Halo's Towering Feat, Accomplished At Last

Seven years ago, in uncertain times fraught with peril, the president challenged this great nation to, by the end of 2011, rocket-jump and safely land a Spartan from one tower to the second on the Halo: Combat Evolved level "Halo." The nation's greatest minds set about to solving and answering this urgent national priority. And, against formidable odds, yet determined to win in the face of repeated failure, they have at last succeeded.

This was a stunt deemed impossible from the day it was conceived in 2004. But the great rocket-jumping race that followed, between Boofass and Duelies, delivered amazing technological advances, ennobled the best and brightest of a new generation of scientists, and invented Tang.

Many lives were lost. We remember them here (and you had better goddamn well salute when you watch). But finally, on June 4, 2011, Duelies completed the first tower-to-tower rocket jump in Halo: CE. And for a brief moment, Duelies became the greatest Spartan anyone had ever seen.

(*hums "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"*)

Why rocket-jump between the two towers? You may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 84 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

[via Reddit]


    How do you get up there in the first place?

      Watch the video and find out.

      That was no easy feat congrats to the guys who did it. :D

    wish i could have no responsibilities

    As someone who used to follow the Halo CE tricking community pretty closely, this is very impressive

    I'm confused. Impressive though this feat is, there seem to be multiple videos of different people achieving this in slightly different ways on Youtube?

    Must have sucked for Boofass to lose. Some of those were so incredibly close, even the winning one was just off falling off.

    I bet Duelies must have been high as a kite when he finally landed it.

      Pretty sure Boofas made it not very long after. It would be great for 343i to place an egg for it in Hale CE Anniversary.

    Best comment on youtube:
    "In the last 7 years of my life I gradually moved up my career, bought a house, got married, had a child, travelled overseas and so on.

    In the last 7 years you guys jumped from one tower to another in Halo. Bravo."


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