343 Industries’ Halo Infinite Tech Preview Livestream has revealed brand-new details for the highly anticipated first-person shooter.
Recently, many lucky Halo fans have finally received news of their acceptance onto the public flighting program, allowing them access to the game’s technical testing period.
Although fans know that there is likely still a long wait ahead for the actual release of Halo Infinite, that doesn’t mean the game can’t be teased in the meantime.
Now, 343 Industries’ presentation has shown off a bunch of new details for Halo Infinite.
Whilst we already know that the title will contain incredible free-to-play Multiplayer, today’s presentation focused on the specifics of the technical preview build, which players will soon have access to.
However, 343 also touched on the game’s AI bots as well as the new Academy Weapon Drills. Two vastly improved elements which will be present in the game.
Furthermore, Phil Spencer recently commented on the future of the Halo series, it seems there is plenty of plans for Halo Infinite in 2021 and beyond.
However, for the moment, here’s what we learned in the most recent Halo Infinite Tech Preview Livestream.
Halo Infinite Spartan Customisation & Settings
343 Industries’ Technical Preview Livestream began with a general discussion of how hands-on public flighting would work.
Interestingly enough, 343 showed off the tech preview build, showing off the main menu and settings for both controller and keyboard and mouse.
Furthermore, it was revealed in the tech preview build that a new ‘marking’ system would be introduced in Halo Infinite, allowing players to tag and get points for spotting enemies.
Alongside this, FOV, a highly requested user-setting is also present in the game.
The customization within the tech build will not represent the finished product and flight participants will be given a set amount of credits to spend on customization.
Although a new system was also shown off in the build, the Armor Core.
This will allow players to select their base armor, with the ability to mix and tweak elements of their appearance. Alongside this, Weapon Cores and Vehicle Cores will also allow players to completely personalize every aspect of their Spartan.
Finally, 343 also introduced AI models. This grants players the ability to even customize their own AI sidekick, complete with a unique voice, personality, color, and models.
Halo Infinite Battle Pass
Halo Infinite will feature a brand-new live service model.
However, alongside this, the introduction of battle passes is a new feature for the next Halo installment. Interestingly, in the Tech Preview build we got to see our first glimpse of the battle pass.
There will be 20 battle pass levels in the preview build, however, more levels will be available in the final build.
Furthermore, challenges are another new feature in Infinite, giving players an efficient way to level up their passes.
The final reward for hitting level 20 in the battle pass for Halo Infinite’s technical test build will be the Trailblazer helmet, check it out just below.
Bear in mind that each tier in the Battle Pass for Infinite will have a free and premium item too.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer & AI Bots
Whilst Halo Infinite still remains clouded in mystery, for the most part, the recent Tech Preview Livestream has uncovered a wealth of information about the upcoming FPS.
Firstly, 343 Industries touched on the AI bots, including how they will work in-game.
Interestingly, fans will be able to jump into multiplayer with four friends against four AI bots across standard Arena matches.
Furthermore, players can battle it out on three different maps, Recharge, Bazaar, and Live Fire.
Although bots are a brand-new addition to the Halo franchise, in the tech preview build they will attempt to reflect actual player behavior.
Furthermore, there will be four different levels of bot difficulty: Recruit, Marine, ODST, and Spartan.
Alongside this, 343 also expanded on the Academy Weapon Drills, a kind of challenging tutorial system incorporating AI bots.
The aim of the drills is to improve your spartan’s combat ability, thus making you the player more effective in-game.
Halo Infinite Academy Weapon Drills
Whilst players are likely already accustomed to Weapon Drills in FPS games, Halo Infinite’s will be certainly different.
It appears that 343 want to capture a mix of tutorial, blended with a repeatable and competitive game-mode.
Whilst a tutorial experience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, 343 were able to show off how the mode works.
Interestingly, different difficulty levels can be applied in order to slowly accustom players to Halo Infinite’s combat. Also, 343 showed off the star-ranking and score system, which encourages players to compete with each other.
Although the Halo Infinite release date may have possibly been revealed, players can look forward to honing their skills and outperforming their friends with Weapon Drills.
So, what do you think of Halo Infinite? Are you itching to get access to the beta? If so, here are more details on the Tech Preview including content and how to gain access.
Meanwhile, Phil Spencer has also revealed why Halo Infinite’s release date is still a secret.
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