Halo Timeline – Halo Series Timeline in Chronological order

The Halo timeline is vast and complicated to newcomers to the franchise. It has many different media forms from Games, Books, comics, and movies. Within this article, we aim to break it all down so newcomers can start at the very beginning but also seasoned veterans can find where they are within the universe timeline.

Halo began in 2001 and was created by Bungie. Their central focus of the franchise was building upon the experiences of Master Chief John-117. A member of a group of supersoldiers codenamed Spartans.

The Halo Chronological timeline below explains the order of Halo’s comics, films, games and books whilst also being divided into different era’s. We will expand the timeline as new releases are announced.

Revisiting these titles are a great way to pass the time while waiting for Halo Infinite!

Forerunner Era (200,000 BCE – 50,000 BCE)

Forerunner Era

The Forerunner Era is the start of the Halo timeline and sets the tone for how the franchise will play out. During this era, the Forerunners ruled the universe, and mankind was a primitive space-faring race. The Forerunners were the creators of the Halos, and they also have a central role in the later games.

Media in this Era:

The first book in the trilogy is called The Forerunner Saga by Greg Bear.
Released in January 2011, Cryptum explores the Forerunner society and its shared history with humanity. Told in a first-person narrative from Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting’s, also known as Manipular, perspective follows his journey.

The second book of the trilogy called The Forerunner Saga by Greg Bear and the sequel to Halo: Cryptum.
Released in January 2012, Primordium is told in flashbacks through a damaged AI, 343 Guilty Spark, who was once the human Chakras. Chakras were one of two humans who accompanied Manipular during the events of Cryptum.

Halo: Silentium –

Halo Silentium

The trilogy’s final book is The Forerunner Saga by Greg Bear and the sequel to Halo: Primordium.

Released in March 2013, Primordium is presented as a series of Forerunner logs under investigation by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). These logs were extracted from the deceased Catalog and a damaged monitor.

Halo 3: Cradle of Life –

Halo 3 Cradle of Life

An animated webcomic created by Ashley Wood in cooperation with Bungie and released in 2007 as part of the Iris marketing campaign for Halo 3. As of 2009, the comic is no longer available on official channels.

Founding of the Covenant

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Within this time period, the Covenant Empire are the main antagonists in the first trilogy of the Halo game series. They are made up of a diverse array of species, all united in their religious beliefs.

Media in this Era:

A Covenant focused novel written by John Shirley and released in November 2014.
The book takes place in 851 BCE, when the Covenant is in its infancy. It tells the story of the conflict between the Prophets and the Elites as they fight over an ancient artefact.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
The Duel tells the story of a Sangheili Arbiter named Fal’ Chavamee, who refuses to accept the Covenant religion and is charged with heresy by the High Prophet.

Insurrectionists and First Contact with the Covenant

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This is when humans have achieved space-faring technology again. However, they are entirely unaware that this is the second time they have done so. Humans spread and colonise throughout the solar system and beyond as a natural growth from this ability to traverse space. This is when the humans see the rise of Insurrectionists, also known as rebels, who see the Unified Earth Government as a draconian oppressor. The UNSC (United Nations Space Command) is created to combat the growing threat from the Insurrectionists as an undeclared war is made against the rebels. Humans make the first contact with the Covenant in this era. Despite talks for peace being attempted, the Human-Covenant war begins.

Media in this Era:

Joseph Staten wrote a novel detailing the first contact between the humans and the Covenant and was released it in October 2007.
Contact Harvest takes place between 2524 CE and 2525 CE. It is the first contact the humans have with the Covenant and details events leading up to the war’s beginning. The novel is narrated from the point of view of both humans and Covenant characters. However, the focus is on UNSC Marine Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
Homecoming follows the story of Daisy-023 jumping back and forth between her past and her present involvement in the Covenant war.

A prequel comic book included in the Limited Collector’s Edition of the Halo Wars game. It has now been released digitally on Halo Waypoint for free.
The comic book reveals why Admiral Preston Cole made the Cole Protocol whilst showing what happened to various characters immediately before the game’s events. It also includes a back story to Ripa’ Moramee and how he became the Arbiter.

