Halo Infiniteby tbleong Dec 30, 2021 | 1 Votes | 86 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Halo Infinite is the 6th game in the Halo franchise that features a free-to-play multiplayer mode. Assume the mantle of mankind’s greatest hero as the Master Chief, follow up the story of Cortana, explore and uncover the deepest secrets of Zeta Halo, and fight against the Banished in Halo Infinite! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter (FPS) game and the 6th game in the Halo franchise developed by 343 Industries. It continues the story from Halo 5: Guardians in a paid campaign mode, and features a free-to-play multiplayer mode. Assume the mantle of mankind’s greatest hero as the Master Chief, follow up the story of Cortana, uncover the deepest secrets of Zeta Halo, and fight against Atriox, the ruthless leader and his gang of alien mercenary, the Banished, in Halo Infinite!
On the mysterious Forerunner ringworld Zeta Halo, also known as Installation 07, the Banished, which is a mercenary branch of the alien Covenant Empire, have decimated the UNSC forces and seized control of Installation 07, hence posing a serious threat to the survival of mankind in the galaxy. Master Chief returns as the main protagonist who will fight against this new alien threat, together with a UNSC pilot called Echo 216. In this game, players can fight aliens, explore the open world of Zeta Halo, follow up on the story of Cortana the AI companion for Master Chief, and uncover Zeta Halo’s deepest mystery that has been hiding under the ring’s surface for eons…
Halo Infinite features a huge campaign of 16 missions that takes place on the ringworld Zeta Halo. The campaign combines a linear mission structure that is similar to most FPS games with an all-new open world exploration mode on the sprawling surface of the ringworld. Players join the game as the Master Chief and travel across vast Covenant alien space battleships and Forerunner alien structures to fight the Banished on Zeta Halo. The map in this game is expansive and full of enemy encounters so there is never a dull moment in the game. However, it is worth to note that the campaign is a paid content while the multiplayer modes are free.
Halo Infinite stays true to the franchise, and is filled with all the familiar characters (and aliens), weapons and even vehicles. Be it the trusty MA40 AR assault rifle which is the staple weapon for UNSC Spartan soldiers, or the well-known alien Needler with its iconic design of long pink shards sticking out the gun barrel, Halo Infinite is definitely the game to quench Halo fans’ thirst after a 6 years’ gap since Halo 5: Guardians. Halo Infinite also offers character, weapons and vehicle customization for those who like to add a personal touch to their killing machine. Classic Halo vehicles such as the Warthog and Scorpion for UNSC, and Banshee and Ghost for Covenant are also back for more action in Halo Infinite.
The multiplayer modes are for players who are seeking to play competitively or just for the adrenaline rush. Currently, the multiplayer mode types can be divided into two categories, i.e. Arena and Big Team Battle. In Arena, there are Slayer, Capture the Flag, Oddball, Stronghold and the rare Fiesta mode. In Slayer, two teams of four players compete to achieve the highest number of kills in 12 minutes. Capture the Flag is a common mode in multiplayer FPS games, whereby players have to capture the opposing team’s flag while defending your own from being captured. In Oddball, two teams compete to hold onto the flaming skull as long as possible until one of the team reaches 100 points. Strongholds is another common mode in which two teams compete with each other to capture three zones on the map, and the first team that scores 200 points wins the match. Lastly, Fiesta is somewhat like the Slayer mode, except that you spawn with two random weapons in the match, and can only swap weapons by getting them from your teammates or fallen players.
Big Team Battle modes are actually mostly similar to Arena modes, other than they involve more players, more adrenaline rushes and have slightly different victory conditions. In Slayer, two teams of 12 players compete to reach 100 kills in 15 minutes on a much larger map. In Total Control mode, two teams of 12 players vie for control of three zones on a huge map. If one team manages to capture all three zones simultaneously, they will be awarded one point, and new zones will spawn at different locations. The first team to achieve three points within 15 minutes wins the match. Next on the list is Capture the Flag, which is the same as the Arena variant but on a bigger map and longer duration. The last, for now, is Stockpile mode. This is a 12 vs 12 match in which the two teams have to collect ‘Power Seeds’ that spawns on the map and store them at their base to score points. For every five Seeds deposited, the team will get one point and the first team to achieve three points within 15 minutes wins the match. Players can kill the enemy to stop them from depositing the Seeds at their base. For most of the Big Team Battle modes, vehicles are introduced to allow players to quickly traverse across the map to reach their goal.
Although Halo Infinite was just recently released in early December 2021, it can already boast a peak of more than 250,000 concurrent players. Its large player base has allowed very short waiting time for multiplayer games, especially if you are not picky on the types of multiplayer mode. This is also partly due to the game mixes players across PC and Xbox, hence increasing the player base and shortening multiplayer queue time. However, Halo Infinite is suffering from the influx of cheaters and hackers due to the game only relying on its behavior-based anti-cheat system, which is not really working at the moment.
Halo Infinite boasts amazing 3D graphics, and is definitely an eye candy for most as what Halo fans would expect from the franchise. However, the game does consume a lot of graphic card memory if running at the highest quality and resolution. The voice-acting, soundtrack and sound effects are also very good, which is on par with other AAA games.
In the nutshell, 343 Industries did not disappoint Halo fans with 6th game in the franchise, and the game is poised to continue to grow in its content with the introduction of Seasons. Although fans may have to pay to access the campaign section of Halo Infinite, they can still get a taste of the gameplay through the multiplayer modes which are free for all. This free-to-play multiplayer option, however, attracts cheaters and hackers, and the developer should work on improving the current anti-cheat system or risk losing players. Nonetheless, the game is still growing with constant updates, so if you are a fan of the Halo series, or just looking for a slick multiplayer FPS with amazing graphics, tarry not and try out Halo Infinite!