Seven years later, Halo 3′s last known Easter Egg has been found

Thursday, 10 July 2014 04:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Halo 3′s fan community has finally uncovered the fabled loading screen Easter Egg.

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Apparently, if you press both thumbsticks on Halo 3′s loading screen when the console thinks it’s December 25, you’ll be treated to a wider view of the Halo ring. Look carefully, and you’ll see the ring displays the words “Happy Birthday Lauren!”

TeamBeyond uploaded a video of the Easter Egg, as well as gathering some backstory.

The Easter Egg has been referenced in two different Bungie Mail Sack Q&A sessions.

“There is one Easter egg in Halo 3 that I don’t think anyone has found – I stumbled across it in code a while back. It only happens on a specific day … so good luck,” a tease in Bungie Mail Sack 9.0 said.

A second reference in Mail Sack 13 was more specific; the original link seems to have been lost, but several forum posts preserved the text, as for example this Bungie.Net thread.

“Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the Halo 3 loading screen for her – the one that nobody has found yet,” Adrian Perez said of his proudest moment working at Bungie.

Watch the Easter Egg below.

Thanks, /r/gaming.

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