The Halo series, from its inception, has had two primary enemies for players to face:
Halo 4 is all about breaking the established rules of the series, but, in a sense, the Covenant will still be returning, as at least some of their component races will be present in the new game’s campaign. The Flood, however, shall not.
According to a post on the Halo Waypoint forums by Frank O’Connor, the Franchise Development Director for Halo, “You won’t be fighting Flood in Halo 4.”
That said, while you won’t be fighting them, is it possible that they’ll still make an appearance in some other capacity? Only time will tell.
By Shelby Reiches