Halo Infinite Multiplayer Guide For Beginners

Last Updated: November 27, 2021 7:05 PM /


Halo Infinite Multiplayer Tips

With the surprise launch of Halo Infinite, a lot of questions have been cropping up, floating around, and need answering. Whilst the Campaign may be a little while off, the Multiplayer has Xbox and PC fans hooked, and there is a lot to talk about. Here's a few tips about Halo Infinite Multiplayer.

Whether you want to change your gender, mute annoying teammates, or just have a query about how to play, we’ve got you covered.

Is Halo Infinite Free To Play?

Halo Infinite comes in two flavours, Singleplayer and Multiplayer. The Multiplayer component is completely free to play and is available to download and play now. It contains multiple modes and playlists, a Battle Pass, and training modes. You are free to pop in, frag some chumps, gain some ranks and do whatever you want, without paying a penny.

The single-player portion of the experience will cost you back $60 and will contain the long-awaited continuation of Master Chief’s story. It launches on December 8th, 2021.

Both components are available on Game Pass for free, with the Singleplayer landing on Game Pass day one.

Infinite MP Behemoth

Is Halo Infinite Coming To Playstation?

Whilst Microsoft has been willing to put their First-Party IPs on other consoles in the past, there has not been any news as to whether Halo Infinite will make it to Playstation. It would be safe to assume that this game will remain an Xbox and PC exclusive.

How Does The Halo Infinite Battle Pass Work?

Like most Free-To-Play games, Halo Infinite has a Battle Pass that rewards players with a bevvy of rewards and goodies. To progress the Battle Pass, players must complete Daily and Weekly Challenges, each of which rewards EXP.
The Battle Pass is split into Free and Premium rewards. Upgrading your Battle Pass to Premium status will set you back $9.99, which, again is standard for the genre. What makes Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass different, however, is that it never expires. You are free to go through your Battle Pass as quickly, or as slowly as you want. Needless to say, this is the gold standard when it comes to freemium mechanics.
There has been quite the kerfuffle surrounding Halo Infinite and the speed at which you progress. However, 343 Industries has been tweaking the game since its launch, and improvements have already rolled out.

Halo Infinite Battle Pass Screen

How Do Halo Infinite Weekly Challenges Work?

Each week you will be given 20 Weekly Challenges to complete. Each challenge is graded based on difficulty, and EXP is granted upon completion. In total, you will receive 8 Tier-1 Challenges, 8 Tier-2 Challenges, and 4 Tier-3 Challenges.
Tier-1 Challenges can be completed in Bot Matches and tend to be rather simple. They often boil down to killing someone with a specific weapon, for example. Tier-2 and Tier-3 must be completed in a PVP Mode, and these tend to be more difficult, such as destroying enemy vehicles or landing headshots.
Special Event Challenges will also be mixed into your Challenge Pool if one is running, and these will still grant EXP to progress your Battle Pass like a regular Challenge, but also progress a separate Event-specific tracker.

Halo Infinite How To Unlock The Weekly Ultimate Challenge

Every week, Halo Infinite will reward players with an Ultimate Reward if they manage to complete that week's Ultimate challenge. So far we have seen a Visor cosmetic and a pretty awesome colour palette for the MK-VII Armour Core. The Ultimate Challenge is not unlocked by default, however.
To unlock the Ultimate Challenge, players must complete all of that week's Challenges. Upon doing so, a final Challenge will be added to their log. Once this has been completed, the reward is added to your collection. You also get a hefty chunk of EXP towards your Battle Pass for doing so.

Halo Infinite Weekly Challenge Screen

How To Unlock The Fractures: Tenrai Specific Yoroi Armour Core?

Halo Infinite recently started its first timed event, Fractures: Tenrai. This event introduces new Challenges, a whole new mode, and an unlockable Core, the Yoroi Armour. To unlock this swanky piece of kit, players just need to level up their Event Pass to level 5.
Levelling up an Event Pass simply requires the completion of Event Challenges which are mixed in with your Weekly Challenges. The Event Pass does not operate on an EXP system. Instead, every Challenge complete bumps up then level by one. Complete 5/7 challenges and the Yoroi Armour Core is yours

Halo Yoroi Core

Is Halo Infinite Cross-Platform?

