Halo Infinite’s campaign is a new single-player story following the Master Chief as he unravels the mysteries found on Zeta Halo.
Halo Infinite Campaign can be purchased or accessed as part of an Xbox Game Pass membership.
Play against and with other people in a wide variety of maps and modes through online matchmaking.
When you select Multiplayer, you will see several multiplayer playlists. Playlists are like music playlists set to shuffle and play one song. When you select a type of multiplayer playlist you can view the Game list and see what sort of games are available. Each game combines a game mode, which defines rules and victory conditions and a map.
When you press Play from the Multiplayer screen you will be randomly matchmade into one of the games listed.
Ranked and Social matchmaking playlists
Most games are social, providing casual games for players of all levels. Social games sometimes feature unusual or non-competitive game modes. Social playlists do not affect your rank.
Ranked playlists always mention rank in their title. Participating in Ranked playlists means that your results will be tracked over time over time. These playlists focus on more competitive and skill-testing experiences. The outcome of each game impacts a player’s rank.
Types of game modes
Game modes can be grouped into two categories, Arena and Big Team Battle (BTB). Arena battles have a team of four playing against another team of four players. BTB games feature large maps and up to 24 players playing 12vs12. Within each category of game there are various game modes. Some game modes are only available during events. For more information about these modes read our Guide to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer game mode rules.
Each multiplayer playlists will feature either Arena or Big Team Battle category games. This means you know before playing whether you will be in a 4vs4 or a 12vs12 style game. This part of gameplay will not be random.
The Tutorial puts the player through a story-driven combat exercise that teaches basic Halo Infinite skills.
Players can use any of the main weapons in Halo Infinite on a firing range. Each weapon has practice drills of increasing difficulty and players receive one, two or three stars based on performance.
Explore multiplayer scenarios and maps while fighting against bots, instead of other players. Training mode is highly customizable, allowing players to practice in a wide range of scenarios and difficulty levels. Players can swap out their weapon, grenade and equipment loadouts, change bot behavior and difficulty settings in real time.
Custom Games allows you to play your own game mode with a variety of possible adjustments to existing rules. You can start a Custom Game from the main menu or from inside a Multiplayer game list. If you select a specific game from a Multiplayer game list, you will view details of that game. You can then bookmark, save a copy or start a Custom Game from the Details menu. Custom games can be played on Xbox Live or locally.
If there is not anyone in fireteam and you have not have bots in your teams, you will load into a game that only contains you. How to play Halo Infinite multiplayer with friends has instructions for playing Custom games with other people. You can select Play to launch a Custom game immediately or modify the Custom game’s settings.
Mode editor changes the settings of the game. You can modify or add many options, from how high players can jump, whether they infinite ammo, or turn on vampirism.
- Mode, sets what are the broad game rules
- Select to change game modes. You can look for 343 Industries game modes, popular game modes, game modes you have bookmarked, published or saved.
- Options that are available and default settings vary depending on the game mode you are playing. Set your game mode before modifying options.
- Match options include:
- How rounds work, including scoring, time limits, spawning, camera, and machinima controls
- Sandbox options include:
- Weapon loadouts and placements, infinite ammo, infinite clip, whether weapons can be dropped, melee settings, vehicle options and whether unused weapons of vehicles disappear from the map
- HUD options include:
- Whether Shields and health are visible in the HUD and what motion tracking is available.
- Health & damage options, including:
- Damage resistance, whether players can be killed, team resistance, shields, health, and vampirism.
- Movement options include:
- Speed, reload while sprinting, jump height and clambering
- Bot options:
- Number of bots on teams and difficulty settings
- Options for that specific mode this can include:
- How many points are earned for actions, what actions score points, flag carrier settings, bonuses, and how strongholds are contested.
Pick a specific map to play your game mode in. You can choose from 343 Industries maps, popular maps and maps you have bookmarked.
Define whether your custom game can be played with any of your friends or is invitation only. By default, the lobby will be set to Friends only. Set whether there can be Observers and what the maximum lobby size is.
By default, Xbox Live will be the server selected.
Local offline means the game is only played on your computer or console. Solo and splitscreen players only.
Local Area Network means that you will launch a LAN server which will allow players on the same local network (generally the same Wi-Fi network) to play your game.