Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 10 Release

Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 10 Release

StarCraft II Beta – Patch 10 (version

Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Larva were not dying after being cancelled.
  • Fixed an issue with Banelings, Brood Lords, and Overseers obeying their original Hatchery's rally point.

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Halo Reach Controller New Layout

Halo Reach Controller Layout

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Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 9 Release

StarCraft 2 Beta – Patch 9 (version

Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

  • The StarCraft II Editor is now available!
    • Players will now be able to begin creating trigger maps in preparation for map publishing which will be made available in an upcoming beta patch.

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GarenaMaster v28.14 Download Latest Release

Before anything else, please read Garena Master Installation Guide.

It has a map hack feature now, which you can use on and on Garena.
But do not use on ladder!
About Welcome message that say your Garena Nick, it is just a joke =) it simply read the windows registry and find your last account logged on garena.

Update: Go to GarenaMaster MapHack download page to get the latest GarenaMaster Maphack that works for the latest Garena update.

If this maphack don't work, use garena universal maphack v11 - gumh v11 instead.

GarenaM4ST3R v27 Garena Hack with AutoJoiner and DelayReducer

Version: 28.14 - [2010/05/24]
Changed from 000webhost to new server, because my account has deleted without reason
Added online users counter.

This hack may be detected as virus by antivirus:

It's hack.
It's change you memory.
It's download files from internet (updater system)
It's delete file from you pc ( old hacks file, updater system)
It's packed to avoid leech, many antivirus don't like packers.

Antivirus will always detect this hack a virus! just put it in trusty zone on your antivirus, if you don't trust us simple don't use.

Garena Features

Removes 5 seconds wait while joining rooms
Autojoiner feature [ Disable this if you have x64 system ]
Removes \'Room is Full' error message
Allows flood in room chat.
Exact Ping View
Removes MH/CK detection
Removes Warcraft protection, so your MH/CK will work properly.
Leave room while playing
EXP Hack
Super Admin Style
League Admin Style
Premium Style
Platinum Style
Gold Member Style
Admin-Menu-Hack (Trace-IP works, some other functions are server-sided)
Ladder Shower-Hack ( Show details of everyone in-game even without gold member (when you are not the host)
Auto-hides room's ads.
Super-Nudge hack
Dota Ladder Checker

Warcraft Features

Reveal units on Mainmap;
Remove FOG on Mainmap;
Reveal units on Minimap;
Remove FOG on Minimap;
Enable Trade / View Resource;
Make units clickable;
Reveal Illusions;
Reveal Invisibles;
Show Runes;
Show Skills / Cooldowns;
Bypass dota -ah.
CAM Distance Hack
Cooldown hack [1.24d only]
Mana Bars - Credits to: cqccyh
Rune Notifier
Ally/Enemy/All Hero icon
Reveal Ping Signal
Gray HP
Red invisible units
Delay Reducer ( will be finished on v26 )
Custom Cam Distance Hack ( will be finished on v26 )
Host Hack ( will be added on v26, already done... this is based on alextrusk drop hack, not the same from cqccyh )
.delayon (lag the player, you can choose the ms)
.xon (alias to .delayon)

.delayoff (Stop lagging the player)
.xoff ( alias to .delayoff)

.block (kick with lag screen)
.b (alias to .block)

.kick (kick person without lagscreen)
.k (alias to .kick)

PS: You need send this commands by Private Message, inside of Warcraft III
Name Spoofer (work on Garena, but everyone will only see the new nick inside of WC3)
Commands that u can add on nick.inf:
APPLE_NAME (This will make your nick inside of warcraft turn into apple)
EMPTY_NAME (This will make your nick empty)

Versions that it support

Cooldown hack, guide #2

Inject the Cooldown hack,
Choose one hero that work: exemple: POTM Starfall,
choose the starfall skill,
buy anything to increase your MP,
Click on starfall skill (YOU CAN'T USE HOTKEY!) ( WITHOUT HOLDING CTRL YET! )

If your hero stuck, just press " S " Key.

If you have Warcraft III 1.24D Version and YET doesn't work
Please, forget this hack, you do not deserve to use it .

And the best: It's is OPEN SOURCE!

Download links:
GarenaMaster.rar download
Source.rar GarenaMaster source codes

GarenaMaster Installation Guide

Hello, since a lot of people don`t know how to use this hack, I will explain it with pictures.
Pictures are shown when you click on Spoiler area. I did that to reduce size of post.
Prepare - 0. step
To use this hack, you first of all need Garena and Warcraft 3. And m4st3r hack of course.
Let the hacking begin!
Garena Hacking

-Open Garena -
THEN run GarenaM4ST3r.exe as Administrator and login with your user name and password
1 - When hack opens, Click "Garena" tab
2 - Choose Features - I will explain NameSpoofer and DelayReducer later.
3 - When you are done with choosing features, click Patch!
4 - MessageBox will appear saying "Done.View log for more info!" Click OK.
5 - Now click Login button on Garena window and VOILA!
6 - I hope you know how to use Garena yourself.

