By Jonathon Dornbush
September 28, 2015 at 02:03 PM EDT

With only a month before Master Chief’s next adventure, things are looking dire for Spartan John-117.

In the new live-action trailer for Halo 5: Guardians, a news report indicates that the Chief has died in action — but for those hunting the truth, this revelation may seem suspicious. It also doesn’t help the newscast’s credibility that Master Chief’s death is being reported as Oct. 27, 2560, the same day (just a few hundred years in the future) that Guardians arrives.

Before players will be able to find out what’s really going on for themselves, there is one pre-launch way to dive into the mysteries surrounding Master Chief’s story. Microsoft has started the second season of its fantastic Hunt the Truth podcast, an audio series told from the point of view of Benjamin Giraud (Keegan-Michael Key), as he investigates the facts and fiction of what the world knows about Chief.

Halo 5: Guardians releases on Xbox One on Oct. 27.

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