UPDATE: Microsoft has released a new Halo: Infinite teaser and it appears to confirm Master Chief now has a grappling hook.
You can see the grappling hook on Chief’s left arm in the image below.
— Xbox (@Xbox) July 22, 2020
What this means for the game, exactly, we don’t know. Is it an equipment pickup, or always accessible? Could Halo be taking some inspiration from Titanfall? It looks like it.
Meanwhile, Halo fans have zoomed in on Master Chief’s visor to get a close look at some unknown enemy, potentially a Brute wielding a gravity hammer. Is this enemy Hyperius, the new leader of the Banished? Based on the recent Mega Bloks leak, it certainly looks like it.
ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft has been teasing the upcoming campaign gameplay reveal of Halo: Infinite, and Halo fans are enjoying going full CSI on them.
THERE MAY BE SPOILERS AHEAD.
The headline revelation appears to be Master Chief’s suit was last modified by Dr. Catherine Halsey on 9.9.2561 – three years after the events of Halo 5.
Redditor GamingHermit2k17 spotted the detail in an Instagram teaser for Halo: Infinite.
For the uninitiated, Halsey is the problematic creator of the Spartan 2 Program and the Mjolnir armour the Spartans wear (she kidnapped kids to be turned into super soldiers).
She’s still knocking about, then, at least three years after the events of Halo 5. In that game, Master Chief is reunited with Halsey, who I suspect has a decent chance of playing a villainous role in Infinite.
As we know from previous trailers, Infinite begins with a pilot finding Master Chief floating in space near a mysterious Halo ring. The new design of chief’s armour is more in-line with what we saw in Halo 2 and Halo 3, than in Halo 4 and 5.
Speaking of Master Chief’s armour, players are having a close look at the new design, which has been shown recently in new teasers.
A very close look, actually.
Here’s Chief putting his helmet on:
Earlier this month, Halo fans got a decent amount of Infinite information from an unlikely source: Mega Bloks. It revealed the Banished from Halo Wars 2 as an enemy faction, and hinted at some crucial story detail.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X video game reveal is set for 5pm tomorrow, 23rd July. Not long now.