No better friendship then a group of Spartans on a Falcon
By - Forbeus-Maximus
I just knew everyone was going to be blown up at the end.
The dream is to have all 5 spartans in the vehicle, turrets laying down fire and destroying everything in sight, as the last two spartans drop in and kill everyone as turrets lay down even more covering fire.
Unfortunately, Scorpions exist.
Spartan laser go brrrrr
As a Falcon Pilot, once upon a time me and my two gunners *defeated* a Scorpion!
B-b-but, tank beats everything?
Not if you're a good enough flier!
It took place on the 360 servers last year, Rasu, the one with the giant shields in the sky. Seeing a tank explode, I got optimistic about my chances and pushed with my crew towards the enemy base, but then a Scorpion rolled up, the tank that exploded was an ally vehicle!
I knew I don messed up, I was too far away from the closest shield to be able to hide behind it, so I directed my crew forward: Shoot the tank. I did not believe in my chances, and I knew that we would die, but by God I would make sure that the Scorpion would come out of it as bloodied as possible!
And so the gunners fired while I took evasive manuevers, dodging the tank's rounds I flew ina pattern that was unpredictable, no straight lines, just keep dancing and curving. The Scorpion was soon leaking smoke, and before I knew it, it exploded, and I flew away in disbelief.
Shame I wasn't able to record it.
For me I just sometimes just crashed into the tank while saying “This is the greatest plaaan”
A foolproof strategy, but you can only do it once...
So crazy it just might work…
And two plasma grenades beat tank because balance
Now that’s always epic. Taking down Gauss hogs and Scorpions are a damn tough task even if the ground vehicle driver is a complete noob.
I pull the Rasu Falcon trick often and I’m happy to report that it still works well at the start of the battle, took down the enemy team’s scorpion and killed their sniper for a double kill.
What is the "Rasu Falcon trick"?
Gotta be real quick and hope the enemy team isn’t ready.
Sprint to the falcon, never mind gunners, if they jump in I let them know it’s a suicide mission.
Doesn’t matter the spawn/side of map. Get to the falcon ASAP, if spawning on blue side pull up hard right out of the map over the radar’s designation “Montana”, you’ll hit the soft kill barrier but with speed you’ll have time to fly over the ridge and dump altitude, maneuver right behind the enemy scorpion which should be oblivious to you (unless he’s aware by checking his radar) and then you can bail and destroy the tank by boarding it. The tricky part is timing the landing/bailing out of the falcon with the scorpion’s reload for a maximum chance of success.
It doesn’t always work but when it does it definitely cripples the hell out of the enemy’s initial firepower. That plus if you manage to live you can skrew with the enemy team from their back line and maybe swipe their grenade launcher or sniper or rockets.
If starting from other spawn (red side for hemmorage) same drill except you’re flying over water cave and high cave over that super sharp mountain lip and dumping altitude immediately after.
If the scorpion see’s you on either assault you can always hug the map’s forge world wall as cover and use that to your advantage. It’s hard to do with the kill boundary timer but not impossible.
That's why I'm hoping that if in Infinite, the falcon is nrought back, we won't have it and the splaser in the same gamemode at one time
Thank god they changed how scorpion shells function so there’s a reason to use any other vehicle lol
How did they change them?
Rather than being an instant death laser the shells travel slower and have drop off
I didn't, fuck me I nearly died laughing.
Hahaha, same. I mainly play big team battle. Falcons are the main reason I complete the weekly multikill challenges.
Ride together... die together
Getting blown up by some dipstick with a Splaser is core to the experience.
I really hope we can do this in Infinite, the Falcon is great for custom games.
I'm beginning to think 50/50 it'll be in the game, especially since they showed the wasp is back. Unless they go the Smash Ultimate route and give us all vehicles for sandbox fun, which I for one would absolutely *love*
This I would love. Canon be damned in customs let us be able to use *EVERYTHING*
This I also wouldn't mind having the story bring back the falcon that would be awesome
Honestly with the potential of SoF in Infinite I'm hoping we get access to some of the Halo Wars vehicles.
Can somebody say Jackrabbit to replace the mongoose?
They mention condors in the gameplay trailer so yes
Honestly, if Multiplayer is just simulations now, I don’t see how anything they add would break canon. Didn’t a bunch of armors in Halo 5 just, like, not even exist? They were just simulated armors that manufacturers were testing in War Games? I’d love for them to to just go all out on weapons and vehicles in multiplayer but I don’t know if I see it happening
Halo Infinite is going the same route with the armors. They are called "Fractures" non canon armors, Shinobi armor is considered one.
