Halo: Reach Cheats

Halo: ODST was a blip on the radar, like an enemy on the floor below who suddenly crouches. Halo: Reach is going to hit the gaming public like a Plasma Sword to the skull. Check out our assembled compendium of information:

Halo: Reach Walkthrough

Halo: Reach Unlockable Armors


Name Credits Rank
to See
to Buy
Prerequisites Notes
Mark V Base Private Private Default
UA 1500 Private Private Mark V Base
UA/HUL 5000 Private Corporal Mark V Base
CQC Base Private Private Default Alternative
CBRN 1500 Private Private CQC Base
UA/HUL 5000 Private Corporal CQC Base
ODST Base 2500 Private Private 1st purchase option
UA/CNM 2000 Private Corporal ODST Base
CBRN/HUL 1800 Private Sergeant ODST Base
HAZOP Base 14000 Private Private Alternative 1st purchase option
CBRN/HUL 10000 Private Sergeant HAZOP Base
CNM-I 7000 Private Captain HAZOP Base
EOD Base 25000 Private Sergeant
Operator Base 15000 Private Sergeant
Grenadier Base 30000 Private Warrant Officer
Air Assault Base 20000 Private Warrant Officer
Scout Base 40000 Private Captain
EVA Base 30000 Private Major
Military Police Base Private Private Complete achievement: “The Soldier We Needed You to Be” in Halo: Reach
CBRN/HU/RS Private Private Military Police Base Complete Achievement: “Pink and Deadly” in Halo: ODST
HU/RS/CNM 75000 Private Private Military Police Base Complete Achievements: “A Spoonful of Blamite” in Halo: Reach and “Fear the Pink Mist” in Halo 3
CQB Base Private Private Complete Achievement: “Folks Need Heroes…” in Halo: Reach
HCNM Private Private CQB Base Complete Halo: ODST campaign on Heroic or harder
UA/HUL Private Private CQB Base Complete achievements: “Gods Must Be Strong” in Halo: Reach, and complete Halo 3 on Legenday

Chest Pieces

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Mark V [B] Private Private
UA/Base Security 400 Private Private
HP/HALo 600 Private Corporal
UA/Counter Assault 600 Private Corporal

Shoulder Armor

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Mark V [B] Private Private
FJ/PARA 1000 Private Private
Recon 4000 Private Corporal
UA/Multi-Threat 6000 Private Corporal
HAZOP 500 Private Private
JFO 1000 Private Private


Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
UA/Buckler Wrist 5000 Private Sergeant
UA/Bracer Wrist 10000 Sergeant Warrant Officer
Tactical/TACPAD Wrist 50000 Captain Major
Silver Visor 35000 Private Sergeant
Blue Visor 50000 Colonel Sergeant
Black Visor 100000 Lt. Colonel Sergeant
Gold Visor 250000 Colonel Sergeant
Tactical/Hard Case Utility Piece 40000 Private Warrant Officer
UA/NxRA Utility Piece 40000 Captain Major
FJ/PARA Knee Armor 40000 Colonel Sergeant
GUNGNIR Knee Armor 50000 Warrant Officer Captain
Grenadier Knee Armor 75000 Major Lt. Colonel

Armor Effects

Fun accessories to show off how many credits you’ve earned. These have very noticeable cosmetic effects on the battlefield. Purchasing the Legendary edition of the game will unlock a special “Flaming Helmet” effect.

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Heart Attack 300000 Private Private
Inclement Weather 2000000 Private Private
Pestilence 1000000 Private Private
Halo Birthday Party 200000 Private Private

Firefight Voices

Won’t affect Multiplayer; purchasing these changes your voice in Firefight mode.

Name Credits Rank to See Rank to Buy
Noble Six Private Private
Auntie Dot [A.I.] 15000 Private Private
Cortana [A.I.] 100000 Private Private
John S-117 150000 Private Private
GYGST Buck 15000 Private Private
SGTMAJ Johnson 100000 Private Private
GYGST Stacker 5000 Private Private
Carter S-259 10000 Private Private
Kat S-320 10000 Private Private
Jun S-266 10000 Private Private
Emile S-239 10000 Private Private
Jorge S-052 10000 Private Private

Elite Armor

When you suit up as an Elite in Firefight or Multiplayer, your armor will look different, depending on your rank. Purchasing the Limited edition of the game will enable you to unlock a special Sangheili alternate set of Elite armor.

