The parasitic enemies in the Halo universe known as The Flood, or simply Flood, will not make an appearance in 343 Industries latest installment Halo 5: Guardians.
In a recent Q&A conducted by Gamer Informer with Josh Holmes, Studio Head for Halo 5: Guardians, and Tim Longo, Creative Director at 343 Industries, Longo announced that the Flood would not be returning in Halo 5. However Longo did say that they have quote “other surprises in store.”
The Flood did not appear in Halo 4’s campaign, however they appeared in a new take of the popular Infection multiplayer game type. With the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection the Infection game type for Halo 2 Anniversary was also updated with new Flood like characters.