Halo 3 Beta Reveals Game Secrets

Halo 3 Beta Reveals Game Secrets

Inquisitive Halo 3 beta testers have examined the games beta code and have unearthed a few interesting details about the game including evidence that the game will support up to 4 player co-op over XBox Live and System Link.

According to TeamXBox, scrolling through the on-screen party menu players discovered the following information, The game cannot start because all players are set to observer. Too many players for splitscreen. Only 2 players may play splitscreen coop on the same Xbox 360 console. The party size is too large to start the game. Up to 4 players may play coop on Xbox Live or System Link. Loading information from Xbox Live… It is not clear yet if this feature will be implemented upon Halo 3's release on September 25 but it certainly given fans something to talk about.

Further exploration of the beta also revealed information regarding additional weapons, game modes and vehicles:


- Assault Rifle
- Battle Rifle
- Beam Rifle
- Brute Shot
- Carbine
- Excavator
- Gravity Hammer
- Flamethrower
- Magnum
- Missile Launcher
- Needler
- Plasma Pistol
- Plasma Rifle
- Fuel Rod Cannon
- Rocket Launcher
- Shotgun
- Sniper Rifle
- Spartan Laser
- Spiker
- Sword


- Mongoose
- Warthog
- Hornet
- Pelican
- Scorpion
- Ghost
- Brute Chopper
- Spectre
- Shadow
- Banshee
- Phantom
- Wraith

Game Types

- Capture the Flag
Invade your opponent's stronghold, heist their flag, and bring it back to your base to score.
- Slayer
Kill as many of your opponents as you can. The player with the most points wins.
- Oddball
Find the ball and hold on to it to earn time. The player with the most time wins.
- King of the Hill
Gain control of the hill to earn time. Keep your opponents off and earn the most time to win.
- Juggernaut
Work together to take down the Juggernaut. Beware, you kill the Juggernaut, you become the Juggernaut, and only the Juggernaut can win.
- Territories
Find and control the territories on the map. The more territories you control, the faster you earn time.
- Infection
Destroy the Flood or become infected. Score points for killing flood or big points for infecting a human. The player with the most points wins.
- Assault
Da bomb!
- V.I.P.
Protect the V.I.P. from dying at the hands of your opponents. If you are the V.I.P., you must stay alive or your opponents score a point.


- Team Slayer
- Team Swords
- Team Rockets
- Team Shotguns
- Team Fiesta
- Team Phantoms
- Slayer Duel
- Sword Duel
- Rifle Duel
- Rumble Slayer
- Rumble Swords
- Rumble Rockets
- Rumble Shotguns
- Oddball
- Fiesta Ball
- Team Ball King
- Phantom King
- Crazy King
- Team Crazy King
- Multi Flag CTF
- CTF Wraiths
- CTF Classic
- Shotgun CTF
- 1 Flag CTF
- 1 Flag CTF Fast
- Multi Bomb Assault
- Rapid Assault
- Neutral Bomb
- Neut. Bomb Fast
- 3 Plots Land Grab

This information was later complimented by further details unveiled due to a glitch in the code which revealed the custom games menu option, including the following settings:

- Damage resistance
- Shield multiplier
- Shield recharge rate
- Immune to headshots
- Grenade counts
- Infinite ammo
- Weapon pickup disabled
- Player speed (25%, 50%, 75%, 90%, 100%, 110%, 125%, 150%, 200%, 300%)
- Player gravity (50%, 100%, 200%)
- Vehicle use (passenger only)
- Motion tracker range (10m, 25m, 75m, 100m, 150m)
- Appearance
Vis effects (black glow, team glow, white glow)
Active camo (good camo that might fool and elite, poor camo that might fool a grunt, invisible)
- Indestructible vehicles (on, off)