Halo 2 Cheats For Xbox
Changing Split Screen Type
The multiplayer split screen type is determined by the video settings on the Xbox dashboard. For Horizontal split screen, the Xbox must be in fullscreen mode. For Vertical split screen, the Xbox must be in widescreen mode.
Contributed by: HellKnightX
Skip Sniper Alley!
How To: Once you have killed The first hunter pair at the start of the level walk through the hole in the wall they created. walk through and look around. there should a destroyed wall to the left of you. jump on to it and make your way upward by carrying on jumping upwards, crouch jumping when nessasery. you should eventually reach the roof tops (it may take a while to find and/or reach). from here head toward the left hand side part of the roof tops. you should see part of the destroyed highway that the first pelican flys along once it has picked up the sgt. jump onto this highway and walk across it. at the other side you should see a slope and in the distance the hotel where the next group of marines are pinned down. jump off the hight way and walk up this slope to reach the hotel skipping the sniper alley.
Contributed by: Razorlight
Get a Scarab Gun
This is done on the level Metropolis and is easiest when done on Co-op. When you start out, cross the bridge. Take out every enemy and even your marines. When you're near the end, Cortana will say something about a "Welcome Party". Three Banshees and a few ghosts will appear. Take them all out. Then 2 Wraiths and 2 Banshees will appear. Take out both Wraiths, and only one Banshee. Have Player 1 continue through the tunnel, but have Player 2 stay outside and distract the Banshee. Once Player 1 reaches the area with the circular opening (a Jackal with a Beam rifle is present), take out the Jackal and head back to where Player 2 is.Here is the hard part. Get the Banshee to follow both players into the tunnel. Do not board it yet! The first few times it will come at you and fly back out, but stay where you are. It should come back after you. (If it doesn't, go back outside and try again). Eventually, you'll have to get it over two road blocks. Once it is past the second one, have both players stand near the entrance of the room where Player 1 took out the Jackal. It should fly at you and get stuck. Shoot off both of its wings so it can fit thru. Have Player 1 walk slowly in front of the Banshee, making it follow him. Player 2 should be behind it, gently pushing it. Take it to the left and get ready to board it. As soon as you hit the checkpoint, the Elite in the Banshee will disappear. You only have about a second to get in before the Banshee also disappears. Both players should press X quickly. If done right, one of the players will be driving the Banshee!Take it outside and directly up. Very high in the sky are two skyscrapers with two bridges connecting them. In the middle of the bridge closest to you, there is something that looks like a plasma rifle. It's actually a Scarab gun! It has infinite ammo, so have fun. Just don't aim at the ground.....
Contributed by: The Return of Hylian
Two hidden swords on Halo Delta and a fight to skip.
On Halo Delta, get to the structure where you can't go any farther with the tank. As you enter into the area, go left up the ramp and then up the little ramp until you come to the large block butted up against the wall. This is where you jump up to get to the Envy Skull (consult for more detail). There is a secret entrance behind this large cube.I found the easiest way to move it was with the tank, although grenades do the trick just as well. You can drive the tank up there with a little patience. Aim at the WALL to the left of the stone, The explosion with slowly move the stone out of the way. Once the path is clear, walk up the dark ramp and there will be two dead grunts and two swords. There is also a high ledge in the next room that you can grenade jump up to, and then frag grenade jump up one more level -- allowing you to skip the fight inside the structure.
Contributed by: hossenphepher
Skip fight around the Delta Halo tower
After the cutscene with the hologram regret telling you how he will start the ring in Delta Halo, continue until you see a crate. Then jump on it, then onto the legde. walk around until it loads the checkpoint. You will have skiped the battle.
