorilla thing. Snipe the captain, then pick 
off the rest of them with your Brute Shot.

Jump down into the sand and enter the Pelican. Pick up the Rocket Launcher in 
the center. It only has a few rockets left, but it can be very useful in the 
next minute or so. Retreat to the base of the hill, which is to the left of 
the two Mongooses. Hide behind the rocks here and wait.

A pair of Prowlers will eventually ride down from the horizon and park right 
next to you. Quickly jump out and blast the first one with your Rocket 
Launcher to destroy the whole thing, then do the same before the second one 
can retreat. It is important to pick them off quickly and unsuspectingly 
because the Prowler's speed and gunpower is too much for one Spartan to handle.

Dump the empty Rocket Launcher for whatever weapon you dropped for it. Once 
both Prowlers are toast, either grab a Mongoose or ride in the Prowler if 
possible. Bring your soldier friends with you and ride over the dune. The 
gunner in the Prowler should take out the Choppers and Ghosts ahead. Try and 
hijack a Ghost so you can use weapons of your own for the next few sections.

Ride over the ship that crashed before and run over the Jackals and Grunt 
gunners up ahead. Cruise off the ledge leading towards a really big area full 
of Wraiths and crap. Eff that, we'll leave it for later. Take a right instead 
to reach a small trail with two Ghosts. Kill them and look up at the big 
catwalk. Lets take a walk, shall we?

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 SKULL: Famine
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Jump up the boulders on the edge of the area to reach the gray catwalk up
 above. It's quite the chore, but very much possible. Once on top, look down
 to the opposite end. To the left are support beams bent diagonally. From
 your location, walk to the very last one (beam number four) and look at the
 end sticking out over the edge. You may not be able to notice it at first,
 but the skull is actually lying inside the support beam in the corner.

 The hard part was finding it, but now the worse part is actually getting to
 it. It is out of your normal reach, so you'll have to resort to a... yep, a
 Grenade Jump to actually reach the inner portion of the supoort beam. It is
 a very difficult task, since missing will send you plummeting to the ground.

 You should have gotten a checkpoint upon climbing up to the catwalk, so you
 can either kill yourself or revert to the last save point and end up right
 next to the skull.

 A much easier strategy is to use a Deployable Cover (that is, if you happen
 to have on). They are dropped all the time by Brutes, so it is very common
 in this level. If you don't have one, you can either stick with the Grenade
 Jump or backtrack and try to find one.

 If you have one, toss it on the edge of the catwalk (the part where it begins
 to slope down a bit). Now just hop on top of the Deployable Cover, then onto
 the support beam. Then walk to the edge and collect your skull.
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Fall down and get back into your vehicle, then continue. Head up the ramp and 
take a left in the next area. Destroy the two Ghosts and run down the Brute 
Captain with the Fuel Rod Cannon before he can get in his Chopper. Take it for 
yourself and enter the large cave. 

Do not exit the cave just yet, look out in the distance to see a Wraith down 
below. We might as well play it cheap, so shoot the Wraith from all the way 
back here. If you stay far enough inside the cave, the Wraith's plasma shots 
will end up hitting the top of the cave. In short, you cannot be harmed by the 
Wraith if you stay far enough in the cave.

It is hard to spot due to the small size, but there is a Shade Turret right 
next to the Wraith. Eh, you might as well destroy it. Look to the left side of 
the clearing to spot a sniper post. Shoot it down as well. Now that most of 
the enemy forces have been taken out, ride into the opening. There are two 
Ghosts here, but the blades on the front of the Chopper are designed for uh... 
chopping I guess. Ram the front of the Ghost to blow up the whole thing.

You have destroyed a Wraith, two Ghosts, a Shade Turret, and a sniper post. 
Good work, but we aren't finished just yet. See that rocky outcropping on the 
cliff above you? Yeah, the one with all the little caves? That place just 
looks shady.

Well, it is. There are several Brutes hiding in there. Use any of your big 
guns to target them from afar: Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, or even a Brute 
Shot. If you don't currently possess any of those, then we will have to wait.

Slowly go up the trail past the Wraith wreckage and target the next sniper 
post from down here. Once it is destroyed, get out of your Chopper. The next 
clearing holds two Anti-Air Wraiths, but they are the last of our problems. 
You have one of two options to get rid of the Brutes hiding in the rocky
outcropping/cave to the left:

Take the normal route, which is basically walking forward to spot a Grunt 
gunner. Plug him, then quickly grab the Plasma Cannon and tear it up. If you 
feel too overwhelmed, either fall back or jump off of the cliff to the area
below. It's a long fall, but you should be unharmed and you will be away from
the frantic gunfire and such.

Initiate a sneak attack. Instead of going around the back, take the front. 
That may seem hard because the cave is on the edge of a cliff, but if you keep 
your footing and walk along the very edge, you can make it around the side and 
end up inside the cave.

From here, melee attack any enemy that has its back to you, including Brutes 
and gunners. You should be able to clear out the area aside from the Brute 
Captain lying on the top of the cave. Just take him out with a Plasma Cannon 
or something.

Once they have been eliminated, it is time to focus on the Anti-Air Wraiths. 
Stay inside of the cave and use one of the two Plasma Cannons on them. If you 
stay on the inside of the cave, you can easily take cover from the Wraith's 
gunner. Taking out two Wraiths on foot couldn't have been any easier. Good job 
on clearing out the landing site.


Alternate Strategy by Brandon H.
--------------------------------
Right after getting the skull you come around the corner and there are two 
Ghosts, a Brute armed with a Fuel Rod Cannon. Now, being the terrible weapon 
conservationalist that I am, am pretty much out of most of my weapons. (Rocket 
and sniper being long gone... and there only being about 8 Fuel Rod shots 
left). The tip about hiding in the cave to take out all the lie ahead is 
brilliant but shooting the wraith with the fuel rod cannon from there and 
actually destroying it is pretty hard. 

So I found out that in the cave there is a Warthog (usually upside down...
surrounded with dead comrades) but you can take that to the edge of the cave
and use the gun turret on it to destroy anything you might miss with the Fuel
Rod Cannon or just do it all that way. 

From this distance the gunner can still take out the Wraith, Shade Turret, and 
random enemies running around. Eventually two Ghosts came for me but I was 
able to take them out from the cave as well. After that you can hope back in 
the driver's seat and take the Warthog to the same area the Wraith wreckage is 
it and there is a ledge that is perfect size.

So you drive the Warthog up there and park and proceed to take out all the 
enemies hiding in the rocky outcropping. If you decide to save your Fuel 
Rods... a good time to use them is right before parking your Warthog up 
there... if not it doesn't make much difference.

Just have to be careful and do your best to kill all the Brutes. But after you 
kill the enemies in there you can proceed to take down the other sniper post 
and from this distance you can even use the gunner to take out one of the Anti 
Air Wraiths.

After it's gone just scoot the car up some more (about parallel with the 
outcropping edge) and then take out the other. Then I just ran in and took out 
any stray enemies milling around.

 - Thanks Brandon!


=================
Forward Unto Dawn
=================

Random ships will drop down, deploying soldiers, Warthogs, and Scorpions. Awww 
yeah. Kick out the Scorpion's driver and take it all for yourself. Mwahaha. 

Backtrack down the hill as two Ghosts confront you. Haha. Blast them to 
smithereens. Do the same with the pair of the Prowlers, then enter the cave. 
Nah, even Hunter's cannot stand up to us! Blow them up or run 'em down, then 
exit the cave. A Phantom will drop off a sniper post, so destroy it. You know 
what? Destroy the Phantom as well! Damn, I love this thing!

Clear out the crew and return to the spot where you found the skull. Blast the
six or so Ghosts and the Wraith accompanying it. Nothing can stand in your
way. Obliterate the sniper post up ahead and take out the enemies in the
surrounding area. I just love the quotes muttered by the soldiers on board.
"That was a lot of things dying at once!". Yes it was my friend.

We passed by a large clearing before, but now we can barge right in with our 
Scorpion! Take the only accessible path towards a large building. Drive on the 
ledge to the left as you destroy the two Wraiths in front of you. Blow up the 
blockade in front of you and run down any enemies here, then roll onto the 
catwalk. Two Shade Turrets and a Wraith? Oh, and some Choppers. You know the 
drill. This will never get old.

Unfortunately, we will have to exit the Scorpion in order to enter the 
building opened up by 343 Guilty Spark. Head on inside and enter the next 
room. Listen to Guilty Spark and hit the switch on the platform to extend the 
bridge below.

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 TERMINAL #2
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 The next Terminal is right behind the switch used to extend the bridge. Walk
 up to it and start reading. Remember, you have to read the entire log data
 garbage to register it. Well, you don't have to actually read it, but just
 keep pressing A until you see a red arrow and "// FRAGMENT ENDS" appears on
 the bottom of the script.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exit the room through the other door and wait for the door leading outside to 
open. Head on out and set eyes on another Scarab. It's not really hard to miss
considering it walks right over you. Run over to the Warthog and get in the 
turret. Might as well throw the NPC a bone and let him drive. The Gauss Cannon
is totally badass, so use it to rip through the two Ghosts here. As you drive 
down the ridge, destroy the enemies and Ghosts.

As you reach the rather barren land, some Scorpions will drive up to confront 
the enemies. Again, let the soldier drive the Warthog and stay inside the 
gunner's seat. He isn't that dumb. As he drives you around, target the Wraiths 
and Ghosts; the soldier is talented enough to drive away from gunfire.

Once it is just you and the Scarab, ditch the turret and hop into one of the 
many Scorpions. Drive down the hill towards the big bunker and start riding 
towards the Scarab. You know how these things work, so the battle strategy is 
no different. However, now you must deal with Fuel Rod Cannon-toting Grunts in 
the bunker and several Brute Choppers.

Deal with the lesser enemies as you drive underneath the Scarab. As you know, 
the tank is very slow and susceptible to one of the Scarab's deadly cannons. 
Always stay underneath it to avoid getting attacked as much. Once you damaged 
the knees enough, it will lower to the ground. Run to the back to notice that 
there is a lot more resistance than the last Scarab we dealt with.

Quickly jump up and kill the Brute on the Plasma Cannon. Grab it for yourself 
and mow down the Brute Captain and his buddy. Walk up the ramp to the top of 
the Scarab. Shoot down the Jackals here and run to the back. Use the Plasma 
Cannon on the "heart" to detonate it. Drop off and run for safety as the 
Scarab explodes. What a sight.

Before proceeding into the next area, run into the bunker to find some 
goodies. Pick up a Grav Lift near the parked Chopper; you WILL need it for the 
next skull later in the level. You can find some Plasma Grenades in the bunker 
as well. Run to the ramp on the side of the area and start your way up. Your 
first hurdle is a Brute Captain and two Grunts. He has a Fuel Rod Cannon, so 
watch out.

As you continue on up, watch for the Jackal Snipers all up on the ledges above 
you. There are around three, so take cover and be stealthy. The first floor 
contains two Jackals on the left and a pack of Brutes on the right. They 
usually hide behind the pillars, so flank them and use melee attacks for an 
easy victory. Head up the next ramp to find two snipers and a Brute. Use a 
Brute Shot on their asses and move on.

You may notice something fishy on the next floor. The radar shows an enemy is 
nearby, but nothing is there! Ah, Brute Stalkers. They're invisible. They're 
kinda like The Predator from the movies and crap: they are invisible, but the 
space around them kinda looks distorted, so it is possible to see them. Kill 
it and move up the next ramp. A Pelican has already cleared this floor out, so 
proceed inside.


========================
Real Men Don't Read Maps
========================

Guilty Spark will piss off one of the soldiers as it opens the door. Shh, the 
Grunts here are sleeping. As you walk forward, melee attack each one for a 
silent, instant death. When you get to the end, turn to the right to spot a 
Brute walking away from you. Quietly pistol whip him in the back for a sneaky 
kill, then eliminate the rest of the Grunts here. It's time for stealth mode 
up in this house.

Go down the ramp and enter the next room, then make your way down the hall. 
Take the door on the left. Peer down below the ramp to spot a Grunt on his 
normal patrol route. Jump down and silently kill him.

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 TERMINAL #3
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 From the Grunt's patrol route, turn around and walk back. There is a door on
 the back side of the ramp. Go inside the tiny compartment to find the third
 Terminal. Read it and press B once the log is over. That is the final one in
 this level.
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If you take either door in this room, it will lead to a square shaped room 
with two floors. Sleeping Grunts populate the first floor while a Brute 
Captain patrols the ramp leading to the second floor. He will stop at the base 
of the ramp and wait, then turn around and walk towards the center of the 
ramp. Unfortunately, it is near impossible to dispose of all the Grunts
without being spotted by the Brute, since they are all in the center.

Go back up the ramp and into the hallway, and the take the second door. You 
will end up on the other side of the ramp where the Brute Captain is slowly
patrolling. Follow it to his position and use a melee attack. I love how you 
don't need to walk slowly or anything in this game. It's like Master Chief is 
part ninja or something.

The Grunts will all freak out, so just pick them off in their frantic state. 
Take the door on the first floor to reach a narrow corridor. Here is where a 
very tricky skull is located.

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 SKULL: Cowbell
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 You should have gotten a checkpoint the second you walked into this hallway.
 That is a very good thing. Walk down the ramp, stop, and look up. There are
 several nooks above you, almost like separate shelves. The skull is located
 in one of these shelves high up. The only possible way to reach it is with a
 Grav Lift. This is the time to use it.

