Halo 3: content rumors confirmed!

Edit: for higher resolution pics click here!

A lot of Halo 3 content has been found due to a glitch in the beta and hackers looking into the code, but the latest issue of Gamepro has confirmed many of the features that have been discovered.


  • Magnum – The Magnum is much improved since Halo 2, dishing out slower, more punishing shots. But it’s still not back to Halo 1 strength, as the clip currently carries just eight rounds and you can’t zoom in. Still a nice, precise choice for dual-wield combos.
  • Energy Sword – The infamous Sword gets two tweaks aimed at balancing its overwhelming power. One change is a brief weapon-switch delay. The second adjustment is more controversial: the Energy Sword now has an ammo meter that depletes with each attack, which keeps players from hoarding it indefinitely.


  • Wraith – The lumbering Covenant Wraith returns with a new player-operated secondary turret. It’s helpful for driving off boarding attempts.
  • Brute Chopper – This ugly, jagged Brute Chopper looks like something Firefly’s Reavers might drive into battle. Its twin cannons nad heavy, blade-like chassis can pulverize lesser vehicles in a nanosecond.


  • Radar Jammer – Hurl this item into a fight and watch as chaos and confusion engulf friend and foe alike. The jammer scrambles the radar of all nearby players and triggers disco-like light flashes to further disorient your prey.


  • Shrine – A UNSC battle cruiser looms menacingly over Shrine’s sprawling sand dunes. Shrine is the largest map ever to appear in a Halo game, so Bungie put a key emphasis on vehicle-on-vehicle combat. Shrine has few ties to older Halo 2 maps, but its massive size recalls Relic.
  • Epitaph – Epitaph is an arcane Forerunner cathedral-like structure that towers above the surrounding wasteland. The central killing floor is crisscrossed with elevated walkways, exterior hallways, and lifts. It’s a spiritual successor to Halo 2 maps like Colossus, Gemini, and Midship.
  • Last Resort – Zanzibar, one of Halo 2’s most beloved maps, has been rebuilt and rechristened Last Resort for Halo 3. This industrial site is almost twice as big, with a less cluttered internal layout and more paths into the flag room.
  • Secret Map – Bungie sneakily sent us two mysterious concept paintings labeled only as “Work in Progress Map.” We see the icey motif and pray for a new Lockout, but only Bungie knows the truth.


  • Create a Spartan:
    • Tired of staring at Master Chief’s ugly mug? Halo 3’s online mode offers new armor permutations that allow players to customize their personas from head to toe. Will the Covenant Elite player models be eligible for similar upgrades? Only Bungie knows.


The armors were discovered just a week ago, i believe. They found the names of the armors to be Cobra, Intruder, Ninja and Regulator. The images seem to be taken with the camera phone, but you can make out what things look like. Some looked so bad i didn’t even want to add them.

 [via gamefaq]

– Jerome “the360loop” Francisco –


8 Responses to “Halo 3: content rumors confirmed!”

  1. 1 Ray May 29, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I’ll believe it when I see it in the game, or when Bungie confirms it this.

  2. 2 the360loop May 29, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    yeah, its hard to believe a lot of things that people say, but this, this is real. These are crappy pictures taken out of gamepro. just wait a couple days or something. i bet someone will have much better scans of them.

  3. 3 howhuh May 30, 2007 at 9:33 am

    how are we sure this isnt the computer version of halo 2

  4. 4 the360loop May 30, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    at the moment there is no way i can just confirm this myself, since i havent seen the magazine myself. But i do know for sure that gamepro is supposed to cover Halo 3. I am 100% sure this isnt Halo2 for Windows Vista
    I have seen a lot of fake/real pictures and i trust my judgement. The “chopper” was found in the code as a vehicle and as an achievement “board a chopper”. Many have thought it was a helicopter, but that would be too bland of a name for bungie to call vehicle. Chopper for a motorcycle type vehicle is makes much more sense especially since it has a blade-like chassis can pulverize lesser vehicles in a nanosecond. But what i dont understand is that why isnt the vehicle named after an animal like other spartan vehicles. Unless its not a human vehicle.
    The pictures are in crappy resolutions, but the images on the pages are obviously not. They could have easily have taken a picture of just the chopper or just the radar jammer, but you can see other things in the picture. Like the banshee and the trip mine. All in detail and all placed around a page like Gamepro does sometimes when covering big games.

  5. 5 lolo May 30, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    CHe, no te entiendo una mierda lo que decis, podrias ser mas especifico?. Bueno, gracia viteh.

  6. 6 Guy June 1, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    You’d have to be pretty retarded to think its fake.

  7. 7 Bill Compton June 4, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

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