Halo: The Master Chief Collection Skulls List

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Skulls are switches that can be activated to tweak campaign gameplay. They are available in every Halo campaign, and Halo 4’s Spartan Ops.

SCORE MULTIPLIER

Many Skulls have an effect on your final point tally in Campaign Scoring. Others will disable Campaign Scoring entirely, and are just for fun.

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED SKULLS

The following Skulls are available in Halo: Combat Evolved campaign:

  • Bandanna: Infinite ammo and grenades. Where’s the bandanna? Under your helmet of course.
  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy. Why? Magnets.
  • Boom: The damage radius of explosives is doubled. This also affects chain-reaction explosions!
  • Eye Patch: Aim assist is disabled for all weapons. You’ll miss it when it’s gone.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition. The Feast Skull was cut.
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Foreign: You cannot pick up or use Covenant weapons.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Landing a headshot on Grunts will release confetti, cheers, and invisible rainbows.
  • Grunt Funeral: Grunt bodies explode like a Plasma Grenade. Methane + ? = Boom.
  • Iron: Dying in solo play forces you to restart from the beginning of the level. In co-op, if any player dies you all are sent back to the last saved checkpoint. May result in damaged friendships.
  • Malfunction: A HUD element will disappear at every respawn.
  • Mythic: All Covenant enemies have twice the health, and Sentinels are given energy shields.
  • Pinata: Punching enemies will cause grenades to drop. Don’t think too much about where they were stored.
  • Recession: Every shot uses two ammo. It’s simple Halonomics.

HALO 2 SKULLS

In addition to the Skulls still hidden in the game, we’ve added a huge variety of additional modifiers you can use. Here’s the full list:

  • Anger: Enemies fire weapons much more aggressively. The Covenant discovered they have infinite ammo, and they want to show off.
  • Assassins: All enemies are cloaked. Covenant Ninja Academy, class of 2552.
  • Bandana: Unlimited ammo and grenades. You must wear a bandana in real life.
  • Blind: Your HUD disappears and your weapon does not display. The perils of being made by the lowest bidder.
  • Boom: All explosion physics impulses are increased. Glorious science!
  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy. Perk up your shield’s spirit by dispensing two-fisted cyborg justice.
  • Catch: Enemies throw more grenades. Down in front!
  • Envy: The Chief has Active Camo and the Arbiter gets a flashlight. Not fair!
  • Eye Patch: Disables auto-aim. We recommend adjusting your controller sensitivity.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have significantly less ammo. Budget cuts.
  • Feather: All melee strikes impart additional force. Pow!
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled. Keep your eyes sharp.
  • Foreign: You cannot pick up Covenant weapons. Union rules.
  • Ghost: Allies and enemies no longer flinch, meaning they shoot more often. No pain, firepower gain.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Grunt headshots release party favors. ‘Nuff said.
  • Grunt Funeral: Grunts explode after death. Oh, the humanity!
  • Iron: Don’t die. Playing solo you have to start the mission over. In co-op you’re all sent back to the last checkpoint.
  • IWHBYD: Rare dialog is more common, and vice versa. Did he really just say that?
  • Jacked: You can only pilot a vehicle by hijacking it. Video games made you do it.
  • Malfunction: Each death removes a random element of your HUD. You didn’t want that shield indicator anyways … right?
  • Masterblaster (Co-Op Only): One player has recharging overshields and can only melee. The second player has no shields, but infinite ammo. Roles switch after a random number of kills. Who runs Mombasa-town?
  • Mythic: Enemies have increased health and shields. Covenant forces have been bulking up.
  • Pinata: Enemies drop a plasma grenade when you hit them with a melee attack. Smack, shield crack, and grenade pop.
  • Prophet Birthday Party: Every smack to the Prophet of Regret’s face is accompanied by epic Steve Vai guitar licks and lightning bolts.
  • Recession: Every shot uses two ammo. The ammo usage has been altered, pray we don’t alter it further.
  • Scarab: All player-held weapons fire the Scarab Gun beam. Unlocked when you find all the original Halo 2 Skulls.
  • So … Angry …: Enraged Brutes will explode shortly after enraging. The secret is, they’re always angry.
  • Sputnik: Mass of all objects is reduced. Combine with Boom and Feather for maximum enjoyment.
  • Streaking: Your shields constantly decay, but recharge a bit after each enemy kill. There’s an invisible energy vampire stuck on your back. His name is Ed.
  • Swarm: Let go my golo! Hunters are even more robust and deal extra damage with attacks. Unlocked after you watch all five episodes of Halo: Nightfall on the Halo Channel and complete the associated challenges.
  • That’s Just … Wrong: Enemies have a cyborg-detecting sixth sense.
  • They Come Back: Infection Forms that reanimate a corpse are much stronger than normal. Clean up any bodies before that happens.
  • Thunderstorm: Field promotions for every enemy in the Chief’s path.

