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Halo Infinite Multiplayer is out NOW

MrFunSocks

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it is officially a beta, but they also officially said that it has all the launch game content.

and the word beta lost all meaning by now... Fortnite was in "beta" until season 10
Oh I completely agree with you. Gmail was in beta for like 10 years after it's public release to everyone. I'm expecting zero change come december 8.

The same thing is happening to "alpha" now as what has happened to beta. I've seen a few "alpha" and "pre-alpha" tests and videos that are basically production ready graphics and gameplay lol.
 
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Where is the legendary halo marketing campaign???

super disappointing, even halo 5 had a pretty cool campaign
I imagine they are going to kick it into gear really shortly, like within the next couple days.

Unless they think they aren’t going to have enough stock to make a big ass marketing campaign worth it.
 
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People want good customisation and progression. It's an expectation not only set by other f2p games doing it much better than this, but also by 343 themselves. They hyped it up as an amazing part of the game that's actually going to respect their players, but ended up delivering the shittiest system yet instead. People are rightfully pissed.

If you don't dangle the carrot then people aren't going to stick around. Whether it's free to play or not is irrelevent.

I would argue people don't even want *good* customization/progression. They just want the same level of content that all previous Halo releases had at launch.

With the rate we are going, by the time the first season has ended and the roadmap we were given, coupled with how we now know these "Events" play out? We won't even be close to that after 6 months.
 
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Are events in other F2P shooters this bad?
Why is it interspersed across multiple months, with the inability to actually complete the event until presumably the last week?
On the steam page for this event (and I assume elsewhere) they say:
The free 30-tier Event Pass is available now alongside a limited time playlist and event-specific challenges.
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Fracture: Tenrai will appear a total of six times throughout the season, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to complete all 30 reward tiers of the Event Pass.
But you can only reach tier 7 during the current event, so you have to wait for the next week sometime in January, which I assume will also cap you off at another set of levels.
They also stress just how free it is numerous times
The Fracture: Tenrai Event Pass is 100% free and offers players themed, limited time rewards for playing multiplayer matches and completing event challenges while the event is live.
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As mentioned, the Event Pass is entirely free and rewards player participation in Fracture: Tenrai
Sure it's free, but the rewards are garbage so who cares if it is free? There is only what, 4 pieces of armour in the entire 30 tiers and it is super basic stuff.
It is entirely free, but anything half decent you have to buy in the shop.

The fact they are spreading this one single event out so long makes me think the multiplayer will have a dearth of content.
 
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I haven't followed the thread, so this might be a dumb question. But why does it only show three of my teammates in the intro for BTB?
 
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So the Ultimate Challenge for the week is Peerless Warrior - Get 5 Kill Streaks in Fiesta. Yeah, no thanks, don't really need a mediocre skin for Mark VII that bad. I played one match to see how I would fare and had 4 kills in a row twice only to catch a random rocket in the face to end the streaks. I wish it could be done in Quick Play, I would definitely give that a shot.
 

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So the Ultimate Challenge for the week is Peerless Warrior - Get 5 Kill Streaks in Fiesta. Yeah, no thanks, don't really need a mediocre skin for Mark VII that bad. I played one match to see how I would fare and had 4 kills in a row twice only to catch a random rocket in the face to end the streaks. I wish it could be done in Quick Play, I would definitely give that a shot.

easy if I can say. I've done it in little time.

just try to think how to achieve it and adapt

if not, better, so my mark VII challenge skin is really more valuable the less people complete the challenge :p
 
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if not, better, so my mark VII challenge skin is really more valuable the less people complete the challenge :p
lol, this is true. It does seem doable, I think I'm just burned out on Fiesta at the moment after doing the challenges for it. I was all about going back to the regular modes, but they snuck it back in there for the ultimate. Maybe I'll give it another shot in a day or two.
 

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lol, this is true. It does seem doable, I think I'm just burned out on Fiesta at the moment after doing the challenges for it. I was all about going back to the regular modes, but they snuck it back in there for the ultimate. Maybe I'll give it another shot in a day or two.

mind that 2 kill streaks in the same game count as 1

so basically the real challenge is "complete 5 games with at least a kill streak"

took me 7 games, I'll be honest I had a couple of 4 kill streaks where I was sweating for the 5th that ended abruptly and made me scream in complete madness and anger.

but when I got my 5th game with a kill streak I was so satisfied. now I can play the rest of the week not thinking about progression at all
 
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So the Ultimate Challenge for the week is Peerless Warrior - Get 5 Kill Streaks in Fiesta. Yeah, no thanks, don't really need a mediocre skin for Mark VII that bad. I played one match to see how I would fare and had 4 kills in a row twice only to catch a random rocket in the face to end the streaks. I wish it could be done in Quick Play, I would definitely give that a shot.

