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Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD

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

Skulltaker Halo 3: IWHBYD0
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- 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.

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 :)
Breadly WeaponI had to do the longer sequence of 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 to get this...
Posted by Breadly Weapon on 18 Dec 14 at 08:05
NE0182Wow, that is a pretty long sequence. I never heard of this one. Do you know if this is confirmed somewhere?
Posted by NE0182 on 18 Dec 14 at 18:43
PokutescurseI will say it worked for me, after 1 hour of trying the 4 6 5 4 5 3 4 and getting nowhere, I tried the longer sequence and it worked for me on the first try
Posted by Pokutescurse on 20 Dec 14 at 22:32
shelbygt5252I had to use the longer sequence as well. I was playing in coop, maybe that's the reason.
Posted by shelbygt5252 on 22 Dec 14 at 05:25
NE0182Thanks guys, i added it to the guide.
Posted by NE0182 on 23 Dec 14 at 05:20
D3LTADid the short sequence on Normal solo.
Posted by D3LTA on 01 Jan 15 at 23:50
Wait4MyKickI also had to do the long sequence on co-op. Was playing legendary.
Posted by Wait4MyKick on 07 Jan 15 at 08:27
Games MasterStrangely enough the long sequence worked 1st try unlike the several previous attempts of the short sequence. Was playing solo on normal.
Posted by Games Master on 15 Feb 15 at 14:13
Recreat3Long sequence worked for me first go after trying the short one of 10+ time
Posted by Recreat3 on 28 Apr 15 at 17:12
coipI played co-op on Normal. We tried the short sequence a bunch of times together and it never worked. Then we tried it where one partner didn't do anything and the other one did the short sequence; it worked right away. So, if you're in co-op mode, just have one person do it (both people will get the achievement anyway as soon as the other partner picks up the skull).
Posted by coip on 01 Jun 15 at 04:38
IAteYurDingoI will confirm the long sequence. Tried the short version 3 times, but the rings never began the lighting confirmation. I then tried the long sequence. Once I finished, the lighting sequence of the rings began and the skull was present. Thanks for the additional information.
Posted by IAteYurDingo on 04 Jun 15 at 01:54
xhannaaaFirst Sequence worked for me. Solo/Normal
Posted by xhannaaa on 19 Jun 15 at 13:16
AgentOfAbyssShort version failed multiple times, long version worked first try. Solo Legendary
Posted by AgentOfAbyss on 06 Jul 15 at 21:29
GrobaniteSolo/Normal and only the long version works for me
Posted by Grobanite on 13 Aug 15 at 22:35
TheReaperWaitsxShort version worked for me on Normal Solo, but only when I jumped through them facing the bridge.
Posted by TheReaperWaitsx on 26 Aug 15 at 22:11
BRiT wtfdotcomNormal/Solo, Short sequence worked first try.
Posted by BRiT wtfdotcom on 07 Sep 15 at 15:19
Studli WanShort sequence a no go multiple times on Normal Solo, long sequence worked first try, huzzah!
Posted by Studli Wan on 26 Nov 15 at 06:38
TOWELIE07I had to do the long version. Thanks!smile
Posted by TOWELIE07 on 02 Dec 15 at 22:50
Raptor 2000I had to do long version. Tried short version twice and then did the long version and the long version worked first try

