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Halo Infinite leaker claims game will have 23 maps at launch

The Halo series has spawned some classic maps over the years, and a leaker has revealed there could be 23 more when Infinite launches.

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The long-awaited release of Halo Infinite is coming later this year, and fans can’t wait to see what it has to offer. Now, a leaker has hinted there will be an impressive 23 multiplayer maps to dive into at launch.


Halo Infinite is one of the year’s most anticipated games, with the community itching to get their hands on Master Chief’s latest adventure. With the much-speculated release date now confirmed, attention can turn to the game itself.

We already know that Infinite will be launching without Forge and co-op Campaign, but according to a new leak that doesn’t mean that it will be short on content on release day.

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Dataminer Surasia4 posted on Twitter that Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer will come with a whopping 23 different maps on day one, despite it also launching as a standalone free-to-play game.

They said that the large number of maps were found to have assets in the game’s files, and will be spread across the classic Arena modes as well as Big Team Battle.

It isn’t clear from the tweets whether these will all be brand new maps designed for Halo Infinite, or if 343 will be bringing back some classics from older games as well.

Fans were excited at the prospect of having so many arenas to try out at launch. Reddit user TheVictor1st said, “23 maps would be amazing if true. I think if they’re all decent-good, I think it might take off the burn that fans are feeling with co-op and Forge being delayed.”

In a later tweet, the same leaker also hinted that the next flight will take place sometime in October. This is where players are given hands-on time with the game to provide the developers with valuable feedback ahead of launch.

Given that September sees the addition of Halo: ODST into the Master Chief Collection, fans feel that an October flight could “make sense” as that would give both room to breathe without taking focus away from each other.

It’s worth noting that the leaker doesn’t show any screenshots to back up the claims, so it’s hard to gauge how accurate they are at this time.

For more on Halo Infinite, check out the minimum PC requirements and all of the editions and bundles available to buy.

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Best Halo Infinite FOV settings

Here are the best FOV settings for Halo Infinite, no matter your platform or whether you play on controller or mouse and keyboard.

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Best Halo Infinite FOV settings

Halo Infinite is the first iteration of the game to include an FOV slider on consoles, giving players more control over how their game feels. The perfect field of view can give you a major advantage, and we’ve got the best settings for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

While Warzone players are still waiting for the highly-anticipated feature, Halo Infinite gives Xbox players the option to change their FOV. This allows players to change how much they can see in front of them, expanding their peripheral view.

Having the best Halo Infinite settings, regardless of whether you’re on PC or Xbox, can give you a major advantage over opponents, and tweaking your FOV slider can let you see more of the map than your opponents.

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A higher FOV is generally regarded as more effective than a lower, as you can spot enemies at the edge of your screen that would usually be cut off.

With two weekends of Halo Infinite flight tests about to kick off, here are the best FOV settings for Halo Infinite on both Xbox consoles and PC.

How to change FOV in Halo Infinite

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Whether you play Halo Infinite on Xbox One, Series X|S, or PC, you can change your FOV. To do this, you simply need to load up the game’s settings and adjust to slider to suit your preference.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Launch Halo Infinite
  2. Open up ‘Settings’
  3. Select the ‘Video’ tab
  4. Change the Field of View slider to suit your preference

Best FOV for Halo Infinite on Xbox One & Series X|S

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While having a high FOV can be a significant improvement, it also comes with its own drawbacks.

The main downside to having a high FOV is performance. Cranking your FOV to max will force the game to display much more information on-screen, which will be taxing on your system. It’s all about striking a balance – are you willing to sacrifice frame rate for a higher FOV?

If you’re playing Halo Infinite on the original Xbox One, we recommend a FOV of 85 – 95. The older console isn’t as powerful as its replacement and may struggle to maintain high framerates if you push it higher than 95.

The Xbox Series X and S are significantly more powerful though, so you should be able to run Halo Infinite at 100 – 110 FOV comfortably.

Best FOV for Halo Infinite on PC

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Unlike the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, there’s no way to give a definite recommendation.

If you’re running an NVIDIA RTX 20 or 30 Series GPU (or equivalent), you should have no trouble cranking the FOV all the way to max. Halo Infinite’s PC requirements aren’t too demanding, but older systems will need to strike a balance between FOV and frames.

Being conscious of hardware, here are the recommended FOVs for PC players:

  • NVIDIA GTX 960 (minimum GPU): 80 FOV
  • NVIDIA GTX 10 Series (recommended GPU): 95-105
  • NVIDIA RTX 20 & 30 Series: 110-120

Best FOV for Halo Infinite on controller

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As Halo has long been a console game, the vast majority of players will choose to game on a controller – it’ll be what feels natural.

However, aim assist comes into play when choosing your FOV. When cranking your FOV to fit more information on-screen, it will actually shrink everything to fit more. This will make far-off player models considerably smaller, and therefore more difficult to hit.

Skilled players may not have a problem with this, but for the average player, we recommend setting your FOV anywhere between 95-105. You’ll still get that extra spatial awareness without the targets shrinking too much.

