It might be Medicant Bais, It would allow them to bring back everything from the flood to possibly some friendly Forrunners who might have survived. Its obviously a technological powerhouse. ReverendMachine09:06, June 16, 2011 (UTC) New aliens ? SPARTAN--117 18:18, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

GamesMaster issue 247 February 2012 Page 60- GM most wanted-Halo 4 The Chiefs armor has been modified between Halo 3 and 4. There’s a reason for that, says 343- maybe the Chief has been out of that cryotube already. The direction of the new Halo trilogy is the biggest open secret in gaming. Everyone knows how it will play- like Halo; everyone knows where it will be set- on a Forerunner Shield World; and everyone knows who the enemies are- the unstoppable Prometheans. Wait. Who? New Halo developers 343 dropped the first hints about the Prometheans in Halo Anniversary’s new Terminals in the reminiscences of 343 Guilty Spark. “What I wouldn’t give for a company of Prometheans here” says Guilty Spark. “Oh they would most certainly restore order with their trademark lethality, though that would mean he would be here too and without the Librarian around to temper his rage these Reclaimers might prefer the Flood.” ‘He’ is the Didact – the Forerunner’s military leader; the Librarian was his lover, stranded on Earth when the portal between Earth and the Ark was closed. The Shield World of Sigma 7 is where Halo 4 plays out and where Didact must have made a home. Didact once transferred his memories to another body so it’s possible he still lives; it’s equally possible that Didact died millennia ago, but his descendants still inhabit Sigma 7. Either way the UNSC are on Sigma long before the Chief even. Forza 4’s Auto Vista Warthog is a model lifted straight from Halo 4, suggesting an isolated human force is already fighting for their lives on the surface. And if Covenant forces were stranded on the Shield World, who’s to say anyone got the memo about the war being over? . Halo 4 “plays like Halo” Says Creative Director Josh Holmes, “We had to maintain that commitment to the sandbox nature of Halo gameplay making sure we’re empowering the players to make choices in how they approach each problem.” But while Halo 4 will feel like Halo, it won’t look like it. As Halo Art Director Kenneth Scott has it, “It’s a different aspect of Forerunner architecture. The thing that connected people to the first Halo is that mystery. We want the player to feel that initial experience of discovery.” 343 know their Halo 4 has to be perfect and fit into continuity. Anything less and its considered a failure by fans waiting for the new studio to foul up. No pressure! – MICHAEL GAPPER- GM.

Found the above article in a recent issue of the UK game magazine Games Master, looking good for Halo 4. D4RKST0RM99 23:14, December 30, 2011 (UTC)

Nothing comfirmed yet, but maybe forerunners are here???

--Drew 18:58, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

"Halo 4 : Return of the forerruners"...

Not to rain on your guys' parade, but all the data on this wiki, and the books, and the video games prove that ALL of the Forerunners have perished through the activation of the Halo Array, in a last resort to destroy the Flood, which for a couple 1000 years worked, but in the end failed...but we picked up where they left off. Point is they dead end of story there is 0% chance of survival from a GALAXY wide bugzapper, zip, nada, impossible.Sorry,Elite Slayer 242 09:39, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

SPARTAN--117 20:09, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

Actually at the end of Halo - Primordium it is revealed that the librarian is still alive, so that is at least one Forerunner, the Diadact is possibly still alive with her, possibly in a cryptum, or stored in someones geas

Spartan Jack 17 10:12, April 25, 2012 (UTC)

The Arbiter Edit

I hope the Arbiter is gonna be in it! He's my favorite character! --Mega Sean 45 20:10, June 6, 2011 (UTC)

I wish, too, wish that The Arbiter is going to be in this game, but unfortunately, he probably might not be because as seen in Halo 3, The Arbiter was teleported to Earth in the frontal section of the frigate. You know what could be better, if Cortana could take form of a real life-sized human and she could help the Chief in Campaign! :P -Commander RJ-216 (Shortkid808) Star Union Team Emblem 01:29, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
How would a hologram touch things? Fuzz 19:01, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe they will find a robot body for her Lorchyism23 23:08, June 23, 2011 (UTC)Lorchyism23

The Arbiter better be back. DS2117

The Arbiter may make an appearance, but it is unlikely due to the fact that he is on currently en route to Sangheilios, whereas the Cheif may not even be in the same Galaxy.Verwe 19:09, January 21, 2012 (UTC)

Actually, He arrived at Sanghellios long before the events of Halo 4. Also, since the UNSC Infinity was able to travel to Requiem, it's most likely within the same galaxy. The question is, is the Arbiter still alive (after the planned assasination mission by other Elites shown in Halo: Glasslands) or is he imprisoned, or is he still in power and able to travel. I think that it is very possible that The Arbiter will appear in Halo 4 in some way, although it may not be until near the end. -Spartanmars (talk) 15:50, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

Trailer Edit

Anyone else think the trailer was a bit underwhelming? It wasn't bad but I just felt they could of done much, much more. In my opinion it just had terrible pacing and didn't show anything that was really new. Hopefully they can redeem themselves with the next trailer. Aleksandr the Great 00:08, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Im wondering WTH that pistol is looks epic but doesn't make much sense.

Nah, not really. Teaser trailers are generally crap. It succeeded in getting me interested, so it did its job. Moozipan Cheese 00:16, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
Hence the term "teaser." Jedijam91 19:57, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
If you saw Mass Effect 3 before trailer then yes. Ram Dodger 04:01, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
I really hope Master Chief's armor is revised by the final edition because his pelvic guard looks really big in the E3 trailer (-_-') 21:53, January 11, 2012 (UTC)

Forward Unto Dawn Edit

Anyone else notice the section of FUD resembles nothing of what was shown at the end of Halo 3?--Zervziel 00:58, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Well, it could be possible that the Dawn could have been tearing itself apart when it started drifting towards the unknown [Forerunner?] machine/object, causing its shape as seen in the teaser trailer. -Commander RJ-216 (Shortkid808) Star Union Team Emblem 01:18, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

The Dawn is mis-shapened, due to the forces put on it. the rear of the Dawn, which is like 220 yds of structuraly comprmized metal, that has been drifting at a constand, unchanging speed, through interstellar (the empty space between stars) for over 3 years. Not to mention, since it was loaded up with fuel (for a trip that was expected to be very long, from Earth-to-Ark).

Now, when the AI on Requeim uses something to drawnin the Dawn, the critically failed struture, along with being weakened by interstellar solar radiation (ships were never meant to be broken up, and left un-maintained for long peroids of time), one of those obscuir Laws of Motion come into play: an object moving at a certain speed and certain direction, will resist its speed and direction being changed.

