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Halo: Reach Data Pad location guide

DATA PAD 7

Mission: New Alexandria
(Any Difficulty)

Start the mission, jump in the Falcon and rise into the air. See the yellow mission marker ahead of you? Turn away from that, to the right, until you spot a very tall sloped skyscraper in the distance, with three antenna sticking off the top. The seventh data pad is located on the roof of the building behind that one - see our screens or video for a better description. Land on the balcony and find the data pad right next to the door.


DATA PAD 8

Mission: The Package, Rally Point Alpha
(Any Difficulty)

You can’t miss the location of the eighth data pad, though you might miss the data pad itself. When you’re working your way back through the destroyed Sword Base, you’ll access an elevator panel that triggers a cut scene. Before you hit that switch, look directly across from the panel. Yup, it’s the eighth data pad, hidden in plain sight.


DATA PAD 9

Mission: The Pillar of Autumn, Rally Point Alpha
(Any Difficulty)

Load Rally Point Alpha and fight your way across the giant shipping yard (which should be familiar if you played the Boneyard multiplayer map). After two huge areas, you’ll enter a room full of Grunts, with a door on the back wall. Through there, down the hallway and around a corner, you’ll see a couple of glass windows with offices behind them. The ninth data pad is in the second of these offices - melee to break the glass and jump through to grab the data pad.

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26 comments

  • Master_Beta - August 18, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    Thanks for the guide and everything. I tried finding them on my own but didn't realise there was so many. By the way, what is with your armour? The colours are cool but it is the standard from when you first start.
  • jombo42 - July 8, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    data pad 16 must b a real pain in the u no where 2 get am i right!!!
  • McNeelyJ - September 24, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    sorry but what do you unlock by getting all the datapads?
  • theguyinthecloset - September 23, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    I found the data pad #1 and at first I though it was a unique thing like just one chunk of back story and then I though it resembled the terminals in Halo 3 and then I looked here and found this!! now I can haz them allz =3
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 22, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    Guide is now complete! All 19 data pads are ready for the taking... you'll definitely want to watch our videos and read our text carefully for the Legendary difficulty pads.
  • kman2493 - February 26, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    Excuse me but you are missing a data pad. on the first level as you get off the falcon if you run towards where the moa are you may notice a faint shimmer of a elite in camo if you kill him he drops a data pad. This can only be done on legendary
  • TBag - September 22, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Please fix your video player. Its not 1998 any more.
  • OneMightyRiver - September 22, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    oh, he drops the datapad when he's dead...
  • OneMightyRiver - September 22, 2010 12:02 a.m.

    Most of them you need to be on Legendary to find. But there is one I know for sure is missing from the list: there is two in the first mission, one right after you drop off the falcon. You need to sprint down the hill and shoot the cloaked elite running away from the becon to the birds, in front of the gate. You can't miss when shooting; because by the time you reload he's out of sight, out of range, and unable to catch. So once off sprint down the hill to the gate and shoot when you see him (in the head!).
  • SausageLozenge - September 21, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    @ brett Thats a bummer, I like stuff.
  • lincc289 - September 21, 2010 1:40 p.m.

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  • nomnom52 - September 21, 2010 7:19 a.m.

    To make finding the second data pad easier (the one found in the multiplayer part of Sword Base) you could say that it's right next to where the shotgun is on the multiplayer map. (It really is kind of sad that most of the multiplayer maps are direct rips from the campaign missions.)
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - September 21, 2010 2:23 a.m.

    You get NOTHING for collecting them. No points, no cool abilities, near as we can tell. There's the text in the log and that appears to be it. But some are so cleverly hidden they're fun to grab anyway. The others are coming soon!
  • batmanboy11 - September 19, 2010 4:33 a.m.

    When I commented I hadn't actually looked at the locations and when I was playing Level 1 today I found that data-pad by accident.
  • Hitsugaya2112 - September 18, 2010 4:09 a.m.

    I'm proud to say I actually found the first one on my first playthrough. Now to find the rest of them!
  • SausageLozenge - September 20, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Do you get anything if you collect them, besides the story that is? In Halo 3 you unlocked armor for finding the skulls. Stuff in Waypoint? Maybe they will put them as a weekly challenge eventually.
  • Markstone - September 18, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    I didn't realize that there was even anything to collect . . . but this guide should make finding them a tad easier
  • cj12297 - September 18, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    i found one of those read and didnt know wtf it was
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 18, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    @OhMyJosh Read the text, please - the next 10 data pads, which we'll be guiding you to next week, require playing on Legendary difficulty. Recaptcha: difficulty anador
  • batman5273 - September 18, 2010 1:53 p.m.

    I'm sorry, Charlie, but I find this article completely biased towards collectibles.

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