 If you drop the Grav Lift at the bottom of the ramp, you won't be able to
 reach the shelf with the skull on it. You must go back up the ramp near the
 door and drop the Grav Lift near the top. Not at the top of the ramp or at
 the bottom. More like the middle. The skull is on the very top shelf, so
 reaching it even with a Grav Lift is very difficult. That is why it is
 helpful to have a checkpoint here, since if you mess up you can just kill
 yourself and try again.

 Jump as you walk through the Grav Lift to get an extra boost needed to reach
 the top shelf. Sometimes you may hit the ceiling and fall down; other times
 you end up landing on the shelf right below. It's very tricky and based a
 lot on luck, so keep trying to use the Grav Lift to reach the very top shelf
 where the skull is located.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Exit the corridor at the bottom to reach a large room filled with Brutes and 
Jackals. Some are patrolling the area while others are sleeping. Quickly sneak 
to the tunnel on the right and quietly kill the Jackal. Hide behind the weapon 
crate and wait for the next Jackal to turn its back, then run up and kill it. 

It's very challenging to stealth kill all the Brutes, so just try to get one 
or two before getting spotted. Plus the Arbiter and your crew will end up 
blowing your cover sooner or later. Clear out the room with Brute Shots and 
Fuel Rod Cannons, then exit at the back end.

Alright, outside. Not for long though. Hit the switch at the center of the U-
shaped catwalk to initiate a scene. When the Phantom arrives, flee back inside 
and watch a puny soldier get sent flying. =(

The room we just cleaned out is once again filled with more enemies. Use your 
Brute Shot and Fuel Rod Cannon to take out the Brutes and Grunts. Keep your 
cover and use the tunnels on the left and right to avoid the Brute Captain 
with the Plasma Cannon.

Brutes now carry Maulers, the equivalent of a Shotgun. Pick one up, because 
they are powerful and really awesome. Exit where the Brutes came from and go 
through to the next room. A Brute Chieftan will scoff at you from below and 
run away. Why would you taunt, then flee like a coward? Silly alien.

This duel-layered room is filled to the brim with Brute Stalkers. Be very 
careful and surprisingly enough, do not follow your radar. They love to use 
Radar Jammers which basically messes up your radar by throwing red dots all 
over the place. Stick to your instincts and try to find them with your own 
eyes. Pick up a Cloaking from one of the fallen Stalkers. This is a MUST.

Make sure you are stocked up on grenades and have a Cloaking with you before 
moving on. The next area is very tough, so be prepared. I had a Battle Rifle 
and a Mauler with me. Enter the door behind the odd pillar of light and go 
down the ramp on the left. Just by looking through the window, you can notice 
how much this next section is going to suck.

The circular chamber is filled with six Jump Pack Brutes and a Brute Chieftan.
Yep, the ones that wield Gravity Hammers. The others hold Carbines/Brute Shots
and combine the weapons with their annoying ability to fly to form a very
deadly equation. However, we can initiate the first strike with our Cloaking.
Just how are we going to use this first strike?

Go after the Chieftan. After stepping outside, circle the outer perimeter
until you reach the first ramp. Just past the ramp is a crate containing some
Carbine. Grab it and face the center of the ring.

Use your Cloaking. While invisible, run down to the center and get behind the 
Chieftan. This is easy since you cannot be seen. Melee attack the Brute 
Chieftan for a one-hit kill and make sure to pick up his Invincibility. That 
was the easy part.

You will turn visible after dealing the first blow, so the Jump Pack Brutes 
will go nuts. Quickly run behind the ramps so you can get some shelter. If 
possible, pick off any Jump Pack Brutes in sight with your Carbine. At some 
point, use your Invincibility and run out into the open. Just go balls to the 
wall and run up to Jump Pack Brutes and blast them in the face with your 
Mauler. You can't get hurt, so might as well.

Once it wears off, retreat into the tunnels under the ramps and use your 
Carbine to deal with the remaining Brutes. The tunnel splits in two at the 
middle, so use them to try and flank the Jet Pack Brutes. It is a very tough 
battle and may take several tries.

After wiping out all of the Brutes, a couple Jackal Snipers appear. We aren't 
going to fall to these punks after dealing with that massive horde of enemies, 
are we? Use your own Carbine against them and wait for the infiltry to find 
you. As the Pelican drops in, hop inside to the end the level.


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 THE COVENANT                                                           [0307]
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Trident
=======

Your starting weapons are a Battle Rifle and a Spartan Laser. This weapon is 
badass, but you have very limited ammo. Save it for points in the walkthrough 
when I tell you to use it. 

The second you land, Aim to the left of the huge boulder in front of you. Some 
Grunts will run from behind the rock, so zoom into the energy canister near 
their position and shoot it for massive damage!

Wipe out the remaining Grunts and the Brute behind the rock while avoiding the 
two Shade Turrets in the back. Pick up the Brute Shot left behind and use its 
remaining ammo on one of the two turrets. Hopefully you can destroy at least 
one. Pick up your Battle Rifle again and walk to the right.

Hide behind the boulder below the rightmost Shade Turret. Pick off any Grunt 
that walks down the hill next to the turret. Usually only three come down to 
look for trouble. It is possible to snipe the Grunt inside the turret if you 
use the boulder as a method of stealth, but a simple accurate throw of a 
grenade will do the trick.

Once both are destroyed, cross the river and go up the hill to the turrets. 
Don't go any further, because there are two Brutes to the right of the 
turrets. Surprise them with a grenade and a flurry of Battle Rifle shots and 
retreat down the hill if needed.

As you have probably noticed, there's an Anti-Air Wraith up ahead, but it is
being guarded by a Brute Captain. He has a Fuel Rod Cannon with him, so be
very careful. 

In order to conserve ammo, jump on the back of the Anti-Air Wraith and use 
melee attacks to destroy it. Ditch the Battle Rifle (that is probably almost 
out of ammo) for the Fuel Rod Cannon and drop off of the ledge towards the 
Pelican landing site. They'll drop a Warthog and a Mongoose. Pick whichever 
one you want to ride in and drive into the forest.

Ignore all enemy forces here such as Jackals and Shade Turrets. It's pointless 
to stand around and fight when you can zoom past them in an instant. When you 
reach the large cliffside, two Grunts will be getting into Ghosts. Kill them 
both (try running over the first one) and steal a Ghost. Ride down the hill 
and take out the Shade Turret planted on the boulder, then look to the left.

That's a lot of enemies. There is a Wraith, some random thugs thrown about, 
and a Shade Turret up on a hill. The Wraith isn't very intelligent, so park in 
the lake and start shooting at it. If you stay far enough away, the gunner 
won't be able to target you, so all you need to do is fire while dodging the 
cannon blasts. Easy enough.

After it is destroyed, two Prowlers will come out of a tunnel. We can't deal 
with them inside the Ghost, so retreat up the cliff. Park in the same area 
where you first stole the Ghost. There should be a clear sight of the clearing 
you were just in. To boot, there is a purple weapon crate holding two Beam 
Rifles next to you. You know what to do. 

First off, look to the left through the trees to spot the hill containing some 
Grunts and the Shade Turret. If you have good enough aim, you can target the 
turret through the trees with your Fuel Rod Cannon. Remember that each shot 
travels in an ark, so aim above the turret when firing.

Afterwards, deplete your remaining Fuel Rod Cannon ammo on the enemies below. 
The Prowlers move way too fast to actually connect with one of the shots, so 
ignore them for now. Some Brutes and Grunts are walking around, so just use it 
on them. We don't need the gun anymore.

After, replace it with one of the Beam Rifles. Target the driver of each 
Prowler to leave the gunner helpless, then pick him off as well. Try to snipe 
any enemies you see on the ground too. If you look in the tunnel across from 
your location, you can hit some Covenants inside. Once the clearing is well, 
clear from enemies, grab your Ghost and ride on down. 

Pick up a Battle Rifle from one of the canisters in the center of the 
clearing. Boost right into the tunnel leading to the underground base. There 
are swarms of enemies in here, but there is so little room to move around. You 
should be able to bowl right through all of the enemies. If not, turn around 
and try again.

Pick up the Cloaking to the left of the door and go inside. Use the Battle 
Rifle to snipe the Grunt near the entrance of the room. Take out the two on 
the bridge overlooking the middle and use Plasma Grenades to kill the Brute 
Captain and the Jackals in the center. The rest of the Grunts in the left and 
right side of the room will panick, so just melee attack each one as you pass 
by.

Go through the door at the end and climb the ramp. Dispose of the wandering 
Jackal and blast the energy canisters in the middle to blow some crap up. Fun. 
There are some Jackals and a Brute up on the ledge; you can either jump up the 
ramp to reach there or flank them on the left. Your choice. 

Once on the upper floor, walk in the center to reach an elevator. However, do 
not hit the switch to activate it.

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 TERMINAL #4
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Look across the elevator to see an alcove. Jump over the gap into the alcove
 to not only spot some Carbine, but a Terminal as well! I'm sure you know how
 to work these thingies. Remember that you need to read the entire thing in
 order to register it on the game. 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jump back to the elevator and ride it up to the top floor.

A Brute Chieftan and his dumb lackeys stand in your way. Hey, no problem. You 
have two options to win in this power struggle:

Use your Cloaking. Run all the way to the back of the room where the Chieftan 
stands. Melee attack his backside for an easy win. From there on, you can use 
his Gravity Hammer and unleash all hell on the remaining Brutes. Reckless but 
enjoyable. 

You can also play it smart and save your Cloaking for a later date. Run up to 
the glass panel in front of the elevator and hide. Two Brutes will be directly 
on the other side, pondering what they should do in this situation. Eventually 
they will take the bad idea and run towards the glass panel. Pop out from the 
side and melee attack one, then run back behind your shelter. Do the same 
thing with the second Brute.

Next, whip out your Spartan Laser. A direct hit on the Brute Chieftan will 
kill him instantly, so charge up while you are behind the glass panel, then 
pop out and fire away at his unsuspecting ass. After that, do whatever you 
need to do to take out the last two Brutes: the hard part is over.

Now that you are all by yourself, hit the switch behind the Chieftan's corpse. 
If you wish, you can take the Gravity Hammer, but in a rare move, I actually 
passed it up. Leave via the elevator and regroup with your comrades. Kill the 
small handful of enemies, then exit the building. 

Hop back in whatever vehicle you used to get here and ride through the area 
and back to the dense forest. Drive through to the beach and hop in one of the 
Hornets that drops from the skies. Ooh, we've never been in an aircraft yet, 
have we? This will be a fun experience.


============================
If You Want it Done Right...
============================

The Hornet controls are simple, but it still takes a few moments of getting 
used to. Follow the other Hornets as you fly high in the sky. The Arbiter has 
taken care of the second tower, but don't ignore it. In fact, fly over to the 
tower, because we can find some goodies there.

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 TERMINAL #5
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Pilot your Hornet up to the tower built into the giant mountain. Exit your
 ship and walk to the inside of the tower. The door is sealed, since we don't
 have any business inside. However, look across the door at the wall. Yep,
 another Terminal. Read it and leave.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

But wait! We STILL aren't finished on this tower!

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 SKULL: Thunderstorm
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Stay on the abandoned tower for now. Walk up the giant ramp in the center of
 the tower and head to the end of the walkway. At the very end is the skull,
 neatly placed at the tip of the walkway. That may be the easiest skull yet! 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now that you have accessed the Terminal and obtained the skull, hop back in 
your Hornet and get back to the action! Many Banshees will try and halt your 
progress, but your machine gun turrets and rocket launchers are enough to 
destroy anything that stands in your way. Follow your buddies and destroy the 
Banshees along the trip. A pair of missiles complimented with machine gun fire 
works wonders on them.

The resistance is pretty tough around the third and final tower. There are two
Anti-Air Wraiths, Banshees, Shade Turrets, and a Phantom. Destroy the Banshees
first, then strafe while firing missiles and the Phantom to destroy it.

Take out the Wraiths and the turrets. Hover over the tower and blast all the
Brutes as they try to frantically run inside. Hell, you can hover right over
the floor and fire your missiles into the roofed-in area at the Brutes inside.

Exit and take out any stragglers. Pick up a Brute Shot and go through the door 
into the building. Take a right to have a massive swarm of Drones fly in. Due 
to the small area and the large amount of enemies, a few fires of your Brute 
Shot should blow them all up.

Two Hunters enter the middle of the room. I suggest hiding behiind the glass 
panel near the entrance to the building while sporadically firing away with 
your Brute Shot. Once it runs out, you can use the Spikers and Spike Grenades 
on the ground against them as well. There are plenty of guns on the ground and 
if you really need to, exit the door and grab any ammo left behind from the 
battle at the entrance.

Celebrate your victory against the Hunters and go through the door. Go up the 
ramp to the left and quickly hide behind one of the many purple boxes. Several 
Brutes will run in, but they shouldn't be able to see you. The Arbiter and 
friends arrive just in time, so while the enemies are distracted, either stick 
a Plasma Grenade on one in the middle of a group.

Clear out the room and go up the ramp to meet up with four more Brutes. Kill 
them and head towards the elevator to be interrupted by another swarm of 
Drones. Run back to the Brutes' corpses and hide behind the pillars while 
targeting the stupid bugs with your Spiker. Refill your ammo after everyone is 
dead and head towards the elevator.

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 TERMINAL #6
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 I'm sure you have figured out that the entire layout of this tower is just a
 flipped version of the first one. Don't activate the elevator, but instead
 jump into the alcove across the gap. Access the sixth Terminal and the final
 one in this level.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jump back to the elevator and take it to the top floor. Similar to last time, 
you will confront a Brute Chieftan and some Brute Stalkers. However, the Brute 
Chieftan now wields a Plasma Cannon. Use your Spartan Laser on the Chieftan 
from the safety of the glass panel.

