Reclaimer - H4.png

Fireteam Switchback

From Halopedia, the Halo wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the SPARTAN-IV fireteam. For the Spartan Ops chapter, see Scattered/Switchback.
Fireteam Switchback

Active:

Active as of 2558

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

Branch:

Spartan

Size:

Five operators

Engagements:

Requiem Campaign

Commanders:

Cara Costabile (formerly)

 

Fireteam Switchback is a team of SPARTAN-IVs.

History

In 2558, during the Requiem Campaign, Switchback was assigned to investigate a Covenant dig site. Soon after, Switchback reported the Covenant were using a Harvester and they were encountering heavy resistance and were in need of reinforcements. Fireteam Crimson was closest to their location and was sent in response.[1] When Crimson arrived, they only found Switchback's blank IFF tags and heavy Covenant/Promethean resistance, though Switchback had succeeded in disabling the Harvester. Crimson proceeded to ensure the Harvester was permanently disabled before leaving the area.[2]

Spartan Miller later detected an SOS being broadcast on a Covenant frequency as Crimson took the area known as "Apex."[3] Subsequently, while Crimson was on a mission in the "Warrens" with Fireteam Lancer, Miller detected the strange signal again. The SOS led Crimson to the imprisoned Switchback whom they rescued. When questioned on Costabile's status Gale informed Commander Palmer that she had been killed by Covenant forces. With the help of Crimson and Lancer, the four surviving members of Switchback escaped their prison and were extracted by Lt. TJ Murphy in a Pelican along with Crimson.[4]

Personnel

Gallery

List of appearances

Sources

  1. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E06 Search and Destroy
  2. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E06 Switchback
  3. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E08 Unfinished Business
  4. ^ Spartan Ops, S1E08 Lancer