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King of the Scarab in Halo 2 (PC)

King of the Scarab36 (20)

Acquire the Scarab gun on the Metropolis level, any difficulty

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Posted on 01 March 12 at 19:42, Edited on 27 January 13 at 18:33
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This video, posted by Youtube user comradehio, shows how you can get the Scarab Gun without using the banshee. Everything below is demonstrated in the video, so I'll skip the minute details. Also you can skip to 3:50 in the video to get to the specific details.

Get the Sputnik Skull on Quarantine Zone, Legendary difficulties.

Load up the Metropolis level, any difficulty, and fight through to the point where you're supposed to jump onto the Scarab. You'll need a rocket launcher, so pick one up.

On the last bridge, next to a cover wall, there is a small box that you can push around. Get it onto the bridge, and push back towards the wall. Line the box up with the metal grating.

Once this is done, you can trigger a checkpoint by waiting for the Scarab to march to it's final resting spot. This will help any efforts with retrying, as you won't run out of rockets (not that dying already helps that part), and if needed the box should only take minor adjustments.

Jump on top of the box, and shoot a rocket near the first cover wall. This should fling you high into the air, and near the bridge with the scarab gun.

Ultimately, I found this method easier. The only difference I had with the video, is when I was shooting the rockets, I had to aim closer to myself to actually get any height.

Nothing beats posting a solution five years after a games release.

Thanks to olde fortran 77 in the comments for the bit about forcing a checkpoint to make retries easier, and adding difficulty mentions in the solution.
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