Duel wield some Maulers from the weapon cache on the right and go hunting for 
Stalkers. Wielding two of these weapons is very fun, so go totally buckwild on 
these Stalkers. Hit the switch afterwards to initiate another scene. The Flood 
have appeared inside the tower, so take them out with the Plasma Cannon. 
Return to the elevator and go back down to find the Arbiter. Team up with him 
against the Flood and retreat. 

Some more Flood will attack you from outside. You can kill them if you like, 
or just run past and let the Elites deal with them. A Pelican will drop some 
vehicles in the wooded area nearby. Hop inside the Scorpion and drive up the 
snowy hill. Time for a scenic change.


=============
Journey's End
=============

We literally went from a wooded beach to snowy mountaintop in the span of 
like, 15 seconds. Target the Prowler up ahead and deal with the Brutes that 
are on foot. Keep your distance, because the Captain will use a Power Drain to 
eff up your tank. Make sure this doesn't happen.

Drive down the trail and destroy the sniper post and the Shade Turret at the 
edge of the cliff. Drive past the wreckage and around the bend. Destroy the 
Prowlers and Ghosts that drive towards you. Go a little bit further to spot 
two Shade Turrets. One is on a hill above a cave and the other is to the left 
of the cave. Once they are taken care of, drive into the cave to find a lone 
weapon crate. Pick up the Fuel Rod Cannon inside and get back in your Scorpion.

On the other side of the cave is a Wraith. It's hard to dodge the plasma 
blasts since your tank is so damn bulky and slow, so make it your first 
priority to destroy it. Dispose of the Shade Turret and sniper post as well, 
then drive past. Man, this Scorpion is a monster.

However, things will get a lot tougher in a few moments. Two Hornets will drop 
down on the side of the cliff. Hop inside one and look into the valley below. 
Looks rather serene, right? Nope. Two Scarabs drop in from out of nowhere. We 
have to destroy both.

Since you don't have a Warthog here and the Scorpion is certainly not our best 
option right now, we will have to infiltrate the Scarab with our Hornet. Hop 
in and fly over to the first Scarab. Try to hover over the top of it and pick 
off the Brutes that are on the back. After clearing the Scarab of most 
enemies, exit the ship while it's over the Scarab to fall right on top. Your 
Hornet will most likely fall to the ground. Destroy the Scarab and jump out.

Now here's the tough part. If you can find your Hornet and it is still in 
tact, quickly jump in before the Scarab blows up in your face. You're lucky if 
this happens. Simply fly over to the second Scarab and repeat the process.

Most of the time, the Hornet ends up getting lost or destroyed in the process. 
Since you don't have a second vehicle to fall back on, you'll have to find a 
new method. You can be risky and try to hijack one of the Ghosts patrolling 
the area, but they will probably end up killing you as you try to.

Mongooses also patrol the valley here. Sometimes they drive right over to you 
and offer you the driver's seat, but they usually just ignore you and leave 
you to die. Don't they know who I am?

If you manage to get a Ghost or Mongoose, you can use the conveniently placed 
ramps to drive onto the back of the Scarab. It's quite the epic maneuver. If 
worst comes to worst, try to run up the mountain back to where the Hornets 
were.

Grab the Scorpion and drive over to the second Scarab. Like the previous 
times, damage the Scarab's joints so it falls to the ground, then jump back on 
and destroy it. It may not sound bad, but this battle is very challenging. 
Destroying the first Scarab usually isn't too difficult, but the hard part is 
trying to take out the second one. 

The Covenant forces have come to a halt with the demise of the two Scarabs. 
Follow the Arbiter up the ramp as Guilty Spark activates the bridge to the 
citadel. Enter, talk to Cortana, then go through the first door.


==========
Revelation
==========

In a strange turn of events, you will now side with the Flood! Yep, they are 
your allies as you infiltrate the citadel. Enjoy their company while it lasts. 
Walk forward and use the many objects and structures for cover as you attack. 
You can essentially hide and let the Flood do the work. I mean, this doesn't 
come often, so squeeze ever last chore out of them.

Watch out particularly for the Grunts with the Fuel Rod Cannons. They will 
stand on top of crates and fire down below. Once the room is cleared, proceed 
through the hall to an identical room. This room is filled with Brutes and a 
handful of Jump Pack Brutes. Target them as they fly overhead and hopefully 
you can kill one or two before they even land. Grab one of the Carbines left 
behind and use it against the other enemies. 

Again, watch our for the Grunts with the Fuel Rod Cannon. Use your own against 
them from a distance. The final enemy is a Brute Chieftan, but let the Flood 
overwhelm him as you scoff from a distance. Continue on to a third room. All 
the enemies are dead here, so the destination is across the bridge. However, 
do not cross the bridge. We can get a skull here.

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 SKULL: IWHBYD
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This skull is just ridiculous. Like, I don't understand how anyone could ever
 possibly find this on their own. Have you noticed those giant rings of light
 through the three rooms you passed through?

 You have to jump through these rings in a specific order for the skull to
 appear. Each ring connects to the thin beam in the center. All you have to do
 is walk onto the beam and jump through the ring for it to count. 

 From the entrance to the citadel, the rings are ordered from one to seven. 
 In other words, the first ring you see upon entering this building is known
 as "Ring #1". The rooms obviously split up the seven rings, so don't lose 
 count when you are going from room to room.

 The order for jumping through the rings is: 4, 6, 5, 4, 5, 3, and 4. If you
 mess up somehow, you will have to restart the sequence. After completing the
 task, walk over to the bridge at the end of the third room to find the skull
 on the ground.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

After collecting the skull, assemble the bridge and cross it for a scene.
Gosh, it only took two games, but The Prophet of Truth finally got what was
coming. And now the Flood is back to being your arch rival. I knew it would
not last long.

Kill the two Flood near the throne and retreat across the bridge. The 
Infection Forms will infest the corpses here, so try to kill them before they 
can find a new host. There is a Shotgun somewhere on the ground in this room, 
so take it. In reality, you can just run through all three rooms back to the 
entrance. Sentinels will help you out along the way. Once you are at the 
start, jump through the big hole in the back to end the level. 


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 CORTANA                                                                [0308]
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=======
Rampant
=======

Great, we are back inside High Charity for this entire level! Gross. Remember, 
don't shoot at the pulsating tumors on the wall unless you want to make this 
journey more difficult for yourself.

Clear out the group of Infection Form ahead and follow the tunnel on the right 
to a large hole surrounded by some corpses. There is an Energy Sword next to 
one of the dead bodies, so replace your Shotgun with it. Some Combat Forms 
will jump up from the bottom of the hole, so just melee attack them.

Drop down into the hole yourself and take out the Flood. The Combat Forms that 
have taken the form of Brutes are very susceptible to melee attacks. I guess 
because they don't have any armor like the Elite ones, but one melee attack 
will break them apart.

Follow the arrow to what looks to be a sphincter. I'll just refer to them as 
doors to lower the weirdness of this FAQ. Go forward to get interrupted by 
Gravemind. Go forward to find another door on the floor, so fall through. 
Cortana's all depressed and decides to let you know. Oh well.

This large area is filled with Flood and can be pretty difficult. I had an 
Assault Rifle and an Energy Sword when I entered. Some Flood will jump down 
from the ledges on the right. Use your Assault Rifle to kill some of them.

One holds a Brute Shot, so try and find it. Not only can they kill a Flood in
one hit, but it also serves as the ultimate melee weapon for dealing with 'em.
Drop your Energy Sword for it and keep killing Flood until they retreat.

Three Carrier Forms will roll down the ramp. Target them from a distance and 
use one Brute Shot to destroy a whole group of Infection Forms that are 
released. Proceed up the ramp to meet up with a bunch of Pure Forms. Retreat 
down the ramp as they follow you. They'll all probably turn into Tanks, but 
again, one melee attack with your Brute Shot will kill them instantly.

After defeating all the Pure Forms, go back up the ramp and use your Assault 
Rifle to deal with the other Floods. A lot more Pure Forms appear and stay as 
Stalkers, but use your Brute Shot against all of them. A general rule of thumb 
in my book is to melee attack any Flood that doesn't carry a weapon and shoot 
Floods that carry weapons of their own.

Once the Flood have been exterminated, search the nearby area. Look for the 
small opening that leads to a downed Pelican. You can find all sorts of junk, 
such as a Shotgun, Flamethrower, and Rocket Launcher. Most importantly: keep 
this spot in the back of your head, because we will need to come back here 
later. I suggest taking the Flamethrower and leaving everything else.

Drop down off the ledge and move forward. Go through the door to get stopped 
by Gravemind again. Go down the trail to hear Cortana and get stopped by 
Gravemind again. This gets really weird.

Head through the door and take a right. You'll come to a spot with some 
corpses. As soon as you see any Infection Forms, burn them alive with your 
Flamethrower before they can enter the body. Follow the hill towards the arrow 
to reach a hole. Fall down.

This room is very difficult because the Stalkers all decide that it's a good 
idea to change into Ranged form. Ditch the Flamethrower and run to the left 
side of the room, where there is a glass wall. Either hide behind the glass 
wall or run behind the purple structure behind it. All of the Flood forms 
other than the Ranged ones will run back here one by one, so take them out 
with your Brute Shot.

At least one of them always drops a Carbine, so take it and leave the Assault 
Rifle behind. Use the Carbine to pick off the Ranged forms that are in your 
way. You can also use one Brute Shot to knock them off of the ceiling or wall. 
Once on the floor, they usually revert back to one of their other two forms. 
Search the room for Brute Shot and Carbine ammo, then make sure the entire 
room is clear of enemies. We have a skull to find.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Tilt
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Once the entire room is cleared of enemies, return to the entrance of the
 room. From the entrance, walk straight ahead to the circular platform, then
 look to the left. If you look at the wall, there are odd orange growths
 sticking out that conveniently look like platforms. To reach the first one,
 walk onto the purple beam sticking out of the central platform and jump up
 to the first growth.

 Now jump up to the platform above you and look behind. There are two more
 not too far across from you. This can still be a difficult jump because you
 are so close to the ceiling. I recommend staying on the very tip of the
 platform before trying to jump.

 Once you jump to the third platform, leap on a strange tentacle/support beam
 that stretches to the right. Walk on it and drop down onto the purple
 platform, where the skull lies. To be precise, the skull is lying on a pile
 of bones and guts. Yum.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Once you have the skull, drop down and use the arrow to reach the next 
destination. Follow the path leading upwards and kill the two Carrier Forms 
ahead. Defeat the Pure Forms and walk into the circular area. Some Ranged 
Flood will attack you, so quickly duck for cover. Either blast them with one 
Brute Shot or continuously attack with your Carbine.

From the entrance to the room, look straight ahead to notice a narrow tunnel. 
On the right of the tunnel is a small opening leading into a purple structure. 
Go inside to find a dead body. Take the Flamethrower here and return to where 
the Stalkers and Ranged Flood were.

Go up the path and deal with the Pure Forms with your Flamethrower. One spritz 
of the fiery weapon is enough to leave them toasty. Some Combat Forms appear 
in front of you, so drop your Flamethrower and deal with them the old 
fashioned way.

After clearing out the room, go forward towards the arrow and move along. 
Ignore Gravemind's banter and proceed through the door up ahead. The next room 
is composed of two floors and is filled with Flood. Most of them are Pure Form 
and will end up turning into their Ranged form. With your Flamethrower, try 
your best to scorch as many Stalkers before they can change. Once you run out 
of ammo, drop it and run into the little tunnel to the right. 

This area is nice, because it actually provides you some sort of cover. Peek 
out of the side of the tunnel and shoot any Ranged Flood you see with your 
Brute Shot or Carbine. There is a weapons crate to the left of the tunnel 
filled with Carbine ammo. After killing all the Flood on the ground, run into 
the tunnel straight ahead. It will lead up to a ramp. Follow the ramp to a 
gap, then hop over to a platform.

Make your way up this spiralling path while killing any more Ranged Flood you 
find. You will eventually reach the top floor. Hop over the three platforms to 
the door. Pick up the Brute Shot ammo in front of the door and continue.

Cortana and Gravemind will start arguing as you move forward. Head into the 
small pool of water and go through the door at the end. A large explosion will 
occur in the center of the room. That looked important. Head around the 
perimeter, shooting the Combat and Pure Forms along the way. Circle around 
until you reach a path leading to the central structure. Toss some grenades 
before walking across so you can get rid of the enemies here.

Walk onto the middle of the room, then take the bridge to the marked door. The 
arrow should help you out. Once through, listen to Gravemind's relatively 
unscary threats and move through the second door at the end of the hall. Keep 
moving through the series of hallways while ignoring Cortana and Gravemind. 
They are getting very annoying.

Once at the dead end, approach the force field in the center. Melee attack the 
force field to free Cortana. Still, we aren't out of the woods just yet. 


===============
Nor Hell a Fury
===============

Ooh, Gravemind is pissed now! Return to the circular room where the big 
explosion occurred. It is time to blow this thing out of the water. Take cover 
while attacking the Flood in the central console. After all of the Flood have 
been killed, hit the switch in the center console to expose the reactor 
pylons. Aim for the tubes in the center; the arrows will point right at them. 
Either use one grenade for each or blast it with your Brute Shot.

