Halo 3 Loading Screen Easter Egg Discovered

By: Rhys Weir | July 9th, 2014

It has been just short of seven years since the release of Halo 3 and since then, we have seen the discovery of multiple easter eggs such as the Monkey Men, the Red vs Blue dialogue and the Grunt of the final level. With the game becoming a thing of the past, many easter eggs that were hidden by Bungie may actually remain hidden, or will they?

Yesterday, Lord Zedd discovered a small trick in the Halo 3 Loading Screen. On December 25th, if a player holds down both Thumbsticks, the loading screen will zoom out giving you a wider view of the Halo ring. Problem is, no one knew what purpose this actually served, well… until now.

Thanks to Lord Zedd, Nowise10, LeGiiTXSLaYeR and of course myself, we have discovered a hidden message on the Halo 3 Loading Screen!

After Bungie handed over Halo to 343 Industries, they began the Bungie Mail Sack – a Q&A with various Bungie employees and the community. One question in particular caught everyone’s eye.

Q: Are there any Easter eggs from your past games that surprised you at how quickly they were found or any that surprised you at how long they took to find?

A: Definitely the IWHBYD skull in H3. But you cheated. There is one Easter egg in Halo 3 that I don’t think anyone has found – I stumbled across it in code a while back. It only happens on a specific day…so good luck.

The community speculated for weeks on what this new easter egg could be, and another question was asked in a future Mail Sack.

Q: What is your proudest moment in your time at Bungie?

A: Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the halo 3 loading screen for her – the one that nobody has found yet.

Halo 3 Easter Egg - Happy Birthday Lauren

Adrien Perez, we all thank you for these various teases, and of course – Happy Birthday to Lauren.

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