Halo Infinite is going to be a huge game for the franchise, which is saying a lot when you consider the impact Halo has made for Xbox, but beyond the Free-to-Play multiplayer that comes out at launch, hardcore fans are talking about how Halo Infinite is set in Zeta Halo.
For those unaware, this is one of the most mysterious aspects in the Halo franchise, and that is arguably hyperbole when you consider the history of Halo’s lore, but no other game has made Zeta Halo feel this important until Halo Infinite so here’s everything we know about the setting thus far.
What You Need to Know About Halo Infinite's Zeta Halo Location
Zeta Halo is the last of the original 12 Halos, originally named Gyre 11 and later called Installation 07, and was created by the Forerunners as a means to defeat The Flood during their war.
There were a number of species that had a home in Zeta Halo, including various humans from Earth, who found their own culture and even made cities at the very early times of the Halo timeline.
Master Builder Faber was in charge of Zeta Halo and was obsessed with defeating The Flood, even resorting to experimenting on humans to fight them off, even kidnapping some from Earth just to perform more of these brutal experiments.
After another attack from The Primordial, another Flood Gravemind, the AI of Zeta Halo was taken over and soon turned against The Forerunners, which led to an attack on Zeta Halo and nearly destroyed it, reducing it from the 30,000 kilometers of previous Halos to 10,000 kilometers.
The Forerunners would turn on Faber for his experiments and eventually defeat The Primordial, putting Forerunner Iso Didact in charge, who made the difficult decision to wipe out all life on Zeta Halo, an event that would be called The Great Purification.
Since then, Zeta Halo had mostly been inactive, aside from the time Master Chief deactivated the area when it was set on stand by and seemingly ready to fire on more innocent people.
What does this mean for Halo Infinite? We’ll find out soon enough when the game comes out on December 8 for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.