Cheat List

These cheats are ONLY for the Custom Edition of Halo: Combat Evolved.

Open the properties window of the Halo shortcut and add ‘ -console -devmode’ after the target. Start the game with the -console -devmode command line parameter. Press ~ during game play to display the console window, then enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Codes do not work in online games.

Cheat: Mods for Halo, Not CE

NOTE: It is always a good idea to back up your files, if you make mistakes you can reinstall.

You will need HaloMapTools V3

Once that is extracted and installed forget about it (close it out or something) and go to ‘My Computer’ the locate where you installed halo somewhere in the C drive (most likely ‘Prog Files’ then ‘Microsoft Games’ then ‘Halo’). Once you open up the file ‘Halo’ (not CE) you will see some other files such as ‘shaders’ and ‘maps’ and some stuff, but the one you want is the one named ‘maps’. Copy that entire folder (all the maps) and paste them in a new file titled ‘backups’ and then minimize that so you can see your desktop. (this will be your backup map folder). OK now that that€s done we can move on to modding…

Now open up HMT3 and open the folder ‘HMT.v3.ReleaseCandidate’ (if u cant find that it the 2nd one down) and then click on HMT3’s icon (it might be books or a window and dont worry if a notice pops up) and HMT3 will open. Now click file and open then again locate your maps folder (not your backups! the originals)(it may be easier just to insert halo and click on the cd drive to locate the maps) and open a map you would like to mod (cant mod Once selected a lot of word closed folders will come up on the left. If you want to make things happen such as a pistol shooting rockets go to the one named Projectiles (don’t worry about big words just click on +/-) and click on the + to its left. Now a lot of things should have opened and things such as:

  • vehicles\banshee\banshee bolt
  • weapons\assault rifle\bullet

should have come up. Those are the projectiles for each weapon. So lets say you want a needler to shoot pistol… well all you basically need to do is switch the projectiles huh… exactly but there are 2 ways to do this. I find the easiest way is to copy and paste the META (numbers) in the top left. So to make the needler shoot pistol you would copy the pistols META and paste it into the needlers META then click save and your done. And before you try out your mod on halo you need to make sure that you press close map file at the bottom otherwise halo will freeze. But wait there is a second way: you can click on swap next to the projectiles META and then choose the projectile you want it to shoot then again press save and close the map file.

Also in the TAG EDITOR on the left when you select a projectile you are able to change the speed, arch, and alot of things as well as the projectiles life span. So you can make plasma shoot as fast a bullet or faster or slower.

Shoot through wall

In multi-player mode, drive any Warthog close to a building so that the side of it is touching. Get in the gunners turret and turn it towards the wall. If done correctly and you are close enough, you should be able to to shoot at an enemy through the wall and not receive damage from them if they shoot back.

Faster Reload

This should work for all guns that can reload except for shotgun. Reload the gun, as soon as you see the clip into the gun animation, either switch guns or melee. The reload would save you good time. Works in all setting, including multiplayer.


Get into a machine Gun Warthog and drive to a rock on the right hand side of the base with the big dark hill in the corner and park it backwards on it and get into the gun and jump off and try to get into the rock… this will allow you to shoot people but not be seem or shot back