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Noble Intention Event Launch

Halo Infinite Spartans wearing Thom and Rosenda armor kits from Noble Intention.
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  -  8 months ago

We’ve got one last thing for you before Season 3 arrives...

Noble Intention event art featuring Thom and Rosenda armor kits.

Once upon a time, there were to be seven members of Noble Team—the seven samurai, the magnificent seven... but two of them didn’t make it into Halo: Reach.

Thom-A293 perished in the aforementioned game’s live-action “Deliver Hope” trailer, blowing up a Covenant vessel from the inside with a tactical nuke. Rosenda-A344 remained in obscure background fiction, cited as a potential replacement on the team for Emile-A239.

And now, these two Spartans return in the Noble Intention Event for Halo Infinite, along with additional Halo: Reach-themed cosmetics for your MARK V [B] Armor Core in a free 10-tier Event Pass to bring the Winter Update to a close. Alongside the event, we've also launched the Community Collection playlist, which features four community-made Forge maps in matchmaking.

Running from February 7 through February 21, this limited event rewards you for playing however you want—simply complete Challenges and you’ll progress the Event Pass!

So get out there and Remember Reach one last time as we give the Winter Update its send-off!

Noble Intention Event Pass outlining the 10 free rewards

Oh, and don’t forget to complete all of your Challenges this week, which will unlock the Wedgewood Spriggan armor coating for your MARK V [B].

The blue toned Wedgewood Spriggan coating for the MARK V [B] armor core.

In Season 1 and the Winter Update, the armor and aesthetics of Halo: Reach have been brought back into the spotlight, and it seemed fitting that the natural culmination, before we return to the events of Season 2, was to revisit Noble Team in a new story.

You’ve unlocked their Armor Kits. You’ve rebuilt some of your favorite custom Spartan looks. And now, with the arrival of Thom and Rosenda, it’s only fair that you get to see them in action.

Enter Halo: Winter Contention, a new short story that you can read online or listen to in audiobook form on YouTube on Wednesday, February 8. Soon™!

December 2551. Though the Covenant invasion of Concord has seen a rare UNSC victory, the Spartans of Noble Team find themselves stranded in a remote hinterland town. While the Covenant’s orbital presence has been neutralized, the remaining alien survivors have regrouped and prepare to make a devastating final stand.

With dwindling time and no reinforcements, Kat-B320 comes up with a daring plan to do what Spartans do best and turn the tide – and it’s up to Thom-A293 and Rosenda-A344 to make it happen.

Community Collection

Learn more about today's launch of the Community Collection playlist, the maps, and the Forgers behind it all, by heading over to