Years after Its Release, People Are Still Finding Halo 3 Easter Eggs
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Halo 3 has long been one of my favourite co-op games, and with almost seven years on the market I personally have picked through every little detail I can think of in Bungie’s console based FPS. Of course the wider gaming community are full of eager gamers who have rigorously searched the game over and over for hidden gems in far more detail than I ever could and despite the seven year period the game has been out, one developer was convinced that a single easter egg remained undiscovered.
Back when 343i took over the Bundie title there was a Q&A with the developers through their Bungie Mail Sack feature;
Q: Are there any Easter eggs from your past games that surprised you at how quickly they were found or any that surprised you at how long they took to find?
A: Definitely the IWHBYD skull in H3. But you cheated. There is one Easter egg in Halo 3 that I don’t think anyone has found – I stumbled across it in code a while back. It only happens on a specific day…so good luck.
And after a few weeks of frustration a further hint was dropped that we were all missing something.
Q: What is your proudest moment in your time at Bungie?
A: Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the halo 3 loading screen for her – the one that nobody has found yet.
It was only this last few days that the hidden message was found in Halo 3 and whilst I’m sure many were hoping it would be another skull or something really awesome, it’s actually something rather sweet. See if you can spot it in the video below.
[youtube width=”800″ height=”450″]http://youtu.be/LuKaWd6_Stg[/youtube]
Pushing both analogue sticks on the loading screen has been known to zoom the camera out and give a wider view of the Halo Ring, but do this with your consoles date set to December 25th and you’re greeted to what looks like an engraving on the outside of the ring which reads “happy birthday Lauren”, awww.
Congratulations to Lord Zedd, Nowise10, LeGiiTXSLaYeR for finding such an obscure easter egg.
Thank you Team Beyond for providing us with this information.