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Halo Infinite Tactical Ops event: Leaked start date, modes, rewards, more

Halo Infinite’s next big event is Tactical Ops, so here’s everything we know so far about the start date, rewards, and modes.

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Halo Infinite Tactical Ops is the next major event for Spartans to look forward to, here’s everything we know so far from the leaked start date to the modes and rewards we’re expecting to see.

2022 hasn’t been stacked with new content so far for Halo Infinite players, as Season 2 is still months away and the Fracture: Tenrai event still rolling out gradually.

Spartans have been clamoring for some new activities and rewards to unlock while they wait for the likes of Forge, and their calls are set to be answered very soon.

Tactical Ops is the next major event on Halo Infinite’s calendar, so here’s everything we know about when it will start, the playable modes, and the new rewards.

Halo Infinite Tactical Ops leaked start date

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Unfortunately, 343 Industries are still yet to confirm the official start date for Halo Infinite Tactical Ops, but the event is expected to get underway on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, running for two weeks until March 21.

Leaks originally hinted at a February start day, but Tactical Ops seems to have been pushed back by a month.

Halo Infinite Tactical Ops modes

Halo Infinite players shooting during Tactical Slayer.

As it stands the only confirmed mode for Tactical Ops is Tactical Slayer, Halo Infinite’s version of the classic Team Swat mode. Tactical Slayer puts players’ aim to the test by arming them with Battle Rifles and making headshots a one-hit kill.

We’re also expecting to see even more variations added as the event goes on, such as Tactical Slayer Commandos, Tactical Slayer Manglers, Tactical Slayer Sidekicks, and Tactical Slayer Stalkers.

Halo Infinite Tactical Ops rewards

Halo Infinite player aiming Assault Rifle.

The event pass full of cosmetics won’t be visible until Tactical Ops is in full swing, but leakers have managed to discover a list of rewards that seems fairly credible.

HaloNoticiasMX uploaded a screenshot to social media which seemed to reveal the prizes for reaching each of 10 ranks. Check out the leaked list below:

  • Rank 1: Spartan Stance
  • Rank 2: Purple Armor Visor
  • Rank 3: Emile’s Helmet Weapon Charm
  • Rank 4: Crossing Swords Backdrops
  • Rank 5: Mark V Zeta Helmet
  • Rank 6: Mark VII Chest Attachment
  • Rank 7: Mark VII Hip Attachment
  • Rank 8: Mark VII Gloves
  • Rank 9: Mark VII Armor Coating (Orange & Silver)
  • Rank 10: Mark V Zeta Helmet Attachment

Unlike Fracture: Tenrai, as this event will only last a couple of weeks, all rewards will most likely be available to unlock at any pace.

How to unlock the Tactical Ops Armor Set in Halo Infinite

On top of all the other rewards listed above, there will also be a special Tactical Ops Armor set for players to grind for. Sadly, we don’t yet know how to get our hands on this new look, but it will no doubt require a number of challenges to be completed.

Thanks to another leak, however, we do know how it looks, and it’s far more traditional than the samurai-themed armor from the last event. The effect of the broke Halo above the helmet doesn’t appear to be included and could show up later as an in-game purchase.

That was everything we know so far about the Halo Infinite Tactical Ops event. We’ll be sure to update this page with all the latest information when it is revealed.


For more on Halo Infinite, head over to our dedicated Halo page for all the most recent news and guides.

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Apex Legends pro claims Season 13 ranked changes will make you a better player

An Apex Legends pro has come out in support of the Season 13 ranked changes, claiming it will make players better.

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After receiving backlash, Apex Legends pro Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith has shared his thoughts on the new Season 13 ranked system, claiming it will improve players.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some drastic changes to the ranked system, changing the way players gain points and grind through the ranks.

Previously, the system had been more focused on kills, but the new system places emphasis on placement. This has made it harder for players to earn points and level up, as the lobbies have become much more competitive in the final zones.

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In Apex Legends Season 13’s Ranked Leagues, players are encouraged to stay alive and play for the win, rather than getting a load of kills. This had led to more squads and players being alive in final circles, making it harder to gain points.

While the community hasn’t been particularly fond of these changes, seasoned Apex Legends pro Albralelie gave his opinions on this new system, supporting the dev’s changes while making some controversial comments.