Name Rank Unlocked
Spec-Ops Corporal
Ranger Sergeant
Ultra Warrant Officer
Zealot Captain
General Major
Field Master Lt. Colonel

Halo: Reach Avatar Awards

Carter’s Helmet – Clear a campaign mission on Legendary without dying.

Emile’s Helmet – Earn a Bulltrue medal in either multiplayer or Firefight Matchmaking.

Jorge’s Matchmaking – Earn a Killtacular in multiplayer Matchmaking.

Jun’s Helmet – Kill 100 enemies in a row without dying in either the Campaign or Firefight.

Kat’s Helmet – Avenge a teammate’s death in multiplayer Matchmaking.

Halo: Reach Datapads

02: Winter Contingency

Datapad 1: Towards the beginning of the section entitled “Rebels Don’t Leave Plasma Burns,” in a building marked “02,” which you come across soon after crossing the bridge.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): As soon as you start the mission, run straight for the path that leads away from the structure up ahead. There’s an invisible elite that looks like a weird floating white shape, and he’s carrying the datapad. He runs down the hill away from you. You have to find him, shoot him as you run, and chase him down. He runs away down the path and it’s incredibly easy to fail to stop him. Speed is the key!

03: ONI

Datapad 1: In the section called “Minimum Safe Distance.” Look for a group of marines standing in a room, shooting up a ramp at a white elite. The pad is in that room – you’ll know it because it will have a walkway out front and three big square windows on the right of the opening. Go in there, kill the elite, and walk to the back wall. You should see a ramp leading up to the next level to your right. Go under that to find the Data Pad.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): In the section entitled “The Comms Relay.” Standing on the roof of the Comms Relay building, facing away from the button, you’ll see a wooden platform on the edge of the building on the left, and a corresponding platform on the cliff across from it. Using Sprint, jump from the building to the cliff. Run along the cliff’s right side toward the water. You’ll see the rock rising up on your left and the cliff side on your right. The Data Pad is right at the base of where the rock rises above you.

04: Nightfall

Datapad 1: Right at the beginning of the level. You start on an empty cliff, following the narrow path to the right. Keep an eye on the wall to your right and look for an opening. Step inside to find the Data Pad

Datapad 2 (Legendary): In the river bed, towards the end of “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.” You’ll need the Sprint ability for this one from back at the compound. When you enter the river bed, you’ll see green glow sticks illuminating the path. Count the first five – when you get to the fifth, look right for some rocks you can climb. Climb up and you’ll get up on a ledge along the right wall of the canyon. Keep moving until you hit a flat part with a tree. Now you’ll have to sprint from this flat part and jump to the ledge across from it, on the left wall of the path. Make that jump and you can walk along that ledge until you see a rock bridge below. Drop down to that and cross it, past the tree, then look right. There’s ANOTHER ledge you can jump to. Hop across to that – it’s green – and snag the Data Pad.

05: Tip of the Spear

Datapad 1: In the garage in “Hand Over Fist.” Turn around from the door that leads out of the garage, the one you just chased the Zealot through. You should see two metal shelves along the far wall. Check the right shelf for the Data Pad.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): On the far side of the broken bridge, also in “Hand Over Fist.” Drive your vehicle down and park it beside the broken bridge column on your left. Jump on top of the vehicle for a boost, then up to the column. Use it to jump to the broken portion of bridge to find the Data Pad, plus some DMR ammunition.

