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QUICK WARNING: I've seen some posts going around on twitter stating there are lots of spoilers in the Game Informer write-up. Read at your own risk.

Just like IGN, Game Informer will be doing their own coverage, info dump on Infinite leading up to its release. I have not read it yet.

 
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I've read basically everything cuz I don't really care about spoilers lol. Yeah there's a reasonably big thing they spoil that seems to be pissing off some of the 4/5 fans, but won't say more than that. But I will say that I was kind of expecting it and I'm a fan of it personally haha.
 
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I've read basically everything cuz I don't really care about spoilers lol. Yeah there's a reasonably big thing they spoil that seems to be pissing off some of the 4/5 fans, but won't say more than that. But I will say that I was kind of expecting it and I'm a fan of it personally haha.
When you say that some Halo 4/5 fans will be upset I immediately think it has something to do with Prometheans or perhaps something to do with the Cortana story arc. I did see some tweets celebrating no Prometheans in Infinite. Is that basically the spoiler?
 
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When you say that some Halo 4/5 fans will be upset I immediately think it has something to do with Prometheans or perhaps something to do with the Cortana story arc. I did see some tweets celebrating no Prometheans in Infinite. Is that basically the spoiler?
Yeah that's one of them I guess but there's something else that apparently happens in the opening scene of the game.
 

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Trying to get the multiplayer achievements for halo 5 but damn is that multiplayer dead. Waiting for stronghold games etc. Is like dayummmm
 
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Trying to get the multiplayer achievements for halo 5 but damn is that multiplayer dead. Waiting for stronghold games etc. Is like dayummmm
Oh my are you trying to get to 152? I wish you the best of luck. I knew I would never come close lol.
Are they legit going to do it? With the shitshow that 2042 and Vanguard are in, it's the best move to make.
So I've been asleep all day. What is the story here? Rumors going around that 343 will release Infinite multiplayer early?
 

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Oh my are you trying to get to 152? I wish you the best of luck. I knew I would never come close lol.

So I've been asleep all day. What is the story here? Rumors going around that 343 will release Infinite multiplayer early?
Lot of insiders saying they are going to drop it on the 15th and which is what the Anniversary Announcement will be. Tom Warren, as well.
 
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Trying to get the multiplayer achievements for halo 5 but damn is that multiplayer dead. Waiting for stronghold games etc. Is like dayummmm
Good luck. People only play Team Slayer in H5 it seems. No issue finding a match there.
Some of the H5 forge maps are horrendous though. Crazy they are in official matchmaking - like legit some of the worst maps in online multiplayer history.
Crazy they only have 3 maps in the social TS playlist - pretty much forced to play ranked.
 
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Good luck. People only play Team Slayer in H5 it seems. No issue finding a match there.
Some of the H5 forge maps are horrendous though. Crazy they are in official matchmaking - like legit some of the worst maps in online multiplayer history.
Crazy they only have 3 maps in the social TS playlist - pretty much forced to play ranked.
What about swat? I feel like in the past I would do warzone assault for exp if available or swat instead.
 

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I wonder if the multiplayer drop will include a direct link for preorder access for the Halo DLC and thus early access....
 
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I wonder if the multiplayer drop will include a direct link for preorder access for the Halo DLC and thus early access....
Good question. When do you think we can start the download for multiplayer? If this really is official we should be seeing some option soon I'd hope and maybe an answer to your question too.
 
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Good question. When do you think we can start the download for multiplayer? If this really is official we should be seeing some option soon I'd hope and maybe an answer to your question too.
Google even says MP launches in 2 days. Stupid search engine better not be lying...
 

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Good question. When do you think we can start the download for multiplayer? If this really is official we should be seeing some option soon I'd hope and maybe an answer to your question too.

I think it depends when they confirm it. Im guessing MS were hoping for a mic drop at the end of the video on Monday and this has ruined it. Closing out the show with 'actually you can go and download multiplayer now and start playing' would have been awesome for them.
 
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I think it depends when they confirm it. Im guessing MS were hoping for a mic drop at the end of the video on Monday and this has ruined it. Closing out the show with 'actually you can go and download multiplayer now and start playing' would have been awesome for them.
Yeah that has got to be really disheartening for MS. Would have been an epic announcement.

Nothing new. Just the timeline of when pieces are available in TMCC:
 
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At the very least, not a lot of people know and it won't affect their numbers so it'll still be cool. Even I'm still skeptical since it's rare to see these days.
 
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At the very least, not a lot of people know and it won't affect their numbers so it'll still be cool. Even I'm still skeptical since it's rare to see these days.
That's true. Crazy to think that's only 2 days away. Monday! We have waited sooo long for the next Halo and the matchmaking is upon us. I'm gonna have to improve substantially because during the preview I was pretty terrible.
 
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False alarm maybe?

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Ok it's sounding like multi tomorrow is back on the menu because they managed to fix a last minute bug or something. Every insider is saying it so it'll be weird if it doesn't happen.
 
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Apparently the bug allowed you to view files of the full campaign or something, lol. I guess they don't want a repeat of the first flight.
I wish NeoGAF had a shocked face emoji to use for people's posts cuz I would use it a lot. I can totally understand why 343 would be like sorry can't do it if the all campaign files would be accessible.
The leaked Infinite OST? Escharum, Know My Legend and The Road tracks are so fucking good. Gareth Coker done real good, channelling Marty with respect and freshness. Kudos.

Good stuff. Though I don't have time right now to listen through the full 30 minutes.
 
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I actually started with Halo 2 and worked backwards. So that was an interesting experience.
Oh wow yeah that would be a very different experience. You'd know that the MC was supposed to be this awesome character but would be missing A LOT of backstory. Front page of xbox.com is pretty cool today and all retro. I don't know maybe it has been that way, but still cool. https://www.xbox.com/en-US/

lol imagine having this collection
 
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Let’s Celebrate Together on the Xbox 20th Anniversary​

by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief • Nov 8, 2021 @ 7:00am

Xbox Anniversary Celebration


Join us on November 15 for the Xbox Anniversary Celebration.
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Thank you for being a part of Xbox’s amazing 20 years. We can’t wait to see how this community helps us shape the next 20 years of play!
 

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Putting in some strong work, DM! 💪😎👍

That Halo segment at the end with 343 was really cool! Love the segment where the bosses gave a nod to all the employees when they were all clapping. ❤️

Luckily I'm working a day shift today, doing some training and will be home in a couple of hours for some Infinite multiplayer.