Solo normal difficulty
Posted by Raptor 2000 on 05 Dec 15 at 18:52
Fury87long sequence for me too cry on solo, normal difficulty
Posted by Fury87 on 19 Feb 16 at 06:17
Bjarke Brielong sequence for me too...
Posted by Bjarke Brie on 11 Mar 16 at 11:06
CraziDutchmanLong sequence for solo normal
Posted by CraziDutchman on 08 Jul 16 at 16:02
ParadoxReal8Thanks for the long sequence. That's weird though as I trust Maka and his videos, it was working for the "real" Halo 3 a few years ago but not now. Where did you take that code. It's the other I see everywhere.
Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 16 Jul 16 at 14:34
YaziteI did this when it first came out, but I recently helped a friend do it on legendary co-op and the short sequence worked fine for us.
Posted by Yazite on 17 Feb 17 at 10:29
Stormborn64short sequence normal solo worked first try
Posted by Stormborn64 on 30 Jun 17 at 05:33
Bandit721Can confirm that short sequence worked on normal co-op. As mentioned above, trick was to have just one person do the sequence. If both people do it, it won't work.
Posted by Bandit721 on 19 Aug 17 at 13:26
TDA DanroushI figured it out I think. Just like skulls, it depends on whether you play the full mission or not. So if you play the full mission it works with the short version, but if you start from the later checkpoint you have to do the long one.
Posted by TDA Danroush on 02 Oct 17 at 15:38
DominusTenebraeI had to do the longer version as well. SP normal. I had completed it only in coop previously, never in sp.
Posted by DominusTenebrae on 15 Oct 17 at 21:29
Thanatos860Can confirm got the skull in coop today using long sequence. 1 player did the jumping through the hoops and to confirm ring 1 is the first one as you enter the hall from the lift!
Posted by Thanatos860 on 24 Jun 18 at 14:44
MoustachioI played the full mission (SP normal) and had to do the longer version. Although, I didn't go back to the beginning the room for the short one. When I went through the long one and hit the ones, I made sure to go back a bit further, since I noticed the last seven digits of the shorter are the same as the last seven of the long and figured maybe if I went back a little more it would trigger something I missed, but who knows. Halo works in mysterious ways.
Posted by Moustachio on 29 Aug 18 at 04:52
EB89AUI just did this

Xbox One X
Normal Difficulty
Started from the beginning
Died a few times (trying to rush, don’t hate)

I did the short version 4 6 5 4 5 3 4
When jumping through I always faced the direction of where the prophet and Miranda keys died.

After the Last ring they all started glowing and pulsing.

Skull was down on the bridge

Achievement popped immediately
Posted by EB89AU on 04 Mar 20 at 09:58
Fr0styGrays0nThis is bullshit I’ve tried this way too many times and it still doesn’t work I’ve tried it every different way I need help
Posted by Fr0styGrays0n on 15 Apr 20 at 18:06
PuffroJust got it finally on Legendary after giving up years ago.
Tried the short code a half dozen times tonight with no luck. Did the long code, and BAM! there it was.
Posted by Puffro on 27 Apr 20 at 06:28
joeboomersI did the long code in the direction the video says, with ring 1 being closest to the end of the level and ring 7 being near the light bridge/prophet/keyes. Initially the solution confused me because he says it's the opposite but I did it in the way the video said after trying to the short version both ways.

Solo, Legendary, through the Legendary playlist. I also restarted a check point to get the previous skull.
Posted by joeboomers on 20 Jul 20 at 00:54
GE SeaBeastDid the short code and no luck, tried the long and worked first time thanks !
Posted by GE SeaBeast on 27 Aug 20 at 14:30
crazy2pigfishNo success on Xbox One console. But I did it on PC with the short
Posted by crazy2pigfish on 29 Dec 20 at 11:02
SovtYunYunTough Luck with short code, But the longer code gives you the skull, I did it on MCC PC in a playlist from the mission beginning.
Posted by SovtYunYun on 11 Jan 21 at 21:25
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 21 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 21 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 21 at 22:48
ConfideValkyrieSome things to mention that may help others, you have to start the level from the very beginning and the also only 1 player has to go through the rings in the long order. I can confirm the long order works in co-op
Posted by ConfideValkyrie on 05 Sep 21 at 14:55
Leo AscendentI didn't even get the rings to spawn wtf
Posted by Leo Ascendent on 03 May at 02:48
KozzayThanks for the long version. Was in co-op and did the short version about 6 times. Can confirm long version works if you use two people to hop through the rings. Thanks again!
Posted by Kozzay on 13 May at 05:49
FearZaftYeah I’m having trouble with the rings spawning myself. Normal. Solo. I’ve repeated the mission twice
Posted by FearZaft on 24 May at 05:11
ch1cag0steveThe rings did not appear, but jumping through the air in the correct order had the skull appear.
Posted by ch1cag0steve on 25 Jun at 01:38