Wow. I knew I’d get a Normal run to go with my Easy run at some point, but I didn’t expect it to be the next day. On my first try of the night, I dropped 23 seconds from my previous record, matching my Easy time of 10:02. The first half of the run actually goes quicker in this version, offset by what seemed to be a little more waiting between waves in the Glacier fight (I’m not entirely clear on the triggers). Like the Easy run, this can definitely go under 10. I also forgot to thank Dark Devastation in the last run for revealing the use of the Revenant in “taking out those guns”.
As a long time speedrun watcher/lurker, I’ve always been interested in trying it myself, but never really buckled down and got anything done. Finally, after months of off and on attempts of The Package on both Normal and Easy, I managed to put something together I thought would be worth submitting. It’s not perfect (my Ghost gets flipped by an Elite made of concrete), but I think the path is pretty solid. I think the time could easily go as low as 9:45-9:50. Special thanks to the recently posted Heroic run by Ringtext showing off an easier version of the statue jump. I hope to have a slightly slower Normal run fairly soon.
Being inspired by RC Master, I too wanted to work on runs. Seeing as Halo Reach is my favorite Halo gameplay wise, I decided to do my runs there. I quickly learned that there is a lot of trial and error. I tried each difficulty, groaning more and more at the ridiculous deaths and mistakes I made. Well, I finally was able to perform a perfect speed run of The Package on Normal!
The tricky part is the first section. Watching RC Master’s incredibly lucky run at the first part, I took it into account, taking out the heavy duty grunts as I know they would cause me trouble. I then jacked a ghost and zoomed for a Revenant for more firepower. I also grabbed a plasma pistol as I would use it for later. I destroyed the tyrant guns in 1:39 seconds.
Once again, I quickly made it to the door, hijacked the other revenant and instead of costing vehicle damage, I headshotted the gunners in reasonable efficiency.
The next portion was the hardest, barrelling my way through needles, doing a 50 meter dash past the elites and making it through the door. The other half of the level is me jacking a Banshee and blitzkrieging wave after wave. Hope you guys enjoy my first run as there will be more to come!
Halo: Reach The Package Heroic in 11:51 by Ringtext
Halo: Reach The Package 3 Player Normal in 14:09 by Metal karima, MisshapenLime68 and Finnster123
Halo: Reach Full Game LASO Challenge in 3:33 by RC Master
Halo: Reach The Package Heroic in 13:13 by RC Master
Halo: Reach The Package Easy in 10:28 by Dark Devastation
Halo: Reach The Package SLASO in 22:17 by RC Master
Halo: Reach The Package Legendary in 16:37 by RC Master