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Halo Reach Walkthrough

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Regarding speed running and glitching

Let me begin this section by clearly stating that I have absolutely nothing against speed running or glitching, and think no less of players who use speed running techniques or glitches. I completely recognize that both speed running and glitching both require skill and practice, and I view them both as valid play styles. The reason I do not use either of these tactics in my walkthroughs is not that I think lowly of them, but simply that they are not the type of walkthrough I wish to present.

For those who are unfamiliar with these terms, speed running and glitching are two types of play styles that differ from traditional strategies. Note that speed running and glitching are not mutually exclusive; speed runners will often implement glitches in their paths. Speed runners avoid the majority of the enemies in a mission and only kill those who they absolutely need to. They do this by following a path through the mission in which enemies have difficulty seeing or shooting them. Speed runners develop and follow these paths with much practice, performing difficult jumps such as sprint jumps, grenade jumps, and concussion rifle jumps. Glitching is a somewhat similar play style in which the player exploits errors in Bungie’s level design in order to avoid enemies or skip sections of a mission. A classic example of glitching appears in the mission Nightfall, in which players can skip the jammer array and “jump” through the doors. They do this by exiting the forklift at the area that the two doors meet, exploiting the exit animation and double object design of the doors.

Throughout this entire website, I will not use speed running or glitching techniques, and very rarely instruct the reader to avoid enemies permanently. (Note that I may suggest taking a path that allows you to temporarily bypass enemies so that you can kill them from behind later.) I do not use evasion tactics because I wish to present a website that shows the reader how to succeed on Legendary while still killing all of the enemies. This type of “traditional” playing will take far longer, although I personally find it more fun.

Originality and uniqueness of the information in this website

Every strategy and tactic that you will find in any part of this website is one that I have discovered and developed alone. No content in this website has been copied or influenced by the websites of others. I found the plasma pistol headshot technique, my favorite and most useful tactic, when a jackal and jackal sniper duo killed me with this same trick. All information, including the number of enemies in each area, is information that I found through constant replaying of missions and theater mode. Sadly, there is one technique which I must admit I found from another player. I learned how to jack a wraith when playing firefight matchmaking; I witnessed a player I met online perform the exact same trick which I now implement multiple times throughout this website.

By no means am I arrogant enough to believe that all of my ideas are original, however. I recognize that some, if not the most of the content in this website can be found in bits and pieces elsewhere throughout the internet. Part of this is due to the somewhat repetitive techniques implemented if you choose to kill all of the enemies in a mission. Part of this is due to that fact that there is a best way to do most things in Halo, and many people have discovered this best way. For example, I discovered the bridge corner jump in Nightfall on my own, yet I later saw this used in speed runs to avoid the fight entirely.

You should not expect to find an all-powerful, easy-out strategy unique to my website. Let me clearly say that this website is original but not unique. I do not expect to spread a breakthrough new way of playing Halo, I instead hope to provide a well-organized, detailed walkthrough that may aid some readers in ways that the other Halo websites do not.

Copying and referencing the material in this website

Feel free to copy any information you find in this website. If possible, I would prefer that you reference my website if you choose to copy any text, images, or pictures. Also, feel free to include a link to any part of my website in another website, video tag, picture tag, etc. If you wish to clarify anything regarding copying or referencing the material in this website, feel free to contact me (see the section below.)

Contact me

I would love to hear your feedback. Email me at HaloReachWalkthrough@hotmail.com, and I will try respond in 2-3 business days. I will happily read and respond to any questions you have, sections you wish for me to clarify, sections you feel I should edit or change, or comments on any section of this website. I am always open to criticism as well. I can only fix an area that you feel needs improvement if you notify me of the problem.

If you wish for me to add any tactics or strategies that you have found to a section of my website, please email them to me at the address listed above. In this email, please specify under which article you wish for me to place your information and if you want me to credit the information to you. If you do wish to be referenced, please also include what name you want me to reference you as. If I choose not to add a suggested strategy or tactic, I will respond with an email explain why I did not add it. Feel free to clarify any point I misunderstood or work with me to fix the issues that I saw.

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Last Updated: August 14, 2012 at 17:47

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