Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite cover
Developers
343 Industries
SkyBox Labs
Sperasoft
The Coalition
Certain Affinity
Atomhawk
Publishers
Xbox Game Studios
Engines
Slipspace Engine
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2021
Taxonomy
Monetization Sponsored, Free-to-play[Note 1]
Microtransactions Cosmetic
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Halo
Halo Infinite on IGDB
Halo Infinite on MobyGames
Halo Infinite on Wikipedia
Halo
Halo: Combat Evolved 2003
Halo 2 2007
Halo: Spartan (series)
Halo Online 2015*
Halo 5: Forge 2016
Halo Wars (series)
Halo Recruit 2017
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (series)
Halo Infinite 2021

Halo Infinite is an upcoming singleplayer and multiplayer first-person shooter game in the Halo series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.co.uk
Microsoft Store
Standard Edition
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere. Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-play Multiplayer modes are free-to-play.[1]
Sponsored XP boosts and multiplayer cosmetics as part of partnerships with Rockstar Energy, Monster Energy, Mega Construx and Mondelēz snack brands.[2][3]

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Armor, weapon and vehicle coatings can be purchased with real money.[4]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro video[edit]

Remove the video file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete intro.mp4
Change the video file

If the game refuses to start when the intro video is simply deleted, it can instead be replaced with an empty file to skip it.

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete intro.mp4
  3. Create a new empty text file, rename it into intro.mp4
  4. When prompted if you want to change the file extension, accept it

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\HaloInfinite\Settings\SpecControlSettings.json
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1240440/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1240440/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+. Announced support for both 21:9 and 32:9.[5]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider from 65 up to 120, with 78 as default.[5] Player model legs disappear if set above 78.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless Flip Discard
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Shown as "Texture filtering" in settings.[5] Doesn't work with a lot of terrain textures (yet?).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forces TAA with 'high' and 'low' presets, no option to disable.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Custom limit is available when Vsync is disabled, can be set up to 960 FPS.[6]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR & brightness slider, defaults to 50, HDR controls saturation.
Ray tracing
Set to be added as a free update after the game is released.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Triple keybinding
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Native PlayStation Controller support doesn't work properly. The workaround is using an Input Remapper with DS4 Emulation support.[7]
DualShock button prompts
Xbox button prompts only
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button Prompts can flicker if both Gamepad and Keyboard/Mouse Inputs are in use at the same time
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
By default, Steam Input is enabled for Major Controller types including PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Generic Controllers.
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Disabled by default.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Portuguese
Dutch
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Korean
Japanese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Corrupt/Stuttering audio[edit]

Reconnect your audio device

Disconnect and reconnect your audio device during a match. Note: You can also try updating the sound card drivers, audio device drivers, and the proprietary device management software if in use.

Poor quality audio on Bluetooth devices[edit]

Halo Infinite should be closed before performing the steps below
Disable hands-free telephony service
  1. Open the Control Panel to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  2. Right click the Bluetooth device and select Properties > Services.
  3. Untick the Hands-free Telephony service.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4440
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 570
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
A graphics card that supports the Hardware Tiled Resources Tier 2 and Resource Binding Tier 3 features of the DX 12.0 feature level is required.[8][9]

Notes

  1. Only multiplayer modes will be free-to-play.[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1240440/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1240440) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo on Twitter - last accessed on 2020-10-23
    "Halo is for everyone. We can confirm #HaloInfinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X. More details will be shared later!"
  2. Xbox News - Bank Now, Play Later: Halo Infinite Meets Monster Energy Global Partnership - last accessed on 2020-10-23
  3. Halo Waypoint - Colorful Column - last accessed on 2020-10-23
    "Over the last few weeks, a number of different marketing promotions have started popping up around the world with partners offering a variety of in-game customization offers for Halo Infinite. While we shifted our release to 2021, many of these programs are still proceeding this Fall as planned which lets fans redeem and bank items now. These cosmetics will be available in-game when we launch. From Mega Construx toys to Monster Energy drinks to Mondelez cookies, candies, and more, fans around the world will have opportunities to score 2XP boosts, emblems, and ‘armor coatings."
  4. John Junyszek (Halo Community Manager at 343 Industries) on Twitter - last accessed on 2020-10-24
    ""Coatings (and therefore colors) can only be purchased?! >:("
    No, that is not the case. There will be all kinds customization items (including coatings) that can be earned in-game and earned as special rewards. Will there be purchases? Sure. Is that the only way? Absolutely not.
    "
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Inside Infinite - April 2021 - last accessed on 2021-04-29
  6. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2021-07-30)
  7. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2021-11-16
    Using Ryochan4's DS4Windows fork and setting [Emulated Controller] to DualShock 4
  8. Reddit post about the beta and its' requirements - last accessed on 2021-11-16
  9. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-11-16
    Tested with the multi-player beta on my GTX 760. The game shows an error about Hardware Tiled Resources Tier 2 being required and does not start despite clicking 'Continue'.