‘Halo 4′ Easter Egg Guide

Published 2 years ago by , Updated November 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm,

Halo 4 Easter Eggs

If the Halo series has become known for something other than its dense mythology and unpredictable gameplay, it’s a sense of humor. It’s one of the things that distinguished the series from so many other ‘space marine’ adventures, and kept players scouring every nook and cranny for flourishes and inside-jokes.

It’s no surprise then that Easter eggs and hidden items are already being found within Halo 4, ranging from the mildly odd to downright hilarious. Saving humanity is important, to be sure. But the Forerunners aren’t going anywhere.

We’ve gathered up the latest ones to be uncovered, but who knows how many secrets are buried in Halo 4‘s campaign, multiplayer, and Spartan Ops. The order here is roughly chronological in terms of campaign acts, and bear only the smallest of spoilers. Those who are weary of even mission beats being revealed can steer clear, but you’ll be missing out.

Master Chief’s Service Record

Halo 4 Service Record Easter Egg

The opening of Halo 4 has likely already been seen by most who intend to, and after the exploration of John’s childhood trauma, the Chief jumps into action like he’s spent four years asleep. Cortana’s sense of urgency – bolstered by the closing moments of Forward Unto Dawn – may not encourage exploration. Of course, that means passing by the first easter egg of the game.

Most players will run down the catwalk from Forward Unto Dawn’s cryo-chambers to the command center without hesitation, and completely ignore the set of stairs leading into the lower level. Simply approach the terminal placed below, and be treated to a complete detailing of John-117’s service record. In other words, a complete plot summary of the first three Halo titles up to Halo 4‘s opening scene.

We’ll bet most players will already be familiar, but it’s worth a listen for those who may have forgotten some of the finer points. And considering how much the ensuing campaign will forever change the Halo universe, a refresher won’t go amiss. It may not be one of the most mind-blowing terminals in the game, but it’s a start.

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TAGS: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo 4, Microsoft, Xbox 360

  • jwalka

    anyone remember the monkey family in halo 3, that was creepy, weird and cool. i personally think the easter eggs in BL2 are the best, they referenced everything 😛

    • http://gamerant.com/author/dyce/ Andrew Dyce

      I still have nightmares about that family.

  • boogoo

    The Conan easter egg was pretty great. Nice article!

  • guitardz

    Halo 4, Halo 4, is the only gaming news lately about Halo 4??

  • http://Happinessthroughhurt@purevolume.com martin spartin

    I saw a elete solder go go dance over my body.

  • Devin

    Theres a red vs blue easter egg not mentioned. I dont eecal the mission name but its in the hangerthat the pelica gun ship is in. more spacificly. One of the terminals that you pass after the start.

  • matthew

    Spartan ops Episode 3 level 4 as soon as you start is on the top of a tree on the right

  • syft3land

    In mission 2 – Requiem, in the room with the cartographer, you can find a message from the Forerunners. Just walk from where you first entered the room, towards the cartographer. keep a distance of about 1-2 meters from the center line, and look for the entrances to the ‘chamber’ near the center of the room. The message is written on a circle formed plate, and you have to face towards the entrance to read it.

  • JD

    This might be funny if Conan wasn’t the worst “comedian” to ever taint the Earth.