Guardians Approach

Guardians Approach

Halo 101

5 Minutes

Get prepared for the Halo 5: Guardians campaign with the state-of-the-universe story primer, introducing you to new characters, factions, and setting the table for Halo's newest adventure.

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Long Road Home

Long Road Home

Halo 101

7 Minutes

Discover more about the major characters and events that both define and bridge the gap between the stories of Halo 2 and Halo 3, as humanity strives desperately to protect Earth – and all life in the galaxy – from the Covenant, the Flood, and the firing of the Halo Array.

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The Face of Regret

The Face of Regret

Halo 101

4 Minutes

The motivations of the Prophet of Regret have always been somewhat of a mystery. A brief look at his history may reveal some answers…

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Dutch

Dutch

Halo 101

2 Minutes

Corporal Taylor H. "Dutch" Miles enjoyed a wild and varied career and saw his fair share of combat during the Human-Covenant War.

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Visegrad at Dawn

Visegrad at Dawn

Halo 101

2 Minutes

On July 24, 2552, a communications relay fifty klicks from Visegrad went gone offline, cutting off the planet Reach from the rest of the USNC. Though local insurgents were considered the likely culprits, the truth was far more horrific than anyone could have imagined.

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Professor Ellen Anders

Professor Ellen Anders

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Professor Ellen Anders was a civilian consultant for the Office of Naval Intelligence and played a significant role during the conflicts on Harvest, Arcadia, and Shield 0459 in 2531.

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Uplift Reserve

Uplift Reserve

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Stationed on the western coast of the African metropolis is Uplift Reserve, the crown jewel of New Mombasa Parks & Recreation. It was here that the Covenant deployed their infantry during the course of their invasion.

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Assault on the Stars - Part 1

Assault on the Stars - Part 1

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Home to the humanity's most vital military presence, the colony of Reach was absolutely paramount to human survival. When the Covenant finally arrived, the UNSC knew that the resulting conflict would almost inevitably decide the outcome of the war.

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Assault on the Stars - Part 2

Assault on the Stars - Part 2

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Due to the rapid launch of UPPER CUT, Operation: RED FLAG, which sought to capture a Class-Five Covenant flagship and use it to find High Charity was unable to mobilize in time and so delayed until August 29th for another chance.

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Assault on the Stars - Part 3

Assault on the Stars - Part 3

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The success of Operation: UPPER CUT was short-lived. Only minutes after the supercarrier was destroyed, a portion of the enormous Fleet of Particular Justice exited Slipspace above Reach and launched a full-scale assault on the planet.

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Lord Hood

Lord Hood

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Lord Hood was a decorated United Nations Space Command Defense Force (UNSCDF) combat veteran and a British noble as the Human-Covenant war neared its end.

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Into Hell - Part 1

Into Hell - Part 1

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Led by the Prophet of Regret, a meager fleet of 15 Covenant ships wrestled with the UNSC's navy on October 20, 2552. They attempted to punch a hole through Earth's home fleet and the planet's vast defense grid.

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Into Hell - Part 2

Into Hell - Part 2

Halo 101

4 Minutes

When the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) are locked in a war with a theocratic alien alliance known as the Covenant, the ODST squad of Alpha-9 find themselves hot-dropping to the earth to take the fight directly into the heart of the enemy.

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Into Hell - Part 3

Into Hell - Part 3

Halo 101

4 Minutes

After making landfall, Gunnery Sergeant Buck lost contact with Captain Veronica Dare, the squad's ONI handler and the key to their mission; Dare's objective was the city's superintendent AI construct housed in a mainframe below ONI's alpha site...

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He Was Called Reclaimer

He Was Called Reclaimer

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The Covenant discovered the location of yet another Halo ring and, tragically, Earth. The human home-world would become the location of humanity’s final stand against the Covenant and the beginning of the last chapter in the war.

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Ten Twenty

Ten Twenty

Halo 101

2 Minutes

When Regret arrived near the planet on October 20, 2552, the prophet was so intoxicated by religious fervor and the untapped potential of the Forerunner machine that he ignored the strength of Earth's defenses and sped toward the planet's surface.

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The Darkest of all Threats

The Darkest of all Threats

Halo 101

3 Minutes

When the Flood first appeared within the galaxy’s borders, the Forerunners believed that the only way to permanently stop this threat would be to develop a cure. So they kept the parasite dormant and contained on Halo, but all of that changed when the Covenant began prying at locked doors.

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Truth & Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation

Halo 101

3 Minutes

And this would be the Chief’s next target. Captain Keyes and his crew had been captured by the Covenant and they were being held on the cruiser. Without fear, the Spartan dove deep into the belly of the beast, fighting through the Covenant horde and eventually securing the captain.

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Strange New World

Strange New World

Halo 101

3 Minutes

For humanity, the ring was a strange new world; but no sooner did the crew of the UNSC Pillar of Autumn lay eyes on the installation than the Covenant laid siege to their ship. Luckily, the Master Chief and Cortana manage to survive...

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The Control Room

The Control Room

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Easily the most important aspect of any given installation, the control room is a Forerunner-built structure where one can activate the galaxy's most dangerous weapon - Halo.

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The Containment Facility

The Containment Facility

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Containment facilities may vary per ring, but they all rely on numerous safety mechanisms and security systems to ensure that they are never unlocked. In the end, despite all of these efforts, the Flood still escaped.

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The Sentinel Factory

The Sentinel Factory

Halo 101

2 Minutes

Sentinel operations meet a wide variety of ends, whether it’s the repair or reconstitution of damaged structures, the mining and retrieval of raw material or, most importantly, the containment of the Flood parasite during an outbreak.

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The Library

The Library

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The Library’s interior is a catacomb - a series of corridors and tunnels extending outward from a centralized hub. Elevators give visitors access to all levels, while a vast gondola system interconnects the widely distributed complex sections.