Contributed by: Hakkai55
skip half of outskirts
(From the beginning of the level where Master Cheif is alittle dazed) Go straight out the door in front of you that leads to the street. kill the grunts and take out the sheild baring jackels. Head down the street towards the two dead ends. Look on your right and you will see two alley ways that will connect to each other in this little sort of "room" in the alley. Go into that room and look back towards the street. You will see a dirt mound that is in one of the corners. Get on the dirt mound and grenade jump up to the next ledge. Look left you will see another ledge (top of a building) you should be able to jump right up to the ledge ,but probably not on the first try. When you are on the building you can continue jumping from building to building all of the way through sniper alley. Once you reach the building that says "Zanzibar" on it is the point were you cannot get any farther using this way.Once you are on the first building walk over to the edge of the building that faces the street. Look right and jump onto the building next to you. Keep working your way back and try to stay as close as you can to that side. You will eventually come to the free part of the level where if you look right you will see a Pelican come. If you had to look fight to see the pelican you are on the left side of the freeway. if you had to look left to see the pelican you are on the right side of the freeway. If you are on the left side of the free way go left until you see a street (on your right side) that is torn up and the end it looks like. Jump off of the freeway into that street and you can walk over the damaged part of the sreet ( a hillish type thing) And that will put you at the building that says "Zanzibar" on it. If you were on the side of the right side of the freeway then crouch jump onto the buildings in front of you. Look on your right you will see a place were the height of the roofs drop and a certain roof is orange and red. If you don't see it go right and alittle bit forward until you find it. jump straight on to the roof. If you jump onto the slanted part an invisible barrier will block you from going up. once you are on the building go up the little slanted area (make sure it is the up hill one) You will see two airvent/airconditioning unit things on the roof jump on one of them and onto the next building. head straightyou will see the building that says "Zanzibar" on it. It is a good idea to kill the covenet below before jumping down. Then it is back to the normal level.
Contributed by: LTKonXBNLIVE
Banshee In The Control Room
To get a Banshee inside the room where you fight Tartarus first get a Banshee. After the Scarab destroys the front door fly inside and go straight up as soon as you enter. It's easy to navigate to the next door, get out of your Banshee and make the door open, then get back in your Banshee and fly through. Once the Brutes come through the next door you can kill them or fly past them, but it is important that you are not in your Banshee when the cut scene starts to make sure it is there when you walk back.
Contributed by: TiburonII
Skip Banshee Flight in the level ''Arbitor''!
When you first get to fly the banshee, zoom towards the tower to your right. When you get closer, a nav-point will appear. Go to it and the game will automatically advance to that spot in the story. By doing this, you've skipped the grueling 20 minute-long Banshee flight. On the downside, however, you don't have much of a chance to grab a Fuel Rod Cannon.
Contributed by: pancakes771
Skip tough Brute battle before the end boss
When you are flying around in the Banshee during the final level when you are giving support to your ally. You can skip directly to the final boss sequence if you are still in the Banshee after te door gets blown open. Fly to the right of the control centre building and aim towards the bottom right and if you fly close enough you should get a white screen indicating that you have started the cutscene. When it's over you will be at the final boss without fighting your way to him.
Contributed by: vitz
After getting the envy skull go through a checkpoint while in active cammo mode. To be safe use "reset to last checkpoint" so you can check if you did it right. Save and quit; then turn off the xbox to remove the envy mode. When you reload your file you will find yourself with unlimited camo.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
Overloading objects on the map
It is possible to overload certain objects in many of the Halo 2 Multiplayer Maps. By overloading I mean removing it from the map altogether. You can overload most anything that is not actually connected to the map itself. Please note that it seems that you will need at least 8 others for this to work. The easiest example is in Zanzibar. There is a bridge that you can knock down to easily get to the sword on the large spinning wheel. Knock the bridge down and run to the end where it is squared off. You and all your teammates should bunch up as close as possible in the corner and look straight down at your feet. Make sure everyone is looking down and the bridge should overload and disappear. It will be gone for the remainder of the game/round. You can also use this overloading glitch on Midship(on the floating platform) and Headlong(there are two places in Headlong...the hanging construction beam and the hanging platform right next to the beam....however you may need around 12 others to overload that platform). These are the ones I have seen myself but there may be others in other maps so good luck hunting!!
Contributed by: Sephiroth0327
Unlimited Sword Ammo
You can do this in any two-part Campaign missions (i.e. Outskirts and Metropolis). If you finish the first level of the two-part mission with a sword with no ammo, you'll start the next level with a sword that has unlimited ammo. Though the sword doesn't show up when you arm it, it still makes all of the sound effects and acts exactly like a normal sword.
Contributed by: NikoreJM
Hold 3 Pistols!