 A real-time strategy game exclusive to Xbox 360 was first released in February 2009.
The game is set in 2531, as you lead the UNSC forces against the Covenant from a top-down perspective. The game takes you to several different planets and tells the story of the war from the viewpoint of the people leading and taking the fight to the Covenant.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
Prototype follows the story of Ghost, a UNSC Marine sent to destroy a prototype powered armour on the human colony planet Argolis. On arrival, he finds the suit may be the planets occupants only hope of survival as they are under siege from the Covenant.

A novel exploring the Human-Covenant war conflict written by Tobias S Buckell and released in November 2008.
The Cole Protocol explores the unexplored conflict of the Human-Covenant war. It reveals the location of the Spartan Grey Team.

Halo: Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian –

A short story written by Frank O’Connor and was adapted to motion comic format and published on Halo Waypoint. The short story was part of an anthology, Halo: Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, was released in November 2009.
Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian follows the story of Michael Baird, an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, in battle aboard the ship UNSC The Heart of Midlothian and takes place shortly after the Halo Legends short film Prototype.

 A five-part comic series written by Fred Van Lente and published by Marvel Comics. The first issue was released in December 2009, and the last was released in April 2010.
Blood Line is set in mid-2552, just before the Fall of Reach and follows a team of stranded Spartan-II commandos known as Team Black.

A short story written by Johnathan Goff and was adapted to motion comic format. The short story is part of an anthology, Halo: Evolutions – Tales of the Halo Universe, released in November 2009.
Headhunters tell the story of a specialist team of Spartan-IIIs focusing on Roland-B210 and Jonah-B283, who are selected by the Office of Naval Intelligence for a special branch under the Beta-5 Division.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
The Babysitter focuses on an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper squad aboard UNSC Kronstadt. They are sent on a mission to investigate alien ruins on Heian. It also shows the rivalry between the Spartan-II Commandos and the ODST.

A five-part comic book series written by Peter David and published by Marvel Comics, with the first issue released in January 2011.
Helljumper chronicles the stories of Alpha-Nine from the 105th ODST Division of UNSC Marine Shock Troopers with the focus Taylor “Dutch” Miles and Kojo “Romeo” Agu, who also serves as narrator.

A novel written by Cassandra Rose Clarke, the first of the novel series Battle Born: A Halo Young Adult Novel Series and was released in January 2019.
Battle Born follows four teenagers as they struggle to survive on Meridian whilst under siege from the Covenant.

A novel written by Cassandra Rose Clarke and the sequel to Halo: Battle Born and was released in October 2019.
Meridian Divide is set 3 months after Halo: Battle Born and follows the teenagers as they undergo an accelerated training program with the ONI before returning to their hometown.

Halo Reach: Birth of a Spartan –

A live-action short made for the launch of Halo: Reach, directed by Noam Murro and was released in April 2010.
The short depicts the transformation of Carter-A259 from a teen to a superhuman Spartan warrior known as a Spartan-III.

Halo Reach: Deliver Hope –

A live-action trailer for Halo: Reach. As part of the Remember Reach marketing campaign, and was released in August 2010 with an extended cut released exclusively on YouTube in September 2010.
The trailer takes place before the game Halo: Reach and follows Noble Team during the Battle of Fumirole before the invasion of Reach.

Halo Reach: New Life –

A live-action short made for the launch of Halo: Reach directed by Noam Murro.
The short follows a man and a woman as they discuss whether to stay in Visegrad or move to Manassas. Whilst they discuss the move, they hear military vehicles rushing past their house.

Halo Reach: Spaceport –

A live-action short made for the launch of Halo: Reach directed by Noam Murro.
The short shows a child named Gabe saying goodbye to his mother as she ships out from Manassas Spaceport.

Halo Reach: Patrol –

A live-action short made for the launch of Halo: Reach directed by Noam Murro.

The short follows three soldiers who are part of Fireteam 3 Charlie. The team are talking about Noble Team stopping a group of Insurrectionists from hijacking a supply truck before they are called to investigate a loss of contact.

Halo Reach: Day Before –

A Web film combining the live-action shorts of Patrol, Spaceport and New Life into one short film.

A first-person shooter game developed by Bungie was released in September 2010 and was included as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection in December 2019 for the Xbox 360.

Reach was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009, and the first trailer was shown at the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards.

