Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD achievement in Halo MCC

Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD

Halo 3: Find and claim the IWHBYD Skull on Normal or harder.

Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD0
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How to unlock the Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD achievement

  • NE0182NE0182205,439
    20 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014 02 Jan 2015
    105 2 40
    - Mission: The Covenant (works in co-op as well)
    - Difficulty: Normal or higher
    - Mission has to be started from the beginnning

    The IWHBYD Skull will be at the very end of the mission "The Covenant". When you first come to the room ignore the 7 rings and fight your way to the end where you have to extend the bridge. This will trigger a cutscene and you will have to fight your way back. Once you are back at the beginning of the room you will have to jump through the rings in a specific order.

    The rings are numbered from 1-7, starting at the beginning all the way back to where you extended the bridge. (0:51)

    Always jump through the rings facing the extended bridge. If you make a mistake you can simply start at the first ring which is 4.

    REGULAR ORDER:
    4 6 5 4 5 3 4

    LONG VERSION: (Could be necessary in co-op but i'm not entirely sure)
    If the short combination doesn't work you will have to try this sequence.
    4 5 6 5 7 6 5 4 1 2 3 2 7 2 1 3 4 6 7 5 4 6 5 4 5 3 4

    If you did it correctly the rings will light up and you can collect the skull at the extended bridge.

    Thanks to Breadly Weapon, Pokutescurse and shelbygt5252 for the heads up and confirmation on the long sequence :)

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    AngryBob4213So I was just attempting this skull and having issues and I noticed something: at one point the music changed. It went from the uneasy flood music to a calm ethereal song. At this point it worked! I'm not sure what triggered the music change as the flood had all been dead for a while, but if you're struggling maybe just try chilling for a bit till the music changes! Good luck!
    Posted by AngryBob4213 on 15 Jan at 04:03
    Rock Is SpongeJust did this now on MCC Series X with latest update. Normal with Agg skull on. Dont fly through the ring.

    The short code with jumping towards the extended bridge worked for me. Make sure to walk through the intermediary doors too or else you might break the scripts.

    I killed the flood first then began the ring jumps
    Posted by Rock Is Sponge on 15 Jan at 04:58
    WolfyI think I discovered something really interesting about the sequence. If you calculate the numbers, at the end the result will be 7. This work with both sequence, short or long.

    The logic of the calculation is this: 4+6=10 (why +6? Because 6 is the next ring, so you add, and when you come back to the previous ring from number 6, to number 5, you must subtract.)
    4 6 5 4 5 3 4
    Look: 4+6= 10-5= 5-4= 1+5 =6-3= 3+4= 7

    And the same with the long sequence. Try
    Posted by Wolfy on 18 Feb at 22:48
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  • Maka91Maka911,266,436
    13 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2014
    42 4 2
    The following skull can be found in the video below, and must be done on normal or higher difficulty. The timestamp for its exact location can be found directly underneath.

    [7:19] - Skull: IWHBYD - Mission: The Covenant

    Code: 4 6 5 4 5 3 4
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    yollom69
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    Also, why the negative viote ? MAKAs guide are always excellent and this is no exception
    Posted by yollom69 on 10 Jan 15 at 00:32
    Ninja ScrollThey’re always excellent for sure. This one was no exception. Took me a few tries. It was probably due to not jumping through them correctly. +1
    Posted by Ninja Scroll on 16 Feb 20 at 23:18
  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,589,988
    15 Nov 2014 26 Jan 2015
    8 1 0
    Mission: The Covenant - Skull (IWHBYD) - Inside the structure mentioned above, you have to play the Halo theme using the holographic rings near the end of the level. You’ll reach a room with these holographic rings and lots of Brutes enemies. Clear the room of enemies and activate the bridge at the far end, then kill off all the Flood that show up. When it’s time to head out, go all the way back to where you entered but do NOT drop down the shaft. Instead, turn back around. From here, the nearest ring is #1 and the furthest is #7. Jump through the rings in the following order: 4654534. This spawns the skull at the small light-bridge at the far end of the room past ring #7. Check the video starting at 06:09 for a visual example.
  • Apocalypse KaneApocalypse Kane1,351,791
    15 Nov 2014 15 Nov 2014
    10 10 1
    I found this really well done video which explains step by step how to get the skull IWHBYD. The video is not for the XBOX ONE version of the game but it works fine. The credits for the video goes to its author.
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