First Go to a level that you can get three pistols on, such as outskirts. Go pick up a pistol. Then swith to your second weapon and pick up dual weapon, such as two smg's. Go to another pistol and press x to pick it up. Now you have a pistol in you secondary and first slots. Now you can go pick up a third pistol and set it to your left hand(Press Y to do this). You can get up to 144 AMMO! with three 96 ammo with the two and just 49 with one.
Contributed by: heatshadow10291
At the beginning of Outskirts jump on top of the light on top of the door with a crouch jump, then jump to the left platform. Turn to your left and go down the long dark corridor and pick up the skull; it will say blind and your screen will flash black for a while. In this mode you can not see your weapon, body, shields, ammo, or radar. To get rid of this feature use the following method: 1. Turn off your XBOX or Save and Quit. 2. Go to Campaign and select level and choose Cairo Station. 3. Skip the cinematics and then Save and Quit. 4. Go Outskirt and your hud is back.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
A skull similar to the one that activates blind mode can be found if you Start on "regret". After the first lift ride (before the first underwater elevator), grenade jump from the front awning of the lift to the ledge in front of you (the one with two turrets).Grenade jump AGAIN onto the next ledge. Make your way to the back of the building. On Easy, you'll only find the skull. On Legendary, however, 2 invisible Elites carrying swords just shake their heads wildly, ignoring you completely.
Contributed by: totalgamer2002
Posters at the Old Mambassa Crash landing *after Cairo*
After you crash land on Old Mambassa, you can see posters all around with the Master Chief from the demo and some grunt posters.
Contributed by: Halomallo
Grunts Birthday Party Mode
In the level Arbiter on Legendary. Once you get to the first banshee section, fly immediately straight down all the way to the bottom of the map. In one of the cracks where the large cylinders connect to the station. There will be a circle of grunts dancing around a skull. When you pick up the skull; it will say Grunt Birthday Party on the screen. Now when you kill a enemy with a headshot, they will blow up like a plasma grenade was stuck to them.To get rid of this feature use the same method as the blind mode.
Contributed by: RogueAngelInsurrecti
On the last Master Chief Level, on Legendary Difficulty, when you enter the final Gravity Lift, look up. A skull will pass through you extemely quickly so you must start holding X a bit before you actually pass it to grab hold of it. Once you grab the Iron Skull, Iron Mode will be activated. This skull causes you to go back to the last checkpoint when you die in co-op mode.
Contributed by: DrK MgIcIaN
On the level "Delta Halo" on Legendary Difficulty, Progress until you reach the area during the "Push through the covenant held ruins" where you have to clear a Landing Zone for the Pelican to drop weapons. You will know you are in the right area when cortana says "they're pouring out of the center building". Anyway that area has Plasma turrets along its borders. A little bit after the left side turret you will see the outline of a door in a wall, but the door has a solid rock slab in it and a rock in front of it. Jump on the rock then jump to the ledge above the door then jump on the ledge to the left. Now jump onto the building with the sealed door using grenades. Atop the building you will find two dancing elites and the "Envy Skull". Pick up the envy skull and you will be able to use Active Camoflage like the Arbiter.
Contributed by: DrK MgIcIaN
When you are the Master Chief trying to recover the index from the Prophet of Truth on the Covenant Holy City go until you reach the first outdoor area with dirt and vegetation. Take a right as you enter this room and run up to the wall past the gravity lift that leads up to the sniper point. Get on top of the wall by going up the dirt mound on your left. Follow the wall until you reach the floating skull called "Angry". This skull makes enemies fire at a faster rate.