Reach takes place in the year 2552, during the Covenant invasion of Reach. Reach is a Human colony world that serves as the principal military centre of the UNSC. The game follows a six-man special operations unit known as Noble Team. The player takes on the role of Spartan-B312 as they defend Reach from the invading Covenant forces.

Master Chief's Story

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One of the most important parts of Halo history is the origins of the Spartan-II’s. These soldiers were kidnapped as children, replaced by a clone, and trained to become the best soldiers in the world. Although there are several Spartan-II’s that we follow, the focus is on Master Chief, and his origin storey overlaps with the events of Reach.

Media in this Era:

The first Halo novel to be published and was written by Eric Nyland and released in October 2001. It was reissued in August 2010 with additional content.
The novel begins in 2535 and reveals the Spartans and their purpose as the Covenant war ramps up. The plot shows the brutal training and indoctrination the Spartans are put through. It also follows John-117 as he undergoes intense biological enhancements. This is how the Master Chief was made.

A comic-book adaption of the first Halo novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, published by Marvel Comics. Issue 1 was released in September 2010, with the 4th and final issue released in February 2011. A hardcover collection was released in March 2011.
Bootcamp tells the story of John-117’s childhood as he is kidnapped and thrown into the super-soldier program.

Halo: Fall of Reach – Covenant –

Halo Fall of Reach – Covenant

A comic-book adaption of the first Halo novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, published by Marvel Comics. Issue 1 was released in April 2011, with the 4th and final issue released in October 2011. A hardcover collection was released in December 2011.
Covenant tells the story of the early days of the human-Covenant war.

Halo: Fall of Reach – Invasion –

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A comic-book adaption of the first Halo novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, published by Marvel Comics. Issue 1 was released in January 2012, with the 4th and final issue released in June 2012. A hardcover collection was released in July 2012.
Invasion follows the story arc of Covenant and covers the period of the Fall of Reach.

An animated series adapted from the first Halo novel Halo: The Fall of Reach created by Sequence. The series was released as part of the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition in October 2015 before releasing as a standalone DVD in December 2015.

Halo: Collateral Damage – A Master Chief Story –

Halo Collateral Damage – A Master Chief Story

A three-chapter mini-series written by Alex Irvine and produced by Dark Horse Comics. Issue 1 was released in June 2018, with the 3rd and final issue released in August 2018. A hardcover collection was released in January 2019.
Collateral Damage occurs in 2525 and follows Master Chief and Blue Team as they are deployed to an unstable colony world. The mission takes an unexpected turn, and the strike team realises that the mission is even more critical than first imagined.

A novel by Troy Denning was released in September 2018.
Set in 2526, Silent Storm focuses on John-117. He is assigned to counterattack the Covenant to give humanity the time it desperately needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defences.

A live-action film initially released as a web series in 5 episodes, with the first released in October 2012. The rest following every week. The film cut was released in December 2012.

Forward Unto Dawn is set in 2526 and focuses on Thomas Lasky, who, as a young cadet, is inspired by John-117 to eventually become a leader.

A novel was written by Troy Denning as a sequel to Halo: Silent Storm and was released in September 2019.

Oblivion is set in 2526, and several weeks after the events of Silent Storm, the Covenant are angry at their enemies unexpected strategies and is now more determined than ever to eradicate humanity from existence.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
The Package follows John-117 and a squad of Spartans attempting a top-secret mission to retrieve a valuable asset from the Covenant.

The Halo Trilogy

The Halo Trilogy

This era focuses on the latter half of 2552 CE from September to November and gives us the main bulk of the Halo lore. The games in this era follow each other in quick succession, and very little happen between them.

Media in this Era:

A first-person shooter game developed by Bungie and released in 2001.
Combat Evolved is the first game in the Halo series and focuses on John-117 along with the crew of UNSC Pillar of Autumn. As John-117 and the Pillar of Autumn flee from the Fall of Reach, they stumble upon a Forerunner installation. Still, it’s not long until they are forced into a fierce battle with the Covenant and the Flood.

A novel based on the game Halo: Combat Evolved written by William C. Dietz and was released in 2003. It was reissued in 2010 and included some content updates.
The Flood follows on from the events of Halo: The Fall of Reach and depicts the Combat Evolved narrative story.

