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Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai event dates, challenges & rewards

Halo Infinite’s first event, Fracture: Tenrai, is here, so we’ve got everything covered including the dates, challenges, and rewards.

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Halo Infinite’s multiplayer dropped early on November 15, 2021, and the surprises don’t stop there. 343 Industries have now released the first event – Fracture: Tenrai. Here’s everything we know so far, from the end date to the rewards on offer.

343 Industries shocked the gaming world by launching Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode almost a month early, dropping fans straight into Season 1 of the new FPS.

But if you were thinking that the 2021 content would stop with the Heroes of Reach Battle Pass and stunning new maps – the developers had another surprise in store.

Halo Infinite’s very first event, the Samurai-themed Fracture: Tenrai, is now live. Here’s everything we know about the start and end date, challenges, and rewards.

Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai start date & end date

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Halo Infinite’s Fracture: Tenrai event kicked off on Tuesday, November 23, and will end a week later on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

But this isn’t the only week of the Fracture: Tenrai event, as 343 Industries confirmed it will return twice more before Season 1 ends.

Here are the dates for the second and third Tenrai events:

  • Week 2: January 4, 2022 – January 10, 2022
  • Week 3: February 1, 2022 – February 7, 2022

More challenges will arrive with these events, ensuring players can finish the free event pass before it expires.

Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai rewards

Halo Infinite Samurai armor

The event will feature a special Event Pass, featuring a number of samurai-themed unlocks and cosmetics.

The main takeaway is the Yoroi Samurai armor core, but there are also some neat cosmetic add-ons to take away from it.

Here’s every Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai event reward:

TierFracture: Tenrai Reward
1Torri Reflection Epic Backdrop
2Challenge Swap
3XP Grant
4Samurai Rare Nameplate
5Yoroi Legendary Armor Core
6Challenge Swap
7XP Grant
8XP Grant
9Samurai Rare Vehicle Emblem
10Gatekeeper Legendary Left Shoulder Pad
11Challenge Swap
12XP Grant
13XP Grant
14Samurai Rare Armor Emblem
15Gatekeeper Legendary Right Shoulder Pad
16Challenge Swap
17XP Grant
18XP Grant
19Samurai Rare Weapon Emblem
20Sol Devil Legendary Weapon Coating (MA40 Assault Rifle)
21Challenge Swap
22XP Grant
23XP Grant
24Whispered Sky Epic Weapon Coating (MK50 Sidekick)
25Yokai Legendary Helmet
26Challenge Swap
27XP Grant
28Whispered Sky Epic Weapon Coating (BR75 Battle Rifle)
29Spring Blossom Filter Legendary Helmet Attachment
30Swordsman’s Belt Legendary Utility

Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai challenges

Yoroi Samurai armor in Halo Infinite

Fracture: Tenrai comes with the Fiesta Playlist that only runs during the event, and several of the Weekly Challenges need to be completed in this mode.

These Fracture: Tenrai challenges include:

  • Playing matches of Fiesta PVP
  • Winning matches of Fiesta PVP
  • Scoring Double Kills in Fiesta PVP

Look for the orange banner beside a challenge to see if it’s a Tenrai challenge, and then these will progress the Tenrai free pass.

But, you can’t complete all 30 Tiers in one week, as there won’t be any more challenges added until January once you’ve completed all of the available missions.


For more on Halo Infinite, take a look at the best controller settings and the best FOV settings for Season 1.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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Strange Battlefield 2042 bug lets players completely turn off enemy smoke grenades

Battlefield 2042 players have discovered a bug that allows them to completely turn off the effects of smoke grenades.

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Battlefield 2042 players have across a new bug that lets them completely negate the effects of enemy smoke grenades, making them completely useless in combat.

Battlefield 2042 has been facing quite a few problems since its arrival, from players complaining about the map design to Shroud explaining why weapon bloom is ruining the game.

Now, players have discovered a bug involving smoke grenades and one of the in-game menus, which lets players turn off the effects of that piece of gear, making it completely useless during fights.

Player using riot shield in battlefield 2042 hazard zone

Reddit user Jagsfootball51 highlighted this glitch in the Battlefield 2042 subreddit. “You can completely negate a smoke grenade just by opening the menu and going to [the] Collections [tab],” they stated.

The clip showcased the Redditor looking at some enemies who then threw down a smoke grenade before attempting to revive their teammates. However, the player was able to negate the smoke grenade.

They did this by opening the in-game menu and heading to the Collections tab before returning to the game. The enemy smoke grenades had completely disappeared from their screen after this.

Many of the commenters were surprised by this glitch and expressed their frustration with how this makes grenades completely useless. “This game is so broken,” one user wrote. “This needs an insta-fix.”

At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not the developers are aware of this issue. Hopefully, they’ll investigate the bug and implement a fix because this might be game-breaking.


For more Battlefield content, check out our articles on the mindblowing Battlefield 2042 feature that lets players grapple onto tornadoes and the best AC-42 Assault Rifle loadout for Battlefield 2042.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 11 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 11 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 11 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 11 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 11 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players jumping ship to Respawn’s game in Season 10, Apex Legends Season 11 is pretty popular with gamers and streamers alike.

There are now a whopping 19 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Ash, she debuted alongside the new Storm Point map.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 11, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 11.

Apex Legends Season 11 pick rate ranked list

apex legends map and backdrop

This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored more.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 11 ranked, as of November 12, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.9%
  2. Wraith – 11.4%
  3. Ash – 10.7%
  4. Bloodhound – 9.1%
  5. Pathfinder – 8.7%
  6. Valkyrie – 6.8%
  7. Lifeline – 5.8%
  8. Bangalore – 4.8%
  9. Horizon – 4.5%
  10. Loba – 4.2%
  11. Gibraltar – 3.4%
  12. Mirage – 3.3%
  13. Fuse – 3.2%
  14. Caustic – 2.9%
  15. Wattson – 2.3%
  16. Seer – 2.1%
  17. Revenant – 2%
  18. Rampart – 1.7%
  19. Crypto – 1.3%

Most picked legends in Apex Legends Season 11

5. Pathfinder – 8.7%

pathfinder giving a thumbs up in apex legends

Pathfinder has slowly climbed his way up the rankings and gained many fans to become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.7% and counting.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

4. Bloodhound – 9.1%

apex legends bloodhound character

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 11.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 9.1%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

3. Ash – 10.7%

ash posing in apex legends

As is always the case with a new season of Apex Legends, the debut of a new Legend usually drags tons of players away from their beloveds, and that has happened with Ash as she is in the top three with a pick rate of 10.7%.

Ash is a very offensive and aggressive Legend whose abilities let players launch deadly projectiles and also mark fresh deathboxes left behind by fallen players. This can help track players that have won a recent battle and could be prone to being jumped.

Ash’s Phase Breach ultimate can also give her a huge edge in battle and lead to potentially game-winning plays if used correctly.

2. Wraith – 11.4%

apex legends wraith character

Another starting legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she is still well-represented at 11.4% in Season 11.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 11.

1. Octane – 11.9% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 11

apex legends octane character

The pick rate king has returned in Season 11 after the Ash hype died down. With an 11.9% pick rate, the speed demon is currently the most popular Legend in Apex Legends Season 11.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 11. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks, and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best audio settings for Apex Legends Season 11.

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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.

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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.

Halo Infinite spartan fighting with commando

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.


In the meantime, players can check out all the secret Easter Eggs hidden inside Halo Infinite, or open Loot Caves to earn powerful weapons.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

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