Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platform: Xbox & PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter (FPS)
Price: Free-to-play Multiplayer (Campaign $60)
Rating: T for Teen (13+)
Halo Infinite 101
- Halo Infinite is the 6th mainline entry into the popular futuristic FPS franchise. The competitive multiplayer features 4v4 battles across various arenas and game modes such as Slayer, Capture the Flag, Oddball, and Stronghold.
- The following game modes are present in competitive Halo Infinite:
- Team Slayer - A classic team deathmatch mode. The 1st team to reach 50 eliminations or the team with the highest eliminations after 10 minutes will win the game.
- Oddball - 2 teams fight to hold on to a single ball and be the first to possess it for 100 seconds. A game of oddball is best of 3, meaning a team must win 2 rounds to achieve victory.
- Strongholds - Capture and defend at least 2 out of 3 small territories on the map to gain points. Holding all 3 nets more points. The first team to 250 wins.
- Capture the Flag - Invade an opponent's base, size their flag and return it to your team's base to score all while defending your own flag. The first team to 5 captures wins.
- A full match of competitive Halo will feature a rotation of the modes listed above, generally in a best of 3 or best of 5 setup.
- Time to kill (ttk) is high in Halo and involves a player attempting to lower an opponent's shields through various weapons before being able to eliminate them fully.
- Basic competitive loadout:
- Battle Rifle burst weapon
- 2 Grenades
- All players spawn with the same loadout but can pick up stronger weapons and items throughout the arena, therefore, map knowledge is required for success. Arena items/weapons are:
- Weapons - Rocket Launcher, Shotgun, Heatwave, Mangler, Auto Rifle, Plasma Rifle, etc.
- Items - Overshield, Active Camo, Grapple Hook, Thrusters, etc.