Any pre-requisites before reading Bad Blood?

Hello all, I’ve bought Bad Blood but haven’t read any novels/comics past Halo: Fractures (Sept. 2016); (Smoke & Shadow, Envoy, Retribution, Legacy of Onyx, or the Atriox comics, etc.), do I need to read any of those first? Are there any characters/storylines I’ll miss out on?)

I have read New Blood, played all the games & everything else in the Halo universe, just not after late-2016.
Cheers. Can’t wait to read it!

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> Hello all, I’ve bought Bad Blood but haven’t read any novels/comics past Halo: Fractures (Sept. 2016); (Smoke & Shadow, Envoy, Retribution, Legacy of Onyx, or the Atriox comics, etc.), do I need to read any of those first? Are there any characters/storylines I’ll miss out on?)
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> I have read New Blood, played all the games & everything else in the Halo universe, just not after late-2016.
> Cheers. Can’t wait to read it!

They are not vital to Bad Blood. Only stuff that may “help” a lot on Bucks narrative are the following.

  1. Halo 3: ODST
  2. Halo New Blood
  3. Halo 5: Guardians

But note they aint vital to enjoying the book.