Yes, Halo Infinite is Cross-Platform by default. This means players playing on PC and Xbox and brawl against, and with, each other. The Ranked Arena Mode has built-in options to turn off Cross-Platform play if pad-users don’t want to go toe-to-toe with a Keyboard/Mouse player, which is a nice inclusion.
Currently, there is no way to completely turn off Cross-Platform play in all modes, but fan-rumblings seem to be spurring 343 Industries to potentially implement this in the future.

Does Halo Infinite have Split-Screen Multiplayer?

Halo Infinite currently does NOT have split-screen multiplayer of any kind. This is expected to be added at a later date, but there is no news of when this will happen. Players are restricted to online play only until then.

How to Mute Players in Halo Infinite

Sometimes your team might have one of those people. You know the ones, always blaring their low-quality music down their low-quality mics, or that one guy who is munching on some Dorito’s and forgot to mute his mic. Heck, sometimes you just bump into a straight racist. It happens, and most people don’t want to deal with that nonsense.
Thankfully Halo Infinite has you covered, although it isn’t immediately obvious what you need to do. If you want to turn off voice chat completely, then:

Turn Off Halo Infinite Voice Chat on XBOX

  • Hit the Start button
  • Select Settings
  • Press RB and navigate to Audio
  • Scroll down to Communication
  • From here turn off Fireteam & Lobby Chat and Match Chat

Turn Off Halo Infinite Voice Chat on PC

  • Press F1 (or the Gear Bottom Right) in the Menu
  • Go to Settings > Audio
  • Scroll down to "Communication"
  • Set Voice Chat Mode to "Disabled"

If you just want to mute people in-game, then:

Mute Halo Infinite Players on Xbox:

  • Hit the Start button in a match
  • Press the Options button to bring up an interactive List of Players
  • Select the player you want to mute and press A and select Mute
  • Alternatively, you can just press Y to mute the whole lobby

Mute Halo Infinite Players on PC

  • When you're in a match, press ESC
  • Once the menu comes up, press TAB
  • Select the player you want to mute and click "Mute" 
Mute Players Halo

Change Your Gender in Halo Infinite

Customisation has always been a big deal in Halo, and Halo Infinite is no exception. Whilst you will always be a power-armoured Super Soldier, your Spartan doesn’t have to be a burly bloke. If you want to change your gender, then:

Change Your Halo Infinite Gender on XBOX

  • Go to the Main Menu screen
  • Press RB and move over to Customize
  • Select Body & AI
  • From here, there is a slider that lets you pick between three body types.
  • Once done, press B to go back one screen and go into Spartan ID
  • Under Voice, you can change what your Spartan sounds like

Change Your Halo Infinite Gender on PC

  • On the Main Menu click "Customize" at the top
  • Select Body & AI
  • From here, there is a slider that lets you pick between three body types.
  • Go back a screen and go to Spartan ID
  • Under Voice, you can change what your Spartan sounds like
Change Gender Halo Infinite Screen

Does Halo Infinite Have Friendly Fire?

Halo Infinite does have Friendly Fire, but not in every mode.

Unranked Playlists allow you to throw grenades, fire bullets, and drop bombs on your allies, and for the most part, they will be unscathed. You don’t need to be overly concerned over your allies going rogue. The biggest exception to this rule is vehicle damage - if you belt a Mongoose into a mate at full speed, you will kill them - so try and avoid doing that.
Things change in Ranked Arena, however. Friendly Fire is turned on, so you don’t want to be too trigger happy. Nobody is going to feel great when a three-round-burst rattles into the back of their skull. Halo Infinite’s HUD also differentiates which team is inflicting damage, so you better believe they will know you accidentally murdered them.

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