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Halo: Reach Cheats and Tips

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Data Pad Locations

Check out the following video to find the locations on the listed difficulty of ALL 19 Data Pads

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Armour Parts without going Online

This glitch may only work on the unpatched version of the game. To do it go to the Forge and then to the Forge World map and just let your Spartan or Elite stand there idle. The longer they stay there the more points you will get in the level. When you have the desired amount of points just leave the game, you can do this for 3-4 hours and get at least 3,000 points for doing nothing.

Get Credits Fast

Just do the following steps...

1) Go to fire fight.

2) Go to 'Settings.

3) Select 'Spartan' settings.

4) Do 'Shield' and 'Heath' and put every thing on high so you will never die.

5) Put it on 'Legendary'.

Note: If you set everything high on the settings for 'Firefight' and put it on 'Legendary' you will also get more credits.

Ending Sequence

If you want to know what happens at the end of the game then check out this video.


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Unlock Carter's Helmet Avatar Easily

To get this avatar you would normally have to complete a level on Legendary without dying. You can get it though by playing up until just before the end and 'Save and Quit' on a checkpoint. If you then resume the game and finish the level without dying in the final few parts you should get the 'Avatar Unlock' pop-up.

Lower your Gun

This can be done during a local game by clicking the Right analog-stick and holding Down + (Reload) + (Grenade Switch).

Reducing Falling Damage

The amount of damage you sustain from a high fall can be reduced if you get into a crouch about two thirds of the way down.

Skull List

Below is a list of skulls that you can turn on (they do not need to be unlocked) in Halo: Reach:

Primary Skulls:

Black Eye: You can only recharge your shields by using melee attacks on enemies.

Catch: Opponents throw grenades twice as frequently, and they go twice as fast.

Cloud: No motion sensor is available.

Famine: Half as much ammunition is dropped with weapons.

Iron: This sends you to the last checkpoint when a player dies in co-operative mode. In single player, you have to begin the whole mission from the start if you die.

Mythic: Enemies have twice as much health.

Thunderstorm: Enemies have more health.

Tilt: Enem..

Lone Wolf Bonus Mission

This bonus mission will start when you complete the game on the Legendary difficulty setting and the credits have ended.


The following list shows you the amount of Credits you must earn to reach the corresponding rank.

Private - 7,500 Credits

Corporal - 10,000 Credits (+2,500 Credits)

Corporal: Grade 1 - 15,000 Credits (+5,000 Credits)

Sergeant - 20,000 Credits (+5,000 Credits)

Sergeant: Grade 1 - 26,250 Credits (+6,250 Credits)

Sergeant: Grade 2 - 32,500 Credits (+6,250 Credits)

Warrant Officer - 45,000 Credits (+12500 Credits)

Warrant Officer: Grade 1 - 78,000 Credits (+33,000 Credits)

Warrant Officer: Grade 2 - 111,000 Credits (+33,000 Credits)

Warrant Officer: Grade 3 - 144,000 Credits (+33,000 Credits)

Captain - 210,000 Credits (+99,000 Credits)

Captain: Grade 1 - 233,000..

Avatar Awards

When you have completed the indicated task you will receive the corresponding Avatar Award.

Unlock Carter's Helmet:

Clear a Campaign mission on Legendary without dying.

Unlock Emile's Helmet:

Earned a Bulltrue medal in either Multiplayer or Firefight Matchmaking.

Unlock Jun's Helmet:

Kill 100 enemies in a row without dying in either the Campaign or Firefight.

Unlock Kat's Helmet:

Avenged a teammate's death in Multiplayer Matchmaking

Unlock Jorge's Helmet:

Earn a Killtacular in Multiplayer Matchmaking.

Faster Melee Attacks

If you want to perform faster melee attacks press RB then quickly press X + RB.

