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The Epic Easter Egg In Halo 3 You May Have Missed

The Halo series has no shortage of Easter eggs. From the notoriously powerful Scarab gun in Halo 2 to hilarious nods to the Halo community, such as those to Red vs. Blue, Bungie and 343 Industries have never been shy about include clever references throughout the franchise. In retrospect, one of the coolest references in the franchise occurred in Halo 3: ODST, which featured a poster overtly hinting at 2014's Destiny.


The poster, reading "Destiny Awaits," illustrates the Asklon logo, which is used by fictional Destiny vehicle manufacturer AMG Transport Dynamics. It's an interesting nod for multiple reasons. First, it's striking that the poster appeared in Halo 3: ODST in 2009, preceding Bungie's break with Microsoft for Activision. Had the split not occurred, the Destiny property may have been Microsoft's to use before it went multi-platform. Second, Bungie reportedly did not begin work on Destiny until 2010, the year after Halo 3: ODST's release.

How to find the Easter egg

The Destiny Easter egg can be found during the mission Coastal Highway, the second level of Halo 3: ODST. It doesn't take long to find the "Destiny Awaits" poster, as the mission begins with The Rookie and the rest of his squad exiting an elevator. Upon doing so, if the player looks to their immediate right, they can spot the aforementioned poster. As such, it is definitely an easy find and won't require a ton of digging to find the poster.


The charming Easter egg was actually removed from the Halo 3: ODST remaster for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which was a feature added post-release. As the expansion was added in 2015, after Destiny's release and Bungie's separation from Microsoft, it's not much of a surprise that it was removed. However, those with the original Xbox 360 version can still find the tongue-in-cheek Easter egg while playing through the game's campaign.