Halo Infinite Details, Leaks and Rumours

Master Chief’s longevity is in full force as Halo Infinite marks another generation that the legendary shooter franchise will appear in. There’s a lot of buzz about the game, so we’ve put together some crucial details including the release date, gameplay details, and more.

Halo, the iconic Sci-Fi drama that has achieved mainstream coverage, is gearing up for another iteration of tight gunplay with lots of aliens to slay.

Scheduled for a December 2020 release, Halo Infinite’s arrival had to be pushed back due to its development being disturbed by the world’s ongoing events. This slight hiccup has nearly passed, however, and we have some key details that you should know about the 2021 arrival of Halo Infinite.

master chief and his pilot friend in halo infinite

Halo Infinite story

Gripping narratives are synonymous with Halo games. After keeping the appearances of Master Chief slightly more limited in Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries have taken this feedback on board and reverted to a more familiar status quo.

These are the key details regarding Halo Infinite’s story:

  • It will focus more on Master Chief who’s just woken from a deep sleep
  • It has been described as a “spiritual reboot” for the franchise
  • 343 are making the story less complicated than Halo 5: Guardians
  • The Banished will serve as the game’s primary antagonists

It’s clear that 343 Industries wants to keep Infinite’s story a bit more grounded and not require you to have played every Halo game to completely understand all the details.

master chief staring off in halo infinite

Halo Infinite’s Gameplay features

If there’s one area where Halo never fails to impress – it’s gameplay. For years, Halo was built and marketed on being the undisputed number-one first-person shooter in the world. Even though Bungie has branched off to work on Destiny, Halo still retains the exquisite mechanics that garnered positivity and drew fans for years.

Here are some crucial gameplay tidbits for you to know about:

  • Master Chief has befriended a pilot that found him and can drive him around
  • The game features bigger and more expansive levels than before
  • There’s a day & night cycle
  • Master Chief has a new Grapple Hook that can be used for traversal or combat
  • Halo Infinite incorporates a new upgrade system
  • There are new weapons & enemies
  • Multiplayer will be free-to-play at up to 120fps, probably with a Battle Pass system
  • The campaign has a 4-player online co-op
  • Local 2-player split-screen returns after being left out of Halo 5: Guardians

Release Date

At the time of writing, Halo Infinite is confirmed to be releasing in the second half of 2021.

The game’s development has predictably been hindered by unforeseen circumstances. To make sure the game lives up to its hype, the game needs more time.

This is all the information we know about Halo Infinite so far and as more details slowly become public, we’ll make sure we update you.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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Halo Infinite Multiplayer gameplay reveal trailer

Fans got their first look at the adrenaline-fueled action they can expect from the Multiplayer of Halo Infinite in the game’s reveal trailer that was released during E3 2021. The trailer showed off plenty of classic Halo action with plenty of new things for players to experience in 120 FPS on PC and Xbox Series X/S. You can check out the adrenaline-fueled action of the footage below:

According to the official description of the Halo Infinite Multiplayer gameplay reveal trailer, “Halo Infinite builds on the legacy foundations of the series’ sandbox-driven gameplay, including Big Team Battle and Arena. “

“Offering something that’s equal parts fresh and familiar, with a personalized Spartan journey that’s only just beginning at launch – Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will deliver continuous content releases, finely tuned combat, unique modes, and community-driven content for years to come,” the official description concluded.

Halo Infinite Multiplayer gameplay reveal trailer

There will be plenty of changes for the Multiplayer section of the latest entry in the popular first-person shooter franchise in line with recent trends in the video game industry. Infinite’s Multiplayer will be free-to-play and cross-platform between PC and Xbox consoles.

There is no doubt that there is plenty of excitement in the community now, thanks to the release of the Halo Infinite Multiplayer gameplay reveal trailer, and there will be plenty to come in the future before the game’s highly-anticipated Holiday 2021 release date

Halo Infinite Release Date

Right now it is still rumoured to be near the end of 2021.

However, in a recent interview with voice actor Verlon Griffin, we now have reason to believe the game will release sometime during November 2021. This information comes from an episode of the Fadam And Friends podcast, where Griffin accidentally spilled some information regarding the release of the game.

Halo Infinite multiplayer overview livestream coming later today

Halo fans will be able to get a “deeper look” at the game’s multiplayer — and further insight into the development process — later today, thanks to a livestream on the official Halo Infinite YouTube channel.

Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode was a welcome addition to the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, which included plenty of the fast-paced action gameplay we’ve come to expect from the series. If yesterday’s showing has you wanting to know more about Halo Infinite’s multiplayer ahead of its launch later this year, then you might be interested to know that a multiplayer overview stream will be live later today (thanks, VG247). Head to the Halo Infinite YouTube channel at 8am PT/11am ET/4pm BST to find out more about player customisation, sandbox changes, AI enemies, and the tutorial mode (Academy).

