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"Impossible" 'Halo 2' Challenge Beaten By Streamer After Almost Two Decades

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"Impossible" 'Halo 2' Challenge Beaten By Streamer After Almost Two Decades

So, you might remember that a few weeks back, popular streamer Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White (also known as penguinz0 on YouTube) took to the internet with a challenge, for someone, anyone, brave enough to complete, and win a $20,000 bounty in the process.

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The trial in question, which he described as “perhaps the hardest challenge that currently exists in all of gaming”, was a deathless run of Halo 2, with all the skull modifiers on (apart from the one which makes the game slightly easier), and on Legendary difficulty - a LASO run. In the 18 years since Halo 2’s release, as far as we’re aware, no one had ever successfully managed this, until now. 

Before we get into it, check out some funny wins and fails from Halo below.

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As reported by Kotaku, Twitch streamer JerValiN quite literally made history earlier this week when he completed the challenge once and for all, and his reaction was priceless: “Alright, there you go chat. F**king done. Yes dude! F**king damn right!” 

Without counting the many, many hours poured into practicing (and other unsuccessful attempts), the winning run took the streamer just short of six and a half hours, which, when you think about it, is a really long time to be playing such a difficult game so perfectly. Needless to say, the Halo community has been pouring out support for his fantastic achievement.

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“I really hope 343 does something for you man. You did something no one else has ever accomplished. You earned that 20k,” commented Ethan Ferguson. “Honestly man, what a journey it was watching [you] complete this challenge. It stood the test of time for 18 long years, but if anyone was going to be able to beat it, it was going to be you. As soon as we watched you beat Gravemind, I knew you had the rest of the run in the bag. Seriously this challenge brought the Halo community back together and I'm glad Critikal made it happen. Long live Halo!” wrote Adliberty.

And, just for a wholesome twist, at the end of the run, the streamer’s family came running into the room to hug and congratulate him, which is just the sweetest thing, and an incredible end to an 18 year-long challenge.

Featured Image Credit: Xbox Game Studios, Jervalin _ via YouTube

Topics: Halo, Twitch, Youtube, 343 Industries

Catherine Lewis
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