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Halo Infinite: 7 Plot Points To Know Before You Play

7 plot points you must know before you play Halo Infinite. When we speak of the Halo franchise, it has lore that can be stretched back for millions of years. The in-game plot of the Halo franchise has somewhat managed to capture the story. But the ones who are aware of the story will better enjoy the upcoming Halo: Infinite. While most of the story is told via cutscenes and active gameplay, some important plot points and details are told through different mediums. So before you play Halo Infinite, here are 7 important plot points that you must know. Check it out!

1. Everything In Total

Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play
Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play

You must know that the Precursors were the dominant lifeforms in the universe before the existence of currently-living races. They possessed the Mantle of Responsibility and the Forerunners were their most successful creations. However, as they worshiped the Precursors, they began to envy their powers.

2. The Forerunner-Precursor War

During the attack, some of the Precursors reduced themselves to fine dust in the hopes of resurrections at a later time. However, this dust got corrupted. So, the last of their species weaponized his dust. They sent ships full of dust-filled canisters throughout the Milky Way.

3. The Spread of Flood & Halos

Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play
Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play

After 10 million years, humanity discovers one of the dust-filled canisters. The dust ends up mutating their animals and the Flood, therefore, began to spread. Then, humanity travels the galaxy killing and Flood they find. After the unfolding of these events, ten thousand years later, the Floods resurface and decimates Forerunners planets. They built the Halo rings.

4. Rise of the Covenant

After the Halo rings fire, the Forerunners reseed the galaxy with life. As the civilization regrows, one Forerunner’s ship crashes on a planet called San’Shyuum. These people believe the Forerunners to be Gods and they start to worship their technology. They think that the unfired Halo rings are gateways to heaven. The San’Shyuum joins forces with other species to form the Covenant.

5. The Fall of Reach & Pillar of Autumn

Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play
Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play

Humanity is now in a civil war with children being scientifically altered into super-soldiers. They are called Spartans. All human colonies except Earth and Reach are destroyed. Now, the Covenant stumbles across humanity and is hell-bent on destroying it. The San’Shyuum prophet declares war. So, the Pillar of Autumn hyperjumps away with John 117 and the Master Chief in cryosleep.

6. Flood & Destruction of a Halo

The Pillar of Autumn accidentally jumps into a Halo ring. In a significant moment in the Halo series, the Master Chief meets the AL Cortana. Due to the Covenant, a chamber of flood spores is released. Now, a three-way battle ensues between the humans, Flood, and the Covenant. Master Chief learns the true purpose of the ring and destroys it by blowing up the Pillar of Autumn’s reactor.

7. Walk Towards The Unknown

Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play
Halo Infinite: 9 Plot Points To Know Before You Play

After a series of events, Master Chief realizes that Al Cortana isn’t dead, instead, she’s linked with the Forerunners’ computers. This allowed Cortana to end rampancy and become functionally immortal. She thinks she deserves the Mantle of Responsibility, so Master Chief with his allied attempt to stop her. Halo: Infinite will see Master Chief deal with The Banished, which is a larger splinter group from the former Covenant. Are you excited about it?

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Written by Deepak Vasisht