An Arbiter on Reach

At the cutscene on Lone Wolf you're going to see Elites attacking Noble Six. Right when the Elites are about to finish him off you'll see the foot of an Elite step in front of his helmet watching the other two. That Elite is the Arbiter (Not the one from Halo 2 and 3). You know this because that Elite draws an energy sword with his LEFT hand and only Arbiters were trained to use swords with their left hand.

Movable armor lock- forge only

1. make two armor locks

2. take one and use it

3. while in the middle of armor lock turn into the forge probe and go over the second armor lock and press b and hit delete all.

you should have armor lock on and be able to move around.when you fall you dont die. but when ur in vicle and they explode you will die

Well Lots of Cheats

Hello. I have some cheats for you i know some might be old.

17,000 Credits in 10 minuites

Go to the Oni sword base level and turn on the cowbell skull. This will amplify splash damage. You can use this on any difficulty except easy and also need to turn on team scoring.

Ignore all the enemies you see and run to the locator, pick it up and then aim it back toward the enemies.

Call in the strike and then crouch back behind the gun case. This will give you a check point before the locator gets fired off.

Once that happens, press start and then go back to the last checkpoint.

You should then see the Covenant getting destroyed and you don't need to fire off the locator again!

Then simply keep going back to the last checkpoint you saved.CREDIT TO KILLR2..

Unlock Multiplayer Nameplates

The following nameplates become unlocked when you complete the indicated task. To activate it, log into, select 'Account', then 'Game Settings', then 'Nameplates'.

Original Halo Logo:

Register your Halo PC product code at

Halo 2 Logo:

Play Halo 2 on Xbox Live before April 15, 2010.

Halo 3 Logo:

Play any Campaign level in Halo 3 on Xbox Live.

ODST Logo:

Play Halo 3:ODST on 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.

Assault Rifle:

Play the Halo Reach Beta in May..

Easy heat in the pipe achivement

In any map in the firefight settings put all the enemies into elites. Oh and make you indestructible and your weapons are only dmr and rocket launher and jetpack and of course hook them up.hope I help

See Master Chief's Cryo-pod

Okay at final video on "The Pillar of Autumn"(right after you blasted the carrier)you will see Keye's pelican head towards the hanger.When you see Keye's pelican about to enter the hanger,using the right control stick(the one you look with)look towards the right(keep looking right if the screen itself doesn't turn).If you did it right the screen will move right(make sure you hold the right control stick to the right for a longer look)and you will be able to see Master Chief in his cryo-pod

Mini master chief and zombies

Go onto theater mode on lone wolf and wait about five seconds. now pause and press rewind until the timers at zero. now you should see a structure with two cranes on b and then x and you'll be able to move freely. make your way towards the crane on the left.

Just between the crane and the pipe there will be a small silver statue of master chief. OH MY GOSH! now if you go left you'll see little buildings and such. go down to them and you'll be where lone wolf starts. now go into the buildings and you'll see soldiers standing and such. all the armor upgrades will be blank and alternate colors. i hope you enjoyed this thanks

How to get alot of credits

Go to forge spawn a killball then place a spawn piont in the kill ball(delet all the spawn points first)then save the map after that put it on custom games then open the same map you saved last time then wait for a hourthen end the game and you will get alot of creits.

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Got money on my mind,can't get enuf

Lots of money(as much as 35,000 on legndary I think}:( ) heres how: firefight, bottomless clip+ fav gun, 4x overshield, jet pack/armor lock, if you finish the set you get loads of moolah.I played on easy and got like 20-somthin thousand creds.thunbs up of this helps

Skull Helmet

Once you've gotten all the armors in the armory, there is a variation of the Pilot Helmet with a skull clearly seen in the visor. In order to get this helmet, every other armor in the armor and this helmet is only worth 2 credits I believe due to the fact that all other armor must be bought first. I've only seen one person with this helmet and he/she was at the highest rank Inheritor.

