How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite? John-117 age

Joseph Pascoulis
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Halo Infinite is almost here, and although players already know quite a lot about the next installment of the franchise, many are wondering just how old Master Chief is.

Halo Infinite is set to bring the franchise back with a bang, offering players a Campaign mode with a new story and the classic Multiplayer with a fresh take on the battle pass system.

Even those who aren’t fans of the series will know who Master Chief is, the main protagonist of the series.

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Many are wondering what his depiction will be like in the new game, and some are even asking how old the iconic character is now.

Halo Infinite Master Chief game cover

Master Chief, otherwise known as John-117, is the main protagonist in the Halo franchise. The character is extremely iconic, especially the armor, as Master Chief has become the face of the franchise.

We know Master Chief is returning in Halo Infinite, as well as Cortana, the artificial intelligence that helps the Petty Officer on missions.

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Halo Infinite will take place in 2560, so players are wondering just how old Master Chief is now, and whether that will have any effect on the character’s future in the franchise, as rumor has been going around that it could be his last adventure.

How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite?

How old is Master Chief in Halo Infinite?

The community has worked out that Master Chief is biologically 49 years old in 2560, as he was born in 2511. As many fans will know, John was genetically mutated to become a super-soldier by Dr. Halsey. Players know this gives the character inhumane reflexes and capabilities, but they’re also wondering if this affects his age.

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Further, Master Chief can also be found in cryosleep when he isn’t out on a mission, potentially further slowing down the aging process. So, although he is 49 years old, he could be much younger, perhaps by around ten years.

So there you have it, biologically Master Chief is 49 years old, but his genetic mutations and time in cryosleep may have halted the process and have made him younger when it comes to his physical condition.

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For more on Halo Infinite, check out our article on all the confirmed weapons so far.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

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After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]