Bungie Weekly Update: 09/17/10

We prepared. We launched.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 9/17/2010 4:20 PM PDT

Forge Required Objects Guide

In case you missed it.

We appended this bit of handy information to our Forgevasion article from yesterday, but just in case you missed it, here are a few things you need to know about if you're into advanced Forging, straight from engineer, Jon Cable.

Forge Required Objects Guide

Halo: Reach 9/17/2010 11:52 AM PDT permalink

The Anatomy Of An Ambush

MTV goes in-depth with a campaign encounters audio profile.

Marty O'Donnell talks about what it takes to craft a seamless audio experience.

The Anatomy Of An Ambush With The 'Halo: Reach' Audio Director

Halo: Reach 9/17/2010 11:49 AM PDT permalink

Humpday Challenge: 343 Industries

This ring will make us brothers.

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Halo: Reach 9/16/2010 5:19 PM PDT

Invasion + Forge!

A communications disruption can only mean one thing...

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Game GuideHalo: Reach 9/16/2010 9:09 AM PDT

A Helping Hand for Halo: Reach

USA Today drops the guide for the newest of newcomers.

If you're even a little familiar with the Halo: Reach campaign, none of this will be news to you, but if you're struggling to come to grips with your first foray into a Halo title, Game Hunters has a few choice tips for you to try out. Thanks to HBO for digging up the link.

A helping hand for 'Halo: Reach' single-player campaign

Halo: Reach 9/16/2010 9:08 AM PDT permalink

Halo Reach Launch Party in Pictures

If you couldn't make it out to NYC, HBO has you covered.

Live vicariously!

Halo Reach Launch Party, Best Buy Theater, NYC

Halo: Reach 9/16/2010 9:05 AM PDT permalink

Do Something Awesome

Get something great.

Our very own Mark Noseworthy took the time to get his Halo: Reach Xbox 360 Console autographed by the team, and put it up for auction in support of the Brian Wood Memorial Trust. The entire proceeds go to the charity. Which is awesome.

Autographed Xbox 360 LTD Edition Halo: Reach Console

CommunityHalo: Reach 9/16/2010 8:55 AM PDT permalink

How Halo: Reach Was Created

Popular Mechanics drops the Insider's Guide.

Marcus and Joe break down the creative process.

How Halo: Reach Was Created: Insider's Guide

Halo: Reach 9/15/2010 8:58 AM PDT permalink

The Ultimate Halo Smack Down

Snoop Dogg vs LL Cool J.

Just another Wednesday.

Halo: Reach 9/15/2010 8:42 AM PDT permalink

Where's Mah Campaign Matchmaking!?

Keeping you spoiler free since 2010.

If you're looking for campaign matchmaking in Halo: Reach, sit tight. In an effort to keep your first campaign experience spoiler free, we've decided to wait for a bit before we deploy the campaign playlist. We can't have you beginning from the end, now can we?

For now, you'll have to link up with people on your friends list if you want to play cooperatively. As soon as the Campaign playlist goes live, we'll make some noise about it.

PlaylistsHalo: Reach 9/14/2010 2:40 PM PDT permalink

Networking 101

Come on over here and sniff this packet.

It's been up for a few days already, but just in case you didn't notice, we've updated our Halo: Reach Project Page to include some information about the Network Status section you'll find in the main menu of Halo: Reach. If you're experiencing technical issues, or you just want to make sure you're rockin' the fattest pipe in the neighborhood, hit the link below to get your nerd on.

Halo: Reach - Networking 101

Game GuideHalo: Reach 9/14/2010 2:17 PM PDT permalink

Where's Mah Elite Officer Pre-Order Bonus?!

If you picked up Limited or Legendary, step inside.

If your Elite Officer armor is not properly unlocked in game please redownload the content using the following steps:

1. Open the Guide
2. Go to the Settings Tab
3. Go to Account Management
4. Go to Download History
5. Select the Halo: Reach Legendary Edition Bonus Content
6. Select Download Again
7. Once the download is complete restart Halo: Reach

HelpHalo: Reach 9/14/2010 12:38 PM PDT permalink

Welcome to Reach

You picked a hell of a day to join up.

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Halo: Reach 9/14/2010 9:48 AM PDT

Welcome to Noble Team

Time to get prepped.

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Halo: Reach 9/13/2010 9:40 AM PDT

Remember Reach...With These Nifty Wallpapers

It's like a Baroque painting!

Man, Kotaku has impeccable taste. If you're looking for a tasty new Noble themed wallpaper, you should drop by their gallery.

Remember Reach... With These Nifty Wallpapers

Halo: Reach 9/13/2010 9:38 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Multiplayer Preview

Carney and crew get down on The Cage.

Carney, Luke, Cable, and Derek thrown down on the multiplayer map, The Cage. Alongside some good old fashion carnage, the team also talks trash, design, and a little bit about using The Forge to build a sweet map.

YouTube - Halo: Reach Multiplayer Preview

Halo: Reach 9/13/2010 9:26 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Interview: The Future

Gotta wear shades.

Wanna know what the post ship Halo: Reach landscape might look like? Seems a little early for that, doesn't it? Sheesh.

Halo: Reach Interview: The Future

Halo: Reach 9/13/2010 9:16 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 09/10/2010

It's time to bake this cake!

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 9/10/2010 3:02 PM PDT

Halo: Reach Smack Talk

No camping!

Walmart joins the advertising fray with the latest entry in the Smack Talk series. Halo: Reach hits all stores everyone on 09.14.2010. /shill

Halo: Reach - Walmart Smack Talk

Halo: Reach 9/10/2010 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live!

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009


  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (21.6%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.8%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.


  • Actuality-Break (Foundry)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Halo 3 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT permalink

How Halo: Reach Perfected Video Game Audio

Popular Mechanics keeps it classy.

Erik Sofge once again got some face time with some Bungie personnel. This time, he launched an all out audio assault featuring the one, the only, Marty O'Donnell. Hit the jump below to get your read on.

Popular Mechanics - How Halo: Reach Perfected Video Game Audio

Halo: Reach 9/10/2010 9:06 AM PDT permalink

Avault Podcast Episode #98

Derek Carroll drops the details.

The fine folks over at the Adrenaline Vault just deployed a brand new, Reach-themed podcast for your listening pleasure. Derek Carroll dropped by to deliver the straight dope about the game's multiplayer. Strap your headphones on and click the link to listen.

Avault Podcast Episode #98 with Derek Carroll

Halo: Reach 9/10/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Ten Things To Know About Halo: Reach

Game Informer wants to get you up to speed.

Factoids are awesome.

Ten Things To Know About Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach 9/10/2010 9:02 AM PDT permalink

'Deliver Hope' - Extended Cut

A more in-depth look at Noble Team in action.

"Deliver Hope" - Extended Cut

Halo: Reach 9/8/2010 12:30 AM PDT permalink