A first-person shooter game and a remake of 2001’s Halo CE. It was released in November 2011 on the Xbox 360.
Combat Evolved Anniversary featured remastered graphics and audio. It was released as part of the tenth anniversary of the original game.

Halo: Fireteam Raven

Halo Fireteam Raven

An arcade shooting game from Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix with a gradual rollout from July 2018.

Fireteam Raven runs concurrently with the Halo: Combat Evolved game and drops players into the boots of a group of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers known as Fireteam Raven.

A graphic novel anthology published by Marvel Comics in Partnership with Bungie. It was first released in July 2006 before a new edition was released in 2021.
Halo Graphic Novel consists of four short stories written by writers and artists from the computer game and comic industries. Each story focuses on different parts of the Halo Universe, whilst the book also contains gallery art and page 122.

Halo: Frist Strike –

Halo First Strike

A novel written by Eric Nylund and released in December 2003 before being reissued in 2010, including content updates.

The first Strike fills the gap between the games Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 and continues the story of the Spartans where Halo: The Fall of Reach left off. The novel’s story leads directly into Halo 2. 

is a first-person shooter game developed by Bungie as a sequel to Halo: Combat Evolved and released in November 2004.

Halo 2 picks up after the events of the Halo: First Strike novel and delves deeper into the society of the Covenant, and continues the Master Chief’s story as he tries to put an end to the Covenant threat. Halo 2 takes place on Earth and around Installation 05, Delta Halo.

After their mobile capital, High Charity arrives at Delta Halo, the Covenant becomes embroiled in a power struggle engineered by the Prophet of Truth, beginning an apocalyptic civil conflict known as the Great Schism. Meanwhile, a battle rages on Delta Halo’s surface.

The game allows the player to play as the Master Chief and The Arbiter, a Covenant Elite.

A remastered edition of Halo 2, released as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection in November 2014.

Halo: The Mona Lisa –

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A short story (although the longest) in the Halo: Evolutions Essential Tales of the Halo Universe was was originally released in 2009 and was rereleased in 2019. It was also adapted into a motion comic by ONE.

The Mona Lisa follows the crew of the UNSC Red Horse as they investigate a prison ship called The Mona Lisa after it comes to rest mysteriously near to the destroyed Installation 04.

A first-person shooter game developed by Bungie and released as a prologue to Halo 3 in September 2009 on the Xbox 360.

ODST takes place directly after the events of the Halo 2 level Metropolis in October 2552 and follows a squad of Marine Orbital Shock Troopers. They were knocked off course and must fight their way through the Kenyan city of New Mombasa.

A novel written by John Shirley and released in November 2014.
Broken Circle is Covenant focused and is split into two parts. The first takes place in 851 BCE during the Covenant’s infancy. The second half takes place in 2552 during the Covenant civil war known as the Covenant Schism.

A novel written by Eric Nyland and released in October 2006 with an audiobook narrated by Jonathan Davis released in February 2007.
With the Spartan-II program, now public knowledge tales of the super-soldiers fighting the Covenant have become the stuff of legend. The Office of Naval Intelligence devises a plan to buy the UNSC much needed time. Still, they are going to need hundreds of soldiers and one more Spartan.

Halo: Uprising –

Halo Uprising

A comic book series published by Marvel Comics was released in August 2007, with the 4th and final issue released in April 2009. A legacy edition was released in 2021.
Uprising fills the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3. It explains how the Master Chief returned to Earth following the Battle of Installation 05.

Halo 3: Starry Night –

A television commercial was released in December 2006 as an ad for Halo 3.

A mini-movie comprising three short live-action films intended as promotional material for Halo 3. The all in one mini-movie was released in October 2007. Still, they were individually released, starting with Halo: Arms Race in July 2007, Halo: Combat released in August 2007 and Halo: Last One Standing released in September 2007.

A first-person shooter developed by Bungie was released in September 2007 and is the first Halo title released on the Xbox 360.
Halo 3 takes place after the events of Halo 2 and directly after the events of Halo: Uprising and spans over three different settings, starting on Earth with the East African Protectorate, followed by the Forerunners Ark Installation and finally Halo Installation 08. The game follows the Master Chief’s efforts in stopping the Covenant from activating the Halo Rings whilst the Covenant have become embroiled in a civil war known as the Covenant Schism.

