Halo Fans Discover Mongoose Kart Easter Egg In Halo 5 Six Years Later

A group of dedicated Halo fans have uncovered a previously-unknown Easter egg in Halo 5: Guardians. The Easter egg found in the campaign mission Evacuation puts four players on mongooses (or mongeese) and challenges them to race one another, with the winner receiving a heavy weapon for their trouble.

Last week, a popular Twitter thread prompted developers to reveal their favorite Easter eggs in games they’ve worked on. Halo designer Patrick Wren responded that the Evacuation mission features hidden Halo Kart for four players. When fans heard this and realized that no one had uncovered it yet, they immediately started streaming their attempts to find the hidden feature.

YouTuber Rocket Sloth hopped into Halo 5 with three fellow Halo superfans and scoured the level for any hints they could find. Eventually, Wren responded with the above five-line rhyme to give the players a little more direction. The fans figured out pretty quickly that the line about “a duration of his designation” referred to Master Chief’s true name of John-117, meaning that they needed to stand somewhere for 117 seconds.

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Author: Steven T. Wright