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How to fix Halo Infinite black screen

For those lucky enough to experience the Halo Infinite technical preview beta, you may experience a black screen issue that will prevent you from playing.

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Halo Infinite has officially released its first technical preview beta for players to experience the multiplayer, but some are already having issues with one being a black screen they can not get past.

Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer technical preview beta is officially out, with players getting their first experience with the new installment for the franchise.

Like many betas, the Halo Infinite Tech Preview doesn’t come without its fair share of issues, with many players experiencing a Halo Infinite black screen that will not allow them to play. Luckily, there is a way to get past it.

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Halo Infinite black screen fix

Reddit user Troy1251 put up a post expressing the Halo Infinite black screen issue: “Infinite stuck on black screen with three white dots on top left corner of screen.”

As well as some matchmaking issues, it seems Halo Infinite has been getting stuck on the loading screen, preventing players from accessing the main menu.

Players in the comments are reporting the same issues, stating that they can’t launch the game past this even when closing it down and reopening.

However, it does seem people have had luck just closing and launching the game over and over until they are accepted in, with one stating they were able to get in on their “second try.”

For those on PC, one user had some input which seems to be successful:

“After waiting a few minutes, I noticed there was a “dump_tool” subprocess running as part of the Halo Infinite game – I closed that via task manager and a few minutes later my game popped up.

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Check task manager and make sure that the game is at least using *some* CPU, and just wait (or try ending the task I did).”

If you’re one of these players who’s having these issues, make sure to try and stay patient, re-open the app, and keep trying to get in. If you’re on PC, and this still doesn’t work, try the suggestion above, which involves closing a subprocess via task manager.

Hopefully, the Halo Infinite black screen issue will be resolved soon, as the first multiplayer technical preview only runs until August 1. For more on Halo, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL.

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All confirmed Halo Infinite vehicles: Banshee, Warthog, Scorpion, more

343 Industries is about to release Halo Infinite which is looking to bring some fan-favorite vehicles to the next generation of Halo.

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Halo wouldn’t be the massively successful shooter today if it weren’t for its memorable vehicles. Here are all the vehicles confirmed to be in Halo Infinite.

Players are already excited following the Halo Infinite beta tests. With an arsenal of new and returning weapons, Halo fans are starting to feel right at home.

But the multiplayer beta has been missing one major staple of the Halo franchise: vehicles. From the overpowered Scorpion and Wraith to the classic Covenant Banshee and Ghost, these vehicles are what make Halo.

Luckily, we already know a bunch of the vehicles that will be returning in Halo Infinite. And with the upcoming Big Team Battle beta, we might get to see them in action. But for now, here’s every vehicle confirmed for Halo Infinite.

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Every confirmed vehicle for Halo Infinite

Through gameplay footage, trailers, and various leaks, we’re able to compile a list of every vehicle confirmed to be returning to Halo Infinite. This isn’t every vehicle in the final game, just the ones we know of currently.

Regardless, you might find your favorite vehicle from the series on the list below. We will update this list as more information becomes available.

  • Banshee
  • Chopper
  • Ghost
  • Gungoose
  • Mongoose
  • Razorback
  • Warthog
  • Rocket Warthog
  • Scorpion
  • Wasp
  • Wraith
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These Halo Infinite vehicles are the majority of the pivotable vehicles that have appeared throughout the series. However, there are still a few fan-favorites missing from the list.

Covenant vehicles such as the Prowler, Spectre, and Revenant aren’t in the game yet. UNSC vehicles like the Gauss Warthog, Mantis walker, and Hornet aren’t either. And there are plenty of other vehicles that have appeared throughout the series that may or may not make the final cut.

It is important to note that Halo Infinite is being presented as a live service. This means players will experience significant content updates and seasons like other popular live services. That means 343 Industries will likely add more Halo infinite vehicles and weapons in the future.

For more Halo Infinite, check out every weapon confirmed for Halo Infinite, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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All confirmed Halo Infinite weapons so far: Energy Sword, Needler & Battle Rifle

343 Industries’ Halo Infinite is going to be another seismic release in the FPS genre, and here are all the cool weapons it will have.

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One of the reasons that Halo has been so universally popular for 20 years is its memorable selection of weapons. Halo Infinite returns for another entry in its illustrious franchise, and here are all the weapons confirmed so far.

We’ve previously covered, what we think, are the absolute best weapons that Halo has ever offered the FPS genre, and Halo Infinite may force us to change our minds.

From classic space rifles to awesome-looking energy swords, Halo always does its best to provide players with an array of interesting and varied weapons.

