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August Drop Pod Preview

August Drop Pod Preview

Arriving subsequent Tuesday, August 9, our subsequent Drop Pod will concentrate on enhancing the participant expertise on a number of fronts. This replace is about to develop every participant’s customization choices, embody QoL enhancements, and can lay the groundwork for much more community-requested options. 

Let’s check out what’s inside! 



At current, there are a large number of visors within the recreation cut up throughout the 5 armor cores. If you happen to’ve needed to make use of the shiny gold Noble visor (which has hitherto been locked to the Mark V [B] armor core) to finish your look on any of your different cores, you’ll be capable of make that occur when the August Drop Pod lands. 

What this implies is that every one visors which can be presently within the recreation, and all future visors to come back, will work throughout all helmets from all armor cores.

A Mark V [B] Spartan with a bright yellow visor stands in the Armor Hall.
EAGLESTRIKE’S Evening Wisp visor on a Mark V [B] helmet.
A Yoroi Spartan with a gold visor stands in the Armor Hall.
RAKSHASA’s Athena’s Mirror visor on a YOROI helmet.


Persevering with with the theme of enhancing customization choices, this Drop Pod will even permit for sure Mark VII helmet attachments to be worn throughout a number of Mark VII helmets.

It is a response to participant suggestions we’ve seen requesting an growth of the compatibility of Mark VII helmet attachments. Naturally, this transfer got here with some complexities as a result of most helmet attachments for the Mark VII core are designed to suit a selected helmet, however some occur to additionally match effectively on different Mark VII helmets.

The Dwell Staff took a while with our Artists to seek out out which helmet attachments look finest and match with out clipping awkwardly or having massive holes. Since sure mixtures may have clipping or massive gaps, not each Mark VII helmet will be capable of use each helmet attachment – however the complete variety of choices has been significantly elevated.

If you happen to’ve already unlocked these helmets and helmet attachments, they’ll robotically be usable. If you happen to unlock them sooner or later, all of the potential mixtures shall be unlocked for you. There won’t be a have to unlock them on a per-use foundation.

A full checklist of the helmet and helmet attachment mixtures shall be included within the Drop Pod patch notes when it goes stay.

A Mark VII Spartan stands in the Armor Hall while wearing a helmet attachment..
Soldier helmet attachment on a Rampart helmet.
Mark V [B]’s Stalwart visor on a Mark VII helmet.
A Mark VII Spartan stands in the Armor Hall while wearing a helmet attachment.
Warmaster helmet attachment on Firefall helmet.
RAKSHASA’s Sapphire Entrance visor on a Mark VII helmet.



On the multiplayer expertise entrance, this replace will make it simpler for us to implement extra Ranked playlists transferring ahead. Kicking issues off shall be Ranked Doubles, which is about to land two weeks after the Drop Pod’s launch – together with a CSR reset. Moreover, a social Staff Doubles playlist shall be accompanying Ranked Doubles on its launch day, that means Halo Infinite shall be getting twice the 2v2 enjoyable.

We’ll monitor the well being of Ranked Doubles and all our playlists after its addition to the matchmaking lineup. If all playlists proceed to carry out as anticipated, we’ll maintain these additions and proceed experimenting with including extra Ranked playlists sooner or later.

Two Spartans holding BRs stand at the ready.


Within the opening of this weblog, we talked about that we have been laying some groundwork for the longer term as effectively. Whereas there isn’t a player-facing change right here simply but, this Drop Pod does comprise numerous the groundwork required to show Area Choose on sooner or later. This could permit gamers to pick out between all looking out throughout all areas (quicker search instances) or their native area (higher pings). 

This function continues to be a while away, however gamers could spot a few of the backend work that has been finished to start out placing issues in place. We’ll have extra to share about Area Choose as we get nearer to its launch. 



With this Drop Pod launch, your lively Challenges shall be viewable whereas in a match on the pause menu. We all know it’s useful to have the ability to rapidly look at your lively Challenges (in addition to their descriptions) at any given time throughout a match, so we’re very blissful to get this carried out.

A screenshot of the pause menu, which shows Challenges on the right side.
Observe: This placeholder textual content is just not indicative of future Challenges.

Please notice: this display screen won’t present the precise numbers (remaining or complete) to your Challenges simply but. Since Challenges presently replace on the finish of a match, we selected to not show the numbers deliberately to keep away from any confusion round not seeing them replace in real-time. We’re working to make it so Challenges do tick throughout a match, however we needed to get this useful first step out to all of you because it was prepared.

As at all times, we’ll have the complete patch notes obtainable on the Halo Help web site (aka.ms/HaloInfiniteUpdate) when the replace is launched.

Thanks to your continued suggestions on our Waypoint Boards, Twitter, Reddit, and extra as we maintain pushing to make Halo Infinite the most effective expertise it may be. We stay up for seeing you on-line when the Drop Pod lands subsequent Tuesday, August 9! 


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