Top Ten Super Secret Halo 3 Button Layouts

Upon seeing my Spartan in a pregame lobby, opponents are often intimidated into a panic-stricken silence. It could be my formidable Commander, Grade 4 global rank. Perhaps it’s my highly coveted and near impossible to unlock EVA armor. I suppose it’s always possible they looked up my Spartan Laser statistics and discovered I have an astounding 24 kills with that particular weapon in ranked games. Elite playing skills. Clearly I have them.

While I’ve previously kept my fail-safe gameplay strategies a tightly guarded secret, I have finally decided to share how I manage to be so damn good at Halo 3. You may be surprised to learn that success lies solely in the selected button layout. Whether you use Button Jumper, Green Thumb, or the default controls, I guarantee my settings are far superior to yours. I present to you the “GENERAL,” an extremely classified control scheme that allows you to consistently play, well …  like a general. There are several other previously undisclosed button layouts, all created by the extremely clever Cheatlancer, waiting for you after the jump. Prepare for the ultimate enlightenment.

GENERAL button layout


NOOB button layout


56K DIAL UP button layout


MLG PRO button layout


H3 ADDICT button layout


NORRIS button layout


BOOSTER button layout


MODDER button layout


SUPERINTENDENT button layout


SHISHKA button layout


reader-created button layouts


DOUCHENOZZLE, created by Mizzy
DOUCHENOZZLE button layout


FIRESTREAM, created by Firestream
FIRESTREAM button layout


DEFAULT for I Eat Zombies!, created by I Eat Zombies!
FIRESTREAM button layout


G4M3SL4Y3R button layout


H4X, created by RtK Eternal
H4X button layout


BS ANGEL, created by Kato (editor’s note: hmph!)
FIRESTREAM button layout

*Images posted with permission.

*A special thank you to Xor1an, who is working on graduating from the N00B layout, for the heads up! Want to make your own customized button layout? Use this basic template Cheatlancer so graciously made for general use. As always, if you a leave a link to your creation in a comment, I’ll add it to the main article!

85 Responses to Top Ten Super Secret Halo 3 Button Layouts

  1. G4M3SL4Y3R says:

    Thank you! i’ve been searching for this since the bungie-post :)

    Hawtness :) Thank you!

    • bs angel says:

      Don’t you hate that?! Looking for something in particular that you know is there but regardless of how you search for it, it doesn’t come up? Glad they came in handy for you here!

      • G4M3SL4Y3R says:

        Indeed, i hate it, there’s way too many stuff on google that screws it up if you try to find something..

        I knew it was on , i even posted in there, made a layout myselfe, but couldn’t even find my OWN reply back!! :(

        A well, at least i found the layout thingy back again thanks to you! =)

    • Tom says:’s mine God Like

      • Tom says:

        crap i missed the Y o well..guess it’ll be Auto teleport and T-bag all new dead players

  2. JLay says:

    The “General” is hilarious. How many times has the de-stick, shoot around walls, and super lunge frustrated me. Seems that the double jump button is missing though. Perhaps the Eat BR Shots button is what I have witnessed when it takes 6-8 BR headshots to take them down after they just killed your teammate in a grenade fight!

  3. SpartanT1g3r says:

    Old pictures are old.


    I found these on the Bnet forum forever ago.

    Lets get caught up, Hawty, I won’t tolerate laziness.

    • Xor1an says:

      Old meme (“old X is old”) is old.

      Yes, these have been around for a while. Someone pointed me at them yesterday, and they were new to me. I passed them on to Hawty and some other friends, and none of them were familiar with them either. Most people don’t read every forum post on, so I’m sure at least some people who frequent this site will appreciate being introduced to them.

      • bs angel says:

        Most people don’t read every forum post on

        The majority of people I know don’t read any forum post on, LOL … these are quite the gem. Thanks again for passing them my way Xor1an.