Battlefield 2042 is doing it! Here's hoping 343 joins the bandwagon!
Multi-man air vehicles are always so cool.
Really makes me miss the falcon
I just want a Battlefield: Halo game...
“Mom I want a halo themed battle field”
“We already have a halo battle field game at home”
Halo battlefield at home: BTB
Ugh. I want proper combined arms battle! Not just bigger team slayer!
It looks like we might sort of be getting that in Infinite’s new btb
I'm trying to avoid seeing too much about the game. I don't want to be disappointed again like in 5. But that is good to hear!
BTB 2.0 is just Warzone without the moba elements, which doesnt sound like a huge improvement if im being honest, even with the removal of reqs.
Warzone without reqs or moba elements.. so Big Team?
No, big team is 8v8.
Warzone is 12v12vE
halo infinite big team is 12v12. the pve is a moba element
There's always Arma and the OPTRE mod, though it's only on PC. It's properly the closest I can think of at the moment!
Yeah I've tried my hand at things like that. Mil sim.
That would be amazing. Just AMAZING.
Aren’t we getting custom games in the new battlefield?
It’s called battlefield portal, and it’s included with bf2042
We're finally getting a new Portal game.
Fuck yes my name doesn’t suck as much anymore
Kinda, if we are able to mod it we totally could get this, but I don’t know if we can or not. So far as I have heard it’s just battlefield games that you can use as assets in the portal
Its got an entire visual scripting editor, it'll be pretty powerful
Oh shit, so yeah, we can do this… oh my fucking gods does that have me excited.
I want a game like Halo 5 Warzone with more depth and purely PvE.
I've been saying this for so many years, especially after Invasion from Reach. Like, throw out the current lore for now. Just imagine a Halo game in the style of Battlefield that is UNSC vs Covenant. Hell it doesn't even need to be a full standalone game. They could definitely make it into a gametype with some extra work.
Though I get why it isn't a focus which is a shame. Maybe with an increased player count and modding it will be possible. But I won't hold my breath for it just yet.
Battlefield does territories, map design, and objective games quite well.
Also, have more vehicles, and higher player count would make combined arms, with air support, and tanks pushing at one or two objectives? Sign me up!
With the way the new Battlefield Portal function looks to work, you may be able to recreate something similar!
I'd be happy with an Insurgency: Halo game.
Try your hand at taking down a Chad Spartan as a beta innie!
Why do people ask for this when Warzone exists? Literally the same concept…
I guess it always feels small?
how does it feel small? Its the same playercount that BTB 2.0 is gonna have plus AI enemies to farm.
Battle royale is not big team battle
warzone is a halo 5 gametype bud
Oh my bad, I forgot that existed.
Halo 5 warzone is only 24 players though... Battlefield has a much higher player count and larger maps.
Yeah it’s nothing like battlefield really. Much too small scale with more emphasis on pve.
I think people want large-scale stuff. (32v32 instead of 12v12)
What?!?! I never knew you could use the passenger seats outside of campaign.
I think they’re using the campaign falcon that 343 added into forge
For real? I didn’t know that was added either. Thanks!
They've also added the chin gun falcon, sabre, seraph, all of the civilian vehicles and a shit ton of forge objects
Halo 3 also has the AA wraith and elephant added as forge vehicles!!
And Halo 4 got the flyable Pelican and ~~Longsword~~ Broadsword added as Forge vehicles
*Broadsword, longsword is the big triangle lookin bomber (end of CE etc)
Still salty the pelican and phantom in Reach aren't flyable despite the game having full functionality for it in campaign
There's mods that add them to Reach Forge World as well, they're very much driveable.
I meant for vanilla, as my friends and I are on Xbox. Having them enabled in vanilla would make it possible for those to appear in the CGB
i dont think its in vanilla cause the phantom can go super speed and go through solid objects, pelican would be cool since there seats in the back and a turret gunner seat
Holy shit. It’s everything I dreamed of back when Reach was first released
Be warned the longsword and seraph are ridiculously overpowered and are designed for a large open space battle. In other words, prepare to crash after every evasive maneuver
Hopefully there’ll be a falcon or a falcon equivalent in infinite, we need more team vehicles!
“So how’s the war going for you guys?”
“I can’t wait to go back home and see my mom-“
**E X P L O D E S**
One better friendship than a group of Spartans on a Falcon.
