Over the past few months, the reputation of Halo Infinite has shaken a little. Although it started out as one of the promising games of last year, with a multiplayer mode that brought the franchise back to its origins and a campaign that satisfied both loyal fans and newcomers, 343 Industries has dropped the ball a bit, and both modes suffer from some issues. As for the campaign, fans are unhappy with the state of the co-op, which is currently only in beta testing, and as for the multiplayer game, the lack of new content and the disappointing Halo Infinite Seasons released so far have led to the emergence of some significant players. landings.
Right now there is one important thing that could potentially save Halo Infinite and attract the crowd it has lost since the day of release. While this isn’t always the answer, some big DLC expansion could really rejuvenate Halo Infinite, and if recent rumors are to be believed, 343 Industries is currently hard at work on just that. While this Halo Infinite campaign DLC can revolve around just about anything, there are a few hints that it might see the Master Chief face-to-face with the Infinite, a new enemy faction that was teased at the end of the Halo Infinite campaign.
Who are the infinite Halo Infinite?
Officially called Xalanins, the Infinite are an ancient race that posed a serious threat to the Forerunners. Shortly before the Forerunners launched their Halo Rings, in an attempt to destroy the Flood, they took samples of all known species so that they could be cloned after launching the array, and worlds could be populated after all life was destroyed. For some unknown reason, the Xalanian was not indexed by the Forerunners.
By launching the Halo rings, the Forerunners discovered that the Xalanins had somehow survived a galaxy-wide explosion. Fearing this unknown race, the Forerunners summoned the Xalanins to Installation 07, where they imprisoned the vast majority of races. In 2559, Exiles led by Atrioxus discovered Installation 07 and began excavating a number of ancient ruins of the Forerunners. Atriox stumbled upon the Harbinger and released him from prison. In exchange for the freedom of his people, who were trapped on Installation 07, the Harbinger agreed to activate the ring for Atriox.
At the end of Halo Infinite, Master Chief confronts the Harbinger and eventually kills him in battle. However, during the post-credits scene, the presumed deceased Atriox comes out of the shadows and stands in front of a handful of imprisoned Xalanins, presumably intending to free them and use their help to continue the case. the war against the UNSC.
What the Halo Infinite Endless trademark can mean
Back in early December 2021, Microsoft registered the Halo trademark: The Endless. At the time, fans thought it might indicate a future spin-off of the multiplayer game, as Esports is mentioned throughout the trademark. However, since December, the trademark has never been officially mentioned. At the same time, some recent leaks seem to suggest that the Halo Infinite campaign DLC is on the way, and this trademark may indicate that Endless are the main antagonists.
Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is likely that any future DLC of the Halo Infinite campaign will directly follow the events of Halo Infinite, where players saw the Master Chief, Weapons and Pilot go to Pelican. We are ready to continue the fight against the Exiles. The post-credits scene directly teasing other endless opponents seems very likely that they will play an important role in any upcoming Halo campaign, be it a DLC campaign, a spin-off or a full-fledged sequel.
Halo Infinite is already available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.