Hidden QR Code In Halo Infinite E3 Trailer Finally Found By Fan

Hidden QR Code In Halo Infinite E3 Trailer Finally Found By Fan

It leads to an audio file from a very familiar voice.

It's been a little over a month since E3 2019, but that doesn't mean you can't still find new info hidden away in footage. One eagle-eyed fan noticed some conspicuous images in Halo Infinite and compiled them, leading to the discovery of unheard audio featuring a very well-known character.

Xeypal on Twitter pointed out an audio file, tagging 343 Industries' Dan Chosich to ask if it had been found before. You can find the audio file at this link, which contains some ominous footsteps and then the voice of—(spoiler warning)—our favorite blue-hued A.I. companion Cortana.

How exactly did Xeypal find this secret? Through a QR code, it turns out. But how they put together the QR code, I'll let them explain: "This is how I got it, took multiple screenshots of the red bars and put them all together, then I had to make the QR code."

Absolutely brilliant. The Halo team is no stranger to secrets, considering events like the I Love Bees ARG for Halo 2, but this is a pretty sly easter egg. And it's one that lasted a decent amount of time before being uncovered in this digital age.

While we only got a trailer of Halo Infinite at this year's E3, expectations are running high for the next entry in the series. As the leadoff batter for a new generation of games from Xbox, it could be a Breath of the Wild moment for Halo. Luckily, it sounds like the team is being given the time it needs to put it all together. We'll see how it pans out come holiday 2020.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

Read this next

Halo Infinite Lead Producer Leaves 343 Industries Two Months After Taking Charge on Campaign

A 343 representative says the departure isn't a sign of a "creative dilemma."

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.

More News

Manifold Garden Launches This Friday After Seven Years of Development

The mind-warping puzzler is finally finished.

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign [Update]

American University's players have received some late judgment.

PUBG's Next Season Will Have Players Flinging Blades and Pans in a Refreshed Miramar

Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.

More on Xbox One

PUBG's Next Season Will Have Players Flinging Blades and Pans in a Refreshed Miramar

Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.

Bloodlines 2 Delayed to Avoid the Issues That Plagued the Original

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is still targeted for 2020, but it'll come out later than Hardsuit Labs had initially hoped.

Fortnite XP Guide - How to Earn XP and Increase Your Level

This is our guide to the new Fortnite XP system, and how you can earn XP to increase your overall level.

Fortnite Medals List - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punchcard

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punchcard refresh.

Fortnite 2 Map - All Named Locations and Landmarks on the New Fortnite Map

This is your overview to the Fortnite 2 map, including all the new landmarks and named locations on the Chapter 2 map.

Why The Division 2 Is Still Hard to Jump Back Into

With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.

G2A Representative: "Do You Really Think You Could Illegally Obtain 100,000 Keys?"

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, G2A's head of communication Maciej Kuc fires back at critics of the key selling marketplace.

More FPS Games

Blizzard's Overwatch Team Says the Nintendo Switch Port Has Been "Eye-Opening"

Bringing the hero shooter to Switch took more than just a visual overhaul.

Google Sets Stadia's Official Launch Date and Shows Off Its UI

Games are coming to Google pretty soon.

Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Switch Launch Event Amid Ongoing Public Backlash

The Nintendo New York event has been abruptly cancelled.

Apex Legends Halloween Event Release Date - All the New Halloween Skins

Here's our guide to the Apex Legends Halloween event release date, as well as global start times, and all new Halloween skins so far.