Early this morning a multitude of new information was revealed about Halo 3 due to an article in Gamepro. The user who found it included plenty of pictures, but unfortunately they were very low resolution and not great quality.

However, more have now been posted, and this time they are full scans, and are much higher quality. Halo 3 is shaping up to be a very good game, and every new bit of information makes it look even more awesome.

Here they are, 14 glorious pictures of the biggest game this year (click them for high resolution):


Some of the missing information has been posted (although no scans yet). There isn’t much that we didn’t already know, but here it is anyway:

  • Single Player

  • Xbox Live

  • Brute Force

61 Responses to “High resolution scans of Gamepro’s Halo 3 article [UPDATE]”

Alice Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

Holy freaking hell this is amazing!
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FloProjek.com Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Awesome customization!
Kand Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Somehow I felt no surprise…just like when I bought and played Halo.

Jim Leavene Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Sorry but I worked on this game and because MS decreased the development time required, this version of Halo should be left behind. Bad frame rates and texture maps just make this game not playable.
Dexter345 Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Get to da high resolution choppa!
Rico Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 11:36 pm

To Jim – Obviously you have not played the multiplayer beta. With over 3 months to polish, this game will be amazing!
bernie Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 6:11 am

Jim, if you were any good at your job you would still be working on this title.

Back to reality – The new features look fantastic, really looking forward to this game!
efebei Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 7:14 am

Where are the other scans? You can see in the second one that there are many other pages talking about campaign mode and xbox live stuff. I want them!
LastRequest Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 8:07 am

Why didnt they mention the Warthog under “Vehicles” XD

The Beta is nice, but I wish it had local play…But this game will be awesome anyways.
Helljester360 Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 8:58 am

Bottom Moon calling Jim,…Come in Jim,…Houston i think we lost him!

HALO3 BETA: Well were to start looks and plays great as the clues in the title (BETA), but like some above said “alot can change in 3 months” and has anyone even heared when it gose gold?
Graphics: For thoughs moaning aboult “how it looks like halo2″, stop being a cheapscate and go buy your selfs a HDTV a play like a REAL GAMER!
ONLINE: As im using a shite 1mb BT ADSL line atm i must say the have doen the work, its a lots less laggy then halo2 and i mean alot, but it is Halo so expect them teeth grinding sessions of blasting repeating headshot in to some to have them turn around and kill you,…ahhhh halo!
Napuja Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 12:50 pm


This looks wowtastic!

Also noteworthy- kudos to zizzy for writing a far-reaching article! There are a lot of unfamiliar posters here!
Nathan B. Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Jim: “MS decreased the development time required”

Awesome. If they decreased the development time required they’ll be ahead of schedule.

jarobe Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 5:03 pm

I think there are a few pages missing? And they said they had 2 concept paintings of the secret level but yet the only show us one?
Blastermega Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 5:14 pm

The secret map is a destroyed version of the Halo 2 Campaign mode map “Metropolis”. I heard that it will be a LONG broken bridge but no water, and a lot of tunnels and stuff. It is supposed to be as big as shrine, but, even though it won’t be as big, it will have a crapload of dark underground tunnels. Sounds great 4 CTF, eh? (Until some noob starts whining that he’s getting his ass kicked)
jarobe Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 5:28 pm

What about all the ice stuff? maybe it got colder?
Ben Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 6:59 pm

sweet jesus…….thank god i resurved halo 3 cuz people will trample others, kill each other, and to some extent team kill for this awsome game
Ben Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 7:00 pm

oh and by the way, the customization is $W33T
Ben Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 7:03 pm

hey and if anyone has xbox live send me a freind request im SNIPERBEN4 (case sensitive)……W00T HALO frickin 3
A.C. Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 7:09 pm

looks as if jim could not add 8 and 8 !
RancidUser Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 8:52 pm

wow this is great info, looks like halo 3 will be amazing, not that i had any doubts 😉
F2D Says:
May 31st, 2007 at 9:46 pm

This game is gonna be awesome. ITs just a beta, things can change and will change. There are tons of surprises left especially in the single player, and multi-player will just be worked on to perfection even more because of the beta. And the graphics, stop complaining. for those who complain, use your eyes, the graphics are better, models are better, environments are much better. If you expected Gears of war like graphics then play that game, This is halo and they have to stick to the same art style and design. And the amount of stuff happening in multiplayer and im assuming single player, the graphics hold up very well. Halo fans know the graphics are good. i think they are awesome, has anyone seen the red vs blue episode when they used the halo 3 engine, did u not see the difference, if you didnt then you must be blind. This game will be awesome, no ifs ands or but’s about it. When it does come out all those b*tches who were crying about it will have to give bungie a serious apology for being such a b*tch.
Danny P Says:
June 1st, 2007 at 11:55 am