06: Long Night of Solace

Datapad 1: Towards the beginning of the level, in a room with a blue holographic display in the middle, and red lights on the sides. Go up alongside the holo display and turn left. You’ll see stairs. Go up the steps into the slightly raised area and spin 180 degrees so you’re facing the consoles. The Data Pad is on the ground beside a body.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): Soon after the point where you find the normal Data Pad, by a pair of staircases, near the Sabre. Climb only the first flight – the second leads right up to the ship, and turn left so you’re facing the gap. Jump across to that platform with the light on it. Go around the light so you’re beside the slanted piece of metal leading upward. Use a grenade to give yourself a boost in your jump and reach the edge of the ledge. Follow that section to the Data Pad. It’s a pain, but it’s there.

07: Exodus

Datapad 1: Near where you kill the Brute Chieftain in “Too Close to the Sun.” Stand where you killed the Chieftain. If you’re facing what was forward when you first flew up here, then you should see a scaffold and walkway above to your left. Fly up to it and you’ll find a body and the Data Pad. It’s in the back left corner of this area. It’s also directly before the doorway with the arrow pointing up (forward) above it.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): Also in “Too Close to the Sun,” in the building that you’ve ascended vertically using the jetpack. After you clear out all the enemies, including the two suicide grunts, look up the building and turn right. You should see two roundish vents sticking out from the wall. They’re gray with fans and grates on the front. The data pad is up there. To get there, go as far right as possible, then jump out and fly to the inset part of the wall with the vertical beams going across it. Jump out and fly up to the next horizontal beam, then up to the next one. When you get to the top, look for the vent. You’ll have to very carefully fly between it and the overhang just above it, because you can’t land on it from above. It’s tough, but the Data Pad waits right there.

08: New Alexandria

Datapad 1: At the beginning of this mission. Board the Falcon and scan the New Alexandria skyline. You’re looking for a building whose top terminates in a sharp triangular shape, jutting into the sky. It’s the only building like that around. To the left of that building is another, more squarish high-rise, with a rounded, slightly sloping roof, and a gap in its center running vertically. You’ll see it as you fly closer to the spear-looking building. When you’ve identified the right one, fly around the back of the roof and carefully land on the side of the building, on an air conditioning unit or something. You want to make sure you’re on the back side. Hug the left wall until you find the Data Pad in a doorway.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): Also right after the beginning of the mission. Lift off in the Falcon and turn so that you’re flying over your building. Immediately past it is another building – you’ll recognize it for what look like ribs or ridges running down the side. Approach the closest side – the vertical ribs should be on the right – and descend until you see a wider horizontal black or dark gray portion. The game will warn you to pull up, and the altimeter on the right side of your reticule will say something around -130 or so. This wider horizontal portion on the building is actually a thin ledge, and if you go to the far left corner, you’ll see the Data Pad. Fly your Falcon so that you’re pressing the left side of the ship against the building, above the ledge, and hop out. You’ll land on the ledge as you get out on the left side of the Falcon – it will fall. Walk along the ledge to the Data Pad, then call an Emergency Evac with Down on the D-Pad.

09: The Package

Datapad 1: Found during “Latchkey,” inside Sword Base, right before the elevator. As you go through the doorway toward the elevator button, don’t touch it! Instead, whip around and check the corner behind you, to the left of the door as you enter.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): In “This Cave Is Not a Natural Formation.” Head over to turret C with the jetpack equipped and use it to fly onto the rocks behind it. Walk all the way until you’re standing on a metal, squarish-looking structure just beyond the rocks, and turn to look over the gap to the south. You’ll see a building across from you. It’s northeastern edge is a sheer cliff into the abyss below – except it’s not sheer, there’s a ledge there. Jump across the gap and carefully burn your jetpack so that you land on the tiny ledge on the northeastern wall on the other side. The Data Pad is on the ledge. Fly up to the ledge just above you to get back across.

10: The Pillar of Autumn

Datapad 1: Inside the second building you enter during “Shipyard.” Go to the second window you pass and break it in. Jump through and go to the back left corner to find the Data Pad on a shelf.

Datapad 2 (Legendary): Found during the “Shipyard” section. From outside, facing toward your next objective, look left for a big orange structure with stairs. Climb it and it puts you on the roof of the building. Turn right from there and walk along the roof to the far right, or south, end. Pass the covers over the skylights and hop onto the platform above, then turn the corner to the left to find the Data Pad.

