Season 5 of Halo Infinite, the widely acclaimed video game, marks an exciting high point in its live service era. The latest update promises to amplify the joy for the players by introducing a wealth of new multiplayer content along with the inclusion of AI in the game's popular Forge mode.
Adding to this lively buzz, the new event Operation: Combined Arms debuts today, offering a free 20-tier Operation Pass that brims with fascinating customization rewards. This jam-packed event will run until December 19th, giving gamers plenty of time to explore and win a plenitude of prizes. The rewards gamers can unlock include all-new armor and vehicle coatings, eye-catching emblems, and visors.
The excitement doesn't stop here, however. Alongside these offerings, 343, the developers behind the game, have recreated and reintroduced some classic maps from the enviable Halo 3. These remakes have been done in partnership with the community, embracing the essence of playable nostalgia.
The update will include seven such maps, which will be available in the new matchmaking playlist. Players can anticipate revisiting favorite levels such as Guardian, The Pit, and Narrows, amongst others.
Here is a closer look at the new updates introduced.
As part of the nostalgia-driven collaboration, a bonus map, 'Critical Dewpoint’, has also been introduced to commemorate Halo's partnership with Mountain Dew.
Rounding off this list of enticing updates is something for the armour lovers. The new Mjolnir Mark V armour has been introduced as a challenge unlock, and it will be available for in-game purchase in the Shop. Gamers who are storied fans of Halo's armour aesthetics will surely appreciate this addition to their collection.
With all these additions, the game hopes to keep its player base engaged, interested and satisfied. The incorporation of the revered Halo 3 maps reveals a sound understanding of the player-base's demands, effectively merging nostalgia with new content. The 20-tier pass, loaded with customization rewards, further ups the ante for the gamers, offering tangible goals to strive for within the game whilst enhancing their armory and appearance.
However, the modern-era gaming community is diverse and its wants and needs are equally varied. While these updates have undoubtedly brought a sparkle to the eyes of long-term fans and customisation enthusiasts, there might be other segments in the Halo community longing for something different.
Nonetheless, the excitement lies in giving this latest content update a try. With the fresh in-game assets, halo-worshippers have more reason than ever before to dive headlong and waist-deep into the beautiful world of Halo Infinite once again. The destinations might be remixed and familiar, but the journeys promise to be exhilaratingly new. So gear up, Spartan, for there's much to explore, conquer, and remember.
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