We are closing in on the release of Halo Infinite, and these are all the tools that players will get to wield in Halo Infinite.

Every confirmed weapon in Halo Infinite

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Through the game’s multiplayer beta testing, gamers have been able to get a taste of some of the new weapons that 343 Industries has introduced.

Here is a confirmed list of every weapon in Halo Infinite so far, including a mixture of old-school classics and the new breed:

  • BR75 Battle Rifle
  • Cindershot
  • CQS48 Bulldog
  • Disruptor
  • Dynamo Grenade
  • Energy Sword
  • Gravity Hammer
  • Heatwave
  • Hydra
  • M41 SPNKR
  • M9 Frag Grenade
  • Mangler
  • MA40 Assault Rifle
  • MK50 Sidekick
  • Needler
  • Plasma Pistol
  • Pulse Carbine
  • Ravager
  • Repulsor
  • S7 Sniper
  • Sentinel Beam
  • Shock Rifle
  • Skewer
  • Spike Grenade
  • Stalker Rifle
  • VK78 Commando
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The good news is that you won’t have to settle for the default forms of all these weapons as Halo Infinite will allow you to customize the look.


As the game undergoes even more rigorous testing and gets more exciting reveals, we are sure to get a look at another new weapon or two ahead of its release.

Also, be sure to check out the best Halo Infinite controller settings to improve your play during the game’s beta and full release.

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Best Halo Infinite controller settings

Here is a breakdown of the best controller settings that you can use when playing Halo Infinite on Xbox or PC.

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Halo Infinite is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2021, and we’ve gone over the best settings for you to try out when playing with a controller.

 Halo Infinite is one of 2021’s most highly-anticipated titles, and 343 Industries want to ensure that the multiplayer component works properly. Players can experience the gameplay early through the multiplayer beta.

When you engage in combat with your opponents, your aim and movement will determine your chances of success. So, we’ll go over the best controller settings for Halo Infinite on PC and consoles.

Best Halo Infinite controller settings

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As Halo has long been a console game, the vast majority of players will choose a controller when playing Halo Infinite. We’ve made a few changes to certain buttons that veteran players will be familiar with.

343 Industries introduced equipment in the game’s semi-open world campaign and this has taken the RB slot that’s usually reserved for meleeing in default controllers. We’ve included PlayStation controls because Halo Infinite is on PC too.

  • LT/L2: Zoom
  • RT/R2: Shoot
  • LB/L1: Throw Grenade
  • RB/R1: Melee
  • Left Stick: Sprint
  • Right Stick: Crouch/Slide
  • Y/Triangle: Switch Weapon (Hold) Switch Equipment
  • B/Cirlce: Use Equipment
  • X/Square: Reload/Vent/ (Hold) Interact
  • A/X: Jump
  • D-Pad Up: Mark/Helmet Light
  • D-Pad Left: Grenade Switcher
  • D-Pad Down: AI Scan
  • D-Pad Right: Drop Weapon

Best Halo Infinite Deadzone and sensitivity settings

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Deadzone determines the responsiveness of your analog sticks. You can lower this number to make them respond better, and increasing them will require you to move the sticks in stronger motions.

You can set the sensitivity at whichever level is more comfortable for you while playing, but we recommend trying a higher sensitivity due to the slight Aim Assist in the controller. That’s why we lowered the Deadzones slightly.

  • Move: Center Deadzone: -8
  • Look: Center Deadzone: -8
  • Move: Max Input Threshold: -0
  • Look: Max Input Threshold: -10
  • Move: Axial Deadzone: 8
  • Look: Axial Deadzone: – 0
  • Look Acceleration: 5
  • Look Sensitivity (Horizontal): -6.5
  • Look Sensitivity (Vertical): -6.5

Does FOV affect Aim Assist?

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Aim Assist helps controller players compete with those that use a mouse and keyboard. However, your FOV may affect you when using Aim Assist, as the game will shrink far-off player models to fit more information on-screen.

Read more: Dr Disrespect explains why Halo Infinite must have a battle royale

If you’re a skilled player then this may not be a big problem. However, we recommend adjusting the FOV so that you have some extra spatial awareness without the targets shrinking too much.

For this reason, we strongly recommend checking our guide on the best FOV settings in Halo Infinite.

How to find best Halo Infinite controller settings

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It’s worth keeping in mind that while these are our recommended settings, you’ll be able to find your own ideal settings by experimenting with the controller layout when playing the game.

The Halo Infinite multiplayer beta serves as a stress-free environment for you to mess around with your settings. Just spend some time playing until you find your preferred sensitivity.


For more on Halo, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out the Halo Infinite campaign gameplay and storyline.

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