Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements

Dirge of Madrigal

Halo 3: Trigger the hidden music cue in Halo 3.   

This Easter Egg can be found in the mission, The Covenant.

The hidden music cue in this game is none other than Dirge of Madrigal, a song that original Halo developer Bungie used in one of their previous video games. When standing in a specific spot on the aforementioned mission, you will be able to hear the faint melody to the song. Be sure to follow the guidelines listed below, since it’s a slightly complicated process to trigger the hidden music cue.

  • After defeating the two Scarabs, ignore the waypoint and fly a Hornet toward the left of the Citadel (the building that Truth is located in)
  • Carefully land the Hornet on the structure and run along this ledge
  • Eventually, the ledge will turn into a 45-degree slope, but at the top of the slope, the song can be heard
  • It will begin to play almost immediately after you reach the top of the slope

Overall, once you have successfully reached the required spot, Dirge of Madrigal will be triggered and the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Slut
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 03:27:54 AM

After the Scarab fight in The Covenant.

Comment #2 by HaloCompletionist
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 05:26:03 AM


Comment #3 by yeskezspamen
Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 09:46:58 PM

Halo 3 First Run Guide. All Collectable and missions specific Achievements.
Achievements are time stamped in descriptions.

Comment #4 by UntilTammaro
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 09:35:05 PM

Here is a video guide for the "Dirge of Madrigal" achievement with English commentary!

Here is a playlist for all achievements in HMCC.

Comment #5 by GrandNOBLE
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 02:54:11 AM

You can do this on EASY.

You DON'T need to start at the beginning!
You can load up CHARLIE rally point.

Get in the warthog, go through the tunnels, you don't even have to kill anything. Drive until you get 2 Hornets.

Jump in 1 and kill both Scarabs. You can shoot the leg and the Scarab will go DOWN, then fly to the back and shoot the RED back with your Hornet (Don't get out of your Hornet!). Kill BOTH!

Then go to the place in the video above to hear the music.

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Game Info
343 Industries


US November 11, 2014

HDD Space Required : 45.63 GB
Price: $59.99USD
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