Nope, not a typo. Halo THREE. Turns out there’s been a hidden Easter Egg in Halo that no one has found, until now.
Halo 3 developers have been asked about their favorite Easter Eggs in the game before, and this particular one has been teased at before, but no one knew what exactly it was. On a segment called Mail Sack, Bungie employees took community questions and one of them caught many people’s eye
Q: Are there any Easter eggs from your past games that surprised you at how quickly they were found or any that surprised you at how long they took to find?
A: Definitely the IWHBYD skull in H3. But you cheated. There is one Easter egg in Halo 3 that I don’t think anyone has found – I stumbled across it in code a while back. It only happens on a specific day…so good luck.
And then later on, this one popped up
Q: What is your proudest moment in your time at Bungie?
A: Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the halo 3 loading screen for her – the one that nobody has found yet.
It’s been 7 years, but it’s been found. Here’s how to do the trick, from LordZedd, Nowise10, LeGiiTXSLaYeR and Rhys Weir
On December 25th, if a player holds down both Thumbsticks, th.e loading screen will zoom out giving you a wider view of the Halo ring. Problem is, no one knew what purpose this actually served, well… until now.
You’re probably wondering what that does, well. Here you go
If you can’t quite manage to notice, while the Halo loads, some words appear. “Happy Birthday, Lauren!”. Yep, this guy coded in a birthday greeting for his wife in Halo 3. Talk about heartwarming!
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