After destroying all three, the ship will begin to self destruct. Wander 
around for a little bit and try to collect more ammo until a random door 
explodes. Follow the arrow through the newly-opened path and drop down the 
hole. You basically have to retreat through the entire level. Backtracking for 
the lose.

Flood will still be threatening you, but it's about escaping, not killing. 
Launch one or two shots at a group of Flood to momentarily stop them, then 
keep running. The arrows will help you out, but if you have a good memory you 
should know the way out. I did. *scoff*

Once you reach the big room where you found the skull, walk to the entrance 
for a wall to blow apart. Kill the Flood in your way and hop through the wall. 
Follow it through a narrow tunnel to a hole. Fall in to enter another room. 
Hey, we are almost close to the exit! At this point, gun it and just fly past 
the Flood here.

You will eventually come to the room with the crashed Pelican. Look, it's the 
Arbiter! Where the hell did he come from? Anyways, he will deal with the 
Flood, so quickly run over to the crashed Pelican (I hope you remember where 
it is) and jump inside to end the level. Gosh, that was the worst level ever.


==============================================================================
 HALO                                                                   [0309]
==============================================================================

===========
Full Circle
===========

It's the Arbiter and yourself in a snowy wasteland. Nice change of scenery. 
Walk forward into the chilly tunnel.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Mythic
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 As soon as you enter the cave, hug the right wall. You should reach a tiny
 tunnel branching off from the main cave. Follow it to the end to find the
 skull. Wowie gee, that was fast!
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Return to the main path and go through the tunnel until you reach some large
support beams. Stop. Time to search for a Terminal.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #7
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 As soon as you spot the support beams, stop where you are. Go down the ramp
 onto the metal floor. Once on the metallic ledge, walk to the right. Cortana
 will ask where you're going. Psh, we're going to find the last Terminal! 

 Climb up the icy hill on the right side of the ledge to reach a big support
 beam. Jump to the beam and walk to the end to enter a room that strangely
 resembles a series of rooms found in the first game. The seventh and final
 Terminal is right in front of you.

 If you go too far and fall down to the exit of the cave, have no fear. At
 the exit of the cave, look directly to the right to find two snowy rocks.
 Hop up the rocks and scale the side of the mountain to reach an upper part
 of the cave. From here, you can jump onto the metal ledge. 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

After finding the Terminal, head back to the exit of the cave. Flood pods will 
drop from the sky and release more baddies. Stick with the Arbiter and use 
your Assault Rifle to tear through the Flood. You can use your Rocket Launcher 
to disperse large amounts of enemies at once.

Move around the massive piece of architecture to the right side. Slowly climb 
up the hill as you destroy the Flood coming down at you. Once at the top of 
the hill, make your way onto the side of the building. I found the SMG highly 
effective agains the Flood, so try finding one.

Sentinels will help out with the Flood infestation, so you can essentially 
leave it up to them and the Arbiter. But that's not how some people roll. Walk 
through the hall leading to the other side of the building.

You have plenty of help: the Arbiter, Sentinals, and random soldiers toting 
Spartan Lasers on the side of the mountains. Still, it isn't a walk in the 
park. Use your Rocket Launcher when two or more Flood are standing together 
and pick apart the loners with your SMG. 

Walk up the ramp at the end to reach the second floor. It's more or less the 
same exact thing: kill Flood, run to the other side of the building, then kill 
more to reach a ramp. Head up to the third floor. 

Guilty Spark will try and open the door leading to the control room, so we 
will have to hold our ground until the door can be opened. Flood will appear 
here in waves. Use the two Auto Turrets in front of the door and go down the 
ramp into the small room for an Invincibility.

It isn't too difficult. Try to find a Spiker, since like Brute Shots, one 
melee hit from one can kill any Flood in one hit. Your Auto Turrets and 
Sentinels will help out a bunch as well. 

Once the Flood are dealt with, go through the opened door. Follow the halls to 
reach the control room. 343 Guilty Spark will flip out after realizing that we 
are here to destroy The Ark. He shoots Johnson and focuses on the Arbiter and 
the Chief. Deja vu? Almost.

We have to fight Guilty Spark, just like in the first game. You will not be 
able to hurt him for a few moments. Simply avoid his red eye beam of death. If 
you get too close, Guilty Spark will use a force field to push you back. After 
a minute or so, Johnson will fire at Guilty Spark with his Spartan Laser. Run 
up to Johnson and take his Spartan Laser as he dies. Aw sad.

Now we can finally hurt Guilty Spark. Again, his sole attack is a red laser 
beam. Walk to the left or right to avoid it, then attack with your Spartan 
Laser. Three hits is all it takes to finally destroy Guilty Spark. I have been 
waiting for this moment for a long time.

But wait, Johnson is not dead! He gives Chief Cortana and tells him to use her 
for the firing process. Chief lets Cortana set everything up. Halo is now 
activated. This baby is about to blow.


======================
The Way the World Ends
======================

Exit the control room to encounter some Flood. Kill them and steal a Plasma 
Rifle, then exit the building. Walk up the icy hill as you exit the building 
to find some Flood along the mountainside. Quickly demolish them and move 
across the cliffside. Yeah, the Sentinels don't like us anymore since we 
activated Halo. Destroy them and enter the hallway at the end.

The Sentinels will be battling against the Flood. Let them fight. Run through 
the chaos into the hallway, then speed past the Carrier Forms. Follow the 
arrow to reach Johnson's warthog. Hop in.

Speed down the mountain and take the lower path at the fork. Just a neat note: 
if you take a left at the base of the mountain, you can find a Mongoose. Don't 
know why it's there. Maybe for co-op? You can use the Mongoose to escape if 
you wish, but it is much harder. I have done is myself, but stick to the 
Warthog.

Follow the arrow to reach a large metal platform. The floorboards will 
randomly explode, so try your best to avoid them while still going as fast as 
you can. The same floorboards are destroyed every time in each playthrough, so 
you can essentially memorize the pattern if you die too much.

Once you reach a circular base, drive around the perimeter as you ignore the 
Flood and Sentinals. Drive through the next destructible platform to enter a 
large tunnel. Drive on through and follow the arrow to your next destination. 
It's pretty much the same stuff over and over again.

After crossing through the second Flood-infested tunnel, things get really 
nasty. The ground starts blowing up faster and more frequently. Eventually, a 
giant pillar will come smashing into the floor right in front of you. Quickly 
bear to the left to avoid it. Drive under the horde of Sentinals and you will 
soon come to the frigate. Drive off of the ramp right into the hangar to end 
the level... and the game!

That's it! Sit through the ending scene and the credits. I hope this guide has 
helped you out in any way, shape, or form. 


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[4] ENEMIES                                                             [0400]

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 GRUNTS
==============================================================================

Grunts are the weakest and most common enemy you will encounter in Halo 3. 
They are often found in groups together led by one or more Brutes. On easier 
modes, Grunts are easily disposable and aren't really problems for a Spartan 
like you. However, they can be quite formidable on harder difficulties. Make 
sure to utilize a headshot on any Grunt to take them out in one hit. 

You should take into account that Grunts only take orders from Brutes. Once 
their squad leader bites the dust, Grunts will enter a panicked state and 
scramble around. They will rarely fight back, so they're are easy pickings at 
that time. While not important in the battlefield, Grunts often spew out 
random and funny quotes. Grunts are easily one of the more entertaining 
aspects in the game. Their quotes and squeals are oddly hilarious. >_>

Grunts can wield a variety of weapons, but most carry either Plasma Pistols or 
Needlers. However, there are rare instances where you will run into Grunts 
equipped with Fuel Rod Cannons. Make it your first priority to take out these 
ones; they are usually green and black instead of their usual purple and 
orange coloring. All Grunts hold Plasma Grenades and have accurate aim.


===============
Kamikaze Grunts
===============

Some Grunts tend to take the easy way out and take their life with yours. They 
will try and do this by sprinting towards you with a Plasma Grenade in each 
hand. Kamikaze Grunts are easy to spot due to the blue glow emanating from the 
grenades, so make sure to eliminate them first from far away. Just like any 
other Grunt, a simple heashot will suffice.


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 JACKALS
==============================================================================

Jackals are scraggely foes that are always found hiding behind plasma shields. 
They carry Plasma Pistols and will fire them while taking cover. Most human 
weapons won't even put a scratch on their shields, but most Covenant weapons 
will momentarily destroy them with enough force.

Jackals aren't very tough and can be taken down if you manage to hit one. The
only weak point to the shield is the spot that is held by the Jackal. If you
have a long-range weapon, you can shoot the Jackal's hand to knock it back.
From there, a simple headshot will do.

If you either disable their shield or simply run up to one, they will usually 
flee. You can easily dispose of a runaway Jackal, but they are much faster 
than Grunts. Like Grunts, Jackals are surprisingly resilient on Legendary, so 
this method isn't really recommended. Like with most enemies in Legendary, 
headshots are the only way to go.


==============
Jackal Snipers
==============

Some Jackals exchange their shield for a long-range weapon such as the Beam 
Rifle or Carbine. These snipers are usually perched in towers or other areas 
that are hard to access, such as trees and rooftops.

Jackal Snipers have precise aim and use it to deliver fearce headshots. The
only real way to combat with snipers is with a long-range weapon of your own.
Still, you need the element of surprise on your hand in order to take down one
of these baddies.


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 BRUTES
==============================================================================

Brutes take the place of Elites in Halo 3 and share the same responsibilities. 
They are the leaders of Covenant squads and are found in small packs (ranging 
from 2-5). Brutes are equipped with powerful armor that shield them from most 
attacks. Your goal when fighting a Brute is to destroy their armor, leaving 
them susceptible to fire. 

The best tactic is to remove the Brute's helmet. Several shots with most 
weapons can knock off their helmet, leaving their skull open for a deadly 
headshot. However, most grenades can wipe out a Brute in one hit -- armor or 
not. Either way, make sure to take out Brutes first so the lower-class enemies 
become freaked out. 

Most run of the mill Brutes can carry a lot of different weapons. They carry 
either Plasma Rifles or Spikers, but some can be found with Maulers or 
Carbines. Never attack a Brute up close, because their melee attacks are very 
deadly. On top of that, Brutes are very strategic and use various equipment 
during battle.

Brutes can go berserk at any given time, but many flip out after all of their 
armor is knocked off. A crazy Brute will drop their weapons and charge wildly 
in any direction. Again, it's even dumber to go toe-to-toe with a berserked 
Brute, so take them out from afar as they speed towards you.


==============
Brute Captains
==============

Brutes donned in gold armor are the captains, and are almost always holding 
Brute Shots. Some can also be found with Fuel Rod Cannons, which makes them 
much more different than other captains. These guys are tougher than normal 
Brutes and have harder armor. Brute Captains are also more likely to go 
berserk when attacked.


===============
Brute Chieftans
===============

Chieftans are easily distinguished from other Brutes due to their black and 
red armor. Not only that, but they also carry massive Gravity Hammers. Brute 
Chieftans usually carry an Invincibility equipment and tend to use them when 
they are the only one standing. The good thing is that Brute Chieftans usually 
wait in the back until the other enemies are defeated.

They are incredibly tough and quick for their size. Brute Chieftans attack by 
running towards you with their Gravity Hammer in hand. One swing of that bad 
boy will knock your socks off (though I doubt Master Chief wears socks). Use 
your most powerful weapons and grenades to topple these powerhouses.


================
Jump Pack Brutes
================

Some Brutes have the luxury of toting jump packs on their backs. That doesn't 
help us out though, since they can fly and attack you simultaneously. Jump 
Pack Brutes are armed with Carbines and can snipe you from a distance.

The good thing about these enemies is that they can't direcly fly. They can
only use their jump packs to boost themselves to greater heights or distances.
With that said, it's best to attack Jump Pack Brutes while they are in midair
since they can't change their flight direction.


==============
Brute Stalkers
==============

One of the most deadly Brutes, Stalkers have special helmets that grant them 
the power of invisibility. With their cloaking devices in tow, Brute Stalkers 
can easily sneak up on you. Though they may be cloaked, it is  possible to 
spot a Brute Stalker. The area around them looks warped and distored. It's 
kind of like how the Predator's cloaking worked in the infamous movies. 

Brute Stalkers carry Spikers and rare Incendiary Grenades. They use these 
weapons to attack from a distance while still hidden. You can sneak up on 
Brute Stalkers, but it's tough considering their use of Radar Jammers. When 
you do manage to find a Brute Stalker, attack it with weapons to disable their 
cloaking device. From there on, treat them like any Brute variant.


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 DRONES
==============================================================================

Drones are incredibly weak enemies, but are found in massive swarms. They are 
nimble and are rarely found on the ground. The sheer amount of Drones found at 
a time make fighting them very difficult. The best weapons to use are ones 
with quick, short bursts. Leave the grenades and high-powered explosive 
weapons behind when dealing with Drones.

Drones are equipped with either Plasma Pistols or Needlers. Needlers are much 
more dangerous than Plasma Pistols, so take constant cover and only pop out to 
get a couple shots off. The good thing about Drones is that one or two hits 
will keep one down for the count. Even melee attacks will issue a one-hit kill 
on a Drone that's low to the ground.


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 HUNTERS
==============================================================================

There are enemies bigger and badder than Brutes, and they are Hunters. These 
armored freaks come equipped with gargantuan shields on one arm and a Plasma 
Cannon on the other arm. The cannon fire can kill you in one hit, but luckily 
they are easy to avoid. The Hunter's Plasma Cannon has a noisy charge, so you 
can take cover when you hear the distinct sound of the cannon getting ready to 
fire.

