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Spotlight: February 12, 2024

Halo art by IdealRonyL showing the Master Chief encountering the IsoDidact and a monitor in front of a Cryptum
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Y'know, there's nothing better than kicking off a new week with the Halo Spotlight—and, oh boy, we have a chonker of an issue for you this month.

Let's roll out!


CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

Visualizing esoteric Forerunner lore is the key to my heart, and IdealRonyL has done exactly that with these stunning depictions of Bornstellar and the Master Builder. I am blinded by their majesty... or maybe that's just the firing of Halo reaching m--

Illustrated in the iconic style of Yoji Shinkawa, CZYRD has given us this fantastic rendition of Cortana and her plucky green sidekick.

SovietDuckz has done a gorgeous series of illustrations of some Halo Infinite Spartans and Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee.

(My favorite line in Halo Wars is when Sergeant Forge stabs the Arbiter and, in his final breath, he says "I guess you won't be seeing any moreamee!")

I can't stop appreciating every aspect of this piece from AtomikStylo, whose Gundam-inspired style and color work is so eye-catching!

I have a great passion for photography in games, my playtime balloons on just about every game I play with a photo mode (or, in Halo's case, Theater mode and the Blind Skull).

Enter Halofeed, who has used Forge to create unique effects and captured these stunning images. Takes me back to tossing firebomb grenades and flares in the rooms beneath Snowbound back in the Halo 3 days!


MARK IV MADNESS

Halo Infinite's latest update brought the iconic Mark IV armor to the game, and as a result we have seen the love pour in for this particular set of Mjolnir. Here's a selection of some of our favorites that we've seen recently!


HARUSPINE HANDICRAFTS

JumperScape has answered the question we were all wondering: "HURAGOK PLUSHIES WHEN?!"

Halo 3's Believe diorama is an unforgettable monument to the history of this storied franchise, and disabled veteran Nightwolf161 has taken the time to put together their very first Halo-inspired diorama—though you certainly wouldn't know it to be the first from how richly detailed it is!

Be sure to check out Nightwolf161's post on Reddit to see more photos of this scene.

In Halo Wars 2, Johnson returned from the dead (not really) with a bit of an upgrade: a HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark I Armor Defense System, colloquially (and more simply) known as the "Green Machine."

When Nobleclonetroop joined the corps, he didn't have any fancy-schmanzy power armor, but the recent Halo Wars celebrations led him to make some for the rol' sergeant.


SILVER SPOTLIGHT

The Halo television series has returned for its second season, and along with it has come a wave of fan art and other community creations for us to feast out eyes on!


FIRETEAM FASHION

We asked, and you answered.

Let's take a look at a selection of folks for whom fireteam means family. As a note: this is still ongoing for the month of February, so there will be more opportunities for your fireteam to get featured!

Shoutout to the following Spartans:


A GATHERING OF GREATNESS

And just to close us out, take a look at this impressively fast work done by thedaytimes117 based on the Deadpool trailer.


That brings us to the end of this month's Spotlight, we hope you enjoyed this feast for the eyeballs!

All of you who had something featured in this installment should be sure to fill out the submission form so we can grant you your Unicorn of Fire rewards!