is continued from "The Bottom of Halo."
you've been following "The Bottom of Halo" up to this point, I
think you had better be sitting down when you read all of this. Actually,
take some tranquilizers and strap yourself to the chair. With your hands
tied, use your mouth to manipulate the mouse; it will also help to keep you
from biting off your own tongue when you get near the middle of this page...
following three movies show a very odd discovery while exploring the
bottom; If you release the banshee and allow it to travel along the
invisible wall to the left, it will reach an invisible corner and begin to climb!
why did the banshee climb up the wall? How could I park the warthogs
like that (in the third video)? How did I get from the very bottom to the
The back wall is sloped all the way from the bottom to the top of the level.
back wall is sloped all the way from the bottom to the top of
I say "top of the level," I don't mean the ceiling. I
mean the area that you can reach in a warthog by driving up the hillside.
I say "sloped," I mean a slanted wall that a warthog can drive
down. Such a wall can be seen in "Below the
Lightbridge in Level Two."
just get to it:
to Get to the Bottom
The blue beam fires every 15 seconds. If you are not in a "safe"
area, you will be frozen.
You can do this in co-op or single player. Drive the warthog up the hillside
where the rock meets the grass. The warthog will move up the hill very
After the warthog begins to move quickly again, turn the hog to the right
and head for a v-shaped part of the hillside where the hog can rest without
sliding down the hill. Look at the blue beam...
Eleven seconds after the blue beam fires, begin driving for the edge of the
rocky area up and to the left.
driving along the top of the rocky area and head for another v-shaped grassy
area. The blue beam should fire, and you should freeze and begin to slide
down the hill. The beam will fire again and you will regain control of
the warthog (if you slid down far enough... but not too far.) After you
regain control, drive up a little, and then over to the left and
down. There will be a large flat area where the warthog can rest and
not be frozen. Watch the blue beam again.
Thirteen seconds after the blue beam fires, begin driving up and to the
right. The hillside will have a defined edge. Turn left (going
straight up/ out of the map) after the edge and head for the un-textured
area of the map. If you get out into the un-textured area without freezing,
you are in good shape.
attention to the sky-scape in the background (since there's no visible
the warthog to the left after reaching what seems to be a wall/big bumps,
and head for the left side of the planet. You will hit another wall (this
time it usually feels like a flat wall.. because it is.) Now turn left some
more and head for the right side of the halo/ left side of the clouds.
The hog should feel like it is rubbing against the flat wall, but still
going fairly fast. Keep driving till you get close to the corner.
The corner you are looking for is approx. 513.1m from the nav point (it will
actually be less when sitting in the hog.) The hog will freeze if you are in
the 470's when the blue beam fires. This all means that you have to learn to
stop driving at around 490m from the nav. point, because if you cut it
too long or too short, you're in trouble.
When you are close to the corner, aim the hog at the spot shown in the sixth
image below. Basically, it has to be hitting nearly perpendicular to the
wall, but moving to the left very slowly. Keep driving full force into the
wall, don't take your thumb off "forward" and don't change
you will drop off the edge, and land on the slope. If you hit the edge
correctly (by driving in the correct direction,) you will land on the
slope in the warthog and ride to the bottom of halo.
on getting out of halo without freezing was first
provided by Darkhelmet.)