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Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Overview is Here

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Overview is Here - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 October 2021 / 1,665 Views

Publisher Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have released the first look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite since Summer 2020. 

"The Banished have defeated UNSC forces and taken control of the mysterious Zeta Halo, threatening the survival of humankind," reads the description to the video. "When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief returns to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced.

"Here’s a fresh look at the Halo Infinite campaign that introduces players to true Spartan freedom in the biggest, most wide open and adventure-filled Halo experience yet, launching on December 8 2021."

View the gameplay video below:

Halo Infinite will launch on December 8 for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 25 October 2021)

i have to find me a series X at retail. This is a must. I wonder if they will able to have enough systems for the holiday season

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scrapking 2zosteven (on 25 October 2021)

Series X, no chance I fear. Series S? Yes (or close to). Don't dismiss Series S out of hand, I went that way and am glad I did. I got all the next-gen features (quick resume, ray-racing, etc.), whereas if I'd spurned it I'd have still been on a last-gen console these last 11 months. It's surprisingly close to the PS5 and Series X in how a game looks in motion when looking at a TV across the room, and it's inexpensive and small and easy to find.

I thought it would be a stop-gap until I finally got a Series X, but I'll probably just keep it and keep enjoying it instead!

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shikamaru317 2zosteven (on 25 October 2021)

I suspect we will see fairly big restocks for the Forza release week, Black Friday week, Cyber Monday week, and Halo release week. But demand is also going to be even higher during that period, so you're definitely going to need some luck on your side to buy one.

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EpicRandy (on 25 October 2021)

The gameplay look so fluid. Halo always had this characteristic but this one seems a great deal above the others on this regards

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smroadkill15 (on 25 October 2021)

I love what I saw! We get the amazing Halo gameplay within the largest sandbox every before, with many different ways of approaching missions. Shooting banshees out of midair and then high jacking another one. That's the kind of stuff that makes Halo so special.

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thevideogameninja (on 25 October 2021)

Day 1 purchase!


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scrapking thevideogameninja (on 26 October 2021)

Day 1 download via Game Pass! Day 1 purchase of any campaign DLC not added free to Game Pass. :)

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Loneken (on 25 October 2021)

I like it. New cortan and Chief has good chemistry. World looks interesting and gameplay really good.
Grafically looks like a very good cross gen game

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 25 October 2021)

Looks so much better than last year, 343 have done a great job. Just have to wait for the release and hope for the best.

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gtotheunit91 (on 25 October 2021)

I was really impressed by what was shown! I loved the Craig callback lol

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Azzanation (on 25 October 2021)

Game looks great! 343 has done a tremendous job during these tough times.

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Imaginedvl (on 25 October 2021)

Oh my :) This is beautiful, the campaign is going to be epic :) I'm not disappointed at all!

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trunkswd (on 25 October 2021)

I like what I saw. Even the new Cortana quickly grew on me. Visually better than what we saw last year.

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Imaginedvl trunkswd (on 25 October 2021)

yah one of the highlight for me was the Weapon. She really sounds really cool and fun.
"What if it's a friend?", "It isn't..."

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eva01beserk (on 25 October 2021)

I thought it was gona be another actual gameplay demo. Something like the first one. Dint think it be another trailer.

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gtotheunit91 eva01beserk (on 25 October 2021)

I thought that too, but I think they showed enough straight gameplay where you get the idea for every aspect of the game without spoiling the story.

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curl-6 (on 25 October 2021)

I like that it seems to have a little of the new Doom games in its combat. Definitely interested and will keep an eye on it.

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mjk45 (on 25 October 2021)

I want it now

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JackHandy (on 25 October 2021)

As a Halo vet, I want to be excited. But something about that grapple hook mechanism just feels WAY too similar to the dreaded armor lock for my comfort. I can already picture the utter frustration of having earned a drop on someone, only to watch as they suddenly zip away like a wraith in the night for a quick head shot, while I'm still spinning around like an idiot, wondering where the heck they went.

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scrapking JackHandy (on 26 October 2021)

Well, at least the grapple speeds up gameplay and makes it more fluid, unlike armour lock that slows it down to a crawl. But I'm mostly a campaign guy, so I don't need to worry about people doing it to me! :)

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JackHandy scrapking (on 26 October 2021)

My hope is they'll at least add a playlist without it.

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