Welcome to Firefight 2.0

The invasion just hit E3.

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Halo: Reach 6/16/2010 6:05 AM PDT

Halo: Reach E3 2010 Trailer

Where no Spartan has gone before.

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Halo: Reach 6/14/2010 12:00 PM PDT

Prepare to Drop Double EXP Weekend Live

Slayer, Objective, and plenty of headshots.

An “ODST Inspired” 4v4 Social Double EXP Weekend. There’s no VISR mode, but expect Slayer, Objective, and plenty of headshots.

3-4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Halo 3: Mythic Disk Required


  • ODST Slayer (86.7%) - Team Slayer, first team to 50 wins. Players start with SMGs and Magnums. Player traits: 150% Damage Resistance, Energy Shields disabled.
  • Asset Escort (13.3%, Skipped after veto) - Teams take turns escorting their VIP to as  many points as possible. Anti-VIP starts with Spike Rifles and Gravity Hammers, and have 150% gravity. VIP team starts with Battle Rifles and SMGs, and have 90% damage resistance, and wear black armor. The VIP starts with a plasma pistol no grenades, does 0% damage to opponents, has 90% damage resistance, 4x overshields, 50% shield recharge rate, 75% move speed, 75% gravity, full vehicle use, an enhanced motion tracker, a waypoint that can be seen by all, and is colored purple. VIP team members within 40 meters of the VIP get 2x overshields. The Sandtrap Escort variant is two rounds long, and only the VIP and the Anti VIP team can drive vehicles. The Rat's Nest variant is 4 rounds and everyone has full vehicle use.


  • ODST Construct (Construct)- Construct with the ODST weapon set
  • ODST Guardian (Guardian)
  • ODST Boundless (Snowbound)
  • ODST Pit Stop (The Pit)
  • ODST Blackout (Blackout) - Part of the Legendary Map Pack
  • ODST Ghost Town (Ghost Town) - Part of the Legendary Map Pack
  • ODST Assembly (Assembly)  - Part of the Mythic Map Pack
  • ODST Citadel (Citadel) - Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • ODST Heretic (Heretic) - Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • Desert Highway (Sandtrap) - Custom Sandtrap variant for Asset Escort
  • Rat's Road (Rat's Nest) - Custom Rat's Nest variant for Asset Escort

PlaylistsHalo 3 6/11/2010 8:38 AM PDT permalink

ODS Steve: Two Spartan Lasers Walk into a Bar

Channeling Stuntmutt.

Looks like we've got a guest writer on tap. None of than the site purveyor herself, Hawty McBloggy. Read at your own risk.

ODS Steve: Two Spartan Lasers Walk into a Bar

Halo 3: ODST 6/9/2010 8:45 AM PDT permalink

Tag and Release - Death

...but not for you.

Halo: Reach Beta behind us, this week we return to the Halo 3 well. And what do you know, there's still plenty of sustenance to draw forth. This week, we look at screenshots tagged with the morose keyword, Death.


Radio for VTOL

They call it...Zanzibar.

Into the Light

Out of Body

The Haunting

Okay, that's enough multimedia for right now. If you're still not satiated, you'll need to haul up your own content. Here's the bucket.

Halo 3 6/7/2010 10:47 AM PDT permalink

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: A Day at the Beach

A tidal wave of titillating screenshots.

Since we're already looking at Hedge's collection, let's have a look at last week's Top Ten from Halo3Screenshots.com.

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: A Day at the Beach

Halo 3 6/7/2010 8:49 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 06.04.10

While Urk is away... Sketch will play. Let's talk Reach, it's been a while.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 6/4/2010 6:36 PM PDT

The Mayish Bungie Podcast!

Breaking down the Beta.

Yup, so we didn't quite make the May deadline we set for ourselves, but whatever...get off our backs! You'll get the podcast when it's good and ready. Like now.

