Following the events of Halo: First Strike, John-117 returns to Earth to receive commendation for his actions on Installation 04. During the ceremony, Covenant ships are detected entering the Sol system, starting the Battle for Earth. Meanwhile Fleet Commander Thel 'Vadamee is disciplined for his failure to stop the humans from destroying Installation 04, and becomes the next Arbiter.
During the initial events of the Battle for Earth, the Prophet of Regret determines the location of Installation 05 and leaves the battle for the Halo, with the UNSC In Amber Clad following. John-117 and the In Amber Clad crew attempt to stop the Covenant from activating the installation, but the ring has become infested with the Flood.
The Prophet of Truth begins the Great Schism, turning the Jiralhanae against the Sangheili, and the Arbiter and Master Chief team up to stop the Covenant. In the process the Prophets of Regret and Mercy are killed, and High Charity is infested with Flood. Cortana remains on High Charity to ensure the Flood doesn't get escape, while Master Chief follows Truth back to Earth.
Join the Mission Debrief crew as they explore each mission in Halo 2, discussing the best and worst parts, tips and tricks, and exploring the lore of Halo. Mission Debrief for Halo: Combat Evolved originally aired fall to winter 2018.
Defend the station's MAC gun from Covenant boarders.
Rally scattered marines, clear hostile contacts from the old-city.
Take the bridge, break the Covenant's grip on the city-center.
Infiltrate a Forerunner facility, quell the heresy within.
Kill the Heretic Leader. The Prophets' will be done.
A Covenant army stands between you and Regret. Get to work.
You heard the lady. Locate the Prophet, take him down.
Succeed where others have failed. Lower the shield protecting the Sacred Icon.
Parasites, humans - no matter. The Icon must be found.
The Prophets have the Index and plan to use it? Over your dead body.
This is certain: The Brutes shall pay for the blood they have spilled.
Cortana can handle the Index - stopping Truth is up to you.
Form an unexpected alliance, keep Tartarus from activating the ring.
A sampling of the Halo 2 Anniversary soundtrack as provided by Spotify.
Halo 2 brings John-117 back to Earth, where they follow the Prophet of Regret to Delta Halo.
Leader, Blue Team
Chief of Naval Operations, UNSC
Commander, UNSC Forward Unto Dawn
Leader, Swords of Sanghelios
Commander, Swords of Sanghelios
Sergeant Major, UNSC
UNSC AI for John-117
Monitor, Installation 04
Central Intelligence, The Flood
Jiralhanae Commander, Covenant