Contents of this Battle Guide
This Battle Guide is designed to give you an edge by enabling you to learn about and master techniques and strategies organized by specific topics. This enables you to jump around and get the information you want when you want it. You can delve into this guide reading it cover to cover, or use it as a reference jumping to certain chapters for precise skills that you
want to improve.
Like many gamers, I was apprehensive about playing a console-based, first-person shooter (FPS). I simple didn’t believe that I would enjoy the user interface. However, Halo 1 irreversibly altered my opinion. I wasn’t the only one; Halo 1 was an enormous success. Not only is it the best selling game on the Xbox, but it also became a successful PC and Mac franchise when versions of the game were released for those platforms.
In addition to various platform versions, Halo 1 also has spawned novels—there are even rumors of some sort of a movie deal. This is all great news for Microsoft, but how does this help you as a gamer? The answer is quite simple; the more people who play Halo, the larger the Halo community. A larger community translates to more resources for you to use when you’re looking to improve your game.
You should start by visiting Bungie.net, but don’t stop there. Expand your search to other resources. The Unauthorized Halo Ðattle Guide website (www.halobattleguide.com) will point you to other useful sites such as http://halo.bungie.org, which is an
excellent fan site. Refer to this site for all sorts of tips and tricks. Quite often, these fan sites will get a scoop on some sort of interesting way to use the Halo engine or manipulate the environment.
Some of these hacks require so much skill and effort that few people will take advantage of them. On the other hand, some of the tips are so useful that the majority of players adopt them. With online Halo 2 play, you can expect that there will be times
when you wonder, “How did that guy do that?” When this happens, you can rush to one of these fan sites to search for the answer. Quite often, that answer will be waiting for you there.