Summer Mythic Recon Challenge V
Posted by urk at 7/10/2009 9:16 AM PDT
So you've stomped out the Flood, weathered the Storm, and raced across the barren plains on a highway we like to call Tsavo. You've gotten your hands dirty and are now finding yourselves knee deep in Mythic. It isn't just about the armor anymore. It's about emerging victorious in one of the toughest challenges Halo 3 has to offer. Soon, my friends.

Comparing this week's challenge to a wave of Firefight Hunters seems fitting enough; The Covenant on solo Mythic (Legendary + all 13 skulls activated + FFA Scoring). You'll be using everything you've learned so far to beat this mission to a bloody pulp. Nearly every enemy in the game makes an appearance somewhere on this mission (with the exception of Pure forms), and you'll find yourself trudging on land, sea, and air in order to stop Truth from committing mass genocide on a galactic scale. Even the Gauss Hog makes a long overdue appearance while aiding you on your quest for victory over the Covenant.

To help compensate for the mission's extra length and added difficulty, we've given you not one, not two, but three different walkthroughs to help you reach the finish line. The HBO Covenant Mythic walkthrough includes narrated flash videos for all key areas, the new and improved 2.0 walkthrough is also up and running provided by the Q4M group, and finally, we've created a special Covenant Kamikaze guide for those of you who'd rather try to speed through the mission as fast as possible.

The challenge starts today and lasts for one week. 7 days... (you see the ring, and then you die!). Be sure to have a gander at THE RULES to up your chances at winning Recon. That link also includes answers to the most frequently asked questions about the contest, so I urge you to take two minutes of your time to read over them. Additionally, here are a few tips to glance over as well which were also included last week:

  1. Please title your film "Mythic Covie".
  2. When you send me a private message on with your entry, please title the message "SMRC: The Covenant".
  3. Be sure to hyperlink your entry. Use the following format: [url]insertfilmaddresshere[/url]
  4. Please do NOT private message me on either here or Xbox Live asking questions about the contest. All questions about the contest should be asked in Urk's thread here. All questions about Mythic Difficulty itself should be asked in the main thread here. No Friend Requests either, please...
  5. Please only submit ONE entry. Double check your work beforehand so you don't have to worry about submitting it incorrectly. It's not a rush. You have a full week to do this.
  6. Please do not ask me whether or not I have received your entry. Have faith in the system. If you sent it, I got it.

Awesome. Now that we've got all that straight, best of luck to you while venturing through one of the longest missions in the game! :-)

Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live! 

Posted by urk at 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT

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)

Tags: Halo 3


Where's Mah Dooble EXP?! 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

'Under Fire' - ubald Render 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Chronicles of ODS Steve #81 

Posted by urk at 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59 

Posted by urk at 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Tags: Halo 3



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