Halo Infinite Perk Lets You Swap Guns With NPCs
Since Halo 2, we've been able to swap guns with NPCs in-game. Now, 343 Industries has confirmed that this will continue in Halo Infinite. In a blog post, the team threw the information in alongside a load more detail regarding the upcoming game.
What Exactly Has Halo Infinite Said About Swapping Guns With NPCs?
In a blog post, 343 said: "We’re going to continue to have more to say about the campaign and its enigmatic narrative threads as the days march ever closer to its December 8 release.
"For now, keep replaying the new reveal video and sleep with dreams of careening headlong into a Banished outpost with a stolen Banshee, immediately freeing several captured UNSC Marines, giving them all your best weapons, piling them in a reclaimed Razorback, and laying waste to the crimson-covered bladed baddies standing in your way. It’s some of the most fun you can have this side of the Auditorium."
The main takeaway from this is where they specifically say: "Immediately freeing several captured UNSC Marines, giving them all your best weapons". So we know it's happening. But will there be added benefits to doing this?
We do know that players will be able to acquire new skills and upgrade Master Chief, while in previous games they moderated upgrades through their weapons. Will swapping weapons with NPCs help with customisation and upgrades? We'll have to wait and see.
What Else Do We Know About Halo Infinite?
Quite a lot! In terms of the storyline, it continues from Halo 5, as Master Chief investigates what happened to Cortana.
The focus of the Halo Infinite campaign will be Chief’s relationship with Cortana, who essentially turned evil in Halo 5.
The setting is Zeta Halo, which is riddled with the banished, and the game appears to be open-world. One mission will be to tackle outposts and strongholds, while 343 has said that these have 'stories to tell' - so they're absolutely worth investigating.
In terms of vehicles, there's everything from Warthogs to Wasps, so you petrolheads will also be catered for by the new-gen title. Halo Infinite is launching on December 8, 2021, on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on Xbox Game Pass on day one.