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The Master Chief Collection game manual was posted a while ago on xboxlive.com, and included a full list of all the MCC Skulls, and Halo 2: Anniversary Skulls. There's also some other information I'll touch on... but first we'll start with Skulls:

 

 

- Most of the pre-order Skulls are now unlocked in the MCC (except for Feather, which is exclusive until March 27th it seems). Bandanna, Boom, Bonded Pair, Pinata, and Grunt Funeral are now unlocked.

- All the skulls from the previous games are making a return with a few new ones for Halo 2.

- The original skulls in Halo 2 are still there, and are listed below along with the other Skulls. Most of the original skulls in Halo 2 require you to play on Legendary to find.

- You can use skulls with 0.00x multiplier (like Bandanna, and Scarab) to find skulls in the Campaigns, and still get achievements for them.

- The skulls hidden on the Mythic maps in Halo 3 are still there, and can be found in Forge mode.

- The Grunt Funeral skull is not hidden in CE since it was pre-order DLC, and therefore does not have an achievement tied to it.

- Most skulls spanning across Halo: CE, 2, and 3 will unlock achievements once found. Halo 4 has no skull finding achievements (since there's no skulls hidden in it's campaign).

- All of the Skulls are unlocked from the start except for the "Swarm" Skull in Halo 2.

- You can now toggle Halo 4 skulls in Spartan Ops.

- Skulls with a Score Multiplier of 0, when activated, cannot earn you specific Achievements in the MCC (such as the Scarab & Bandanna Skulls).

 

For a list of all the pre-order bonuses head here: http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/35475-halo-the-master-chief-collection-pre-order-skulls-and-bonuses/

 

 

All Skulls in the MCC list that are Pre-Order bonuses & miscellaneous offers will be denoted by a ***. All original Halo 2 Skulls that can be found in the Campaign will be denoted by this color, and every other skull will be this color.

 

 

All the Master Chief Collection Skulls & LASO Playlists:

 

 

HALO: CE: Anniversary

  • Bandanna: Infinite ammo and grenades. Where's the bandanna? Under your helmet of course.
  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy. Why? Magnets.
  • Boom: The damage radius of explosives is doubled. This also affects chain-reaction explosions!
  • Eye Patch: Aim assist is disabled for all weapons. You'll miss it when it's gone.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition. The Feast Skull was cut.
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Foreign: You cannot pick up or use Covenant weapons.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Landing a headshot on Grunts will release confetti, cheers, and invisible rainbows.
  • Grunt Funeral: Grunt bodies explode like a Plasma Grenade. Methane + ? = Boom.
  • Iron: Dying in solo play forces you to restart from the beginning of the level. In co-op, if any player dies you all are sent back to the last saved checkpoint. May result in damaged friendships.
  • Malfunction: A HUD element will disappear at every respawn.
  • Mythic: All Covenant enemies have twice the health, and Sentinels are given energy shields.
  • Pinata: Punching enemies will cause grenades to drop. Don't think too much about where they were stored.
  • Recession: Every shot uses two ammo. It's simple Halonomics.

 

