Master Chief Pees In His Suit And Smells Very Bad

"Everything that Chief secretes in a normal day" goes into the suit.


Halo developers have shed new light on what Master Chief does when nature calls. As it turns out, he does not need to remove his suit to relieve himself--every bodily fluid goes into the suit.

Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor told Polygon that "everything that Chief secretes in a normal day" goes into the suit. It is then recycled as Master chief goes about his day.

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"There's a noninvasive physical connection beneath and part of the base layer," O'Connor said. "Spartans do not wince when they suit up. Catheter implies invasion but really is used in the Mjolnir sense to describe a hygienic valve system. Thank goodness for 26th century supermaterials and bespoke tailoring. Capillary action happens after the voiding. Recycling is almost perfectly efficient."

Halo veteran Joseph Staten weighed in as well, saying the manner in which Master Chief relieves himself is not something the team actively thinks about each day. However, the studio did come up with a canonical explanation for how it all works.

"You know what? Master Chief just ... does it. [He] doesn't have time to worry about bodily fluids. He's got more important things to do, and clearly [...] he just does that in the suit," Staten said.

Due to all of this secretion staying inside the suit, Master Chief likely smells very bad, O'Connor said. "We were having a conversation [recently] and someone's like, 'I wonder what Chief smells like?' and I was able to rattle off a long explanation of just how awful it is," he said.

With the Halo TV show scheduled for release in 2022, maybe we'll get to see Master Chief's pee-suit in action. We can hope.

In Halo news unrelated to urine, Halo Infinite's multiplayer beta is out now and recently passed 200,000 peak concurrent players on Steam. The surge in players was likely driven in part by the launch of the Fracture: Tenrai event, which adds new cosmetics and a new Fiesta mode, among other things. Check out our rundown of Fracture: Tenrai to learn more.

For more, check out GameSpot's Halo Infinite multiplayer beta review-in-progress. We also recently got to tryout the campaign, and you can read our Halo Infinite campaign impressions here.

And in other news, Microsoft recently explained why delaying Halo Infinite's campaign co-op feature was the right thing to do.

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