Update: Go to GarenaMaster MapHack download page to get the latest GarenaMaster Maphack that works for the latest Garena update.


NameSpoofer - how to?
NameSpoofer changes your Garena username (only to you, other see your real nick) and your Warcraft 3 username - all players will see this!
1. - Open Garena and GarenaMaster
2. - Write wanted nickname into "Name Spoofer" in Config tab. SPECIAL: You can put APPLE_NAME into name and you will have Apple in your nick in Warcraft! - thanks to haml0u for reminding me!
SPECIAL2: You can use colored names, thanks to -VGS-(Natsu) and DreamHack for reminding me.
List is under spoiler!


3. - Now go to Garena tab and pick NameSpoofer in features!


DelayReducer reduces delays in DotA and other games. Use is similar to NameSpoofer
1 - Open Garena and GarenaMaster
2 - Put desired value in Delay Reducer field in Config. tab - in milliseconds
3 - Pick CustomDelayON when picking features


Miniguide to Autojoiner Very Happy
Auto-joiner is part of Garena Master that constantly tries to enter room with less than 1 second between tries. Lot of people asked how to use it - you just have to check it on features list in Garena tab.
When you try to enter full room, it will activate itself and keep trying until it is in.
Look at picture below, that black will keep re-apearing until you are in room.


Warcraft 3 hacking - Maphack!
Warning!!!! You MUST activate "Do NOT DETECT MH" and "Do not lock Warcraft memory" if you dont want to get autobanned!
0. - Patch Garena with Master and login to Garena.
1. - Go to your favourite room and click Start Game
2. - Detect your Warcraft 3 version in lower right angle:

    1.24b = 1.24.1.xxxx 1.24c = 1.24.2.xxxx 1.24d = 1.24.3.xxxx 1.24e = 1.24.4.xxxx


3. - Alt-Tab to your GarenaMaster and click "W3X" and your patch version.
4. - Pick features you want to use
5. - Click Patch, click yes and OK on next MessageBox.
6. - Go back to your Warcraft and VOILA!!! You have MapHack.


Another Warning: When you click onto your enemies, little red circle is made under them. If someone reports you and posts replay, they may see when you clicked onto them and you will bet banned! BE CAREFUL WITH CLICKING ONTO ENEMY UNITS! Picture shows how it looks like - Pitlord (scourge) is selected and he clicked on other units.


Warcraft 3 hacking - ManaBars
1. - Make sure that "Do not lock Warcraft 3 memory" and "Do NOT detect MH" are enabled when patching Garena.
2. - Login to Garena and join your favorite room.
3. - Start Warcraft 3.
4. - Alt-Tab to GarenaMaster, click "W3X" and then "Mana Bars"
5. - Window will pop-up, click "Enable ManaBars"
6. - MessageBox will pop-up and say "Activated". Click OK and you have ManaBars!


Warcraft 3 hacking - RuneNotifier
1. - Make sure that "Do not lock Warcraft 3 memory" and "Do NOT detect MH" are enabled when patching Garena.
2. - Login to Garena and join your favorite room.
3. - Start Warcraft 3.
4. - Alt-Tab to GarenaMaster, click "W3X" and then click "RuneNotifier++"
5. - Window will pop-up, click OK
7. - Now Patch Warcraft 3 (for Maphack)
6. - Go back to Warcraft III and you have RuneNotifier!


Warcraft 3 hacking - Host Hack
Will add this as soon as it is enabled in hack!

Warcraft 3 hacking - CoolDown exploit!
Warning: If you over-use this people may report you to Garena forums and you may get banned!
You must have "Do not Detect MH" and "Do not lock Warcraft 3 memory" activated to do this!