HALO 3 SKULLS

You do not need to find the hidden Halo 3 Skulls to unlock them in The Master Chief Collection.

  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy.
  • Blind: Your HUD display is disabled. Count your bullets.
  • Catch: Friends and foes throw – and drop – more grenades. You’ve been warned.
  • Cowbell: Physics impulse of melee and explosions is increased. You wanted more, you got it.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition.
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Landing a headshot on Grunts with a precision weapon reveals their skull contained confetti and cheers. Hurray!
  • Iron: Dying in solo play forces you to restart from the beginning of the level. In co-op, if any player dies you all are sent back to the last saved checkpoint.
  • IWHBYD: Rare dialog is more common, and vice versa. Some things just can’t be un-heard . . .
  • Mythic: All Covenant enemies have twice the health and shields.
  • Thunderstorm: Enemies are promoted to the highest rank. You’ll also encounter more shields on Flood Elites and Sentinels.
  • Tilt: Enemy resistances and weaknesses are amplified. For example, shields and armor take more damage from plasma, but are further hardened against projectiles.
  • Tough Luck: Enemies will evade grenades and projectile attacks more skillfully. Brutes and Grunts are significantly more reckless when their backs are to the wall.

HALO 4 SKULLS

You can turn on any of the following Skulls in Halo 4’s campaign and Spartan Ops:

  • Black Eye: Shields don’t recharge unless you melee enemies. Biff! Kapow!
  • Blind: Your HUD display is disabled, and your first-person arms and weapons are invisible.
  • Catch: Enemies throw more grenades. Take cover!
  • Cloud: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Cowbell: The force of explosions is increased.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Headshotting hapless Grunts results in a HAPPY BOOM TIME!
  • Iron: Solo – Restart mission on death. Co-Op – Back to previous checkpoint on death.
  • IWHBYD: Rare combat dialog is more common.
  • Mythic: All enemies have increased health.
  • Thunderstorm: Enemies are promoted to the highest rank. Specialists, such as Rangers and Zealots, are not promoted.
  • Tilt: Resistances and weaknesses are amplified for yourself and enemies.
  • Tough Luck: Enemies will never flee, will berserk at the slightest aspersion to their parentage, and dodge projectiles with the greatest of ease.

 

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Halo 2 Anniversary Forge – Heretic Banshee, Race Gates, Dynamic Elements!

Halo 2 Anniversary Forge Mode walkthrough on Awash, an empty skybox map. Halo 2 Anniversary’s Forge features dynamic map elements, race gates, and an appearance from the Heretic Banshee

Halo 2 Anniversary Heretic Banshee

 

Halo 2 Anniversary Official Cinematic Launch Trailer

New Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic Trailer! Blur Studios is remastering the cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary within Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo 2 Anniversary Will Have Killcams

Halo 2 Anniversary will have Killcams but reportedly only for custom games. Do you like the idea of Killcams in Halo?

