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Halo Infinite Just Can’t Catch A Break

Busted challenges. A dysfunctional battle pass. A bunch of ultimately ineffectual “fixes.” A cacophonous uproar of player feedback, much of which isn’t positive. It may sound like the launch-window era of Halo Infinite, but no: This is Halo Infinite today, six months after its launch, during the first week of its second season.

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Vexed Gaming acquires US organisation Mock-It Esports, returns to Halo with all-UK roster

UK-based esports organisation Vexed Gaming has today announced the acquisition of US-based organisation Mock-It Esports and all its assets for an undisclosed fee. The move means that all of Mock-It’s operations and branding will cease to exist – and will instead be absorbed into the Vexed Gaming ecosystem. As part of this acquisition, Vexed has also acquired and agreed terms with Mock-It’s competitive EU-based all-UK Halo Infinite roster, which will play under the Vexed banner for future tournaments. Continue reading Vexed Gaming acquires US organisation Mock-It Esports, returns to Halo with all-UK roster

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Halo Infinite had the biggest launch in Halo history

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. And Forza Horizon 5 isn’t doing too bad either. Microsoft announced during its Q2 2022 financials call to investors that Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 are very popular with players. During the call, Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella announced million of players have jumped into the latest iterations of the popular franchises. Halo Infnite for instance has over 20 million folks playing it, making the game the biggest launch in Halo history. Those figures aren’t too surprising. The…

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Halo Infinite Credits will be earnable through the battle pass when Season 2 kicks off

When Halo Infinite Season 2 kicks off, Credits will be earnable through the battle pass. 343 Industries announced the change overnight, and this means you will no longer have to pay real money for Credits once the change is made. Instead, they will be earned through progression. The studio said it will have more to share on this as it gets closers to Season 2. A date for Season 2 has not been provided, but it is expected to go live sometime this spring. This news comes on the heels of 343 reducing the price of items available on the…

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Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

Microsoft’s $68.7bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard announced today can offer a fresh start for the beleaguered publisher, as well as fans of its games and esports, though there is still frustration that Bobby Kotick is retaining his job and a long road ahead to regaining trust with gamers. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his thoughts on what the deal might mean for the industry and esports in the future. Continue reading Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

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343 Industries is cutting the price of Halo Infinite store items this week

Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries is “focused on reducing pricing” on store items, per the studio’s head of design Did you really want to buy those wonderful cat ears in Halo Infinite, but thought the asking price in the store was just a bit too steep? Did you want to pick up that Mister Chief meme bundle but balked at the idea of emptying your wallet for the pleasure? Well, don’t fret – developer 343 Industries has confirmed that prices in the Halo Infinite store will be revised (and lowered) this week. “We’ve been monitoring the discussions on the Shop,…

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Splitgate PlayStation playerbase has increased in wake of Halo Infinite launch

Via an interview with The Loadout, Ian Proulx discusses Halo’s affect on Splitgate, the shooter’s popularity in 2021, and future goals. For those out there who may have worried about the longevity of Sci-fi shooter Splitgate in the wake of Halo Infinite’s release late last year, worry not! In an interview with The Loadout, 1047 Games co-founder Ian Proulx has revealed that the player count for the game on PlayStation consoles has actually risen since Halo’s launch. The interview, which covers a variety of topics such as the game’s monumental success during 2021, the future of the game heading into…

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Halo Infinite has cat ears now, and people are loving it

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The Purfect Audio epic helmet attachment is now in the game, and it’s causing quite the uproar As Halo Infinite players are well aware, there’s a wild amount of cosmetics available from both the battle passes and store that allow players to customize and personalize their Spartan. That being said, it’s likely that no cosmetic added to the game has caused as much of a stir than the Purfect Audio helmet attachment – also known as the cat ears. This…

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Halo Christmas event ‘Winter Contingency’ starts today

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The Christmas-themed event runs until January 4th and features 10 suitably jolly rewards. Halo Infinite is getting its first Christmas event, with Winter Contingency, launching today. This holiday-ready event offers players the chance to unlock 10 suitably festive rewards and lasts until January 4th. Between today and December 30th, a new reward will be released every day. These rewards will be comprised of armour pieces, a nameplate, emblems, an armour attachment Spartan and weapon coatings and a special backdrop. So…

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Microsoft needed to use Xbox Series X dev kits for the Halo Championship Series

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The console maker couldn’t secure enough retail consoles for the event due to the chip shortage. IGN reported that Microsoft needed to resort to using some Xbox Series X dev kits for the Halo Infinite Halo Championship Series tournament, showing that even the company that makes the console has trouble getting its hands on it due to the ongoing chip shortage. In a tweet made by Halo esports and viewership lead at 343 Industries Tahir Hasandjekic, he said that the…

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Halo Clash Series details announced: Nottingham’s Confetti Institute to host the UK’s first Halo Infinite studio event, an international collegiate tournament for charity

The Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham is hosting a new international collegiate Halo esports tournament. The Halo Clash Series will take place on January 7th, 8th and 9th 2022, with the winning team deciding which charity will receive funds raised through viewer Twitch donations. The format and number of teams are to be confirmed. It will be the first live studio event in 2022 for the newly released Halo Infinite game, which announced its esports push and partnerships with ESL, DreamHack and Faceit last month. Continue reading Halo Clash Series details announced: Nottingham’s Confetti Institute to host the…

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Lando Norris’ org Quadrant signs first esports team, will be playing in the Halo Championship Series 2021 Kickoff Major

British Formula 1 driver and streamer Lando Norris is bringing his Quadrant gaming brand into the 2021 Halo Championship Series (HCS). Lando Norris set up Quadrant a year ago as mainly a streaming content creation team – now it’s taken the plunge into esports and will be taking part in the HCS 2021 Kickoff Major in North Carolina this week. Quadrant has signed its first esports team, an all-French Halo roster comprising TchiK, SLG, Nurix and Fragxr, who competed for OEX in the qualifying stages of the upcoming event and will now be representing the UK organisation. Continue reading Lando…