343 Industries dropped the first multiplayer footage for Halo Infinite at yesterday’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Conference. It also provided more details on returning modes like Big Team Battle and Arena but there’s even more for the ardent fan. A new multiplayer overview video is live which shows even more gameplay mixed with statements from the development team.
The video also offered its fair share of new details. Loot crates, loot boxes or any random chance boxes aren’t included and there is a Battle Pass system. But perhaps the coolest thing about Battle Passes is that they don’t expire and you can purchase old ones to unlock new content at any point in time. Battle Pass items also won’t be available via the in-game store. Also, that snazzy samurai armor seen in the reveal is an event skin and earned for free.
For customization, players will have armor emblems and effects, armor pieces (including the visor), helmet attachments, prosthetics and more for their character. They can also choose from different body types and voices along with a Personal AI. The AI has its own unique look and personality that will offer various pointers. 343 Industries describes the amount of customization options available at launch as offering “millions” of combinations.
Halo Infinite releases this holiday season for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. Multiplayer launches alongside the campaign and will be free for all players. Technical previews for the same will go live later this Summer.