HALO 2: ANNIVERSARY

  • Anger (Angry): Enemies fire weapons much more aggressively. The Covenant discovered they have infinite ammo, and they want to show off.
  • Assassins: All enemies are cloaked. Covenant Ninja Academy, class of 2552.
  • Bandanna: Unlimited ammo and grenades. You must wear a bandana in real life.
  • Blind: Your HUD disappears and your weapon does not display. The perils of being made by the lowest bidder.
  • Boom: All explosion physics impulses are increased. Glorious science!
  • Bonded Pair (Co-Op Only): When one player dies, the other receives a 100% damage boost for 60 seconds.
  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy. Perk up your shield’s spirit by dispensing two-fisted cyborg justice.
  • Catch: Enemies throw more grenades. Down in front!
  • Envy: The Chief has Active Camo and the Arbiter gets a flashlight. Not fair!
  • Eye Patch: Disables auto-aim. We recommend adjusting your controller sensitivity.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have significantly less ammo. Budget cuts.
  • *** Feather: All melee strikes impart additional force. Pow!
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled. Keep your eyes sharp.
  • Foreign: You cannot pick up Covenant weapons. Union rules.
  • Ghost: Allies and enemies no longer flinch, meaning they shoot more often. No pain, firepower gain.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Grunt headshots release party favors. ‘Nuff said.
  • Grunt Funeral: Grunts explode after death. Oh, the humanity!
  • Iron: Don’t die. Playing solo you have to start the mission over. In co-op you’re all sent back to the last checkpoint.
  • IWHBYD: Rare dialog is more common, and vice versa. Did he really just say that?
  • Jacked: You can only pilot a vehicle by hijacking it. Video games made you do it.
  • Malfunction: Each death removes a random element of your HUD. You didn’t want that shield indicator anyways … right?
  • Masterblaster (Co-Op Only): One player has recharging overshields and can only melee. The second player has no shields, but infinite ammo. Roles switch after a random number of kills. Who runs Mombasa-town?
  • Mythic: Enemies have increased health and shields. Covenant forces have been bulking up.
  • Pinata: Enemies drop a plasma grenade when you hit them with a melee attack. Smack, shield crack, and grenade pop.
  • Prophet Birthday Party: Every smack to the Prophet of Regret’s face is accompanied by epic Steve Vai guitar licks and lightning bolts.
  • Recession: Every shot uses two ammo. The ammo usage has been altered, pray we don’t alter it further.
  • Scarab: All player-held weapons fire the Scarab Gun beam.
  • SO... ANGRY…: Enraged Brutes will explode shortly after enraging. The secret is, they’re always angry.
  • Sputnik: Mass of all objects is reduced. Combine with Boom and Feather for maximum enjoyment.
  • Straking: Your shields constantly decay, but recharge a bit after each enemy kill. There’s an invisible energy vampire stuck on your back. His name is Ed.
  • Swarm: Let go my golo! Hunters are even more robust and deal extra damage with attacks.

Swarm is unlocked after you watch all five episodes of Halo: Nightfall on the Halo Channel and complete the associated challenges.

  • That’s Just… Wrong (Unamed Skull / Whuppopotamus): Enemies have a cyborg-detecting sixth sense.

The original Halo 2 Skulls, when picked up, revealed the name of the skull on the HUD in-game. One of them however does not do this, and is unnamed in-game. It's file is named Whuppopotamus in the game code though. The english unicode of the Xbox version of Halo 2 gives it a description of: "That's Just... Wrong" hence it's confirmation of it being the That's Just... Wrong Skull listed in the Game Manual.

 

  • They Come Back: Infection Forms that reanimate a corpse are much stronger than normal. Clean up any bodies before that happens.
  • Thunderstorm: Field promotions for every enemy in the Chief’s path. So who’s ready for LASO now?!

 

HALO 3

  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy.
  • Blind: Your HUD display is disabled. Count your bullets.
  • Catch: Friends and foes throw - and drop - more grenades. You've been warned.
  • Cowbell: Physics impulse of melee and explosions is increased. You wanted more, you got it.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition.
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Landing a headshot on Grunts with a precision weapon reveals their skull contained confetti and cheers. Hurray!
  • Iron: Dying in solo play forces you to restart from the beginning of the level. In co-op, if any player dies you all are sent back to the last saved checkpoint.
  • IWHBYD: Rare dialog is more common, and vice versa. Some things just can't be un-heard . . .
  • Mythic: All Covenant enemies have twice the health and shields.
  • Thunderstorm: Enemies are promoted to the highest rank. You'll also encounter more shields on Flood Elites and Sentinels.
  • Tilt: Enemy resistances and weaknesses are amplified. For example, shields and armor take more damage from plasma, but are further hardened against projectiles.
  • Tough Luck: Enemies will evade grenades and projectile attacks more skillfully. Brutes and Grunts are significantly more reckless when their backs are to the wall.

 

HALO 4

  • Black Eye: Shields don't recharge unless you melee enemies. Biff! Kapow!
  • Blind: Your HUD display is disabled, and your first-person arms and weapons are invisible.
  • Catch: Enemies throw more grenades. Take cover!
  • Cloud: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Cowbell: The force of explosions is increased.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Headshotting hapless Grunts results in a HAPPY BOOM TIME!
  • Iron: Solo - Restart mission on death. Co-Op - Back to previous checkpoint on death.
  • IWHBYD: Rare combat dialog is more common.
  • Mythic: All enemies have increased health.
  • Thunderstorm: Enemies are promoted to the highest rank. Specialists, such as Rangers and Zealots, are not promoted.
  • Tilt: Resistances and weaknesses are amplified for yourself and enemies.
  • Tough Luck: Enemies will never flee, will berserk at the slightest aspersion to their parentage, and dodge projectiles with the greatest of ease.

Each LASO playlist for each Campaign has different Skulls that are allowed to be activated for completion (and to get Achievements for LASO). I assume you will be able to turn on more Skulls if you wish.

