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Hey Let's Check Out the Multiplayer in Halo Infinite!

Turns out it is pretttttty neat!

Nov. 15 2021

Cast: Matt, Jason, Jeff B., Jan

Posted by: Jan

35 Comments

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Honestly, i was expecting something different, but it looks like the same old Halo Multiplayer.

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I'm generally a staunch keyboard and mouse FPS player but something about playing Halo with a mouse feels sacrilegious to me. The aim assist in Halo has been strong enough that I doubt there is much advantage ultimately to playing KBM

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John Halo is back.

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Love Halo, can't wait to play it.

But instead I'm playing Sonic Generations at 60fps?

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Edited By AV_Gamer
@psykodoughboy said:

Honestly, i was expecting something different, but it looks like the same old Halo Multiplayer.

I believe this is the main thing causing the positive feedback. It's not that the new Halo multiplayer is breaking new ground or evolving how the gameplay works. It's people getting sick and tired of Call of Duty and Battlefield every year and Halo has arrived just in time as a much needed break from the cycle. I also believe its the reason they released it early, because of the lurk warm response to both of those other games. It being free and fully featured compared to the competition also doesn't hurt.

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Lets Haloooooooooo!

Eager to get back home, install the multiplayer, and... play some bot matches to warm up a bit!

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Hey thanks for the monday stream everybody!

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This looks totally fun to play!

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I am really enjoying this game despite being subpar at best. There's a lot of interesting weapons that all feel unique from one another. Looking forward to digging into this one more. Honestly, the campaign is just gravy at this point. I'm pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.

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Had a lot of fun with this today, nothing revelatory, but the best Halo multiplayer has been in a long time. Stockpile is a pretty cool new(?) game mode.
Had the great moment of flying a Banshee, got it stolen, and then grappled back onto it as they tried to fly away and hijacked it back.

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out of curiosity what is Jan drinking in the little cup?

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Rorie is that friend that has to announce every time he's killed for some reason.

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And just like that, I spent 4 hours playing this tonight.

It's been quite fun. I felt more mobile in Halo 5 and loved the scale of Warzone. Curious to see how they build out the bigger game modes over time. It still feels like a beta to me, and I can't really explain why.

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Oh and pro tip: not sure if this is only on PC but turn off screen shake and speedlines, maybe a couple other things too to fit your liking. I found them to be just a disadvantage/distraction and kinda hurt my eyes and stuff.

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I've only played one match, but I really enjoyed it! I'm so glad to see Dr. Halo back in action.

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Honestly, i was expecting something different, but it looks like the same old Halo Multiplayer.

So, honestly, they've updated the feel. Its more responsive and quick than it ever has been -- it's at a pace that actually feels fantastic both with a controller or a mouse and keyboard which is absolutely wild. It still has that longer time to kill, but I think part of that is that the base assault rifle is particularly underpowered compared to any other damn weapon I've felt in the game so far.

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There's a chaos to halo mp that I just never found anywhere else and man its nice to see it. Like yeah they are absolutely leaning hard on the halo 1-3 and reach vibes but it works for me!

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Can the player barks be suppressed? I do not want to hear '2nd rate anime protagonist' voice anymore

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JASON TURN OFF YOUR TV

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This is free? Dang.

With the PS5 being impossible to find and Game Pass looking like insane value for money, I think an Xbox might be on the cards. I'll have to do some Googling to make sure I buy the right one, as the naming convention still confuses me, but that's easy enough...

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Some fantastic Rorie energy in this!

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@fightingchance: There should be a toggle to turn off Spartan voice in the Audio menu. If you mean the customizable AI announcer voice, I think there might be a slider.

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@mondocool: Likely an espresso in a double-walled glass cup!

Not usually a Halo person, but this seems fun! Hoping the feel is a good indication of the campaign as well.

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Enjoyed it quite a bit from what i've played, my only real complaint is playlist need to be adjusted, and that the there isn't a ton of art variety in the maps(No snow maps, no maps on Covenant ships, etc.), but those are both things that will get better over time. Also the first F2P game where I feel no issue putting money into, yeah the BP progress is a tad to slow still, but it's got no time limit and I feel like i'm playing because i'm having fun, not because i'm trying to grind out progress, and that's so damn refreshing these days.

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The multiplayer is fun, but the very slow level up system needs to change. I played for 3 hours yesterday and didn't even reach rank 1, despite doing a good bit of fragging. There must be a carrot on a stick factor to these games and only giving small xp by completing challenges will cause a lot of people to give up in the long run. With that said, the game runs smooth for the most part, and I don't have a monster gaming PC. I was able to achieve around 50-80fps on mostly high settings with my GTX 1660 Ti at 1080p, and the same at 1440p, but only on low settings. If I really end up liking this game, it might convince me to get an Xbox Series X/S and battle pass for the full experience along with the coming campaign.

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This won't launch on my PC because it doesn't like my (admittedly old) GPU. Which is a bummer as I'm only looking to output at 1080p and Forza 5, which also brought up a pre-launch warning about my GPU age but let me run it anyway, hits a consistent 60-90fps at a blend of medium/low settings. The fact they won't even allow me to try it and decide for myself if the performance is satisfactory is a real bummer.

Especially so seeing it in action, because it doesn't appear to be doing anything dramatically different than a lot of games that I run just fine (my PC is basically all-new aside the GPU because, well, buying a new GPU at the moment is next to impossible unless you're prepared to shell out almost double the RRP).

Nevertheless, thanks as always for showing it off!

Rorie is that friend that has to announce every time he's killed for some reason.

Obviously this is gonna vary from person to person but I generally want to know if someone on my team has just been killed because it means there's danger where they were and they're no longer there to deal with it. Obviously you can track that to some extent yourself but there's a lot going on in a MP game and I find it nice to know. Our group doesn't really do a lot of callouts or coordinated play in games, we tend to just chat about other stuff, but we do generally let people know if we've gone down and where our assailant was if they're still posing a threat.

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Been able to win a lot, not very good at getting frags but objective based matches make it more fun for me.

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Did I hear that Premium was on sale at www.giantbomb.com/upgrade???

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The BTB maps in this are a bit disappointing to me. They're MOBA-like rather than being big and open like they usually are. Hopefully that isn't the only design for BTB and we'll get some more open ones. The vehicle spawning system is also very limiting and rewards the winning team more since it spawns most vehicles in the middle of the map

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Hope Jason is doing better, good to see him on some videos again.