Halo games have always been known to house an abundance of easter eggs and the latest installment is no exception. Here are all the easter eggs and secrets found in Halo Infinite.
There are many hidden references and mentions of popular culture in the new Halo. Although the game is only currently in the Multiplayer Beta stage, the developers have put a lot of effort into the cosmetics, maps, and audio.
With that being said, here is every Halo Infinite easter egg and secretly found in the Multiplayer.
Halo Infinite easter eggs & secrets
Thankfully, YouTuber xGarbett has compiled every current easter egg and secret in Halo Infinite. There’s a lot to get through so let’s get to it.
First off, let’s take a look at all of the references and easter eggs to the Halo franchise in Infinite.
References to Halo
In Halo Infinite, players have found books on The Streets map that reference real Halo Novels.
These include “Silent Storm” and “Renegades,” which are both Halo novels that fans can purchase and read in real life.
This is a nice touch from the developers, especially for those who have read the novels.
Next, we have a more obvious reference to the Halo franchise. Players can find Spartan Murals sprawled across the walls of multiple maps.
This art depicts the now-famous Spartan soldiers that have really become iconic thanks to the main man Master Chief.
This Halo Infinite easter egg is a reference to the 202 Halo Infinite Campaign reveal, where a cut scene ended with a crashing Pelican.
In the cutscene, the character says “Yep, this is death…” which is what is shown as your location when you enter the pilot seat in the multiplayer map “Deadlock.”
Players have also found a reference to the previous Halo ODST.
On The Streets, you can find ODST art on the wall, referencing a cult-classic Halo game that many fans will definitely enjoy.
The last and probably most interesting Halo easter egg players can find on The Streets is this Halo Infinite arcade machine.
This machine plays various songs from Halo Combat Evolved in 8 bit, a great addition that will be noticed and appreciated by hardcore Halo fans.
Leading onto easter eggs that reference popular culture outside of Halo, next to this machine is another game that references one of the most popular arcade games of all time, Space Invaders.
Halo Infinite popular culture easter eggs
First off we have a picture of a cat that can be found on The Streets map. The image is pretty random, but considering it’s an image of a real cat, perhaps this is actually one of the developer’s pets.
This wouldn’t be the first time game developers have included images of their pets as in-game easter eggs. Recently, players found an image of a developer’s dog on the Apex Legends map Storm Point.
Behind the arcade machines on The Streets, players can look behind some glass and see a clear reference to the developers behind Halo Infinite.
The numbers that show up are “34:3,” which is obviously a reference for 343 Industries.
Once again, The Streets map is host to another easter egg. This time it’s a reference to Evangelion, a popular Japanese anime series.
The image is displaying an 8-bit version of an Eva unit, which is a fictional biomechanical humanoid.
We then have a reference to Sesame Street in The Streets map. If you manage to find the little corner with two bins on the map, pinging the open bin will label it as “Oscar’s House.”
For those unaware, Oscar the Grouch is a character from Sesame Street who lives in a trash can.
We then have a couple of references to the popular “Red vs Blue” Halo web series created by Rooster Teeth.
This series has increased in popularity massively over the years, but this is a reference to one of the early episodes where a Spartan is convinced their armor is “lightish red” and not pink.
The next Red vs Blue reference is concerning another early episode where a Spartan is being told they have something blue stuck to their helmet.
Ultimately it’s a sticky grenade, but while trying to figure out what it is the soldier asks if it’s a spider.
This Weapon Emblem of the number 3 in Halo infinite is a reference to the hugely popular game Among Us.
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In Among Us, when there are three players left, a decision needs to be made as to who the imposter is. This is why the quote for this cosmetic item says, “we need to vote someone off the ship.”
Another cosmetic item easter egg references another massive game franchise in Fallout.
In Fallout 3, one of the opening lines is “War never changes.” This is spun as Wort never changes in Halo Infinite, Wort being the Halo universe’s word for “Go” when entering battle.
Finally, we have a reference to arguably the FPS game that started it all, Doom.
The original Doom had many cheat codes, but one of the most popular was the IDDQD, which was essentially “God Mode.”
That’s all for every easter egg and secrets found in Halo Infinite’s multiplayer maps. If more are found we’ll be sure to update this piece with the information. For more on Halo Infinite, be sure to check out how the ranked playlist works.
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Halo Infinite leak reveals new game modes coming soon
Halo Infinite dataminers have discovered a host of new game modes set to be added to the game in upcoming events.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is still technically in beta, but a new leak from a dataminer claims that new game modes are already on their way.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer has released to massive acclaim, with streamers like Dr Disrespect enjoying the game more than rivals CoD: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042.
