Halo: Reach Skulls list

So Halo: Reach still has Skulls for you to use, but unlike Halo 3 they’re all already unlocked. That means there’s no need for you to schlep around the maps hunting for skull like some creepy goth hobo. For your convienence we've compiled a quick list of all the skulls and their effects so you don't have to bother yourself with looking at a menu like some sort of caveman.

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Effect: Reload checkpoint if teammate dies. Restart level if first player dies.


Black Eye

Effect: No auto-shield regeneration. Only melee attacks cause shields to recharge.


Tough Luck

Effect: Needler fire, grenades projectiles (ie. Rocket Launcher, Brute Shot) and vehicular attacks are more easily evaded by the AI. Brutes go Berserk and Grunts will turn Kamikaze more often.



Effect: NPCs throw twice as many grenades. NPCs always drop two grenades when dying.



Effect: Motion Tracker is fully disabled.



Effect: Dropped weapons have much less ammunition.



Effect: All enemies are more difficult.



Effect: Enemy defensive resistances/weaknesses are increased.



Effect: All NPC's health is doubled.



Effect: Your entire Heads-Up Display is disabled. You can't see your weapon, shield meter, motion sensor or ammo/grenades.


Grunt Birthday

Effect: If a Grunt is shot in the head colorful confetti explodes out of it which causes minor damage to nearby enemies, and a sound clip of cheering can be heard in the background.



Effect: Physics effects are tripled. Explosions and melee attacks launch characters and objects farther. Damage does not increase.


IWHBYD (I Would Have Been Your Daddy) Skull

Effect: Unlocks new, funny, or unusual dialogue for the characters.


Sep 16, 2010



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  • elpurplemonkey - September 19, 2010 2:31 a.m.

    Well, I don't care about skulls, so I wouldn't care to check them in the game. Reading what they do here was actually moderately useful.
  • Stahlbrand - September 18, 2010 12:20 p.m.

    I wish I had a skull that replaced all DMR drops with shotguns. Just because I love the shotgun, and the absence of the DMR would change the game up alot.
  • philipshaw - September 18, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    That's a lot of skulls
  • pka4lif - September 18, 2010 4:57 a.m.

    who the "F" wants these fun killing skulls? What about ones that give more ammo, or make MORE ammo appear? Invincibility? slow-mo? what about fun shit like that? Not every player out there is a "Look how good i am at this game!" douchebag.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 17, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    Is this a power rangers game?
  • lovinmyps3 - September 17, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    This is kind of useless since the descriptions are pretty self explanatory. Why don't you put up an article with some fun combinations for custom skulls?
  • GoldenMe - September 17, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    Useless article is useless.
  • RedBandit - September 17, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    Thank you! just what i needed, now i don't have to do this 'reading' thing on menus anymore. Good article!
  • Evil_AppleJuice - September 17, 2010 6:02 p.m.

    "...looking at a menu like some sort of caveman." (insert Geico commercial Caveman here) Kinda sad you didn't. :(
  • Baron164 - September 17, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    Yeah I've been doing Legendary and I'm on mission 7, averaging 2 missions a night since launch. About 1.5 hours each mission. Rule #1 is keep your distance from Elites. Especially the high class Elites with yellow and white armor. Rule #2 Don't forget Rule #1. Tough as hell but I like a challenge. Definitely harder than Halo 3 and way harder then ODST on Legendary. Brutes are like giant teddy bears compared to the Elites.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - September 17, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    Most pointless feature.
  • abbottfrizzell - September 17, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    Stay back and let your other spartan do a lot of the work.. yeah I guess some people get confused by the skulls maybe? but quickly are the Data Pads the new skulls or terminals for Halo: Reach because I have found 2 randomly in levels. I'm to scared to look at the other News feeds because i've already had A HUGE plot point ruined by a prick you're noussion
  • OnyxOblivion - September 17, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    Thanks for telling us pretty much what the description did? Now, please make a help guide for soloing legendary. PLEASE.

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