This page contains all the known glitches, stuff not covered by other categories and information on the Easter Eggs (which are specials, references to Strike Force Heroes 1 and "secret" details that can be found in the game).
If you've found anything new, feel free to add it.
Easter eggs Edit
- Quite a lot of soldier customization options are a reference to one thing or another. For an example, the Glitch in the System camo is a striking reference to the Matrix series, and Juggernaut's Storm Trooper helmet is a clear reference to Star Wars series.
- The 3 secret medals in SFH2 that unlock extra game modes. Their hidden nature and appearance do make them easter eggs. See here for information on how to get them.
- Special skins — In SFH2, there are a few soldier skins that change soldier's appearance entirely, instead of slightly altering it, like a helmet would. These pop up in Campaign quite a few times (e.g. Astronaut, Scientist), and are not secret at all. The secret part is that many of them are usable by typing a specific name for your character. See this article for more info on this subject.
- Garbage — This is random stuff, that can be collected by getting 3 poops at the Slot Machine. Notable are the Turtle Shell from Mario Kart and the Riot Shield from SFH1.
- Dooty Launcher — Another special weapon, it was added just after the game was released, when Justin observed the success of the Sheep Cannon.
- Ban Hammer — A rare weapon that looks like a black club with an axe like blade on the back, like the Gravity Hammer from Halo. With its huge power, it often delivers an one hit kill, or "ban", and is only usable in one challenge mission and (with some luck) the Fiesta mode.
- Background — One of background details of the menu and equip pages is in fact an intricate pattern of letters and abbreviations.
- It's a Judgement — The Judgement shotgun is the only non-special weapon to have flavour text. The text reads "I'll be back", which is a reference to the Terminator series.
- Alpha Squad — In mission 3 of SFH2, Nathan refers to Alpha Squad "taking care" of GlobeX several years ago. It seems that he is referring to the original Heroes, that was composed of Toad, Shadow, Riggs, Bull, Jenkins, and the player.
- Ah, I'm hit! — In one of the earlier missions in SFH1, the Tank (Bull) says "Ah, I'm hit!". In one of the earlier missions in SFH2, the Sniper (Jyn) says "Ahh, I'm hit! Oh wait no, I'm not".
- Global GlobeX — In SFH1, the Tank (Bull) says "GlobeX? I don't like the sound of that. It sounds... global". In SFH2, the Mercenary (Dex) says "GlobeX isn't just out for us, they're GLOBAL".
- Neil, Buzz, Mick and Houston — These characters are the ones you meet in the first Campaign level, with you playing as Mick. The names are references to the Apollo 11 space mission.
- Minigun — it looks very similar to the "Sasha" Minigun used by the Heavy Weapons Guy in Team Fortress 2.
Bugs & Glitches Edit
Pausing during a reload Edit
Pausing the game when someone (you or anyone else on the screen) is reloading his weapon will result in hand's reloading animation being repeated over and over until you unpause.
Disposal Beam & Death Laser ticking during pause Edit
Disposal Beam of the Isolation map and both instances of Death Laser (the red homing circle in Mission 14 and the floor laser in Mission 15) continue to tick down even when the game is paused. Thus, when either of hazards appear, one can simply pause and wait until they expire. During a pause they will not deal any damage, even if you stand right in the middle of the big laser.
Snipers' scope glitch Edit
If you choose a visible attachment for a sniper rifle (e.g. ACOG, Laser Sight), it'll glitch things up. On preview, the standard scope wouldn't be shown even if your attachment shouldn't replace it (e.g. while ACOG does have to replace the default scope because it's another version of a scope, Laser Sight is mounted on the barrel and has no reason to do anything with the scope), and in-game it won't show your attachment chosen, just a sniper rifle with its default scope. This is because the standard scope is technically an attachment too (have you noticed it's exactly same on all snipers?), and when you choose another attachment, a conflict happens and, since only one attachment can be chosen at a time, one of them has to vanish. Apparently usual attachments have higher priority over the standard scope on the preview, while it's vice versa in the actual game.
Despite your attachment chosen not visually appearing in-game, it actually works and gives all the effects it normally would.
Buy/Sell dialogue glitch Edit
When you buy or sell an item, a dialogue appears, asking for a confirmation of requested action. In the center of it it shows a picture of that item and its stats. The glitch happens when you attempt to buy or sell an item by quickly moving the cursor onto an item and click on it (or its Sell button) before the pop-up stats window appears. If executed correctly, the confirmation dialogue will not show item's picture. This glitch is only visual and has no impact on the economy — with or without the picture, the item will be bought or sold like it was supposed to, and next time you hover the cursor over it, it'll show its stats just fine.
No Sweat and forced suicides Edit
- Entering certain restricted zones on a map, like the bottom of Convoy, will cause the character to die, claimed as a suicide. That is done by sending huge damage to the character, with damage source claimed to be the character himself, and the "weapon" claimed to be Environment or Disposal Beam or whatever.
- Mercenary's skill No Sweat prevents harming self. That is done by checking if it's the same character who "sent" and "received" damage, and nullifying it if so.
When these two things meet, a conflict of interest happens, and No Sweat comes out as a winner. That is, No Sweat breaks suicide zones and lets you walk through them freely.
However, many suicide zones have a "Plan B" that gives you rapid medium damage from one of other characters in this match, so it isn't blocked. In this case, the weapon is claimed to be Death Laser — that one you can see in the last Campaign missions. And even this damage can be avoided by jumping continuously.
