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Skulltaker Halo 3: Catch

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

Skulltaker Halo 3: Catch0
7 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeDifficulty SpecificCollectable
YaziteYazite471,121
11 Nov 2014 23 Dec 2014
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A lot of people have had trouble with this in the past. The method I use spawns the skull 90% of the time. So this is what I do:

- The Storm, Normal difficulty
- Get to the part where you hear "Kilo 23, this is Forward Unto Dawn, I need a Sit-Rep commander".
- Drive the Warthog slowly till you see Ghosts.
- Allow your team to kill a Ghost or two, but don't allow them to shoot the anti-air wraith.
- Get out of the Warthog and melee the wraith from behind till its destroyed.
- Beside the dead wraith will be a high, round object.
- Park your Warthog on the highest point touching the round object.
- Jump from ontop of your Warthog to reach the top of the object.
- Remember to crouch jump (Jump then hold crouch button to get onto ledge)
- Claim the skull

- If this didn't work, restart the mission and try again. Do not try again from a previous checkpoint. Its not a big deal having to restart the missions because you can get from the start of the mission to the skull in 2 minutes.

Video on the way
Shadow XBLSeems like maybe the geometry is messed up for this now that it's 1080p - I tried for 30 minutes and was unable to crouch jump off a vehicle. In the end I just did a frag grenade jump from the ground.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 24 Nov 14 at 17:54
YaziteJumping from ontop of a Warthog didn't work for you? Odd. I guess a frag grenade is fine too, but I think most people in the past just used the Warthog.
Posted by Yazite on 24 Nov 14 at 20:27
Shadow XBLyeah but the 1080p changed the pixels and it seems like it's not the same geometry anymore. Couldn't get over the edge just jumping
Posted by Shadow XBL on 24 Nov 14 at 23:15
YaziteAre you sure you parked the Warthog in the correct place? I'm sure something like that couldn't change that much just from a resolution upgrade.
Posted by Yazite on 25 Nov 14 at 09:33
Shadow XBLyup I tried multiple places including the spot in the video. Oh well. I know I did it on the 360 version.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 25 Nov 14 at 14:41
Broadan26This worked perfectly! I tried the not damaging the Wraith method, but this one is much simpler. Thanks!
Posted by Broadan26 on 28 Nov 14 at 10:58
YaziteGlad to help!
Posted by Yazite on 28 Nov 14 at 12:34
Drachen77I'm giving this a thumbs up but it was missing some vital information. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how your guy was jumping so high. So after some internet research I found out about the crouch jumping technique. Wouldn't you know, I got it first try after trying for almost an hour. Perhaps add that to your solution and video for us newbies.
Posted by Drachen77 on 23 Dec 14 at 10:29
YaziteSure thing, thanks for the feedback. I assumed that most people knew about the crouch jumping technique so I didn't include it. Will update now.
Posted by Yazite on 23 Dec 14 at 12:16
Drachen77Thanks for taking the time to write the solution. Would have never figured it out alone.
Posted by Drachen77 on 23 Dec 14 at 19:29
Malachai50Hey. For anyone who is crouch jumping impaired like myself: you can grab one of the ghosts and back it in to the same spot as the warthog in the above video, go back, grab the warthog and drive it up onto the ghost like a mini ramp. This should leave the warthog at an angle where you can jump from the front grill directly to the top of the cylinder where the skull is. No crouch jump required. I would suggest killing the two marines in the warthog as they will try to move it when you go for the ghost. Remember to watch out for those wraith bolts.
Posted by Malachai50 on 23 Mar 15 at 08:20
Rednet5Got it first try! Thank you!
Posted by Rednet5 on 18 Jul 15 at 02:42
PHARREAL87I tried multiple times without killing anything and speed going for it. skull didn't spawn. I then drove my warthog in and let gunner kill ghosts and the wraith near the skull, jumped on top of warthog and grabbed skull.
Posted by PHARREAL87 on 24 Jan 16 at 16:59
YaziteI think the anti air wraith is the key. Glad the solution helped.
Posted by Yazite on 24 Jan 16 at 17:01
The MC 77I was able to do this by stacking multiple ghosts against the structure and use them to jump up.
Posted by The MC 77 on 10 Apr 17 at 13:26
Ninja ScrollExcellent! Worked exactly as described. Thanks!
Posted by Ninja Scroll on 08 Feb 20 at 02:00
Chameleon1977This is another achievement made easier with the acrophobia skull. As soon as you're out in the open area, you can fly directly to the structure. It took around 10 seconds of waiting and looking around before the skull spawned for me
Posted by Chameleon1977 on 02 Aug 20 at 07:36