Best FOV for Halo Infinite on mouse and keyboard

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A large chunk of PC players will likely play Halo Infinite on a mouse and keyboard. It’s a well-known fact that a mouse offers finer aim control than a controller with aim assist, so if you’re a skilled marksman, you should have no trouble making those micro-adjustments with a high FOV.

If you’re playing Halo Infinite on a mouse and keyboard, we recommend a FOV of around 110, and you can adjust it either way to suit your preference.

What is a FOV Slider?

A FOV slider allows players to change their field of view on the screen to see more of their surroundings. This would let you see more of what is on either side of the direction your character is facing, increasing your peripheral view.

In Halo Infinite, the default FOV is set to 78.


Bear in mind that these are the recommended settings, and you’ll be able to find your ideal settings by experimenting.

Battlefield 2042 will also be releasing towards the end of the year, so you can check out how to play in its Open Beta.

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Dr Disrespect claims he has “inside information” on possible Halo Infinite battle royale

Popular streamer Dr Disrespect has weighed in on the Halo Infinite Battle Royale mode rumors with some “inside information.”

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There has been mass speculation about a potential battle royale mode in the highly-anticipated Halo Infinite, and popular streamer Dr Disrespect claims to have “inside information” about it. 

Halo Infinite is one of the most anticipated games of 2021, as fans keep checking for any news ahead of its December 8 launch. One of the biggest rumors surrounding the game is that it will feature a Battle Royale mode.

This has previously been hinted at through some leaked audio files. Now, popular streamer Dr Disrespect has added fuel to this rumor with some “inside information” about an upcoming Battle Royale mode.

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The Doc was in a stream with Z_Laner playing Warzone. While talking about Battle Royales, he made the claim that he was ‘in the know’ regarding an upcoming announcement.

“From what I’ve heard, 300 players, set loop, power weapons on the map, the map designed around the power weapons and locations and points of interest,” said Dr Disrespect.

He claimed that this was all inside information that he had received, and he expects it to feel “really good, supposedly, super optimized.”

The Doc stated that it was a technical Alpha test for a future Battle Royale, and he was very impressed with what he saw. The mention of “power weapons” is a strong hint that 343 Industries might be working on that mode for Halo Infinite.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the streamer tends to joke a lot, so he could just be saying all of this out of jest. So, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt until we get some official confirmation from the devs.

Hopefully, we’ll see a battle royale mode when the game finally releases. For more Halo, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out our guide on how to sign up and play the Halo Infinite multiplayer preview beta.

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How to sign up and play the Halo Infinite multiplayer preview beta

Here’s how you can sign up to the Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta and be one of the first to preview new installment for the franchise.

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343 Industries have announced another technical preview for Halo Infinite, this time with a greater focus on arena PvP. Here’s how to register and play in the next Halo Infinite multiplayer preview beta.

Halo Infinite’s first Technical Preview provided players the opportunity to test out the game’s weapons and features ahead of its December 8 launch. This gave the developers some important feedback.

Now that they’ve made a few changes, 343 Industries have prepared another round of beta testing with improved bots, an Academy training mode, and a bigger focus on PvP.

Here’s how to sign up and play Halo Infinite’s second multiplayer preview.

Halo Infinite multiplayer preview date

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343 Industries announced on September 9 that the second round of Halo Infinite beta testing is set to arrive on September 24.

Players will need to register their Halo Insider profiles before September 13 to be eligible to participate. But, with this round of testing, they expect to have everyone fully registered playing in the multiplayer preview.

Halo Community Director Brian Jarrard added more detail, revealing that “Bots will be back (with some improvements), Academy will return some updates and the addition of “training mode”, and there will be a much bigger focus on Arena PVP this time including a new map and some objective modes. [Big Team Battle] is also on the menu!”

The game will also feature a unique Battle Pass containing various cosmetics to unlock through gameplay or with real money. It will also have a unique feature that lets you access items from all the previous seasonal Battle Passes.

How to sign up to play Halo Infinite multiplayer preview

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As we said earlier, you must be registered to the Halo Insider Program by September 13 to play in the multiplayer preview. The good news is that signing up is a fairly straightforward process.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to Halo Waypoint’s Insider Programme Hub
  2. Click ‘Sign Up’
  3. Sign into your Xbox Live Account
  4. Accept the terms and conditions
  5. Fill out the questionaire
Halo Infinite Technical Preview Beta

You must be 18 years or older to participate in the tests. You’ll be asked to not disclose any information from the tests, including any images or videos.

Further, you will be asked to share personal details like your email, country, and time zone. Insider will then ask you about all the Halo games you have played, which ones are your favorite, and what kind of modes do you prefer.

The sign-up also requires you to state what platforms and controllers you own, what display settings you have, and what the audio setup is like. You can also opt into PC-specific beta tests on the Halo Insider sign-up page, and you’ll be asked to share your PC specifications and your Steam ID if you have one.

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Lastly, once you are all signed up, all you need to do is wait until you are called upon for a test. Microsoft have stated that these invitations are limited since they will choose participants based on “specific goals.”

As of September 20, a few players have reported receiving invitations as part of an invitation wave for Halo Insider members. You will be told about your acceptance into the flight by either email or through a message on Halo Waypoint.


For more on Halo Infinite, check out our article on the game’s campaign and storyline.

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