Bungie Beta Tester Survey Relaunched

Back and better than ever!

If you’re interested in spilling your guts about your gameplay habits, the possibility of learning about our next game first, or even being recruited for bona fide beta testing, you should participate by clicking “Beta Tester Signup” from the Games menu above, or by clicking on the fancy new status bar in your Bungie.net profile.

CommunityGroup Memoranda 4/19/2011 4:17 PM PDT permalink

Tag...You’re It

It’s so meta!

Some of you have been playing with our Tag system. Naughty, naughty. While you made a mess, we made a list of names. If you’re on it, you abused your power and tagged someone else’s content with rude, inappropriate, or unnecessary tags. And they weren’t even funny.

Enjoy your ban. First offense earns removes your ability to rate and tag content for a limited time. More bad behavior will earn you another extended vacation, and may even culminate with the revocation your ability to upload and download content from your own File Share.

Have a great day.

Group Directive 4/19/2011 2:36 PM PDT permalink

Funny Halo 3 Fails and Laughs 15!

Stewie2552 writes:

Making a return to a classic.

Stewie2552 decided it was time to take a break from Reach and go back to a great classic. In this fifteenth episode of "Funny Halo 3 Fails and Laughs," he reminds us of the memories we had in Halo 3.

Editor's Note: Memories? You can still play it! - Urk

YouTube - Halo 3 Fails and Laughs 15!

Halo 3 4/19/2011 9:26 AM PDT permalink

Halotracker In-depth Stats

Supreme Lyrics writes:

Way too many stats! 

Stats and more!

Halotracker has added even more stats, Weapons by playlist, Negative K/D games and Highest Ranked played with and against. All these stats can be found under the the In-depth Stats on Reach player pages. We have also added a HTR Divisions Leaderboard which can be found here, this shows how many Divisions you have racked up in Matchmaking playlists and Firefight gametypes.

Halo: Reach 4/19/2011 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Forge Cafe Recap Video

undr zid writes:

Forge World keep on turnin'.

Over at Forge Cafe, it is taught to us that building a map is only half the battle. The other half, requires a whole lot of friends, and even more bullets. Check out some of the cool maps that our members pumped out in our last custom game night. Enjoy!

YouTube - FCCGN Recap Video 2

Community 4/19/2011 9:22 AM PDT permalink

Forge Spotlight: Episode 4

DaItalianFish writes:

It's Forgin' time.

Hey guys, this is episode 4 of Forge Spotlight, the series where I take maps made by the community and well.. spotlight them. Remember, if you want to send a map in to get featured, just follow the instructions at the end of the video! Enjoy.

YouTube - Forge Spotlight: Episode 4

Community 4/19/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve - Episode 85

DeepCee writes:

Better than a Slingshot.

Steve has a plan. Simple in theory, but possibly dangerous in execution.

#85 – Better Than a Slingshot

Halo 3: ODST 4/18/2011 2:29 PM PDT permalink

Forge Lesson 47: Kleenex Testing

Godly_Perfection writes:

Don't Think Twice before reading this one. Just do it.

I'm back again folks from a busy past week of testing and tweaking Think Twice over and over again. We appreciate everyone's support so far and thanks to all of your feedback (and Urk's support) we have changed a ton since releasing the public beta and it is climbing towards perfection. Today's lesson is something that we tried to focus on during several of our playtests.  Kleenex Testing has allowed us to observe the First Impressions of players who have never played the map before to help improve it for players who download the map with no previous knowledge of it... like those of you who download maps from the Most Downloaded and Most Recommended searches in-game. Enjoy today's lesson. The next lesson will cover the other side of the spectrum.

Lesson 47: Kleenex Testing

* Kleenex testing is used to replicate the situation where players download and play a map while knowing nothing about it
* While it is difficult to create a purely sterile environment, you can still withhold as much information as possible
* Kleenex testing allows designers to study and perfect the first impressions of their creations before releasing their content

Community 4/18/2011 2:28 PM PDT permalink

Achievement Hunter: Fails of the Weak Volume 30

Plasma Prestige writes:

Peace out, mofo!

