If you’re waiting until later this year
Remember the Halo Infinite test period this past week? About that! Dataminers got their hands on it, and apparently there were campaign spoilers galore hiding within its framework. As a result, “roughly 800 lines of text” have allegedly been leaked, including a “twist” for the Halo Infinite storyline. Yep, Halo spoilers are out and about.
According to Neowin, the spoilers are via a plain text dump, which is now being circulated around the internet, similar to when Last of Us Part 2 was widely spoiled. That said, it isn’t the full enchilada, so even if you do come across some sort of “got ya” post, not everything is fully revealed. That said, the “twist” allegedly appears “later in the game,” so there’s that.
While the dump was originally questioned, the fact that Halo spoilers exist in the test build was later confirmed by Infinite team member Joseph Staten as legit. Here’s his statement:
“Hey folks, heads up: we unintentionally included a small number of #HaloInfinite campaign files in the tech preview build. Unfortunately, these files contain spoilers. Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please, keep you eyes peeled for spoilers and don’t spread them if you see them.”
Things happen, but datamining is such a prevalent part of every major gaming community, that if it exists in a build’s files in any form, someone is going to find it. I’m sure Microsoft is looking into shoring up whatever their next Infinite test is going to be; and I do hope there’s another one, as I’m eager to jump back into Infinite, and the test build went completely defunct after this past weekend’s session. Good luck avoiding Halo spoilers for (checks watch), a few more months!