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Nearly every Halo Infinite helmet revealed by leak

Halo Infinite will be stuffed full of cosmetics to play for when it launches, and many of the game’s helmets have now been leaked online.

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As we get ever closer to the launch of Halo Infinite, more and more snippets of information are surfacing online. In the latest leak, it appears that a large chunk of the helmets set to be unlockable in-game have been revealed.

Given that it’s one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2021, fans are eager for any slither of Halo Infinite news that comes their way. We’ve seen plenty of leaks in recent weeks, from the connection between its campaign and battle royale to the return of the popular Warzone mode from Halo 5.

And while we already know that a Battle Pass is making its way into the series for the first time, the latest leak seems to have unveiled some of the cosmetics players will be working towards. In fact, nearly every helmet available at launch appears to have surfaced.

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Reddit user Snitch_With_A_Stitch posted a link on the site which takes you to a picture gallery, where around 30 Halo Infinite helmets are shown. Based on previous leaks we’ve seen, this isn’t an exhaustive list of the headwear in the game, but it is a large taste of what to expect.

Many of the helmets pictured will be familiar to long-time Halo fans, with series staples such as Wrath and the Mark V featured. However, there are some which will be brand-new for Halo Infinite if the leak proves to be true.

These images also give fans a flavor of some of the wackier cosmetics that will be coming to the game. One helmet resembles a horned devil, while another is a Christmas-themed snowman head.

It is unclear from the leak which of these helmets will be unlocked at launch, tied to the Battle Pass, or if 343 will add them as part of a themed event.

The pictures have started a debate among Halo fans, with some saying it has only made their hype for Infinite stronger, while others have expressed concerns that their favorite classic helmet isn’t listed.

TheGamerguy110 said, “I wasn’t excited for Infinite before, but after seeing these helmets I’m very excited. These are incredible.” While another user said, “I always comb through these looking for the Operator helmet but alas I have yet to find it.”

Stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest Halo Infinite news leading up to its release later this year, and be sure to check out why the game will launch without Forge and Co-op Campaign.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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Are GTA Online servers down? Current server status

We’ve put together this quick help guide to make sure you find out if the GTA Online servers are currently up and running.

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GTA Online features intense multiplayer action every day across many different platforms, but this puts a strain on the servers, so check to see if your platform’s servers are operational right now.

Eight years after its original release and GTA V is still going in strong, particularly its online multiplayer component.

GTA Online continues to break ground in terms of players and monthly revenue, and with the upcoming relaunch of GTA V on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, we expect even more GTA online traffic.

However, like anything that requires online connectivity, GTA Online uses servers, and they don’t always work. Our guide should assist you in finding out if the servers for your chosen platform are currently in perfect working order.

Are the GTA Online servers currently online?

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Naturally, GTA Online’s servers might be overwhelmed now and again, due to how many people are playing the game.

Before you start checking your internet connection and the status of your platform’s network, first check Rockstar’s official server status update page.

The latest major outage was reported on September 23, 2021, with the GTA Online servers going down on several platforms.

How to check the status of the GTA Online servers?

If you’re desperate to keep on top of the situation so that you know when you can go back online, then we have the right place for you to check.

On Rockstar’s official website, they have their own dedicated Rockstar Service Status page that details the status of each of their major game’s online servers.

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Its easy-to-use system lists the various platforms for Red Dead Online and GTA Online, in particular, and it highlights if the system is fully operational, partially operational, or unavailable at the moment.

GTA Online PS3 and Xbox 360 servers shutting down

The status page isn’t going to have to update the status of the PS3 and Xbox 360 servers for too much longer as Rockstar confirmed that they would be going offline in 2021.

“The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online, including website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, will officially be shutting down on December 16, 2021. In addition, Shark Cash Cards for GTA Online will no longer be sold for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions after September 15, 2021,” Rockstar’s news post said.


So if you’re ever having an issue connecting to the GTA Online servers, then consider checking out Rockstar’s service help page for potential guidance.

Also, check out how to claim free GTA Online Prime Gaming Rewards in 2021.

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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

Master Chief in Halo Infinite

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.

Image credits: 343 Industries

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