The Infinity is able to locate Fireteam Crimson at an unknown forerunner facility. After Dalton launches an airstrike nearby, one of the team members is able to break free of the binders holding them to the wall and takes out the guards. The team breaks free and clears the area of covenant then searches for an evac zone, finding a large, heavily shielded open area. Dalton sends an evac ship to extract Crimson, but discovers that the team is a lot further behind enemy lines than expected. Instead of waiting for an evac that may never arrive, Crimson attempts to find a phantom that is docked in the area and use it as an escape ship. The phantom that Crimson was expecting to capture takes off before Crimson can hijack it and they are left with no way of escape, however Roland locates Team Icebreakers IFF tags, a marine squad listed as MIA. Crimson investigates and finds 3 marines guarded by Promethean crawlers. One of these marines is Lieutenant T J Murphy, who believes he can hack into one of these phantoms and disable it for Crimson to use. After Crimson holds off waves of covenant, Murphy disables an unexpecting phantom, and pilots Crimson to safety.
- This is the first Chapter of Spartan Ops to feature a first person cutscene as well as having the player start with a pre-determined loadout.