Happy Birthday, Lauren!

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Happy Birthday, Lauren! is a text Easter egg in Halo 3. It is hidden in the campaign mode's loading screen. The text was added by Adrian Perez and was dedicated to his wife, Lauren Perez.[1]


To access the Easter egg, simply change the Xbox 360's date to Christmas day (i.e. 25th December or 12/25/2024). Then proceed to loading any campaign level and press both thumbsticks down. The loading screen will start up but from a different angle, showing a scrolling message reading, "Happy Birthday, Lauren!"


  1. ^ Mail Sack 13 (Adrian Perez: "Showing my wife the Easter egg I put in the halo 3 loading screen for her - the one that nobody has found yet.")