Jack and Geoff's thirtieth installment in the uber awesome Halo Reach Fails of the Weak series.

Achievement Hunter: Halo: Reach - Fails of the Weak Volume 30

Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 2:27 PM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents - Pinnacle

jake_108 writes:

Reach your high-point on Pinnacle!

As a Halo 2 veteran, I have fond memories of good ol' Ascension. You know, things like flying a Banshee around while dodging the locked-on rockets, playing hide-and-seek, tower of power, and zombies. Halo: Reach's counterpart, Pinnacle, shares strong similarities to Ascension, minus the Banshee and the super-jumping. If you haven't played it yet, or if you're not a Halo 2 vet, get ready for one of the funnest (that's a word now, I don't care 3rd grade teacher, I don't care!!!) maps around. So let's get down to it...

Teabag Prevention Presents - Pinnacle

Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 2:24 PM PDT permalink

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Walkthrough - Uplift Reserve

Tyrant122312 writes:

It's a walk in the park!

Thanks to the sudden exodus of Regret's cruiser, your drop pod has been blasted way off course.  Result?  You've crash landed on the outskirts of New Mombasa's very own nature reserve.  Stepping into the shoes of Dutch, your mission is simple; make it to New Mombasa and link up with the rest of your squad.

Sure it sounds simple enough, but thanks to the hordes of Covenant armor standing between you and the city limits, reaching your destination won't exactly be a walk in the park... or will it?

Watch as the Tyrant guides you through the streets of New Mombasa, rockets you through what's left of the Uplift Nature Reserve, and has you home in time for dinner.  Easiest mission in the game and BY FAR the best candidate for Vidmaster Classic.  So if you've been waiting for an opportunity to catch up on those ODST achievements, now is definitely the time to mount up and join the fight!

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Guide - Uplift Reserve

Halo 3: ODST 4/18/2011 2:23 PM PDT permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 15

Somebody order a Warthog?

We're switching sides. Last week's subject material typically drops in multiples of two, but this week's ordnance is a force multiplier all its own.

  1. Two categories again this time around. Subject: The UNSC Warthog. Screenshots and custom art will be judged separately.
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, April 21st at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration to contest@bungie.com.
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 15” without the quotation marks.
  4. The size limit for attachments is 10MB. Include a preview image and a link to the original in your file share, or an external host for artwork.
  5. One submission per person. Please include your Bungie.net profile and gamertag in your email.


Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 8:57 AM PDT permalink

Halotracker News

Supreme Lyrics writes:

Dual streams and more!

Halotracker has been updated with some great new features, including a new In-depth stats layout, Dual stream broadcasters and some sweet Reach graphics for player pages! 

You can also customize your own Reach player page with anything you want, head over to your player page and click the settings tab. Hope you like medals because we have added lots of new awards for achieving certain Matchmaking and Firefight milestones.

The broadcasters page has been given a revamp too, you can now select which streams you would like to watch side-by-side. 

If you haven't already, you should check out Halotracker and sign up!

Community 4/14/2011 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Playin' Halo (Black and Yellow Remix)

no weakness writes:

Made the screen shake.

Everybody needs some theme music. This might be yours.

"This is a music video for the song 'Playin' Halo,' a remix/parody of 'Black and Yellow' by Wiz Khalifa. I enjoyed making it, I hope you enjoy watching it. Thanks!"

YouTube - Playin' Halo (Black and Yellow Remix)

Halo: Reach 4/14/2011 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Forgehub Testers Guild

TransactionZero writes:

It's very wet!

Some generous dudes from Forgehub played some maps and commented on their finds. If you're on the hunt for more great Forge stuff, you should give this commentary a watch.

"The Forgehub Testers Guild has been dedicated to testing maps since before mankind. Really! Save all your questions for later, because we'd like to show the creme la creme. Guest commentator Rho makes his first appearance."

YouTube - Forgehub Testers Guild - Term 4

Community 4/14/2011 9:18 AM PDT permalink

Achievement HORSE #19

Sliminator17 writes:

Starring Burnie as the witty Background Sounds.