The forces exerted on the overly weakened hull of the Dawn, caused it to rip its self apart, expicailly if the AI tried to change the wrecks direction quickly. The explosions seen in the Clip are the explosions caused by the nuclear fuel tanks being riped open.Ny'Kle Vandan (talk) 20:01, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Gravity. All the gases from wreck meeting the gases in atmosphere cuased the explosion you see in the trailer. My best guess. Ram Dodger 03:54, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Onyx maybe Edit

it could be onyx but i have no proof

Please sign your posts. Anyway, i very highly doubt it's Onyx, since the Halo 3 Legendary Ending planet is intact, whereas Onyx would've already been ripped apart long before then (taking Halo Legends into account, the Halo 3 Legendary Ending takes place at the very least 5 years after the game). And it can't be the Dyson sphere that Halsey, Mendez and the Spartans with them got sent to, since (to paraphrase Halsey) it's really small on the outside, and big on the inside, because of the Forunner's grasp on Slipspace usage. It's undeniably Forunner, possibly even their homeworld, or at the very least another Shield World, but it's not Onyx. Serithi 03:47, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

It kinda looks like Cybertron ... Ram Dodger 04:03, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Transformers Robots in Disguise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuzz 19:03, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

I believe that this could have a high possibility of being Onyx, as a multiplayer campaign could not take place without multiple characters and Onyx is currently home to a multitude of trapped Spartans; to further this notion, Forerunners are very unlikely to aid a seemingly random human in combat, beeing such a seclusive species. This leads me to believe that Master Chief has stubled upon Onyx and will be reunited with Kurt, Blue team, and the rest of the Spartan III's left on Onyx to play in campaign with as additional characters. EggtasticTaco 05:32, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

@EggtasticTaco 'a multiplayer campaign could not take place without multiple characters'. Ahem, Halo 3 is the ONLY Halo game that has two different characters when playing on Co-op, every single other Halo game has two Masterchiefs or Arbiters or Rookies or Noble Six's. Keygenftw 19:05 July 14 2011 (AEST)

I think Onyx is a possibility, because just like Eggtastic Taco said, a campaign can't take place without multiple characters. And the terminals mention Forerunners on Onyx, some people believe that they mean the Sentinels, but nobody has ever searched the entire Shield World (except Halsey, Mendez and the Spartans, but nobody knows what they discovered). And in five years time, the Sentinels could have reproduced enough to make a new planet, (maybe with a little help from other building installations). Because every 6 seconds a new Sentinel, for 5 years is a lot of Sentinels.

The Spartans destroyed the Sentinel factory in Onyx. And don't forget, the Forunners designated humanity as Reclaimers, basically handed the Mantle down to them, so if they cared enough about humans to do that you'd think they'd at least help out if they see them combating the Flood (this is assuming the Forunners still live. But hey, you never know, some of them may have preserved themselves, gone into stasis or something). And i must have missed something, but what do you mean by multiplayer campaign? What are you talking about?

Perhaps some humans escaped the Forerunner's devolution of humanity. The legendary planet only looks sort-of Forerunner to me, and could just as easily be another civilization with similar technology.Verwe 19:13, January 21, 2012 (UTC)

I think he means Co-op, at least that was wat I meant when I talked about the campaign and multiple characters. Except the Halo PC and Halo 2 PC, every Halo game has an Co-op mode, and I don't think they are going to make a one player only campaign. The Forerunnners messed up once, when the degraded Humanity after the Forerunner-Human/San 'Shyuum, while Humanity had just beaten the Flood (be it an other form as in the Halo series) and that way, didn't know how to defeat it properly, and had to destroy all sentient life in the galaxy. Maybe they just didn't want to mess up again, and see if Humanity could beat the Flood again. Kjdeboer 05:58, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

I'm leaning towards it being Precursor or something we haven't seen yet. Forerunners weren't big on round, they were more about monolithic, and that portal thing isn't very monolithic... Also: Don't know if it's the edge of the planet, or another Ring, but there's a curved line near the border of the screen --Zero-G Mako 16:21, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

@ Kjdeboer, perhaps they'll go back to the Halo 1-2 style of having all the players being Master Chief? Serithi 13:14, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

It is not Onyx, it is Sigma 7. I am still hoping for the return of Red Team (Alice, Douglas, and Jerome) though. If there are any Spartans on, or should I say in Sigma 7, they are either fighting the Forerunners, or are allied with them and have Mark XVII Armor or some other crazy new suit variant with Forerunner Tech.

Armor and abilitiesEdit

It seems Chief has a partially new armor design along with the ability to fly. Imposter101 06:58, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe his jetpacks only work in space so he never used them? Fuzz 19:04, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

Its a thruster pack as seen in Halo 2 so hopefull no amor abilitys.

It is very likely that Master Cheif, like Jorge, modified his armor to his liking. That would explain the differences. The armor appears to be pushed towards EVA or EAA use rather than combat, and also it appears lighter than your standard Mk. VI so he should move somewhat faster. The jetpack appears to be for increased manuverability in EA ops, similar to the mini-jetpack shoulderpeice in Halo: Reach. The unidentified pistol may be a custom job in itself, as it has never been encountered before.Verwe 19:21, January 21, 2012 (UTC)

I WANT ARMOR ABILITIES! Or at least just sprint. Toa manoc

Where was the thruster pack seen in halo 2 on humans? I only remember the elites in space with them.Darb 013 19:52, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

It has to be armor abilities if he had that jetpack on him we would have seen it a lot of times in the cinamatics in Halo 2 & 3 Maybe not a lot in gameplay tho (O) JJdoomkiller 14:32, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

His Mark VI suit may have always had them but they were probably only practical in space as they don't seem to have enough lift power to be used on land. Zero gravity is the best place for them so 343 isn't hurting anyone's baby by revealing them that way. MY problem is with how different the Mark VI looks in the trailer. I hope it matches the Halo 3 Mark VI in the soonest in-engine trailer. There is no excuse for changing the Mark VI armor design from Halo 3. Sprinting should be in the game because we have seen the Master Chief sprint in cut scenes. PP7Silenced 14:33, June 13, 2011

^pretty much what he said about the zero g thrusters they wouldn't be required to be strong at all and as a result could go about being unnoticed (as in, them not having to be big enough go potrude out of the armor). I'm more concerned about the armor. I mean i'm glad there's more plating on the abdomen, but what about the crotch-piece?!?! If i was 117 i'd much prefer having a crotch-piece over more armor on my lower torso ANY day of the week. Sprinting should be in the game regardless, just because a character doesn't sprint in a cutscene doesn' mean they don't have the capacity too. I mean if their normal speed is a steady run, it is fully safe to assume they can run faster unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Mrbear420 20:17, July 24, 2011 (UTC)

The Chief's MJOLNIR mark6 was supposedly upgraded while he was in cryo, also in Glasslands Naomi's Mark7 armor is able to gradually upgrade itself over time, The chiefs armor may have a similar ability possibly added before they travelled through the ark in halo 3 or the armor was simply upgraded by Cortana using schematics she developed herself or by aquireing the details of the mark7 by some other means.D4RKST0RM99 22:50, December 5, 2011 (UTC)

Armor Abilities and Deployable Equiptment were cool, but is there any possibility for something completely new? And I hope Master chief can run decently fast, like in Halo CEA cutscenes. You should also be able to communicate with allies with commands like "Get in" or "pile out", using the D-Pad. Also, Halo 3 pyshics werent as good as reach. Mainly grenades. I am excellent with them, but you could not throw them far. CrisperstTh 18:07, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

They should defineately bring back armor abilities but armor lock you only last about 2 seconds so it takes skill to useM1c00l 18:21, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

Ok so alot of people have been talking spring, its in the game, and as defaunt. This means you dont have to run and go get it, you have it from spawn. I also think i read on the Halopedia that armor abelties are conformed?ICrapBombs

Pistol/Grenade Launcher Edit

I think that the weapon that the chief uses looks more like a grenade launcher, than a pistol. I think a grenade launcher is more likely because he blows a huge hole in the wall and the gun pops open after the shot, and that also happens after you've fired the M319 Individual Grenade Launcher. and a normal pistol wouldn't need that. I'm not sure about this, but what do you guys think? Kjdeboer 13:51, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

It definitely looks like some kind of launcher, but not the Grenade Launcher. It seemed more like a rocket or sticky grenade pistol of some kind. The rocket/grenade seemed to stick to the door Chief blew up, and he reloaded the pistol from the front with another rocket/grenade; characteristics different from the Grenade Launcher. Looks like we've got ourselves a new weapon, which I think I'm going to create a page on.

JohnnyT 02:49, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

Created the weapon page, and also linked the topic title to it. I also noticed during the trailer how the Chief slammed the back of the pistol back down, leading me to realize that was likely the detonating mechanism of the grenade.

JohnnyT 03:34, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

New game new weapons isn't that a good thing JJdoomkiller 19:13, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

it strangely looks like a M6 modified to fire grenades and RPGs it might be a new model.(O) JJdoomkiller 14:43, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

It appears to be a downsized and muzzle-loaded version of the grenade launcher in Reach. That would mean that you would have a delayed fire by holding down the trigger. As well, the grenades appear to have less bounce and may be magnetic, so you could possibly use it like C4. It may also be a UNSC counterpart to the "fire and forget" explosive power of the Needler. May be attracted to metal (magnetic). Verwe 00:52, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

Without Bungie it won't be the same. Edit

I think that without bungie halo will not be the same. Is it just me? Nserver7 17:15, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

There's not really any evidence to support they'll do a bad job yet, so yeah, I think it's just you being cautious. 343 Industries have done pretty well with Halo Waypoint and some of the other Halo stuff they've worked on so far, and I'm sure they'll at least do a decent job on this. Moozipan Cheese 17:44, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
The Call of Duty games are good even though different companines made them. Fuzz 19:06, June 7, 2011 (UTC)
343 is just ex Bungie/Halo fans! But no it wont be the same, Cortana in Halo 3 is the perfect Cortana (as in Reach it's just better graphic wise than 3) but 4 they've changed her :'( :'( :'( 19:08, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
l maybe not we'll see. If you pause at 0:58 it looks like an Afro! :/ Toa manoc
Now I would'ent say THAT but maybe well see a big gameplay difference JJdoomkiller 19:08, June 9, 2011 (UTC)
Talk pages are not fucking forums.
ThankyouBriNg iN DeR FLAmeS?! 02:18, June 10, 2011 (UTC)
your a real ass BriNg iN DeR FLAmeS did you know that?
I'm pretty sure that 343 industries are a branch off of Bungie, which means that employees from made their own company. If anything in the games is exceedingly different, it's because they changed the engine or another crucial part of the game. If that happens you really can't say it's because it's not Bungie, because it would have been the same people working on the game and they likely would have changed it anyway.Mrbear420 20:22, July 24, 2011 (UTC)
No doubt Halo 4 will have different concepts to gameplay and storyline. At first I had my doubts, but 343 Industries is largely made up of former Bungie members. They helped design Reach, and did all of the DLC maps for it as well. Frank O'Conner said that 343 would be focusing on the parts of Halo: CE that made it so great and bringing those traits to Halo 4. And starting off with Halo: CE Anniversary was a great start to get a grip on the concept of the story, gameplay, exploration and curiosity and the feeling of picking up that controller or keyboard and playing the first Halo game.
The Used Journalist

Voice Actors Edit

That cortana does not sound like Jen Taylor... Is it just me? I'm getting worried. Halo wouldnt be the same without jen taylor voice acting it.

Thankfully Steve Downes is MC!!!It'll probably be just a placeholder voice untill they can get her inDanielM4712 10:20, June 12, 2011 (UTC)

Will it be a great game Edit

You guys think it will be great or bad I mean come on new halo game! thats great but who knows because they didn't reveal anything on gameplay or mutiplayer yet

Talk pages are not forums.BriNg iN DeR FLAmeS?! 02:18, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

So?anyway what I mean is look what happened to ODST and a lot of people disliked the game so it would stink to wait all this time for halo 4 and have a major disappontment anybody agree if not I don't care if its a talk page and not a forums end of discation.

Naming? Edit

I believe the title "Rocket Pistol" should be changed. This is because there is no known name given to the weapon by a canonical source yet. For as long as we know, the weapon could be scrapped from the real game. The title should be changed to "Unknown Pistol Variant," or something relative.

Graphics style Edit

Is it just me, or does this look like a new animating style for Halo? The textures feel different, more like Halo Wars. Master Chief himself is now an acrobatic ninja, as opposed to the minimal-effort good Darth Vader-esque character we've seen in earlier games. I mean, the old Master chief would see a brute Chieftain and run straight for him (see the 1st Halo 3 TV commercial, where it shows him as a kid) and the Chief in this trailer looks like he would kick off from brute to brute killing on his way --Zero-G Mako 16:15, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

Master Cheif probobly modified his armor for extra manuverability in zero gravity. His armor appears lighter as well.Verwe 19:25, January 21, 2012 (UTC)

I think it's a little too early to think there is a new animating style, we've only seen a teaser of little over 1 minute, and in only a small part of that teaser you see the Master Chief moving and doing something. Kjdeboer 16:24, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

I agree with Kjdeboer. And Master Chief is in Zero Gravity. That may have been a factor in why he was able to move more freely.Sniperteam82308 I Know What the Ladies Like 17:02, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

It's a teaser trailer, theya re all in CGI, so it won't look the same. Also, he is more acrobatic because he's in space. XSpectreGreyX 14:41, June 11, 2011 (UTC)

Don't forget, Spartans have had some serious augmentations done to them. A lot stronger, extremely good reflexes, ansd so on. They can be acrobatic, despite the heavy-ass armor they wear, just look at the Halo Legends episode "The Package". With all the training etc. that they've gotten, it's entirely possible they could move like that. Besides, yeah, he's in zero-g here, he's moving around trying to get around all the stuff blowing up and almost slamming into him. Serithi 00:46, June 12, 2011 (UTC)

ok one thing is how are the graphics like halo wars zero dumbass

For a start, sign your posts, it's really not that hard to make a space and then click the "Signature" button up there you know. Secondly, what the hell are you talking about? Serithi 05:44, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Magnum Edit

Begin at 1:05. Master Chief kicks open the door. When Chief glides above a circular thing on the floor it should be around 1:07. He then begins to turn sideways and use his thruster pack. If you pause and look closely you can see a side view of a Magnum. After that, he goes underneath debris and picks up the Rocket Pistol. Does anybody else see that Magnum? I remember watching a video confirming the existence of hidden clues in the teaser. Should we at least mention it on the Magnum page? Saytun 18:21, June 10, 2011 (UTC)

It makes sense that there's all kinds of guns floating around, a ship like this would have an armory somewhere :P. And it's set after Halo 3, so chances are the Magnum's gonna be around, but hopefully it's as good as the Halo 1 Pistol. Serithi 00:51, June 12, 2011 (UTC)

So, is Johnson going to get a girlfriend in this game? Edit

Listen at 1:25

I'm going to be seriously disappointed if Microsoft doesn't follow through on this. I don't care that he's dead, the prospect of banging Angela Basset should be more than enough to coax him out of the grave.

AchingScaphoid 13:59, June 13, 2011 (UTC)

talk pages are not forums(O) JJdoomkiller 21:52, June 13, 2011 (UTC)

Possible alternative to a tunnel/portal Edit

Honestly, the first time i saw the trailer, the construct at the end looked less like a tunnel/portal and more like a giant monitor, or at least its eye, one of the many reasons i was greatly disappointed with this teaser. But the H3 teaser was just as cheesy so, oh well. Any thoughts? --Alexms96 22:28, June 13, 2011 (UTC)

Well, I wouldn't say it looks like a giant monitor or that the trailer is disappointing, but on the contrary. I think it was very interesting, and liked it a lot. The fact that the trailer was cheesy is because its a teaser. It isn't a TRUE trailer.--Freedhitman118 21:55, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

More will be revealed at PAX. And it look like a Shield World to me. Ram Dodger 03:27, June 16, 2011 (UTC)

Let's see what we can infer from the trailer.

Obviously, the Forward Unto Dawn is moving towards a giant tubed cut inside the Legendary Planet that is portruding a large amount of blue light, made by multiple small beams around it. Now, it's a bit convenient that the frigate is moving directly into it without a pilot. Heck, it would be funny if it wasn't as convenient as that and ran into the planet's surface! Anyway, let's see the possible reasons why it is strangely moving precisely into the tunnel.

  • The least likely suggestion is that it is moving into the tunnel by luck.
  • There is some kind of magnetic or gravitational pull sucking in the Dawn.
  • There are multiple portals drilled into the Forerunner planet. However, no lighted tubes or portals could be seen in the Halo 3 Legendary Ending. This could be because the idea for the tunnel wasn't thought of after Halo 3 was released, or the Dawn was so far away none of these tunnels could be seen.

Now, what is this planet? It is possibly a Forerunner Shield World, supported by the fact entry into the planet seems to be a teleporting device the Forward Unto Dawn was reaching in the trailer, and that is the only known entry into a Shield World.(examined when the group of Spartans and Dr. Halsey entered Onyx's Slipspace Field Pods, technically teleporting devices, and the entrance into the the Unnamed Shield World in Halo:Wars) "Carter out." 14:08, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

It's definitely at least a Shield World opening up. The description of the portal in Onyx applies to what this one looks like (bah, brain fart, can't think of a better way to make that statement better grammatically). I highly doubt it is Onyx, since the Sentinel Factory there was destroyed (not to mention pretty much the whole damn planet, whereas the one in the trailer is intact), but it's definitely gotta be the portal to a Shield World. Serithi 03:36, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

@Millenium: It's also possible that they were just closed/covered up, or that the lights were turned off. Overall, though, I think it was a single portal with a gravitational pull (like in Halo wars), as a single portal would be easier to defend against flood attack (assuming it's a Forerunner shield world/homeworld), and a single portal construction would be easier to build. Zero-G Mako 19:41, June 25, 2011 (UTC)

I really hope its Onyx. Reach gave you a taste of combat with other SPARTANs, but it would be awesome if it's Chief with Kelly, Frederick, and Linda. I mean it would be the four remaining SPARTAN II's, and thy are all extremely skilled as well i.e. Linda being and extremely adept sniper, Kelly having paramount speed, Fredric being second to Master Chief, and Master Chief himself. It'd be awesomeMrbear420 20:34, July 24, 2011 (UTC)

It's not Onyx. Onyx was pretty much destroyed, whereas the planet seen in the teaser and at the end of Halo 3 is clearly intact, not to mention the Halo 4 concept art that was released show it's nothing like Onyx. It's definitely gotta be a Shield World, since the portal looks just like what the Onyx portal was described as, but it's not Onyx. Serithi 03:52, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be the opening of where the six-some would get out of the shield world? I'm sure that the Forerunners would have wanted to get out somehow, and it would make sense for the forerunners to hide something in a artificial construct that appears to be mostly natural. They did for almost everything else important that they made.Zam138 04:20, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Story Centered Edit

I noticed that since the tagline is "John Wake up" the story is more centered about him being the hero and not you being him cause then it would be "wake up" Cory Jaynes 15:50, July 2, 2011 (UTC)

Release date Edit says It'll be released December 31, 2012.RenegadeWarrior97 02:03, July 10, 2011 (UTC)

Official release date is 6 November.EdCasey143 00:04, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

NextBox/Xbox 720 Launch? Edit

Many analysts believe the next Xbox will come out in late 2012. If so, could we see the Halo 4 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox 720? It's not rare for a game to be released on two platforms (older gen and newer gen). Halo is considered the killer app for the Xbox. If Microsoft and 343 do it right, it could be a great launch title. Saytun 18:15, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

The Xbox 360 apparantly has a lifespan which will last up until at least 2015, so I doubt we'll see an Xbox '720' or whatever they call it until then. We may yet see another new release of the Xbox 360 like the Xbox 360S, but nobody yet knows.

halo 4 for pc Edit

microsoft customer service says halo 4 is coming out for pc


now i dont have to buy an xbox

Dannyybobo 19:26, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

Time setting for Halo 4Edit

It would seem, based on the IGN video about the Halo 4 Warthog being featured in Forza 4, that Halo 4 will be set in 2554, two years after the end of Halo 3 and the Human-Covenant war. It would also appear that while this is a new trilogy and a new story, the UNSC will still be involved somewhat in the story, as denoted by the presence of the Warthog in the game. —This unsigned comment is made by Xinfinityx (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Thanks. I'll add those to the article. odOM1JD.jpgSpirit of FireTalkContributions  
But that conflict with Origins, which occurs in 2556. Moreover, the fact that appears a new Warthog model in 2554 DOESN'T mean that Halo 4 OCCURRED in that year. User:Dr_Mutran
It doesn't matter if the date conflicts with Origins. Game canon utterly flattens anything that appears in Halo Legends, which is canonically ambiguous to begin with. Aerid77 06:15, August 29, 2011 (UTC)
^ That doesn't matter, it hasn't been stated that the game takes place in 2554. Unless and until it's stated that it's 2554, we should consider it 2556+, because Legends is still canon (aside from Odd One Out, obviously). Like Dr_Mutran said, just because the new Warthog is from 2554, it doesn't mean the game is set at that time. Serithi 03:25, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, uh-huh, umm, no. The Forward Unto Dawn is a UNSC ship. Therefore, there would be UNSC equipment. Zam138 04:23, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Well, Zam has a point, there would be some UNSC equipment on the ship. The fore-section of the ship was teleported back to Earth, but the aft-section stayed in space. It's likely that the armories and hangars were in the rear of the ship, so it's possible we might see some old weapons, plus some old vehicles, but might see some new stuff that Keyes was hiding from the Chief. Chicken (Leeroy, can I have Chicken?) 14:57, March 17, 2012 (UTC)

reclaimer Edit

343 said that the new halo 4 will be the start of the RECLAIMER TRILOGY sorce from xplayRaggedcozy 06:19, August 30, 2011 (UTC) go to Raggedcozy 14:46, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

That's not exactly a source... odOM1JD.jpgSpirit of FireTalkContributions  

Okay, thanks. I'll add it right away. odOM1JD.jpgSpirit of FireTalkContributions  


Covenant Assault Carriers guarding The Portal


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FROM THIS I SAY THAT IT MUST BE A FORERUNNER TECHNOLOGY. —This unsigned comment is made by Kiran R Nair (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

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First off, YOU DON'T NEED TO USE ALLCAPS. Secondly, i think it's pretty well known by now that it's a Forerunner planet (most likely a Shield World). The portal looks exactly like what the portal in Onyx was described as ("steps" like Dante's Inferno, those big "fins" or flaps, etc.), plus the concept art video clearly showed Forerunner architecture. And no, it's not Onyx. --Serithi 12:52, September 19, 2011 (UTC)

It does not look like mainstream Forerunner architecture... but it looks similar.Verwe 19:32, January 21, 2012 (UTC)

Sigma 7 is most likely a shield world. Either with forerunners and other species locked up in it, or the flood have complete control, as Penintent Tangent (Spelling? Anyway, monitor of Installation 05 who joined flood could have revealed the shield worlds locations earlier on. Crisperstorm7 18:12, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

2553? Seriously?Edit

Could someone please confirm that 343i stated Halo 4 takes place in 2553? And if it's true, hopefully the game only starts in 2553 and you're not on the Shield World yet, because otherwise that's a retcon of 3 whole years, going by the Halo Legends episode "Origins". Serithi 08:20, October 4, 2011 (UTC)

But remember Halo Legends isn't considered as... the greatest source of canon. Plus Cortana was the one who said the year right? Well... she was showing signs of rampancy.Sniperteam82308 I Know What the Ladies Like 11:29, October 4, 2011 (UTC)

Halo Legends is completely canon story-wise (aside from Odd One Out of course), it's just visually it has lots of artistic liberties. As for Cortana, thought she is showing signs of rampancy, i really don't think she's at the point where she can't even tell how long she's been alive. But that's just me. I'm not necessarily complaining, if in Halo 4 you're on the Shield World in by 2553 then so be it, i just don't understand the retcon of such a recent bit of canon (recent compared to Halo: Reach retconning how long it took for Reach to fall, which is understandable seeing as FoR was the first ever book which was 10 years ago). Serithi 07:28, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

If you read back to an older discussion, I pointed out that game canon is on a much higher tier than Legends canon. Whether or not is was a good decision on the developers' part doesn't really matter, as it seems they don't read the novels or watch Legends anyway. For that matter, it's rather disturbing how little the dev's seems to know about Halo's expanded universe at all. Aerid77 15:21, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

Halo legends contains the name legeneds for a reson. Though it is canon it allows for mistakes. Legends can be over exadurated and miss told. So core fact of events can remain but some things are wrong. For instance it said that the elites only joined the humans because the flood was overwelming when they joined them because the profits had lied to themAgentsmit58 05:23, May 8, 2012 (UTC)


Mind linking a source about that, JubJub12? Serithi 05:18, October 18, 2011 (UTC)

What do you think halo 4 will be about?Edit

I want to know what other people think the new enemy willl be i think maby the last Precursors controling Forerunner tech or rampit A.I tech but i do think that a main than is that you will try to find a cure for Cortanas i want to know what you guys think post a comment below telling me your ideas on what halo 4 will be aboutRaggedcozy 14:45, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Pretty sure there's no "cure" for rampancy. All Cortana can do is try to hold on and make it through to metastability (though there's signs she actually may have already done that by the end of Halo 3. She's at least made her way back from rampancy). As for the game, it'll most likely feature the Flood in some capacity, maybe Forerunners (is there any direct proof that every single one is dead? Some could've snuck into the Shield World that the Forward Unto Dawn's wreckage is heading towards, and have been trapped there since). --Serithi 04:45, October 26, 2011 (UTC)

This whole section should be in a blog...--The Songbird 04:53, October 26, 2011 (UTC)
^ Agreed. --Serithi 05:34, October 27, 2011 (UTC)

Um is it just me or did no one seem to notice the fact that Master Chief now has a jetpack. His armor doesn't have that nor has he ever been seen with it during Halo 3's ending. Darkcaptain3 20:54, November 13, 2011 (UTC) Darkcaptain3

1. I'm fairly sure people noticed. 2. Lack of evidence ≠ evidence of lack. Plus I don't think much from the teaser is set in stone. -Karl-591 23:22, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
If you look at it, you can see the thing's actually built into the armor. Those things sticking out the armor's back (which then fold out and are used as the thrusters) are in Halo 2 and 3 as well, it's just we haven't seen it used until now, because their size suggests they're zero-gravity thrusters and wouldn't work in normal gravity. Having said that, 343i has said there's an actual story reason for the diffent armor, so it's possible that this is like a Mk. VII armor or something that John gets somewhere along the line. Teasers =/= the exact events in the game. It's possible the teaser's just showing off some of the new things in the game all in one place. Serithi 01:21, November 24, 2011 (UTC)
It is not a jetpack, it's a thruster pack used in space. Crisperstorm7 21:33, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Halo Anniversary terminal 10Edit

343 Guilty Spark's dialog in this terminal sujests that the enemy in Halo 4 will be Forerunners,

Video Transcription:

Spark: 100,000 years of careful maintenance and diligance,

Spark: 100,000 years of protecting the galaxy's future!

Spark: 100,000 years spent fearing our sacrifices, MY sacrifice was in vain

Spark: And sixteen hours after I finaly made contact,

Spark: This so-called reclaimer decides to blow it all up,

Spark: Oh, I am NOT pleased,

Spark: Just as I finaly discovered our plan to save the galaxy succeeded,

Spark: The ancient enemy is unleashed once more...

Spark: Why these reclaimers refuse to follow protocol is quite mystifying,

Spark: Destroy MY installation will they?

Spark: I shall make new efforts to make contact with the other ones immediately,

Spark: This "Covenant" may be useful to me,

Spark: ...Although I don't think they fully understand what the claim to seek,

Spark: Still... it makes no differance to me what they belive,

Spark: As long as they do what must be done,

Spark: Hm, I sound like her...

Spark: Oh but what I would not give to have a single company of Prometheans here right now,

Spark: Oh they would most certainly restore order with their trademark [viadality?],

Spark: Although, that would mean HE would have to be here too...

Spark: ...And withought the Librarian around to temper his rage...

Spark: Well... these reclaimers might almost perfer the Flood.

  • Didact Glyph flashes on screen*
Until something solid is confirmed, it's just speculation and shouldn't be included in the article right now.--Mythic. 01:27, November 17, 2011 (UTC)

i think the enemy is the precursors, because the covenenat are defeated and the flood are mostly gone.

Nah. The precursors like humans, they hate the forerunners. I'm betting that they'll be forerunners from outside of the galaxy, discovering that the precursor that was released by the Halo testing has told John something galaxy-changing. That'll be how the precursors fit in, either as an active ally in a fight or in an advisory role.Zam138 04:30, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Um, what? Precursors have only ever been mentioned once in the Bestiarum, and are theoretical at best. Furthermore, that mention about "finally making contact," Spark was talking about making contact with the humans. As was revealed in Halo 3, humans are a direct descendant of the Forerunners. "You are the child of my Makers. Inheritor of all they left behind. You are Forerunner! But this ring... is mine!" I don't know where this idea of who hates who came from, as the Precursors have only been mentioned once and their affiliations were left undisclosed. The Forerunner machines like Sentinels that attack humans and Covenant alike do so because of their nonadherance to "Protocol" and their intentions to disrupt the Monitor's plans, not because the Forerunners themselves oppose humanity. Aerid77 15:30, December 9, 2011 (UTC)

I presume you haven't read Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear, eh? I'm going to spoil it for you know, so you've been warned. The Forerunners and Reclaimers don't have a "parent-child" view of each other, rather, we fought in a prolonged war against each other thousands of years prior to the first Flood infection of the Milky Way. In the end, the remnants of the former Human interstellar empire were imprinted with geas that allow our species to interact with Forerunner constructs, autonomous systems, and technology without the need for alarm by the remains of the Ecumene. As well, the Precursors were mentioned quite heavily in Cryptum, being noted as the species that created the Forerunners ions ago (and possibly the Reclaimers as well due to our resemblance to our predecessors) and unfortunately, we're almost completely wiped out by their children. The only surviving member of their species, The Timeless One, was locked away under the former Human capital world of Charum-Hakkor. It should be noted that the names "Precursors," "Forerunners," and "Reclaimers" are all terms relating to their relationship with the Mantle, which our species will eventually have to adopt as our birth right. Grizzlei
It should also be noted that we don't know the normal views of the Precursor race as we've only interacted with the sole survivor for the first time in the Haloverse. That of which we do know is quite clear, the Forerunners initially didn't accept the Precursors as their creators and rightful holder of the Guardian of the Mantle, and through these views, the former went to war against their creators. This is quite similar to how the Humans (and later the San 'Shyuum) went to war against the Forerunners over the dominance of the Mantle prior to the Forerunner-Flood War. However unlike the Precursor War, Humanity was simply moved to one world (that we know of), Erde-Tyrene, with their culture, society, and scientific advancement whittled down to almost nothing. Grizzlei

I'm gonna take a guess and say you Zam138 hasn't read Halo Cryptum,, Let me clarify. Millions of years ago the Precursors existed, they then created the Forerunner and Humans races roughly in their image, they enslaved both and after a while they fought back against their masters wiping out all but one of the Precursors. Before they were defeated the Precursors enacted their revenge using the flood, they knew they couldn't successfully attack the Forerunners directly so they used us as carriers to spread the flood. So to be clear the Precursors do not like us, it was their plan all along, the Precursors could return unchallenged and the Forerunners aren't here to stop them, by 2553 all major threats to them including the UNSC and Covenant are severely diminished.—This unsigned comment is made by DARKSTORM99 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

If Forerunners are the enemy, and that planet is filled up with all their weapons, I am pretty sure the Chief would be screwed. Crisperstorm7 18:14, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

halo 4Edit

They said the termanels in halo CEA will have hints to halo 4 can any who has seen all the termanels shed some light on what halo 4 might be??????Raggedcozy 15:39, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

Release DateEdit

When it says Holiday 2012 does that mean January or December? Gundamfate 23:14, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

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It means in about a year.

Sorry for posting directly under you, this wiki is different than my normal one. Anyways it probably means September 2012, considering thats when most Halos are released.Legionwrex 00:58, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

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It says Holiday 2012. That probably means around this time (between US Thanksgiving and Christmas) next year.


do you think the covanent will return in this trilogy David117 22:37, January 19, 2012 (UTC)david117

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While I doubt the Covenant will return in force, I wouldn't mind seeing one or two shiploads of Covie remnants show up at some point so I get to kill me some Brutes to mix things up a little.

Maybe some jackel pirate's or some rouge brutes or elitesM1c00l 18:26, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

Armor ChangesEdit

With Masterchiefs armor changed a little, and supposedly a storyline behinf it, all I can think is Cortana messed with it while he was asleep... Which might explain why the pelvis gaurd/space diaper is missing... O_O

So what do you guys think? Maybe she even just repaired it, because it did have some dents in it. Crisperstorm7 17:46, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

343 Industries said that there is no storyline reason for the armor changes. They said they just wanted to change it because Master Chief has had the same armor since Halo 2. By the way, these talk sections aren't to discuss speculation. Zachmt97 01:01, February 18, 2012 (UTC)

Date of the storyEdit'

In this interview it states that halo 4 takes place 5 years after halo 3, rather than in the same year.

Red vs. Blue and Halo 4, Canon?Edit

While I've been watching RVB since I was young and have heard a lot of talk from this. They say RVB is Halo Canon, and so that would mean it will play a big part in Halo 4 mulitplayer since they stated it will have a story of some sorts. So is RVB canon and will it play a huge role in Halo 4's multiplayer? Cokeysion 22:53, March 7, 2012 (UTC)Cokeysion4

RvB is a show based on Halo. And seeing previous multiplayers, it probably won't even play a role in Halo 4.

But at a Halo panel they said that Red vs. Blue was Canon and in season 9 I think, or was it 6, they talked about why the Reds and Blues fight. From what they said in they trailer it seemed like they talk about that in Halo 4's multiplayer. Hence why I am speculating. Cokeysion 01:19, March 8, 2012 (UTC)Cokeysion

Ancient Evil?Edit

Ancient evil? what could that mean precursor flood forerunner? Hells fire 10:36, March 14, 2012 (UTC)Hells fire

Well, at the end of the concept art video there was this flood looking thing. I paused it a few times to make out the view Gundamfate 18:45, March 14, 2012 (UTC)

>> I've seen that "thing" to which you refer, & I have to say that I can't recall seeing anything Flood-like or even organic about its design. There was a shot of what looked like a hip joint, but it appeared to be mechanical in nature, albeit with an organic sense of design. For all we know, it could be a Promethean Warsphinx (which I doubt) or something alien and heretofore unknown. I'm of the opinion that it's something other than the Flood or the Precursors, simply because the Flood's been done for 3 games now & should be left for another day... Humankind isn't ready to be tested yet... As for the Precursors, well, it just stikes me as a little too obvious and formulaic to throw an even OLDER and MORE MYSTERIOUS civilization into the mix when we're still trying to figure out the Forerunners... I mean where does it end? We figure out the Forerunners, then face the Precursors? And after that does the Chief take on the Antecedents, then go on to lay the smackdown on the Primogenitors, after which he'll open up a can of WhupAss™ on the Begetters, followed up, ultimately, by bitch-slapping God Herself? Okay, that's a bit extreme, but it illustrates my point that making a bigger badder badguy out of an even older & more mysterious civilization is kinda hokey. No, my guess is that what we're facing is altogether something else. Holdouts from the ancient Human civilization maybe? It would explain why 343GS logged his all of his entries for the Pillar of Autumn and Cmdr. Keyes under the same timestamp as the mysterious ship that crashed into Intallation 04 some 55,000 or so years ago... Every other terminal entry had it's own timestamp except for those... That has to be significant in some way. It might be a clue as to the identity of the "Ancient Evil"... DJenser 21:54, March 16, 2012 (UTC)

>> It is in my opinion, that the "Ancient Enemy", is a Precursor. In the Forerunner Saga Novel Cryptium, it is said that, there is only one Precursor left. That it is the Being that corrupted Medicant Bias. The Precursor is likly to be the Final Boss fight for Halo 6.

In Halo 4, we will probably just find out about the true fate of the Forerunners. (This idea is because of the Voice and the Didacts symbol. It probably is the Didact saying that he's glad that now he knows that the Forerunners plan worked. So the Didact is still kicking.) The Chief will team up with the Spartan 4s, and they will procede to make things explode around them. Also in Halo 4, we're probably find out something about the Precursor.

In Halo 5, we'll probably have to go and find the Didact( he's probably traped someplace dark and hidden, and surronded by those Forerunner defense AIs that the Precursors' taken over.) There will be side objectives, things to make the Halo 5 campain longer, and special parts to make co-op campain more enjoyable. At the end of Halo 5, we'll probably meet the Didact. There will be some words passed, and the Didact may or May not Reveal that the Chief is part Forerunner.

Halo 6. The Chief, along with the Didact, and what ever Spartan4s (if any) that survived halo5, will be, and find the Precursor. There will be Forerunner AIs, probably some super-type of Flood,(possibly Forerunner/Flood) probably not much Covenant, and finally the Precursor.

In the Forerunner novel, the Precursor is decribed as:[45 feet] tall, [30 feet] thick, four armed, two legged, [bug-eyed], with a tail like a scorpians sticking out of its head, with a [6foot] long stinger on it. It isalso armored like a scorpain is, all plated.

Chief will probably have some new gun by then, like maybe a Gauss Sniper Rifle, or a Super Forerunner Gun or something. Or maybe just a good'ol' Tank.

The Chief, Didact, the Spartan4s, Possibley the Arbiter(because he is such a great charaecter, and because if 343i brings him back, the Arbiter will have a mouth full to say to the Precursor in that moment of talking before the fight starts) will fight the Precursor. They will win of course, because 1) They have Chief, and Chief always wins in the end. 2) They have the Didact, and he's cool too, I guess. 3)They may and may not have the Arbiter, and the Arbiter is a unstoppable force by himself.

The "Ancient Enemy" is probably a Precursor. He will be the Driving Force behind the scenes for the first two games, and the main enemy in the third.

