Halo Infinite release month and online multiplayer shown

Halo Infinite
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Halo Infinite has had its ups and downs, but 343 Industries showed off its impressive progress during Microsoft + Bethesda's E3 2021 event. The game is still on time to launch this holiday, with both the multiplayer and campaign releasing together.

We got a first look at the game's intense free to play multiplayer; most notably we witnessed footage of a Spartan using a grappling hook to hijack another player's flying vehicle.

When Halo: Infinite's gameplay was shown last year, players were disappointed by its less-than-excellent graphical fidelity. As a result, the game was delayed, with 343 Industries working to amend the issues players identified.

On a graphical level, this trailer looks far better than what was shown previously. It also looks ridiculous gameplay-wise, with plenty of new and chaotic ways to experiment with the battlefield and challenge other players. Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians aren't looked upon as fondly as some of the best in the series, but Halo Infinite could revolutionize the franchise.

Momo Tabari
Contributing Writer

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.