Feb 272014


Sekela and I improve the existing WC Easy co-op record by 57 seconds. It can still definitely be faster, and we will eventually improve it.

This speed run is also available for viewing on TermaciousTrickocity‘s YouTube channel.

Halo Reach Winter Contengency 2 Player Easy 7:51 EnsnaredCadaver and Supersekela

Feb 032014


So this run is almost identical to previous one submitted by RC Master. The only improvement was how I acquired the plasma pistol to shoot down the falcon. When coming out of the lower entrance after first sighting the Covenant, there’s a Skirmisher standing right in front of you. If you’re quick, you can pop his head before he runs off, grab his plasma pistol, and continue on with the speed run.

Halo: Reach Winter Contingency SLASO in 10:52 by superblip

Sep 052013


RC Master brings us the first sub-8 run of Winter Contingency from Halo: Reach with this run on Easy in 7:59.

I don’t usually speed run on lower difficulties anymore because the runs are so often beaten. But I noticed it had been nearly 2 years and no-one had actually submitted a run for this slot. So I looked at the qualifying runs I could find, beat them, and submitted this to round-out the table.

~ RC Master

Halo: Reach Winter Contingency Easy in 7:59 by RC Master

Jun 282013

Edit by NOKYARD. My apologies to mr ZanZibar. I recorded the wrong film due to selecting it while viewing the list in my encoder’s (laggy) preview window. This is the correct film.


This was a very fun run to do. I decided to fight at the cliffside area versus the river area because it is more compact and the distance that the falcon has to travel to get to the outpost is shorter. I do decently there, but the real time saving comes outside the outpost. I clear the first wave very quickly, and kill enough in the next 2 waves to trigger Kat’s dialogue which is my queue to get inside before the banshee comes. Inside, I make sure to kill the concussion rifle elite right away so I don’t have to deal with him later. After that, I waltz my way through the hallway and use a plasma grenade to take out all but one grunt in the final room before I noob combo the sword elite to end the level.

Halo: Reach Winter Contingency Full Path Normal in 9:54 by mr ZanZibar

Aug 142012


Halo: Reach Winter Contingency Heroic in 8:28 by MindOverBody
In the runner’s own words:

Still not a solid run in my opinion i would say 8:23 or better would be a very strong time.


This is the first run recorded with the new Elgato Game Capture HD.

The bundled software acts like a PVR so i can record several runs at a time without having to stop and export after each run. It also uploads the video directly to the HSH Youtube channel with a single click. This will considerably speed up the processing of runs.

The video was (HDMI) captured in h.264 at 12 Mb/s but the unit can go as high as 1080P @ 20Mb/s (although i don’t think it’s necessary to record at 20Mb/s for a 720p source, i’m going to do it anyway). Let me know how it looks by posting in the forum.

Winter Contingency Heroic in 8:28 by MindOverBody

Jul 122012


To celebrate Bungie Day (July 7th) 2012, RC Master decided to run through the whole of Reach on Legendary with 11 Skulls on (No Iron or Blind)! Game time is exactly 3 hours 33 minutes!

As he describes in the intro to the video, this is roughly equivalent to the difficulty you are required to play on for the LASO Weekly Challenges. The video comes in at just under 4 hours (including loading and cutscenes) and you can see him doing it live with a little picture-in-picture view of him – which he uses to provide commentary on the run as he does it.

There are a few deaths during the run (8 in all) but only one costs him any real time and most are just unlucky. None of the individual levels are as fast as the single-level LASO speed runs he and others have done – but these are all back-to-back on the day!

The gameplay on the first level, Winter Contingency, starts 6 1/2 minutes in.

If you don’t feel like watching the whole thing in one go, the timestamps for the various levels are in the YouTube description.

Enjoy! And Happy Bungie Day!

EDIT: Bungie actually left a comment on this video using their YouTube account:

You look spry, my man, and focused. Thanks for playing. You make it look easy.



As seen on Halo.Bungie.Org.

Halo: Reach Full Game LASO Challenge in 3:33 by RC Master

Mar 292011

Halo: Reach Winter Contingency 4 Player LASO in 23:55 by I The Tyrant I, SHADOWSTRIKE1, Sangheilioz and Call Me 7ravis

Halo: Reach Winter Contingency 4 Player LASO in 23:55 by I The Tyrant I, SHADOWSTRIKE1, Sangheilioz and Call Me 7ravis