 

As stated above, skulls with 0 Score Multiplier (like Scarab) won't net you achievements on LASO difficulty.

 

 

Halo CE: Anniversary

  • Black Eye, Boom, Fog, Eye Patch, Foreign, Famine, Malfunction, Recession

Halo 2: Anniversary

  • Anger, Assassins, Black Eye, Blind, Boom, Catch, Fog, Eye Patch, Famine, Iron, Jacked, Malfunction, Masterblaster, Mythic, Recession, SO... ANGRY..., Streaking, That's Just... Wrong, They Come Back, Thunderstorm

Halo 3

  • Black Eye, Blind, Catch, Cowbell, Famine, Fog, Grunt Birthday Party, Iron, IWHBYD, Mythic, Thunerstorm, Tilt, Tough Luck

Halo 4

  • Black Eye, Blind, Catch, Fog, Cowbell, Famine, Iron, Mythic, Thunderstorm, Tilt, Tough Luck

 

 

Miscellaneous information from the Game Manual:

 

- Specializations for Halo 4 are gone. The Specialization exclusive armor & skins are unlocked from the start.

- All 5 Loadouts, and Loadout items for Halo 4 are unlocked from the start. Specialization Loadout Perk exclusive items are also unlocked.

- The 3 add-on Perks for Halo 4 don't seem to be included from the start.

- Theater is only available for Halo 2: Anniversary (I'm not sure if it's fully there for H2A), Halo 3, and Halo 4 (though the availability to each of those games is questionable). Theater is not in Halo: CE or Halo 2.

- Theater clips cannot be permanently saved to your File Share. You can save clips using Xbox DVR.

- The number of people who can be in a Forge game at a time is maxed at 8.

- A popup to download the Halo Channel app may appear the first time you watch Halo: Nightfall, but it's unknown if you need the app to watch the show.

- Subtitles for all the games can be toggled on or off.

 

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Thoughts?

Sources: XboxLive.com, Halo4Nation

https://dlassets-ssl.xboxlive.com/public/content/f33009f4-14ff-4821-94e3-c3573c868c2e/GameManual/97d0359f-4eb2-45ea-af0d-bd3f90529585/en-US/index.html#TOC

http://halo4nation.com/master-chief-collection/halo-2-anniversary-skulls-list/

 

 



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Some of them skulls are going to produce some interesting results! Nice article Turkey.

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Sweet. I really enjoyed collecting all these skulls, looking forward to doing it with remastered graphics. ;)

 

Great work Turkey Destruct. Keep up the good news. :D

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As if Halo 2 LASO wasn't already going to be hard enough. sheesh.

 

nice report.

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What if... the Swarm Skull has more to do with Nightfall than we think?

 

Think about it. Swarm. What appeared in the Nightfall Trailer? A Swarm of... some worm like creatures that were joined together... that fit strikingly with Lekgolo worms that make up Hunters (the bread and butter of the Swarm Skull).

 

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I'm calling that these things are Lekgolo.

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Updated the MCC Skulls list to differentiate the original Halo 2 skulls from the H2A skulls, and added a note by skulls that are pre-order bonuses.

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Where the hell do you get the feather skull? And why isn't there a complete list of where each pre-order skull is from somewhere?

 

 

 

 

 

People should get a cash prize for completing Halo 2 LASO.

 
Yeah, I'm not doing any of them. Requiring Blind then telling me I can't use half the other skulls (both new ones and pre-order bonus) is stupid. Reach didn't require Blind for challenges because they knew people hated it. If I wanted to play with no reticule, I'd go play COD. Yes, LASO is supposed to be all skulls on, but that's broken by excluding other skulls anyway.

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Where the hell do you get the feather skull? And why isn't there a complete list of where each pre-order skull is from somewhere?

 

Because allot of retailers each have their own preorder deal, and it would take ALLOT to do them all. I do have a preorder skulls list, but it's an old thread and I'd have to go back to update it.

 

I honestly don't know where Feather is an exclusive at. Bravo on Waypoint listed it as an exclusive, so I changed the skulls description.

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Ok SD. I don't know if you know this or not, but what skulls in H2A have to be turned on to complete LASO. All originals, all NEW and original, or all in general including Pre order skulls?

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Ok SD. I don't know if you know this or not, but what skulls in H2A have to be turned on to complete LASO. All originals, all NEW and original, or all in general including Pre order skulls?

