Halo's Master Chief rides shotgun in new navigation features for Waze

Halo Waze
Halo Waze (Image credit: Waze / Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The Waze navigation app has several new features centered around Halo.
  • People can have Master Chief or Escharum voice directions and set their car icon to be a Warthog or Ghost.
  • The Halo-related options will only be available for a limited time.

Would you like to drive around in a Warthog or Ghost from Halo Infinite on your way to work? The bad news is, that won't happen any time soon. The good news is, that you'll be able to make it look like you're driving one of them in the Waze navigation app. Waze partnered with Microsoft and 343 Industries to bring the iconic Master Chief and other parts of Halo into Waze (via Engadget).

Drivers can set Waze to have the voice of Master Chief or War Chief Escharum provide directions. The app also lets people choose between a Warthog or a Ghost as a car icon within the app. People can also set Spartan or alien war chief moods to show off their loyalty.

To enable the feature, open the My Waze section of the app and select the Halo banner. It's unclear at this time how long the features will stick around. If you have dreams of cruising down a highway in a Ghost or Warthog, you should take advantage of the options while you have the chance.

If changing car icons to vehicles and getting directions from Master Chief isn't your thing, you can sign up to be a Halo Insider.

Sean Endicott
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