NOTE: This can only be used by users of 1.24d patch!
Since most people don`t know how to use this, I will explain it step-by-step. I will also post video how I did it with 3 different heroes.
1. - Open GarenaMaster
2. - Patch Garena and be sure you have "do not detect MH" and "Do not lock memory" features ENABLED!
2. - Login to Garena and go to your favortite room
3. - Start Game (Warcraft 3)
4. - Alt-Tab back to GarenaMaster and click "W3X" and then "1.24D"
5. - Click Cooldown Hack
6. - MessageBox will appear saying "Cooldown hack Loaded" - click OK


7. - Go back to Warcraft 3 and join a game
8. - Pick hero that has spells which are NOT aimed (I took Potm, Terrorblade, Luna)
9. - Get some decent mana for casting few spells.
10. - Put your mouse over spell you want to use.
11. - Click that spell AND now Press CTRL and Click onto spell like crazy!
12. - Hopefully your spell will be casted multiple times.
Ok, I don`t have enough free time to edit it, so here it is, raw video Very Happy
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] -> Posting video makes it look small so please watch on Youtube Very Happy

There is no need to +rep me or waste you time with that, I have no intention to be mod anyway.
This guide is not totally finished, if I missed something please tell me over PM!

GarenaM4ST3R v20 - an opensource Garena Hack

GarenaM4ST3R v20 - an Open Source Garena Hack - Yes, another garena hack but this time it's open source garena hack which means you have a full view of what really is being run on your computer. Summary: free, no virus and free to recode.. Enjoy!

If this maphack don't work, use garena universal maphack v11 - gumh v11 instead.

3.How it works

Yes, another garena hack. Why did I bother writting another one? Well, I didn't see any open source garena hack. And I don't like the idea of running a strange executable with administrator priveleges. What if it steals my garena account? What if it steals my bank account passwork? What if it contains a malware?
(Besides, Garena is a VERY easy program to crack. I think an opensource hack of garena is a very good start for people who are learning).

-It's VERY VERY small. (< 90k (zipped)) - [now it's 400k cause it has a GUI version]
-You don't have to TOUCH your Garena folder, all its files will remain intact.
-You can be sure there is no kind of malware, since it's opensource and full documented.


2.1 Features
- Removes 5 seconds wait while joining rooms
- [REWORKED!] Autojoiner feature
- Removes 'Room is Full' error message [improved by Desu_is_a_lie]
- Allows flood in room chat.
- Exact Ping View
- Removes MH/CK detection
- Removes Warcraft protection, so your MH/CK will work properly. Reworked by Desu_is_a_Lie.
- Leave room while playing [added by DarkSupremo]
- EXP Hack [added by DarkSupremo].
- Super-Admin-Hack [added by DarkSupremo] - You will SEE yourself as a Super-Admin and SEE you own chat messages as purple. [Cosmetic]
- Admin-Menu-Hack [added by plitvice] (Trace-IP works, some other functions are server-sided)
- Name Spoofer-Hack [added by DarkSupremo&M4ST3R]It's turned off by default. To turn it on, edit "nick.dat" file replacing its contents by your desired nickname. It will change you Warcraft nick. Other people will still see your original nick inside Garena. (More info at Page 18
- Ladder Shower-Hack[added by DarkSupremo] - Shows ladder details of everyone in-game even without gold member (when you are not the host)
- Auto-hides room's ads (maybe bugged)
- [NEW!] Super-Nudge hack

2.2 How to use it

2.2.1 Installing
Extract [] ANYWHERE you want. For instance, extract it on your Desktop.

2.2.2 Using
1) Open your Garena (make sure it's the official one)
2) Before logging in, run [GarenaM4ST3R.exe]. It's on GarenaM4ST3R folder. Make sure to "Run as Administrator" under Win Vista/7. [EDIT: If you want to a use a command line one, use GarenaM4ST3R_CLI.exe]
3) Select the features you wish and click on "Patch".
3) Login, enter in a room, start game, have fun
4) You can use your favorite MH/CK/whatever

2.2.3 Using Autojoiner
1) Double click any room to start autojoining.
2) Autojoiner will stop when you joined a room sucessfully.
3) Autojoiner can also be stopped by clicking on "CANCEL" button on Garena's joining-room dialog.

3.Tools Recommended
- MH - I'm currently playing 1.24c, so I use TyranO's MH, It has everything I want.

4. How it works.
- [GarenaM4ST3R.exe] is just a small piece of code that opens garena process and then opens [features.dat] text file and parse it, applying changes described on [features.dat] using WriteProcessMemory on garena process.
- So, the source code of [GarenaM4ST3R.exe] is included at [GarenaM4ST3R.c] but there's nothing special about it, it just patches Garena, while its in memory, so that we don't need to actually change the Garena.exe file. The hack 'essence' is actually on [features.dat]
- [features.dat] contains lines . Every line contains:
- When GarenaM4ST3R.exe is opened, it writes HEXDATA inside HEXADDRESS of Garena running process, for each line.
- [features.dat] has MANY comments, explaining what's going on - everything from a semicolon til end of line is a comment.
- Read [features.dat].

-Fix some autojoiner minor bugs.

- - first version - removed cause it's from garena old version
- - getchar() on error messages. - removed cause it's from garena old version
- - Patcher fixed by Desu_is_a_Lie, so it will work properly on Windows XP. features.dat updated for leaving room while playing. - removed cause it's from garena old version
- - Added EXP Hack by DarkSupremo. - removed cause it's from garena old version
- - Fixed offsets so it will work on this new update 01/02/10. (I didn't make many tests. If you're having problems POST IT here. I will check later, or someone will help fix it).
- - Fixed Anti-chat-flood (used DarkSupremo solution; there are other nice solutions at page 11)
- - Added Gold-Member-Hack by DarkSupremo and Admin-Menu-Hack by plitvice
- - Added Name-Spoofer. (I compiled this one using Visual C++ compiler. The previous versions were compiled by Desu using Borland's compiler. If you're having any trouble post it here)
- - Added LadderShower-Hack by DarkSupremo and changed GarenaM4ST3R.exe, so that it can patch external modules (done by Desu_is_a_Lie).
- - Replaced Gold-Member hack by Super-Admin Hack, added by DarkSupremo. Reworked MH/CK/.. protection remover by Desu_is_a_Lie. (I've used open|Fire suggestion of RET instead of JMP to ret).
- - 1)Patcher checks for correct Garena version now, so it won't run if Garena updates (Done by Desu_is_a_Lie. 2) Using features.dat modifications done by DarkSupremo, so it changes fewer bytes). 3) Removed EMPTY_NAME_SPOOFER option - will fix it later, I forgot. If you want to use an empty namespoofer edit nick.dat with a non-ascii char like "o" (suggested by qkhanhpro). 4) Printing GetLastError() on fatal erros so it's easier to find issues.
- - 1) Fixed namespoofer. 2) Fixed EMPTY_NAME_SPOOFER: don't worry about your garena name (since it's client side) - your Warcraft name will be empty and everybody will see it as empty. 3) Reduced bytes patched in EXP hack (deCiphrt).
- - Desu_is_a_Lie's graphical patcher included.
- - Added DarkSupremo's modification that makes GUI bigger. Also, added Auto-Hidde-Banners feature, by plitvice and me AND added autojoiner feature, which is still bugged, so it's disabled by default.
- - Autojoiner feature enabled. Decreased time interval between joins and removed Server's offline error message. GarenaM4ST3R.exe is now the GUI version. Use it, since it's capable of turning off autojoin. READ 2.2.3 section - "Using autojoiner" - above.
- - Fixed Auto-Joiner so it should work on x64. DIDN'T TEST AT ALL. Removed CLI version for a while cause it's incompatible with the new features.dat format. . Added A LOT of styles (GoldMember/ChannelAdmin/...). Choose the one you like better. EDIT: Desu's Namespoofer fix.
- GarenaM4ST3R16.rar - Reworked AUTOJOINER. It should join a room quicker and with less bugs. Using DarkSupremo's GUI modifications. This is the same version as GarenaM4ST3R15e, posted near page 79.
- GarenaM4ST3R18.rar - Namespoffer code included on features.dat by DarkSupremo. UPDATE function by Desu_is_a_Lie.
- GarenaM4ST3R19b.rar - Some fixes on UPDATE and Namespoofer.
- GarenaM4ST3R20.rar - Readded old CLI version (I will make a new one as soon as I can). Changed EXP hack offset. Super-Nudge hackChanged update server.[THIS IS THE ONE YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD]

(Use older versions only if the current one has any problem, like crashing garena or something)

DONT FORGET TO: RUN GarenaM4ST3R.exe BEFORE login into Garena!!!!!

Download link:
File Type: zip
File Type: rar GarenaM4ST3R16.rar
File Type: rar GarenaM4ST3R18.rar
File Type: rar GarenaM4ST3R19b.rar
File Type: rar GarenaM4ST3R-20.rar

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Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

Click here to download

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  • Added support to display the game rating information on the login screen.

Balance Changes
    • Thor
      • Build time decreased from 75 seconds to 60 seconds.
    • Siege Tank
      • Build time decreased from 50 seconds to 45 seconds.
    • Marauder
      • Concussive Shells now require an upgrade.
    • Barracks Tech Lab
      • Concussive Shells upgrade added.
      • Concussive Shells upgrade costs 100/100 and takes 80 seconds to complete.
    • Void Ray
      • Changed to only have 2 damage levels instead of 3. Still takes the same amount of time to fully charge.
      • Base damage changed from 2 (+4 armored) to 5.
      • Powered-up damage changed from 8 (+16 armored) to 10 (+15 armored).
      • Armor value decreased from 1 to 0.
      • Cost increased from 200/150 to 250/150.
  • ZERG
    • Roach
      • Burrowed move speed decreased from 2 to 1.4.
      • Armor value decreased from 2 to 1.
    • Hydralisk
      • Life decreased from 90 to 80.