OMFG that is gonna be the best f*cking game on the f*cking planet. I would do so much for that (nothin gay) i want it so bad but the nu spartans look wierd shame
jimbo Says:
June 1st, 2007 at 12:28 pm

damn those scanner folk! OXM 360 UK is gonna have these pics next week but i can see the NOW!
nick Says:
June 1st, 2007 at 8:00 pm

has anyone texted the number at the bottom yet???
Dan Says:
June 2nd, 2007 at 9:44 am

Oh my god this is going to be amazing! I was playing the beta yesterday and I love the pistols! Me and my friend paul think maybe (if the arbiter/elite main character style is in like halo 2) that the chief will reload faster when dual wielding and the arbiter/elite might be able to dual wield swords. Because judging by the Et Tu Brute vidoc there are going to be elites. It shows one with two swords killing a brute too. And I wonder if when you have the SPI armor (The one with the bigger visor that goes over the top of the head) If you’ll be able to cloak.
brett Says:
June 2nd, 2007 at 11:42 am

i keep texting the number given but i keep getting an errror message saying that the number is not valid. anyone know whats up?
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June 3rd, 2007 at 12:41 am

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June 3rd, 2007 at 12:42 am

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ruggawoo Says:
June 3rd, 2007 at 1:48 am

hmm, the game looks sweet, but that new armor seems kinda weird. am i alone on this?
Patrick Says:
June 3rd, 2007 at 1:55 am

Halo 3 is goin to be great but i can’t wait until halo 4 comes out it is goin to be the shit
Rakka Says:
June 3rd, 2007 at 3:29 am

Patrick .. are you stupid? What part of “Halo 3 will be the grand finale for the series.” Don’t you understand? ‘Nuff said.
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Jordan Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 10:28 am

Bungie has a secret game in the making. there is no name for it yet, or any info on it, just that it is going to be halo based. Anyway, back to the article, the graphics for the halo 3 beta are amazing. I think that the people who whine about the graphics are the people without xbox live who havent actually seen the graphics.
Jordan Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 10:32 am

Oh and also, who agrees that the needler is WAY TO OVERPOWERED? It shoots at least 9 rounds per second and kills anyone with 7 or 8 needles. ITS CRAZY! That is the best weapon in the beta besides the spartan laser.
Shane Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 4:32 pm

yo jordan i think the same, and you have to use it to your advantage. no one in the beta really uses the needeler. my fav weapons are the carbine ( which is also a bit overpowered ) and either shotgun, sniper, or needler. Spartan laser is cool but not that great when in close combat. people are dump when they leave it out and try to use it close combat. gamertag anyone?
Shane Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 4:34 pm

Shane Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 4:35 pm

i dont think there will be a halo 4
Jordan Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

i love the carbine. my favorite weapons are carbine, spartan laser, and dual spikers, and the assualt rifle. sniper also rules, but people usally go straight to the sniper, which is REALLY ANNOYING
zizzy Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 7:33 pm

@Jordan (#35)
Yeah, I actually covered this a while ago. Doesn’t have any information on what it will be though.

@Shane (#39)
Bungie has stated that Halo 3 is the final chapter in the trilogy, so there will not be a Halo 4.
However, there will definitely be more Halo games. First there’s Halo Wars, then Peter Jackson’s unnamed project (not the movie), and then the above, unannounced Halo game.
So while there will be more Halo games, there will not be a “Halo 4.”
zizzy Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Oh yeah, and my gamertag is z1zzy.
Justen Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Wow, thanks for the scans! Now I don’t have to blow 5.99 on a magazine I have never particularly liked. This game IS going to be freaking sweet! I have a 46 1080p aquos, with HDMI from an elite, and this game is simply stunning graphically (and still in the Beta phase). My fave are the intricate designs contained on metal surfaces (Valhalla, look closely at the metal). There are also many other intricate details that I am sure most go without noticing, but they’re there, and add to the complexity of the graphical experience.

Also, I have had the honor of taking a Banshee into outer space in Valhalla (custom games are sweet!). Did you know that Bungie has programmed an atmosphere? Graphically, not literally. When heading up into space (it’s way up there), they sky fades to black and the stars become brighter, all I could say was “Holy Crap!!!!” As you turn back down, besides some crazy visuals, you can see a blue sphere of atmosphere bellow. Sky diving is a heck of allot of fun, but don’t land in the snow, the Guardians will kill you.
Justen Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

P.S. I have the video of my space journey on my file share: redcubelilj is my gamer tag.
Eric Ardros Says:
June 5th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

Well, well… all in all, I’d have to say I really like what they have in store for us with HALO 3.