While Infinite has only been out for a couple of weeks, players are already excited for what’s to come in the future. That’s why dataminers have been pouring through the game’s files to find clues and leaks.
These leakers have already discovered upcoming weapon variants, and have now found a host of new game modes which will be added to Halo Infinite in the near future.
While some have been hoping for the return of classic modes, it seems 343 Industries are more focused on the future of the game, with new modes coming under supposed Cyber Showdown and Tactical Ops event.
Halo leaker ‘HaloNoticiasMX’ claims that Cyber Showdown will bring new versions of Slayer, King of the Hill, CTF, and One Flag. Tactical Ops receives the same modes, with the additions of Strongholds, Elimination, Attrition, and Oddball.
Halo are fans are delighted to hear that 343 are already working on old content, but have been calling for classic modes like ‘Swat’ to return. The devs do have some work to do with current modes though, as Ranked Oddball is awarding wins to teams who lose the match.
Players are also calling for the return of the pre-game lobby, so they can see other players’ Spartans make customization worthwhile.
Image Credits: 343 Industries
Halo Infinite players stunned as bizarre Ranked glitch deranks after wins
A strange Halo Infinite Oddball glitch is taking Rank Skill Points off players who have won matches in Ranked Play.
Getting wins and ranking up in Halo Infinite’s Ranked playlist can be challenging and rewarding. However, a bizarre glitch affecting the Oddball mode is actually taking away Skill Rank Points for being victorious.
One of the most popular aspects of Halo Infinite is the game’s Ranked playlist, which lets players earn Skill Rank Points by beating opponents in competitive game modes. The better you play, the higher rank you will earn.
Unfortunately, there is a major issue affecting Oddball in this playlist, as players report they are losing Rank Points even though they won the game.
In Halo Infinite, Oddball is played over three rounds. Each round ends when one team has held the ball for 100 seconds, or when the timer runs out. The first squad to win two rounds is declared the victor.
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Unfortunately in Ranked, it appears that Skill Points are being handed out to the team who held the ball for the longest total time. This means that teams who only won once could have more total Oddball time if they were dominant during that round.
Halo Infinite Ranked Oddball glitch
This issue was first discovered by user ‘RivenOrBust’ on the CompetitiveHalo subreddit, who complained that his opponents were awarded the victory even though they didn’t actually win.
Unfortunately, they weren’t the only players to suffer that fate. One Halo fan complained that “Oddball in Ranked is really bugged,” while another claimed it “happens all the time.”
“You lose [Ranked Points] if the other team has more time overall across the three rounds, really annoying,” wrote Tu2d2d. “I played so hard last night, we won Round 3 by a second, [but we] lost rank because the post-game report is bugged.”
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Clearly, this is not supposed to be happening, however, 343 is yet to acknowledge the issue. Hopefully, the game’s developers are already aware of the issue and working on a fix.
In the meantime, make sure you’re getting the most from your Halo Infinite experience with our best controller settings.
Image Credit: 343 Industries
Halo Infinite fans desperate for the return of classic feature
A couple of Halo features are missing from the latest release, and fans are desperate for Halo Infinite to bring back one key feature.
Fans have been relishing the return to form for Halo and whilst there is a lot to love about Halo Infinite’s free Multiplayer, fans are keen for 343 Industries to bring back a feature from previous games.
However, cosmetics have been a big thing during the game’s first season, and players who’ve been able to unlock armor, or buy it, feel that proper lobbies should be included to show it off better.
Halo Infinite Season 1 is technically a Beta, which could explain why it’s not launched with a fully-fledged lobby system, allowing players to see everyone else, their ranks, and their avatars.
On the Halo subreddit, user jakeholz said: “I wish there was a lobby so I could see other people’s Spartans.”
At present, players can queue into a match, but it will just show a basic match screen, and a full lobby screen showing every player, their rank, and a chance to see their outfit are all absent.
One commenter had strong words to say on the subject matter: “Makes no sense to have customization around your name with backdrops and stuff if nobody else can even see them lol. This game has a gorgeous exterior, but everything inside seems to just get more and more ugly as days go on.”
The post also has an attached screenshot from a previous Halo game showing off an example of the type of lobby screen that players are after.
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With Halo Infinite still very much in its infancy and expected to have a ton of longevity, we expect 343 Industries to add a ton of features over time, and one will surely be a proper old-school lobby.
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Image Credits: 343 Industries
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