Get 5 Kill Streaks in Fiesta

Oh no thank you, I don't hate myself that much
I'm pretty shit at online multiplayer games and I did it after a handful of matches. I ran around with sword/hammer (+ thruster). Or would use vehicles. I don't know if it was for this challenge, but sometimes I spawn with rocket launches get some kills and then u can steal other people swords/hammers and get a few more.
 

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they literally split the event out over 3 months... that is not a joke, this is actually how they gonna do it...
so you basically have all week to finish all the available challenges. then the event will be completely gone until JANUARY... at which point you will be able to progress further into the event pass... after that 1 week in January, it will go on hold AGAIN until February, at which point the final week of the event will be held and you will be able to actually finish it.

this is the worst event structure ever conceived for a live service game... it is so mindbogglingly stupid that it's hard to even describe without it sounding like some parody or made up shit

See I thought the multi week event was there so people wouldn’t miss out. Didn’t realise it’s time gated. That’s poo.
Get 5 Kill Streaks in Fiesta

Oh no thank you, I don't hate myself that much
I was on 4/5 last night and then had loads of games where I couldn’t string two kills together. I found the harder I tried the more I failed so in the end I forgot about it. Next game I got two streaks. Just relax and play and challenges will be completed organically.

Grav Hammer is your friend though 😈
 

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The pure chaos can be a fun change of pace.

It's silly fun. I can appreciate it.

Is it unfair? Yes, absolutely. I like when odds are against me. There's nothing more satisfying than going in with a sidekick only and murdering the entire opposite team armed with spankers and energy swords.

Plus quite often you're forced to use weapons that normally you avoid. It's a perfect place to practice and experiment with entire Halo sandbox.
 
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It's silly fun. I can appreciate it.

Is it unfair? Yes, absolutely. I like when odds are against me. There's nothing more satisfying than going in with a sidekick only and murdering the entire opposite team armed with spankers and energy swords.

Plus quite often you're forced to use weapons that normally you avoid. It's a perfect place to practice and experiment with entire Halo sandbox.
It's great for learning weapons you would otherwise not have much time with.
 

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It's great for learning weapons you would otherwise not have much time with.

Exactly.

A tip for people struggling to get a kill streaks for the weekly thing. Look for Scorpion tank in Launch Site map. There's quite often one next to the starting area. If not, destroy whatever vehicle has spawned and pray that the next one will be a tank. If you can't get a 5 kill streak in the freaking tank then there's no hope for you.
 
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Exactly.

A tip for people struggling to get a kill streaks for the weekly thing. Look for Scorpion tank in Launch Site map. There's quite often one next to the starting area. If not, destroy whatever vehicle has spawned and pray that the next one will be a tank. If you can't get a 5 kill streak in the freaking tank then there's no hope for you.

sometimes it spawns also on Behemot

funny thing, I got one of my kill streaks by sneaking behind the cheesy boy that was comfortable inside the tank racking up kills and basically fucked his ass up destroying it with him inside

I teabagged him indefinetly till I got killed
 
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Fuck me this is why i hate objectives matches, nobody gives a fuck about the flag or the skull or the fucking batteries.

This shit is only playable with friends right now, gimme a damn slayer list ffs.
 
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Fuck me this is why i hate objectives matches, nobody gives a fuck about the flag or the skull or the fucking batteries.

This shit is only playable with friends right now, gimme a damn slayer list ffs.
The only way you can play slayer is by doing the Fiesta event, but then you need to accept the random weapons you spawn with
 

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After all it is a free MP game. If you want you shiny armors better show off your money. Like all F2P games they need to make money from something.
You guys like new content ?
Then support it. As it is for now, game is grate & no doubt that will get content regularry. After all as this moment we are beta testers.
 
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am confused, so folk are up in arms because you need to earn xp doing different stuff, other than just getting xp via kills?

And even at that it’s only to unlock cosmetics that don’t effect the game in any meaningful way 🤷‍♂️

I bought the pass and some cosmetics, as the games bloody fantastic and am over the moon halo is back how it used to be. I also don’t mind playing different modes and checking the task list to see what I need to do as it’s fun 😱

Fiesta is a bloody madness 😂 and I love it.
 

