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What kind of game is Halo?

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Halo is an action-packed, story-driven first person shooter, featuring vehicle combat, an immersive universe and a ton of excellent multiplayer options. Set on a mysterious ring-shaped alien artifact in deep space, Halo puts you in the role of the last Spartan - Master Chief - as he attempts to stop an alien race known as The Covenant from reaching Earth.

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What systems is Halo available for?

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Halo is available for Xbox, PC and Macintosh.

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When did Halo come out?

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Halo was released with the Xobx in November of 2001.

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Does Halo support Xbox Live?

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No, Halo will support up to 16 players on a maximum of four linked Xbox systems (using split-screen).

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Are there any secrets in Halo?

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There are lots of plot twists, but only one major built-in Easter Egg. To find it, simply complete the game on Legendary in Campaign mode. For more eggs, check out the Tips n Tricks page at Halo.bungie.org.

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Does Halo support HDTV modes?

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Halo supports 480i and 480p resolutions.

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Are there bots in Halo multiplayer?

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No, you will not be able to play against AI-controlled bots in Halo for Xbox.

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I hear that there's another secret if you complete the game on Legendary in less than three hours, true or false?

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False. It's an unfounded rumor. There is ONE Easter Egg hidden in the game and you do indeed find it by completing the game on Legendary, but you can take your own sweet time.

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What is "Green Thumb?"

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It's a control option that lets the player melee attack by pushing down on the analog stick, so that they don't have to take their thumbs off the move and look dealies. It does mean that you have to reassign zoom though.

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What is an Xbox LAN?

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Halo lets players connect up to four Xbox systems using System Link with a router, usually connected to a central PC. If you're in a dorm or office with a LAN, your Xbox can automatically "discover" other Xbox systems on that network.

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What are the limitations of a LAN?

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Although 16 players can play System Link games of Halo, only four Xbox systems can play at any one time - meaning each of 16 players would need to share a split screen with three other players.

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Is it true that I change the name of my Xbox so that in a LAN I'm not called Sleepy or Hambone?

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The game automatically assigns a random name from a small collection of words so that you can see which box is joining your LAN - it IS possible to change it using Easter Eggs found in a few other Xbox games, including Dead or Alive and Cel Damage.

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What can you tell us about the rumors that Bungie will release an expanded version of Halo called Halo Gold or Halo Online especially for Xbox Live? Will Microsoft will offer a trade-in discount or rebate to people who have already bought the game?

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There will not be a Halo Gold or Halo Online. Thus, there will be no trade-ins or rebates. :-)

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Somebody showed me a screenshot of the Master Chief using a flamethrower and swears he knows a way to get it in the game. How can I get it?

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You can't. We originally planned to have a flamethrower in Halo, but we removed it before we shipped the game. The screenshot in question is from an old build. In the later builds made before we decided to remove it, the flamethrower wasn't actually setting things on fire - so even if by some miracle you did find one, it wouldn't do you any good. (the Flamethrower IS available and working fine in the PC/Mac version)

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Is it true that if you beat the game on multiple difficulty levels you'll unlock the ability to carry more than two weapons at once?

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Nope. You'll always have a two-weapon limit. However, some people have found a way to carry three weapons on the first level. This is a glitch rather than a real ability, and you won't be able to do it anywhere else in the game, so it's not very useful. See Bungie.org's trick database for details on how to do it.

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Isn't it true that some of the characters in Halo will occasionally say extremely naughty things, including that foulest-of-foul-words beginning with the letter F?

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Nope. A few people insist that "they know what they heard," but they must be listening to the voices in their heads rather than the game. No character in Halo says any word too foul for prime-time network TV. Specifically, our complete list of naughty words (stop reading now if you don't think cuss-words are a fascinating and necessary part of any language) is: bitch, bastard, jackass, crap, hell, and damn. Those are pretty tame, all things considered. George Carlin would not be impressed. If you hear anything fouler than that while playing Halo, you're shouting it yourself. ;-)

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I read there is going to be a big-budget Hollywood movie of Halo starring Vin Diesel as the Master Chief and a porn star as the voice of Cortana. When should I start lining up outside my local theater?

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You shouldn't. Lots of people have come around trying to get the rights to make a Halo movie, but Bungie has not sold the movie rights to anyone. (And yes, it IS Bungie's decision.) There are lots of bad movies based on video games, and we don't want Halo to meet the same fate.

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I heard there will be a free update to Halo called Halo 1.5, which will either be downloadable over the net or available on the cover disc of a magazine. The update is supposed to have new weapons, new maps, and Internet-play capabilities. What's the scoop?

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There is no Halo 1.5 project. The Xbox version of Halo does not have the necessary "hooks" to look for a patch or upgrade, so even if we made new content or features for the game there would be no way to add them.

Q

What are the cheat codes for Halo?

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There are no cheat codes for Halo.

Useful Links

Screenshots
A ton of Halo screenshots.

Wallpapers
Spruce up your desktop with some custom Halo wallpapers!

Guides
Need help on Lengendary? Trying to improve your multiplayer skillz? Read our guides.

Links
Looking for more Halo goodness? Visit our links page for recommended sites.


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