It’s finally here. After what feels like far too long of a wait, the next entry in the Halo series is now finally available. Announced back in 2018, Halo Infinite has gone through a long, and sometimes troubled, development. Fortunately, that journey is over, and now Halo Infinite is finally available to all.
Unlike previous games in the series, Halo Infinite changes up the set blueprint by adding open-world gameplay into the mix. Rather than simply selecting levels from a menu , you’ll travel around the world from mission to mission. Similar to other open-world titles, there are activities to complete and items to collect.
GameByte reviewed Halo Infinite prior to release, praising the newest editions to the game – especially the grapple shot. We did however find the open-world to be a little repetitive at points, but boredom is easily avoided thanks to the game’s excellent gunplay and physics. Ultimately, it’s your decision to make though! However, by now you are probably asking…
So, how long does it take to beat the Halo Infinite Campaign?
With the new open-world format, many people are probably wondering just how long Halo Infinite will take to complete. Without exploring the open-world and diving into the side-quests and activities, you’re probably looking at around 8 hours to get through the main story line. That places Halo Infinite inline with the rest of the series, which has always been between 7 – 10 hours to complete.
If you plan to dive into the open-world, you can expect to spend a little more time playing Halo Infinite. While it’s mostly up to players how long they will spend exploring the world, you can probably see everything Infinite has to offer within around 30 hours. This is if you really want to dive in and collect everything though.
That eight hours could well be the launching point for further DLC additions in the future. Our reviewer Joshua Boyles believed Microsoft will likely add to the game in the future based on the events of the story. That means those initial eight hours could become 16, or even 32, hour campaigns in the future at some point.
A Few Handy Tips
Before you get started with Halo Infinite, we thought we’d also provide a few handy tips for those heading into the game on launch. Right from there start you’ll want to make a beeline for the Spartan Cores dotted around the world. The cores enable players to upgrade Master Chief’s equipment (grapple shot, drop shield, enemy ping and thrusters) making them far more powerful in gunfights.
When in the open world you’ll also want to keep an eye out for lost UNSC squads. It’s up to Master Chief to save these squads from The Banished, earning Valor Points in the process. These points can be used to purchase new weapons and vehicles to use in the world. They’re locked behind tiers that you can unlock by spending these Valor Points.
There’s also some other hidden unlockables scattered around the world. Mjolnir Armour Drops unlock multiplayer cosmetics, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for them. There are also the classic skulls hidden throughout the world, although they are very difficult to find. Reviewer Joshua only managed to find one during his time with the game.
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