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Xbox One X has an adorable little Master Chief hiding inside

An imprint of the Halo franchise's main character can be seen riding a scorpion on the circuit board of the new console.

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The Xbox One X hides a little surprise inside. 

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The Xbox One X video game console packs a lot of horsepower inside. But that's not all. 

Printed on the circuit board of the console is a tiny image of Master Chief, the lead character of the Halo shooter franchise, riding a scorpion. Presumably, that's a nod to the Xbox One X's code name of Project Scorpio. The image was found by YouTuber unocero, who popped open the console to see its guts.

"Xbox One X was designed from the ground up, with design considerations made throughout. Working with the team at 343 Industries, we found a way to imprint the Master Chief inside every Xbox One X," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "We saw this as a fun way to build the heritage of one of our biggest franchises into the newest member of the Xbox One family. As tempting as it may be to open a console to see for yourself, we don't recommend opening the console's casing as it will void the warranty."

The Xbox One X, which brings 4K quality video and more powerful hardware, is available for preorder for $500 now. It will be available on Nov. 7.  

First published Oct. 6, 6:40 a.m. PT
Update, 6:40 p.m.: Adds comment from Microsoft.