Just the term “LASO” sends chills down even the most hardened Halo player’s spine. The term refers to completing a Halo campaign on its hardest difficulty — Legendary — with all of the gameplay-modifying Skulls turned on (LASO standing for Legendary All Skulls On). If that doesn’t sound hard enough as it is, how about completing the entire LASO run with zero deaths?
That’s what content creator Charlie ‘Cr1tikal’ White is challenging the Halo community to complete. In a YouTube video first spotted by PCGamesN, he offered the first player to finish a Halo 2 Anniversary LASO run with zero deaths a $20,000 prize. Besides the seemingly impossible task of a one-life LASO run, Halo 2 is also widely recognized as the most difficult Legendary campaign in the franchise. $20,000 doesn’t seem like enough.
Cr1tikal first announced the challenge a couple weeks ago, with a $5,000 prize attached. As the days went by with no takers, he quadrupled the prize to try and entice some fearless gamers to take the challenge. The streamer said he’s tried the challenge himself, and was unable to get past the first two rooms of the first mission before giving up.
According to Cr1tikal, a run like this has only been completed once, but it had the Envy skull turned on, allowing Master Chief to turn invisible. So, to up the challenge even further, Cr1tikal is requiring players to turn that one specific skull off.
Other skull effects dramatically change gameplay, from increasing enemy aggression, to making enemies permanently cloaked, to eliminating your shield’s ability to recharge normally. It’s very possible no one will ever complete Cr1tikal’s challenge.
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If you want to jump into a Halo experience that won’t have you breaking your controller, you can check out the details on Halo Infinite’s co-op beta. Or, check out how the famous Halo 2 E3 demo will soon be playable.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.