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Can anyone shed a little light on what happened between H5 and when Infinite is taking place I have played EVERY halo and am still a little lost.
Can anyone shed a little light on what happened between H5 and when Infinite is taking place I have played EVERY halo and am still a little lost.
You'll need to hop into the expanded universe to get a little more clarification. Here's a few recommendations for reading, along with a bit of synopsis to get you started (some spoilers ahead but these books have been out a while):
  • Halo: Bad Blood. It's the sequel to a story about Buck and Alpha-9 (from ODST) called New Blood. I also recommend reading that because it's awesome. This book takes place after H5. And I mean immediately after. Like it goes back to when Blue Team and Osiris are still on Genesis and explains how they got back to Halsey on Sanghelios before jumping into the rest of the story.
  • Halo: Legacy of Onyx. This book is kinda marketed as a young adult novel, but honestly it's entertaining and fun to read regardless of age imo. It takes place around the same time as H5. The setting is a research facility on a Forerunner installation that is essentially the size of two Earth orbits... so unimaginably big. Anyway, the story hints heavily at something big going on in the galaxy, and ends with the protagonists fighting a Guardian.
  • Halo: Envoy. I'm going to assume this book isn't totally necessary to connecting H5 to Infinite, but it's a great book and it takes place around the time of H5. It follows Spartan Gray Team, a trio of non-conformist Spartan-IIs. They help out a human/alien colony world trying to rebuild in the aftermath of the Covenant War. The ending sorta hints at the events of H5.
  • Halo: Shadows of Reach. I'm not gonna spoil this one here since it just came out. I'll just say it takes place after H5 and is clearly intended to set up some major extended lore details that will likely be dealt with in Infinite. Like Infinite will probably be pretty straight forward as 343 have said, but us lore addicts might get some nice nods or Easter eggs from this book.
Hope this helps. I realize I just gave you a bunch of reading assignments, but the good news is you got almost a year to read them before Infinite comes out!
Can anyone shed a little light on what happened between H5 and when Infinite is taking place I have played EVERY halo and am still a little lost.
You'll need to hop into the expanded universe to get a little more clarification. Here's a few recommendations for reading, along with a bit of synopsis to get you started (some spoilers ahead but these books have been out a while):
  • Halo: Bad Blood. It's the sequel to a story about Buck and Alpha-9 (from ODST) called New Blood. I also recommend reading that because it's awesome. This book takes place after H5. And I mean immediately after. Like it goes back to when Blue Team and Osiris are still on Genesis and explains how they got back to Halsey on Sanghelios before jumping into the rest of the story.
  • Halo: Legacy of Onyx. This book is kinda marketed as a young adult novel, but honestly it's entertaining and fun to read regardless of age imo. It takes place around the same time as H5. The setting is a research facility on a Forerunner installation that is essentially the size of two Earth orbits... so unimaginably big. Anyway, the story hints heavily at something big going on in the galaxy, and ends with the protagonists fighting a Guardian.
  • Halo: Envoy. I'm going to assume this book isn't totally necessary to connecting H5 to Infinite, but it's a great book and it takes place around the time of H5. It follows Spartan Gray Team, a trio of non-conformist Spartan-IIs. They help out a human/alien colony world trying to rebuild in the aftermath of the Covenant War. The ending sorta hints at the events of H5.
  • Halo: Shadows of Reach. I'm not gonna spoil this one here since it just came out. I'll just say it takes place after H5 and is clearly intended to set up some major extended lore details that will likely be dealt with in Infinite. Like Infinite will probably be pretty straight forward as 343 have said, but us lore addicts might get some nice nods or Easter eggs from this book.
Hope this helps. I realize I just gave you a bunch of reading assignments, but the good news is you got almost a year to read them before Infinite comes out!
Gray Team is back? Thanks for the info!
Did Thel Vadam kill Jun?
Did Thel Vadam kill Jun?
Jun is still alive. He's the only member of Noble Team to have survived the Fall of Reach. He went on to become a recruiter for the Spartan IV Program and, as far as I know, is still in the UNSC.

Here's his Halopedia page. What made you think Thel killed Jun?
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Did Thel Vadam kill Jun?
Jun is still alive. He's the only member of Noble Team to have survived the Fall of Reach. He went on to become a recruiter for the Spartan IV Program and, as far as I know, is still in the UNSC.

