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The mysterious new Halo title is rumored to be a prequel showing how the war between Earth and the Covenant began.

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  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by reconassassin0110 or jr sanchez

    microsofts classified halo reach cheats

    campaing and multiplayer

    before I tell you any of these cheats you should know that for each cheat you complete you should hear a release of air kind of like a cryotube opening and. you need to be really really really fast at these cheats or they wont work. now its really hard to do these cheats... why? because Microsoft really doesn't want anyone to figure out these hidden cheats. the first cheat is

    Unlock all Armor (Spartan)

    On he main menu push A,B,Y,A,Y,B,B,X, spin the right joystick clockwise once, now on the d-pad push DOWN, UP, A.

    Unlock all Campaign Levels

    On the first playable level in the campaign when the video stars hold LEFT on the left joystick. Then when you are walking against a wall or whatever is blocking you (just make sure you hold left and are not moving) push Y,X,A,X,B, LEFT (D-pad) DOWN, UP, LEFT, LEFT TRIGGER, RIGHT TRIGGER A,B,B.

    Unlock 999,999,999 Credits

    You will have to be on the last level of the campaign.

    Once there, hold LEFT TRIGGER and RIGHT BUMPER. Then continue to type in this code.............
    On the D-pad,UP, DOWN, LEFT, LEFT, UP, DOWN, LEFT, DOWN, UP, DOWN, A,A,Y,X, X,X,Y,X.

    Unlock all Elite Armor

    On the main menu press these buttons......


    Infinite Ammo.

    In game (not matchmaking) type in the following code.......

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Reaching

    A simple way to kill a Hunter (Energy Sword)

    Anywhere with a Hunter and an Energy Sword.

    When you are versing a Hunter and you have an Energy Sword, hit it from the front with the sword. This should stun the Hunter and give you time to run around it and make a nice slash in its back "weak spot"

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by randomman

    Claude Errera Easter Egg

    In level 8 there is a place you have to go to called club Errera. In the Halo 3 credits (which are also in the game booklet) under "extra special thanks" there is a person named Claude Errera spelled exactly the same as the place in the game. I think the location was named after them.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Random Guy

    Legendary Difficulty Tip

    Legendary difficulty

    When playing on legendary the best weapons for you to use would be a plasma pistol and and any other single shot weapons like the DMR,MAGNUM PISTOL or NEEDLE RIFLE. This is very effective on elites. All you have to do is charge up your plasma pistol shoot the elite, when it hits him it takes away his enegy shield then switch to your DMR etc.. and aim for its head if u hit his head and shoot takes 1 to 2 shots to kill.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by LstShotProductions

    New Alexandra 8th mission

    a buling with sworm of flying things in there

    On the mission new Alexandra there's a building where after you deactivate the jammer a swarm of Locusts flying things come after you, on the right hand side of the building somewhere on the 2nd or 3rd floor, there's a marine that freaks out and says alot of funny things, he will say different things each difficulty.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by CheatPlanet

    Unlock Multiplayer Nameplates

    Account>Game Settings>Nameplates on

    All nameplates are unlocked on under Account>Game Settings>Nameplates

    Assault Rifle: Have played the Halo Reach Beta in May 2010

    Halo 2 logo: Have played Halo 2 on Xbox Live before April 15, 2010

    Halo 3 logo: Play any Campaign level in Halo 3 while connected to Xbox Live

    Marathon Durandal symbol: Have Marathon Durandal in your recently played games list and login at

    MJOLNIR Mk VI helmet logo: Unlock any 4 of the Halo PC, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST or Halo Reach Beta nameplates

    ODST logo: Play Halo 3:ODST while connected to Xbox Live

    Original Halo logo: Register your Halo PC product code at

    The Septagon (7th Column symbol): Join and login with your Gamertag's email address

Halo: Reach Hints

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by junior sanchez (recon assassin)

    every vehicle's vulnerability

    campaing and multiplayer

    The first one I'll start off with is
    1.mongoose : vulnerability : anywhere
    2.ghost : vulnerability : anywhere
    3.warthog : vulnerability : front hood
    4.revenant : vulnerability : in back beneath the plasma mortar
    5.scorpion : vulnerability : any of 3 vents below the cannon
    6.wraith : vulnerability : where the middle turbo stream comes out of
    7 falcon : vulnerability : where the 2 middle turbo flames come out of
    8.banshee : vulnerability : the 2 crescent silver disc in back of the banshee where the turbo streams comes out of

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by lameo71

    Armor Loch Glitch


    The armor lock glitch makes you invulnerable to anything, as well as being able to push things around(still vulnerable to assassination). You need to people to do this. You have on person make 2 armor locks right next to each other. then the one person picks one up. The person in edit mode will go to the item options and go to the delete all icon but don't click. the person with the armor lock will activate and hold until the person in edit mode presses delete all. Then you are invulnerable until an enemy assassinates you. Fiendly fire won't take it away.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by iTz BIaCKy ChaN

    Easiest Way to Gain Credits

    Xbox Live Matchmaking

    You will need Xbox Live to perform this trick. First, enter the playlist "score attack" from the cooperative matchmaking subsection. This playlist can only be used by one person at a time (parties of more than one will not be allowed in). Once you have come to the loading screen where you are allowed to vote on a game, choose the one that has a game type of "gruntpocalypse". If you complete the objective, which is fairly easy to complete, you will earn an average of 1500-2000 credits a match.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by CheatPlanet

    Lower Your Weapon

    Local Game

    Press/hold down on the d-pad, RS, reload and switch grenade.: Lowers your gun.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Thatguy93

    Skull Effects


    IRON - Restarts mission from last checkpoint when you die in co-op, restarts the whole mission in single player.

    BLACK EYE - Shields are only recharged by melee attack kills, you can achieve overshields by doing this as well.

    TOUGH LUCK: Enemies always berserk, always dive, but never flee.

    CATCH: Enemies have unlimited grenades

    FOG: No motion sensor

    FAMINE: Ammo picked up or received is greatly reduced.

    THUNDERSTORM: All enemies will become their highest rank, ex. grunts will become ultra grunts

    TILT: Enemy Armour will become much more difficult to rid of.

    MYTHIC: Enemies have double the health and armor usually given.

Halo: Reach Glitches

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by HELLvJUMPER

    mobile and ulimited armor lock


    A lot of people are saying that you need 2 people for this,YOU DON'T.

    spawn an armor lock, use it and turn to edit mode. spawn another armor lock and delete all of these, turn back to player mode and you will have unlimited armor lock, and its mobile!.

    you can also use othe armor abilities as well, not armor lock though as this will delete you permanently armor lock.

    the only ways you can die are: assassination, kill ball, drowning and pushed under the map via grid

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Austin-Jacobs

    Unlimited Power Armor


    Requires two players. In oracle mode have Player 1 lay out a power armor mod. Have Player 2 pick it up. Player one lays out another power armor. Player 1 stays in the oracle mode, grab the power armor and select "delete all of these" and highlight "yes." When Player 2 activates the power armor, Player 1 hits the "yes" button in "delete all of these" and Player 2 will have unlimited power armor. It will work for both players.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by skullkruncher13



    Spawn 1 teleporter in the air. Then spawn a receiver node in the air wherever you like. Spawn any weapon but don't pick it up,just hold it. As soon as you enter the teleporter turn into human form. If done correctly you should be flying all over the map.

Halo: Reach Unlockables

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Halo: Reach Anniversary Map Pack DLC Achievements

    Achievement list

    Top Shot (50 points)
    Anniversary: Earned 3 headshots in a row in a matchmade game.

    Emergency Room (15 points)
    Anniversary: Infected 3 players in a single round in a matchmade Infection game.

    Stick it to the Man! (20 points)
    Anniversary: Killed the flag carrier with a Plasma Grenade in a matchmade game.

    Dive Bomber (50 points)
    Anniversary: Performed a Beat Down on an enemy while using the Jetpack during a matchmade game.

    License to Kill (15 points)
    Anniversary: Ran over 5 people with a vehicle in a matchmade game.

    Bounty Hunter (75 points)
    Anniversary: Captured 10 skulls at once in a matchmade Headhunter game.