 

I think the skulls listed are the ones that are allowed to be turned on to legitimately complete LASO. I thought you had to turn them on. I updated the thread accordingly.

 

Where the hell do you get the feather skull? And why isn't there a complete list of where each pre-order skull is from somewhere?

 

 

 

I found out where Feather is from: 

 

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I think the skulls listed are the ones that are allowed to be turned on to legitimately complete LASO. I thought you had to turn them on. I updated the thread accordingly.

 

I found out where Feather is from: 

 

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Ok, but who sells those? I don't see it on Amazon and it's ******** me off.

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Ok, but who sells those? I don't see it on Amazon and it's ******* me off.

 

It's on a regular Xbox Live Gold Membership Gift card, which I believe is sold at Gamestop (and allot of other retailers).

I updated the thread to include a link to all the Preorder bonus deals: http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/35475-halo-the-master-chief-collection-pre-order-skulls-and-bonuses/

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It's on a regular Xbox Live Gold Membership Gift card, which I believe is sold at Gamestop (and allot of other retailers).

I updated the thread to include a link to all the Preorder bonus deals: http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/35475-halo-the-master-chief-collection-pre-order-skulls-and-bonuses/

 

Yet, not one online retailer mentions it. Nobody is even selling that code on ebay. Will I find it on the shelf somewhere this weekend or will they not be out until Tuesday? This skull is supposedly exclusive until March 2015, unlike the others.

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- It is currently unknown if select CE Skulls will be unlocked from the start, or included with the Pre-Order bonuses from different retailers.

 

 

All the Master Chief Collection Skulls & LASO Playlists:

 

 

HALO: CE

  • *** Bandanna: Infinite ammo and grenades. Where's the bandanna? Under your helmet of course.
  • Black Eye: Your shields will only recharge after you melee an enemy. Why? Magnets.
  • *** Boom: The damage radius of explosives is doubled. This also affects chain-reaction explosions!
  • Eye Patch: Aim assist is disabled for all weapons. You'll miss it when it's gone.
  • Famine: Dropped weapons have half the ammunition. The Feast Skull was cut.
  • Fog: Your motion tracker is disabled.
  • Foreign: You cannot pick up or use Covenant weapons.
  • Grunt Birthday Party: Landing a headshot on Grunts will release confetti, cheers, and invisible rainbows.
  • *** Grunt Funeral: Grunt bodies explode like a Plasma Grenade. Methane + ? = Boom.
  • Iron: Dying in solo play forces you to restart from the beginning of the level. In co-op, if any player dies you all are sent back to the last saved checkpoint. May result in damaged friendships.
  • Malfunction: A HUD element will disappear at every respawn.
  • Mythic: All Covenant enemies have twice the health, and Sentinels are given energy shields.
  • *** Pinata: Punching enemies will cause grenades to drop. Don't think too much about where they were stored.
  • Recession: Every shot uses two ammo. It's simple Halonomics.

 

I'm having a problem understanding this. I loaded up Silent Cartographer on Halo CE and got the Bandana skull. Beat the mission. The bandana skull doesn't appear when I'm selecting a stage on Halo CE. So these skulls are only here to collect and not use?

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I'm having a problem understanding this. I loaded up Silent Cartographer on Halo CE and got the Bandana skull. Beat the mission. The bandana skull doesn't appear when I'm selecting a stage on Halo CE. So these skulls are only here to collect and not use?

 

Seems that's so. The Preorder Skulls will be available to everyone on December 12th: a month away. :wacko:

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Most of my game is missing. Remastered maps aren't there nor the halo3 or 4 maps. Forge and Theatre mode is also unavailable. I already reinstalled the game. Do I need an internet connection because all of this was done offline. I m also unable to connect to the internet at my house. Anyone that knows anything or that has a way to contact 343 for more information please help. I have heard that people can play all of this stuff locally.

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Most of my game is missing. Remastered maps aren't there nor the halo3 or 4 maps. Forge and Theatre mode is also unavailable. I already reinstalled the game. Do I need an internet connection because all of this was done offline. I m also unable to connect to the internet at my house. Anyone that knows anything or that has a way to contact 343 for more information please help. I have heard that people can play all of this stuff locally.

 

This is not the thread to post such a question like that, so I urge you make a standalone topic over in the Master Chief Collection area of the Forum.

 

You can contact 343i on HaloWaypoint via the Forums, or via Email.

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Updated the thread to include new ingormation as well as correcting old information.


 


5 of the Pre-Order Skulls have been listed as unlocked for everyone with 1 still locked.


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