343 Industries spends hundreds of words explaining why the Master Chief took off his helmet on the Halo show

The first episode of the Halo TV show clearly did well, drawing more viewers than any other Paramount+ premiere. While opinions on its quality are divided, one thing no one seems to like is how quickly it shows up on the Master Chief’s face. The Mandalorian waited eight episodes, but Halo hit that rhythm in the first 50 minutes.

343 Industries community writer Alex Wakeford wrote a A recap of the halo show debut For the official Halo Waypoint blog, which digs into the thinking behind this decision, and did it for quite some time.