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Halo Infinite leak claims there will be no armor unlocked in campaign

According to a new leak, Halo Infinite’s single-player campaign won’t give players any new armor sets to unlock.

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Halo Infinite’s multiplayer has plenty of armor sets to unlock, but fans were hoping for more when the campaign dropped this December. Unfortunately, a leak has suggested that Halo players might be disappointed come launch day.

343 Industries shocked the gaming world when they suddenly released Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer in beta form recently. Halo fans have been dipping their toes into the latest entry in the legendary shooter series – nearly a month before the campaign is set to drop.

All-in-all, the multiplayer has been a rousing success, but its XP system and armor customization options have come under fire.

Now, based on a leak, any players hoping that there would be more armor sets to unlock from Halo Infinite’s campaign could be disappointed.

Halo Infinite Armor sets

Customization has been a huge part of Halo multiplayer for many years, and players spend hours working towards the coolest-looking armor they can find.

As well as grinding out XP with multiplayer challenges, the single-player campaigns have historically also provided some new gear to unlock. For example, collecting 13 skulls across the single-player missions in Halo 3 unlocked Hayabusa armor.

However, according to dataminer Chaz The Jackal, there will be 34 unlockables from this installment’s campaign – none of which will be new pieces of armor.

Looking at the screenshots they posted on Twitter, it appears that the single-player will mainly reward you with coatings and emblems to equip to your Spartan.

Players took to Reddit to express their anger at the leak, criticizing the options for armor at launch.

“I’ve resigned myself to just not customizing in this game,” said one fan. “This was literally the one thing I was leaning on to actually have some options for my Spartans,” said another.

Meanwhile, some players were frustrated that the armor that is available is tied to grinding the Battle Pass or locked behind a paywall.

“I have played over 50 matches and done some different challenges throughout. I’m level 8 on the battle pass,” argued one player. “I legit will never unlock any armor in this game.”

“Is it really that hard to give 1-2 ‘free’ armor sets if you finish the campaign?” asked another. “It’s not like the campaign is free to play.”

Halo Infinite Samurai armor

343 Industries have already confirmed that they will be fixing the Battle Pass XP system, but we’ll have to wait and see if they address fan concerns about the lack of campaign unlocks.

After a six-year wait since the last Master Chief adventure, fans will be hoping there is more to unlock when Halo Infinite drops worldwide on December 8.


For more on Halo Infinite, be sure to check out our guide on how the Ranked system works in Season 1.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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Battlefield 2042 devs respond after players slam Santa Claus Holiday skin

DICE have responded to the major player criticisms of the Santa Claus Holiday-themed skin in Battlefield 2042.

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Battlefield 2042 players weren’t too happy when DICE added a Santa Claus Holiday-themed skin to the game, and now the developers have responded to the criticism.

There is a plethora of fun content in Battlefield 2042, and the developers decided to get players into the holiday spirit by adding a Santa Claus skin to the game. However, this cosmetic was heavily criticized.

Many fans roasted the skin, stating that it was too “goofy” and didn’t fit the serious tone of Battlefield. This led to a response from the developers, who explained their decision to create this skin.

Battlefield 2042 player in hazard zone

Various Battlefield 2042 players stated that the Santa Claus Holiday-themed skin doesn’t suit the tone of the game. Some felt that a cosmetic like this belongs in a light-hearted title like Fortnite.

The Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter account responded by letting players know that they didn’t plan to reveal the Holiday-themed cosmetics and then clarified their actual purpose in the game.

They made it clear that while they designed these cosmetic skins, they “presently have no plans to utilize all of them this Holiday.” Instead, they were mostly meant for a “single-time use” in Portal modes.

“Throughout our live service, you may occasionally encounter these mode locked cosmetics, which don’t impact the rest of the game,” they tweeted. Meaning that some of these are just special cosmetics that aren’t meant to represent the overall tone of the game.

There were a variety of different reactions from players in the replies. Some of them expressed their relief that these types of skins are not going to be the norm in Battlefield 2042, while others labelled this response as “damage control.”

“Not a chance in hell,” replied one user. “You think they’d tease holiday skins, before the holidays, without intending to use them before the backlash?” This was a sentiment shared by quite a few repliers.

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether or not the Santa Claus skin will still be a part of the game after the criticism it received from fans. The developers might have some surprises planned for the Holiday season.