Here's his Halopedia page. What made you think Thel killed Jun?
I remember reading somewhere that Thel had killed the spartan that was escorting Halsey off of Reach but I must have missed a piece of it or something. Anyways thanks for letting me know.
  1. What happened to the plasma based rhinos from halo wars?
  2. How did the forerunners make the ancient humans "devolve"?
  3. why have the falcons not been seen since reach?
Hi, I was wondering if in the canon Beam Rifles have an equal fire rate to Binary Rifles or if they would be considered slower? Also I was wondering if the Binary Rifle and Beam Rifles would be classified as having a speed calculated at being the Speed of Light? If somebody from 343 could answer this or point me to an official source stating the answer then i would be much appreciated.
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Did Thel Vadam kill Jun?
Jun is still alive. He's the only member of Noble Team to have survived the Fall of Reach. He went on to become a recruiter for the Spartan IV Program and, as far as I know, is still in the UNSC.

Here's his Halopedia page. What made you think Thel killed Jun?
I remember reading somewhere that Thel had killed the spartan that was escorting Halsey off of Reach but I must have missed a piece of it or something. Anyways thanks for letting me know.
Spartan Sheila died defending Halsey, were you thinking of her?
Is there a solid explanation for Atriox's sudden hatred towards humanity in Shadows of Reach? It contradicts past lore as he was established to not hate humans in the Rise of Atriox comics, and was explicitly stated in lore to hire from all species including humans in the Official Spartan Field Manual. Atriox denounced vengeance as petty in the Hunting Party comic and forgave the Silent Shadow Elites, a species that had oppressed his kind and slaughtered his crew, so there's no reason why he wouldn't forgive humans.

Regardless of the UNSC Spirit of Fire's actions, there are still many humans who are not with UNSC, like the human criminals the Banished were established to have influenced in the Official Spartan Field Manual. Are these aspects of the lore still canon?
  1. What happened to the plasma based rhinos from halo wars?
  2. How did the forerunners make the ancient humans "devolve"?
  3. why have the falcons not been seen since reach?
Im guessing Rhinos are ridiculously expensive to field or were something of a niche vehicle.

I don’t really know how the Forerunners did it but given the Forerunners it was probably through some advanced bio-engineering or some such?

Falcons are much easier to explain: they’re very vunerable vehicles compared to the more offensely focused Hornet. Falcons are great for scouting and troop transport as well as close air support but there’s nothing a Falcon does that a Hornet or Pelican couldnt do just as effectively. Falcons still exist and are probably still being made but a Pelican is a far better troop carrier and a Hornet/Wasp is a far better offensive flying vehicle.

Falcons have a use amongst these vehicles but they’re fairly vunerable with only the pilots getting any sort of actual protection. Falcons are also larger targets than Hornets and Wasps and unlike Pelicans, they can only be used in-atmosphere.

A Falcon would be great for rescuing some troopers from seeming death with a quick evac or providing escort to transport Pelicans, but if I wanted to go headfirst against a Banshee I’d get a Wasp or A Hornet. And if I wanted to deploy troops and vehicles I’d get a Pelican.

Falcons just kind of exist in a weird place where functionally they work, but feasibly you might as well just use something else.
What exactly was humanity's technological evolution in the 21st and 22nd centuries militaristic wise?

What are the statuses of Jun-A266, The Rookie, and Talitha Macer?

How was the smart AI Deep Winter able to stay active for 14 years, double the time it takes for smart AIs to become rampant?
The rookie got popped in the head by insurgents read New Blood
Will there ever be playable aliens in Halo Infinite, at least in a Spartans vs aliens game type?

Is there potential for a bullet time/slow-mo skull in any Halo games?

Is there potential for a paintball mode skull in any Halo games?
¿Will we see more SCDO again in Infinite?
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¿Will we see more SCDO again in Infinite?
SCDO is the Spanish translation for ODST correct?

If so, then I hope we see them again. S-IVs becoming back ups for the Chief in H4 was a flawed concept from the start. Having them exist is fine, just as with the S-IIIs. But having them be the back up for the Chief lessens his significance on the battlefield. We went from being a lone demi-god of war to one of dozens or even hundreds. If 343 brings back ODSTs as the back up units then that demi-god feeling will return.
Question 1:
Who were the thirteen dead SPARTANs found on the Halo: Reach mission Lone Wolf, and why were they there?

Question 2:
Why doesn't the UNSC improve any of the surviving SPARTAN-IIs and SPARTAN-IIIs with the new organs and implants of the SPARTAN-IV augmentations, that the SPARTAN-IIs and SPARTAN-IIIs lack?

Question 3:
Are there any active SPARTAN-Is still serving the UNSC, and have any of them undergone the SPARTAN-IV augmentations?
I have a lot of questions, but here my first 3:
  1. Why we don't see, encounter or even heard about any other SPARTANs in the Halo Trilogy? In Reach we encounter the Noble Team and talking about other SPARTANs, but we never see them expect Lone Wolf.
  2. How get in Halo Johnson, Miranda and The arbiter sooner to Earth then Master Chief?
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