Drive map-sized Warthogs with this Halo: Combat Evolved mod. For reasons.

The Gigahog
The Gigahog (Image credit: InfernoPlus)

Last time YouTuber InfernoPlus was in the Halo community's spotlight, it was because of Cursed Halo, a mod of Halo: Combat Evolved's campaign that turns it into a nightmare of nonsensical chaos. This time, however, all eyes are on his twisted and dangerous experiments with Halo's most iconic vehicle: the Warthog. Through the power of dark magic and technical skill, InfernoPlus has pushed Halo: Combat Evolved's engine to its limits in order to provide Halo fans with some of the wackiest variants of the Warthog ever created. Here's a look at some of his devilish creations — as well as how you can get behind the wheel of them yourself.

Catch a ride

The Longest Warthog Possible

Source: InfernoPlus (Image credit: Source: InfernoPlus)

Everything started when InfernoPlus set out to create the longest possible version of the Warthog within the limitations of the Halo: Combat Evolved game engine. By tweaking variables such as model vertices and using tricks to get around issues with the engine's physics systems, InfernoPlus was able to create a Warthog that is longer than some of the game's maps. The vehicle is so long that the stability of the game itself rests on a knife's edge when it's being driven. Talk about cursed!

However, while I do love the long Warthogs, I think the funniest ones are the Warthogs that InfernoPlus made for fun while working out how to fix roadblocks in the game engine. There are some grade-A abominations here, ranging from bizarre creations like the Widehog, Hoghog, and Wartwart (pictured above) to hilariously oversized ones such as the Gigahog, Ultimahog, and the Wartgod — a Warthog that's considerably larger than the largest map in the game, Death Island.

All of these Warthog variants are fully drivable, and some of the larger Warthogs even come with some custom Spartan animations, too. Additionally, InfernoPlus has created a gargantuan desert map with a huge looping highway for you to enjoy if you'd like to take his cursed creations for a spin.

How to get behind the wheel yourself

IndernoPlus' Warthog variants

Source: InfernoPlus (Image credit: Source: InfernoPlus)

If you want to install the mod and drive these Warthogs yourself, doing so is pretty easy. All you need to do is download the mod files and then paste them into your Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) directory. You can download the files here. Next, extract them and copy them.

Now you'll need to locate your MCC install directory. If you're using Steam, it defaults to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Halo The Master Chief Collection. If you're using the Windows 10 Store, it defaults to C:\Program Files\ModifiableWindowsApps\HaloMCC, but you'll need to go through the process of unlocking the files first before you can use the mod (learn how to do that here).

Either way, once you've located your MCC install directory, paste the mod files into the directory and allow them to replace existing files. Then, run the game in Anti-Cheat Disabled Mode so that everything works properly and nothing is blocked by the MCC's anti-cheat systems. You should now be able to select and play on InfernoPlus' desert highway map with all of the crazy Warthogs on it.

Your thoughts

What do you think of this mod? I love it, and I think it's hilarious to see how many weird variations of the Warthog InfernoPlus created.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available now on Xbox One and PC through both Steam and the Windows 10 Store (only the PC version can be modded). It's priced at $40. Halo Infinite is also fast approaching, with an expected release on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC systems in Holiday 2020. Don't miss our article on what we liked and what we disliked about the Halo Infinite gameplay reveal.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.