The only way to kill Hunters are by attacking the peachy flesh found in its 
neck and spine. Unlike Brutes, the armor of a Hunter cannot be totally 
destroyed. The armor on its back can be broken off in small pieces, but the 
rest is impervious to attack. 

The best way is to keep your distance and use a long-range weapon to target 
its back or neck. It's harder to do this when you're alone and spotted. If you 
are being chased by Hunters, run for cover and use your speed to your 
advantage to keep your distance and get behind them. Needless to say, melee 
attacks are out of the question. Sniper rifles and grenades are the way to go.


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 SENTINELS
==============================================================================

You will only have to face Sentinels for a brief period of time, so they 
aren't anything to really worry about. Sentinels are floating robots equipped 
with Sentinel Beams, which are basically high-powered plasma beams. Any type 
of weapon will do to destroy Sentinels. Once one is destroyed, you can take 
its Sentinel Beam as a weapon of your own.


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 FLOOD
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Flood are like a cross between a zombie and a parasite. They are mindless 
alien creates that have many different forms. Strangely enough, Flood are 
incredibly weak when it comes to melee attacks. Most melee attacks can kill a 
Flood in one or two hits.


==============
Infection Form
==============

The Infection Form are tiny little blobs with tentacles that are hard to 
target on their own. They're very quick and incredibly tiny, but Infection 
Forms are easy to kill when in groups. When you manage to find a group, blast 
them with a Brute Shot or Shotgun blast to destroy the whole pack. Otherwise, 
don't bother targeting an individual.

Infection Forms have the annoying trait of well... infecting dead bodies. They
can be Marines, Elites, Brutes, or even deceased Flood. They can be pesky, so
make sure to destroy the Infection Forms before they take another host of
their own.


============
Carrier Form
============

Carrier Forms are large blobs with legs and skinny tentacles that I like to 
dub "fatasses". Carrier Forms do not attack, but are basically giant bags that 
hold Infection Forms. Shoot a Carrier Form to knock one down. Once it's on the 
ground, the Carrier Form will explode and release a wave of Infection Forms. 
There's nothing you can do about it, so Carrier Forms aren't a big problem.


===========
Combat Form
===========

The Combat Form are the main Flood variations that you will encounter during 
Halo 3. They are the infected version of other characters, such as Brutes, 
Elites, and even Marines. Combat Forms can wield all different weapons. 
Marines usually carry human weapons, and the Brute and Elites carry different 
Covenant weapons.

Since Flood are disformed freaks, none have definite heads. To gain a quick 
kill, aim for the pulsating green spots on the Combat Form's chest to 
instantly kill them. You can also break off their arms with weapons or melee 
attacks. To be on the safe side, you're better off completely destroying the 
body with a melee attack or two. It is possible for an Infection Form to crawl 
inside a fallen Combat Form and bring it back to life.


=========
Pure Form
=========

Pure Forms are the rarest kinds of Flood and are only found in the last few 
levels. The Pure Forms can actually mutate into one of three different forms, 
and they all have their own special qualilities.

Stalkers are creepy looking monsters that crawl around with their two legs. 
They look like something out of Silent Hill really. Stalkers are the least 
dangerous of the Pure Forms since they only have weak melee attacks. They are 
quick, but should be easy to dispatch with a simple melee attack. 

Tanks are massive monsters that spew out Infection Forms when mobile. These 
Flood are incredibly slow and bulky, making them extra tough to take down. 
They aren't as tough when far away, since you should be able to kill one with 
a high-powered weapon before it reaches you. Tanks are weak in their face, so 
aim for the head when attacking it.

Ranged are easily the most annoying of the Pure Forms and arguably the most 
annoying Flood form in general. The Ranged type can latch onto walls and 
ceilings while firing spikes at incredible speeds. They can shoot at great 
distances, but one hit can throw it off target. The Ranged Flood cannot move, 
so they are easily knocked over. Shoot it in the mouth to knock it to the 
ground, then go in for the kill with a melee attack before it can recover.


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[5] WEAPONS                                                             [0500]

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 HUMAN WEAPONS                                                          [0501]
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======
Magnum
======

The Magnum has been totally redesigned for Halo 3, and its massive firepower 
is back as well. This gun is precise and incredibly powerful when taking its 
small size into account. The gun is great when duel wielding, and I have found 
a nearly unstoppable force in the Magnum/Plasma Pistol combo. It may seem 
pathetic, but they work in great harmony together. In short, the Magnum isn't 
great in a firefight, but a good choice when pulling off a headshot or a quick 
one-two kill.


=============
Assault Rifle
=============

The Assault Rifle is the standard human machine gun. The weapon is common 
among Marines so it shouldn't be too hard to find ammo for it. It can be fired 
rapidly, but the accuracy of the gun lowers the longer you hold the trigger 
down. The Assault Rifle is best used in short bursts and in short-range. The 
fatal flaw of the gun is that you can't pull off headshots with it, but the 
Assault Rifle is capable in a large firefight.


===
SMG
===

Known as the Sub-Machine Gun, the SMG is weak but very quick. It has one of
the fastest firing speeds and reload time in the game, which makes it useful
in hand-to-hand combat. The SMG clip is small and is best when using short
bursts like the Assault Rifle. I will admit, the SMG is fun to use especially
when duel wielding.


============
Battle Rifle
============

The Battle Rifle is by far the greatest human weapon aside from the Sniper 
Rifle. This gun can zoom in to a target and fires in bursts of three. The 
weapon is fairly common and a great alternative when sniping foes from afar. 
The Battle Rifle has a deadly accuracy when mixed with the zoom lens and the 
three bullet burst. Great all-around weapon.


=======
Shotgun
=======

There isn't much to say about a Shotgun. It is definitely one of the best
close-range weapons and definitely the best gun to choose from when in close
corners. The Shotgun is very slow to fire and even slower when reloading. It
is nothing more than a melee weapon, but a damn good one when in hallways and
small rooms or buildings.


============
Sniper Rifle
============

Well, it's a Sniper Rifle. What more is there to say? This bad boy has two 
zoom features and deadly accuracy. Your aim will be thrown off after each 
shot, so the Sniper Rifle is best used as a one-shot kill machine. It's hard 
to fire multiple shots at a target in quick succession due to the increased 
fire of the gun. The rifle is so powerful that any shot above the chest of an 
enemy will most likely result in instant death. It takes a lot of practice to 
master the Sniper Rifle, but I suggest doing so.


===============
Rocket Launcher
===============

The Rocket Launcher is definitely one of the most powerful human weapons, and 
it can be used at a distance to boot. You can pretty much kill any normal 
enemy with one direct hit, but the hard part is actually hitting an enemy.

Aim isn't a problem, since the rocket travels in a perfect line when shot.
However, the rocket travels so slow that the enemy will probably dodge it
before it comes in contact. The best tactic is to aim not only at the
opponent's feet, but slightly to the side just in case they try to dive away.


=============
Spartan Laser
=============

The Spartan Laser is not only the strongest human weapon in the game, but it's 
insanely fun to use. The laser can only fire five times, but each shot packs 
an amazing punch. You must charge the Spartan Laser for a few seconds before 
firing, and once ready, it'll shoot a long beam that explodes upon contact. 

One shot of a Spartan Laser can basically destroy anything and the contents 
around it, so it's best used against a vehicle or a group of powerful enemies. 
The charge time to fire the laser takes a fairly long time, especially when in 
the middle of enemy lines.


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 COVENAT WEAPONS                                                        [0502]
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=============
Plasma Pistol
=============
The Plasma Pistol is much more than initially meets the eye. When fired 
normally, it is fairly weak. However, you can charge up the Plasma Pistol for 
a boosted fire. A charged shot of a Plasma Pistol can temporarily drain 
shields and even stop vehicles momentarily.

You can also duel wield Plasma Pistols, which makes them even deadlier when in 
close-quarters combat. The only major low down is that the Plasma Pistols have 
been altered in Halo 3: now you can't keep the gun charged for long periods of 
time so finding an enemy with it already charged is out of the question.


============
Plasma Rifle
============

Since this is another plasma weapon, the Plasma Rifle is also very good at 
disabling enemy shields. It can rapidly fire plasma blasts at quick succession 
similar to the firing speed of an Assault Rifle. If you fire it too much, the 
gun will heat up and spend several seconds recharging. Due to this factor and 
the low accuracy, the Plasma Rifle should be fired in short bursts. 


=======
Needler
=======

The Needler is arguably the most entertaining Covenant weapon to use. The gun 
can fire large homing needles at a target. The more needles that get stuck 
into a target, the more damage it will deal. Not only that, but the needles 
will explode after contact to deal extra damage.

It doesn't take many needles to kill a weak enemy, but you can unload a full 
clip on a Brute and still take him out. The Needler works best at medium range 
and should be used with caution at close range, since the explosions can hurt 
you as well. The main drawback is that you cannot duel wield the Needler in 
Halo 3. Bummer.


=======
Carbine
=======

The Carbine is the Covenant equivalent of the Battle Rifle. It can fire long, 
thin plasma shots at an enemy. The Carbine is weaker than the Battle Rifle, 
but is just as effective. The zoom lens on the gun allows for some serious 
sniping, but unlike the Battle Rifle, the Carbine can be fairly weak in close-
range combat. Still, the Carbine is a very handy weapon especially when used 
in medium to long-range battles.


==========
Beam Rifle
==========

This is the Covenant version of the Sniper Rifle, and it's just as good as the 
human version. The Beam Rifle is a powerful gun that is primarily used for 
sniping, and the good thing is that the Beam Rifle does not need to be 
reloaded.

Similar to other plasma-based weapons, the Beam Rifle will overheat when fired 
in quick successions. If you fire two to three shots in quick succession, the 
gun will overheat and you will have to wait a few seconds for it to cool down. 
The Beam Rifle also has two zoom functions used when sniping enemies from
afar. It's basically just like the Sniper Rifle, so the Beam Rifle is a very
valuable asset.


===============
Fuel Rod Cannon
===============

The Fuel Rod Cannon can fire green plasma cylinders that speed towards a
target for massive damage. The clip holds five shots and can reload quicker 
than the Rocket Launcher. However, it does have some flaws. The Fuel Rod 
Cannon is significantly weaker than the Rocket Launcher, so you might need 
twice the ammo needed to kill a strong enemy or vehicle.

The main drawback isthat the Fuel Rod Cannon fires in an arc, which means you
will have to aim above the intended target before firing. If you don't, the
shot will usually explode at the target's feet. Combined with the incredibly
slow-traveling fuel rods, this weapon isn't very useful at long distances. 


============
Energy Sword
============

The Energy Sword is a wonderful melee weapon and definitely cool to look at. 
The sword is composed of energy and can deal crazy amounts of damage when used
on a target. Unlike other melee attacks, you must press the Right Trigger to 
use it.

The Energy Sword can be used to slice prey up close, but you can also lunge
towards a target from afar. A neat feature is that when fighting someone with
another Energy Sword, press the Right Trigger to block their sword strike with
one of your own. The Energy Sword is fun to use, but it takes some skill to
totally master.


======
Spiker
======

The next four weapons are used only by Brutes, but they can be used by you of 
course. The Spiker is a very versatile weapon with a quick rate of fire and a 
reload speed just as fast. The weapon has a somewhat long range, but it's best
used up close. It is powerful, but isn't the best weapon to used on armored 
foes. Destroy their armor with a melee attack or other weapon, then unload 
with the Spiker. It is an all-around good weapon to use, and you can also duel
wield it.


==========
Brute Shot
==========

The Brute Shot is your basic grenade launcher. I actually find it to be better
than the Rocket Launcher and Guel Rod Cannon due to many different features. 

It is weaker than the previous two mentioned, but the Brute Shot can be fired 
at incredible speed and launches relatively straight. It has less of an arc 
than the Fuel Rod Cannon but it's exactly perfect. It is still incredibly 
strong and has a very fast rate of fire. The best part about the Brute Shot is
that the bladed end is perfect for melee attacks.


======
Mauler
======

The Mauler contains the power of the Shotgun in a weapon the size of the 
Magnum. You can also duel wield the Mauler, making it one of the greatest 
weapon combos out there. Any weapon paired up with the Mauler is basically a 
one way ticket to victory. It is a tad weaker than the Shotgun, has five shots
in a clip, but can reload MUCH faster than the human counterpart. The only 
letdown is that the Mauler is very rare and only appears in the later levels.


==============
Gravity Hammer
==============

Definitely the most entertaining weapon in the game, the Gravity Hammer is a
massive hammer that can create gigantic shockwaves when it hits something. If
you manage to come in contact with an enemy, then it's a one-hit kill. Without
a doubt it is the best melee weapon in the game. The melee attack of the
Gravity Hammer is also powerful as well.

The Gravity Hammer can be used instrategic situation as well. The shockwaves
produced can not only knock away enemies, but also rockets and grenades.
Unfortunately, it has very little "ammo", so it should only be used in
situations where there are many enemies or if you are fighting one incredibly
strong enemy.


=============
Sentinel Beam
=============

The Sentinel Beam is the only Forerunner weapon in the game. It is only found
very late in the game and is primarily used against the Flood. The laser can
only be found from a Sentinel's remains, so it can't be found in multiplayer.
The Sentinel Beam fires a high-powered weapon that can also overheat if used
for too long. The weapon is powerful enough to burn anyone to a crisp in short
times, but it's best used against the Flood.


