Halo Infinite Season 5 Reckoning start date, gameplay details, trailers & more

Halo Infinite Season 5 Reckoning start date, gameplay details, trailers & more
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Dani Cross


10th Oct 2023 11:53

Halo Infinite Season 5: Reckoning is the newest season heading to the game, and it's shaping up to be the best season yet - but when is it set to start?

Infinite's seasons are pretty long, usually lasting around three months, so fans have been eager for Season 5 to get some major new content. Like much of the fanbase, I'm hoping Season 5 can deliver as Infinite needs a bit of a resurgence.

But what do we actually know about Halo Infinite Season 5? We'll explain all the info we have in this guide, so keep reading for all the latest on the season's upcoming gameplay details and its new maps.

When does Halo Infinite Season 5 start?

Master Chief's armour in Halo Infinite season 5.
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The start date for Halo Infinite season 5 kicks off on October 17th, 2023.

When it launches, players can expect to be able to play all the new maps, unlock new customisation items, and try the new Extraction mode. We've got all the details about these new features below!

All gameplay details & maps for Halo Infinite Season 5

Flood armour in Halo Infinite season 5.
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The main new mode in Halo Infinite season 5 is called Extraction. This is a reimagined version of the Halo 4 mode of the same name.

We're also getting two new maps, both of which can be played in Arena modes: Forbidden, which is inspired by the stone ruins of Delta Halo, and Prism, a mine with exploding crystals that can damage players (similar to the Needler's supercombine effect).

The Season's name of 'Reckoning' refers to the House of Reckoning, which will be playable when the new mode Firefight King of the Hill arrives mid-season. This is a PvE mode where players must capture five zones while fighting the Banished.

Finally, there'll be all kinds of new customisation for players to unlock, including flood-infected armour for your Spartan. You'll be able to unlock new items in the Season 5 battle pass, which has 20 free levels and 50 levels in total. And if you're dedicated enough to hit max rank - or 'Hero' rank - you'll now unlock Master Chief's armour as a reward too!

Halo Infinite Season 5: Reckoning trailer

You can view a link to the Halo Infinite Season 5: Reckoning trailer above, which aired on October 9th 2023.

The trailer shows off new Spartan armour, the new maps, both new modes and more. Be sure to check it out if you're interested in season 5 - this is certainly looking like the best season yet by a long shot.

While you're here, visit our Halo homepage or check out our guide on Halo Infinite propaganda towers.

Dani Cross
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Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.
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