Developed on-site at Bungie studios and written over four months by the elite Piggyback team, this guide includes an encyclopedic appraisal of Halo 2's multiplayer mode; a full, highly accessible walkthrough for the epic Campaign mode; and everything on basic play. In its 224 pages you'll find:
Detailed annotated maps: outwit multiplayer opponents with your intimate knowledge of level architecture
Study all features of multiplayer maps, from power-up locations to "secret" areas, attack routes, and more
Includes an exhaustive rundown of preset and custom game types—design your own multiplayer match and attract the best crowd
Features hundreds of digital screenshots to illustrate key points
Packed with tips, tactics, and techniques from the Bungie team
Learn about every adversary, vehicle, and weapon—their strengths and shortcomings and how you can exploit these
Confidently negotiate the huge Campaign mode with our exclusive maps and step-by-step walkthrough
Before the release of Halo 2, the page for it at Xbox.com was made to look as though it were a series of screens at the helm of a Covenant ship, complete with a Covenant language made of triangular shapes. The Game Guide uses a few of these characters to denote the placement of Covenant vehicles on their maps.
Instead of showing it as a circular arrow, the reloading signal on page 13 depicts it as three bullets.
A misprint in the strategy guide mistakenly called the Enforcer a "Sentinel Major" on page 119. However, it stated that the Covenant called it "Enforcer" on page 118.