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Everything We Know So Far About Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite is coming soon, but not fast enough. It is one of the most anticipated games ever to release for the Xbox. Halo Infinite's devs plan to fulfill the wishes of its fans. They are making bold promises, and we are clinging on to any news that they can give us.

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Halo Infinite could be more innovative than any game of the previous decade. It makes use of the new Slipspace Engine, which will offer photorealistic graphics and "new levels of emotion." Halo Infinite is rapidly approaching, and we couldn't be more ecstatic. This is everything we know so far about Halo Infinite. 

10 Halo Infinite's Trailers Contain Secret Messages

There is more than what meets the eye to the "Discover Hope" Halo Infinite trailer. A secret message in the form of a QR code was embedded in the trailer. It needed to be unscrambled, but apparently the trailer contained a 40-second audio file of what may be Cortana's voice saying, "This...this is part of me. I don't know why. I don't know how...but it is me.". Apparently, someone also found a code for an Xbox Game Pass subscription. We don't know if future Halo Infinite trailers will contain free content, but we wouldn't be surprised.

9 It Will Be Included With Xbox Game Pass

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Microsoft has made a commitment to bringing as many exclusives to Xbox Game Pass as humanly possible. We've already seen Xbox One exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, Halo Wars 2, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection release on Game Pass.

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Xbox Game Pass has proven to be a cost-effective service for those who want to rent a collection of games instead of paying for them outright. With Halo Infinite confirmed for the service, many of us will be renewing our subscriptions.

8 Halo Infinite Will Be A Spiritual Reboot

According to a post on a blog by one of Halo Infinite's developers, Halo Infinite will be a spiritual reboot. This means that Halo Infinite could loosely follow in the path of Halo 5: Guardians but will be mostly a new story. The story of Halo 5: Guardians showed the conflict between Fireteam Osiris and Blue Team; it is also about the return of the Forerunners.

A spiritual reboot is precisely what Halo Infinite needs to separate itself from Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, which were not as well-received as the original Halo trilogy.

7 Halo Infinite Will Feature Another Halo Ring

According to windowscentral.com, "For the first time, it appears that we'll be headed to Installation 07, or Zeta Halo." Zeta Halo is thriving with wildlife since the Forerunners (an ancient civilization) used it to preserve species. Scientists consider Zeta Halo to be the most mysterious of all the Halo installations. Found in the Milky Way galaxy, Zeta Halo is looking more and more like the setting for Halo Infinite. This is, of course, based on what we've seen in the Halo Infinite trailers.

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6 It's Going To Release For Xbox One And PC

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In addition to releasing for the highly anticipated Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite will also release for Xbox One and PC. This is big news for PC players who have been eagerly waiting for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC release. It is confirmed that Halo: Reach will also launch for the PC. If Halo Infinite is anything like previous Halo games, it will launch for console first and PC later. As of now, the only Halo main series game to launch for the PC is Halo: Combat Evolved.

5 It Will Be A Project Scarlett Release

Both Project Scarlett and Halo Infinite are slated for a Holiday 2020 release. Microsoft confirmed that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the platform. We don't know what the game will look like since Microsoft hasn't revealed gameplay yet. So far, the "Discover Hope" cinematic trailer looks promising. If Microsoft follows suit with the Xbox One X, Project Scarlett could be the most powerful console in the world. There are still so many unknowns, but it doesn't hurt to speculate in the meantime.

4 Forge Mode Is Going To Make A Huge Return

We can criticize Halo games for several things, but admittedly, Forge has been consistent throughout the years. The first Forge mode was released for Halo 3, and it was included with every Halo main series game afterward. Forge enables players to create unique levels or make changes to existing ones. With the ability to share your creations in Halo 5: Guardians and one of the most advanced toolkits of creator tools, Halo 5: Guardians is a masterpiece. We now know that Forge mode will return to Halo Infinite bigger and better than ever.

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3 It Won't Have Loot Boxes But Might Have Microtransactions

Chris Lee, the Studio Head at 343 Industries, confirmed that the game "will not include real-money loot boxes." Due to the fact we've seen a job posting for a microtransactions expert, it is looking like Halo Infinite might have some form of microtransactions. Of course, microtransactions can be beneficial for players who want to unlock multiplayer gear without having to grind, but it can also alienate a game's fanbase. There is a considerable margin for error when it comes to microtransactions, but at least the game isn't going to have loot boxes.

2 Halo Infinite Will Have Armor Customization Like Halo: Reach

Halo Infinite is going to have armor customization that are more akin to Halo: Reach than what we've seen in Halo 5: Guardians. More and more, customization is becoming an integral part of first-person shooter games. Halo: Reach is widely regarded as one of the best Halo games, and it seems as if 343 Industries is headed in the right direction. Give us more helmet customization, torso variants, and weapon skins. Halo Infinite looks promising and this news couldn't be more delightful.

1 The Story Will Focus More On Master Chief

It appears as if Halo Infinite's story will focus more on Master Chief and less on the Spartan Locke's Team Osiris. It would make sense since traditionally, the Halo games have focused on Master Chief. As one of video games' most recognizable characters, we would love for our beloved protagonist to be a bigger part of Halo Infinite. 343 Industries is going to have to go back to its roots and take after games like Halo 2 and Halo 3, and be less like Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. They can accomplish this with a compelling story-driven narrative and unique level designs.

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