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Available Now: Get Frosty in Halo Infinite’s Winter Update

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.  
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

For a full breakdown of all things Winter Update, head over to Halo Waypoint, and for all things Xbox, stay tuned here on Xbox Wire!

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Free-to-Play Multiplayer: Experience Halo’s celebrated multiplayer reimagined and free-to-play! With over 70 maps in matchmaking, billions of customization configurations, and countless community Forge creations to experience, Halo Infinite is the franchise’s most expansive multiplayer offering to date. Enjoy an unprecedented variety of gameplay experiences, ranging from fast-paced intense ranked modes to whimsical mayhem in Custom Games, or even co-operative coordination in the wave-based survival mode Firefight: King of the Hill. With something to meet every player’s preference and playstyle, it’s time to suit up and assemble your Fireteam! Forge Beta: Halo’s legendary content creation tool is more powerful than ever with advanced features like a new visual scripting engine, mode editor, object scaling, lighting and audio tools as well as marked improvements in fidelity and object budget limits. Forge also includes the powerful AI Toolkit, allowing players to add campaign AI to their creations. Whether it’s remaking iconic experiences from previous Halo entries or creating something entirely unique, the possibilities for thrilling custom maps and game modes are infinite. Cross-Generation and Cross-Platform Gaming: Halo Infinite provides an amazing experience across the Xbox One and newer family of consoles as well as PC with stunning 4k graphics and world-class cross-platform play. And, on Xbox Series X as well as supported PCs, enjoy enhanced features like up to 120FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay that usher in the next generation of gaming.* *Up to 120FPS and 4K Ultra HD available on Xbox Series X consoles and compatible PCs only across supported maps and modes; compatible TV or monitor required.
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Campaign: When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic open-world adventure and explore the massive scale of the Halo ring. With Network Campaign Co-Op and Mission Replay, you can relive your favorite moments, rediscover collectibles and explore the wonders of Zeta Halo on your own or with up to three other fireteam members. To experience the campaign, purchase Halo Infinite (Campaign). Free-to-Play Multiplayer: Experience Halo’s celebrated multiplayer reimagined and free-to-play! With over 70 maps in matchmaking, billions of customization configurations and countless community Forge creations to experience, Halo Infinite is the franchise’s most expansive multiplayer offering to date. Enjoy an unprecedented variety of gameplay experiences, ranging from fast-paced intense ranked modes to whimsical mayhem in Custom Games, or even co-operative coordination in the wave-based survival mode Firefight: King of the Hill. Assemble your Fireteam and conquer every mode – Halo offers endless opportunities for teamwork, strategy, and unforgettable victories. Forge Beta: Halo’s legendary content creation tool is more powerful than ever with advanced features like a sophisticated visual scripting engine, mode editor, object scaling, lighting and audio tools as well as marked improvements in fidelity and object budget limits. Forge also includes the powerful AI Toolkit, allowing players to add campaign AI to their creations. Whether it’s remaking iconic experiences from previous Halo entries or creating something entirely unique, the possibilities for thrilling custom maps and game modes are infinite.