Jack and Geoff are back in HORSE, throwing everything they've got in to the competition. They begin this week at 7-7...who will break the tie? Stay tuned to find out! All maps are available at http://tinyurl.com/AHHORSE019

YouTube - Halo: Reach - Achievement HORSE #19

Halo: Reach 4/14/2011 9:15 AM PDT permalink

Dark Rain: Inspired by Martin O'Donnell


Also inspired by Martin O'Donnell: my love affair with bran.

Proof that Marty's music can make anything more epic. Although, that is a pretty majestic storm in it's own right.

YouTube - Dark Rain: Inspired by Martin O'Donnell

Halo 3: ODST 4/13/2011 10:25 AM PDT permalink

HaloCharts Top 10 Presented by the HCPL

ZaccyBengence writes:

Got a great clip?

HCPL is looking for your amazing multikills. You can submit up to two of your personal best, and you should keep in mind that style points definitely count. Hit the link below to send in your amazing plays.

Submit Here

Community 4/13/2011 10:21 AM PDT permalink

Top 10 Splatters: Ep 19

Anoj writes:

Roadkill for all!

Hey everyone it's Anoj and this time the Top 10 Series explored the Top 10 Splatters from around the Halo Community and threw the best ones together as one! Sit back and enjoy the spatterness!

YouTube - Halo Reach: Top 10 Splatters: Episode 19 by Anoj

To submit your own Halo Reach clips, go to Top10Series.com and click on "Submit a Video."

Halo: Reach 4/13/2011 10:17 AM PDT permalink

Grifball 101

kal234 writes:

Back to School...Face Punching School!

GrifballHub.com has a new video available to help new players get caught up on all things Grifball. If you've been wondering which end of the hammer to use, check out this video:

YouTube - Grifball 101

And also check out GrifballHub's resource center for more tips and tricks. See you on the court!

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:28 AM PDT permalink

Icey - A Halo: Reach Montage

Gear61 Owns writes:

I hope that you will do this for me.

Eleven minutes of montage.

"This is a Halo: Reach dualtage from KayEmX and FKIV titled, Icey, edited by KayEmX himself. The gameplay is good and is just packed full of massive multikills, featuring a lot of really sick clips here and there. The editing isn't much, and it gets the job done. Enjoy!"

YouTube - Icey - A Halo: Reach Montage

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:25 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents: Powerhouse

jake_108 writes:

This week, Teabag Prevention shows you how to take control of Powerhouse!

Powerhouse is a medium-sized map where the majority of the battles are  medium to long-range. There are no vehicles on this map. Sure, you'll have your occasional close quarters battle, but that's what your fists are for... and Gravity Hammers. They're for that too. Aside from that, it only makes sense to pick up a rifle on this map, along with Rockets, Grenade Launcher, Sniper Rifle, and...and...

Teabag Prevention

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 14

Taming of the Hunters.

I didn't get a whole lot of screenshots featuring Hunters last week. That makes me sad. You want me to be happy, right?

  1. Two categories this week. Snap a screenshot with one or two Hunters in the shot (more is okay, too). Or, if you'd rather cook up your own creation, go ahead and crank out some custom art featuring the same sunject material. I'll judge both categories independently.
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, April 14th at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration to contest@bungie.com.
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 14” without the quotation marks.
  4. The size limit for attachments is 10MB. Include a preview image and a link to the original in your file share, or an external host for artwork.
  5. One submission per person. Please include your Bungie.net profile and gamertag in your email.

Keep in mind that I've seen plenty of existing Hunter screenshots. New stuff only for the competition, please. As always, we'll have stars ready for the winning submissions.


CommunityHalo: Reach 4/11/2011 9:33 AM PDT permalink

Forge Café's Community Montage

undr zid writes:

Pull up a chair.

Members from Forge Café want to present to the public our first Halo Reach edition Community Montage. A special "Thank You" from the Staff for submitting your clips, we hope the community enjoys watching as much as we did!

YouTube - Forge Cafe Community Montage

Community 4/11/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink