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This article is about the multiplayer level. For the Covenant ship, see Penance (ship).
The Covenant have harnessed the waters of this moon to refuel their massive supercarriers.
Map overview


Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary/Halo Reach[1]


Covenant hydro-processing center, Buwan[2]


Covenant facility interior

Gameplay overview

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Penance is a multiplayer map included in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for Halo Reach.[1] It is a remake of Damnation from Halo: Combat Evolved with several alterations to map layout.[1] A Forge variant with similar title to the Halo Combat Evolved version is also available for those who prefer the classic multiplayer map.


The map is set in a massive Covenant hydro-processing center on Buwan, the primary satellite of the Unggoy homeworld Balaho.[3] The moon provides resources necessary to power and refuel a variety of capital ships. During the breaking of the Covenant Empire, the facility was left abandoned but is still operational via automated subsystems.[3]


The following are locations on the map that are so named on the player's heads-up display during gameplay:

  • Lower Bridge
  • Cave
  • Teleporter Room
  • Teleporter Overlook
  • Waterfall Balcony
  • Observation Deck
  • Lower Pit
  • Pit Overlook
  • Rafters
  • Upper Bridge
  • Control Room
  • Ramp Hallway
  • Pump Room
  • Upper Pump Room
  • Pump Room Balcony


The Grunt in a Barrel easter egg can be found in this map.



  1. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint: The Halo Bulletin: 8/17/11
  2. ^ Xbox Live's Major Nelson: News From Halo Fest
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: The Halo Bulletin: 11/9/11