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Arriving subsequent Tuesday, August 9, our subsequent Drop Pod will deal with enhancing the participant expertise on a number of fronts. This replace is about to broaden every participant’s customization choices, embrace QoL enhancements, and can lay the groundwork for much more community-requested options.

Let’s check out what’s inside!

LIVE

VISORS WILL NOW WORK ON ALL CORES

At current, there are a mess of visors within the recreation break up throughout the 5 armor cores. If you’ve got needed to make use of the shiny gold Noble visor (which has hitherto been locked to the Mark V [B] armor core) to finish your look on any of your different cores, you’ll make that occur when the August Drop Pod lands.

What this implies is that every one visors which can be presently within the recreation, and all future visors to come back, will work throughout all helmets from all armor cores.

EAGLESTRIKE’S Night Wisp visor on a Mark V [B] helmet.
A Yoroi Spartan with a gold visor stands in the Armor Hall.
RAKSHASA’s Athena’s Mirror visor on a YOROI helmet.

MARK VII HELMET ATTACHMENTS

Continuing with the theme of enhancing customization choices, this Drop Pod may even enable for sure Mark VII helmet attachments to be worn throughout a number of Mark VII helmets.

This is a response to participant suggestions we have seen requesting an enlargement of the compatibility of Mark VII helmet attachments. Naturally, this transfer got here with some complexities as a result of most helmet attachments for the Mark VII core are designed to suit a particular helmet, however some occur to additionally match effectively on different Mark VII helmets.

The Live Team took a while with our Artists to seek out out which helmet attachments look finest and match with out clipping awkwardly or having giant holes. Since sure combos may have clipping or giant gaps, not each Mark VII helmet will be capable of use each helmet attachment – ​​however the complete variety of choices has been drastically elevated.

If you’ve got already unlocked these helmets and helmet attachments, they may robotically be usable. If you unlock them sooner or later, all of the potential combos will likely be unlocked for you. There won’t be a must unlock them on a per-use foundation.

A full listing of the helmet and helmet attachment combos will likely be included within the Drop Pod patch notes when it goes stay.

A Mark VII Spartan stands in the Armor Hall while wearing a helmet attachment..
Soldier helmet attachment on a Rampart helmet.
Mark V [B]’s Stalwart visor on a Mark VII helmet.
A Mark VII Spartan stands in the Armor Hall while wearing a helmet attachment.
Warmaster helmet attachment on Firefall helmet.
RAKSHASA’s Sapphire Front visor on a Mark VII helmet.

MULTIPLAYER

ADDITIONAL RANKED PLAYLISTS

On the multiplayer expertise entrance, this replace will make it simpler for us to implement extra Ranked playlists shifting ahead. Kicking issues off will likely be Ranked Doubles, which is about to land two weeks after the Drop Pod’s launch – together with a CSR reset. Additionally, a social Team Doubles playlist will likely be accompanying Ranked Doubles on its launch day, that means Halo Infinite will likely be getting twice the 2v2 enjoyable.

We’ll monitor the well being of Ranked Doubles and all our playlists after its addition to the matchmaking lineup. If all playlists proceed to carry out as anticipated, we’ll maintain these additions and proceed experimenting with including extra Ranked playlists sooner or later.

Two Spartans holding BRs stand at the ready.

REGION SELECT GROUNDWORK

In the opening of this weblog, we talked about that we had been laying some groundwork for the long run as effectively. While there isn’t any player-facing change right here simply but, this Drop Pod does comprise a number of the groundwork required to show Region Select on sooner or later. This would enable gamers to decide on between all looking out throughout all areas (sooner search occasions) or their native area (higher pings).

This function continues to be a while away, however gamers might spot a few of the backend work that has been completed to start out placing issues in place. We’ll have extra to share about Region Select as we get nearer to its launch.

PRESENTATION

CHALLENGES ON THE PAUSE MENU

With this Drop Pod launch, your lively Challenges will likely be viewable whereas in a match on the pause menu. We know it is useful to have the ability to rapidly look at your lively Challenges (in addition to their descriptions) at any given time throughout a match, so we’re very completely happy to get this carried out.

A screenshot of the pause menu, which shows Challenges on the right side.
Note: This placeholder textual content will not be indicative of future challenges.

Please notice: this display screen won’t present the precise numbers (remaining or complete) in your Challenges simply but. Since Challenges presently replace on the finish of a match, we selected to not show the numbers deliberately to keep away from any confusion round not seeing them replace in real-time. We are working to make it so Challenges do tick throughout a match, however we needed to get this beneficial first step out to all of you because it was prepared.

As all the time, we’ll have the complete patch notes accessible on the Halo Support web site (aka.ms/HaloInfiniteReplace) when the replace is launched.

Thank you in your continued suggestions on our Waypoint Forums, Twitter, Reddit, and extra as we maintain pushing to make Halo Infinite the most effective expertise it may be. We look ahead to seeing you on-line when the Drop Pod lands subsequent Tuesday, August 9!

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