So apparently the Covenant has splintered into factions after its disintegration, according to this article.
If you look down in the answer to the first question, Frank O’Connor clearly says it.
“They’ve lost their religion, they’ve lost a war, they’ve lost their leadership, and they’re doing what any nation in chaos would do…they’re splintering and falling into factions.”
This is a pretty interesting concept for Halo 4. The Covenant has been split up into multiple factions.
What does this mean? Well, a variety of things.
Though the Covenant is disbanded, it is still a huge threat to humanity. The faction that we’ll be fighting in Halo 4 just so happens to be one of those hostile factions.
Factions-There could be a large number of factions, or maybe a couple here and there. I just want to list some possibilities of factions that we may see in the future.
**Requiem Faction-**I’ll just nickname them that. This is the faction we’ll be fighting in Halo 4 that is present on Requiem. They’re hostile.
**Brutes-**I’m sure the Brutes must’ve founded their own faction. They can’t be paired with the Elites after what happened during the Great Schism, which is still occurring up until 2559, two years after Halo 4 takes place
**Servants of Abiding Truth-**These guys could possibly be part of the Requiem faction. They despise humanity as a whole, still believe the Forerunners are gods, and are composed of mostly Elites. These guys are the main cause of the civil war that’s going to occur on Sangheilios (I got that from the description of the Storm Rifle, stating that it was created during a heavily armed Sangheili conflict, and the end of Glasslands, of course).
**Arbiter’s Faction-**I believe that the Arbiter is going to be sided with humanity throughout this new conflict we’ll be dealing with in Halo 4. He has already agreed not to attack humanity anymore by making a deal with Lord Hood, and I don’t think the Arbiter would turn against us again. I think that he’ll stick with us all the way up until the end of Halo 6, but that’s just me.
Thanks for reading, guys.