GR Pick: Master Chief’s Face Revealed in Fan Made Video

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Halo 4 Master Chief

Master Chief’s helmet is one of the most iconic images in contemporary video game culture for a number of reasons (see our list of the top 10 coolest video game armors).  The Spartan headgear and visor have kept the hero of the Halo franchise safe through four alien-slaying games, but it has also kept his face a secret from gamers for the last 13 years.

Ever since Samus unmasked for the first time in the original Metroid, the reveal of video game heroes’ faces has always been an exciting moment for dedicated fans. Unfortunately for loyal Halo fans, that reveal has still yet to arrive over a decade after the first game’s release. At this point, many players are unsure that developers will ever remove the Spartan’s mask on camera.

After all these years of waiting patiently, some fans have finally taken it upon themselves to piece together the Chief’s mug. For only having a few reference points to work with, the artists seems to have done a pretty great job. He isn’t the most handsome fella, but we suppose a lifetime of war would wear anybody down…

Spoiler alert for players who haven’t finished Halo 4 yet, the face (designed by RexAdde) was made by building off of the eyes that are revealed when Chief’s helmet is removed during the Legendary ending of the most recent Halo game. The artist used the eyes in combination with different hints and reveals that have been scattered throughout the series. The creator suggests that this is how Chief should look at age 41, in the year 2552.

Die-hard Halo fans seem to be pretty convinced that RexAdde’s interpretation is spot-on, but we won’t know for sure unless Chief is actually unmasked in one of the upcoming games. Rumors suggest that the next Halo adventure will be an HD remake of Halo 2 and it seems pretty unlikely that an unmasking would be added into that anniversary edition. The next possibility to see Chief’s face will likely come with the release of Halo 5 in 2015.

At this point, we’re not so sure a reveal of Chief’s face could ever live up to what fans have imagined while playing the rest of the games during the last decade. If Star Wars prequels have taught us anything, it’s that some things are better left to the imagination.

Would you like to see Master Chief officially unmasked in Xbox One’s Halo 5 or do you prefer the mystery? Let us know in the comments.


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TAGS: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 5, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox One

  • COREY_1993

    fans say they dont wanna know what he looks like… fans then makes a video showing his face lmao

  • Marcus

    Leave it a mystery

  • Xavier

    I guess none of you guys have beat Halo 4 Legendary where they do show part of his face

  • Xavier

    I’m a idiot disregard my last comment

  • Zach

    I thought he was physically in his 20’s because of Cryo sleep but chronologically in his 40’s? So shouldn’t he look quite young?

  • GaymeR

    leave it a f**king mystery people! jesus. just like what they did to Samus in Other M in a way. the greatest part of the character is the mystery but for master chief you dont see his face bc his face is YOUR face.

    • GaymeR

      if 343 reveals his face they have officially failed and destroyed a wonderful series. halo 4 was already crap. they dont need to make it worse.

  • FFMT

    I have been waiting to see his face since Halo 1. Now 25 years old and still waiting!

  • Luke

    I think they shouldn’t show his whole face but bits of it (like in halo4) also has anyone considered that masterchief may be getting new armor (from the cloak in the halo5 trailer)

  • king

    Okay theres a halo wich as it turns out you have to play it at level hard or something to see his face. Only his eyes are visible, its not really a face but you have an idea

  • king

    Okay you have figured it out……. My guess is he will be reviewed the bungie guys are seriously deep they have kept him secret all this long he will show maybe in destiny. Sounds crazy but its bungie