The new weapon sets are pretty darn kewl, although I have to admit some of the designs for the alternate Spartan MJOLNIR armor look kinda odd. Just doesn’t look right, imho.

Give me the Master Chief’s good ol’ standard USMC-issue armor any day! 😀
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June 6th, 2007 at 7:39 pm

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jope Says:
June 6th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

jope Says:
June 6th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

THis isnt right one of the above pictures labeled halo 3 beta shows custom spartan armor but custom armor isnt in the beta or is that actual halo 3 gameplay just showing the Beta maps? Either way KICK ASS!!!! Also the one of the custom spartan helmet designs is identical to the helmet deigns of the spartans in the new halo book but in the book those were female helmets so does that mean we can customize gender also?
emeeme Says:
June 8th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Those were the helmets for the SPI armour worn by the
spartan IIIs and are non gender specific, like the MJOLNIR armour worn by the spartan IIs
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Excited H4 Fan Says:
June 11th, 2007 at 2:22 am

Oh wow…i am excited for Halo 4! Sure, Halo 3 will be super but 4 will be…well…4 TIMES BETTER! Just thinking about it is like candy for the brain! I betcha anything there will be loads of new weapons, vehicles, maps, aliens, etc. By golly gee wizzers, i just can’t wait! Well i’m gonna go practice H2 so that i can be ready for H4! Thanks team, see ya in the gaming world!!!
Alex Says:
June 11th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

this game looks so f**king awsome i wish i had it right now(although other people do too)and ill play with my friends on xbox live and itll be so F**KING AWSOME,bits
Alex Says:
June 11th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

is anyone posting right now
Jordan Says:
June 18th, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Excited H4 Fan#52 SHUT UP We have stated there will be no Halo 4. So shut up and go spam on another website
jeff Says:
June 24th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Sweet stuff. I like the helmet with the big visor.
Dan Says:
June 26th, 2007 at 11:52 pm

Not gonna lie i know some people are going to b#tch about the armour types and these guys are losers because they do this…. whatever this game is going to be great
July 2nd, 2007 at 3:00 am

spartan 3s own all, ya you all know it there the ones with the full visor.
facaderow Says:
July 3rd, 2007 at 12:29 pm

damn! custom armor looks cool does anyone know if elites will have custom armor
Prophet of Reality Says:
July 13th, 2007 at 1:41 am

The new armor designs were yet another feature bungie added that will go unappreciated, and possibly loathed by players of Halo 3. Especially so hated if any statistical advantages are given to any one set of armor. it would seem possible that the helmet with the large visor would be more penetrable to impact, but it seems as if there is a crease present, signifying another layer of material, perhaps compensating for the lack of metal covering. I would assume that this was a feature again added, much like the emblem feature and further color customization and the ability to play as a Covenant Elite added in Halo 2, to distinguish player from player.

I, personally, prefer playing as an Elite, so I am very excited to hear that armor variants will be availible for the elites as well as spartans. I’m a fan of individuality and customization in any way, and i feel that looking at the same player model every game gets rather old.

As far as the new maps, weapons and vehicles, they all look rather splendid. I stand rather disappointed at some of the features removed from certain weapons, most noteably that the zoom is still removed from the magnum and the non-dual weildable needlers.

By any means, Halo 3 will be quite a spectacle, with both the incredibly enhanced graphic quality and obviously more varied gameplay. Not to mention the finale of the storyline we’ve been following since the first cutscene of Halo: Combat Evolved. It shall not disappoint, I guarantee it.
Mel Says:
July 30th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

I think it is gonna be amazing but i thought the grunts were with the elites. Still… is seems amazing and just saying the pictures on the top part of the page confused me. Are other soldiers wearing master chief soots now. And i was also confused when you make your own master chief, can you change the helmet and amour and all that? But as i said i seems real good.

A user by the name of Go32111 has gotten the newest Gamepro (Issue 226, July 07), and it is full of information on Halo 3. Fortunately, he posted it all for everyone to see. There is plenty of information on weapons, vehicles, maps, and customization, and even some that was until now unrevealed.

First, the weapons:

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.

While those weapons certainly aren’t new, they have changed and will be very different in their new forms. Vehicles is where it really starts to get interesting though:

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 [sic] heavy, blade-like chassis can pulverize lesser vehicles in a nanosecond.

The wraith may be nothing new, but the Brute Chopper definitely is. It sounds really awesome, and will be a great alternative to the banshee.

