Riven Gate

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This article is about the Halo Infinite side mission. For the Banished Outpost, see Riven Gate (location).
The Banished have constructed a massive gate structure in order to control primary transportation routes across this section of the Ring fragment.
Riven Gate
Riven Gate outpost


Halo Infinite




On or after May 28, 2560[1]


Riven Gate, Installation 07


  • Lower the gates (3)
  • Destroy the generator

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Riven Gate is an optional side mission in the Halo Infinite campaign. It is part of the Reformation section of the campaign. Completing it earns the player 100 points of valor.


The Chief attacks Riven Gate, a heavily fortified Banished checkpoint consisting of three massive gates.


The Chief approaches Riven Gate. He can hear a Jiralhanae officer making announcements over a loudspeaker.

  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Power levels holding. Generators at maximum."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "The Horn of Abolition sends word. A squad of humans may be approaching."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Riven Gate must hold. Remain vigilant."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Reports of the Spartan are rampant. Dispatch a scouting party."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Weapons convoy on schedule. Secure all checkpoints."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Once again, scout reports are late. If it happens again - you're on tomorrow's menu."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Surprise inspection at checkpoint two. Failure will be punished!"

If an adjacent FOB has been recaptured:

  • Weapon: "That's Riven Gate. The Banished stranded a lot of our people in enemy territory when they built it. And it's held ever since."
  • John-117: "Until today. We're taking this checkpoint down."
  • Weapon: "Thought you might say that. Security consoles in the gatehouses ahead. Let's kick in some doors."

If an adjacent FOB has not been recaptured yet:

  • Weapon: "That's an intimidating checkpoint. They sure don't want visitors on the far side of the island, huh?"
  • John-117: "Too bad it's not up to them. We're taking those gates down. For good."
  • Weapon: "Security consoles in the gatehouses ahead. Let's kick in some doors."

The Chief engages the Banished troops outside of Riven Gate.

  • Jiralhanae: "The humans insult us by trying to slip by our great Gate!"
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "What's this? A Spartan? A LONE Spartan?"
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "Is it true? Has the Master Chief arrived to challenge Riven Gate? (scoffs) How brave... and foolish. Banished! Our quarry has arrived!"

After eliminating the Banished guards patrolling Riven Gate's perimeter, Chief uses his Grappleshot to get over the outer gate (or scales the cliffside to go around it) and engages the Banished troops on the other side. An Eklon'Dal Workshop Phantom arrives and drops off hostile reinforcements. The Chief fights his way across Riven Gate, freeing a trio of captured Marines in the process. The grateful Marines aid him in his task.

Banished at Riven Gate.
Banished forces at Riven Gate.

The Chief breaks into a gatehouse and lowers one of the three gates.

  • Weapon: "The first gate is down. Two to go."
  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "He's breached a gate?! Impossible! All forces! Kill the Spartan!"

The Chief fights his way to another gatehouse. He proceeds inside and lowers a second gate.

  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "He's breached a second gate! This checkpoint must NOT FALL!"

Phantoms and drop pods are deployed, bringing additional enemies. The Chief deals with them and proceeds to the last gatehouse. He goes inside and lowers the final gate.

  • Weapon: "The gates are down, but if we really want to shut this checkpoint down, we need something a little more... permanent. Got it. The primary power source is a generator. It's in a structure in the cliffside above."
  • John-117: "Acknowledged."

He starts heading for the generator.

  • Jiralhanae Officer (loudspeaker): "All forces! Converge on the Spartan! Scan detected. He's targeting our generator! Lock down access. Bolster security at the power station. This is your LAST CHANCE."

A Banished Phantom arrives and deploys more enemy reinforcements. The Chief eliminates them, then heads to the power station.

If the Chief starts to leave Riven Gate without destroying the generator:

  • Weapon: "I'm detecting a lot of hardware back there - there must be a way in. Maybe a tunnel. Try that structure."

The Chief enters the power station. The generator itself is located in a secondary chamber built within the cliffside. A Special Operations Sangheili guards the access tunnel, while a Sangheili Ultra and a pair of Kig-Yar Raiders guard the generator room.

  • Sangheili Ultra: "Brothers! Riven Gate must withstand the human advance!"

The Chief kills all the Banished inside the power station. He then uses a control console to expose the generator, which he promptly destroys, ensuring the gates remain lowered.

  • Weapon: "The UNSC can move freely across this part of the Ring for the first time in months. The Banished just lost some long-held territory. And you took it single-handedly, Chief. If Escharum wasn't worried before, he sure has a good reason to start."

Mission is completed.