Monday, September 27, 2010

The Invisble Elite at the Beginning of Winter Contingency

Here I am, playing Winter Contingency - the second mission of Halo: Reach - on Legendary to go for the Flawless Cowboy commendation, and I notice a figure off in the distance running from the distress beacon. I pop off a few shots from my pistol, and, to my amazement, a shield appeared over the creature, and it's outline was an elite.

I almost shat bricks.

I restarted the mission and gave haste with the Sprint ability. I was able to get closer and closer, and pop some more rounds off. This time, I was able to deplete his shields, but only right before he disappeared. That's right, this son of a bitch disapparated right in front of my eyes.

I opened up File Share, and this is where I discovered that, yes, it was an Elite (as you can see above) and he did disappear, just before you head through one house to get to the one where Jun drops off at and opens the door to find refugees.

I've got a video of it, but since I don't have a Bungie Pro account, all you can do is download it to your fileshare and view it while playing Reach.

Despite me thinking that this is ZOMG material, it actually isn't. This Elite holds a Data Pad, the one that is tied to this level on Legendary (there are Data Pads that will only appear on Legendary difficulty). This Data Pad that he holds - only seen while his active camo is, well, active - is Winter Contingency's Legendary Data Pad.

Oh well. It was cool for a little bit. I actually thought there would be hidden creatures, like the monkey men from Halo 3.