A $20,000 Halo 2 problem issued by streamer and YouTuber MoistCr1tikal has lastly been accomplished, with streamer Jervalin claiming the bounty.
Earlier this summer season, MoistCr1tikal supplied $5,000 to anybody who might conquer what he referred to as “the toughest problem in all of gaming.” That problem? Full Halo 2 solo, on legendary problem, with all the sport’s difficulty-adding skulls turned on, with out dying a single time. Although the feat certainly has been completed by somebody, someplace, because the sport’s 2004 launch, there isn’t any video report of it having ever been finished, which is why MoistCr1tikal’s problem additionally stipulated the whole ordeal wanted to be streamed reside on YouTube or Twitch to qualify. When no one stepped as much as the plate for 3 weeks, MoistCr1tikal raised the bounty as much as $20,000 for the primary individual to perform the deed.
Although it’s definitely up for debate whether or not or not a deathless Halo 2 “LASO” (legendary, all skulls on) run is the “hardest problem in all of gaming,” it’s definitely up there. Halo 2 on legendary problem is already infamously troublesome. There are extra, high-rank enemies (and simply extra enemies basically), for starters. Enemies deal drastically elevated harm, have higher weapons, throw extra grenades, and are far smarter. Melee assaults from Elites and sure Flood types will kill in a single hit. And that’s all with out even mentioning the sport’s infamous Jackal Snipers, which seem extra usually and are way more correct and lethal on legendary problem.
All that’s earlier than turning on the sport’s problem modifying skulls. With varied skulls turned on, Halo 2 on legendary turns into a complete totally different ballgame. The Assassins cranium, for instance, provides enemies everlasting invisibility. Mythic provides enemies much more well being and shields. Black Eye makes it so gamers’ shields don’t recharge mechanically and might solely be refilled by killing enemies with melee assaults. Famine makes it so all weapons dropped by enemies or allies have half ammo. Any mistake, irrespective of how small, nearly definitely leads to prompt loss of life. The one cranium Jervalin didn’t have on was Envy, which supplies the Grasp Chief the Arbiter’s energetic camo skill and really makes the sport simpler, not more durable.
It’s, to place it frivolously, completely brutal. Finishing the problem would have been arduous sufficient even with out the no-deaths stipulation. However Jervalin, who accomplished the run utilizing an unique Halo 2 disc and has made a reputation for himself carrying out varied Halo-related challenges through the years, took house the gold in fashion, finishing his run in a bit underneath six and a half hours. He wasn’t above utilizing a number of tips to emerge victorious, both. For the sport’s last boss combat towards the Brute Chieftain Tartarus, Jervalin snuck a flying Banshee car into the boss enviornment with a purpose to make brief work of the encounter. After his victory, his household ran in to offer him a hug.
“You couldn’t script a extra healthful finale right here,” MoistCr1tikal says in a video congratulating Jervalin. Based on MoistCr1tikal, about 2,000 individuals actively tried to finish the problem over the course of the final 40 days. Solely 25 individuals ever made it previous the primary stage, MoistCr1tikal says.
Jervalin himself mentioned on stream that he as soon as thought a deathless, Halo 2 LASO run was “inconceivable.” Now, he’s $20,000 richer, and his feat will go down in historical past.
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