For more Battlefield 2042, check out our guide on how to fix the mouse stuck glitch on PC and how to level up fast in Battlefield 2042.

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Destiny 2 Anniversary Event hints at Halo crossover

Destiny 2 players have spotted some Halo weapons in the upcoming 30th Anniversary event, and they believe it could be teasing a crossover.

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Master Chief and Destiny 2 Guardian

The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will arrive in Destiny 2 soon, and the teasers appear to show Guardian’s rocking some very familiar Halo weapons. This has sparked rumors that a Halo crossover will be arriving in Destiny 2 soon.

Bungie kickstarted the legendary Halo franchise back in 2001 but since parting ways with Microsoft, has now moved on to developing and supporting Destiny. Now, Halo is in the hands of 343 Industries.

Bungie will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special Destiny 2 event that brings over content and cosmetics from its previous games. Although it’s Bungie’s most famous franchise, there was no confirmation that any Halo content would arrive.

However, on the 30th Anniversary Pack’s Steam page, eagle-eyed players believe they have spotted Halo weapons that tease a crossover.

Halo weapons spotted in Destiny 2

The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack launches on December 7 and brings a new Dungeon, as well as the Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher, and weapons and armor from its previous games – Myth and Marathon.

Although Halo put Bungie on the map, the end of its Microsoft partnership has meant that Destiny and Halo have never had a crossover. However, it appears that could change.

Players have spotted weapons that look extremely similar to Halo’s classic Battle Rifle and Focus Rifle (or Covenant Carbine) in an image from Destiny 2’s ‘Dares of Eternity’ activity.

Some also believed that they spotted a Needler in the same image, but it’s actually a new armor set where the shoulder piece has some very familiar purple needles poking out of it.

However, there’s no guarantee that this will be an official crossover. It’s likely that Bungie has crafted new weapons that are inspired by Halo’s but in such a way that it doesn’t directly bring them over.

While an official crossover is possible, we’ll need to wait until the 30th Anniversary event releases to know just how much Halo will arrive in Destiny 2.


You can also check out how to get Destiny 2’s Last Word Hand Cannon and Halo Infinite devs teasing a stronger anti-cheat is on the way.

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Halo Infinite players call for changes to “horrible” melee hit registration

Halo Infinite players are calling for the developers to make some major changes to the game’s melee registration.

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Halo Infinite Spartan using Energy Sword

Halo Infinite players aren’t particularly fond of how the melee functions and many of them are calling for 343 Industries to make some major changes to the hit registration. 

The multiplayer beta for Halo Infinite has a plethora of content for fans to enjoy, but the game also has some major problems. These include glitches that de-rank players after wins and a cheater problem that might be worse than Warzone’s.

One feature that has received criticism from fans is the game’s melee system. It isn’t functioning properly, as several players have reported problems with the hit registration and are asking the devs to fix it.

Energy sword in Halo Infinite

While Halo Infinite players have a wide array of weapons at their disposal, sometimes it’s better to get up close and personal with your opponents. The melee mechanic lets you dish some serious damage and destroy enemy shields.

This is helpful when you’re running low on ammo or in a close-quarters combat situation. However, the Halo Infinite melee hits don’t always register properly, and Redditor WonAte highlighted this issue in the Halo Infinite subreddit.

The clip they posted showcases the player hitting an enemy with a melee attack, but the game doesn’t register the hit and the opponent is able to take them down. Many of the commenters agreed that the melee system isn’t working properly.

“Absolutely love most of the gameplay… apart from the melee,” wrote one user. “As soon as people are near each other there’s just horrible teleportating[sic]/phasing lunges happening.”

The inconsistent melee hit registration often causes players to phase through their opponents, and many have reported this happening when they tried lunging at the enemies at close range.

“Melee is far too inconsistent on lunges and I feel like I’m always on the receiving end of someone lunging as if they have an Energy Sword,” wrote NoTransportation888. “The no collision is what does me in the most.” 

Now, Halo Infinite fans are calling for 343 Industries to fix the game’s melee hit registration ahead of its official release. We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this and will be sure to let you know about any new developments.


For more Halo, be sure to check out how to claim Halo Infinite Game Pass rewards along with our article on the Halo Infinite dev teasing a stronger anti-cheat to fix the game’s hacking problem.

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