The infamous Skull collectible returns in Halo: The Masterchief Collection, bringing with themselves an exciting set of features and game-changing elements that can either ease your burdens or up the challenge whenever you wish.
Halo Master Chief Collection: Halo CE Skulls Locations
There are a total of 16 skulls in Halo: Combat Evolved – fifteen of them are scattered all across the game’s different levels, while one (Grunt Funeral Skull) is available as a pre-order bonus.
The location of all the skulls in the game are given below, along with their effects.
Effect: Dying in co-op resets you at your last saved checkpoint. Dying solo restarts the level.
Location: This skull is found in the first mission, Pillar of Autumn. After exiting the cryo-tank, head towards the back of the room. There are some purple containers stacked together, and the skull is behind them.
Effect: All Convenant AI have twice the health. All Sentinels have energy shields.
Location: As soon as you crash-land on Halo, head to the waterfall in the distance. Look to its right and you should spot the skull on the ground.
Effect: Explosions have twice the damage radius.
Location: In the Arriving on Halo mission, you will have to enter an underground tunnel. After having the warthog dropped off, head forward like normal, but instead of going down into the trench, go around the cliff edge on the right to find the Boom Skull up ahead.
Effect: Players cannot pick up or use Covenant weapons.
Location: During the Truth and Reconciliation level, when you enter the hangar bay, kill all the enemies, but make sure that you are to the far right side of the area when you finish them off.
The doors will open very quickly near you when an enemy is near them, and you should be ready to go inside as soon as possible to grab the skull. This is usually the 3rd set of hunters that emerge in this area.
Effect: Weapons dropped by AI have half the ammo they normally would.
Location: During the Silent Cartographer level, after exiting the Pelician, immediately turn around and walk in the other direction. You’ll come across a large part of the island with a ramp going up the side. Head up and you should find the skull waiting at the end.
Effect: Infinite Ammo.
Location: In the Silent Cartographer level, head into the Security console building and head down the tunnel that leads to the console. Go into the open room, grab a grenade, and then perform a grenade jump on top of the structure to find the skull.
Effect: The motion tracker is disabled.
Location: During the Assault on the Control Room mission, after crossing the first bridge and taking the elevator to the ground floor, you can sort of make out a raised platform in the room you emerge in that is surrounded by fog.
You will need to perform a grenade jump here and land on the platform to get this skull.
Effect: Every time you respawn, a random element of your HUD is disabled.
Location: During the Assault on the Control Room mission, you’ll enter the tunnel and come into a large room you will notice pipes that stick out of the gorge in the middle on both sides.
There’s a pipe that extends out to the chasm depths, and the skull is at the end of this pipe.
Effect: Every shot is worth twice the ammo.
Location: In the 343 Guilty Spark mission, you’ll cross a fallen tree and notice a shade turret blow up and assault rifle fire coming from there.
Immediately go to the left from here and stick to the back wall. You’ll eventually come to a turret with a small drop behind it. Slide down the drop and the skull will be waiting for you at the bottom.
Black Eye Skull
Effect: Your shields only recharge when you melee enemies.
Location: During the Library level, at the beginning of the stage look up to see some square vents in the ceiling. Before entering the round yellow room, find a vent that is closest to the door, and perform a grenade jump into it. The skull will be waiting inside.
Eye Patch Skull
Effect: Auto aim features disabled for all weapons.
Location: In the Library level, instead of running onto the platform to grab the Index, go around as far from the Index as possible to reach the ground behind it, where you can pick up the skull.
Effect: Punching enemies makes them drop grenades.
Location: During the Two Betrayals level, get to the end of the level and grab a Banshee, then fly all the way back to the control room Assault on the Control Room, where there was a wraith tank on it as you’re entering the tunnel. The skull is also waiting over there.
Grunt Birthday Party
Effect: Kill a grunt with a headshot and see a spray of confetti.
Location: During the Maw level, you’ll be traveling on a Warthog and can find this beam-like structure near where the Foehammer is shot down.
Park your Warthog next to it, then jump on the vehicle and then crouch-jump on the beam, which has the skull at the end.