Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Won

In Halo 2 the Master Chief is standing next to Sergeant Johnson.

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He said it was impossible and seemed like it for almost two decades. But last night, a streamer named Jarvlin beat Hello 2of the “LASO Deathless” challenge, earning a whopping $20,000 in the process. Talk about ending the fight.

Let’s do the reverse. Earlier this summer, YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White Jr., Posted a $5,000 bounty to beat Hello 2 On the highest difficulty setting, each with a bonus challenge modifier, without dying. in 18 years Hello 22004 release on Xbox, no one published evidence of completing the challenge. White’s challenge determines whether to stream the entire run to YouTube or Twitch. As of July, no one had successfully reached the plate, so last month White An additional $15,000 deal struck on the bounty,

Most observers eyeing the challenge had their money jewels—a relatively private streamer with a modest following to set a variety of world records aura Challenges—Being the first to complete it. Sure enough, late last night, he crossed the finish line. ,Here is the archived stream.,

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Neither White nor Jervalin could be reached for comment at the time of publication.

Jervalin was remarkably cool in finishing what some, including White Jr., described as “the toughest challenge in all gaming”, addressing the audience in the same-handed tone you’ll use in the next appendix moving into the mostly empty community. Board meeting.

“Okay, have a chat,” he said. “I think we did. I think we fucking did. Imagine that. Two years ago, I said, ‘I think it’s impossible.’ Imagine that fucking.”

Whether or not Hello 2The challenge of “LASO Deathless” is actually “the hardest in gaming…” is, of course, a subjective measure. But it’s definitely up. You have to activate all of the game’s skulls, or gameplay modifiers that usually increase the difficulty. The Catch Skull, for example, forces enemies to throw grenades over and over again. Meanwhile, the famine means enemies typically drop half the ammo. Myth doubles the health of all enemies, while being angry increases the enemy’s fire rate. Blind removes your HUD. Assassins make enemies invisible. (It’s not technically All The skull, however. For the challenge, envy is abandoned, because it also gives you invisibility, which does not create Hello 2 More difficult, for obvious reasons.) All together, when you turn on every skull and play on Legendary, the game’s highest difficulty setting, you more or less create a set of conditions that ensure that if you If you take any damage, you die instantly.

Jervalin had to rely on a few exploits to finish the challenge. To wit: He brought a banshee, a violet-colored aerial vehicle with a powerful cannon, into the final boss fight against Tartarus on the “Great Journey” level. That final fight takes place on a series of circumferential platforms hovering over an abyss. With pinpoint precision, he used the banshee’s cannon to send waves of foes careening off the edge as they spawn—before they get a chance to really even fight.

I’ve been covering the Halo community for a while now, and can’t recall a time where I’ve seen players pretty unanimous in an opinion, let alone a positive one. Sure, Halo Infinite, the latest game in the series, has its issues, which Players don’t shy away from criticizing, But Bungie’s original games from the mid-2000s have remained a reverence for even among the biggest names, and the mind-blowingly impressive feats players have been able to pull off.

race Hui Appreciation From aura Streamers like Remy “Mint Blitz” and Luke “HiddenXperia”. Cloud 9 coach Emanuel Lovejoy is arguably the best professional aura team on the planet right now, called Jervalin a “legend.” so did Spacestation Gaming’s UberNick. aura Supporter Kyle Elam noted How Tomorrow’s Screams—basically, matches between pro players that don’t count towards the official seasonal record—were put on hold so that players could collectively watch Jervalin accomplish it. “Will need Jervalin to make Twitter so we can actually @ this legend” [clapping hands emoji], aura Export analyst and caster Alexander “Shiway” Hope Told, It is a real pleasure to see such universal appreciation from all corners of the community.

But the most touching moment—a moment that proves This, not the poisoning that sucks so much oxygen out of the room, is what the video game is all about – happened in the last seconds of the stream: Jervalin’s family runs into the stream, hugging him in an almost suffocating bear hug. . $20,000 is good. He is better.

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