Halo CE Anniversary: Living Monument –

Halo CE Anniversary: Living Monument is a website that commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Halo franchise, along with a live-action short that was released on Halo Waypoint.

Halo 3: Believe –

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A Microsoft marketing campaign for Halo 3 produced by New Deal Studios.
The Believe campaign included handouts, Live-action TV commercials, and Xbox live marketplace ads that used “Believe” as a tagline.

Reclaimer Saga

Reclaimer Saga

In this era, between 2557 CE and 2558 CE, the tensions between the humans and the Covenant are growing whilst factions within the Covenant are growing more Hostile.

Media in this Era:

A trilogy of books that describes how the tensions between the humans and the Covenant have been rising between Halo 3 and Halo 4.

The first novel in the Kilo-Five trilogy was written by Karen Traviss. It was released in October 2011.
Grasslands pick up directly where Halo: Ghosts of Onyx left off and is set after the Human-Covenant war in 2553 and explores the volatile political situation within the Halo Universe.

The second novel in the Kilo-Five trilogy written by Karen Traviss and it was released in October 2012
The Thursday War picks up directly where Grasslands finishes.

The third and final novel in the Kilo-Five trilogy was written by Karen Traviss and was released in January 2014.
Mortal Dictata picks up from where The Thursday War left off.

A three-part comic book published by Dark Horse Comics, with issue 1 being released in August 2013 and the 3rd and final issue releasing in October 2013. A hardcover collection was released in January 2014.
Initiation is the origin story for Commander Sarah Palmer. It follows her career from her time as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper to the leader of the Spartan-IVs.

A full-length print novel written by Troy Denning was released in September 2015.
Last Light is set on the planet Gao. It follows detective Veta Lopis as she tries to catch a serial killer who could be hiding amongst the Spartan ranks.

A four-issue comic mini-series produced by Dark Horse Comics with issue 1 released in January 2019 and the 4th and final issue released in April 2019. A hardcover collection was released in June 2019.
Lone Wolf focuses on Linda-058, a designated marksman for Spartan Blue Team. She uses her skills in infiltration and marksmanship to complete a covert mission.

A novel written by Troy Denning and was released in August 2017.
Retribution is set in late 2553 and see’s the return of detective Veta Lopis.

A digital novel written by Joseph Staten and was released in December 2015.
Shadow of Intent takes place shortly after the events of Halo 3. It follows the Sangheili race as they fight for survival.

One of seven short films originally released in November 2009 on Halo Waypoint before being released on DVD in February 2010.
Told through the eyes of Cortana Origins tells the history of the 100,00 year-long franchise history starting after the events of Halo 3.

A short novel written by Matt Forbeck, released digitally in March 2015 before a paperback version was released in March 2016.
New Blood follows Edward Buck’s actions after the Human-Covenant war has ended.

A full-length print novel written by Peter David and released in June 2015.
Hunters in the dark is set in 2555, a time when a coalition of humans and Elites have to overcome their differences as they embark on a covert mission.

A live-action Xbox Originals web series that was was released in 2014.
Nightfall serves as an origin story for Agent Locke.

A novel written by Kelly Gay was released digitally in November 2016 before a print version was released in January 2018.

Smoke and Shadow follows salvager Rion Forge as she battles the demons of her past whilst trying to find answers.

A novel written by Kelly Gay and released in February 2019.
Renegades pick up Smoke and Mirrors and continue the story of salvager Rion Forge.

Halo 4: The Commissioning –

A live-action trailer for Halo 4 was released in June 2012.

Halo 4: Scanned –

A live-action trailer for Halo 4 was released in October 2012.

A first-person shooter that was released in November 2012.

Halo 4 is set four and a half years after the events of Halo 3 and continues the story of John-117 and Cortana. They have been left abandoned on the remains of the UNSC Forward Unto Dawn. The game shows how humanity and the UNSC have adapted to life post-war. The story is heavily focused on exploration and discovery.

Halo: Spartan Strike –

Halo Spartan Strike

An isometric shooter game developed by Vanguard Games and was released in April 2015.