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 GRENADES/SUPPORT WEAPONS                                               [0503]
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============
Frag Grenade
============

The Frag Grenade is the human grenade and is just a normal ol' grenade. It can 
be thrown the farthest out of the grenades and can bounce all around. It is 
useful for bouncing off of walls and such, but that's also a liability. The 
Frag Grenade can be hard to target a sole enemy since the grenade bounces all 
over the place. This grenade is best used in a group of enemies so its 
explosion range can be used to its full effect.


==============
Plasma Grenade
==============

By far the best grenade out there, a Plasma Grenade has the distinct ability 
of sticking onto a target. It's just as powerful as the Frag Grenade but can 
stick to enemies and vehicles. There is no way to get it off, so say goodbye 
once it's stuck to an enemy.

Needless to say, the Plasma Grenade is easier to aim at an enemy since it
cannot bounce around. The blue glow makes it easier to spot, so many enemies
will try and dodge the Plasma Grenade as opposed to the dark-colored Frag
Grenade.


=============
Spike Grenade
=============

This orange grenade shoots out spikes in every direction once it detonates. It 
is similar to the Plasma Grenade that it can stick to things, but the main 
difference is that the Spike Grenade can stick to anything, including walls. 
It's basically a one-hit kill if you stick an enemy with the Spike Grenade, 
but the shrapnel can also damage surrounding enemies.


==================
Incendiary Grenade
==================

The Incendiary Grenade isn't as strong as the other grenades, but releases a 
pool of fire once it comes in contact with a target. The flames stay lit for 
several seconds and can prove to be a defensive mechanism as well as an 
offensive weapon. It can be used as a firewall of sorts to keep enemies away 
from you, but the Incendiary Grenade should be best used thrown directly at an 
enemy. Even if they aren't killed by the contact, bathing in the fire should 
be enough to take them out.


===========
Machine Gun
===========

The Machine Gun turret, like the other turrets in the game, can actually be
ripped off its mount and carried like a normal weapon. It is incredibly
powerful and has a 200-bullet magazine, but you move much slower than normal
and can be a big target. It has a slow start up, but you can really rip
through enemy forces when holding the trigger down.

The Machine Gun isn't the best weapon to use primarily, but should be used
sporadically in a large firefight. Avoid carrying it around for a long time
and ditch it once the big guys bite the dust.


===========
Missile Pod
===========

The Missile Pod is basically a faster, weaker version of the Rocket Launcher. 
It can home onto an enemy and fires significantly faster than the Rocket 
Launcher. It's powerful enough to take out most enemies in one hit, but the 
only drawback is the low ammo. There are only eight missiles, and since it's a 
turret, you can't find ammo for it. 


============
Flamethrower
============

The Flamethrower is a massive weapon that can literally create walls of fire 
with the press of a trigger. The flames can burn enemies in seconds, but it 
can also damage you if you aren't careful enough. The Flamethrower is best 
used against Flood and in a large area. If you use it in a small room or hall, 
then you have a high chance of dying from the flames as well. It can also 
overheat like some Covenant weapons, so you must give it a few seconds to cool 
down if you hold the trigger down too long.


=============
Plasma Cannon
=============

Not to be confused with the weapons used by Hunters, the Plasma Cannon is a 
turret that rapidly fires plasma shots. It has 200 shots and is a rapid-fire 
gun just like the Machine Gun. The Plasma Cannon may be recommended more than 
the Machine Gun just because it can take down shields. Like other turrets, it 
isn't recommended that you carry it around with you for long periods of time.


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[6] EQUIPMENT                                                           [0600]

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Bubble Shield
=============

The Bubble Shield is virtually a tripod that creates a large bubble around it, 
protecting anything inside. All weapons deflect off the surface, including 
grenades. However, people can virtually walk through the bubble. Enemies 
usually hide inside, so you can walk in and attack them. A good strategy is to 
run in and throw a grenade to destroy the enemies inside. Simply melee attack 
the tripod to destroy the Bubble Shield.


================
Deployable Cover
================

The Deployable Cover is nothing more than an energy shield that can be placed 
on the ground. To be honest, they aren't very strong or useful. Most can be 
destroyed with a charged Plasma Pistol shot or a melee attack to the base. 
They don't give much cover, but can be strategically placed to keep enemies 
away, such as a doorway. 


=========
Grav Lift
=========

The Grav Lift is a really handy device. It's rare, but mostly found in areas 
where you can use the device to reach higher ground. Drop the Grav Lift down 
to create an airlift. Step on it to be launched in the air. You can use the 
weapon to reach high ledges or distract enemies. It's funny to drop one in 
front of an enemy line and watch the Brutes and Grunts fly up in the air.


===========
Power Drain
===========

The Power Drain is a downright awesome weapon. When this blue orb is thrown, 
any shields or vehicles will be deactivated for several seconds. Most enemies 
will toss it in groups of allies or when you are riding in a vehicle. If you 
are hit with a Power Drain when in a vehicle, the vehicle will shut down for a 
few seconds. It's a very annoying piece of equipment.


===========
Regenerator
===========

The Regenerator is almost like the opposite of a Power Drain. Anyone who steps 
in the aura released by the green orb will recharge their shields faster than 
usual. Some people make the mistake of staying in the orb and not defending 
yourself. You can still die in the Regenerator, but it just means that your 
shield recharges faster.


=====
Flare
=====

Arguably the dumbest equipment, the Flare lets off a great amount of light 
when thrown. It can be used as a distraction against enemies, but most of the 
time the user is affected by it themselves. It really doesn't help anyone out 
in a firefight.


============
Radar Jammer
============

When using a Radar Jammer against enemies, they will usually panic and run 
around. Unless you use them on Brutes, for they'll go berserk. If someone uses 
it on you, then scattered red dots will appear all over your radar. It doesn't 
matter to people who don't use their radars, but can be really effective on 
Legendary where using a radar means survival.


=========
Trip Mine
=========

When tossed, the Trip Mine will lie on the ground, waiting for an unsuspecting 
enemy to cross it. When it does, the mine will explode and take the foe with 
it. However, most enemies clearly avoid the bright orange mine. The Trip Mine 
will explode after laying on the ground for about a minute.


===========
Auto Turret
===========

The Auto Turret is a floating turret that will attack enemies on sight. It is 
never used by enemies, but the Auto Turret isn't even really helpful to either 
side. It is generally weak and probably won't mow anyone down, but it serves 
as a useful distraction.


========
Cloaking
========

The Cloaking device is just like the ones the Brute Stalkers use. You will be 
totally transparent for around 12 seconds, so only use it when you don't want 
to be seen by a group of enemies. It's best used to sneak up on a Brute squad 
so you can take out the big guys without being spotted by everyone else. It's 
a fun equipment to use, but save it for the right moment.


=============
Invincibility
=============

Needless to say, Invincibility will protect you from any and all attacks when 
used. It lasts for around ten seconds, so use that time to go all out and 
storm into enemy lines. Just make sure to get to safety after that small 
opening of time. Invincibilities are commonly used by Gravity Hammer-wielding 
Brute Chieftans, making them a very deadly foe.


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[7] VEHICLES                                                            [0700]

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 HUMAN VEHICLES                                                         [0701]
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=======
Warthog
=======

The Warthog is your main mode of transportation throughout Halo and there are 
several variants of the vehicle. It is big, durable, and can build up speed in 
a hurry. Each of the three Warthogs can hold a driver and a passenger. The 
first Warthog holds a LAAG Turret in the back, which can be used by a gunner. 
This machine gun can mow down enemy forces. The second type of Warthog 
contains a Gauss Cannon instead, which can fire a high-powered bullet that can 
pierce through armored foes and vehicles.

The third variant of the Warthog does not contain a gun in the back, but 
instead a row of seats that can hold four more passengers. Since it has no 
defense, this Warthog is only good for transporting soldiers instead of 
attacking enemies.


========
Mongoose
========

By far my favorite vehicle in the game, the Mongoose is a tiny ATV capable of 
speeding across terrain at incredible speeds. With that said, it is also 
incredibly frail and isn't even capable of running over some of the more 
powerful foes in the game. Aside from a backseat driver, the Mongoose is 
totally defenseless, so it should really only be used to get from point A to 
point B. Still, this thing is incredibly fun to use.


========
Scorpion
========

This is the powerhouse of the human vehicles. The Scorpion is a large tank 
that can strike fear into the hearts of anyone that stands in its path. It is 
incredibly slow (that's pretty obvious), but the cannon can basically destroy 
anything in its way with a shot or two.

The Scorpion also has a turret that can be used by a computer, and soldiers
can also hitch a ride on the sides of the vehicle. The only downside is that
it is slow and you cannot directly attack behind you.


======
Hornet
======

The Hornet is an aircraft that can carry two passengers on each wing. It also 
comes equipped with two machine guns and a powerful rocket launcher. These 
rockets will fire in groups of four and can home onto targets no matter how 
far away. The Hornet can be a little difficult to control in tight scuffles, 
but it can usually come out on top due to the homing capabilities of the 
missiles it can fire. 


========
Elephant
========

This vehicle is only found in one multiplayer level and isn't even featured in 
the single player mode. I find it hard to describe the Elephant as a vehicle, 
but it's more of a moving house. This massive beast holds machine guns, 
turrets, and even a Mongoose in the front! The slow-moving Elephant can be 
strategically used in multiplayer since teammates and flags can actually spawn 
inside of it. 


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 COVENANT VEHICLES                                                      [0702]
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=======
Banshee
=======

The Banshee is the counter to the human's Hornet. This speedy aircraft can 
perform various flips and, dare I say it... BARREL ROLLS! Wrong game Peppy. 
You can also use a boost to either flee or follow an enemy fighter. The fuel 
cannon that the Banshee offers can potentially destroy anything on the ground 
or in the air in a couple of shots, so it is certainly a powerful vehicle. 
Unfortunately, that is the only weapon the Banshee has and it also cannot hold 
any passengers.


=====
Ghost
=====

The Ghost kinda rivals the Warthog and the Mongoose, since it is a small craft 
that hovers above the ground. Like the Banshee, it can boost momentarily for 
quick getaways or the burst needed to run down an opponent. It comes equipped 
with plasma cannons that deal light damage, so it is best to always keep 
moving when attacking a target. The Ghost can become dismantled quite easily, 
so you will have to use its speed to your advantage.


======
Wraith
======

This large, blue vehicle can fire massive plasma shots that are capable to 
blowing many vehicles out of the water. Like the Scorpion, it also holds an 
additional turret that can be used by an ally. It is a very slow vehicle, but 
that can be countered with its short speed bursts. There are also Wraiths that 
come equipped with Fuel Rod Cannons known as Anti-Aircraft Wraiths, but sadly 
they cannot be piloted.


=======
Chopper
=======

The next two are piloted by Brutes, but they can be used by you of course. The 
Brute Chopper is a very awesome vehicle that kinda looks like a motorcycle. It 
uses large cannons to attack enemies and other vehicles and the spiked wheels 
in the front are ideal for slicing and dicing Covenant punks in the way. 
However, the Chopper is rather hard to control, especially in a large fight.


=======
Prowler
=======

The Prowler is primarily used as a method of transportation, but this giant 
sled also packs a punch with its plasma turret. It can hold two passengers and 
a gunner on top of the pilot, so it certainly rivals the Warthog. The Prowler 
can driver very fast and is incredibly smooth to control due to its large 
sleds. One of the pros is that the plasma cannon can rotate a full 360 
degrees, so you can attack (or be attacked) at any angle.


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[8] SKULLS                                                              [0800]

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 SKULL: Blind                                                       Sierra 117
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 This is definitely one of the easiest skulls to find in the game. Once past
 the metal structures where the first few enemies were found, drop into the
 small pool down below (the location where the Phantom dropped all the
 enemies). From there, head to the right and walk along the cliffside.

 In the far right corner, you should spot a large rock jutting out of the
 cliff if you look down. Jump onto the rock to find the skull placed on the
 edge of the oddly-placed rock. Simply press the Right Bumper to pick up the
 skull and have it registered on your system. You can drop it afterwards.
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 SKULL: Iron                                                        Sierra 117
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 Stand on the dam where the Phantom dropship left all the Covenants behind.
 Hug the right side and jump up onto the ledge where the Jackal Sniper was
 waiting. It is to the right of the roofed in section. Walk across the metal
 grating and use the metal structure to jump up onto the ledge. There is a
 sniper up here, but hopefully you killed him from before. Walk to the other
 end and make a left until you reach a dead end. The skull is tucked away in
 a tiny nook in the corner of the ledge.
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 SKULL: Black Eye                                                  Crow's Nest
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 At the start of the level, go straight ahead towards the back end of the
 room. Once facing the green and yellow door, turn around to spot a mesh rack
 of sorts. Jump onto the rack, then get up onto the thin, red support beam.
 Carefully hop up from the beam to the large pipe suspended by the cables.
 Walk to the end of the pipe to spot the skull. Psh, that was easy!
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 SKULL: Grunt Birthday Party                                       Crow's Nest
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 First off, don't drop down the air duct. Walk to the end and peer down the
 hole. It is hard to see, but there is a pipe directly below the ledge you are
 standing on now. However, it is possible to drop down and land on the pipe.
 The second you drop down, press back on the Left Analog Stick to hopefully
 get on before falling down the shaft.

 That is the hard way to get this skull. The easy way is to drop down and put
 the Grav Lift from before near the wall. Now just ride the Grav Lift into the
 pipe. Walk to the end of the pipe to find the skull.
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 SKULL: Tough Luck                                               Tsavo Highway
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 Slowly drive down the highway, eyeing the large pipe on the left of the road.
 Stop once you notice a bright yellow ladder protrude from the side of the
 pipe. Get out and jump to the ladder to the top of the pipe.

