Earlier today, the above video was shared on the official Halo Youtube channel and shared across their socials. The video, entitled “SIGNAL DETECTED. TAG DESIGNATION: FOE,” relays a message from an unknown sender but strongly hints at who it might be from. Here’s what they said:
“The hour approaches. Forces occupy the ring. Within hours, it will be under our control. Humanity will burn. The brazen defiance will be all but a memory. No more Prophets. No more lies. We stand together, brothers to the end. We are his will, we are his legacy, we are The Banished.”
The Banished, as some might not know, were the antagonist faction in Halo Wars 2. They were led by Atriox, a fearless Brute whose plans were thwarted by the crew aboard the Spirit of Fire.
With the first-look at Halo Infinite gameplay set for Xbox’s July 20/20 presentation, this could be a strong hint at who we might be going up against in the game, alongside the return of Brutes as enemies.
Will The Banished be the main antagonist? Or will The Prometheans or The Reformed Covenant play the central role? Either way, we might just find out at some point next month.