Assassin’s Creed 2 Download

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Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 1.8 GHz/AMD Athlon X2 64 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 1.5 GB / 2 GB Windows Vista and 7
Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
Video Memory: 256 MB (Shader Model 3.0 Required)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO E6700 @ 2.6 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
Video Memory: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT/ATI Radeon HD 4700
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series

Download link:
Assassin’s Creed 2 PC Torrent Download

Starcraft 2 Maphack 10.a Latest Release

Starcraft 2 Maphack 10.a Latest Release - Cranix has released his Maphack version 10.a. As seems to be the case with most RTS games, a stream of maphacks has started to be developed. While we don’t support hacking, we believe SC2 users should know and understand what is out there. As always, use of any hack on will deservedly get you banned.

Click here to download

Release notes:
  • Press ~ To view the entire map
  • Press * To view the entire map, Dark version & can see all tech info + clickable units.
  • After viewing entire map, select the player number you are on the numkeypad to go back to your view
  • All view player keys located on numkeypad
  • While viewing each player’s field of view you can see their minerals, gas and supply
    Press 1 to view player 1
    Press 2 to view player 2
    Press 3 to view player 3
    Press 4 to view player 4
    Press 5 to view player 5
    Press 6 to view player 6
    Press 7 to view player 7
    Press 8 to view player 8

Download link:
Starcraft 2 Maphack 10.a

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Embark on a galactic adventure in Mass
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The sweepstakes begins at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Time on March 10, and ends at 11:59 P.M. PT on March 31, 2010. Enter the sweepstakes by downloading the free Trick My Ride Gamer Picture during the entry period.

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After the close of the Entry Period, we will randomly select the winners from among all eligible entries received.
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Dota Mana Bars - Warcraft 3 Manabars

Dota Mana Bars - A Warcraft 3 tool that allows you to see mana bars along with health bars. You may use this tool in LAN games and it will work out fine. It really helps when you're Anti-Mage or Nerubian Assassin. However, many people reported that this causes Warcraft to crash when playing on Garena and B.Net and many tournaments might ban use of this tool as it provides you with an advantage over the enemy. So I wouldn't suggest using this on Garena and B.Net at the moment. It's worth trying on LAN anyways.

ManaBars 1.4 download link:

After extracting the files from the zip folder, run the program and Warcraft III in whatever order. :)

Note: If you disable "Show HP Bars" option in Warcraft 3, the manabars will also disable.

Hope Blizzard implements this tool in warcraft next patch.

Halo Reach High Resolution Images

Last week we trotted Luke Smith and friends out to talk at some length about the economy of Credits and how they, coupled with Military Rank, will ultimately inform the visual accouterments adopted by your Spartan avatar in Halo: Reach. This week, we decided to get a little more technical and dive into the more matérielistic side of the multiplayer coin. We’ll dig in even further in just a few, but since the two subjects do intertwine somewhat, I figured we’d begin where the two roads meet.

That brings us to Elites. We’ve already said that the Elites found in Halo: Reach were never meant to conform to the noble notion of equality. For far too long, our Sangheili brothers have been leashed – their very backs burdened by the weight of multiplayer parity. They hunched, bent to the whims of human anatomy.


Not anymore. In Reach, Elites are bigger, they’re faster, and they boast better shield technology than their Spartan counterparts. To drive the first point home – the size difference — we’ve prepped a side-by-side comparison so you can see just how pronounced the physical changes really are. Click it to check it out in higher resolution.

Size matters. And when we say Elites are faster, we mean it. Natively, Elites are about as fast as a Spartan at full Sprint. Add Evade into the mix, and they’re easily the most agile combatants on the battlefield in multiplayer.

Unlike Spartans, their health is not limited to recharging in thirds as their vitality is whittled away in stages, but will recharge fully without even the need for a health pack. Their health also recharges faster, as do their shields. Significantly faster.

So, how are we gonna work them into multiplayer? Well, in a number of ways. In some circumstances, like Arena, you’ll only square off Spartan vs. Spartan or Elite vs. Elite. In others, well…stay tuned.