 Jump over the yellow fence to the other side, then look down. On the chasm to
 the left are two large concrete rails. If you look down off the left side of
 the pipe you should notice them way down below. Well, you'll have to drop
 down to the one on the left (the first one you come across).

 The jump is a long one, so you will have to drop onto the tiny square panel
 with the two bolts on it. From there, take the long fall onto the platform.
 Walk to the end of the concrete support beams and you should see a small
 rocky outcropping on the side of the canyon wall.

 Yes, the skull is lying right there. Make a big jump to the rock and pick up
 the skull. In order to return to the surface, go back onto the concrete rail
 and walk to the other end. Jump onto the grass and climb back up.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Catch                                                        The Storm
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 The skull is located on the large silo behind the Anti-Aircraft Wraith. If
 the gunner in the ship is killed, you can safely travel around it without
 getting hurt. You must make sure not to destory the Ant-Air Wraith, because
 the skull will disappear if both Wraiths are destroyed. Grab a Warthog (one
 is located near the entrance to this area below the ramp) and drive it to
 the silo. Park it anywhere near the edge of it.

 You'll have to perform a Grenade Jump to reach the top of the silo. To pull
 it off, you have to toss a grenade in front of you and jump over it just
 before it explodes. The explosion should give you the extra boost, allowing
 you to jump a little higher and a little farther. I suck at Grenade Jumps,
 so I used a different strategy.

 If the Wraith you destroyed is still in tact, drive it towards the silo. Park
 it at the edge and take the Warthog, then drive it on top of the Wraith. You
 know, make a little car pileup of your own. This pileup should be tall enough
 for you to reach the rim of the silo. From there, hop up on top. The skull
 should be on top of the silo.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Fog                                                          Floodgate
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This skull can't really be found, but it must be taken. Notice the building
 on the right? The one that's on fire? Pay attention to that building very
 carefully, particularly the roof. Start by walking towards the metal floor,
 slowly walking past the street lamp and towards the brown rubble. When you
 reach the rubble, stop and look up at the roof to the right. 

 There should be a Flood standing on top of the roof here. If given enough
 time, he will jump over you and land on the roof to the left, where it will
 promptly disappear over the horizon. Your task is to shoot and kill the
 Flood. You know why? It is holding the skull. When you see it pop up from the
 roof, wait a second until it is ready to lunge off of the roof. Just before
 it jumps, shoot it in the head with your Battle Rifle.

 By now it is basically all luck, because it depends on how the Flood drops
 the skull. Sometimes it drops the skull on the roof, or sometimes it'll fall
 to the ground next to you. If you fail, revert to the last save point, which
 is about 30 seconds after the start of the level. It can be frustrating, but
 keep trying and hopefully you will get lucky.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Famine                                                        The Ark
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Jump up the boulders on the edge of the area to reach the gray catwalk up
 above. It's quite the chore, but very much possible. Once on top, look down
 to the opposite end. To the left are support beams bent diagonally. From
 your location, walk to the very last one (beam number four) and look at the
 end sticking out over the edge. You may not be able to notice it at first,
 but the skull is actually lying inside the support beam in the corner.

 The hard part was finding it, but now the worse part is actually getting to
 it. It is out of your normal reach, so you'll have to resort to a... yep, a
 Grenade Jump to actually reach the inner portion of the supoort beam. It is
 a very difficult task, since missing will send you plummeting to the ground.

 You should have gotten a checkpoint upon climbing up to the catwalk, so you
 can either kill yourself or revert to the last save point and end up right
 next to the skull.

 A much easier strategy is to use a Deployable Cover (that is, if you happen
 to have on). They are dropped all the time by Brutes, so it is very common
 in this level. If you don't have one, you can either stick with the Grenade
 Jump or backtrack and try to find one.

 If you have one, toss it on the edge of the catwalk (the part where it begins
 to slope down a bit). Now just hop on top of the Deployable Cover, then onto
 the support beam. Then walk to the edge and collect your skull.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Cowbell                                                        The Ark
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 You should have gotten a checkpoint the second you walked into this hallway.
 That is a very good thing. Walk down the ramp, stop, and look up. There are
 several nooks above you, almost like separate shelves. The skull is located
 in one of these shelves high up. The only possible way to reach it is with a
 Grav Lift. This is the time to use it.

 If you drop the Grav Lift at the bottom of the ramp, you won't be able to
 reach the shelf with the skull on it. You must go back up the ramp near the
 door and drop the Grav Lift near the top. Not at the top of the ramp or at
 the bottom. More like the middle. The skull is on the very top shelf, so
 reaching it even with a Grav Lift is very difficult. That is why it is
 helpful to have a checkpoint here, since if you mess up you can just kill
 yourself and try again.

 Jump as you walk through the Grav Lift to get an extra boost needed to reach
 the top shelf. Sometimes you may hit the ceiling and fall down; other times
 you end up landing on the shelf right below. It's very tricky and based a
 lot on luck, so keep trying to use the Grav Lift to reach the very top shelf
 where the skull is located.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Thunderstorm                                              The Covenant
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Stay on the abandoned tower for now. Walk up the giant ramp in the center of
 the tower and head to the end of the walkway. At the very end is the skull,
 neatly placed at the tip of the walkway. That may be the easiest skull yet! 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: IWHBYD                                                    The Covenant
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This skull is just ridiculous. Like, I don't understand how anyone could ever
 possibly find this on their own. Have you noticed those giant rings of light
 through the three rooms you passed through?

 You have to jump through these rings in a specific order for the skull to
 appear. Each ring connects to the thin beam in the center. All you have to do
 is walk onto the beam and jump through the ring for it to count. 

 From the entrance to the citadel, the rings are ordered from one to seven. 
 In other words, the first ring you see upon entering this building is known
 as "Ring #1". The rooms obviously split up the seven rings, so don't lose 
 count when you are going from room to room.

 The order for jumping through the rings is: 4, 6, 5, 4, 5, 3, and 4. If you
 mess up somehow, you will have to restart the sequence. After completing the
 task, walk over to the bridge at the end of the third room to find the skull
 on the ground.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Tilt                                                           Cortana
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Once the entire room is cleared of enemies, return to the entrance of the
 room. From the entrance, walk straight ahead to the circular platform, then
 look to the left. If you look at the wall, there are odd orange growths
 sticking out that conveniently look like platforms. To reach the first one,
 walk onto the purple beam sticking out of the central platform and jump up
 to the first growth.

 Now jump up to the platform above you and look behind. There are two more
 not too far across from you. This can still be a difficult jump because you
 are so close to the ceiling. I recommend staying on the very tip of the
 platform before trying to jump.

 Once you jump to the third platform, leap on a strange tentacle/support beam
 that stretches to the right. Walk on it and drop down onto the purple
 platform, where the skull lies. To be precise, the skull is lying on a pile
 of bones and guts. Yum.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SKULL: Mythic                                                            Halo
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 As soon as you enter the cave, hug the right wall. You should reach a tiny
 tunnel branching off from the main cave. Follow it to the end to find the
 skull. Wowie gee, that was fast!
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


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==============================================================================

[9] TERMINALS                                                           [0900]

==============================================================================

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #1                                                           The Ark
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 From the entrance to the lab, take a left to enter the next room. There is a
 large gray pillar on the wall, and it will open up to reveal a yellow orb
 when approached. Press the Right Bumper to access the terminal. Read through
 the text (or just keep pressing A) until you can go no further.

 Look at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. It will either picture a
 green arrow or a red arrow. If it's green, then that means the terminal log
 has not ended yet. Wait several seconds until the screen changes and takes
 you to a next set of logs. Continue pressing A until the green arrow turns
 red and tilts to the side. If that is the case, press B. In order to register
 a Terminal in the game, you must read through every passage.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #2                                                           The Ark
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 The next Terminal is right behind the switch used to extend the bridge. Walk
 up to it and start reading. Remember, you have to read the entire log data
 garbage to register it. Well, you don't have to actually read it, but just
 keep pressing A until you see a red arrow and "// FRAGMENT ENDS" appears on
 the bottom of the script.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #3                                                           The Ark
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 From the Grunt's patrol route, turn around and walk back. There is a door on
 the back side of the ramp. Go inside the tiny compartment to find the third
 Terminal. Read it and press B once the log is over. That is the final one in
 this level.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #4                                                      The Covenant
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Look across the elevator to see an alcove. Jump over the gap into the alcove
 to not only spot some Carbine, but a Terminal as well! I'm sure you know how
 to work these thingies. Remember that you need to read the entire thing in
 order to register it on the game.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #5                                                      The Covenant
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Pilot your Hornet up to the tower built into the giant mountain. Exit your
 ship and walk to the inside of the tower. The door is sealed, since we don't
 have any business inside. However, look across the door at the wall. Yep,
 another Terminal. Read it and leave.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #6                                                      The Covenant
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 I'm sure you have figured out that the entire layout of this tower is just a
 flipped version of the first one. Don't activate the elevator, but instead
 jump into the alcove across the gap. Access the sixth Terminal and the final
 one in this level.
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 TERMINAL #7                                                              Halo
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 As soon as you spot the support beams, stop where you are. Go down the ramp
 onto the metal floor. Once on the metallic ledge, walk to the right. Cortana
 will ask where you're going. Psh, we're going to find the last Terminal! 

 Climb up the icy hill on the right side of the ledge to reach a big support
 beam. Jump to the beam and walk to the end to enter a room that strangely
 resembles a series of rooms found in the first game. The seventh and final
 Terminal is right in front of you.

 If you go too far and fall down to the exit of the cave, have no fear. At
 the exit of the cave, look directly to the right to find two snowy rocks.
 Hop up the rocks and scale the side of the mountain to reach an upper part
 of the cave. From here, you can jump onto the metal ledge. 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


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==============================================================================

[10] MULTIPLAYER MEDALS                                                 [1000]

==============================================================================

Assassin
--------
Hit and kill an opponent with a melee attack from behind.


Beat Down
---------
Hit and kill an opponent with a melee attack.


Bomb Planted
------------
Plant the bomb in an Assault Gametype.


Bulltrue
--------
Kill an opponent who is in the act of a sword lunge.


Death from the Grave
--------------------
Kill an opponent after you have died.


Double Kill
-----------
Kill 2 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Extermination
-------------
Get an overkill on the opposing team, wiping out all of the members.


Flag Kill
---------
Get a melee kill with the flag in a CTF gametype.


Flag Score
----------
Capture the opposing team's flag in a CTF gametype.


Grenade Stick
-------------
Kill an opponent by sticking him/her with a Plasma Grenade or a Spike Grenade.


Hail to the King
----------------
Kill 5 consecutive opponents in a single life from inside the hill before it
moves in a King of the Hill gametype.


Hell's Janitor
--------------
Kill 10 zombies in a row as a human without dying in an Infection gametype.


Highjacker
----------
Board an enemy ground vehicle.


Incineration
------------
Kill an opponent by using the Flamethrower.


Infection Spree
---------------
Kill 5 humans in a row as a zombie without dying in an Infection gametype.


Invincible
----------
Kill 30 opponents in a row without dying.


Juggernaut Spree
----------------
Kill 5 consecutive opponents in a single run as the Juggernaut in a Juggernaut
gametype.


Killapocalypse
--------------
Kill 9 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Killed Bomb Carrier
-------------------
Kill the opposing bomb carrier in a Assault Gamtype.


Killed Flag Carrier
-------------------
Kill the opposing flag carrier in a CTF gametype.


Killed Juggernaut
-----------------
Kill the Juggernaut in a Juggernaut gametype.


Killed VIP
----------
Kill the opposing VIP in a VIP gametype.


Killimanjaro
------------
Kill 7 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Killing Frenzy
--------------
Kill 10 opponents in a row without dying.


Killing Spree
-------------
Kill 5 opponents in a row without dying.


Killionaire
-----------
Kill 10 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Killjoy
-------
End an opponent's killing spree (any spree).


Killtacular
-----------
Kill 5 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Killtastrophe
-------------
Kill 8 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Killtrocity
-----------
Kill 6 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Laser Kill
----------
Kill an opponent by using the Spartan Laser.


Last Man Standing
-----------------
Be the last human of the game in an Infection gametype.


Linktacular
-----------
Play in a matchmade game comprised of all Bungie.net users (secret medal).


Mmmm Brains
-----------
Kill 10 humans in a row as a zombie without dying in an Infection gametype.


Oddball Kill
------------
Get a melee kill when holding the ball in a Oddball gametype.


Open Season
-----------
Gun down 10 opponents with a Shotgun in a row without dying.


Overkill
--------
Kill 4 opponents within 4 seconds of each other.


Perfection
----------
Win a Slayer game with 15+ kills without dying.


Rampage
-------
Kill 20 opponents in a row without dying.


Running Riot
------------
Kill 15 opponents in a row without dying.


Sharpshooter
------------
Snipe 10 opponents in a row without dying.


Shotgun Spree
-------------
Gun down 5 opponents with a Shotgun in a row without dying.


Skyjacker
---------
Board an enemy aircraft.


Slice 'N Dice
-------------
Cut down 10 opponents with the Plasma Sword in a row without dying.


Sniper Kill
-----------
Kill an opponent with a headshot by using a sniping weapon.


Sniper Spree
------------
Snipe 5 opponents in a row without dying.


Splatter Spree
--------------
Splatter 5 opponents in a row without dying.


Splatter
--------
Hit and kill an opponent with a vehicle.


