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I Can’t Believe We’re Still Debating Halo’s Aim Assist

Like a circular space structure imbued with the power to destroy all sentient life at the push of a button, some things just go on endlessly. Such is the case with discussion around aim assist features in Halo games. Chatter has kicked off fresh following the not-a-beta for the forthcoming Halo Infinite.

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Watch today’s Halo Infinite tech preview livestream here for a first look at BTB

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. We’re getting one more look at Halo Infinite ahead of this weekend’s tech test. As promised, 343 Industries will be hosting a livestream later today to bring us more Halo Infinite updates. The show takes place a few hours before the first of two tech preview weekends goes live. As with the most recent livestream, this one will focus on showing what players will be going hands-on with over the course of these tests. It will also bring us a…

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343 says Halo 5 is not coming to PC, again

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. 343 Industries’ Brian Jarrard shoots down rumors borne from the Geforce Now leak. In a tweet in response to two Halo content creators discussing the recent Geforce Now leak of supposed upcoming games, 343 Industries’ Brian Jarrard denied rumors that Halo 5: Guardians is coming to PC. He said that while it’s possible the leaked list refers to “H5: Forge”, that there’s no plans for Halo 5 to come to PC as of right now, as the team is focused…

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Razer unveils Halo Infinite accessories release date and prices for headset, keyboard, mouse and mat, as esports orgs including Fnatic prepare for Halo Championship Series

Esports News UK hardware coverage brought to you in partnership with Alpha Beta PC Gaming accessories brand Razer has announced four officially licensed Halo Infinite products as the esports plans for the upcoming shooter come to fruition. There’s a Halo Infinite keyboard, mouse, mat and headset, compatible with PC and Xbox. All designs for the Razer Halo Infinite product line are modelled after the image of the iconic Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor worn by the series’ protagonist Master Chief, and come bundled with exclusive Halo Infinite bonus in-game content. Continue reading Razer unveils Halo Infinite accessories release date and prices…

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Halo Infinite datamine reveals battle royale voice line

By Sherif Saed 2 August 2021 13:18 GMT Halo Infinite may be getting one thing or another that’s referred to in game as battle royale.Halo Infinite has had an exciting weekend with its first public multiplayer test, and many people sharing their first impressions of gameplay. The excitement was somewhat overshadowed by a campaign leak, which appears to have spoiled certain events of the game’s story, accidentally left in the game’s files by 343.Watch on YouTubeDatamines of this nature are not surprising, of course, and one such datamine has uncovered a voice clip announcing battle royale. The clip, embedded below,…

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Watch today’s first look at Halo Infinite multiplayer tech preview here

By Sherif Saed 28 July 2021 12:38 GMT We’re finally getting a look at Halo Infinite’s first public test.343 Industries is hosting a special Halo Infinite livestream today to show off the game’s upcoming technical preview. The show will cover what those accepted can look forward to in this initial test.The developer-lead stream takes place today on YouTube and Twitch, at 2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm UK. The first test is scheduled for this weekend: July 29 to August 1, and will only be open to select Halo Insiders. We’ve embedded the Twitch channel below, but you can also follow…

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First Halo: Infinite multiplayer technical test could happen “as soon as next weekend”

By Stephany Nunneley 24 July 2021 17:05 GMT The first Halo Infinite multiplayer technical flight is coming soon, and 343 Industries has outlined what to expect.In the latest Inside Infinite update, 343 went over what players of the Halo: Infinite technical flight will be testing.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the developers, the technical preview will focus on testing the Halo Waypoint companion for mobile and web, and you will also be testing the menu navigation for the Battle Pass UI, challenges, and customization.Insiders will also test multiplayer bots in the Bot Arena playlist, which puts 4 players against 4 Bots on…

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Upcoming Halo TV series loses its showrunner after one season

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 12:08 GMT We may be getting very close to taking a first proper look at the Halo TV series, but the latest news from the upcoming season isn’t particularly positive.After a leak in early June showed off an early look at the upcoming Halo TV series ahead of time, Variety reports that Steven Kane – showrunner on the Paramount-produced series – will not be returning to the show for its second season.The show has largely been filmed in Budapest (following a lot of other TV production during the Covid-19 pandemic) and now, after two years…