Firefight Achievements

If anyone is having trouble getting the achievements for firefight(50k,200k,1million,killionare, and 1 set on legendary without dying). Go to the link below and download the gametype Achievements and use it on and firefight map. I got the 1million achievement on the 3rd round with it, and have all the others from the first 2 rounds, it works best with an opened map.Ofcourse you need to be XBL to download this.

Armor Lock Glitch

Go to forge world in Reach and make two armor locks. Pick one up and use it. In the middle of armor lock, go into forge ball. Press B on the 2nd armor lock and delete all. You should be in armor lock walking around. If you jump in the water deep enough, you will die. And if you are in a vehicle and it explodes, you will die.

Firefight Achievements and 1 or 2 Avatar awards

When you play on firefight, do not play online. Go ahead and go to the firefight lobby. And make sure you have an infinite number of rounds, the weapons you want, invurnerability, and all rounds only have Elites. And then you need to put all skulls on. It is going to take awhile put you will get it. Good Luck and give me some thumb ups!!!


Now, this may be another persons cheat but it isnt ( I hope ) (anyway skip steps if you can watch vids from peeple in type xxWESTRIDAxx watch vids for glitches I posted! Smile ) 1. Play new alexadera 2. Get near end 3. Go to club errera 4. Behind building go to right till you find a building with a gap across the top and bottom 5. Go to top of gap in falcon, (banshee will turn to phantohm... U also need jet pack) get out and jet pack to top when jamming vehicle near top 6. Hit switch 7. Get in vevicle and unjam it 8. Go to ear ring shaped building and go through it your done! ( if it didn't work try again )

Extra Ammo on Pillar of Autumn

At the end of the Pillar of Autumn, you are defending the landing zone for Captin Keyes. When you first get outside you'll see a building to the left (The one with a sniper on top). Go behind that building until you see a corner mid-way (Not the corner of the building). Go to side of the corner that faces outward toward the cliffs. Hit the flat side next to where the corner is formed. If you did it right an ammo crate will pop out of no where carrying DMR's and a Shotgun.

Oni Sword Base Commendation and Credit Glitch. Works on and offl

Need a higher commendation progress and more credits. You are reading the right cheat. Okay so you need to start on Normal on ONi sword base. Then once you start you need to run, JUST RUN, all the way to the Target Locater, then turn around and aim it at all the enemies behind you, but only when it says checkpoint complete shall you shoot. And when it says you have earned the highest multikill medal you immediately press pause and choose start from last checkpoint. Keep doing this until you feel you need to stop. Then try it on harder difficulties.

Halo Reach Ranks

1st.Recruit - 0 cR

2nd.Private - 7,500 cR

3rd.Corporal- 10,000 cR

4th.Corporal Grade 1- 15,000 cR

5th.Sergeant- 20,000 cR

6th.Sergeant Grade 1- 26,250 cR

7th.Sergeant Grade 2- 32,500 cR

8th.Warrant Oficer- 45,000 cR

9th.Warrant Officer Grade 1- 78,000 cR

10th.Warrant Officer Grade 2- 111,000 cR

11th.Warrant Officer Grade 3- 144,000 cR

12th.Captain- 210,000 cR

13th.Captain Grade 1- 233,000 cR

14th.Captain Grade 2-256,000 cR

15th.Captain Grade 3- 279,000 cR

16th.Major-325,000 cR

17th.Major Grade 1- 350,000 cR

18th.Major Grade 2- 375,000 cR

19th.Major Grade 3- 400,000 cR

20th.Lt. Colon..

Levitation without Jetpack

Go into any mode and stand on your enemy shoot them in the hand until they die and when they fall to the ground you will still be in midair. It does not work if you are in movable armor lock. You cannot move either except your camera.

Easy way to get kills!

This trick is useful for the legendary campaign as it will defeat Elites in two shots.

You will need;

A plasma pistol

A weapon that fires one bullet, Magnum, Needle Rifle or DMR.

Charge up your plasma pistol and fire, if you hit an Elite this will knock his shields down, switch to your single bullet weapon and shoot the head.

