Halo Online

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Halo Online
Halo Online cover
343 Industries
Saber Interactive
Windows Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Studios
Innova Systems
Halo 3 Engine
Release dates
Windows 2015
Halo Online on Wikipedia
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
Halo 2 2007
Halo: Spartan Assault 2013
Halo Online 2015*
Halo: Spartan Strike 2015
Halo 5: Forge 2016
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition 2016
Halo Wars 2 2017
Halo Recruit 2017
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (series)
Halo Infinite 2021

Key points

The Official release under Microsoft Studios for Russian players was canceled in 2015. However, Halo Online is playable worldwide with the El Dewrito Mod, which is now essential for play.
As the El Dewrito Developers received a DMCA takedown in April 2018, the official game data (Halo Online v1.106708 cert_ms23 from the 4game launcher) is no longer provided with the El Dewrito Mod[1], however, there is a Reddit page dedicated to providing various downloads of ms23 v1.106708. DO DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!

General Information

ElDewrito.com - Official Page of El Dewrito Mod
Halo Waypoint - Official Closure of Halo Online Testing under Microsoft Studios in Russia


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Not official, El Dewrito Launcher, view Key Points
All changes, settings, etc. are in reference to El Dewrito Mod.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows (Halo Online installation directory)\dewrito_prefs.cfg

Video settings

In order to access Game settings on keyboard and mouse, press the 'HOME' key on the keyboard from the main menu
Entry graphics settings
Entry graphics settings
In-depth graphics settings
In-depth graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only shows 21:9 resolutions when the native screen resolution is 21:9, otherwise simply states 16:9 Widescreen, 16:10 Widescreen, or 4:3 Letterbox.
Halo 3 Engine does not support multi-monitor output, however split screen could be modded in.
Only allows 21:9 resolutions to be selected if native resolution is 21:9
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Supports between 55 and 120 degrees, however, custom FOVs can be entered through the dewrito_prefs.cfg config file
Defaults to boerderless window, but available in options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Opens by default in Borderless Window on first run. Can be changed to Windowed, however no real fullscreen is supported.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Bundled as part of 'Post Processing' Setting
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Simply an 'Enable' and 'Disable' option
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, can be removed through dewrito_prefs.cfg
60 FPS
Physics is bound to framerate, which can maximumly refresh at 60Hz.
120+ FPS
Can be achieved by editing in HEX eldorado.exe, however since the physics is bound to the framerate, this can severely affect gameplay, (which will make multiplayer extremely difficult)
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Halo 3 Engine does not support BT. 2020 output, a neccessity for HDR, as the Xbox 360 never could output BT. 2020, and Halo 3 was designed for Xbox 360
  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/HaloOnline/wiki/index/download