Contributed by: Neo Alucard X
After you get off of the slowly decending elevator in "The Oracle", you will come to a hallway where you see a handful of dead bodies. Continue into the next room, and you will be on the second floor of a room that has windows. When you enter this room, look to the right, and find the third pane of glass. It should be to the right of a wall that has some flood guts splattered on it. Shoot out this window, and either window directly across the room. If you look below you will see a platform that has four tall posts. On the far side of the room there is a column that is right in between the two windows, on the far side of the room. Turn on your active camo, and jump to the center platform. Jump on either of the posts on the far side of the platform and jump to the column between the windows. Make another jump through the window you shot out and make a left. Walk all the way to the end and you'll find four flood elites convulsing on the floor, with the Famine skull in the middle of them. When you have this skull all weapons will have less ammo.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
In "Sacred Icon" there is a semi outdoor area which has the same type of area right next to it. There is a large sentinal in front of each one. Go past this area and down the piston and you'll be in a vary dark and dank flood infested area. There's a stack of 6 or 7 boxes as you enter the room. Use them to jump up to the landing above. There are a handful of alcoves on your right hand side. The skull is in the third alcove, floating above a dead human flood.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
At the start of "Quarantine Zone" on Legendary difficulty turn directly around, and you should see a tunnel. Head down the tunnel and go straight until you exit it. Go straight across the open area, and you'll come across a broken pipe tunnel on your right. Straight in front of you is a small ledge running across the wall, above the green pit. Carefully get onto that small ledge and walk all the way to the end of the ledge to find the Sputnik skull. In this mode explosion force and melee force is greater.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
At the begining "Armory" wait in the room until the Sarge starts telling you to get into the elevator. You MUST wait for him to say "Would it help if I said please?" When he says this, get into the elevator and go down to the tram. Get on the tram and face towards the INSIDE of the building. Press up against the glass doors towards the inside of the building. You should hold 'X' down, and you should pick up the skull. It's on a stack of green crates, near the end of the tram ride.
Contributed by: snakerulezraidonsuks
On the level "Cario Station" on legendary, make your way to the "Priority Shift" checkpoint. Progress until the room with mounted plasma turrets, right after the armory with the Elites. Clear out this room, and get on the raised area with the plasma turret that is on the side of the wall where the window curves. Look for two parallel beams on the ledge above. Climb up the supports for these beams and crouch jump up onto the upper ledge, then onto the beams themselves. Walk in the direction you came from and there will be a small ledge sticking out to the left, jump on it and pick up the Thunderstorm Skull from inside the trash container. This turns all Covenants into their spec ops rank.
Contributed by: Harvest Master
On the level Midship, go to the top where the sword spawns. Now walk to the doorway which doesnt have a big roof. Look up and you should see an outline of a bunny!
Contributed by: frenticROCKS
Why am I here? Message in Beaver Creek
This easter egg is very simple. Go to beaver creek. Run to where the sniper rifle spawns. Jump up on to the ledge in front of you and push all of the rocks down. When you push the big rock down loook at the wall that was behind of it. If you look carefully, you should see "Why am I here?" Scratched in to the wall. (Note: if you can not see it then back away from the wall some and it should look much clearer.)
Contributed by: Super Luigi Bros
Sign on Zanzibar
On the beach on Zanzibar, you will see signs that say NO SWIMMING. Well, go to your xbox dashboard, go to the Settings, Clock, and change every number you can to 7 , then pop Halo 2 back into your xbox and load it up. WARNING: Do not sign into XBoxLive, it resets your clock. Now go to Split-Screen and start a game on Zanzibar. Go to the beach and look at the sign, it will mention something is missing, and there is a bloody dog's head.
Contributed by: Creeping Death341
First start going torwards the blind skull way but when you go up there take a left instead of a right and jump on the ledge, then crouch jump on top of another ledge (which would be right above the wreckage) then jump on the ledge across the wreckage then continue the pathway intill you reach the area with the sword sticking out of the ground (It's inside a broken rooftop), right next to it is a rock with the word REX written on it.
Contributed by: dylanthechosenone
Giant Soccer Ball
It's on the level "Metropolis" on any difficulty I do believe. Use the same method to get a Banshee through the tunnels as you would if you were getting the Scarab Gun. (See the corresponding cheat for more details)Now take your Banshee away from that half-dome thing and fly through the level using the same path you would as if you were walking. Once you get to the highway where the Warthogs are fighting the Ghosts, keep flying straight toward the half-demolished building. Fly into it and go to the bottom level. Behold! A giant soccer ball! It's great fun to mess around with, especially if you have the Scarab gun.
