Halo Infinite’s Campaign Promises More Open World Exploration

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Halo Infinite

Xbox has released a new video full of details regarding the campaign for the upcoming game Halo Infinite. The video breaks down the campaign and shows new abilities, new enemies, and more.

Halo Infinite Campaign Details

The description to the video reads, “The Banished have defeated UNSC forces and taken control of the mysterious Zeta Halo, threatening the survival of humankind. When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief returns to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Here’s a fresh look at the Halo Infinite campaign that introduces players to true Spartan freedom in the biggest, most wide open and adventure-filled Halo experience yet, launching on December 8 2021.

The trailer begins with a brief refresher on the status quo for Master Chief and humanity in its latest interstellar crisis. Players get a glimpse of how Master Chief will explore the new open world and fight through enemy bases “any way they choose” as the trailer says.

This sneak peek at Infinite’s campaign also promises a stronger narrative focus on Master Chief himself. Balancing open-world exploration with classic Halo combat and the continuation of the franchise’s sprawling sci-fi story will make for a stuffed experience.

Among the new narrative plot threads being introduced, the trailer shows off Master Chief’s new AI companion, codenamed “The Weapon” who claims she was designed to neutralize Cortana.

We also got a glimpse at Master Chief selecting vehicles from a holographic menu, and the forward operating bases which players can liberate from enemy control. These operating bases, once brought under control, reveal features of the map in the surrounding area, and act like the towers in other open world games like in the Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series.

Halo Infinite will also introduce some RPG-style upgrading elements, with experience points that players can use to spec out their Master Chief to their liking.

Halo Infinite is also looking to craft memorable boss battles, with several larger-than-average enemies appearing in the trailer. Combined with all of the other new elements being introduced, Halo Infinite appears to be balancing open world game design with more familiar single-player FPS mission types.


Halo Infinite Release Details

Halo Infinite was initially meant to be an Xbox Series X|S launch title last year, but was delayed. It will now release on December 8th on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The campaign will launch along with Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode.

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