"Lukems bails, leaving Sketch and Urk in the lurch with designers Christoper P. Carney, Josh Hamrick, and Bungie.net Ultra Overlord, Chris Gossett. Talkin' 'bout all the Halo: Reach Beta Postgame Carnage."

The Mayish Post-Beta Podcast

Bungie PodcastHalo: Reach 6/3/2010 9:52 AM PDT permalink

Troy's Prop Workshop

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

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Breaking InFAQs and InfoHalo: Reach 6/2/2010 2:24 PM PDT

Chronicles of ODS Steve #73

When Things Go Boom.

Stand clear of the space pickle!

Chronicles of ODS Steve: When Things Go Boom (#73)

Halo 3: ODST 6/2/2010 9:14 AM PDT permalink

Amazing 3D Halo: Reach Trailer

Hawty's hitting on all cylinders.

More multimedia out of Hawty McBloggy this morning. This by way of Mini Waz. It's a montage of sorts featuring three flavors of certified 3D action. There's even an option for scrubs who still operate in 2D! Peep it!

Amazing 3D Halo: Reach Trailer

Halo: Reach 6/2/2010 9:10 AM PDT permalink

'JK I Suck' - Halo: Reach Failtage

I'm awesome!

Just kidding. Found this sucker over at Hawty McBloggy. It's so bad, it's good. Explicit Lyrics.

YouTube - JK I Suck

Halo: Reach 6/2/2010 9:05 AM PDT permalink

Console Wars - Episode 2

"We've spotted Sony Walkmans!"

Which year is this? (Adult language and themes. Oh, and fanboys.) HBO wanted you to see it.

YouTube - Console Wars - Episode 2

Halo 3 6/1/2010 9:39 AM PDT permalink

Reach For This

Fan-created custom 360 console.

Hawty McBloggy took this opportunity to make some naughty jokes. Innuendo, even. Turns out there's more than just double entendre, though. This is one hot box!

Reach for this Custom Halo-Themed Xbox 360

Halo: Reach 6/1/2010 8:45 AM PDT permalink

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: Things...

...On Your Head.

Hey man, you got something on your face. No, to the left. Nope, now it's too the right. Okay, yeah, it's right there.

Top Ten Halo Screenshots: Things on Your Head

Halo 3 6/1/2010 8:44 AM PDT permalink

Excavating The Pit

Chris Carney and Steve Cotton get their Crime Town on.

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Inside BungieHalo 3 5/27/2010 9:44 AM PDT

IGN Top Kills of the Week - May 27, 2010

Back to basics.

IGN's Top Kills of the Week returns to its roots with some Halo 3 action. If you're into counting down the hits, tune in and check it out.

Halo 3 5/27/2010 8:59 AM PDT permalink

Halo – This Is All I Clay Oh

 Needs more Noble Team.

Antithesis dropped some more tiny little sculpts over at Hawty McBloggy this morning. HBO highlighted 'em. Now you get to take a peek.

Halo – This Is All I Clay Oh

Halo 5/27/2010 8:55 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #72

Out of Range.

Steve's got some new gear. Get yourself up to speed.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Out of Range (#72)

Halo 3: ODST 5/26/2010 8:59 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Post-Beta Interview

Sweet stats and studious learnin'.

Our man Brian sat down and spilled the beans on all the sweet post-Beta stats. Then IGN stole those beans and published them on the Internet.

Halo: Reach Post-Beta Interview

Halo: Reach 5/25/2010 1:18 PM PDT permalink

What Your Armor Ability Says About You

Who are you really?

If you're the type of person that sends out those personality quizzes on Facebook, this Hawty McBloggy joint will be right up your alley. Mature audiences only.

What Your Halo: Reach Armor Ability Says About You

Halo: Reach 5/25/2010 9:32 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue: Revelation Chapter 7

And don't call me Shirley.

So, there's like these guys and they're stuck in a gorge and they...well, just watch it.

Red vs. Blue: Revelation Chapter 7

Halo 3 5/25/2010 9:29 AM PDT permalink