LIVE BY THE CREED
Another element of the Halo Legendary Crate has potentially even more impact on the Halo universe outside of the box itself. You’ve likely heard by now that signing up for the Halo Legendary Crate also initiates you into Fireteam Apollo, a canonical Spartan-IV fireteam that you’ll begin to learn more about as their story unfolds over the life of the Crate and perhaps beyond. We’ve seen a number of fans already speculating on the specific nature of Fireteam Apollo, so now’s as good a time as any to set the stage.
Canonically, Fireteam Apollo is a specialized unit made of rotating Spartan-IV stationed aboard the UNSC Infinity. In many ways, Fireteam Apollo is analogous to Fireteam Crimson, from the Halo 4: Spartan Ops campaign. And like Crimson, Fireteam Apollo is made up primarily of newer recruits, placed together in a variety of combinations and imbued with the legendary teamwork that Spartans are known for. And also like Crimson, the Spartan-IVs of Apollo have their identities classified, allowing fans to immerse themselves seamlessly into those size 20 Spartan shoes.
Early on, fans will receive mission briefs and in-fiction dossiers to educate themselves on the state of the universe and learn about legendary missions of the past. Players initiated into Fireteam Apollo will also get a special emblem to use in-game in Halo 5: Guardians, as well as special designation within the Halo Waypoint forums. We’re excited about the possibilities that Fireteam Apollo opens for fans to take part in the ever expanding Halo universe and fiction, and the more you become involved, the more we’ll be able to do with the program in the future. See you in the barracks, Spartan.