The map, which is not officially named in the update, is the very first thing we have seen from the game’s multiplayer. The first screenshot, below, shows a very familiar Halo scene: two Spartans squaring off on a map with an emphasis on verticality.
The final game will contain a mix of interior and exterior levels, by the sound of it. As you can see in these shots, the level contains plenty of detail–and looks to be using the power of the Xbox Series X for some nice lighting effects.Design director Ryan Paradis explains in the update that while there will be “limited-time events” in the game’s multiplayer, they don’t want players to feel like they need to jump in at specific times or miss out. “Think of all the games we’ve all played that have random rewards, ask people to play a way they hate just for a new shiny, or weaponize FOMO against the player,” he says. “There will be limited-time events, but we don’t want to turn free time into a chore. We’re not all about that.”
This update also reveals that Halo Infinite will arrive in Fall 2021.