Halo Infinite Insider Review
Who is excited for the release of Halo Infinite? Finally, after 6 years since Halo 5 was released on October 27, 2015, Master Chief continues his journey in Halo Infinite which will release December 8, 2021, and let me tell you it is going to be a good one. If you were not there for Halo Infinite Insider well, you missed out on quite a joy. The Insider, which took place from October 1st to October 4th, I’d give it a 4/5-star review. The Insider brought many weapons and equipment that we all know back into Halo Infinite. Though like all new games, there are many weapons, maps, game modes and equipment new to the game and if you can’t wait to see, well here is a spoiler alert from what was introduced in the Halo Infinite Insider.
There were 3 game modes that were shown. 2 of the 3 will sound very familiar to Halo fans; Slayer and Capture The Flag. There was a new game mode shown called Stronghold. This game mode can be played in 1 of 2 ways. The first way is 4v4 stronghold, which is played such that the longer that you have 2 objectives, the more points that you get, and the first to 200 points wins. Then there is the big team battle the 8v8 Stronghold. The objective in this mode is that there is an offense and a defense and then there are 2 capture points with an allotted time given. If the defense can defend both capture points until the time expires, then they win; however, if the offense can capture both points then they win the match.
Next, we will go over the maps. There were 3 maps introduced for arena 4v4 and one that was introduced to the big team battle 8v8. The first arena map was Bazaar, which is a small deserted market that was located somewhere in the desert. The next map that was introduced was Behemoth which was a large ancient covenant structure and if you love playing with gravity lifts, you will enjoy this map, due to the number of lifts accessible across the map. The last map that was played in arena was Recharge, which is a neglected axys facility. The map that was introduced for the big team battle was the map Fragmentation. This map reminds me of the map Valhalla from Halo 3 but more forested instead of open.
Let’s go over the gadgets we have seen in the trailer. The grapple hook, which is a pickup on the field, is not infinite ammo but you get 5 shots that can be used to get to a higher surface quickly or it can also be used to hook on to an opponent to bring you closer to the enemy. The grapple hook can also help you hijack vehicles. The other gadget that was introduced included the drop wall pick it and the USNC version on a plasma shield used by the Covenant, which you get 3 to use. Finally, my favorite one to use during the Insider was repulsor. This 5 shot gadget repels enemies and vehicles away from you but that’s not all, it can also reflect rockets and other heavy weapons as well as grenades.
Now the one thing you have all been waiting for which are the weapons. Not only are we seeing the return of the Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Magnum Pistol, Plasma Pistol, Needler, Sniper Rifle, Double Barrel Rocket Launcher, and the Gravity Hammer, but some new weapons, like the VK78 Commando-a precision fully automatic mid-range rifle with heavy recoil, pulse carbine. The VK78 is similar the plasma rifle, but is a 3 round burst. Other new weapons include the CQS48-a USNC close range buckshot shotgun, The Ravager, which can be used in 2 modes, either a 3 round powerful plasma or charge for a single strong plasma shot that also spreads into a wave of fire. Additionally, the Heatwave, which is the remake of the Forerunner shotgun, the only difference being the Heatwave switches between horizontal and vertical orientation, the choice is up to you, plus this weapon also ricochets off of surfaces, The Shock rifle, if you have played world at war this weapon reminds you a lot like the wonder waffle, shoot one target and all in the immediate area take damage as well. The final new weapon introduced was the Skewer, which is a one round launcher that shoots a devastating rod that kills an enemy, no matter where it lands on the body.
There are numerous other modes, maps, gadgets, and weapons that are still a secret for the multiplayer. Obviously, there were some bugs, with it just being a beta; yet, even with those issues, the Insider has me even more excited for the release of Halo Infinite on December 8, 2021. Nobody knows what the story line is going to look like and the only thing we do know is that the story is going to take place on a new Halo ring called Zeta Halo. After the ending of Halo 5, I cannot wait to see how they continue the Master Chief saga and what new things are still to be seen on the release of the game.
-xSpiritTrip "Hope to see you guys on the premier of Halo Infinite"