Halo Reach Rules

 

Individual Level Speed Runs

We prefer the runner to show the selection of Mission and Difficulty for verification purposes but the run will not be disqualified if omitted.

For failed attempts, we ask that runners re-start the Mission from the selection screen, not reset the mission and carry on. This applies to Legendary, No Shot, SLASO, and Pacifist runs but is not required otherwise. It is very important that runs are legitimate, it is also important that they appear to be legitimate to viewers outside of our community.

Carrying over weapons between levels is only allowed on Full Game speed runs.

Timed via noting the visible in-game timer on the last video frame of the film before the fade out.

Live Stream Individual Level Speed Runs

We prefer the runner to show the selection of Mission and Difficulty for verification purposes at the beginning of each live stream session. For failed attempts it is not necessary to re-start the Mission from the selection screen as long as it shows in the archive of the session the run was extracted from.

Carrying over weapons between levels is only allowed on Full Game speed runs.

Start the timer when you first gain FULL control of your character which includes both thumb sticks, aiming and movement, and ends when you last have FULL control of your character, and includes all in-mission un-skippable events and cut scenes.
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Timed via noting the visible in-game timer on the last video frame of the film before the fade out.

We reserve the right to adjust the time based on examination of the video frames.

Individual Level records extracted from Single Segment live stream records, and failed Single Segment attempts, will be counted as World Records, so long as there were no carry-over weapons, skulls, or any other game-altering conditions at the start of the Mission. They must be submitted to the site as a distinct submission, with film cropped from the original capture, and with a note pointing to the original run being a record or not. We must have full access to the original film for verification purposes (Twitch link is fine). This is a new ruling so existing records will be protected by a grandfather clause.

SLASO – Solo Legendary All Skulls On

All skulls must be enabled and the run performed on Legendary while their effects are active.

If supplying game play film you must show the selection of Mission, Difficulty, and the skull selection screen for verification purposes prior to starting the run for each attempt. For failed attempts do not reset the mission and carry on.

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Zero Shot

Zero Shot speed runs are similar to normal speed runs played on Legendary Single Player, and follow standard sped run rules, with these exceptions:

You may not pull a trigger which causes a projectile (beam plasma bolt, or otherwise) to fire from a weapon

Grenades, melee, melee weapons (Hammer, Sword), and weapons used in a melee capacity are fully allowed.

The use of Equipment and/or Armor Abilities is fully allowed.

You may drive vehicles, but not fire their weapons. You may have an A.I. gunner or passenger who is shooting.

Intentional splattering is allowed, and highly encouraged

Deaths and resets to Checkpoint are not allowed.

Special Rule #2: We consider the Falcon segment of Halo: Reach Tip of The Spear to be an “on rails” segment so pulling the trigger does not count as firing shots and is allowed in Zero Shot and Pacifist speed runs.

Special Rule #3: Firing the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon at the end of Pillar of Autumn (when used to finish the Mission, not for shooting enemies prior to that) is allowed in Zero Shot and Pacifist speed runs.

Pacifist

Pacifist Runs speed runs are similar to normal speed runs played on Legendary Single Player, and follow standard sped run rules, with these exceptions:

You may NOT:

  • Fire any weapons.
  • Use Grenades.
  • Melee, including unintentional melees where there are no enemies.
  • Use melee weapons like the Brute Hammer and Energy Sword
  • Use weapons in a melee capacity
  • Die
  • Reset to Checkpoint

You may drive vehicles, but not fire their weapons. You may have an A.I. gunner or passenger who is shooting. but only where the game will not let you proceed without such action. Splatter kills, intentional or unintentional, are NOT allowed.

Special Rule #2: We consider the Falcon segment of Halo: Reach Tip of The Spear to be an “on rails” segment so pulling the trigger does not count as firing shots and is allowed in Zero Shot and Pacifist speed runs.

Special Rule #3: Firing the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon at the end of Pillar of Autumn (when used to finish the Mission, not for shooting enemies prior to that) is allowed in Zero Shot and Pacifist speed runs.

The use of Armor Lock is allowed for defensive purposes only. You may not use Armor Lock to harm enemies. All other Armor Abilities are fully allowed.

High Score

Play with whatever skulls you want, on whatever difficulty you want! It is only the final score that matters.

We require proof of final score by including a link to the actual game. Locate the Campaign Game History on your Halo Reach Service Record and copy the link into the text box on the run submission form.

Achievement Run

Go get the MacGuffin and get it quick.

Achievement Run: Short Night of Solace

Blast through the flying section of Long Night of Solace until you are instructed to dock with the station. Single Player and 2 Player.

Details

Entertainment Run

Any runs or video which defy the above classifications will be considered Entertainment Runs. These include runs like No Jump, Kill all Enemies, Compilations, Tributes, etc. They will be featured on the front page for entertainment purposes but will not show on the World Record Table.

Single Segment Speed Runs

From system power up to the final credits, the ultimate challenge is to finish the entire game in one sitting.

Offline Single Segment

We require the original game capture film in the original video format for verification purposes. We have the capacity to accept very large video files so re-encoding the video file is not necessary.

Live Stream Single Segment

We prefer Single Segment runs to be live streamed on Twitch.tv (using a split timer if possible) for verification and entertainment purposes. Please supply the original capture video along side the Twitch link if possible.

Due to the possibly of violating copyright laws it is imperative that runners DO NOT PLAY MUSIC in the background of the live stream, or broadcast music directly over the live stream. The normal music and musical score found in the game is allowed.

Run like hell.