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Halo Infinite’s first Season will be called ‘Heroes of Reach’

343 Industries has explained a little bit more about how Halo Infinite‘s free-to-play multiplayer will work and announced some Reach-themed content is coming to the game.Earlier this month, Microsoft and 343 Industries finally lifted the lid on Halo Infinite’s free-to-player multiplayer, and detailed how the shooter’s always-accessible battle passes will work.Now as players around the world chomp at the bit waiting for new information, head of creative Joseph Staten has taken to Halo Waypoint to dish out some more information.“At the center of our plans is a goal to deeply root your multiplayer character in the larger Halo universe and give them a…

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Halo Infinite multiplayer looks like everything I want – I couldn’t be more excited

The delay of Halo Infinite might have been painful last year, but from the multiplayer showing at E3, it’ll have been worth the extra wait – regardless of how the campaign shakes out.Watch on YouTubeAs always after the madness of E3, I’ve taken some time over the last few days to reflect on what I saw this E3 – and the more I think about the show, the more I’m left absolutely desperate to get my hands on one particular game – the Halo Infinite multiplayer.I, like many, was a Halo multiplayer obsessive in the 2000s. I remember hooking my…

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Guild Esports say upcoming academy could be ‘the biggest thing to happen to UK esports for a very long time’

Guild Esports, the London-based esports organisation backed by David Beckham, has spoken confidently about its upcoming academy launch, saying it could be the biggest thing in UK esports for some time. The Guild Academy – set to launch this quarter – will be an online portal and ‘physical athlete-development system’ closely modelled on the success of the Premier League and inspired by David Beckham, who’s been involved in its creation and development. It aims to foster a global fanbase for the organisation, attract talented gamers and mentor them, as well as provide a ‘world-class’ training system including coaching, guidance on…

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Halo Infinite has dynamic weather, but will be missing some fan favorite functionality

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:15 GMT You can’t play as Elites or dual-wield weapons in this upcoming title.We now know a little bit more about what to expect from Halo Infinite.Developer 343 Industries held a live-stream event yesterday to give us a bit more information about the next entry in the Halo franchise. Among other things, the studio revealed that Infinite has a dynamic weather system, which will feature wind and fog systems when the game is launched. Storms and snowstorms might be added after release. There’s also a day-night cycle, which will change how enemies act…

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343 says graphics improvements “finally coming together” for Halo Infinite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 February 2021 17:02 GMT Follows the game’s visuals failing to impress when it was shown off last summer.Developer 343 says that its efforts to improve Halo Infinite’s graphics have “finally come together.”In the latest Inside Infinite over on the Halo website, graphics producer Alex Le Boulicaut said that the various teams at 343 had been polishing the title’s visuals since its gameplay reveal in July 2020. This demo failed to impress fans, with 343 admitting later that it had “work to do” in the game’s graphics.“Following the Campaign demo last July, the team has been…

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Halo TV series to debut on Paramount+ in 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:41 GMT The series has been moved from Showtime to Paramount+.Showtime’s Halo TV series based on the Xbox franchise will not air on the subscription channel as planned, but will instead debut on the Paramount+ service, reports Deadline.The series is produced by Showtime via a partnership with Amblin Television and 343 Industries and will premiere on Paramount+ in Q1 2022.Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+ and it will continue to be led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel.The adaption will cover the 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, and will…

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It’s taken over 10 years, but Halo 3 is getting a brand new multiplayer map

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 13:40 GMT 343 Industries has announced that a new map is coming to Halo 3 via Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and it’ll be the first new map since 2009’s Mythic II Map Pack.In a blog post released on Halo Waypoint on Friday, developer 343 Industries announced that a new map is coming to the game from the canceled Halo Online project that was developed by Saber Interactive.  This is likely the “new place” part of the “new place and way to play” that 343 teased just last week.In case you’re unaware, Halo Online was a free-to-play Halo…