Halo Infinite Video Tells Story Behind Master Chief's Energy Shields

In anticipation of the release of Halo Infinite, Microsoft and 343 Industries has begun a traditional marketing campaign seen utilized when past Halo titles have released. Microsoft has launched the UNSC Archives, a series of videos that will delve into personal stories from across the game's universe.

The first story follows a soldier who helped steal energy technology from the Covenant that led to the creation of Master Chief's iconic shields.

Assigned to a freighter escaping the destruction of Harvest, two Marines confiscated alien energy shields while defending passengers from an enemy boarding assault. Their heroics led to a technological breakthrough that accelerated the development of the Master Chief's defense system.

343 Industries finally pulled back the rug on Halo Infinite's campaign features during an overview video on October 25, showcasing what fans can expect when they step back into the shoes of the Master Chief. Halo Infinite will feature an open-world on Zeta Halo, allowing players to explore the ring and uncover secrets while battling the Banished, a splinter cell from the original Covenant that has now defeated the UNSC forces on the ring.

Master Chief will team up with a new A.I. known only as the "The Weapon" and the Pilot introduced during the original reveal trailer of the game. Enemies the Chief expects to fight on Zeta Halo include a fiendish Spartan killer, an agile flying race called Skimmers, and the Harbinger of Truth. And of course, everyone's favorite Brute Craig will be in attendance as well.

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At the end of September and into early October, 343 Industries gave fans a chance to dive into Halo Infinite's multiplayer, showcasing classic arena matches and the fan-favorite Big Team Battle. When Halo Infinite launches, the multiplayer will be free-to-play and available on Xbox Game Pass.

Halo Infinite was originally planned to release back in November 2020 but faced some controversy when the initial reveal attracted lukewarm reception because of its graphics. Microsoft and 343 Industries decided to delay the game, and the work definitely shows a massive improvement. Halo Infinite launches on December 8 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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