A few days ago Halo: Infinite started its marketing cycle by confirming that the Banished are back. This was exciting enough, but recent discoveries may have also confirmed another enemy is returning in Infinite.
ResetEra user “cyrribrae” noticed something strange in the recent teaser. There are three “cracks” on the top left of the screen where the audio message is coming through.
These “cracks” seemed like just a bit of extra detail, but nothing too concerning. However, if you take a closer look at approximately :41 seconds in the video, these “cracks” appear to be moving.
The cracks also look eerily similar to flood tentacles. 343 loves to place Easter eggs in their videos, and this may be their best one yet. We believe that what were once thought to be cracks are actually small flood tentacles, confirming that they are back in Infinite.
We recently made a video theorizing that the Palace of Pain would be featured in Halo: Infinite. The Palace is a Flood Research Facility where “unspeakable horror” took place. The Palace is located on Installation 07, or Zeta Halo, where Infinite is theorized to take place. This recent discovery seems to confirm the theory.
The flood potentially being back would incredibly exciting. We have not seen them in a mainline game since Halo 3, and if they are really back, it would mean we would potentially have every Halo enemy faction in Infinite. Having a potential mix of the Flood, Banished, Covenant, and Forerunners in one game sounds almost too good to be true.
It has long been theorized that Halo: Infinite would be a spiritual successor to Halo: Combat Evolved, from its expansive level design, to its classic art and music inspirations. If the Flood are indeed back, that may just be more confirmation that Halo is going back to its roots. July is just around the corner, and we are incredibly excited to finally see the game in action.