Faster Warthog weapon use
Xbox This trick works best in multi-player mode. Drive the Warthog
in a straight line. When you see an enemy, jump out of the Warthog.
Tap X repeatedly and sidestep to the right. If you are
quick enough, you will exit the Warthog and jump on the LAAG gun
without stopping, while the Warthog slows down. This also works
well on ice, because you keep sliding.
Moving flipped Warthog
If a Warthog is on its back, throw a plasma grenade under or near
it and the explosion will move it. You may have to try this several
times. The Warthog will not explode.
Xbox In order to flip a Warthog over when it is on its back without
wasting grenades, go near it and press X.
Jumping in a Warthog
When you jump off into a pit or something else in the Warthog,
do not press the gas while in the air. You will go farther and
when you land your gunner will not fall out.
Use Warthog as sniping shield
Xbox When you have the sniper rifle and a Warthog, make sure there
is no one on the gun turret. Jump onto the back of the Warthog
without pressing X. You can now snipe people by crouching
down. This allows you to have a "shield".
Jumping in a tank
Xbox In multi-player mode, have you and a friend each get a tank. Run
into each other head on until one of the tanks flips over on its
back. Then, jump on top of the upturned belly of the tank. Press
X and you will be catapulted very high as the tank flips
Scorpion tank ramp
When playing in multi-player mode using either the Blood Gulch
or Sidewinder map, choose a game type that has all vehicles. Park
two Warthogs directly next to each other and drive a Scorpion
tank up on top of them. When the front of the Scorpion tank is
facing up into the air, shoot it with the other Scorpion tank's
missile launcher. The first Scorpion tank should flip over. If
not, repeat the steps. You can now drive the Ghosts off it and
go flying. If the Scorpion tank leans too far to one side, you
can adjust it by hitting the low side with your melee attack.
Wheelie in a Ghost
Xbox While moving, hold A and press Analog-stick Down.
In any multi-player map with a Banshee (for example, Blood Gulch),
while going at top speed, pull back and use the emergency brake.
This is also useful for going up walls that you cannot climb by
going just straight forward. Also, you can do this in single player
just for fun.
After you jump, do a crouch. You will stay in the air
longer and go slightly higher. This is useful for reaching ledges
that you can just barely reach with a normal jump.
Use the following trick to get up to higher places,
such as good sniper locations. When you jump, crouch and melee
at the same time.
In co-op mode, jump on your teamate's head then jump again. You
will jump much higher.
Jump and repeatedly press [Crouch] in the air. This will
help you get more height and stay in the air longer. This will
work for even higher places if you are playing cooperative mode
by doing this by standing on top of someone.
Avoid falling death
Xbox When you fall into a pit, repeatedly press Y
to switch weapons while falling. If done correctly, you will fall,
but not die.
Xbox When falling, click the Left Analog-stick to squat just
before you hit the ground. If done correctly, you will take less
If you fall off a cliff or something else, look at the ground
and keep turning around so that you are spinning. If done correctly,
you should not be hurt at all.
Tap [Crouch] before you land from falling from a high place.
You will take less or no damage. This may require some practice.
This does not affect dying in the air or falling very far before
hitting the ground. It will work for thirty to forty foot falls.
Also if you like exploring jumping from high spots, look for an
angled object to land on. This will also allow you land safely
from even higher heights.
Select multi-player split screen mode and create a
game that has unlimited grenades and only rocket launchers. When
you start, go to an outside level and look down as far as you
can. Next, run backwards and throw a plasma grenade. It should
stick on your foot. Then, shoot the rocket launcher as fast as
you can. If done correctly, you will fly up with the plasma grenade
exploding while in mid-air, sending you flying higher.
Stand on top of a Shade (Covenant turret). Throw a plasma grenade
under it, wait two seconds, then jump. The grenade will explode,
catapulting you to high locations. This can be used to get to
the top of The Truth And Reconciliation level, if you use the
one near the gravity lift.
Flying team members
When a person gets into the Warthog (gunner's seat),
throw a plasma grenade on his body. Move away and watch him fly
into the air.
Go to multi-player split screen mode and play a game
with unlimited grenades with two or more players. Kill one of
the players, then get everyone else to stand in "accurate"
grenade throwing range. Have each player throw two grenades on
the corpse; this must be timed very accurately. Throw them on
the hands, knees, or anywhere else, then step away and watch the
James Bond-style vehicle change
Xbox Fly low over a Warthog with the Banshee. Press B
to jump out, then press B again when close to the Warthog
to land in the driver's seat. This works with all seating positions.
Survive almost any drop with any vehicle
Immediately before you go off any high drop, send your
vehicle into a 360 circle turn. This works best with the Warthog
or Ghost. You can fall an incredible distance and receive no damage.
Prevent vehicle use
All vehicles, alien or human, cannot be destroyed if
nobody is in them. When you are in the tank, for example, you
can shoot Ghosts and flip them so that Elites cannot enter them.
Do donut in Warthog
Xbox Press Left Analog-stick Forward + Right Analog-stick Right. Note: Try this on the Assault On The Control Room level.
Go to any level or game in multi-player mode that will
allow you to have vehicles. Have one player get in a Warthog and
have the other do the same with another. Run into each other with
the Warthogs and you will go flying in the air, doing flips.
Take out an assault rifle and aim it at a Grunt. Tap
the trigger once lightly, so that you only shoot once. The rifle's
bullets are not very powerful. Thus, one bullet will only lightly
wound the grunt. If the bullet hits, occasionally the Grunt will
say funny things such as "Short people first!", and
"I just wet myself" because of the fright.
When playing two player cooperative or four player
multi-player game with teams, have at least one plasma grenade
and a Warthog. Have player two stand outside and ahead of the
vehicle. Have player one will drive head on at the enemy (human
or alien). Have player two throw a plasma grenade on the Warthog
as the person is driving. Have player one will hop out, sending
the Warthog barreling at the enemy. If timed correctly, you can
get both run-over and explosion kills. Note that this also works
with the Banshee and Ghost, but can only be done once, as it will
destroy those two types of vehicles.
Have at least two plasma grenades when your partner
cannot find you. Throw one in any direction and without moving
as quickly as possible, throw a second one. The first one will
explode, sending the second one flying into the air. The grenade
will explode at a very high point, acting as a flare so your partner
can see where you are located. Note: Make sure that you do not
move in any direction while doing this, or the second grenade
will not go into the air, only sideways if anywhere.
Fire a fully-charged plasma pistol straight up into the air. It
will act as a flare to let your teammates know where you are.
This is easier than the plasma grenade method, and you do not
have to waste grenades.
Suicide with shield
Stand in front of a shield in one of the levels and
shoot at it with a sniper rilfe. Try to be close to the shield.
On a level where you can find a group of five or more
marines (such as Assault On The Control Room), kill three marines
quickly. The remaining marines will call you a traitor (shouting
things like "He's loco!") and will start firing at you.
If you shoot them, sometimes they will ask you if they owe you
money or tell you to clean the mud off your visor.
After being considered a traitor, if you want to regain the Marines'
trust, find some Covenant and kill them. If you kill enough of
them, the Motion Tracker will show Yellow-Green points where your
"fellow" Marines are and they will not shoot you, though
they may aim at you. Note: This was done in the Halo level.
If you shoot off a human Flood's right arm (the one
with tentacles) with an assault rifle or pistol, he will become
harmless. He will only follow you around. Note: If he has a gun
in his left hand, he will still shoot you.
Have someone hop onto someone else's shoulders and
have the person on top crouch. It looks as if they are getting
a piggyback ride.
Pyramid of destruction
Link systems so that fifteen or sixteen people are
playing. Go to a level in multi-player mode with vehicles recommended.
Have about three players stand next to each other, then have someone
jump on their shoulder. Continue stacking players in this manner.
Note: You may need to use a Warthog or Scorpion for height in
order to get on the higher players' shoulders. Once you get about
ten or more players stacked, park a Scorpion in front of them.
Ramp off of it with a Ghost into them, or just shoot rockets at
them with the Scorpion.
Satisfying goals and challenges
- Kill a Hunter with a melee attack (let him rush sidestep, then attack).
- Kill a Golod Swordman with a melee attack (hit him with a pistol burst from very close, then immediately attack).
- Run over enemies with a Warhog.
- Blast groups of enemies with a Scorpion Cannon.
- Skip a major part of level 5.
- Shoot down a Banshee with a rocket launcher.
- Shoot down a Banshee from a Banshee.
- Finish the game in legendary mode.
- Playing through the entire game co-op in legendary mode.
- Taking out a friend (not in a vehicle) in multi-player with a plasma grenade.
There are several Marathon references, mainly the Marathon
logo. It is on the Pillar Of Autumn in the movie at the beginning
of the Maw. It is outlined in 343 GS's side. It is on the dashboard
of the Warthog (sniper rifle required to see it), and even on
the cover, in the name.
In multi-player split screen mode, park a Warthog directly over
a portal. Note: Do not use a two way one; just the receiving end
of a one way portal. Go back to where it starts and go through.
You will be standing in the middle of the Warthog. If you have
a sniper rifle, zoom in to see all kinds of weird controls, and
a Marathon logo (the little white symbol).