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The Cartographer

The Cartographer

Halo 101

2 Minutes

The Cartographer’s importance is unquestionable, as it provides those who access it with many important locations scattered across the ring, including the location of Halo’s control room and the mechanism to fire the rings - the Library’s Activation Index.

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The Surface

The Surface

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The surface of a Halo is no small marvel; its majestic architecture, its natural composition and its sheer size offer only a hint at the Forerunners’ technological mastery.

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The UNSC

The UNSC

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The UNSC presently maintains five branches: Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Spartan - the fifth having been officially added after the wake of the Human-Covenant War in 2553.

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Fortitude

Fortitude

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Humanity endured, but its survival was not purchased in a single battle; it was fought for by the countless men and women of the UNSC whose fortitude and bravery stood in the way of our species’ extinction.

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The Flood

The Flood

Halo 101

2 Minutes

The Flood is considered one of the greatest threats to galaxy-wide biodiversity and were the reason the Forerunners devised and ultimately activated Halo, wiping out nearly all sentience in the galaxy.

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Welcome to Reach

Welcome to Reach

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The 4th largest planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system, Reach was the undeniable hub of humanity's military fortification - outside of Earth - possessing the UNSC's biggest and most prevalent shipyard.

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The Halo Array

The Halo Array

Halo 101

3 Minutes

One hundred millennia ago, the Forerunners designed an array of ringworlds, collectively called Halo, to destroy the merciless Flood. The Halo Array was the focus of the Covenant faith for thousands of years.

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The Spartans - Part 1

The Spartans - Part 1

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Spartans are biologically enhanced, cybernetically augmented, heavily armored super-soldiers created during the 26th century; they are the most elite infantry force used by the UNSC.

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The Spartans - Part 2

The Spartans - Part 2

Halo 101

3 Minutes

It is widely accepted that most Spartans perished during the fall of Reach, yet the Spartan known as Master Chief was able to escape and venture into the remote recesses of the galaxy - only to discover a great secret.

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The Jackals

The Jackals

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Self-driven and motivated entirely by personal desires and needs, the Kig-Yars' savage and hostile approach to life has been the source of their greatest resiliency.

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Rise of the Brutes

Rise of the Brutes

Halo 101

4 Minutes

Originating from the distant world of Dosiac, the Jiralhanae, more commonly known as Brutes, joined the Covenant after recovering from a vicious conflict which had largely destroyed their way of life

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Who is Master Chief

Who is Master Chief

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is arguably the most pivotal and important figure of the human race as it stands in the mid-26th century. Abducted at the age of six years old from his homeworld of Eridanus II, he was conscripted into the SPARTAN-II program. In this episode, we take a look at the Master Chief's origins up through his actions that brought the Human-Covenant War to an end.

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Who is Cortana

Who is Cortana

Halo 101

3 Minutes

A unique creation, Cortana achieved unprecedented levels of functionality, laying the groundwork for a wealth of advancements that would pay huge dividends for the UNSC and humanity as a whole.

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Who is the Arbiter - Part 1

Who is the Arbiter - Part 1

Halo 101

3 Minutes

During the darkest hours for the Covenant, the High Prophets resort to their most effective strategy - the consecration and commission of the Arbiter.

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Who is the Arbiter - Part 2

Who is the Arbiter - Part 2

Halo 101

3 Minutes

From the past to the present, nearly two hundred tombs girded the inner walls of the Mausoleum of the Arbiter. Sworn to death in the service of the Prophets, the Arbiters represent the razor edge of Covenant power - the vanguard of the Great Journey.

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Lost With All Hands

Lost With All Hands

Halo 101

4 Minutes

As the newly activated Forerunner fleet threatens to give the Covenant unassailable power, the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire risks everything to stop them

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Countless men and women of the UNSC fought and died for our species' survival, and a few of their stories have already become legend among those of us who live on...

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Courage

Courage

Halo 101

3 Minutes

Let no one here question our place in human history. That we are here right now is not coincidence or accident; it is our fate, birthright, and our legacy.

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The Forerunner Fleet

The Forerunner Fleet

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The Arbiter prepares to use Anders to activate the Shield World - unlocking a mystery that could mean the end of humanity.

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The Shield World

The Shield World

Halo 101

3 Minutes

After the Arbiter abducts Professor Anders, the UNSC Spirit of Fire goes after the Covenant ship on a desperate rescue mission.

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Battle for Arcadia

Battle for Arcadia

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The Spirit of Fire reaches Arcadia to find the planet under attack by Covenant forces. Professor Anders and Sergeant Forge head groundside to investigate the Covenant's presence.

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The Secret Below Planet Harvest

The Secret Below Planet Harvest

Halo 101

3 Minutes

The UNSC Spirit of Fire engages with the Covenant on the colony of Harvest. Sergeant Forge and the ground crew discover a Forerunner relic, but they also are introduced to Covenant Arbiter Ripa Moramee.

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Scripting

Scripting

Forge 101

23 Minutes

Certain Affinity shows off just a few of possibilities available to players with the new scripting abilities in Halo 2: Anniversary's Forge mode. Come learn the tools and then go create your own new play spaces for the world to enjoy!

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New Features in Forge

New Features in Forge

Forge 101

14 Minutes

The fabulous folks at Certain Affinity take you through some of the awesome new and returning features in Halo 2: Anniversary's Forge mode. New and experienced forgers alike will find something new to learn in this excellent overview.

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Overview

Overview

Forge 101

13 Minutes

xClicked from Beyond Entertainment shows off a fantastic Forge tutorial to help you get the most out of the mode in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Tackle brand new tools in Halo 2: Anniversary and create maps and modes beyond anything you've dreamed before.

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