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The IWHBYD skull rests on top of a chest on top of the Tower in Halo Infinite.

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku

Halo video games have all the time inspired the participant to go the place they’re not alleged to go. Halo Infinite, which noticed its marketing campaign hit Xbox and PC final week, is not any totally different. Free recommendation: In case you haven’t completed so but, scale the Tower. It’s a enjoyable climb, and also you get a terrific view, however you’ll additionally unlock the IWHBYD cranium, an merchandise that makes the sport roughly 17.6 % funnier.

Longtime Halo vets will little question be aware of the legacy and impact of the IWHBYD cranium, however for the newcomers: In Halo video games, skulls modify how the sport works, typically granting buffs to your enemies however typically simply making the sport extra ridiculous for the heck of it (by, say, doubling the rate of explosions). Skulls are usually discovered off the crushed path, however are usually price looking down if solely to shake issues up sometimes.

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IWHBYD, which first appeared in 2004’s Halo 2, will increase the frequency with which enemies use uncommon dialogue traces in fight. Contemplating that Halo Infinite’s cannon fodder is genuinely hilarious—and can typically poke enjoyable at the whole lot out of your fight abilities to the human afterlife—it’s nicely price your whereas to seek out it.

Sorry, “IWHBYD?”

The acronym stands for “I’d have been your daddy,” a phrase attributed to fan-favorite character Sergeant Johnson from the unique trilogy. It’s additionally the title of the primary part of “Assault on the Management Room,” the mid-game stage in Halo: Fight Advanced.

The IWHBYD cranium is positioned on prime of the Tower, which is the place one of many sport’s early marketing campaign missions goes down. (It’s marked by an infinite golden quadrilateral, however if you happen to missed it, the Tower is on the westernmost fringe of Infinite’s map.) You may stroll proper up the legs of the construction, even after ending the primary mission related to the world. Preserve going till you may’t any extra. That’s when the climb will get tough.

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Master Chief surveys Zeta Halo from the Tower while holding a shock rifle in Halo Infinite.

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku

OK, so, you’ll wish to angle your self dealing with away from the tower, then use your grappleshot to launch your self from a kind of spokes at an upward diagonal angle, away from the tower. If you’re in midair, shortly flip round and grapple again to the primary ledge. (You’ll doubtless must have unlocked the grappleshot’s cooldown discount to tug this off.) It’d take you a couple of tries, however when you make it up, the cranium is on an elevated platform within the middle.

Various technique: You possibly can discover a banshee or a wasp and simply…fly to the highest. However these autos, in my expertise, aren’t accessible till the sport’s second act.

However hey, get a load of this view:

Master Chief stands on top of the Tower in Halo Infinite and looks at a Guardian.

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku

Wait a second…is {that a} lifeless guardian? Pc, improve!

Master Chief stares at a guardian on a cliff in Halo Infinite.

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku

Huh. Surprise what that’s all about.

 

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