Halo Infinite: Release Date, Trailer, Xbox Series X, Ray Tracing, PC Requirements, Xbox One, Multiplayer, Game Pass and More

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For a long time, fans were wondering what Halo 6 would entail. Now, we know that Halo Infinite is the next instalment in the franchise. We’ve got both a first look and a little gameplay preview, too! Although… We all remember Craig, right?

The next Halo title will follow Master Chief’s story and feature a new faction of enemy: The Banished. The Banished originally featured as a splinter faction in Halo Wars 2. In addition to this, it aims to be bigger and better. This makes sense given the newly-built capabilities of the next-generation of consoles.

Below, we’ve collated everything you need to know about the upcoming Halo title…

Halo Infinite Trailer and Gameplay

First up, we have the “Discover Hope” Cinematic trailer that accompanied the initial announcement at E3 2019. It offers up an exciting look at Master Chief’s updated design, but little else.

Below, you can also see the Halo Infinite campaign gameplay premier. This eight-minute demo was shared by 343 Industries and offers an exciting look into what’s in-store…

This gameplay demo appears to begin in a similar way to the Cinematic Trailer above, with the same unnamed character appearing in both.

Halo Infinite Release Date

Halo Infinite is currently slated to launch at some point in the second half of 2021. The title was originally due to launch alongside the Xbox Series X|S consoles, however it was delayed in order to “ensure the team has adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets [343 Industries] vision.”

With November 15 2021 being the 20th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved, it almost seems poetic that the title release then. However, there is no official date yet.

Xbox Exclusivity

As an Xbox-Exclusive title, Halo will traditionally only be available on Xbox consoles. There is no word that it won’t be launched on the Xbox One alongside the Xbox Series X|S yet.

Halo Infinite
Credit: 343 Industries

It also may come to PC, although nothing has been confirmed yet.

Pre-Order Information

There is currently no way to pre-order a physical copy of Halo Infinite. However, an active Game Pass subscription might afford pre-loading, as this has similarly been an option in the pass.

Game Pass & Game Pass for PC

As a first-party title, Halo Infinite is expected to launch in full on Xbox’s Game Pass subscription.

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In addition to this, it will also be coming to Windows 10 via Game Pass for PC.

New Weapons In Halo Infinite

Thanks to IGN, we have a list of some of the new weapons that will be appearing in Halo Infinite. Check them out below:

  • Ravager: Three-round burst, Energy Weapon, Banished
  • Mangler: Semi-Automatic, Heavy Physical Projectiles, Banished
  • CQS48 Bulldog: Pump-Action Shotgun, Traditional Shell, UNSC
  • VK78 Commando: Full-Auto, Physical Projectiles, UNSC
  • Pulse Carbine: Similar to the traditional classic Covenant Carbine

Additional Information

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play and support 120FPS on the Xbox Series X. This is a huge step forward for fan engagement and undoubtedly due to the rising popularity of free-to-play Battle Royale titles like Fortnite and Warzone.

Despite the claims above, however, 343 Industries have addressed the possibility of a Battle Royale and confirmed they aren’t planning one for Halo Infinite.

From the gameplay footage above, we can see that this Halo title aims to have a more open-world mission structure than previous entries into the series. Despite this, 343 Industries have confirmed that Master Chief’s story is still very-much integral to the narrative and there is a linear story to follow there.

“What you saw in the demo that we showed, you have this map. There’s this huge open section of the ring. As you get to that point in the game, this is several hours into the campaign, then you have the ability to traverse that whole area and explore where you want to go on the ring.”

343 Industries Studio Head, Chris Lee

Through this “Open World”, players will be able to tackle multiple quest-lines and find a number of new weapons and upgrades to help Master Chief take the fight to The Banished.

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There has also been a confirmation that Forge Mode is returning to Halo with Halo Infinite. However, it’s unsure as to whether this is included in the free-to-play multiplayer experience.

That’s it for now regarding Halo Infinite. Are you confident 343 Industries can win-back the fans and deliver a stand-out Halo experience?

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