The fourth episode of Halo season 2 is now available to stream on Paramount+, with the show finally notching up into the dramatic heights reminiscent of the popular video game it's based on.


New episode Reach sees an epic battle unfold, something fans have been anticipating since the start of the season as Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) and Corporal Talia Perez (Cristina Rodlo) find themselves right in the centre of the first Covenant attack.

As well as being led by Schreiber as Master Chief John-117, the rest of the cast includes Shabana Azmi, Danny Sapani and Bokeem Woodbine.

This new run of episodes also sees David Wiener join the series as Halo's new showrunner, wasting no time in delivering big twists with the shock return of one character.

But when will the next episode be available on Paramount+? Read on for everything you need to know about the release schedule for Halo season 2, or, alternatively, check out what we thought in our season 2 review.

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When is Halo season 2 episode 5 released on Paramount+?

Season 2 episode 5 of Halo will be released on Thursday 29th February on Paramount+.

The new episode will be titled Aleria. Further episodes will then follow each Thursday, until the season finale arrives on Thursday 21st March.

Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief in Halo season 2
Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief in Halo season 2. Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

Halo season 2 release schedule: When are new episodes out?

Now that the first two episodes of Halo season 2 have been released, here is a full schedule of when future episodes will be arriving on Paramount Plus (complete with all the episode titles):

  • Episode 1 – Sanctuary – Thursday 8th February 2024 (out now)
  • Episode 2 – Sword – Thursday 8th February 2024 (out now)
  • Episode 3 – Visegrad – Thursday 15th February 2024 (out now)
  • Episode 4 – Reach – Thursday 22nd February 2024 (out now)
  • Episode 5 – Aleria – Thursday 29th February 2024
  • Episode 6 – Onyx – Thursday 7th March 2024
  • Episode 7 – Thermopylae – Thursday 14th March 2024
  • Episode 8 – Halo – Thursday 21st March 2024

What time do new episodes of Halo season 2 come out?

Each new episode of Halo season 2 will arrive on Paramount+ at midnight Pacific Time, meaning those in the UK can watch the episodes from 8am GMT.

For viewers around the world, new episodes drop at the following times:

  • 8am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • 12am PT (Pacific Time)
  • 3am ET (Eastern Time)
  • 2am CT (Central Time)

What is Halo season 2 about?

The official synopsis for Halo season 2 says: "In season 2, Master Chief John-117 leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant.

"In the wake of a shocking event on a desolate planet, John cannot shake the feeling that his war is about to change and risks everything to prove what no one else will believe – that the Covenant are preparing to attack humanity’s greatest stronghold.

"With the galaxy on the brink, John embarks on a journey to find the key to humankind’s salvation, or its extinction - the Halo."

Joseph Morgan as James Ackerson in Halo season 2
Joseph Morgan as James Ackerson in Halo season 2. Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

Speaking to, the show's bosses also teased a different tone.

Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill told us: "We learned so much in making season 1 and it was such a Herculean task and we're super conscious of 'How do we take those learnings forward?'

"I think you'll feel a real tonal shift with season 2, not just because of the stakes that David [Wiener, showrunner] is talking about, but also in the look and the feel.

"One thing David brought was this push for a very grounded and very subjective perspective and I think what was really important was that rather than seeing all of these events unfolding, that we really feel them in a different way.

"And so regardless of how the story is progressing in season 2, I think also you'll just feel a really tangible difference in the tone, in the voice of the show, while still kind of keeping those those those Halo core pillars front and centre."

Halo season 2 trailer

You can watch the full trailer for Halo season 2 right here:

Halo season 2 will continue on Paramount Plus on Thursday 29th February. Check out more of our Sci-Fi coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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