First up is the Boom skull, which magnifies the radius of explosions. You'll find this explosive delight in the initial mission, Warship Gbraakon. As you venture through the ship, you'll come across a door adorned with a blue light, accompanied by a kinetic ammo station outside. Enter the room and engage in a fierce battle with the enemies lurking within. Picture a room teeming with chaos and destruction. Now, focus your attention on the right side, where platforms rise like elevators. Look up, and there it is—the unmistakable outline of the skull beckoning you. Stand on the ascending platform, reach for the stars, and claim your prize!
Next on our skull scavenger hunt is the Cowbell skull, infamous for accelerating the effects of explosions. This little gem is hidden in the second mission, Foundation. After meeting and acquiring The Weapon (no, not that kind of weapon), you'll ride an elevator while Master Chief takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Amidst the holographic children frolicking about, you'll pass through a door and be greeted by a peculiar window. But wait! Don't lose focus; head left and eliminate all opposition. Now, cast your gaze upward to the pillars adorning this area. It's time to channel your inner Spider-Man and Grappleshot your way to the top of the first pillar. From there, scan the surroundings to spot the skull perched atop another pillar across a treacherous gap. It's a leap of faith, my friend, so jump across and use your Grappleshot to ascend and claim your prize.
Now, let's shed some light on the Blind skull, which disables your HUD, perfect for capturing stunning screenshots of the game. Venture to the first island in the open-world section of the game. Ascend the mountain, peering over the edge to behold a vast canyon. Descend cautiously onto the metallic hexagonal pillars and keep an eye out for a more natural-looking rocky terrain. Ah, there it is—a fallen soldier, accompanied by a rocket launcher. After an enemy ship passes by, continue your descent and discover another fallen soldier beside a battle rifle. Now, brace yourself for a death-defying descent down the rocky cliff. Just as you think it's the end, Grappleshot your way to the left, landing on a hidden platform. Listen closely, and you'll hear the eerie whispers of the skull, lurking just around the corner.
Prepare for some mind-bending dialogue with the IWHBYD skull, short for "I Would Have Been Your Daddy." This peculiar treasure increases the frequency of rare and humorous in-game banter. Luckily, finding this one is a breeze. Embark on the mission aptly named Recovery, where you'll infiltrate a towering structure known as The Tower. And lo and behold, the skull sits majestically atop this lofty perch, just waiting for you to claim it.
Let's clear the fog surrounding the Fog skull, which removes the motion tracker on your radar, making it harder to anticipate enemy movements. Head west of FOB Alpha, towards the edge of the second island, southeast of the Foundation mission marker. As you wander along the hexagonal cliffside, you'll stumble upon a peculiar doll. Curiosity piqued, continue past the doll and find yourself amidst a labyrinth of pillars and platforms with gaping chasms. Embrace your inner acrobat, utilizing your Grappleshot to traverse this treacherous terrain. Ascend with caution, all the while scanning for the skull's eerie whispers. Behold! The skull rests atop a mound of USNC and Banished helmets, an S7 sniper rifle as an added bonus.
Prepare for explosive chaos with the Catch skull, causing enemies to toss and drop an excessive number of grenades. Located on the C-shaped island in the northern region of the map, this skull demands a daring journey. Grappleshot or take to the skies with a Banshee or Wasp and venture to the designated location. Once you arrive, brace yourself for a fierce confrontation with formidable foes, including two imposing Hunters. Arm yourself with heavy-duty weaponry and eliminate these fearsome adversaries. When the dust settles, you'll find the skull hidden within the hollowed trunk of a tree.
Beware the Famine skull, whichincreases the scarcity of ammo throughout the game. This skull can be found in the fourth mission, Escape. As you navigate the dark and eerie halls of the Banished installation, keep an eye out for a room with a massive cylindrical structure in the center. Enter this room and eliminate any hostile forces present. Now, turn your attention to the platforms surrounding the cylindrical structure. Ascend to the highest platform using your Grappleshot and search for a hidden passage leading to a small alcove. Behold, the Famine skull rests within, waiting for you to claim it.
Last but not least, we have the Grunt Birthday Party skull, a fan-favorite that causes Grunts to explode in a shower of confetti and cheers when shot in the head. Head to the underground cavern known as the Mines, located north of the central island. Descend into the depths and navigate through the minecart tracks until you reach a large open area with multiple tunnels. Enter the tunnel on the left and follow the track until you reach a dead end. Now, turn around and look up to spot a hidden platform above. Grappleshot your way up and walk along the narrow ledge to reach the final chamber. There, you'll find the Grunt Birthday Party skull, ready to bring joy and celebration to your battles.
With these locations unveiled, you can now embark on your skull hunting adventure in Halo Infinite. Each skull adds a unique twist to the gameplay, whether it's explosive chaos or disabling your HUD for a more immersive experience. So, gather your wits, hone your skills, and dive into the vast world of Halo Infinite to uncover these coveted treasures. Happy skull hunting, Spartan!