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Halo 4 Cutscene Library

The Halo 4 cutscenes, unlike the pre-rendered Halo Anniversary cutscenes, appear in-game in surround sound - and that's how we're making them available to you. (Thanks, as always, to Cody Miller for his stellar recording services.) If you don't have a surround sound rig, these degrade nicely to normal stereo.

As of March, 2016, these are now available in 1080p max resolution, and 60fps (with a couple of exceptions).

As of July, 2022, the majority of these are available in 4K max resolution (still 60fps). We shouldn't really need to say it again... but thanks, Cody.

You can view a streaming version of the cutscene by clicking on a thumbnail.

  Cutscene Name Downloads
2160p 1080p 720p
Introduction Introduction
Halsey discusses the Spartan program with an ONI interrogator. 3:01 long.
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284.4mb 107.2mb
Dawn Opening Dawn Opening
Opening cutscene of the game - shows you where John's spent the last 4 years, and gives you a sense of what's happened to Cortana during that time. 2:24 long.
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691.7mb 228.5mb 92.9mb
Dawn: Firing the Missile Dawn: Firing the Missile
Master Chief manually closes a relay to allow a missile to fire. 0:39 long.
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182.9mb 60.3mb 24.5mb
Dawn Closing Dawn Closing
Requiem's gravity well pulls Forward Unto Dawn (and the entire Covenant fleet) inside the planet. 0:39 long.
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190.3mb 63.9mb 23.1mb
Requiem Opening Requiem Opening
Chief wakes up on Requiem, and begins to get his bearings. He also begins to see the problems with Cortana. 2:01 long.
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578.8mb 200.0mb 77.4mb
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Requiem Cartographer Requiem Cartographer
Chief learns where he is. 0:19 long.
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92.4mb 29.5mb 11.7mb
Requiem Cartographer 2 Requiem Cartographer 2
Cortana does some more digging, and learns more about their location. 1:16 long.
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355.3mb 117.6mb 48.6mb
Requiem Portal Requiem Portal
Cortana tries to get Chief closer to the Infinity - but gets some surprise visitors. 1:54 long.
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556.2mb 178.9mb 72.3mb
Forerunner Opening Forerunner Opening
Cortana and Chief get to Requiem's Core. 0:39 long.
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188.5mb 64.2mb 25.7mb
Forerunner Beam 1 Forerunner Beam 1
Chief shuts down the first beam. 0:16 long.
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Forerunner Beam 2 Forerunner Beam 2
Chief shuts down the second beam. 0:16 long.
Forerunner: Didact Forerunner: Didact
Chief thinks he's contacted Infinity - but in fact he's released something else. 3:13 long.
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922.3mb 302.5mb 123.0mb
Forerunner Closing Forerunner Closing
Chief escapes the exploding ground but finds the Infinity crashing in the jungle. 1:30 long.
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434.7mb 146.4mb 57.4mb
Infinity Opening Infinity Opening
Chief hunts through the jungle for the Infinity. 0:59 long.
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280.0mb 90.8mb 38.1mb
Infinity: Lasky Infinity: Lasky
Chief meets Lasky - and Commander Palmer. 1:38 long.
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461.5mb 155.8mb 62.3mb
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Infinity Closing Infinity Closing
Chief asks Del Rio to help stop the Didact - but is denied. 1:49 long.
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514.1mb 174.1mb 71.0mb
Reclaimer Opening Reclaimer Opening
Del Rio instructs Gypsy Company to roll on some particle cannons to allow Infinity to escape Requiem's Gravity Well. 1:32 long.
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430.4mb 147.1mb 59.2mb
Reclaimer: Librarian Reclaimer: Librarian
Master Chief meets his greatest ally on Requiem, and learns the Didact's plans. 5:00 long.
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1.4gb 479.6mb 193.9mb
Reclaimer Closing Reclaimer Closing
Chief chooses to go after the Didact after he and Cortana are rebuffed by Del Rio. 2:33 long.
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720.0mb 238.9mb 98.2mb
Shutdown Opening Shutdown Opening
Cortana regrets her lack of humanity - Lasky helps Chief with some critical equipment. 2:05 long.
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599.8mb 207.8mb 81.0mb
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Shutdown Closing Shutdown Closing
Chief chases the Didact as he leaves Requiem. 1:24 long.
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409.4mb 131.2mb 52.9mb
Composer Opening Composer Opening
Chief arrives at Installation 03 with the Didact. 2:07 long.
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595.4mb 206.3mb 80.9mb
Composer: Tillson Composer: Tillson
Chief explains the danger of the Didact to Dr. Tillson. 2:10 long.
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621.6mb 211.8mb 83.6mb
Composer Closing Composer Closing
Chief tries to stop the Didact from stealing the Composer - the humans on the station pay the price. 2:51 long.
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812.8mb 270.7mb 110.2mb
Midnight Opening Midnight Opening
Chief and Cortana load a Broadsword with a weapon capable of destroying the Composer. 1:46 long.
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509.1mb 165.4mb 67.8mb
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Midnight: Landing Midnight: Landing
Infinity helps Chief land on the Didact's ship. 1:18 long.
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355.3mb 122.6mb 50.4mb
Midnight: Failure Midnight: Failure
Despite his struggle to reach the Didact in time, Chief watches his foe activate the Composer over Earth. 0:20 long.
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98.2mb 32.7mb 13.0mb
Midnight: Lightbridge Fight Midnight: Lightbridge Fight
Chief and the Didact meet on the light bridge. Things don't go well for Chief... and then Cortana steps in. 2:07 long.
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611.4mb 199.9mb 80.4mb
Midnight Closing Midnight Closing
Cortana says goodbye. 2:53 long.
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835.4mb 261.8mb 109.7mb
Ending Ending
Chief is recovered by the Infinity. Lasky tries to connect with him, but does not succeed. 3:36 long.
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330.2mb 130.9mb
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Credits Credits
The game's full credits. 7:53 long.
Legendary Ending Legendary Ending
This is the post-credits scene showing the aftermath of New Phoenix's attack by the Composer. This scene is available on all difficulties - but there is a second or two of extra footage (visible at about 1:50) that only appears once you've finished the game on Legendary. 1:57 long.
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187.3mb 68.5mb
War Games War Games
This is the cutscene that introduces War Games, the competitive/cooperative multiplayer modes available on the Infinity. 1:06 long.

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