Halo PC Cheats

Rating 4

Custom Edition: Cheat Codes

Note: These only work for the Custom Edition of Halo: Combat Evolved.

Open the properties window of the Halo shortcut and add “ -console –devmode” after the target. Start the game with the -console -devmode command line parameter. Press ~ during game play to display the console window, then activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes:

Toggle instant deaths for enemies that see player - cheat_medusa <0 or 1>
Set game speed - game_speed <0-20>
Clear console window - cls
Toggle unlimited ammunition and no overheating for human weapons and plasma weapons - cheat_bottomless_clip <0 or 1>
Unlimited ammunition - cheat_infinite_ammo <0 or 1>
Super jumps - cheat_super_jump <0 or 1>
Possess touched character - cheat_bump_possession <0 or 1>
Invincibility - cheat_deathless_player <0 or 1>
Active camouflage until shot, quit, or level ends - cheat_active_camouflage
Spawn Warthog - cheat_spawn_warthog
Spawn all power-ups - cheat_all_powerups
Spawn all vehicles - cheat_all_vehicles
Spawn all weapons - cheat_all_weapons
Teleport player to current camera position - cheat_teleport_to_camera
Save current camera location - debug_camera_save
Go to saved camera location, away from player - debug_camera_load
List player names and numbers on server - sv_players
Ban indicated player from server - sv_ban
Kick indicated player from server - sv_kick
Send message as **SERVER** user name [NOTE 1] - sv_say
Quit game - quit

NOTE 1: Use the underscore character "_" in place of spaces in your message to separate words.

Rating 3

Alternate ending sequence

Complete the final level of the game in campaign mode under the Legendary difficulty setting. The new ending features a human and alien fighting hand to hand. The human will say "Its over", and then they hug because they know the explosion will kill them both. Also, the FMV sequence of each battle scene will be a bit longer.

Rating 3

Unlock All Levels

To unlock all of the levels in the game, you will need to edit a game file; creating a backup before proceeding is recommended.

1. Create a new profile
2. From Windows, locate the 'checkpoints' directory for the newly created profile. This should be located in D:\Documents and Settings\...\My Documents\My Games\Halo\savegames\All_Levels\checkpoints
3. In this directory create a text file called checkpoint0.sav with the following text included: 0,0,0 0,0,0 0,0,0
4. Repeat the previous step until you have ten files named checkpoint0.sav ... checkpoint9.sav and for each file change the first number on the first line to indicate the level (such as 0 The Pillar of Autumn)

1 - Halo
2 - The Truth and Reconciliation
3 - The Silent Cartographer
4 - Assault on the Control Room
5 - 343 Guilty Spark
6 - The Library
7 - Two Betrayals
8 - Keyes
9 - The Maw

For example, for 'The Maw' level, you will have add the following lines to checkpoint9.sav:


Play Campaign and Load Game. You should now have access to all the main game levels.

Rating 2

Alternate dialogue

-The Legendary difficulty setting featuress new dialogue not heard in other modes. For example, after being massacred by a force of Grunts, Jackals and Elites, one of the Grunts asks, "Can I have his helmet?". Also, your fellow Marines seem to be a bit more chatty (as well as profane).

-Under the Legendary difficulty setting, view all of the first FMV sequence. During the sequence, the General says things much differently when compared to the sequence under the easy difficulty setting.

Rating 2


The first way to do this is to place a Warthog in a corner, with the front facing out. Use it as a ramp for other Warthogs. The other method is to place a Warthog in a corner, then throw a plasma grenade under it, followed by a fragment grenade. When it flies up, shoot it with a rocket to knock it up to the stands. Note: Occasionally the Warthog slides off. Another rocket can knock it up farther and, sometimes prevent it from falling off.

Rating 2


At the Red base, walk into the corner where there is a group of rocks. You will go through a secret teleporter find yourself under the bridge. Once there, look around for a trench. Get in it, and look for a little corner with a shotgun in it. Walk into that corner and you will find the secret room. There are rocket launchers, snipers, active camo, grenades, and overshields, along with a few pictures and a list of the beta testers.

Rating 2


To get on top of the billboard advertising a Warthog, face it and walk into the left corner of the map. You will teleport up to it and find a laser rifle. The only way off is to jump.

Rating 2

Streets Of Earth City

There are two signs in the map that will kill everyone standing nearby if they are shot. One is on the central tower and the other is in the place where you find the Lifepod.

Rating 1

Silent Cartographer

Note: An overshield with you is required. After opening the door where the Gold Elite with the plasma sword is located, make a right. There should be an intermission sequence where Master Chief kicks a rock to see how deep the fall is. This is what you are trying to do, except land at a certain place. After the intermission sequence, look to the right and down. Notice that there are two platforms at the right. Position yourself and jump for the second platform, then look below. The third platform should be underneath. Look for any walls that you can slide so that you will not lose any life or shields. Slide down and go all the way to the left. You should see the Silent Cartographer and Convenant guarding at the other side. Avoid alerting them. Sneak to the objective, press E, and you are done. Note: You will face Convenant when you must go back to the surface. If you have an overshield, your health will probably be at four bars and your overshield will be gone.

Rating 1

Streets Of Earth City

There are two ways to find the Lifepod: the first is to fly around under the map until you find the place in one of the pillars. Another is to use a teleporter on the side of one of the towers. Note: To use the teleporter, you must use a Banshee and get out while directly in front of the teleporter.

Rating 1

God Mode

-To activate God mode, before you double click on the Halo Icon, right click on it and choose properties. Then, change the target by adding -console. Do not include that switch in the command line quotation marks.

-Boot Halo through this shortcut and drop the console using the tilde key. Enter god 1 for invulnerability.

Rating 0

Debug Camera Commands

Use the following commands to move the camera, after the debug_camera_load has been used:

W: Forward
S: Back
A: Strafe left
D: Strafe right
R: Up
F: down
Mouse: Turn
Mouse Wheel Up or Down: Movement speed

Rating 0


Get a Ghost from one of the bases and drive up onto the mountain. Once on it, find a way to get to the other side of the map. You will find a Banshee there.

Rating 0


Start the game with the -screenshot command line parameter. Press PRT SCR during game play to copy the current screen to the clipboard. You may now paste it into the program of your choice.

Rating 0

Multi-player mode suicide

There are many ways to kill yourself on multi-player mode. Go to a level that has ceilings, preferably Rat Race. Get a plasma grenade, aim straight up, and throw it. Do not move. It will fall and stick to you, eventually blowing up and killing you. Another way is to have two plasma grenades. Toss the first one about ten feet from you then immediately throw another one about a foot in front of the other. Line yourself up with them. The second plasma grenade will be blown into you. Another way is to make a game play option where there are no shields and all shotguns. Go to a level with stationary Covenant shields, then get as close to one as you can with a shotgun. Shoot the shield and you will die.

Rating 0

Multi-player mode catapult

Note: The following weapons are required: a plasma grenade, fragmentation grenade, and a rocket in a rocket launcher. Go to a level that supports vehicles. When first attempting this, back a Warthog up to a wall. Get on top of the Warthog's gun (not manning it). Look at the ground in front of the Warthog. Throw the plasma grenade in front of the Warthog. Immediately throw the fragmentation grenade directly on the plasma grenade. After that, quickly shoot the two grenades with the rocket launcher. You may be hurt in the process. However, you will be propelled high into the air if done correctly. Note: You can use this trick to get on top of the cliffs in Blood Gulch.