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In the Xbox version of Halo: Combat Evolved, if you create a new profile, rename an existing one, or create a map name and name it ".fortune" (Dot located with shift on), a random saying will appear on the screen.

The ".fortune" on the text box will then also instantly disappear, thus rendering ".fortune" an impossible account name. However, if you place a symbol at the beginning (Such as a left parenthesis) to make ".(fortune", and subsequently use the arrows to move to and delete the parenthesis when finished, ".fortune" will remain, allowing you to use it as a profile name.

List of Fortune Quotes

  • All your hard work will eventually pay off
  • Everything lies in silence
  • If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway (The first of Murphy's Laws)
  • Nature always sides with the hidden flaw. (A subdivision of Murphy's Law)
  • Never wear your best pants when fighting for freedom.
  • Rest is good, but idleness is its brother.
  • Don't wear your best pants in war. (Rare)
  • Smile when you're ready.
  • You cannot fall off the floor. (Another Murphy's Law)
  • Your luck is about to change.
  • Sorry, this fortune is temporarily out of order. (Rare)
  • I like beans. (Rare)
  • SoB dawg! (Extremely Rare)
  • the devil is coming (happened only once)
  • The doctor is in! (happened only once)


  • This joke was also present on's Myth metaserver.
  • The Easter egg is similar to the fortune command found on most Unix and Unix-compatible operating systems. Like the fortune command in Unix, the Halo: Combat Evolved egg draws a random quote from a database, albeit much smaller in size than the lists accompanying most fortune implementations.
  • Half-Life's "Haiku" console command has a similar result, but with three random lines instead of one.
Easter Eggs
Halo 1 Easter Eggs .fortune · AWOL Marine · Birthdate on Tank · Bulletin Board · DMM 2003 · Hellomyname Keyes · Hugging Elite · Initials on John's Boot · Keyes' Pipe · Megg · Pistol Kanji · Rex · Siege of Madrigal · Thirsty Unggoy · Three Dead Grunts · Unarmed Marine Easter Egg
Halo 2 Easter Eggs Bloody UNSC Soldier · Cowardly Unggoy · Face in Halo · Face on Gravemind · Finding the Holo-Drone · Flood Blood Symbols · Great Journey Unused Objects · Grunt Playing With Dolls · HI BEN · Half-Naked Guy · Halo 2 Skulls · Hidden Cigar · Hidden Gargoyle · Hidden Sniper Rifle · Hippo in Halo · Jack o' lantern · Marathon Symbol from Blind Skull · McDonalds Sign on top of Coagulation · Megg · Messages on Bomb · Notes in Armory · Outskirts Sword · Reversed Messages · Rex · Rooster Teeth · Scarab Gun · Scorpion Pictures · Sid · Siege of Madrigal · Sign in Metropolis · Soccer Ball · Special Dialogue Unggoy · Type 14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine · Why Am I Here · Zanzibar Eggs
Halo 3 Easter Eggs Boat on "The Storm" · Carved Letters in Sierra 117 · Cavemen · Easter Egg Towers · Face on the moon · Final Unggoy · Flipyap · Halo Music on High Ground · Hangar Easter Eggs · Hidden Blood · Half-Naked Guy · Microsoft Sam · Missing Person Poster · Password-Lacking Marine · Reversed Messages · Rex · Rooster Teeth · Sandbox Warning · Secret Marine on The Covenant · Secret Room On The Ark · Secret Room On The Covenant · Siege of Madrigal · Suicidal Marine · Urinating Brute · Valhalla Wall Easter Egg · Chief EG-X
ODST Easter Eggs Siege of Madrigal · Buck and Monkeyman · Face on Windward · Identification Badge · License Plate Eggs

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