        And SpartanT1g3r, you may not tolerate laziness but lucky for you I tolerate douchebaggery so it’s all good. ;)

        • oldskoolbatman says:

          these had me laughing out loud. the douchenozzle is great, don’t we all get one of those guys a session? thanks for RE-posting that, Xor1an, I never would’ve seen it and laughed at the “shoot around walls” button otherwise.

        • rikufan38 says:


      • Fezzer says:

        Wait, Bungie has a forum?

  4. Alpha Omega Fin says:

    Lmao, these are hilarious :P

  5. FishType1 says:

    Why would anyone want to play like a General or MLG person?

  6. Haha I remember this thread.

  7. BBJynne says:

    omg the shishka one!

  8. Ragingterror says:

    These are ingenious. :D

  9. Kato says:

    I wish I could use the Shishka layout. Of course, I’d abuse it.

    • bs angel says:

      I think I would wear out my entire controller if I had that one!

  10. swede33 says:

    Those are hilarious! The MLG Pro one had me really laughing.

  11. Xor1an says:

    The 56k dial-up one had me laughing through the tears. How many times have I seen every one of those things happen? I’ve lost count.

    Also, there’s a Darth Vader one.

  12. Shishka says:


    Me, too.

  13. Mizzy says:

    How could I resist making one of my “favourite” kind of player?

    • bs angel says:

      I play that person all the time, LOL!

      • Mizzy says:

        Well, you clearly mentioned your Laser kills, so that might not apply to you xD

  14. Rhamsey says:

    i love this, and the spam nades button for the n00bs is awesome, and it makes so much sense.

  15. Firestream says:

    I tried all of those, but the one that I found to work the best for me is called the Firestream layout.

    • bs angel says:

      Hey, I use a similar layout Firestream, except my throw water balloon button plants plasma grenades on teammates backs. LOL!

      • Xor1an says:

        Doesn’t your also have a “shoot glitter” button? ;-)

        • bs angel says:

          You are right! That would replace the rubber bullets I think.

  16. A Deaf Boy says:

    HAHA! Those are hilarious!

  17. Visitor at home says:

    Mine, sadly, is a mix of the noob one, and, well, sucking with every single type of attack ever made.
    Damned people wont stand still when I shoot them! :-)

  18. Aperture S says:

    Wearing Full Hayabusa Armor doesn’t mean you are a noob.

    • Wrinkly cat says:

      yes it does i use it!

    • Motanium says:

      Someone wears hayabusa like a noob!

  19. Xplode441 says:


    My suggestion got up there!

    I kept pushing Shishka on cheatlancer and it made it into the top 10!

  20. Gilver says:

    That was great!!

    Loved the Norris one

  21. Viktim says:

    Brilliance. Sheer brilliance.

  22. stephen08 says:

    Shishka layout needs to be combined with a turbo controller for maximum effectiveness.

  23. JZ says:

    =( I am an H3 addict considering I want to get my Brigy Gen. & buy Master Chief armor to wear for hallowen =( aww I fail ='(

    • bs angel says:

      No, that means you win!

      • JZ says:

        na I think I do fail, lmao XD cardo, chuck 1 was lol

  24. Cardo says:

    Roundhouse kick, roundhouse kick, jumping-roundhouse kick … sleep while roundhouse-kicking … hahaha

    • Kevin says:

      The chuck norris one made me laugh to. All of them were just great really.

      • triptup says:

        i peed my pants. im grounding myself from h3 2nite!

  25. duncan says:

    lmao on the H3 Addict one for ‘X’ it should have been ‘VETO VETO!’

  26. TK says:


    These made me chuckle i like them alot.

    I see Douchnozzle oh so often!



  27. xMixMasterx says:

    Wow – this is one of the most entertaining articles of the week for sure.

    The Norris setup is classic.

    I like how Shishka’s ‘unban’ button is extra little – obviously it’s not important and rarely used lol

  28. Kato says:

    I couldn’t help myself, I made a bs angel one (based on her own admissions):

    • bs angel says:

      LOL, …

      I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!

      • Kato says:

        I kid, I kid. :)

  29. lawl. these are pretty good.

