Aggressive reloading of large guns.
Pithy dialogue between stubbled heroes clad in shoulder-enhancing armour.
It's all here, in the final trailer we're set to be treated to before Halo 5 arrives on 27 October.
Mercifully free of spoilers, the game play footage is interspersed with minor details of the Guardians' story - a rogue Master Chief setting off on a lone mission against the will of the wider UNSC, resulting in a squad of Spartans setting out to hunt him down.
November is looking like an unproductive month.