Regen Boost blocks armor regeneration Edit
As long as Regen Boost (a killstreak of General class) is active, Oobleck Armor and Aerogel Case (the two regenerative armors) can't regenerate. Simple as that. Interestingly, Morale Boost's very similar health regeneration boost works just fine and doesn't break anything.
Sheep Cannon projectile glitches Edit
Choose any Rocket Launcher for Mercenary, and a Sheep Cannon for anyone else. Get the preview to display Mercenary, then switch to whoever you gave Sheep Cannon to (or vice versa). The game will take Rocket Launcher's rocket and place it where Sheep Cannon's frontal sheep projectile was (or vice versa). This has no impact on the game itself and is only visible in the preview.
Wrong proportions in health bar Edit
In health bars above soldiers' heads, armor and health are shown completely out of proportions — it displays that soldiers have less armor and more health than they actually do.
Clipless Guns Edit
For whatever reason, certain SMGs such as the Bizon and P90 lack magazines in the soldier preview, and in-game. This seems to affect weapons with an "odd" magazine, as both weapons have sideways clips as opposed to the normal clips that other SMGs have. This may be why this bug targets them in particular.
Grenade Launcher elemental attachments Edit
Nitrogen Rounds and EMP Rounds attachments for Grenade Launchers got their descriptions swapped — it says that Nitrogen Rounds reduces damage instead of fire rate, and that EMP Rounds reduce fire rate instead of damage. In-game it works fine.
Mission 14 glitches Edit
- You'll need a self-damaging weapon for this.
In mission 14 of Campaign, you are supposed to first walk up to Dex (who's behind an invisible wall) and talk to him, and then the mission truly starts. Actually, this isn't even necessary to complete the mission! The point is, if you manage to kill yourself before talking to him, you'll get respawned in a random spot on the map. If you commit suicide enough times, you will eventually spawn behind Dex. Then if you kill him and commit suicide, you can fight him one on one to win the match! Though there's still a chance that any of you would spawn behind the wall, so you better have a wall-piercing killstreak for this case (such as Wall Hack for Sniper, and Tesla Coil for Engineer). One more thing to say is that things will get really strange if you go to where you are supposed to talk to Dex — but none of these would damage your save file or anything, so feel free to do so and enjoy the glitches.
Double Damage at Point Blank range Edit
- A large part of this is only a theory and it may or may not be true, but so far it seem to work.
A bug haunting the whole Raze & SFH series, due to shared game engine. Any non-insta-hit projectiles, such as rockets, deal "double damage" when fired at point blank range.
It seems that the very first frame such a projectile is created, it's actually created twice, and its "clone" is supposed to vanish next frame. But if projectile(s) happen to hit a target the very first frame they are made, the second projectile never lives long enough to be silently removed, forcing both of them to deal damage (and push bodies, and make sounds, and everything else), resulting in double damage-like effect. Due to where the projectiles are spawned, the only way to make them hit something at frame 1 is to walk inside someone or something, be it a living enemy, a corpse or a turret.
If you walk up into someone who has a, say, RPG, and then swing a Katana or a Reflection Beam and reflect both rockets, there's a chance that you would actually see two rockets flying away at slightly different angles. Although the explanation above would logically make this impossible, it doesn't. A possible reason of things going this way is that when a projectile gets reflected, it becomes a completely new one, changing many of its attributes (such as who fired it), up to a point where it can no longer be recognized by the mechanics that were supposed to remove the copy projectile.
Movement suddenly glitches up Edit
There's a rare bug/glitch that suddenly blocks most of movement input, resulting in your character (or any bot — it can happen to them too) slowly running/sliding in one direction. In this case, you can't walk to anywhere else, and can't jump either, but can still crouch and shoot and do anything else. Exact reasons of it happening are unknown; possibilities include a flaw in climbing mechanics that leads to not unlocking the controls after climbing onto an obstacle. It's most often bumped into when dealing with an object such as a small crate. If the glitch happens, get killed or restart the match and it'll fix itself. The glitch is also present in SFH1 and SFH3, while Raze series seem to avoid it, quite possibly due to lack of climbing.
A similar glitch, common amongst Flash games, involves holding a button and then taking the focus away from game's window (by clicking outside of it, or Alt + Tab, or a sudden pop-up notification, or something else), sometimes resulting in a repeat of requested action (like running in a direction without actually holding the corresponding button, or shooting without actually clicking). Unlike the glitch above, it doesn't block anything, and can be fixed by simply pressing that button again.
Throwing Knife getting stuck Edit
On slant terrain such as stairs and ramps (or any not perfectly horizontal floor), Throwing Knife can sometimes stop moving for no logical reason. See the pictures for a visual illustration. Since the knife is not supposed to get stuck anywhere and instead should bounce around, it is assumed as a fault of knife's physics.
Weird Equipment on Magnums Edit
A fairly simple bug, this bug can be triggered by simply switching from a character that has a weapon equipped with a Red Dot Sight or an ACOG onto a General equipped with Magnums. The left Magnum will have the proper attachment, but the right will have the attachment of the character you swapped from. This does not affect the weapon in any way; the bonuses of the equipment you swapped from will not be applied, and the bug will be cancelled as soon as you either enter the shop, the inventory, or simply leave the "Soldiers" menu.
A.I. No Ammo Edit
If an AI runs out of ammo and has a melee weapon equipped (Such as Jyn), they will constantly swap from the melee weapon to the ranged weapon whilst trying to fire the main weapon at any visible enemy. Not only is the constant, rapid clicking horribly loud and annoying, but this tends to slow the game down. The glitch ends when the AI gets killed, or happens to run into an ammo box.