TIP: GET A REVENANT & A WARTHOG PAST THE DENVER BARRIERS IN THE BUNKER AFTER ENTERING THE DOOR TO SWORD BASE
Usually I prefer to write longer posts about video gamer, but here’s one hint I couldn’t pass up posting! Being able to get a Revenant and a Warthog (especially the Warthog with the Guass gun) past the denver barriers is great, an write-worthy!
REQUIREMENTS: Your Warthog and one of the Revenants must be driveable.
During Objective: Return To Base when you return to ONI Sword Base the Covenant have found another way in . When you arrive you have to open the doors (you’ll see the ACTIVATE button to the left of the doors) and go through the other side — but you can’t get your vehicle past the denver barriers. Or your not supposed to anyway, but here’s you can.
Open the doors and put the Warthog in the opening (the doors will still shut but that’s fine) and jump out and go back to your Revenant. Approach the doors and stop right behind the Warthog, which is now on the closed doors which have closed. Jump out and hit ACTIVATE again, get back in the Revenant and when the doors open the Warthog will fall into the opening in front of you, move forward pushing it into the “bunker” area past the doors.
TIP 2: USE REVENANT AND/OR WARTHOG TO KILL COVENANT FORCES THIS SIDE OF THE BASE
You can use either vehicle to kill as many Covenant forces as possible.Position the vehicle right up against the barrier and you can shoot Covenant that notice you and charge your position, and even those who stay a distance off behind the barriers. Take your time. Note you’ll also find Sprint and Armor Lock Armor Abilities; some DMRs and a Sniper Rifle, and a health pack here.
TIP 3: GET THE REVENANT OVER THE DENVER BARRIERS
Now hop into the Warthog and park it right up against a denver barrier (I had the front of the vehicle facing the barrier), get into the Revenant and drive up onto the Warthog, this can be tricky. I had to jump out, and get into the Warthog again while the Revenant was on top and drive the Warthog right up against the barrier again. Now jump out and get back into the Revenant one last time, hit Boost (Left Trigger) and if you are positioned correctly you will drive over the barriers.
TIP 4: GET THE WARTHOG OVER THE DENVER BARRIERS
Hop in the Warthog and position it so you can easily shoot the denver barrier on the left side of the bunker. Blast the upper left corner of the leftmost barrier off (not sure this is required or not). You will only be able to blast part of the corner off.
Now back up as far as you can and make a run for the leftmost barrier. As you look up the incline from within the bunker you’ll see a dark embankment you can hop onto on foot. It runs up the entire incline and becomes part of the base. Right here, though, it ends at an angle near the entrance where you will be driving out, trying to go OVER the barrier.
Now, make your run for the barrier but aim off to the left where that dark angled part is to the left of the denver barrier, and if you hit it right you’ll go right over the denver barrier!
TIP 5: FINISH OFF THE COVENANT FORCES AS YOU ENTER THE BASE
Finish off the Covenant in the base, but watch out. As you drive up the first incline after passing the denver barriers and you reach the top, you’ll see there is some action past the entrance to an underground bunker — Hunter action! The Hunters aren’t alone but they are your stiffest resistance.
You have the Revenant, the Guass on the Warthog and, in my case, a (M41SSR MAV/AW) Rocket Launcher. I opted to blast the first Hunter with the Rocket Launcher, and the second one with the Revenant – have fun and make the choice that’s the most thrill-packed for you!
NOTE OF INTEREST: You can manage to get the Warthog part way into the elevator, push the button to go up and back up… the doors will shut but the Warthog will sink through the floor. When you exit the elevator you also may not have Kat with you. When you engage the Covenant here in battle, as usual, at some point when you are not looking she will appear behind you and join the battle.
Halo Reach Guide – ONI: Sword Base (IGN)