The Halo Infinite release date will be split across multiple different dates, fans of Microsoft’s famous first-person shooter franchise have now learned. And the good news is this: you can now jump into some of the game’s modes!
The Halo Infinite multiplayer release date has already taken place – you can download and play Halo Infinite multiplayer right now on Xbox or PC – but you’ll have to wait until next month for the Halo Infinite campaign release date, and then even further into the future for Halo Infinite co-op and the Forge mode.
So when exactly is the next stage of the Halo Infinite release date, and the one after that? Read on and we’ll explain everything you need to know about the game’s somewhat long-winded rollout.
Halo Infinite release date
The Halo Infinite campaign release date will take place on
Wednesday 8th December 2021. This is the day on which you’ll be able to jump into the main single-player story mode that is the Halo Infinite campaign.
It’s worth noting that the Halo Infinite co-op campaign will be added at a later date, as will the game’s Forge mode, so there’s more stuff to look forward to after the initial launch time.
The Halo Infinite multiplayer release date took place on 16th November 2021, if you were wondering!
Pre-order Halo Infinite Steelbook Edition (£54.99 from Amazon)
Halo Infinite campaign
On Monday 25th October, Microsoft gave us another look at the game and this one put the focus on the campaign. The six-minute trailer starts ominously, warning us that heroes have fallen and then shows us what to expect as humanity fights back. Take a look at the game’s campaign trailer, all about the story, right here:
Halo Infinite console and controller revealed
Microsoft revealed at Gamescom that there will be a limited edition Halo Infinite version of the Xbox Series X console. There will also be a Halo Infinite version of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2 and if you want to know what they will look like, here you go!
We’ll bring you more news on those cool tie-in products as we hear it.
What consoles and platforms will Halo Infinite be released on?
Halo Infinite will be released on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. It will also be available on Windows 10 PC and the xCloud streaming service. So unless you’re a gamer that solely sticks to PlayStation or Nintendo devices, you should have a way to play this exciting new game.
Can I pre-order
Pre-orders have indeed begun for Halo Infinite – there is, for example, a snazzy Steelbook Edition that you can buy from Amazon for £54.99. For fans who’ve been waiting for this game for years and years, the prospect of actually physically holding a copy must be pretty exciting.
Will Halo Infinite launch on Xbox Game Pass?
Yes, Halo Infinite will launch on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. If you don’t mind not having a physical copy, you will be able to play the game through your Xbox Game Pass subscription at no extra cost – it’ll be included in your membership, which is certainly a nice treat for fans.
Halo Infinite gameplay
The main selling point of the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020 was the gameplay trailer for Halo Infinite. Take a look above. The game is very traditional in its look, the environments aren’t a world away, plus the weapons and vehicles. The actual additions are a massive modern step forward though.
Here’s what we now know:
- You have an in-game map called TacMac showing how you can explore the larger Halo ring. The environment is “several times larger than that of the last two Halo games combined”.
- The menu screen has upgrades in it suggesting more RPG style improvements can be made
- Banished is in there, that’s the main antagonist seen in the story before.
- Grappling hook pops up too. This means you can pull up Master Chief towards enemies and objects or reach higher ground. Drop Shield is there too for protection.
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Halo Infinite multiplayer
During the Xbox and Bethesda showcase at E3 2021, Microsoft shared a brand-new multiplayer trailer for Halo Infinite – take a look at it further down this page!
An Xbox Wire blog post followed, confirming that Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free to play and broken up into seasons. The first of these seasons is called Heroes of Reach.
The blog says: “When it comes to gameplay, our goal is to deliver a multiplayer experience that honors classic Halo combat while also offering new players the support needed to jump in and have a great time.”
A tweet from the official Xbox account also mentioned that there will be “a competitive arena and big team battle”, so it sounds like we’ve got a lot to try out!
Read more: All the details on Halo Infinite multiplayer
Halo Infinite trailer
There have been loads of Halo Infinite trailers, so let’s run through the biggest ones! Back in June, the packed E3 2021 schedule offered a brand new Halo Infinite trailer…
A previous Halo Infinite trailer kicked off the Xbox Games Showcase around the launch time of the Xbox Series X console. The gameplay demo is below.
The original trailer is also below, from E3 2019.
Will there be more Halo games?
343 Industries has said Halo has a long future ahead of it. “Halo Infinite is the start of our platform for the future,” said Chris Lee from 343 told IGN. “We want Infinite to grow over time, versus going to those numbered titles and having all that segmentation that we had before. It’s really about creating Halo Infinite as the start of the next ten years for Halo and then building that as we go with our fans and community.”
Future Master Chief stories will fall under the “umbrella” of Infinite still. So rather than just a one-off title, it’s more of a platform. And we’ll be sure to bring more news as we hear it!