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Are events in other F2P shooters this bad?
Why is it interspersed across multiple months, with the inability to actually complete the event until presumably the last week?
On the steam page for this event (and I assume elsewhere) they say:

But you can only reach tier 7 during the current event, so you have to wait for the next week sometime in January, which I assume will also cap you off at another set of levels.
They also stress just how free it is numerous times

Sure it's free, but the rewards are garbage so who cares if it is free? There is only what, 4 pieces of armour in the entire 30 tiers and it is super basic stuff.
It is entirely free, but anything half decent you have to buy in the shop.

The fact they are spreading this one single event out so long makes me think the multiplayer will have a dearth of content.
“Super basic stuff” including a goddamn samurai Armor set you mean?
 

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Random weapons sounds fun.
It's actually pretty good to get to know all the different types of weapons, but it's annoying when the score is 45-45, you die, and respawn with crappy weapons while the other team has 2 swords, and a rocker launcher
 
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The pre and post match music is absolutely stunning

Yep, it's pretty good, isn't it ? God bless Post-Rock ;)
That track that plays seconds before you begin a game (where Spartans are shown and then the camera zooms into your character)...G'damn !

Take a listen at God is an Astronaut if you like the game's music
 

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It's actually pretty good to get to know all the different types of weapons, but it's annoying when the score is 45-45, you die, and respawn with crappy weapons while the other team has 2 swords, and a rocker launcher
I usually learn the weapons during the campaign, for now i'm just using the base pistol and AR in multy.
 

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I usually learn the weapons during the campaign, for now i'm just using the base pistol and AR in multy.
Yeah me too, but we'll have to wait for that unfortunately. Can't wait for the campaign though. The only issue I fear there is that since it's not linear anymore, and there are so many side missions, playing on Legendary might be too difficult. This never was an issue when you knew it was linear, and you just complete the mission. Now that it's more open world, and I have the tendency to finish a game at 100%, this might become a problem.
 
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Rick And Morty GIF by Adult Swim
 
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I'm 100 matches in and the gameplay is incredible. I love it. Some weapons need to be fixed/buffed but by and large it's phenomenal fun. Whenever you're on an unlucky losing streak and raging something awesome will happen to lure you back in.

However I still don't trust 343 at all. The facial animation in that tutorial was awful for a modern AAA game. Vegetation isn't animated at all, which is bizarre. Considering 5 years of development, there aren't that many maps and no custom / different playlists. It feels like less content than prior Halo games despite taking 5 years and having a full year delay for polish.

And of course, the progression system. I don't care that much - I play the game for fun - but having interacted with it, it IS terrible. Terrible in every way. Which is a problem for a F2P game that will live and die on its progression (and thus selling battle passes and content etc). They had all that time to get it right, and still ended up with a PR disaster. Classic 343.

But that IS my main problem - that's it's F2P. Why? Halo would have sold tons anyway, and it's on Gamepass so it would have had a built in audience of millions.

Which makes me think that they've spun it out of Gamepass to justify all the paid content. Content that would have been free to game pass users had it been part of the game and unlockable simply by playing - in the standard halo style. Instead, even game pass users have to pay for all that unlockable gear because it's "a F2P game". Which sucks, but will make MS tens of millions of dollars. The prices are also absolutely insane, and the unlockables are uninspired. Many unlockables are things like exp boosts that are clearly just a drug dealer's first hit to try and get you to pay 2 dollars a piece for more. All of this could have been avoided if it was just part of the $60 game package.

What if the next Forza Horizon is F2P, and you have to buy the cars? As a game pass user, I'd cancel right away. Fuck that.

Anyway, none of this fills me with much hope for the campaign. And I do suspect that they released the MP first so that the new Halo could have a positive launch, in fear that criticism of the campaign could overshadow what is fundamentally a good MP game. And I think that for $60 without an MP mode to boost the value the campaign may be tough to justify.
 
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182 games in. Crazy good. Desperately needs more content. Maps, playlists, game modes.

A crazy bug happened when I was playing BTB Stockpile on Deadlock that honestly resulted in a much better mode than it really is.

Basically the last drop of seeds got stuck inside of the Banished cannon in the middle of the map. Due to insufficient amount of seeds and a very close game (2:2 and one missing seed on the enemy team vs. two missing seeds on my team) we had steal missing 2 seeds from the enemy base. It was awesome. I stormed the base equipped with BR and Spanker and managed to steal the last seed escorting it 2/3 to my base. Killed 3 enemies on the way before I was headshoted from a far. My teammate finished the fight.
 
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