Halo Infinite campaign: gameplay and storyline
Halo is known for its competitive multiplayer mode, but for many fans, it’s the epic campaigns that keep them hooked on the series. Where will the story of Halo Infinite take us and how will it play out? We have all the details here.
Halo Infinite encountered issues during its development. The game was delayed before its December 8, 2021 release date was confirmed, and it will not launch with Forge or the Co-op Campaign.
Fortunately, those setbacks haven’t dampened excitement for the next chapter in Master Chief’s story in the new game. Here’s everything we know about the Halo Infinite campaign.
Halo Infinite Campaign Storyline
Halo Infinite’s single-player mode is set to resume three years after the events of Halo 5: Guardians, and be a continuation of the Reclaimer story started by 343 in Halo 4. The iconic protagonist Master Chief would play a bigger role than in the previous game.
The story will follow the AI Cortana takeover of the galaxy using the Guardians, the ancient Forerunner war machines. The Chief will find another AI called “The Weapon”, which hints that the original Cortana has been wiped out and replaced.
The footage we saw from the game suggests that Chief will begin the campaign by floating in space near the Zeta Halo, where he will be rescued by a UNSC soldier known only as “The Pilot”.
Much of the game should focus on fighting the banished on Zeta Halo, trying to find a way back to earth and unraveling the mystery surrounding Cortana and The Weapon.
Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay
Concrete details surrounding Halo Infinite’s campaign have been relatively scarce, but we know it’s about to shake up the linear formula found in previous installments.
Infinite seems to take a more open approach, with a series of diverse sandboxes to dive into. From the gameplay we’ve seen, it looks like players will be free to explore the different regions of the Zeta Halo map, rather than playing through rigid missions.
The different maps would be linked by the game’s narrative, meaning that each area will likely have a number of missions to complete before the story leads players to the next map.
This change in approach also opens the door to more secondary objectives to accomplish between story missions. A map screen shown at E3 in 2020 appeared to show staples of the open world like bounties and outposts to contend with.
That’s all we know about the Halo Infinite campaign. We expect more details to be revealed closer to launch, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for future updates.
To learn more about Halo Infinite, check out the different editions you can buy, as well as the minimum PC requirements.
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