    From Hell's Heart (25 points)
    Anniversary: Killed an enemy with their own grenade that was stuck to you in a matchmade game.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack DLC achievements

    Achievement list

    Return to Sender (30 points)
    Defiant: Successfully return two flags in a matchmade CTF game.

    Crackin' Skulls (45 points)
    Defiant: Kill 3 players with the Oddball in a matchmade Oddball game.

    Candy from a Baby (75 points)
    Defiant: Capture two flags from an enemy capture zone in a matchmade Stockpile game.

    Don't Touch That! (25 points)
    Defiant: Prevented the attacking team from touching the flag in a matchmade 1-Flag CTF game.

    Paper Beats Rock (15 points)
    Defiant: Assassinated a player that just exited Armor-Lock in a matchmade game.

    All Alone (10 points)
    Defiant: Was the last surviving uninfected player in a matchmade Infection game.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack DLC Achievements

    Achievement list

    Both Barrels (50 points)
    Noble 1: Earn a Double Kill with the shotgun in multiplayer Matchmaking.

    Cross-Mappin' (50 points)
    Noble 1: Kill a player at long range with the DMR in a matchmade Slayer game.

    Offensive Driver (20 points)
    Noble 1: Earn a kill in a matchmade Rocket Race game.

    Poppin' & Lockin' (25 points)
    Noble 1: Destroy a vehicle using Armor Lock in a matchmade game.

    Totally Worth It (50 points)
    Noble 1: Earn a Double Kill from the Grave in multiplayer Matchmaking.

    You Ate All the Chips (42 points)
    Noble 1: Collect all of the flags in a matchmade Stockpile game.

    You Blew It Up! (13 points)
    Noble 1: Blow up the research facility in a matchmade Invasion game on Breakpoint.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by CheatPlanet

    Unlockable Avatar Items

    Access Avatar awards via the Avatar customizer

    Carter's Helmet: Clear a Campaign mission on Legendary without dying.

    Emile's Helmet: Earned a Bulltrue medal in either multiplayer or Firefight Matchmaking.

    Jorge's Helmet: Earn a Killtacular in multiplayer Matchmaking.

    Jun's Helmet Kill: 100 enemies in a row without dying in either the Campaign or Firefight.

    Kat's Helmet: Avenged a teammate's death in multiplayer Matchmaking

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by CheatPlanet

    Achievement List

    The Soldier We Need You To Be (TBA):
    Completed the Campaign on Normal difficulty.

    Folks Need Heroes... (TBA):
    Completed the Campaign on Heroic difficulty.

    Gods Must Be Strong (TBA):
    Completed the Campaign on Legendary difficulty.

    A Monument To All Your Sins (TBA):
    Completed every mission in Halo: Reach alone, on Legendary.

    We're Just Getting Started (TBA):
    Completed the 2nd mission on Normal or harder.

    Protocol Dictates Action (TBA):
    Completed the 3rd mission on Normal or harder.

    I Need A Weapon (TBA):
    Completed the 4th mission on Normal or harder.

    To War (TBA):
    Completed the 5th mission on Normal or harder.

    You Flew Pretty Good (TBA):
    Completed the 6th mission on Normal or harder.

    Into The Howling Dark (TBA):
    Completed the 7th mission on Normal or harder.

    Dust And Echoes (TBA):
    Completed the 8th mission on Normal or harder.

    This Is Not Your Grave (TBA):
    Completed the 9th mission on Normal or harder.

    Send Me Out... With A Bang (TBA):
    Completed the 10th mission on Normal or harder.

    They've Always Been Faster (TBA):
    Cleared the 2nd mission without setting foot in a drivable vehicle.

    Two Corpses In One Grave (TBA):
    Killed 2 vehicles at once with the Target Locator in the 3rd mission.

    Banshees, Fast And Low (TBA):
    Hijacked a Banshee during the Reach Campaign.

    Your Heresy Will Stay Your Feet (TBA):
    Killed the Elite Zealot before he escaped during the 5th mission.

    If They Came To Hear Me Beg (TBA):
    Performed an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would've been fatal.

    Wake Up Buttercup (TBA):
    Destroyed the Corvette's engines & escort in under 3 minutes in the 6th mission on Heroic or harder.