343 Industries shared more information about Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode during a livestream on the game’s YouTube channel, covering the new multiplayer sandbox features and the Academy training area.

The Halo Infinite multiplayer mode was premiered during the Xbox & Bethesda showcase on Sunday, but 343 Industries must have thought we could do with a little more information and threw us a short Multiplayer Overview livestream. There was definitely plenty to learn about during the 12-minute stream — the video above — which was very centred on the multiplayer sandbox content the series is known for. Both equipment and items can be scavenged in-game, and you’ll need to decide what to use and when to use it. Of course, if you don’t use it, then you’ll lose it — yeah, it’s a cruel world. You’ll need to decide whether picking up a grappling hook to swing up to a sniper is better than grabbing that Power Weapon and slamming the closest player. Speaking of Power Weapons, the new Razorback (related to the Warthog) has a handy mount on its rear so you can carry large items and turrets with you, even when going for a cruise. This does raise the question of map size and whether we could be in for larger maps where vehicular combat plays a bigger role.

halo infinite multiplayer overview livestream highlights new features

You can expect to see Pelicans flying in with vehicle drops, and supply pods falling out of the sky during multiplayer matches as a new vehicle feature, instead of them just spawning at the bases. Your commander will let you know when and where the supplies will be dropped, so you don’t need to worry about missing it. You’ll also be able to customise your personal AI to suit how you want to play. This voice will be your guiding light, giving you moment to moment updates about what’s going on and what you need to do.

halo infinite multiplayer overview livestream highlights new features

Customisation is going to play a very large part in Halo Infinite, giving you the ability to customise everything from armour effects to individual armour pieces. In fact, 343i says that there will be “millions” of customisation variations when the game launches, even branching into weapon and vehicle customisations. You’ll be able to make edits to your character either in-game or through the Halo Waypoint website or app, and unlock new customisations through the seasonal Battle Pass system.

halo infinite multiplayer overview livestream highlights new features

If you need somewhere safe to stick on your new threads, then Halo Infinite has got you covered with the Academy: an area within the multiplayer experience where you can train against bots, warm up before that big match, or explore the lore and terminology used within the game to better understand what’s going on. This will be a great destination for new players to learn the ropes before being thrust into a lobby of seasoned Spartan slayers.

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Halo Infinite Battle Pass

In the video, the developers revealed how the Battle Pass would work, stating that it will be a one-time purchase, so once you have it, you will not need to purchase it again every season like in other games.

This is pretty unique and will definitely keep players satisfied, especially as the multiplayer is free-to-play.

Further, another unique feature is that players will be able to access items from all the season’s battle passes, meaning if a player has missed a season, they will be able to go back, activate it, and unlock the items within it.

This is great for Halo players and may impact the Battle Pass systems on other games if it is received well. Although we don’t have an official price for the Battle Pass, we can assume it will be a reasonable price considering it is a one-time purchase.

Got my Invite to the technical preview this weekend. Who else got one? I will spam party invites for all i see online.

Details on the Preview in this months waypoint blog post.

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New Halo Infinite leaks tease Battle Royale & Campaign connection

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Halo Infinite is the ‘will it won’t it’ notion of battle royale for 343 Industries’ latest shooter. The long-running sci-fi spectacular is set to return in 2021, and many people have been wondering if it will have battle royale.

Given the success of Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone, it would be easy to suggest that a battle royale is in development for the game.

Now, reputable leaker Tom Henderson, responsible for the early leaking of details for big games such as Battlefield 2042, has said that BR is in development for the game, and also that it will feature story connections and interesting cosmetics.

Halo Infinite wacky paid cosmetics

Tom was discussing various elements of Halo Infinite on his official Twitter account, informing players of what could be to come.

He said: “If you think #HaloInfinite cosmetics are going to be “true to the franchise”, you’re in for a surprise. It seems like they are going down a similar route to Apex Legends to me, with a lot of wacky stuff. One skin appears to be a snowman to release around Christmas for example.”

Paid cosmetics are an accepted practice in modern-day gaming with many live-service games opting to utilize the system. Despite Halo being a traditional and serious game, it could prove to be a mistake for 343 if they didn’t capitalize on this opportunity.

Halo is a household name, and with Halo set for a big launch across Xbox and PC, the chance to bring in extra revenue from optional cosmetics would be a no-brainer.

Halo Infinite battle royale & story

Tom also goes on to make some interesting points regarding battle royale as he says it’s not only “been in development for years,” but that it will also tie into the story.

The #HaloInfinite Battle Royale is also heavily connected to the campaign in a lot of ways. So avoid BR leaks if you don't want campaign spoilers.

I'm not entirely sure what it means for Halo, but I'd imagine it's to incentivize people to purchase the full game in some way.

— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 10, 2021

Just to be clear, I'm not sure if it's been scrapped on not or when/if it will release, but it's been in development for years.

— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 10, 2021

Given that the recent leaks concerning battle royale in Halo Infinite, it is completely believable that the game is going to feature battle royale, whether as part of the game or as a free, standalone extra.

In a year where Battlefield 2042 is releasing and the Call of Duty franchise is set to expand upon its franchise with the rumored Vanguard title, Halo will naturally want all possible measures to get ahead in the FPS race.

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Halo Infinite will not have Forge or co-op Campaign at launch

2021 is going to be an exhilarating year for fans of first-person shooters, with the upcoming releases of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, and Halo Infinite set to usher in the future of the fan-favorite franchises.

This is especially true for Halo Infinite, as it looks to revolutionize many aspects of the high-profile video game series.

However, 343 Industries, the development studio behind Halo Infinite, recently confirmed that the game will not have the popular Forge and Co-Op Campaign modes available for the community to experience when it launches.

Is there Halo Infinite Forge and Co-op Campaign?

In an August 19 developer update video on the official Halo YouTube channel, Halo infinite Creative Director Joseph Staten confirmed to the community that the Forge and Co-op Campaign modes for Halo Infinite have been delayed past launch and will be arriving later on in the future.

Staten stated that the reasoning for why 343 Industries decided to delay the launch of Forge and Co-op Campaign was because the studio felt the two game modes were not yet ready and that they did not want to ship a product that was not up to the quality standards that is expected of the game.

However, Staten explained that Forge and Co-op Campaign would be coming to the game later on in the game’s new seasonal content model, so there will definitely be Forge and a Co-op Campaign at some point. It is just not currently clear when this point will be at this time.

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There is no doubt that there will be plenty of excitement for the Forge and Co-op Campaign game modes when they officially arrive, even if they are arriving later than most players were looking forward to.

Halo: Halo Infinite Season 1 Battle Pass leaked

Although the official launch isn’t too far away, dataminers have already found some information regarding Halo Infinite’s Season 1 Battle Pass, so here are the details.

halo infinite orange armor coating

Halo Infinite Battle Pass leak

Halo Infinite Armor kit

Reddit user Longbongos posted the leaks on the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit with a spoiler warning. The post provides details on the Season 1 Battle Pass for Halo Infinite, as well as links to the images of every tier and reward.

Some of the details revealed include:

  • The title of the Battle Pass is “Noble Sacrifice
  • “The pass has 120 tiers.”
  • “Paid track has a new cosmetic each tier.”
  • “Notable cosmetics are all of noble teams armor.”
  • “The superintendent as a personal AI.”
  • “The free track is average but seems to have less empty spaces between each new item.”
  • “Free track has all the consumables.”

It seems like Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass is going to be a big one, with 120 tiers full of rewards that range from armor to the game’s currency. The rewards will also come in different rarities: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.

The final tier features a Legendary Armor FX called “Judgement Crown: Burning with conviction,” which will most likely cover your character’s armor with a burning effect, making you look like a menace in-game.

It seems like 343 Industries is going all out for Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass system, providing players with an abundance of rewards, even for those who don’t purchase the paid track.


My spartan will look so stylish.

Halo Infinite anti-cheat will respect legitimate players’ privacy

Since crossplay has become more and more mainstream, it appears that cheating has become more common. Halo Infinite, Battlefield 2042, and Vanguard (and its Warzone integration) are the main triple-A shooters coming to both console and PC this year, and all feature crossplay.

Warzone has been plagued with cheaters since its launch, so Activision has cooked up their own kernel-level anti-cheat, and Battlefield 2042 will use easy-anti cheat along with Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Now, 343 Industries have revealed that they’re working on a non-evasive Halo Infinite anti-cheat that will evolve over time.

We’re only a few weeks away from Halo Infinite’s December 8 launch released a video explaining how they built the game for PC, revealing the Halo Infinite anti-cheat efforts.

“When you’re making a competitive game and it’s on PC, you need anti-cheat,” said Mike Romero, the Principle Software Engineering Lead. “That’s all there is to it, it’s gotta happen.”

Michael Vankuipers, 343’s Principal Software Engineer explained that “we made a commitment early on that we don’t want to have any complex DRM or anything that’s gonna inhibit a players’ ability to play the way they want to play.”

He continued, “We want to respect players’ privacy, especially legitimate players’ privacy. We’re going to continue to evolve [the anti-cheat] into whatever is necessary and whatever our players need to have a fair experience.”

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DRM, or digital management rights, anti-cheat has been criticized for privacy issues and lowering PC performance. It appears that DRM might be in place, but they said they don’t want it to be “complex.”

But depending on how bad Halo Infinite’s cheating situation is, they may have to ramp up their anti-cheat measures to provide a fair experience for both Xbox and PC players.