Forge beta, new arena maps, and more arrive in Halo Infinite’s Winter Update

Halo Infinite’s Winter Update is now live and available to all players. A plethora of new features and quality of life improvements have launched including the return of an iconic tool for players. A free, 30 tier battle pass is also available that features some incredible Halo: Reach-themed cosmetics. Check out more info including a launch trailer for the update down below:

Halo Infinite - Winter Update Launch Trailer

The Winter Update for Halo Infinite is here, bringing the largest feature update to both the game’s campaign and free-to-play multiplayer since launching last year on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, and Steam. Starting today, players can jump into hotly anticipated experiences such as the Forge Beta, Campaign Network Co-Op, and Mission Replay, unlock rewards from the free, 30-tier Battle Pass, and more.

Here’s a quick look at all the new content available in today’s update:

Forge Beta: Halo’s legendary creation tool is back and more powerful than ever, boasting a vast suite of additions and improvements to empower community cartographers with advanced and accessible tools. The Forge Beta launches with six canvas maps, a new visual scripting engine, object scaling, bot support, huge budget increases, file sharing capabilities, and much more to help you create and share your maps, modes, and prefabs. Check out the four-part Forge Fundamentals video series on Halo Waypoint for an overview on all the exciting new additions.

Match XP & New Battle Pass: The Winter Update marks the first major step toward evolving Halo Infinite’s progression experience with Match XP Beta. Built on player feedback, Match XP rewards players for completing matches, with additional XP for performance (e.g., win / lose, end-of-match placement, etc.). During the beta period, the values for each Match XP reward category will be monitored and tuned to provide enhanced earn rates. Try it out with the Winter Update’s free, never-expiring, 30-tier Battle Pass that features fan-favorite Halo: Reach-themed cosmetics.

New Multiplayer Maps & Game Mode: Two new multiplayer arena maps — Argyle and Detachment — are added to the rotation, both built entirely within Forge. Argyle is a tight, indoor map set within the narrow corridors of a UNSC vessel, while Detachment is a once-abandoned UNSC facility set atop a rocky outcropping. New mode Covert One-Flag is a unique variant on one-flag CTF, with the attacking team equipped with Active Camo, while the defending team possesses Threat Sensors.

Campaign Network Co-Op and Mission Replay: Whether you’re stepping into the legendary Mjolnir-clad boots of the Master Chief for the first time or making your return to Zeta Halo, you can jump in with up to three of your friends and experience the epic Halo Infinite campaign together in Campaign Network Co-Op. Cross-play is supported across all Xbox devices and PC, and progress and unlocks are shared across all players — everyone benefits! Should you want to relive a specific part of the campaign or need to gather any remaining collectibles, you can replay any of the missions from the TACMAP.

New Achievements: For the achievement hunters out there, the Winter Update brings 24 new achievements to Halo Infinite’s campaign. Some can be completed solo, but others may require a helping hand (or three!). Check out the full list of new achievements here.

This is just scratching the icy surface for all the new content and updates to challenges, matchmaking, playlists, and more that are available in today’s Halo Infinite Winter Update.

Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more Halo Infinite news and info!

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