We’ll dig into some interesting scenarios in the weeks ahead.
Came From Behind
In the ways to die category, let’s clear up the 120 degrees comment Sage and Josh made concerning when and where you can engage your death dealing assassination flourish. It’s actually more interesting than you might think. (And it’s actually the same system employed in Halo 3.)

The 120 degree cone is actually based on where you happen to be looking at the moment the nefarious assassin strikes. Your “Aim Vector.” Picture a triangular with its origin point emanating out behind you. If it helps, you can think of Aim Vector as the camera’s current position. If your assailant is within that 120 degree zone outside your vantage, and close enough to you to engage the coup de grâce, then you’re going down. Keep in mind, they don’t necessarily need to be directly behind you if your head's turned.

The assassinations that appear to be happening right in front of the player’s eyes in the Multiplayer trailer, are really occurring in the second stage of the assassination. It’s already over and the assassin has spun his victim around to deliver the finishing blow with a cool, full frontal flourish.

Oh, and if you watched the April Fools’ Day ViDoc and wondered why the Elite wasn’t going down with one standard backsmack, there’s no need to worry, when you position yourself on your opponent’s six, regardless of whether or not they rock the mandibles, you’ll only need to deliver one, clean crack to the back to snag the kill.
Shields Up!
We should also clarify a little bit of information about popping player’s shields. In previous titles, when you were laying into a shielded opponent and bringing them right to the brink of shieldlessness, any damage you did before the pop would transfer into their underlying health. Hypothetically, let’s say they had 5 points of shield left when you clocked them for 10 points of damage. The result would be the loss of their shields and a 5 point reduction to their heath.

Not anymore.

Now those additional 5 points are absorbed by the shields as they wink out of existence and the underlying health is left unscathed.

Perhaps the place this impact will be felt the most is in melee combat. Ostensibly this means that if your opponent is shielded to any degree when you land a melee strike, they will not die. You’ll pop their shields. If their shields are gone, however, they’ll drop like a rock.

For those fearing that this new model will impact weapons like the Sniper Rifle, rest easy. The Long Rifle is exempt, as are other weapons you might expect to be. Rockets will be a one hit kill at close range, as will the Shotgun, even though the April Fools’ ViDoc might have indicated otherwise.

Seeing a pattern develop? Shotty nerfed at close range? Elites require two melee strikes to the back to take down? 32 player matches in Reach? (Nope, still capped at 16.)

If you saw something on April 1st that got you all hot and bothered, you should take a moment alone to cool your jets, turbo.
Legit Boosting
Sweet segue, bro!

Let’s get into Armor Abilities. These are the individual player augmentations that add a rad ability that alters the way you play the game. They can be used as much as you like, with the one caveat being that they need to recharge after your engage them. And in the Beta, when you fall down dead, your Armor Ability will not be added to the subsequent estate sale.

So how do you pick and choose which one you’re currently using?
Get Loaded
Load Outs. At the beginning of each match or round, and again every time you wait out your respawn window, you are given the option of choosing a Load Out.

Load Outs are not player created or defined, but rather playlist and/or game type specific. Essentially, they allow you to choose your Armor Ability, your starting primary and secondary weapons, and your grenade cache on the fly.

For some playlists, that might mean every Load Out features the same weapon sets with only the Armor Abilities to distinguish them. For others, it might mean that as the game goes on, you’ll have access to more and more choices based on a number of factors we can fiddle with.

That's just one example to the right. Many gametypes will feature more uniformity in the initial selection.

What it doesn’t mean is that you will be creating your own custom Load Out to bring into Matchmaking. You’ll be choosing from our prefabricated offerings, based on what’s best suited for each gametype.

Don’t worry about power weapons being available right from the start, either. In most cases, you’ll still be finding those distributed via a number of methods throughout the battlefield, though if circumstance warrants it, we certainly can start you with, say, the Rocket Launcher.

And, of course, you can still loot the corpses of your fallen foes and you’ll still find sweet stashes of weapons strewn carelessly about the map for you to find and acquire.
Now it’s Time for the Breakdown
Alright, now that we’ve explored how you get your hands on Armor Abilities and weapons, let’s talk about what you should do with them. Armor Abilities first, with all due respect to the alphabet.
Can’t See Me
Active Camo can be used by Spartans and Elites alike. It grants you temporary invisibility, but the effectiveness is hampered in two distinct ways. The faster you move, the more visible you become and the shorter the duration of the effect will be. If you want to make the most of it, stand still or move slowly.

[There's a sweet image of an invisible Elite here, but you can't see it because it's, you know, invisible.]

Plus, while you’re refracting light, you’re also jamming everyone’s motion tracker – including your own. Players in the immediate vicinity will know that they’ve got a stalker in their midst and you should expect them to be on their toes.