It's an insta-kill and works on most enemies and every player in multiplayer.

Have fun.


When someone with a Sword lunges at you, and you kill them Mid Lunge.

Sap and Tap

For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, the Armor Lock can prove quite deadly to your enemies if you use it right in a multiplayer match. If you find yourself in close quarters combat, USE IT! If held down for long enough, the Armor Lock will let out a slight EMP pulse that will drain shields, especially if someone tries to hit you while you have it on. If you KNOW someone is going to hit you, activate the armor lock and drain their shields, then release it quickly and hit them to kill them. USE YOUR ARMOR ABILITIES!

Living Dead Tips

If you're a survivor there are a few important tips. Always stick with others, never go it alone unless you're absolutely sure you can survive by yourself. Watch out for any openings, on any map. Zombies like myself will often use alternative routes to infect you. Even some you don't know about. If you're a zombie you should always keep moving and use objects to keep you covered. Always use any means of infecting a person. Use any rock, wall, or opening to win. Cornering someone is often a problem. When this happens have a partner/partners with you. The survivor cannot kill all of you if you all go in at once. If you're playing Safe Havens as a zombie, always go in. Shotguns are weaker on Safe Havens, so it takes them 2-3 shots to kill you even at close range. For survivors, stick with t..

K/D Ratio Up

If you want to get your K/D ratio up in multiplayer matchmaking, then your best bet is Living Dead. If you find yourself as a zombie, find somewhere to hide so you won't get killed. If you find yourself as a human, shoot as many zombies as you can before you get struck down. This should easily get your K/D ratio up to as high as you want.

Easy Flawless Cowboy Progress

As you know, Flawless Cowboy is when you complete a Legendary mission without dying. This is a very hard task, and seemingly impossible commendation to try and complete. Well stress no more.

Start by picking the mission "Winter Contingency" and putting the difficulty on Legendary, as well the scoring for "Free for All," (I find it easier to know when I get a kill by doing this) and any skulls you wish to put on.

When the mission starts, proceed to run straight through to the building where you have your first encounter with the Covenant (the part where you actually fire and shoot at them). Ignore the Grunts and other various Covenant, and immediately run to the right of the building, taking shelter behind a shack and waiting for your shields, if you take any damage, and sprinti..

Survive Being Hit By Energy Swords

When you see people with energy swords, the odds almost always favor the energy sword. There is a way to survive though. It's simple but difficult at the same time. When the player moves in to "Slice 'n Dice" you need to hit him(RB) at the moment the sword hits you. You have to time it just right though. If done right the attacks cancel eachother out and you'll survive. NOTE: Your health will still be lowered a lot. This can only be used in online features such as Matchmaking or Custom Games. Campaign does not apply to this, you'll always be killed.

Indestructible you

You can only do this in what you do is get two armor locks and put them in front of you.then you get one and use it.when you are about in the middle of using your first armor lock quickly change into a robot. After that go to the second one and select it. Once you have done that push b and go to delete all of these. Then turn into a human and you are indestructible. Note: you can still get assassinated.

Secret underwater place in forge world

Ok, this is pretty hard to find perfectly 1. From coluseum side of forge world, go about 3/4 through island (facing exactly how you face when you spawn) 2. Turn left 90 degrees 3. Go forwardall the way, as far as it lets you 4. Spawn a teleporter (not sender node) 5. Spawn another tele porter and go through it 6. This is the tricky part... Build a box somewere in the water (no floor needed if done at perfect spot) 7. Go in box and your underwater! 8. Expiriment and you could even be better than me! WOW!!! (not at slayer almost EVroyone's better than me at THAT) TIP: make sure box is watertight or death water will be inside your box!

Pelican cheat

You get to drive a pelican in the game halo:reach

By jumping in the back where the soldiers sit, then walk to the front and wait till it shows ( hold down X to drive ) under your gun where it shows gun ammo, hold down X to drive.

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