Halo fans have had mixed thoughts about how Halo Infinite has been showcased thus far, with the Free-to-Play multiplayer mode getting a ton of love, and the chance to delve back into the world of the campaign.
The Halo series has always had pretty good multiplayer, and you can check out the Halo Infinite competitive settings if you're interested, the single-player stories are a major part of the franchise, giving fans memorable stories and characters, so you can see why people have got super excited for the Halo Infinite campaign despite the lack of co-op at launch.
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Halo Infinite: Campaign Mode And How The Story So Far Can Impact The Next Game
Fans who love the Halo story want to know how Halo Infinite will lead to the next game, so here's everything we've gathered thus far.
The Leadup to Infinite
Before we dive into Halo Infinite's story mode, let us rewind a few years ago to the previous Halo title and also remember that Halo Infinite's story mode is set years after the episodes of Halo 5. At the conclusion of the Halo 5 legendary ending, we are given a teaser of what seems to be a new Halo ring installation that will play some effect into the next title.
Another note from Halo 5 is that we are almost set up for a Cortana villain this time around after her actions towards the back half of Halo 5. Another story mode element that fans have also speculated that could be a factor in Infinite, albeit a small one is the Halo Wars 2 ending. There have been some links to the two-story modes potentially crossing over in some capacity but there is a slim chance.
So, Halo ring, evil Cortana and a Master Chief who has just woken up. Essentially all we know going into Halo Infinite, but we can already predict what is going to happen.
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All We Know So Far
We've finally seen a little bit more info on Halo Infinite thanks to recent updates. Here are all the details from the teasers.
Thankfully to many Halo fans the Master Chief will be the main protagonist heading into Infinite, we know the story is set many years after the events of Halo 5 and the Chief appears to wake up in some sort of distorted space with everything destroyed around him. Master Chief is also woken up and the first thing he witnesses outside is a Zeta Halo ring and the phrase "we lost".
The ring has been taken over by The Banished, a deadly fraction part of The Covenant. The main antagonist seems to be Atriox, who is leading The Banished and as many fans know, served as the central foe in Halo Wars 2.
The path to disrupt Atriox's reign won't be easy, as the dangerous adversary is surrounded by enemies hellbent on ending Master Chief once and for all. But this isn't the only danger Master Chief will face, as the Spartan Killers also stand in the way. These enemies also have their own ulterior motive, with the enemies set on impending Chief's dynasty as the 'Demon'.
We've also seen a Campaign Overview video for Halo Infinite, which you can watch here for more info:
It looks like The Weapon, a new AI companion, will play a significant part in Master Chief's story as they figure out the mystery behind Cortana's recent actions. We also see the Brutes looking absolutely brilliant, and the lush environments of Zeta Halo being charged through by Master Chief on foot or in various vehicles. It's looking like a real treat.
We've also seen glimpses of Infinite's bosses. One of Atriox's trustful henchmen is War Chief Escharum, who is second-in-command to the big baddie and leader of his own The Banished forces. Fans remember him from 2020's campaign demo and returned with a glow-up this year in the gameplay above.
Jega 'Rdomnai has also been showcased, serving as a sword-wielding Elite who is part of the Spartan Killers. The member of the Hand of Atriox is deadly and fierce; determined to feast on Master Chief's doom.
Halo Infinite will be coming out on December 8 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.