What you need to know
- Twitch streamer and Halo 2 speedrunner JerValiN managed to accomplish something that was once believed to be impossible: a deathless run of Halo 2 on Legendary difficulty, with all Skulls on (except Envy, which gives players an advantage).
- By successfully completing this challenge, JerValiN has completed the $20,000 bounty issued by popular Twitch streamer MoistCr1TiKaL to beat Halo 2 LASO without dying.
- The run took six hours, 29 minutes, and 44.17 seconds, and featured masterful methodical gameplay and extremely skillful use of skips and glitches.
After weeks of grinding the Halo 2 campaign, Twitch streamer and Halo speedrunner JervaliN finally managed to achieve something the internet thought was impossible: run the entire game on Legendary difficulty with all the Skulls on (except the Envy Skull, which provides the Master Chief with an invisibility cloak ) without any death. No other player has managed to achieve this feat, which means that JerValiN has officially made gaming history.
The community-wide race to beat Halo 2 LASO without dying began with the arrival of popular Twitch streamer MoistCr1TiKaL he issued a $5,000 bounty to complete the challenge in late June, that was increase to $20,000 in July. After taking on the challenge countless times, JerValiN finally managed to complete it with expert knowledge of Halo 2’s campaign systems, clever use of glitches and skips, skillful methodical play, and sheer luck.
Halo 2 LASO is known for being much more difficult than any other Halo LASO campaign, mainly because enemies take insane amounts of damage and the player barely has any health with all Skulls activated on Legendary difficulty. Additionally, the combined effects of each of Halo 2’s skulls puts the player at a significant disadvantage by removing the head-up display (HUD) and weapon sight model, preventing them from reloading their shields without a melee kill. get, and reduce the amount of ammo. they can carry. Meanwhile, all enemies gain an invisibility cloak, higher rank, improved rate of fire, and the ability to spam grenades with reckless abandon. Halo 2 is also widely considered to be terribly fair for Legendary difficulty in general (I’m sure you’ve seen the Sniper Jackal memes).
Part of me seriously doubted that this challenge would ever be completed, which made it an incredible experience to watch JerValiN live. Halo 2 LASO deathless is arguably the toughest challenge in all of gaming, but in an amazing display of skill and finesse, one man has proven that it is. no impossible.
The successful run took a total of six hours, 29 minutes, and 44.17 seconds. You can watch the entire VOD directly from JerValiN’s Twitch channel in the VOD above.