Halo Infinite: How To Play Fiesta

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Halo Infinite's first big event, Fracture: Tenrai, brought a host of new battle pass goodies as well as a new game mode in Fiesta.

Fiesta is a hectic experience that pits players against each other in Arena matches. We break down everything you need to know about the limited-time mode.

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What Is Fiesta?

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Fiesta is a Slayer mode that throws players into a 4v4 team deathmatch, but each Spartan spawns with a different loadout.

Samurai Spartan shoots a gun.
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Credit: 343 Industries

So, you could spawn with the most brute weapon like a Gravity Hammer, or even the explosive Rocket Launcher. Others can find themselves with something less powerful like the Plasma pistol, so anything goes in Fiesta.

There are no power items available throughout the matches, while equipment pads and weapon racks have also been removed.

How To Start Fiesta

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Fiesta can be found in the main menu, above the main multiplayer mode of Quick Play. It will be titled, 'Fracture: Tenrai - Fiesta'. Simply select the game mode and it will search for a match.

Main menu of Halo Infinite's multiplayer.
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Credit: Xbox Games Studios

Playing Fiesta Will Help Battle Pass Progress

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Playing Fiesta will help complete certain Fracture Tenrai weekly challenges and in turn, help you rank up the battle pass. Certain objectives are exclusive to Fiesta and will pop up differently for each player. When completed, they will provide XP.

Main battle pass and challenges menu in Halo Infinite.
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Credit: Xbox Games Studios

Here are some of the objectives:

  • Two Awakenings - Earn double kills in Fiesta (1)
  • A Life Unflowered - Kill enemy Spartans in Fiesta matches (10)
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  • Autumn Wind of Eve - Complete Fiesta Matches (2)

Fiesta Available Dates

At the moment, 343 Industries has announced Fiesta for three separate weeks taking place at various times in the next three months:

  • November 23, 2021 – November 29, 2021
  • January 4, 2022 – January 10, 2022
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  • February 1, 2022 – February 7, 2022

This means that, at the time of writing, Fiesta isn't currently available in Halo Infinite.

Keep an eye on this page as we'll keep adding more details on any new Fiesta news. If you want to find out other ways to work through the Samurai-themed event, check out our recommendations on the best ways to level up the Fracture Tenrai Battle Pass.