  30. I Eat Zombies! says:

    This Is What i Use….

  31. LordOsiris says:

    Defiantly the Halo Addict Control Scheme for me!

  32. Cheatlancer says:

    Glad you enjoyed them, and I am also pleased that the COD4 one is missing. Lets all pretend that never happened, ok?

  33. G4M3SL4Y3R says:

    Haha cheatlancer :P

    heres yours (the g4m3sl4y3r-variant) bs angel:

    • bs angel says:

      Love the blog buttons, LOL!

  34. G$ says:

    LoL, I’ve never seen these before. I don’t ever go on the bungie forums.. I only go on bungie to check my stats and such.
    LOL at the general layout too.. man I have vids of generals shooting around walls, and actually eating 3 sword lounges in the face. I wonder what causes that. It couldn’t have been lag… or could it have been?

    thanks for sharing this! =)

  35. RK4N3 says:

    LOL… oh Hawty I love you more and more each day I read your blog.

    • bs angel says:

      What a coincidence because I love you more and more each day that you read my blog! ;)

  36. Chubby Belly says:

    UGH…. *super depressed*

    I want to make a layout.

    but I can’t find the right font. :(

    *sadness abounds me*

    • Cheatlancer says:

      Myriad Pro, Bold…

  37. RtK Eternal says:

    Haha these are some awesome button layouts xD

    Created one just for fun:

    • bs angel says:


  38. The Thurmanator says:

    Sad thing is…there are actually “pro” Grifball teams.

  39. Hah. Cool. And funny.

  40. BabySmuggler says:

    Couldn’t help but make my own. *sigh* Social Slayer woes.

  41. Aus_Askar says:

    56k Dial Up sounds really familiar, Australian internet sucks.

  42. HALO3syourdaddy says:

    These are awesome lol. Love Shishka’s and S.I.’s ^_^

  43. Morpheus says:


    General is so fucking true, IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY.

  44. Morpheus says:

    I need to learn how to Photoshop so I can make my own controller layouts.

  45. Idlewheelman says:

    LUVED these… they make me lol

  46. Vince says:

    This is a really great top ten list. I usually go Greenthumb but my favorite is douchnozzle. Autobtray would be a nice button too. Anyone can post their own list to our site The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list. Thanks for the codpiece freeness.

  47. Scott says:

    the douchebagnozzle layout is beyond true by the the amount of noobs that kill oyu for sniper then get 1 kill from 12 rounds at the same guy and they make fun of you because you come from diff places like i come from scotland

  48. BATTLEMECH3 says:

    Yeh the h3 addict is me i have bought master chief novel and wrote reports about the book fall of reach i also collect the action figure and wear a set of h3 underwear. Man i need to find a way to stop my addiction

  49. North Kozar says:

    This is the one I end up using:

    Though I’m sure everyone has the lovely get spawn killed or get lag killed buttons sometimes.

  50. ensign117 says:

    ummm…the noob 1 i use….is there a problem with this? not extremely funny!

  51. HellCat says:

    So true to all of them

  52. Xor1an says:

    A good friend made one just for me which I think does a good job of capturing my Halo 3 personality. (“He ran out of BR ammo without getting a kill?” “Nice driving!” “How did he go -20 last game and +20 this game?” “Where did he even find a flag in this game type?!?”)

    This was after I made one for him (which may not make as much sense unless you play with him as often as I do).

  53. Normandy14 says:

    This is one just for all of the CoD 5 Fanatics:

  54. Morpheus says:

    Is there ANY way I do this? I don’t have Photoshop, which sucks, but I so wanna do one.

    • bs angel says:

      I bet you could do it in Paint!

  55. DethPwn says:

    I love the AR, and had dial up for a WHILE!!!

  56. anthony says:

    How do u get these controls to use them

    • Fiction controls, these aren’t real layouts.. I got an email about your post, it’s been a year since I’ve been here wow.. & Im still no where close to my brig. general </3

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