Halo Infinite rises from the grave with TV series tie-in

Halo Infinite rises from the grave with TV series tie-in
Image via 343 Industries | Paramount

Written by 

Joseph Kime


31st Jan 2024 13:45

It's fair to say that Halo Infinite has suffered a little - not just in recent memory. The game hoped to be the jumping-off point for the future of the franchise, but as soon as its lacklustre seasonal content rocked up, it gave fans little reason to engage in any meaningful way.

It became clear that the game wouldn't have the longevity that 343 Industries had hoped it would be, and it must have been a sad reality for the team. Now, Halo Infinite looks like it could claw back some players, and even earn some new ones, with a brand-new TV tie-in.

Halo Infinite gets TV series tie-in event

The RIZ-028 helmet from Halo Infinite's new update.
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Image via 343 Industries

After the seasonal updates to Halo Infinite struggled to make an impact on players, the shooter revealed it would be opting for regular small updates. Critics bemoaned the lack of big spectacles, however, the latest brings a tie-in that fans hadn't expected.

To coincide with the launch of the second season of Paramount+'s Halo series, a new Halo Infinite update allows you to unlock some special cosmetics that are seen in the show. The Pablo Schreiber-led series was equally divisive but still managed to scrape a second run of episodes. 

If you complete all of your weekly challenges on the first, second, and fourth week of the next month (starting on January 30 and ending on February 27) you'll unlock helmets KAI-125, RIZ-028 and VANNAK-134.

This is a nice little bonus, and who knows - maybe fans who have been watching the series but missed the game could pull up just for the cosmetics.

What else is coming in the new Halo Infinite update?

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The Spirit of Fire update for Halo Infinite also comes packed with a brand-new map titled Illusion. There are new features added to Forge, including a new Covenant palette and mode creator, as well as new armour styles to embrace and use with an improved customization system.

Every change coming to Halo Infinite has been listed on the Halo Waypoint site, and it looks to be a pretty tidy addition to the game for those still playing. Fingers crossed this makes an impact for 343 Industries, otherwise Halo Infinite might not be as 'infinite' as its name suggests. 

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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