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Halo Infinite box art revealed with tons of clues: What we found

Halo Infinite
(Image credit: Microsoft)

Halo Infinite is months away and we have no clue what the game is about or even what gameplay to expect out of the highly anticipated next chapter of the Halo saga.

However, tomorrow we're going to get a deep dive into everything Halo Infinite at the Xbox Series X game event. But before that, 343 Industries unveiled Halo Infinite box art, which reveals many new details about the game. Here's what we noticed.

Halo Infinite box art details

Halo Infinite

(Image credit: Microsoft)

Before the box art was revealed, we got a teaser about The Banished, the main antagonists in Halo Wars 2, coming back. 

In a close up of Master Chief's helmet, you can see a reflection of what looks to be a Brute decked out in heavy armor holding a gravity hammer. Which Brutes are decked out in that much armor? Well, The Banished Brutes.

Now, let's talk about the giant elephant in the room, or rather, the giant Halo ring that's literally crumbling behind Master Chief. That Halo Array can only be one place, which is where The Banished are currently located. That place is either the Ark or Installation 9 because both installations were seen in Halo Wars 2.

The Spirit of Fire's crew as well as The Banished were located on The Ark, but Professor Anders found Installation 9 on The Ark and threw it into slipspace with herself aboard to signal for help in the fight against The Banished. However, The Guardian, which is loyal to Cortana, pulled the ring out of slipspace, and that's where Halo Wars 2 ended. So, that means Halo Infinite is likely going to take place on the Ark, which is where The Banished are.

As far as the rest of the box art goes, we see what appears to be a grappling hook on Master Chief's forearm. The main reason I think it's a grappling hook is that a recent leak claimed there would be a grappling hook mechanic in the game.

Thanks for coming to my Halo Infinite TED Talk. Stay tuned for tomorrow's Xbox Games Showcase, which is where we'll find out more about Halo Infinite.

Rami Tabari
As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge.