Trivia / Halo: Reach

  • Urban Legend of Zelda: When the game was just coming out, the lack of a Legendary ending and apparent confirmation from Bungie in a commentary video that there IS some sort of bonus ending lead to massive amounts of speculation on how it may be unlocked.
    • A whole mess of rumors surround the Data Pads littered throughout the levels, as well as hidden switches off the normal paths.
    • And technically playing on Legendary does change one thing: Keyes refers to Halsey by her first name when talking to Six in the penultimate level.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to Bungie, the original plan called for NOBLE Team to escape the glassing of New Alexandria by hijacking a Covenant scarab, then letting the player pilot it out of the city.
    • And the huge-scale battle cutscene at the beginning of Tip of the Spear? That might have been partially playable, judging from some cut content videos.
    • Concept art and demo videos exist for a "Warthog of the Seas", aka a speedboat with a turret.
    • Remember Sára Sorvad, the orphaned lady from the first level? She was going to accompany NOBLE Team as a science advisor.
    • Other ambient wildlife was planned, such as alien porcupines and squirrels, but they had to be cut out several weeks before release due to issues with their AI.
    • The enormous Gùtas that appear on Nightfall were to appear on other levels. The Covenant would use some as mounts, and there was an assassination where the player could board one and toss a grenade in its mouth.
      • Speaking of boarding and grenade assassinations, it was originally going to be possible for the player to do the same to Hunters.
    • NOBLE Team was originally going to be comprised of seven members, but was later slimmed down to six. Two ideas for Noble-7 remain as Development Gags: Thom-A293 is the deceased Spartan who Noble Six is replacing at the start of the game, while Rosenda-A344 is mentioned in background materials as a possible substitute for Emile should NOBLE Team be deployed against Insurrectionists.
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