Today marks a special day in the Halo universe as the beloved Master Chief celebrates his 50th birthday! To mark the occasion, Steve Downes, the voice actor of Master Chief, shared a celebratory video on Twitter, where he admitted that Chief’s age is debatable but likes to think the Spartan has hit the big 5-0. Downes ended the clip by saying, “A milestone for the big fellow. Long may we run.”
343 Industries may not have had a cake for Master Chief, but they did have something special planned for fans of the iconic franchise. They launched Season 3 Echoes Within for Halo Infinite, bringing new maps, modes, and a 100-tier battle pass. The Halo Season 3 patch notes also detail other changes and improvements.
Looking ahead, Sean Baron, the head of live performance at 343, has promised more consistency with upcoming seasons for Halo Infinite. “I feel very confident with where we’ve gone with Season 3, and I have very strong confidence that we’re going to be able to keep improving that consistency, and avoid, completely, the long seasons of the past,” Baron said.
It’s great to see 343 Industries celebrating the milestone birthday of Master Chief and providing fans with an exciting new season of Halo Infinite. Here’s to many more years of the iconic Spartan and all the adventures that await!