I played thru "the maw" on
legendary to see if I could get the secret ending without having to complete
the other levels on legendary (you can). near the end where I ran to the
elevator after I destroyed all four core shields and blew up the covenant
who are inexplicably there (what were they doing there anyway?), I got on
the elevator... the door closed and the elevator took off...
...without me! the elevator went right
thru me and I was stuck hovering at exactly the same place, I couldn't walk
or anything... I was hovering right in the middle of the shaft, everything
else was happening normally, cortana continued to talk to foehammer as if
nothing was wrong... I was kinda panicking at the time and didn't take the
time to take a pic or wait until the elevator reached the top (I was afraid
that it was going to reach a checkpoint and there would be NO way for me to
continue). so I lobbed a plasma grenade straight up into the air and let it
stick to me.
now I regret not having taken a pic and
posted it... doh.
The timer actually starts and counts down
too. We don't know what causes the glitch... the invisible floor
IS there before the elevator actually lands, but we don't know why the
player doesn't go up with the elevator.