A new video detailing the campaign Halo Infinite Has revealed new images of the Master Chief’s next mission, as well as an introduction to his new AI, and some of the activities that can be completed in story mode.
The Halo Infinite campaign, which 343 Industries claims is the largest Halo campaign to date, takes place in Zeta Halo, an open-world Halo ring where the Outcasts, a breakaway faction of the Covenant, led by the Brutes, have settled. They have been building outposts, which can be found on your travels and that we can tear down. In fact, they are similar to outposts in open world games like Far Cry. In the video, we can see the Master Chief finding an outpost, called Ransom Keep, and scanning it for weak spots. He then uses a rocket launcher to detonate a large silo, suggesting that each outpost may have different ways of being faced.. This is part of 343’s intention to offer “more freedom to finish off the Outcasts.”.
This chapter of the Halo saga will show us the Master Chief working with a new AI partner, known as The Weapon. Following the events of Halo 5 and Cortana’s defection, The Weapon was created to answer the question of what happened to the Master Chief’s previous AI, as well as what happened to lock her up. It seems that once again the relationship between Cortana and the Master Chief will be in the spotlight of Halo Infinite.
Also seen in the trailer is a look at the update tree, which includes improvements to the protagonist’s new Grappleshot, as well as his Thrusters, Shield Core, Threat Sensor Radar, and a Drop Wall Shield. Those thrusters can be used to quickly dodge enemy attacks, while The Drop Wall shield works similarly to the Titan’s shield wall from Destiny. A funny moment shows the Grappleshot, in which the Chief grabs a Banshee in midair to appropriate it. Everything seems very dynamic and wild.
We see some new enemies, including flying Skimmers, a new villain named Jega ‘Rdomnai, who is said to be a sadistic Spartan assassin, and something who calls himself the “Herald of Truth” and claims that the Forerunners were liars.
Too we see the Master Chief using a Wasp, the VTOL plane first introduced in Halo 5. The Wasp is summoned from a vehicle station, and we see that the character also had the option to other classic vehicles like the Mongoose.
This is our first look at the Halo Infinite campaign since we saw it at the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020, prior to the release of Xbox Series X / S. The Master Chief’s Last Adventure was going to be a launch title for Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, but the game was delayed after criticism for the technical section, as well as by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remember that Halo Infinite will be released on December 8, 2021 on Xbox consoles and PC. Speaking of this latest version, we recently learned new details of its release.