Halo Infinite – is the reality already on the market? (pic: Microsoft)

The technical preview for Halo Infinite could have revealed greater than it meant, as dataminers piece collectively the sport’s whole story.

We hope it’s apparent however simply in case it’s not: this text accommodates a lot of spoilers about Halo Infinite. Or maybe not if the small print have been misunderstood or fabricated.

The information first appeared on Reddit shortly after the multiplayer technical preview and claims to have been pieced collectively from references to the story marketing campaign within the technical take a look at – which other fans have subsequently been making an attempt to make sense of.

We’ll depart it as much as you if you wish to learn the entire thing, however the fundamentals are summarised under, so final warning about these spoilers…

*** WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR HALO INFINITE STORY CAMPAIGN ***

Within the official footage launched to date you’ll be able to already see that Grasp Chief has teamed up with a brand new AI referred to solely as ‘The Weapon’. That is the official synopsis of the story from Microsoft:

‘Cortana’s destiny is among the Infinite marketing campaign’s massive mysteries, and early within the story, you’ll meet a brand new UNSC AI, ‘the Weapon’, that was created to assist cease Cortana. Along with the Pilot, the Grasp Chief, and the Weapon start an epic journey to discover Zeta Halo, defeat the Banished forces who management the ring, and unravel much more mysteries alongside the best way.’

Supposedly The Weapon is a replica of Cortana however doesn’t realise it and the early a part of the story revolves round travelling throughout the Halo rescuing people from The Banished, with facet missions to defeat mini-boss like Banished who’ve distinctive weapons you’ll be able to accumulate.

At one level the pilot of the ship you’re flying round in, who can be featured within the trailer, will get kidnapped and Grasp Chief and The Weapon need to journey deeper into the Halo and cope with unspecified Forerunner artefacts.

This results in you reaching a location referred to as the Silent Auditorium and assembly a brand new character referred to as the Harbinger who’s a part of a race referred to as the Infinite (which can be one other identify for the Precursors).

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The Infinite have been apparently trapped within the Halo by the Forerunners and the Harbinger has teamed up with the Banished to assist launch them, after already having defeated Cortana to take over the Silent Auditorium (which can be associated to the Mantle).

After this, issues begin getting rather a lot vaguer, however it appears the second half of the sport, after the defeat of the Banished chief Escharum, you find yourself chasing the Harbinger across the Halo. Whereas doing so that you additionally run right into a monitor, which you need to cease from activating the Halo.

Round this level The Weapon finds out she’s a replica of Cortana, which makes her suppose she ought to destroy herself – which the Chief talks her out of.

The Harbinger is the ultimate boss battle of the sport and divulges that the Silent Auditorium is the place the Forerunners put the Infinite on trial earlier than deciding to lure them within the Halo without end.

Though you defeat the Harbringer, the Infinite are nonetheless apparently launched and Grasp Chief and The Weapon escape via a portal to components unknown.

All of it sounds very genuine however at this level there’s no method of figuring out whether or not it’s made up or not. The leaks include tons and many textual content strings supposedly discovered within the technical take a look at, however not solely do you need to depend on the dataminers’ phrase for that there’s no assure that they’ve been interpreted accurately.

Microsoft is planning to have a livestream at Gamescom on August 24, when there’ll undoubtedly be extra info revealed. If any of that matches up with the above, then it can add a variety of credence to the leak as an entire.

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