As for equipment, there is only one new:

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.

This is very different than the grav lift, bubble shield, and power drainer we have already, and could make things even more chaotic then they can already be. Then there are the new maps:

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.

Those sound good, and will be nice after so long playing the same three maps. There is also one more, an unnamed map, although it is still unfinished:

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.

The last bit is about customization. You will have much more control over how you look than in the first two Halos, or even the beta:

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.

Considering how awesome the beta is, once new weapons, vehicles, maps, equipment, and options are added, not to mention an entire single player campaign, Halo 3 is going to be a seriously awesome game (No matter what anyone else says). September 25th can’t come fast enough.

7 Responses to “Halo 3: New details on weapons, vehicles (Brute Chopper!), maps, and more”

Napuja Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 7:49 am

Ohhhh ahhh ohhhhhhOHHHHHH

You’ll have to add the musical notes yourself on that one
Dexter345 Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 10:21 am

I always thought the Energy Sword from Halo 2 ought to have ammo, or at least the option for it. It made no sense to give it ammo in the campaign but leave it infinite in the multiplayer.

What I really want to see as far as maps go are remakes and/or spiritual successors to Chiron and Sidewinder from Halo 1. Rockets on Chiron is awesome, and some of my favorite CTF games happened on Sidewinder.
Brandon Undead Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 10:25 am

I loved Wizard in part 1, with sniping pistols and rifles.


Dexter345 Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 11:17 am

Oh man, I can’t even imagine how many times I’m going to say “Get to da choppa!” while playing Halo 3.
backflip10019 Says:
May 30th, 2007 at 12:22 pm

Thanks zizzy.

You’ve inspired me to waste yet another day on the Halo 3 Beta.
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mallion v2 Says:
June 6th, 2007 at 11:47 pm

if the sword did had amo id be easly wasted then the shotgun guy would always win thats why be sides its more balanced game play now n no gun glitches so far and so good
and another thing that old map sucked if it aint in halo 2 then it aint gonna be in halo 3

Halo 3 Beta Leaked Video (Full 7 mins)
Uploaded by Arrogantics

The folks over at ThePPFNoobs managed to get their hands on this 2 minute clip of the Halo 3 beta. It’s a low-quality Youtube (Well, Dailymotion now) video, so it’s hard to tell how the graphics will look, but I’m sure Bungie won’t disappoint when we finally put our Crackdown discs in for the first time in months and download the beta.

P.S.: Someone’s uploaded a full-res version to Megaupload and a torrent is up at ThePirateBay. I haven’t checked it out yet because it’s 300 megs, but I’m sure some of you Halo fanatics are dying to see it.

Edit: Microsoft lawyers took it down from Youtube. Fear not, Gamevideos Dailymotion is here.

Edit(9:21 PM EST): Thanks Digg. We’ve upped the full 7 minute video to Dailymotion. Watch it.
20 Responses to “Leaked Halo 3 Beta Video! [Update: Now 7 Minutes]”

Poopface Morty Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Artifacts from the video aside, that actually looks pretty damn good.

**Sheds tear of joy for the assault rifle**
lawl Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 5:11 pm

I’m probably gonna download it on megaupload in a bit because I really want to see it.
backflip10019 Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 5:14 pm

kagatoASUKA89 Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Fucking sweet I can’t wait to play this just a few more weeks
zizzy Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 7:03 pm

I cannot fucking wait for the beta. Everyone here got in, right?
masterledz Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 7:09 pm

/drop jaw
Can’t wait to slobber over this soon.
zizzy Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Everyone download the 300 meg version, it’s much longer
Kevin McKanna Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Can someone please e-mail me the song?

Dexter345 Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 8:20 pm

In the pre-game screen, I noticed the windmill thing, totally reminded me of Zanzibar. Sure enough, that level looked like an updated Zanzibar. Anybody else with me on this?
zizzy Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Yeah, I’m pretty sure the original Youtube one had “Zanzibar” in the title, and so does the Megaupload one. Definitely Zanzibar.
jimmy Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 9:11 pm

that music is painfully lame. come on, why couldn’t they record the actual game audio? jeez.. 🙁
Dexter345 Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Was the Daily Motion one taken down now too?
backflip10019 Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Nope, it’s back up.
Dan “Husky Hog” Lingen Says:
April 23rd, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Oh please bungie, give me a break, you did this on purpose. This is the same thing that happened with halo 2, ON THE SAME LEVEL
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April 24th, 2007 at 8:03 am

why do they float when they jump it looks crap i still class halo as a 3rd rate FPS game, there are much better games out there than this
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April 24th, 2007 at 8:27 am

Enigma: No.
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