Ny'Kle Vandan (talk) 19:34, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

"2D" Radar?Edit

Hi guys,

I just wanted to point out that a number of the so-called "analysis" videos which examine the "First Look" ViDoc have noted that the radar now shows friendlies in green instead of yellow & that they have little arrows above or below the friendly blips denoting their z-axis position relative to the player. I've gone over footage & stills of the multiplayer stuff as well and it appears that this might in fact be correct... I say "might" because it turns out that it's actually a lot harder than I thought to find footage of high enough resolution to tell beyond a doubt, given that the alleged arrows are the same color as the radar blips. I'm also not sure if the same applies to enemies, but it would indicate that the radar isn't actually 2-D, as suggested on the Halo 4 page. If someone has some good shots of the HUD or, better yet, sections of the Multiplayer footage showing the radar, they might be able to confirm or deny this for us. DJenser 14:47, March 17, 2012 (UTC)

Hey guys,

I just looked over the "First Look" ViDoc again & I noticed that, at 3:13-3:14, the red radar blip that represented the red (enemy) S-IV in front the player was "stretched" vertically for about half a second before he died. Also, at 3:15, the green radar blip that represented the blue (friendly) S-IV immediately in front of the player was also "stretched" in the same manner. In both cases, the other S-IV was in an elevated position relative to the player, either at the top of a ramp in the case of the red S-IV, or crouch-jumping in the case of the blue S-IV. That, to me, indicates a visual representation of z-axis on the radar display relative to the player which appear to be in the form of chevrons pulsing upward or downward from the radar blip to indicate the vertical direction, rather than a simple x/y-axis representation of surrounding units. If someone else would like to take a look, I think this might warrant changing the exerpt concerning the "2-D radar" on the page. DJenser 14:27, April 6, 2012 (UTC)

Guys, the page is inaccurate regarding the radar. It DOES differentiate based on height, with little arrows. Look Here. Towards the end of the article or whatever, the guy talks about the radar being simplified. Anish

Thel VadamEdit

What was the source for this ? I've not heard anything about him being in the game?

no covenantEdit

why does someone think the covenant will appear? 1. the covenant dont exist anymore. 2. they wont be the enemy!

can i get rid of that because we shouldnt put speculation in appearences. Gamesareawesome 01:28, April 5, 2012 (UTC) gamesareawesome

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Advise you re-read the Halo Bulletin from March 7th. And sign your bloody comments please.

The covenant will return. Grunts and Elites confirmed so far. Crisperstorm7 15:58, April 8, 2012 (UTC)


So i just read Combat Skin article on out wiki. And this pictures caption says lvl 12 promethean combat skin. Now 343 GS says that "I would love to have a company of Prometheans" He also says "However if they were here the didact would be here to" So does this mean we fight them or help them? ICrapBombs 01:59, April 10, 2012 (UTC)

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What are the Elites looking for?Edit

After seeing the details of the first level of Halo 4 I'm left wondering, what are the elites looking for? These appear to be the rogue faction described in Glasslands that are opposed to the Arbiter's plans for peace with the Humans so they now have a fleet of ships and they come across one half of a human ship in deep space but dont just blast it to pieces, do they know the MC is onboard with a very valuable AI/oracle, Several boarding craft breach through several decks of the ship and release there troops to begin searching through the ship, not unike the begining of Halo CE. If this was before Halo 2 they would be looking for Nav data with the locations of human worlds, in 2557 thats kinda worthless since most of the human worlds are either glassed or discovered, also considering the FUD's location so far from UNSC space, youd think the covies would have a very good reason to be their unless they found the Forerunner planet by some other means.D4RKST0RM99 10:43, April 19, 2012 (UTC)

The dates just don't add up... Edit

Okay, I'm a bit confused... So let's start with what we know for a fact:

  • The Battle of Installation 00 took place on 12/11/2552, culminating in the F.U.D. being sheared in half by the portal's collapse & being cast adrift through unknown space, with Cortana & the Chief having been assumed lost.
  • The final moments of Halo 3 (chronologically speaking) were from the Voi Memorial service that took place on 03/03/2553.

Now Game Informer magazine has come out in their May issue stating that Halo 4 takes place in 2557; 4 yrs, 7mos, 10 days after the end of Halo 3. Assuming 03/03/2553 as the start date, that puts it on or near 10/13/2557. Okay, fine...

However... In that same issue we see this screenshot(check the readout to the far left on the full-size shot), which has the F.U.D.'s last contact with the UNSC as being 3 yrs, 4 mos, 30 days prior... Going from the date it was cut in half and cast adrift (12/11/2552) that would put the in-game date of that Campaign that screenshot at around 05/04/2556.

How do we reconcile a discrepancy of a year and a half? Did the UNSC somehow make contact with the F.U.D. some 17 months after it was reported lost? Are we looking at an Easter Egg, cleverly slipped in under our noses by 343i in the May issue of Game Informer? DJenser 20:18, April 28, 2012 (UTC)

I get the feeling the last contact from the UNSC was the point in the halo 3 campaign the F.U.D. and the Covenant separatists entered through the portal to the Ark as apposed to the moment the ship was severed mid transition, pretty sure the chief didn't spend a year and a half on the ark before its destruction so perhaps their was a time dilation effect when the portal collapsed, could be anthing I guessD4RKST0RM99 23:27, April 28, 2012 (UTC)

tecnicaly cortana is UNSC right. So mabey thats the date she upgraded his armor.Agentsmit58 05:36, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

I get the feeling the last contact from the UNSC was the point in the halo 3 campaign the F.U.D. and the Covenant separatists entered through the portal to the Ark as apposed to the moment the ship was severed mid transition, pretty sure the chief didn't spend a year and a half on the ark before its destruction so perhaps their was a time dilation effect when the portal collapsed, could be anthing I guessD4RKST0RM99 23:27, April 28, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I was working under the assumption that the entirety of the Battle of Installation 00 took place in the span of hours, if not days. The reasons behind this are the pacing in the game, which didn't denote any real passage of time beyond what the player was experiencing in-game (ie, no cutscenes that moved the time/date forward from 12/11/2552), and the fact that all of the references I've seen simply give the date 12/11/2552 as being the date of the battle... In other words, there is no direct evidence that it didn't take place in the 24-hour span of 12/11/2552, and anecdotal evidence that it did... As to the possibility of time dilation, I really hope that's not what we're looking at here... If it is, then we're taking what could be a potentially awesome bit of plot twist and making it a trivial curiosity... That just smacks of poor writing and even poorer research... Time dilation is a deus ex machina cop-out literary device that needs to be used SPARINGLY. If I wanted be told that overloading the "polyphasic neutrino collision matrices" would cause time dilation, as a means of covering up discrepancies in dates, I'd go back to watching Star Trek. No, I believe the time difference itself is significant in this case...

tecnicaly cortana is UNSC right. So mabey thats the date she upgraded his armor.Agentsmit58 05:36, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not even sure what this has to do with what I'm talking about... She's been in the F.U.D.'s systems the whole time, so the computer should have been registering constant contact, if that were the case...DJenser 20:00, May 8, 2012 (UTC)

Actually she was in the ship. So the machines she used to upgrade the armor on John are UNSC and thats what I ment by contact.Agentsmit58 08:03, May 14, 2012 (UTC)

Assault Carbine? Edit

What do we actually know about the "Assault Carbine"? It considering it doesn't have a page, might I suggest we either make one or remove it from the list until more information is made available?GroverA125 07:04, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

The Ancient Evil. Edit

The ancient evil??? I wonder if it's something WORSE than the Flood.

TheMSIstheOnlyOne 16:01, May 8, 2012 (UTC)TheMSIstheOnlyOne

Why was sprint marked armor ability

Its not

Every one uses it and its just apart of your character

MultiplayerEdit video leak {{subst:Utente:JhonTheSpartan117/firma1}} 18:18, May 27, 2012 (UTC)

Thought this could helpEdit

Hey, just thought this could help for some info

The weapon is a BR, but the DMR has been confirmed as a feature. Bye.

Didact/Thel Vadam Edit

Has there been any solid confirmation that these two are going to appear in the game (beyond theories concerning what little game footage we've seen)? I don't see why they should be in the characters list if they haven't been confirmed, but Thel Vadam has been removed and re-added at least once already so I thought I'd post here before I inadvertantly start an edit war on the subject. Gold Prognosticus 18:20, June 7, 2012 (UTC)

New Large Transport VehicleEdit

I have been using this wiki for years, but this is my first account. The E3 trailer displayed a new vehicle that has not been mentioned in this article despite it being in two trailers. NewVehicle

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That is because next to nothing is known about it, including whether or not it will even appear in the final product which is still a few months away from release. Likely it is an updated version of the M312 Heavy Recovery Vehicle.

