So HaloWaypoint have published a bulletin on November 1st 2012 to give a Halo 4 roundup including the Halo Experience and the Halo 4 reviews that have been coming in. The article is here: http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2012/11/01/The-Halo-Bulletin-11112-.aspx
If you view the source for this page and search for “Classified”, you will find some interesting things. Here is what we have found:
- https://waypointprod.blob.core.windows.net/blogfilestore/storage/blogs/headlines/2012/10/18/sec3op36516.png – a glyph icon which could be an achievement icon, with the words “Last night I dreamt about physics, waldo and ancient melodies” next to it.
- https://waypointprod.blob.core.windows.net/blogfilestore/storage/blogs/headlines/2012/11/2/empty.png – an image with a link to an unknown mp4 file.
- http://download.halowaypoint.com/content/waypoint/assets/images/9c7d42b8-98d4-493f-baf9-10ebec934c09/alert.html - a hidden web page.
- https://waypointprod.blob.core.windows.net/blogfilestore/storage/blogs/headlines/2012/11/2/04_provenance.pdf - a hidden PDF document.
The hidden PDF document contains the following text:
PLNB PRIORITY TRANSMISSION [CLASSIFIED]
ENCRYPTION CODE: [CLASSIFIED]
PUBLIC KEY: N/A
FROM: CODENAME SURGEON
TO: CODENAME COALMINER
CLASSIFICATION: ELEVENTH HOUR [4/5]
/FILE EXTRACTION-RECONSTITUTION COMPLETE/
We dispatched an isolation contact group [L3-08] to the site. Upon entering the debris field, the group was immediately pinged by a non-standard, heterogenic signal emanating from the structure’s surface – or, at least, what remained of it after the event.
Following protocol, the contact group released probes  into the debris field. Once it was deemed secure by composite scans conducted over the course of 3.7 days, UNSC RUBICON was deployed from Luna. Aboard were a number of high-risk, remote contact teams [RCT] outfitted for deployment to the construct’s surface.
Without the installation’s artificial sun operating at full capacity, navigating the debris field for insertion was difficult – navigating the installation’s surface itself was even more difficult. The damage was… traumatic.
Habitability sustainment systems were still active in some locations, but were operating intermittently and in a state of disrepair – a factor that generated extremely volatile weather conditions. Some indigenous [if it can be called that] fauna may have survived the event, but RCTs were strictly advised to avoid all potentially hostile life forms.
After 8.4 days, all contact with RCTs was severed. Only one [RCT-06] returned, suffering extensive casualties. They brought back a severely damaged armature, which appeared to be the original source of the signal. Initially, there was a strong suspicion of this armature’s origin, but local science teams undertook an aggressive node cultivation process to withdraw data from the device and determine, with veracity, its actual origin.
All communications with the UNSC RUBICON halted within 48 hours of their last notice. Search and rescue teams have been deployed to the site, but have reported no findings yet.
To view the hidden web page and the pdf document, you may have to use Internet Explorer as people have had problems viewing it in other browsers. At the moment, we are still trying to crack the hidden mp4!