Master Chief is Looking Badass in the Latest Halo Infinite Campaign Trailer

With the official launch just a week away, 343 Industries dropped one more campaign trailer for Halo Infinite and boy does Master Chief looks like a total badass.

The trailer also gives a bit more insight into the story, which has been kept well under wraps by the dev team.

Halo Infinite launches on December 8, 2021, and like all Microsoft exclusives, will be available day and date on Xbox Game Pass.

As a bonus, Microsoft has also announced via a blog post that subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will gain access to monthly bonuses for Halo Infinite. That should help gamers level up a bit quicker.

[Source: Microsoft]

Halo Infinite Devs Have Heard The Concerns and Assure Changes Are Coming to Improve Progression and Counter Cheating

343 Industries Community Manager John Junyszek has taken to Twitter regarding concerns gamers have with Halo Infinite’s XP, progression system, and cheating.

This will certainly give a jolt to your progression and is a step in the right direction. It also appears that this may be the first of many tweaks to improve the system.


“We believe this increase will help address those slower initial payouts while also benefiting those of you jumping on each and every day…

We know many of you want even larger changes and we’re committed to doing so, but those will take time. We made this update based on data and player feedback, and we’ll monitor its impact after we push it live tomorrow morning. As always, keep sharing your feedback!”

343 Industries Community Manager, John Junyszek

Regarding the situation with cheating, that is not going to be a quick fix.

There is currently no option to report a player from within the game yet, even though Junyszek said that 343 Industries knows this is a feature that gamers want. In the interim, he recommends that gamers report suspected cheaters using the following website. He even recommends that players provide video evidence of the cheating bastards in action.

Junyszek did not mention whether 343 Industries has any plans to allow players to opt-out of cross-play, as it appears the majority of culprits are coming from the PC side.

Halo Infinite releases on December 8, 2021, even though copies of the game are starting to appear out in the wild.

[Source: Twitter]

Halo Infinite Discs Are Starting to Appear Early

Halo Infinite does not officially launch until December 8, 2021, but physical copies of the game have already started to appear in public.

See below for an example of an actual copy of Halo Infinite, in what appears to be the inside of a chicken coup.

This game has been in development for quite some time and the developers have done a great job of keeping the campaign story relatively under wraps, but that is going to be tough with discs out in the wild ahead of launch.

[Source: Twitter]

Does Halo Infinite Already A Cheating Problem? Console Players Call for Option to Turn Off Cross-Play

Console gamers are calling on Microsoft and developer 343 for an option to turn off cross-play on Halo Infinite as more reports of cheating come to light.

The issues are being documented on the Halo subreddit, as it appears cheating is starting to become a noticeable problem since the free multiplayer beta was launched on November 15, 2021.

Take a look below for an example. This dude is either snorting Adderall or using an aimbot. Maybe both?

I do think that the announcer sounds great in French.

Folks have also been posting on Twitter examples of cheaters, like this fella who “no scopes” like nobody’s business.

It doesn’t help that you can’t report these cheating bastards from within the game, but if you encounter any of them you should definitely report them using the Xbox App via their Gamertag. 343 should look into the reporting function as well, just add that to the list.

Even Dr. Dissrespect is getting in on the act. Now you know shit is starting to get real.

Microsoft and 343 need to fix this, this game is far too good to be dragged into the muck. I’m no developer, but there seem to be some easy solutions to get this rebalanced.

[Source: Reddit, Twitter]

Halo Infinite Co-op and Forge Mode Release Delayed Minimum 3 Months

Halo Infinite‘s Campaign co-op will be delayed to May 2022 and Forge may be delayed even further according to 343 Head of Creative.

In an interview with Eurogamer, 343 Head of Creative, Joseph Staten, has confirmed that with the extension of Halo Infinite Season 1 by 3 months, Forge and Campaign co-op, which was always intended to be launched with Season 2 anyway, will be pushed out as well.

Season 1 was originally planned to span 3 months, but it will now run for 6 months, so it makes sense for everything to push out accordingly. Hard and fast dates however have not been confirmed.


“We can’t commit to any hard dates right now, because as we’re seeing with this multiplayer beta, other things might move up in the priority stack for us. If it turns out that our progression system just isn’t working the way that we intended, if we need to move some of these bigger rocks sooner, then we as a team will make those decisions and will clearly communicate to our fans why we’re why we’re doing certain things.”

Joseph Staten via Eurogamer

At this point, I can’t really fault 343 for taking their time to ensure that everything is top-notch. I have been thoroughly enjoying the multiplayer which is highly polished. If the campaign launches with the same level of quality then we’re in store for a good time. 343 seems to be outputting quality with the additional time so I say let them have it.

[Source: Eurogamer]

The Halo Infinite Xbox Series X Console Has A Hidden Easter Egg

I was able to get my hands on an Xbox Series X at launch last year, but don’t think for a second that I didn’t try to get my hands on the limited edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X. I was not able to land one, but I suppose I shouldn’t be selfish. I did consider myself fortunate to even have landed a standard Xbox Series X, to begin with, that is until I saw the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X in the wild.

For those that did manage to snag a Halo Infinite Xbox Series X, there is a hidden surprise, provided they own a black light.

The hidden symbol was discovered by Reddit user Demon_King_Lamb. When viewed under UV or black light, a Zeta Halo symbol is revealed.

Microsoft has clearly put a lot of effort into the Xbox Series X, and the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X makes a sexy-looking console, look even sexier. I now want one more than ever.

[Source: Reddit]

Surprise – Halo Infinite Multiplayer Is Available Now

The cat was let out of the bag early on this, but today Microsoft made it official during its Xbox 20th Anniversary event. Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode is available now.

Gamers can access the free standalone mode now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It will become available on Xbox Cloud Gaming later today at some point.

The full campaign is scheduled to launch on December 8 at which point all your multiplayer progress will carry over.

[Source: Microsoft]

Try Not to Get “Feels” Watching the Latest Halo Infinite Teaser

Halo Infinite launches December 8, 2021, and 343 is practically releasing a new trailer daily to drum up hype.

The latest trailer features a UNSC soldier sharing an emotional story through sign language as he was injured in a battle. The viewer learns that this battle he’s recounting was significant as it led to the discovery of energy shield technology that would ultimately end up in the armor that is used by Master Chief as well as all Spartans.

No gameplay in this trailer this time around. Just very well acted and tastefully presented.

[Source: Microsoft]

Xbox Website Goes Back In Time With Original Xbox Styling To Celebrate the 20th Anniversary

True story – twenty years ago I wanted to get the newly released original Xbox, but my girlfriend of the time was against it. She wanted me to stop playing video games entirely and be more of an adult. I bought an Xbox anyway, and seven months later I dumped her crazy ass. Best two decisions I ever made.

So seeing the Xbox website go retro is pretty cool. Fills me full of nostalgia of simpler times, the birth of a brand that I have become a fan of, and was the genesis of me getting out of a toxic relationship.

[Source: Microsoft]