In reply to Karl,

Most of the time, if not identified, the vehicle will be named unnamed ground vehicle. Make an article about it or an add-on or add the info to the elephant article.

Possiblities Edit

Threre been a rumor that brutes will be playable in spartan ops as well as Prometheans And elites i sure hope soo id love to be a brute

Unfortunatly I fear this may be just a rumor, I doubt we will be allowd to play as anything other than spartans and elites. Though it would be awesome to play as a promthean, imagine every time you die you disintegrate, that means NO TEABAGGING, Muhahahahahahaaaa! Seraph340 -Don't spit into the wind 21:15, June 9, 2012 (UTC)


I have a question. Is Thel Vadam in Halo 4? Cause I've seen his name on and off this page for awhile. Mrhalohunter24 14:00, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

Firefight Edit

Will their be firefight in halo 4. I really liked firefight in Halo Reach and want it to return in halo 4. -- SPARTAN-157 23:19, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

Nope. Spartan Ops has replaced Firefight.--Spar7acus 7alk 23:20, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

New weaponEdit

Was looking through halo 4 screenshots on 343's website and found the forerunner sniper. No it's not the light rifle, the two are fairly distinct. Halo 4 Spartan Ops 3 is the image title, it's on Just click the "Experience Halo 4" tab on the right and click screenshots. Discuss.

ZenosX127 12:26, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

ZenosX127 20:38, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

From I see there is no such weapon, how about posting the picture with a red circle around it?
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Halo 4 Spartan Ops 3
This is the image with that title on the official Halo 4 site. If you're referring to the gun the promethean knight is holding, that's a Light rifle. If you're referring to the weapon on the back of the foreground spartan, that's a Storm Rifle.
-Spartanmars (talk) 15:57, July 18, 2012 (UTC)
Refering to the Promethean knight, No way, that rifle is way too long. Try looking at the two at the same time the light rifle has no rails either. unless they have completly changed the lightrifle since showing the campain mission. I am fairly certain that is a sniper like weapon.
yes im using a different account, bleh.
Zenos127 (talk) 16:29, August 29, 2012 (UTC)Zenos127

Theater modeEdit

Has theater mode been announced for Halo 4? --Wort Wort Wort 13:49, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Do you guys think the ark will be in the skybox for halo 4? Master chief was only floating through space for 4 years. The ark is quite a bit bigger than Uranus. Considering it took some time going at very fast speeds to get tot the moon on earth, and the ark is significantly larger than the moon, shouldn't we be able to the ark in the skybox? As you guys know from the forge preview at Rex the pillars in the clouds of requiem do not block off the sky. I hope 343 attends to this--Biggerboman b (talk) 02:14, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

Skybox (The Ark) Edit

Do you guys think the ark will be in the skybox for halo 4? Master chief was only floating through space for 4 years. The ark is quite a bit bigger than Uranus. Considering it took some time going at very fast speeds to get to the moon on earth, and the ark is significantly larger than the moon, shouldn't we be able to the ark in the skybox? As you guys know from the forge preview at RTX the pillars in the clouds of requiem do not block off the sky. I hope 343 attends to this--Biggerboman b (talk) 02:17, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

For one, the Ark was pretty much destroyed after Halo 3. Also, even though it looks like Requiem has a sky, it's really just a small atmosphere in between the "outer shell" of the planet, and the "inner sphere" In concluson, no, there is no logical reason the Ark would be in the skybox. -Spartanmars (talk) 16:02, July 18, 2012 (UTC) Ahh I didn't know the atmosphere was in the skybox was limited to the outer shell, I thought the ark was still intact just heavily damaged?

Protect please. Edit

I suggest this page be protected. I've just restored the article after it was vandalized. Zyphex (talk) 16:06, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

I definetley agree. Zachmt97 (talk) 19:24, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

Solid Evidence of EnemyEdit

I think there is solid evidence pointing to Didact as the enemy. As some of you may know, people on youtube and various other sites pay deep attention to videos. In some videos, namely the ones that show 343i making Halo 4, it shows scripts. These very details revealed Dr. Halsey in Halo 4 and, as I am about to show you, Didact. This link says it all. Time Biter "The Rift" 17:55, September 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm surprised there's any question as to wether or not the Didact will appear in Halo 4, but I'm not entirely convinced that he'll be the enemy. I'm only halfway through Cryptum, but after reading this I'm certain he'll be in the game. Trainmaster718, admin of the Mountain Dew Wiki was here! (talk page) 18:23, September 2, 2012 (UTC)

CCS Battlecruiser Edit

In the E3 trailer, the shadow of a CCS Battlecruier can be seen on the Infinity.


First appearance Edit

Technically commander laskey's and captain rio's first appearance will be The Thursady war, so i changed it.M1c00l (talk) 17:33, September 21, 2012 (UTC)

Headset section Edit

The Headset section has spelling mistakes, announced and order are misspelled, but since the article is locked, I can't fix it. Zeta1127 of the 89th Legion (talk) 09:29, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Forge maps Edit

Can one of the administrators please link all of the forge maps since all the pages exist.M1c00l (talk) 06:23, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

Multiplayer like COD now? Edit

I just finish reading the Multiplayer section...I can't believe its going the way of cod...Multiplayer is what made Halo different...Im going to hate when people start spawning with Rocket launchers and Shotguns and snipers...MAsseffectfreak (talk) 19:40, October 25, 2012 (UTC)

They won't. Karl-591 (Talk) (Contribs)USER KarlH4Logo

Halo 4 retail edition fix for bonuses Edit

The console edition within the Retail edition should be fixed to say it includes the war games pass, as it will.

And the headsets both have avatar items as bonus content. the most expensive giving the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn, and the cheapest giving an avatar UNSC t-shirt.

Preorder BonusesEdit

In the UK, GAME also offers Specializations as a Preorder Bonus. That needs to be added in, as I don't think all countries recieve that. --~Mana~ (Talk) 21:21, November 1, 2012 (UTC)

Vortex Edit

Can someone add Vortex to the Multiplayer Map list? I would do it but editing is not allowed :/

Ghosthacker07 (talk) 04:13, November 2, 2012 (UTC)


“Anticipated as the biggest game this holiday season, Halo 4 continues the story of Master Chief and Cortana as they approach a mysterious planet known as Requiem after drifting through space for almost half a century aboard the remains of Forward Unto Dawn.”
— Microsoft email about Halo 4 release sent on 6th November

Microsoft claims its almost half a century, which would be almost 50 years after Halo 3 ended. Dunno if its true or a mishap by Microsoft, just thought I'd post for people here.--Lycos Devanos Drop me a line 13:27, November 8, 2012 (UTC)

It's likely just a misstatement. Karl-591 (Talk) (Contribs)USER KarlH4Logo
It definitely looks like they meant decade not century to me. Zeta1127 of the 89th Legion (talk) 06:58, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

Easter EggEdit

There is an easter egg in halo 4 in the mission Shutdown

this easter egg in call Johnson Is Back

Johnson never fails

it is not E3 expo! Edit

someone should change E3 expo to just E3, because saying that is like saying Entertainment Electronics Expo Expo. or like saying ATM maching: automated teller machine machine.Northern Pyro (talk) 21:21, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Mission 3Edit

It took me 2 hours just to complete mission 3! Unbelieveable detail! VaultBoy Tom (Talk to me this way) 11:41, February 9, 2013 (UTC)