Use it wisely.
Poppin’ and Lockin’
Armor Lock gives you a burst of invulnerability. You can click once to briefly engage it, or hold it for a longer lasting effect, but either way, while you’re in the throes you can’t move a single, solitary inch. You’re rooted. But you’ll shed plasma grenades, shred vehicles unfortunate enough to attempt a splatter, and deflect projectiles. (And you look pretty bad ass while you're doing it.)

Those that get too close are treated to an EMP blast when you exit the lock and the longer you’re locked down, the bigger and more powerful the effective radius becomes. While you’re in Armor Lock, you can’t be melee’d or assassinated, either.

So, what’s the downside? You’re a sitting duck. While you are temporarily invincible, if you deploy Armor Lock carelessly out in the open, you can bet someone will be lining you up from long range. Watching. Waiting.
See Me Rollin’
Evade lets you make a leap of faith in any direction. It’s fast, it’s tricksy, and it’s something you’ll be getting a lot of mileage out of as an Elite. It will shed locks and tracking and makes for one nasty juke when you’re in close quarters combat.

Now you see me, now I’m assassinating you.

You also grunt when you evade. A lot. And it’s awesome.
I Believe I Can Fly!
Jet Pack should be pretty self explanatory. You can hold the button for an extended burst or feather it after a jump for just a little more height. If you’re get too close to the sun, you’ll need to worry about the landing, so make sure you save some juice to soften the approach.

Of course, while you’re aloft, you’re completely without cover and your ability to get shifty is severely hampered. If someone has you in their sights, your only real recourse is to fall away and hope you find cover before they clip your wings (though you can return fire from your airy perch).

You’re also susceptible to EMP bursts from Plasma Pistol charges and the Grenade Launcher. While you’re controlling the skies, make sure you keep your head on a swivel. You might feel like Superman, but you won’t be stopping any speeding bullets, Clark.
I was Running and Running…
Sprint is Spartan only and should be pretty self-explanatory. It gives you a quick burst of speed, but while you’re at a dead run, you can’t get all offensive. If you want to engage, you have to let off and regain your composure.

It’s weapons down during the duration of your marathon session.
Weapons Up!
We’ve been seeing a lot of confusion swirling around Reach’s ordnance. Since the dust has settled a bit after the recent media barrage, let’s do some clean up.

Straight away, Sage wanted me to clear a couple of things up. On our most recent Podcast, he said some things he thought we should address. First, the Assassination Train scenario won’t make Beta. You won’t be playing the caboose to a deadly ten player choo choo.

That’d be inappropriate anyway, right? Get your mind out of the gutter.

Secondly, grenades will not asplode when you shoot them on the ground. Didn’t make it into the build in time, but it’s still in the works for retail. You can still shoot grenades out of the air, though, and frags will still do minor impact damage should you bean another player with a direct shot. Which is awesome. And hilarious.

I’m sure we’ll all make do and nobody will start a thread about how Reach is now destined to fail as a result of these two minor omissions from the Beta. Because we are all polite, understanding adults who refuse to succumb to hyperbole and immaturity, right?

Uh huh. Anyway, here’s the rundown on some stuff that is in.
Five Shottin’ Fools
You’ve probably heard that both the Designated Marksman Rifle and the Magnum are now five shot kills. Four anywhere followed by one to the face. So, how then, are these two weapons different? One big tenet of Reach’s core multiplayer weapon design was to give each weapon its own unique role, right?

Right. But better grab hold of something solid, I’m gonna totally freak you out right now. Ready?

As is, in the Beta, the Magnum will take down a fully shielded player, from start to finish, almost twice as quickly as the DMR will.
Still with me? Good. Deep breaths, there’s some big caveats.

First, the Magnum gets squirrely if you go all out and squeeze off rounds as fast as you possibly can. Real squirrely. You’re better off sticking with the proper cadence relayed to you through the reticule bloom. That’s your sweet spot. Know it. Respect it.

Second, the Magnum’s maximum effectiveness is found at short to mid range, fitting snugly between the Assault Rifle and the DMR. And while the DMR may take some extra time to take down a player, at mid to long range, it’s easily the more effective weapon due to its magnified scope and reduced recoil.

If you have the Magnum, you don't want to engage a DMR user at long range. Unless you want to die. Then, by all means.

And the Assault Rifle? It’s your go to rifle at close to mid range. You’ll definitely want to feather the trigger to take down shields and make your assault as personal as possible, just like you did in Halo 3, even though it's been tuned a little to favor accuracy over straight up aggression.

