Halo Infinite

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
Developer: 343 Industries
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2021

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'Halo Infinite' Multiplayer Will Be Free To Play, Splits Off From Campaign, Targets Holiday Launch, Shows Gameplay - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 13, 2021 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT

Halo Infinite is the next title in the series. The game focuses on the Master Chief and continue his saga after the events of Halo 5.

When all hope is lost and humanity's fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he's ever faced. The Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief story yet and a ground-breaking free-to-play multiplayer experience.

This next chapter in 343 Industries' legendary Halo franchise invites players to join the venerable Master Chief on an all-new adventure as he uncovers the mysteries surrounding the appearance of "The Pilot" and the desolate remains of a Halo ring.

Begin anew and step inside the armor of humanity's greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.

Explore the epic expanse of a Halo ring for the first time in the most ambitious Halo game ever made.


Halo’s multiplayer combat returns reimagined and evolving over time with seasonal updates, new modes and maps, and community focused content. 

Players can explore endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of on-map weapons and equipment to experience unique gameplay that feels distinctly Halo. 

"When it comes to gameplay, our goal is to deliver a multiplayer experience that honors classic Halo combat while also offering new players the support needed to jump in and have a great time. To that end, we’re introducing the Spartan Academy and Spartan Commander Laurette who will help players familiarize themselves with maps, weapons, and equipment. We’re also introducing bot matches so players new and old can warm up before they hit the battlefield. We’ve got more in store for bots and Academy content over time that we look forward to rolling out as the game evolves.

Lastly, while today is largely a celebration of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer experience, I’d be remiss if I didn’t also speak to those tantalizing bits of the campaign we shared during the showcase. We are continuing the story of the Master Chief and Cortana from Halo 5, but also telling a story that’s welcoming for new players. Cortana’s fate is one of the Infinite campaign’s big mysteries, and early in the story, you will meet a new UNSC AI, “the Weapon”, that was created to help stop Cortana. Together with the Pilot, the Master Chief, and the Weapon begin an epic adventure to explore Zeta Halo, defeat the Banished forces who control the ring, and unravel even more mysteries along the way.  

Speaking on behalf of the whole Halo Infinite team, we’re honored to share our work with you today as we close in on the launch of Halo Infinite this Holiday. We’ve got a lot more to share with you over the coming months, but more importantly there’s so much for you to discover for yourself when the game comes out. Zeta Halo is almost ready for you to explore, and I hope you’re as excited as we are for all the adventures in store."

Coming on day one with Xbox Game Pass on PC, Console, and cloud gaming (Beta). And for the first time, Halo multiplayer goes free-to-play, inviting millions of gamers across Xbox consoles, cloud, and PC to join the fight. 

Key Features:

  • Campaign: When all hope is lost and humanity's fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he's ever faced. Begin anew and step inside the armor of humanity's greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and finally explore the scale of the Halo ring itself.
  • Multiplayer: Halo's legendary multiplayer combat returns, reimagined and evolving over time with seasonal updates, new modes and maps, and community focused content. Create endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of on-map weapons and equipment to experience unique multiplayer gameplay that's unlike anything but Halo. And for the first time, Halo multiplayer goes free to play inviting millions of gamers across Xbox and PC to join the fight.
  • Cross-Platform Gaming: Halo Infinite provides an amazing experience across the Xbox One and newer family of consoles as well as PC with stunning graphics and world-class cross-platform play. And, on Xbox Series X as well as supported PCs, enjoy enhanced features like up to 120FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay that usher in the next generation of gaming.

Halo Infinite is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC for Holiday 2021 at the MSRP of $59.99.


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