Buddyhog with the enemy team!
When you're in a buddyhog, *everyone* is a target.
Wht is “ fortunate son” by creedence clear water revival not playing?
Desert bus is so fun lol
It felt like the first mission on reach
God that was the best ending lmao
The best part of desert bus maps is the whole team dying at once
Just seeing the other two Spartans nodding right before the explosion was brilliant
Wait you can sit in the passenger seats?
Where’s the guy crouching trying to sit on top? :(
This is why I’ve been flying the falcon for 10 years. I love this bird for its versatility, gun runs, and air to ground support. Nothing feels better than taking down banshees, helping my men on the ground secure a strategic power weapon from an assaulting group of enemies and so forth. Also, literally just flying people around on forge world and custom games. I made a lot of friends through piloting and I’ve made even more of them happy with kill streaks haha.
spartan laser goes brr
tip of the spear intensifies
desert bus is without a doubt the best game type I’ve played yet
My favorite part about all of these videos is how everyone tragically dies in the end
I’ve watched this so many times, I can’t stop laughing. Getting into vehicles with teammates in Halo almost never ends well 😂
This made my day
The two guys playing on PC bobbing their heads like they were talking is what got me. Ooo damn, my lungs about collapsed
How do you sit in the passenger seats
The Spartan who didn’t nod his head was like “somethings wrong, I can feel it”
There's a special feeling in Halo 5 warzone when a whole team of Spartans jumps onto someone's tank and rides it into battle.
Why are there so many desert bus servers? Not that I dislike them, it's just kinda odd.
POV: You and your mates were told you could fight in the same group on the Western Front.
I was waiting for Fortunate Son to start playing lol
We fly together and die together
The nodding absolutely killed me
I don't know man, it's the little head nods that just make me chuckle, especially from the blue fire helmet spartan.
My dream still is to fly a pelican full of spartans and drop them off with a fresh warthog in a hot LZ, “hang on tight” BOOOM all to be blown up by a scorpion in the end…
Guess 343 keeps denying this dream of mine, ima go sleep now and dream of the possibilities….
Isn’t that a hornet tho
Halo reach had falcons. Halo 3 (and later) had hornets.
Bruh I just finished reach how did I not notice that *facepalms*
I miss Halo: Reach so much..
This is the shit I love. Any game, but only better that it's some great Halo 'bullshit.' Gotta enjoy little things like crouching at people for fun or ridiculous camera work like this. I don't think in-game emotes will ever truly take over these dumb, simple things.
I love the Halo community
Crouching and Nodding is the ultimate sign of peace in Halo multiplayer.
And of course it explodes in the end
"so how's the war going for you guys?"
I can't wait to see my mom- *dies*
I found myself head banging involuntarily haha
I knew it was gonna happen and it still made me laugh
Can elites get in the back of those falcons? Dont know id bungie would have bothered to make animations sence that kind of falcon wasnt inteded to multiplayer.
Laughed so hard I thought I woke everyone up
I was waiting for everyone to blow the fuck up. I would’ve laughed hard af.
That reminds me of the one thing I hated about Reach on the MCC. I lost all the cool armor I had acquired from all the time I spent playing the original Reach.
The explosion 👌
they were friends and now they're dead
Falcon is my favorite UNSC vehicle. I love the stories that come out of using it.
I wish you could transport a bomb or flag on falcon
I hope they make a Reach anniversary one day
how do you guys get games on Reach??? I never find games on there it's so frustrating cuz i like the game so so much
There is a custom games browser under multiplayer. That’s what I use
on PC? i've always played on xbox
It’s on Xbox. That’s what I play as well
Am I forgetting these seats being usable? Or is this PC?
Too bad as an elite I'm unable to get into a falcon unless it's the one with the gun on the side
Is reach on the pc still worth playing? I haven’t logged in scince launch
The best friend ship until a spartan laser gets you
That the map where one side gets a seraph and the other doesn't? If so, rip.
this was both unexpected and expected. i love it.
Bro those transport falcons are racist. I can ride them as an elite 😭
I need a version of this with fortunate son playing over it
I love playing New Alexandria just being a passenger in the Falcon, if only I could do the same in solo...
yeah, unfortunately falcons are useless on any map that has literally even one anti-vehicle weapon for this very reason (and while not useless, underwhelming on any map with precision weapon starts). Falcon often has to get at least 3 kills just to break even, which it rarely does.