Halo: Reach Achievements

The Soldier We Need You to Be – Completed the Campaign on Normal difficulty – 25G

Folks Need Heroes… - Completed the Campaign on Heroic difficulty – 50G

Gods Must be Strong – Completed the Campaign on Legendary difficulty – 125G

A Monument To All Your Sins – Completed every mission in Halo: Reach alone, on Legendary – 150G

We’re Just Getting Started – Completed the 2nd mission on Normal or harder – 10G

Protocol Dictates Action – Completed the 3rd mission on Normal or harder – 10G

I Need a Weapon – Completed the 4th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

To War – Completed the 5th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

You Flew Pretty Good – Completed the 6th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

Into the Howling Dark – Completed the 7th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

Dust and Echoes – Completed the 8th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

This Is Not Your Grave – Completed the 9th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

Send Me Out…With A Bang – Completed the 10th mission on Normal or harder – 10G

They’ve Always Been Faster – Cleared the 2nd mission without setting foot in a drivable vehicle – 25G

Two Corpses In One Grave – Killed 2 vehicles at once with the Target Locator in the 3rd mission – 25G

Banshees, Fast and Low – Hijacked a Banshee during
the Reach Campaign – 25G

Your Heresy Will Stay Your Feet – Killed the Elite Zealot before he escaped during the 5th mission – 25G

If They Came To Hear Me Beg – Performed an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would’ve been fatal – 25G

Wake Up Buttercup – Destroyed the Corvette’s engines and escort in under 3 minutes in the 6th mission on Heroic or harder – 25G

Tank Beats Everything – Finished the 9th mission on Legendary with the Scorpion intact – 25G

Lucky Me – Earned a Triple Kill while Jetpacking in Campaign, Firefight, or Matchmaking – 25G

KEEP IT CLEAN – Kill 7 Moa during the 2nd mission of the Campaign – 5G

I Didn’t Train To Be A Pilot – Killed 3 of the anti-aircraft batteries during the 8th mission – 10G

Doctor, Doctor – Used a Health Pack to replenish life after taking body damage – 5G

That’s a Knife – Performed an Assassination on an enemy – 10G

I See You Favor a .45 – Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the M6G pistol – 10G

An Elegant Weapon – Killed 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the DMR – 10G

Swap Meet – Traded weapons with an AI ally in Campaign – 10G

A Spoonful of Blamite – Killed 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with a supercombine explosion – 10G

Be My Wingman Anytime – Let a teammate spawn on you 5 times in an Invasion Matchmaking game – 5G

Yes, Sensei – Earned a First Strike Medal in a Matchmaking game – 10G

Skunked – Won a game of Invasion in the 1st phase – 10G

What’s a Killing Spree – Earned a Killing Spree in multiplayer Matchmaking – 5G

Crowd Control – Earned a Killionaire medal in Firefight – 10G

Knife to a Gunfight – As an Elite, killed 5 Spartan players in Matchmaking – 5G

Score Attack – Scored 15,000 points in Score Attack Firefight Matchmaking – 10G

Firestarter – Scored 50,000 points in a Firefight game – 10G

Blaze of Glory – Scored 200,000 points in a Firefight game – 25G

Heat in the Pipe – Scored 1,000,000 points in a Firefight game – 75G

Game, Set, Match – Completed a Firefight set on Legendary without dying – 25G

Make It Rain – Purchased an item from the Armory that required the rank of Lt. Colonel – 10G

The Start of Something – Reached the rank of Captain in the USNC – 15G

A Storage Solution – Used the File Browser to upload a file to your File Share – 5G

A New Challenger – Completed all of the Daily Challenges in a given day – 10G

Make it Drizzle – Purchased an item from the Armory – 15G

Cool, File Bro – Recommended a file to someone – 5G

Lemme Upgrade Ya – Advanced a Commendation to a Silver state – 10G

One Down, 51 to Go – Completed a Weekly Challenge – 10G

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2 Comments on Halo: Reach Cheats


On September 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Nice title Ben. Can someone please explain to me where the “cheats” are?


On July 29, 2011 at 4:07 am