    Tank Beats Everything (TBA):
    Finished the 9th mission on Legendary with the Scorpion intact.

    Lucky Me (TBA):
    Earned a Triple Kill while Jetpacking in Campaign, Firefight or Matchmaking.

    Killed 7 Moa during the 2nd mission of the Campaign.

    I Didn't Train To Be A Pilot (TBA):
    Killed 3 of the anti-aircraft batteries during the 8th mission.

    Doctor, Doctor (TBA):
    Used a Health Pack to replenish life after taking body damage.

    That's A Knife (TBA):
    Performed an Assassination on an enemy.

    I See You Favour A .45 (TBA):
    Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the M6G pistol.

    An Elegant Weapon (TBA):
    Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the DMR.

    Swap Meet (TBA):
    Traded weapons with an AI ally in Campaign.

    A Spoonful Of Blamite (TBA):
    Killed 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with a supercombine explosion.

    Be My Wingman Anytime (TBA):
    Let a teammate spawn on you 5 times in an Invasion Matchmaking game.

    Yes, Sensei (TBA):
    Earned a First Strike Medal in a Matchmaking game.

    Skunked (TBA):
    Won a game of Invasion in the 1st phase.

    What's A Killing Spree? (TBA):
    Earned a Killing Spree in multiplayer Matchmaking.

    Crowd Control (TBA):
    Earned a Killionaire medal in Firefight.

    Knife To A Gun Fight (TBA):
    As an Elite, killed 5 Spartan players in Matchmaking.

    Score Attack (TBA):
    Scored 15,000 points in Score Attack Firefight Matchmaking.

    Firestarter (TBA):
    Scored 50,000 points in a Firefight game.

    Blaze Of Glory (TBA):
    Scored 200,000 points in a Firefight game.

    Heat In The Pipe (TBA):
    Scored 1,000,000 points in a Firefight game.

    Game, Set, Match (TBA):
    Completed a Firefight set on Legendary without dying.

    Make It Rain (TBA):
    Purchased an item from the Armory that required the rank of Lt. Colonel.

    The Start Of Something (TBA):
    Reached the rank of Corporal in the UNSC.

    An Honor Serving (TBA):
    Reached the rank of Captain in the UNSC.

    A Storage Solution (TBA):
    Used the File Browser to upload a file to your File Share.

    A New Challenger (TBA):
    Completed all of the Daily Challenges in a given day.

    Make It Drizzle (TBA):
    Purchased an item from the Armory.

    Cool, File Bro (TBA):
    Recommended a file to someone.

    Lemme Upgrade Ya (TBA):
    Advanced a Commendation to a Silver state.

    One Down, 51 To Go (TBA):
    Completed a Weekly Challenge.

Halo: Reach Easter Eggs

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by marshey98

    Easy Carter Helmet Avatar Unlock

    mission on legendary

    To get the unlockable Avatar item "Carter's Helmet" you need to beat the game on Legendary without dying. Make this easier by getting to the last level on an easier difficulty and saving, then simply beating the last level on legendary without dying.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by Annonymous

    Halo Reach Limited Edition Box Easter Egg

    Limited Edition Case

    If you look on the side of the Reach Limited Edition, next to the place where it says 'SECTION 3' it has a number 7 representing the Seventh Column (Bungie's underground army).

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by M45t3RCh33f

    Brute Dance Party Easter Egg

    During Mission 7, once you get to the Club Errera part of the mission, head back to the hospital. Fly to a ledge below the usual entrance. When you get out you should see a green light switch. Once found, activate it and go back to Club Errera. The song "Never Surrender" will be playing. If you return to the dance club after you clear it out (Hunters included) then a Brute DJ will be spinning records, a Brute tends the bar and Grunts dance.

    If you want to change the music again, go back to your Falcon and fly to the roof of Club Errera. Activate the switch on the roof under the vent and the song "Siege of Madrigal" will now be playing in the club.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by B2K TEXAN

    Master Chief Cameo

    Mission 10: Pillar of Autumn

    On this mission you can see Master Chief. Proceed through this mission as you normally would, at the end when the cut scene plays hold right (as if you were trying to look right) don't let go of it. If you do this with more then one person make sure they all do it. You'll see Master Chief escaping in a drop pod.