Microsoft and 343 Industries will host a Halo Infinite multiplayer stream on Monday, at 11 a.m. EDT. The livestream will provide even more details around Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer. The stream description officially calls out the game’s “sandbox”, Academy bots, customization, and what the team is working on ahead of launch.
During its 2021 E3 livestream, Microsoft revealed a new story trailer for Halo Infinite and an initial multiplayer reveal. The company confirmed that Halo Infinite will launch this holiday after Microsoft delayed it out of the Xbox Series X launch window last year. While Xbox head Phil Spencer originally suggested that the Halo team might launch the Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer modes separately, 343 Industries confirmed that the entire package will launch together in 2021.
The multiplayer reveal trailer showed off a combination of classic weapons and new ones. We got to see new renderings of vehicles like the Brute Chopper and the rocket Warthog variant. There’s a particularly fancy clip of one Spartan using the new grappling hook to gain some ground and kill an enemy using a sniper rifle mid-air without aiming — prompting the famous Halo announcer to shout “no scope.”
Microsoft and 343 Industries first revealed details on Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer in July of last year. Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will launch with cross-play and cross-progression on both Windows PC and Xbox.
We don’t have a firm date for Halo Infinite just yet, but the game will launch on PC and Xbox simultaneously, a first for the series.