Shield drainer evasion

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A screenshot of the Master Chief outside of the shield testing station.

Shield drainer evasion is a glitch that can be performed in the Halo 2 level, The Armory. It allows the player to stay outside of it while it drains John-117's energy shielding.


Start the Armory on any difficulty. Go through the orientation process until you reach the recharging energy shields station. Once the "Hold A to start energy shield test" appears, navigate around to where the Master Gunnery Sergeant is standing. When the message appears again, activate it. Strangely, John-117's energy shielding will still go down even though he is not in the energy draining station.