Halo 2 Anniversary Kill Cam

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Armor Customization Details

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Customization Details featuring new Spartan and Elite armor for Halo 2 Anniversary!

Halo Master Chief Collection Armor Customization

New Halo 2 Anniversary Outskirts Blur Cinematic

New Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic from the mission Outskirts was teased by IGN. Blur Studios has remastered all the cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Source: IGN Halo: The Master Chief Collection All Access Livestream 

Halo 2 Anniversary – Silenced SMGs, Gungoose, EMP Tower! Bloodline (Coagulation) Gameplay

Check out the gameplay reveal of Bloodline the remastered Coagulation for Halo 2 Anniversary. Bloodline’s dynamic map element features EMP Towers at each base that disable any nearby vehicles – similar to the overcharged plasma pistol.

Halo 2 Anniversary Bloodline EMP Tower

We also get to see Suppressed SMGs (formerly known as Silenced SMGs) and Speed Boost for the first time, along with more Gungoose and Hornet gameplay! Also the Suppressed SMGs are also dual weldable!

Halo 2 Anniversary Dual Wield Suppressed SMGs

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Halo 2 Anniversary Theater Mode Confirmed!

No details about Theater Mode for Halo: The Master Chief Collection have surfaced since Frank O’Connor stated will only exist for Halo 3 and Halo 4 back in June.

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Until now, in a recent Halo Bulletin 343 Industries listed the controls for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and in the list of controls for Theater mode Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer is listed next to Halo 3 and Halo 4

“Theater Controls (Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer, Halo 3, Halo 4)

• Turn sensitivity: 4 levels
• Panning: Hold to pan, toggle
• Camera Speed: 4 levels
• Camera Thrust: 3 levels”

Note that Theater mode will only be for Halo 2 Anniversary’s Multiplayer and not Campaign. This is most likely due to the campaign having to run 2 engines simultaneously.

 

 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Available for Download Now!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone Gold and is available for Pre-Order and Pre-Loading on Xbox One now!

Buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection Digital Version and begin pre-loading today and comes with Boom Skull for Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign (via Xbox Marketplace or Microsoft Store). Pre-order Bonus skulls are timed exclusive DLC and will be available to everyone eventually. https://store.xbox.com/en-CA/Xbox-One/Games/Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-with-Pre-Purchase-Bonus-Boom-Skull/faa8fe34-7592-461d-8d0f-f26c10f2a3fe?

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released on November 11 for the majority of our fans around world!

There are still a few countries that will see a slight delay due to public holidays. In Europe, Belgium will release on November 12 and France will release on November 14 as part of their typical Friday release schedule. Our fans in Japan will see a release of November 13. Given the social aspects of the experience, we were really happy to get it as close to a simultaneous worldwide release as possible so that we can all celebrate on November 11 and start playing together.

This is literally going to be the biggest Halo experience so far

That is to say, the sheer size and scope of the content. To recap, Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains four complete Halo games, every multiplayer map ever released (including DLC from console and PC) across each game, a complete remaster of Halo 2 with all-new audio and Blur’s mind-blowing cinematics, and all of this is tied together with (and enhanced by) a revolutionary user interface.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Digital Pre-Load

From the start, our philosophy has been to give Halo fans the best possible experience and not compromise the quality or features of the collection. The result is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray (45 GB), and we will also issue a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB. You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update. Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space. This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in. Our work is not done, however, as we continue to tune, tweak and optimize the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch. This will continue right up until launch day.

One caveat we wanted to share is that Spartan Ops, our episodic co-op experience from Halo 4, will now release in December. In the meantime, we’re making some technical enhancements to that experience to make sure it’s smoother and even better than before. All ten episodes will be available at the same time, so we’re working to make an event out of it with our Community teams.

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New Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic Gameplay!

IGN released more Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic gameplay from Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This video also shows the Hornet in Halo 2 Anniversary can indeed fire rockets!

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