Ultimately the choice between the Assault Rifle and the Magnum may come down to personal preference, play style, and the situation you happen to find yourself in. It’s nuanced. Good thing is you’ll get tons of hands on time with all three by way of the Beta. And of course, we need to mention, that all of these details, every single one, are subject to change.
Plasma What?
Plasma Repeater. It’s a bit different that the Plasma Rifle you’ve become accustomed to. It still sends out a steady stream of bright blue plasma bolts, but the cadence will taper off as the weapon overheats. And while you’ll never need to worry about it rendering the weapon useless as it cools, you’ll need to vent it out if you want to run it at full speed using the reload button.

Since dual wielding is out, our guys needed a more effective native weapon to strap into an Elite’s hands. The Repeater is, essentially, the Assault Rifle’s counterpart, but it’s a little too effective for use in campaign. So when you’re in that space, you’ll likely see Elites utilizing the Plasma Rifle you’re already familiar with.
The Plasma Launcher can send a volley of one to four plasma explosives toward your opponent, depending on how long you keep your finger on the trigger. How many rounds you’re prepping is communicated to you through a nifty combination of visual and audio cues. And when you see and hear it coming your way, you need to find some cover. Fast.

The rounds will track both infantry and vehicles, but don’t freak out, the magnetism is more akin to the Needler than it is the Missile Pod. Vehicles are much easier to hit, given their size, but if you play it right, you can affix an explosive round to some poor sucker’s face.

Suffice to say, if it’s featured on a map, you’ll want to know where it is at all times.
Stay Focused
The Focus Rifle takes the Sentinel Beam and the Beam Rifle and combines the two weapon’s traits for some deliciously deadly peanut butter and chocolate type death dealing action. Zoom in and hold the focused beam on your opponent and you’ll tear through their shields and take out their health pretty quickly. Even if you don’t kill your enemy, you can bet they’ll be encouraged to give up their ground and get behind something that doesn’t smell like burning.

It’s a bit like herding goats. With a laser beam. Not that I have any firsthand knowledge.
Prepare to Launch
The Grenade Launcher, or “Pro Pipe” as it’s come to be known inside the studio on the heels of Hoovaloov’s Multiplayer Trailer dissection, is also something you’ll want to spend some quality time with. If you point and shoot with a single pull of the trigger, you’ll send an explosive round out into the world. If it hits your target dead on, it will explode. If it bounces, it’ll arm much like a frag and explode after a short spell.

But if you hold the trigger after you fire, the round will not detonate until you release your death grip. If you let the round come to rest, it’ll remain in play until you decide that it’s your opportunity to blow. And if you want to arc it and time the detonation mid air using the same method, you can do that, too.

The round itself will do impact damage to an opponent even if you don’t detonate it, much like frag grenades now will, and when it does explode it also produces a fairly sizable EMP blast that will damage and deactivate the type of stuff you would expect it too.
Mount Up
The vehicle stable at play in the Beta are all machines you should feel comfortable with when you get behind the wheel, but there are some small differences you need to know about.

The Warthog’s chain gun will now overheat after prolonged use and the Scorpion once again features a secondary machine gun turret (which looks hilariously awesome when occupied by an Elite).

The Ghost, the Banshee, and the Wraith are largely identical to their Halo 3 counterparts, and as you can see, they, along with just about everything else, have been pimped out and prettied up something fierce.

Sharp Knees
Oh, and we know some of sweet delectables from the recent batch of sweet screenshots feature Spartans with some strange lookin’ knees. Bugged, researched, and resolved. When you suit up in the public Beta, your delicate knee caps will be fully protected.

No Roadhouse action, Miho.
They’re Taking Bravo!
Speaking of builds, we closed out our internal Alpha this week. It’s a testament to the team’s hard work, resolve, and wealth of experience that even at Alpha the game is loads of fun. But while the games were good, we also got some good data and we’re using it to better the experience across the board.

Internal Beta will go live shortly, featuring all kinds of fancy improvements. If things change significantly from there to Delta, which again is what you will come to know as the public Beta, we’ll make sure you get up to speed.
For the Trees
And speaking of improvements, Marcus continues his campaign crusade with no signs of slowing. If you want to get the latest insights into the Halo: Reach development cycle, you should head over to Noble Actual
Reach Fools 2010
If you missed our April Fools’ offering, don’t worry. We’re not going to take it down this year. It was a bit, you know, obvious. We’ll inline it in case you weren’t in on the joke.

That’s it for this week. More en route. Stay Tuned. Look for all the high resolution assets to go live in our official Halo: Reach project page early next week, including some additional info included in the Field Guide for good measure.