Steaktacular
------------
Beat the opposing team by over 20 kills; (Luke owes you a steak dinner) 
(secret medal).


Sword Spree
-----------
Cut down 5 opponents with the Plasma Sword in a row without dying


Triple Kill
-----------
Kill 3 opponents within 4 seconds of each other


Unstoppable
-----------
Kill 10 consecutive opponents in a single run as the Juggernaut in a
Juggernaut gametype.


Untouchable
-----------
Kill 25 opponents in a row without dying.


Vehicular Manslaughter
----------------------
Splatter 10 opponents in a row without dying.


Wheelman
--------
Be the driver of a vehicle when a passenger kills an opponent.


Zombie Killing Spree
--------------------
Kill 5 zombies in a row as a human without dying in an Infection gametype. 


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==============================================================================

[11] MULTIPLAYER RANKS                                                  [1100]

==============================================================================

Recruit
-------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 1 


Apprentice
----------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 2


Apprentice Grade 2
------------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 3


Private
-------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 5


Private Grade 2
---------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 7


Corporal
--------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 10


Corporal Grade 2
----------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 15


Sergeant
--------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 20


Sergeant Grade 2
----------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 30


Sergeant Grade 3
----------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 40


Gunnery Sergeant
----------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 50


Gunnery Sergeant Grade 2
------------------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 60


Gunnery Sergeant Grade 3
------------------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 150


Gunnery Sergeant Grade 4
------------------------
Skill Needed: 0
EXP: 300


Lieutenant
----------
Skill Needed: 10
EXP: 70


Lieutenant Grade 2
------------------
Skill Needed: 10
EXP: 85


Lieutenant Grade 3
------------------
Skill Needed: 10
EXP: 200


Lieutenant Grade 4
------------------
Skill Needed: 10
EXP: 400


Captain
-------
Skill Needed: 20
EXP: 100


Captain Grade 2
---------------
Skill Needed: 20
EXP: 150


Captain Grade 3
---------------
Skill Needed: 20
EXP: 300


Captain Grade 4
---------------
Skill Needed: 20
EXP: 600


Major
-----
Skill Needed: 30
EXP: 200


Major Grade 2
-------------
Skill Needed: 30
EXP: 300


Major Grade 3
-------------
Skill Needed: 30
EXP: 600


Major Grade 4
-------------
Skill Needed: 30
EXP: 1,200


Commander
---------
Skill Needed: 35
EXP: 300


Commander Grade 2
-----------------
Skill Needed: 35
EXP: 450


Commander Grade 3
-----------------
Skill Needed: 35
EXP: 900


Commander Grade 4
-----------------
Skill Needed: 35
EXP: 1,800


Colonel
-------
Skill Needed: 40
EXP: 400


Colonel Grade 2
---------------
Skill Needed: 40
EXP: 600


Colonel Grade 3
---------------
Skill Needed: 40
EXP: 1,200


Colonel Grade 4
---------------
Skill Needed: 40
EXP: 1,800


Brigadier
---------
Skill Needed: 45
EXP: 500


Brigadier Grade 2
-----------------
Skill Needed: 45
EXP: 1,000


Brigadier Grade 3
-----------------
Skill Needed: 45
EXP: 2,000


Brigadier Grade 4
-----------------
Skill Needed: 45
EXP: 4,000


General
-------
Skill Needed: 50
EXP: 600


General Grade 2
---------------
Skill Needed: 50
EXP: 1,200


General Grade 3
---------------
Skill Needed: 50
EXP: 2,500


General Grade 4
---------------
Skill Needed: 50
EXP: 5,000


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==============================================================================

[12] UNLOCKABLES                                                        [1200]

==============================================================================

==============================================================================
 ELITE UNLOCKABLE ARMOR
==============================================================================

(E) Ascetic Body
----------------
Unlock "Up Close and Personal" Achievement.


(E) Ascetic Head
----------------
Unlock "Steppin' Razor" Achievement.


(E) Ascetic Shoulders
---------------------
Unlock "Overkill" Achievement.


(E) Commando Body
-----------------
Unlock "Triple Kill" Achievement.


(E) Commando Head
-----------------
Unlock "Overkill" Achievement.


(E) Commando Shoulders
----------------------
Unlock "Killing Frenzy" Achievement.


(E) Flight Body
---------------
Complete Tsavo Highway on Heroic or better.


(E) Flight Head
---------------
Complete the campaign on Heroic.


(E) Flight Shoulders
--------------------
Complete The Ark on Heroic or better.


==============================================================================
 SPARTAN UNLOCKABLE ARMOR
==============================================================================

(S) EOD Body
------------
Complete Tsavo Highway on Legendary.


(S) EOD Head
------------
Complete the campaign on Legendary.


(S) EOD Shoulders
-----------------
Complete The Ark on Legendary.


(S) EVA Body
------------
Complete Tsavo Highway on Normal or better.


(S) EVA Head
------------
Complete the campaign on Normal or better.


(S) EVA Shoulders
-----------------
Complete The Ark on Normal or better.


(S) Hayabusa Chest
------------------
Collect five hidden skulls.


(S) Hayabusa Helmet
-------------------
Collect 13 hidden skulls.


(S) Hayabusa Shoulders
----------------------
Collect nine hidden skulls.


(S) Mark V Head
---------------
Unlock "UNSC Spartan" Achievement.


(S) ODST Head
-------------
Unlock "Spartan Graduate" Achievement.


(S) Rogue Head
--------------
Unlock "Spartan Officer" Achievement.


(S) Scout Body
--------------
Unlock "Too Close to the Sun" Achievement.


(S) Scout Head
--------------
Unlock "Used Car Salesman" Achievement.


(S) Scout Shoulders
-------------------
Unlock "Mongoose Mowdown" Achievement.


(S) Security Head
-----------------
Earn 1,000 Gamerscore Points.


(S) Security Shoulders
----------------------
Earn 39 Achievements.


==============================================================================
 ELITE/SPARTAN UNLOCKABLE ARMOR
==============================================================================

(E/S) Katana
------------
Complete all Achievements (1000/1000) and unlock all skulls.


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==============================================================================

[13] ACHIEVEMENTS                                                       [1300]

==============================================================================

Here are all the Achievements found in the game, listed by section. The new
Achievements will be categorized separately for easy access.


==============================================================================
 MISSION ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

=============
Landfall (20)
=============

Complete Sierra 117 on Easy or better.


============
Holdpit (20)
============

Complete Crow's Nest on Easy or better.


=============
The Road (20)
=============

Complete Tsavo Highway on Easy or better.


============
Assault (30)
============

Complete The Storm on Easy or better.


==============
Cleansing (30)
==============

Complete Floodgate on Easy or better.


===========
Refuge (30)
===========

Complete The Ark on Easy or better.


===============
Last Stand (40)
===============

Complete The Covenant on Easy or better.


============
The Key (40)
============

Complete Cortana on Easy or better.


===========
Return (40)
===========

Complete Halo on Easy or better.


==============================================================================
 CAMPAIGN ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

===============================
Campaign Complete: Normal (125)
===============================

Finish the campaign on Normal or better.


===============================
Campaign Complete: Heroic (125)
===============================

Finish the campaign on Heroic or better.


==================================
Campaign Complete: Legendary (125)
==================================

Finish the campaign on Legendary.


==============================================================================
 SKULL AND TERMINAL ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

=========
Iron (10)
=========
Find the skull on Easy or better.


==============
Black Eye (10)
==============

Find the skull on Easy or better.


===============
Tough Luck (10)
===============

Find the skull on Easy or better.


==========
Catch (10)
==========

Find the skull on Easy or better.


========
Fog (10)
========

Find the skull on Easy or better.


===========
Famine (10)
===========

Find the skull on Easy or better.


=================
Thunderstorm (10)
=================

Find the skull on Easy or better.


=========
Tilt (10)
=========

Find the skull on Easy or better.


===========
Mythic (10)
===========

Find the skull on Easy or better.


=================
Marathon Man (40)
=================

Find and access all terminals on Easy or better.


==============================================================================
 CAMPAIGN SCORING ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

=============
Guerilla (10)
=============

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Sierra 117.


==========
Demon (10)
==========

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Crow's Nest.


=============
Cavalier (10)
=============

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Tsavo Highway.


==========
Askar (10)
==========

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on The Storm.


=================
Exterminator (10)
=================

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Floodgate.


===========
Ranger (10)
===========

Earn 50,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on The Ark.


=============
Vanguard (10)
=============

Earn 50,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on The Covenant.


============
Orpheus (10)
============

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Cortana.


==============
Reclaimer (10)
==============

Earn 15,000 points in Campaign Scoring Mode on Halo.


==============================================================================
 MULTIPLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

====================
Spartan Graduate (5)
====================

Earn 5 EXP or finish 10 games to complete training in online play.


================
UNSC Spartan (5)
================

Earn a Sergeant rating in online play.


===================
Spartan Officer (5)
===================

Become an Officer in online play.


=======
MVP (5)
=======

Earn the MVP award in online play.


===============
Two For One (5)
===============

Kill two enemies with one Spartan Laser shot in online play.


========================
Too Close to the Sun (5)
========================

Destroy a Banshee with the Spartan Laser or Missile Pod in the campaign or 
online play.


===============
Triple Kill (5)
===============

Kill three enemies within four seconds of one another in online play.


============
Overkill (5)
============

Kill four enemies within four seconds of one another in online play.


=========================
Lee R Wilson Memorial (5)
=========================

Get five grenade sticks in online play.


==========================
We're In For Some Chop (5)
==========================

Destroy an enemy vehicle with equipment in the campaign or online play.


==================
Killing Frenzy (5)
==================

Kill ten enemies without dying in online play.


==================
Steppin' Razor (5)
==================

Score a Triple Kill with the Energy Sword in online play.


====================
Mongoose Mowdown (5)
====================

Kill an enemy with the Mongoose by running them over in online play.


=========================
Up Close and Personal (5)
=========================

Kill five enemies by melee or assassination in online play.


======================
Fear the Pink Mist (5)
======================

Kill five enemies with the Needler in the campaign or online play.


===================
Headshot Honcho (5)
===================

Kill ten enemies with headshots in the campaign or online play.


=====================
Used Car Salesman (5)
=====================

Destroy a vehicle with three enemies in it in the campaign or online play.


=========================
Maybe Next Time Buddy (5)
=========================

After being boarded in free for all online play, board the same vehicle again 
within ten seconds.


==============================================================================
 NEW MULTIPLAYER ACHIEVEMENTS
==============================================================================

===================
Assembly Skull (25)
===================

On Assembly, find the hidden skull.


==================
Citadel Skull (25)
==================

On Citadel, find the hidden skull.


==================
Heretic Skull (25)
==================

On Heretic, find the hidden skull.


====================
Longshore Skull (25)
====================

On Longshore, find the hidden skull.


==================
Orbital Skull (25)
==================

On Orbital, find the hidden skull.


==================
Sandbox Skull (25)
==================

On Sandbox, find the hidden skull.


===================
Blades of Fury (25)
===================

On Heretic, get a Sword Spree during any ranked or social match.


=================
Ghost Patrol (25)
=================

On Longshore, get 3 kills with a Ghost during any ranked or social match.


================
Hammer Time (25)
================

On Assembly, get 5 Hammer kills during any ranked or social match.


================
Post Mortem (25)
================

On Orbital, get 2 Death From the Grave medals during any ranked or social
match.


=========
Pull (25)
=========

On Citadel, get a Shotgun Spree during any ranked or social match.


=====================
...Get the Horns (25)
=====================

On a Mythic map, get a Bulltrue medal during any ranked or social match.


=================
Awww Too Bad (25)
=================

On a Mythic map, get a Killjoy medal during any ranked or social match.


=====================
Delicious Brains (25)
=====================

On a Mythic map, infect 2 humans during any ranked or social match.


========================
Have Fun Respawning (25)
========================

On a Mythic map, get an Extermination during any ranked or social match.


================
Killtacular (25)
================

On a Mythic map, get a Killtacular during any ranked or social match.


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Save This Film (25)
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On a Mythic map, get a Perfection medal during any ranked or social match.


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Tank Dropper (25)
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On any Mythic map, get a kill on another player while in monitor mode.


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Zombie Repeller (25)
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On a Mythic map, kill 2 Zombies during any ranked or social match.


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Alas, Poor Yorick (25)
======================

On a Legendary map, get 3 Oddball melee kills during any ranked or social
match.


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Double Double (25)
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On a Legendary map, get two Double Kills during any ranked or social match.


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Flag Dropped (25)
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On a Legendary map, get 2 flag carrier kills during any ranked or social
match.


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Road Rage (25)
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On a Legendary map, get 5 Warthog chaingun kills during any ranked or social
match.


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Came... From... Behind (50)
===========================

On a Legendary map, get 3 assassinations during any ranked or social match.


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Defend This (50)
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On a Legendary map, get a flag melee kill during any ranked or social match.


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Look Both Ways (50)
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On a Legendary map, get a Splatter Spree during any ranked or social match.


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 VIDMASTER ACHIEVEMENTS
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Vidmaster Challenge: Annual (0)
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After 9/25/08, complete Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and
everyone in Ghosts.


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Vidmaster Challenge: Lightswitch (0)
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Get to the rank of Lieutenant in any playlist in the new EXP progression
system.


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Vidmaster Challenge: 7 on 7 (0)
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Enter into any ranked or social playlist with 7 EXP on the 7th of the month.


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Vidmaster Challenge: Brainpan (25)
==================================

Find all the hidden skulls on the Mythic maps.


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