Spartan Strike’s campaign is set in two time periods: the Battle of Mombasa in 2552 and then jumps to 2557 after the first operation. The player assumes the role of a Spartan-IV who has been placed in a simulation in place of the ODST fireteam who carried out the mission.

A digital short story written by Frank O’Connor and released in July 2015.

Saint’s Testimony explores the nature of artificial intelligence and features the smart AI Iona.

A comic book series produced by Dark Horse Comics, with issue 1 released in December 2013 and the 24th and final issue in November 2015. A paperback edition called Volume 1 containing issues 1-6 was released in October 2014, Volume 2 containing issues 7-12 released in April 2015, Volume 3 containing issues 13-18 released in September 2015 and Volume 4 containing issues 19-24 released in March 2016.

Escalation focuses on how the events of Halo 4 have defined the galaxy. As a whole, the majority of issues focusing on the crew of the UNSC Infinity.

Halo: The Return –

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The twelfth short story in the Halo: Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo Universe was written by Kevin Grace.

The Return follows a Sangheili Shipmaster as he travels back to the human colony of Kholo.

A novel written by Kelly Gay was released in March 2021.

Point of Light continues the story of Rion Forge in 2558.

A novel was written by Tobias S. Buckell, which was released in April 2017.

Envoy is set 6 years after the Covenant war and follows Government Envoy Melody Azikiwe as she attempts to broker peace between the humans and the Sangheili.

A novel written by Matt Forbeck was released in November 2017.

Legacy of Onyx follows Molly Patel as she learns to overcome her grief and live side by side with the race that destroyed her homeworld.

A first-person shooter that was released in October 2015.

Guardians is the second game in the Reclaimer Saga and are set a year after Halo 4. It follows Spartan Locke and Fireteam Osiris, who are hunting the Master Chief after he has gone AWOL whilst searching for Cortana. The game has received a lot of post-game support, with new content being added in the form of new maps, weapons, and game types.

A print novel was written by Matt Forbeck that was released in June 2018. Set immediately after Halo 5: Guardians, Bad Blood catches up with Edward Buck and his old squad Alpha-Nine in the aftermath of Halo 5.

A real-time strategy game that serves as a sequel to Halo Wars.

Halo Wars 2 is set in 2559. It focuses on the conflict for control of The Ark between the UNSC and the Banished. It also contains the phoenix logs a collection of codex entries that provide background information on units, characters, and other events of the Halo universe.

The Infinite Era

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This era is from 2559 onwards as we see the future of the Halo Franchise move towards a spiritual reboot.

Media in this Era:

A novel written by Troy Denning was released in October 2020.

In 2559, a year after Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum Blue Team are assigned to make a covert insertion onto the ravaged planet Reach.

Halo: Shadows of Reach precedes Halo Infinite and follows Master Chief and Blue Team as they retrieve an important asset from Reach.

An upcoming novel was written by Troy Denning and is set to be released in October 2021.

In 2559, with the galaxy in the grip of Cortana, another perilous threat has quietly emerged from the shadows.

An upcoming novel was written by Kelly Gay and is set to release in March 2022.

The surviving members of the UNSC mount a resistance against the Banished following an ambush.

Halo: Infinite –

Halo Infinite

The third part of the Reclaimer Saga, Halo Infinite, was announced during E3 2018. It has an upcoming game due for release around holiday 2021.

The game will shift its focus back to Master Chief after the events of Halo 5 and has been described as a spiritual reboot for the franchise.

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An upcoming novel was written by Troy Denning and is set to be released in October 2021.

In 2559, with the galaxy in the grip of Cortana, another perilous threat has quietly emerged from the shadows.

The Future

Millions of fans are all waiting for the release of Halo Infinite on the next-gen Xbox console Xbox series X as well as the previous generation Xbox One. Halo Infinite will also be releasing on windows and will be available to play via the Gamepass.

If you’re looking to play all the old games in anticipation of the release of Halo Infinite, the recommendation is that you start with Halo Reach, then keep playing Halo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then wait for the upcoming Halo Infinite, which is also featured within the main storyline with Master Chief.

If you really can’t wait then it is rumoured that fans might be able to participate in playable tests of Halo Infinite similar to the Insider program used to test Halo: The Master Chief Collection.