Seven years after Halo 3 first launched, fans have finally uncovered the last of the game’s many Easter Eggs. What exactly is it?
A developer’s birthday wish to his wife, emblazoned along the edge of a holographic Halo.
No way to say I love you like graffiti alongside the most dangerous weapon the galaxy has ever known, I guess.
TeamBeyond is the lucky bunch who stumbled across it and uploaded it to their YouTube account. To activate it, you have to push in both the left and right analog sticks during the loading screen when the Xbox 360 internal clock reads December 25. If all goes well, you can barely make out the “Happy Birthday, Lauren!” message rotating around on the Halo hologram.
Adrian Perez of Bungie had mentioned the Easter Egg before in Mail Sack 13 when speaking of his proudest moment working at the company. In response to the question, he said “Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the Halo 3 loading screen for her – the one that nobody has found yet.”
Well consider it found, Mr. Perez. Mail Sack 9 also has a segment that reads:
“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.”
Halo 3 is one of the few games in recent memory in which the marketing and the Easter Eggs were far more interesting than the actual game itself. I’ve had a blast reading all that gamers have turned up over the years, perhaps just about as much as drinking all of the Halo 3 Mountain Dew back in 2007. Finish the fight! Man, why doesn’t that happen anymore?
With this Easter Egg discovered, though, can we wrap up all of the mystery surrounding Halo 3, or is there something in Destiny that will clue us in to something new?