Contributed by: The Return of Hylian
Zanibar Computer Screen
On Zanzibar, after you open the gate the computer screen (used to open the gate) changes. When you zoom in on the words you can read how to fix your computer and some other gags
Contributed by: Dukenuke001
Messages on the bomb
If you play multiplayer and hide with the bomb, then you probably have noticed this already. If you stand somewhere long enough, the mastercheif will start to toss the bomb up and catch it. Eventually he will examine the bomb, and you can read what it says on the bottom. One message is "goodbye" and another is "xoxoxoxo".
Contributed by: e_tram
The Face of Chris
On the map Containment, get a sniper rifle and go anywhere where you can see the part of the Halo in the sky that's closest to the Sun Base (the base with orange-yellow glowing buildings). Zoom in with the sniper on the part of the halo that's just below where it begins to get dark. In the clouds you should be able to see the face of Chris Carney (grinning happily), one of Bungie's developers.
Contributed by: SilentOblivion
Weird Window Reflections on Headlong
In Headlong, grab a banshee and fly to the part of the level with water. On the same side as the Warthogs spawn, almost at the end of the level itself, there are some windows. Look closely at them, they aren't reflecting the other side of the level, but showing concept art for Halo 2. (A would-be human city at night)
Contributed by: Kou_Slayer
Multiplayer Map- Foundation via Xbox Live
Bungie has decided to give the multiplayer map to anyone who signs on via Xbox Live. You will be prompted with an update as soon as you try to sign on. The update will unlock the map, improve support for 480p resolution display's, and speed up wait times in matchmaking.
Contributed by: Jon3185
Walkthroughs & FAQs
Halo 2 Cheats For PC
Obtain the ''Silent But Deadly'' achievement effortlessly.
Find any level with a grunt or two sleeping, or even an enemy around that can be easily assassinated from behind without alerting anyone around (This enemy should preferably be right after a checkpoint). After you've done this, assassinate them. Be sure to hit the enemy with the reticule not directly on the enemy, as there is no chance for the enemy to fire a few shots off while dying and alerting others nearby. Once you've successfully killed the enemy/enemies, reload to the last checkpoint. From there, just find those enemies again and kill them as before. Keep doing this until you get the achievement, but without getting caught in between loads.It seems that the game has a glitch, which doesn't reset the "kills without being caught" meter at every reload. May as well exploit it.
Contributed by: halo824
Complete the following tasks to earn the desired achievement. Note that these only work on the PC version; they will NOT work in the Xbox version.
Code Effect Complete each level (seperate achievements) on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. There are 13 levels (not counting tutorial) for a total of 390 points. (Campaign level goes here) (30 each) Complete the game on Normal difficulty Warrior (100) Complete the game on Heroic difficulty Hero (50) Complete the game on Legendary difficulty Legend (50) Aquire the Scrab gun on the Metropolis level King of the Scrab (20) Kill 7 enemies in a row without being spotted Slient but Deadly (20) Complete any level without dying. The tutorial level does not count. Demon (25) Kill an enraged, berserk Brute by melee Go Ape Shiv (20) Stick an opponent (MP) with a plasma grenade and blow them up Stick It (5) Kill the sword carrier Counterpoint (5) Steal an occupied vehicle from an opponent and take it over Carjacking (5) Play every default map and stay in the game until it's over Violent Cartographer (25) Play every game variant, with at least 3 other players, until the end of the game Rainman (25) Kill 2 opponents within 4 seconds Double Kill (20) 3 opponents Triple Kill (20) 4 opponents Killtacular (20) Kill 5 opponents in a row in the same game, without dying Killing Spree (20) 10 opponents, same condition Running Riot (20) Run over, hit and kill an opponent with a vehicle Roadkill (10) Hit and kill an opponent from behind Bonecracker (10) Melee an opponent from behind Assassin (10) Kill the sword carrier, after he/she has killed 5 or more opponents in a row with the sword Skewer Stopper (20) End someone's killing spree. Vigilante (10) Blow up the Banshee in flight while manned, with grenades or the rocket launcher Air Traffic Control (20) Get awarded at least 8 different medals in one non-team game Decorated Soldier (10) In a non-team game, kill 5 people by melee, from behind Ninja (20) If you know someone in the game who has completed the game on Legendary, then kill him. Hired Gun (20)
Contributed by: tjoeb123