In a recent stream, the Apex Legends pro shared his feelings towards the changes, believing the new ranked changes are healthy for the game, which is contrary to the community’s reaction.

Ultimately, the pro feels as if the new changes are going to make players better at the game. Albralelie says that the new system “caters to you being able to actually improve as you climb…don’t get defeated.”

The streamer and Apex pro also made some interesting comments on solo players while answering a question about whether solo players should be able to reach the higher ranks.

The pro makes a controversial statement: “should a solo player be able to reach Masters in a team-based competitive BR? Just because it happened before doesn’t mean it was supposed to happen, right?”

It’s interesting to hear a professional Apex Legends player’s take on the new ranked system, especially as casual players have been pretty upset with the changes. All in all, the pro feels it will make players better, and even if players are now in lower ranks than they’re used to, they should use it as motivation to improve.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots on Storm Point for Season 13.

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Clever Apex Legends trick reverts Kraber nerfs

With this clever trick, Apex Legends’ Kraber Sniper Rifle becomes a one-shot machine yet again, even after nerfs.

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Apex Legends players have found a way to make the Kraber Sniper Rifle one-shot kill yet again after the Season 13 nerfs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some pretty huge changes to the game, especially when it comes to the Legends and weapon meta.

As well as some major Valkyrie nerfs and the introduction of Newcastle, Season 13 also nerfed the only one-shot kill weapon in the game, the Kraber.

This combined with the Helmet buffs caused a change in the weapon’s one-shot headshot potential, but this new trick reverts the changes.

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Prior to the nerfs, the Kraber would one-shot any Legend as long as it was a headshot. This made the weapon extremely powerful and useful in end-game situations, as just one shot could change the tide of a fight.

Now, in Season 13, as long as players have the correct armor requirements, the Kraber is no longer a guaranteed one-shot kill.

Having said that, thanks to Apex Legends content creator RossTheeSquirrel, there is indeed a way for players to one-shot any Legend with the Kraber even after the Season 13 patch.

By shooting through Rampart’s Tactical ability, Amped Cover, players actually gain an increase in damage as the shielded wall “amps outgoing shots.”

This increases the Kraber’s headshot damage to revert the Season 13 nerfs, making it a one-shot headshot against any Legend no matter what armor they are wearing.

While Rampart hasn’t been considered the most popular Legend in Apex according to the pick rates, she received a buff in Season 13 and players seem to be more interested in giving her a try.

Now, she also has this added benefit of being the only Legend that has the capabilities to make the Kraber a one-shot kill again, perhaps those who love the Kraber will give her a chance.


For more on Apex Legends, check out Newcastle’s overpowered technique for getting teammates’ Banners.

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How to ignite structures in Fortnite

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest to ignite structures.

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The Fortnite 20.40 update brought new Volcanic Assassin Pack Quests to the battle royale, and here’s how you can quickly complete the challenge that requires you to ignite structures.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s 20.40 update patch added brand-new content to the popular battle royale title, including Ali-A’s Icon Series and the Volcanic Assassin Pack which features new cosmetics.

The Volcanic Assassin Pack also brought some brand-new Quests for you to tackle, and one of these tasks you with igniting structures on the Fortnite map. We’ll go over how you can quickly get this done.

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How to ignite structures in Fortnite

To ignite structures for this Fortnite Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest, you’ll need to use a Firefly Jar, and this will automatically be added to your inventory after you collect Fireflies near campfires, trees, and rivers across the map.

Here’s how you can complete this Fortnite Quest:

  1. Go look for Fireflies near campfires, trees, and rivers
  2. Interact with the Fireflies to collect them
  3. Find nearby structures
  4. Throw the Firefly Jars at buildings and other structures
Fortnite Volcanic Assassin Quest Pack

You’ll need to ignite 100 structures in order to complete this Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest, so we recommend collecting six Firefly Jars to ensure that you have enough fire to get this done in a single match.

Completing all the Volcanic Assassin Quests will award you brand-new cosmetic items, including the Tectonic Komplex Outfit, Fiery Jam Back Bling, Sulfuric Street Shine PIckaxe, and Fiery Flow Wrap.

For more Fortnite content, check out how to complete the Fortnite Supply Llama Challenge as well as all the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations.

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