Halo Infinite Winter Update Patch Notes for November 8; Huge List of Everything New

As anticipated, 343 Industries has launched the massive Halo Infinite Winter Update this November 8, and this brings reworked development, steadiness adjustments, new content material and masses extra. Read on for the massive data dump by way of the Halo Infinite Winter Update patch notes.

Halo Infinite Winter Update Patch Notes | Halo Infinite Update for November 8 Patch Notes:


This replace brings new content material, quite a few bug fixes, and several other new options to Halo Infinite. For a full checklist of this replace’s bug fixes, see the Resolved Issues part beneath. New options and content material included on this replace are:


Network Co-Op permits as much as 4 gamers to play by way of the complete Halo Infinite Campaign collectively.

To begin a Network Co-Op Campaign session, observe the steps beneath:

  1. Launch Halo Infinite.
  2. Select the “+” image beneath your Nameplate so as to add gamers to your Fireteam.
  3. From the Social menu, choose the Friends tab.
  4. From right here you may be part of a good friend’s Fireteam or invite them to hitch yours by deciding on their Gamertag and selecting from the choices on their Profile menu.
  5. Once the Fireteam has been fashioned, the Fireteam Leader (FTL) ought to navigate to the Campaign menu within the Play tab. The FTL is recognized by a crown icon within the Fireteam widget positioned within the backside left of the display and within the Social
  6. In the Campaign menu, the FTL can choose to Continue their newest save file, begin a brand new save file, or load a selected save file.
  7. Once the FTL selects their save file, they may enter the Campaign Co-Op menu the place they will choose the popular Difficulty degree and which Skulls to allow.
  8. After urgent the Start Co-Op button, the remainder of the Fireteam will likely be prompted to pick out their save file.
  9. The FTL can choose Start Game to provoke the session as soon as all gamers choose their save file.

Using the chosen save information, the Fireteam’s marketing campaign progress is aggregated in order that the session’s progress displays content material that each one members have accomplished. This permits all progress made in co-op periods to be utilized to every participant’s particular person save file. 

Collectibles, equivalent to Data Pads and Skulls, will seem in co-op periods if any Fireteam members haven’t collected them of their particular person save. Collecting this stuff in co-op will unlock them for all Fireteam members who had not already collected them. If all gamers within the session have collected this stuff, they won’t seem or be interactive. 

Unlocked gear, gear upgrades, and High Value Target (HVT) weapon variants will stay unlocked for particular person gamers in co-op periods even when all Fireteam members haven’t but unlocked them.

Up to 4 gamers can struggle the Banished in Campaign Network Co-Op.


Main story missions and all aspect targets like Outposts, Targets, and Marine Events can now be replayed.

To replay a mission or occasion that has already been accomplished, observe the steps beneath:

  1. Launch Halo Infinite.
  2. In the Play tab of the principle menu, choose Campaign.
  3. Select Continue to make use of your newest save file or choose Load Game to make use of a special save file.
  4. Once in gameplay, open the TacMap With the default management bindings, this menu could be opened utilizing the View button on a controller or the Tab key on a keyboard.
  5. Navigate across the TacMap and find a mission or occasion you want to replay, then place the TacMap cursor on that goal’s icon.
  6. Use the shortcut listed on the underside of the menu to open the icon’s Mission Options menu.
  7. In the Mission Options menu, choose Replay Mission.
  8. Select the popular Difficulty and Skulls then press the Play button to provoke the Mission Replay.

When replaying missions, the weapon loadout you presently have outfitted will likely be used within the chosen mission. You can use this to play earlier missions with weapon variants unlocked from late sport Targets or with newly unlocked Skulls. Unlocked gear and upgrades may even carry over to earlier missions, even when the chosen mission takes place earlier than that gear is unlocked.

After finishing a Mission Replay or when leaving a replayed mission early, the save file’s present mission will resume on the newest checkpoint accessible and all content material unlocked within the Mission Replay (equivalent to Skulls and audio logs) will carry over to the present save completely. Completing mission on greater difficulties will rely towards Achievements as properly.


As talked about in an earlier blog post on Halo Waypoint, this replace brings 24 new Achievements to Halo Infinite for an extra 420 Gamerscore. While some of these new Achievements can solely be earned in Campaign Co-Op, many will also be earned whereas taking part in solo.


This replace brings Forge mode to Halo Infinite. Forge lets gamers create new multiplayer maps and sport modes that may be shared with different gamers by way of the Community tab in the principle menu. Within Forge, gamers can place and modify in-game objects, results, and scripts to create a customized map.

To study extra about Forge in Halo Infinite, go to our Forge Overview article and the “Halo Infinite | Forge Beta FAQ” blog on Halo Waypoint.

Note: Halo Infinite Forge mode is presently in a beta state, which means that further enhancements are deliberate. The Forge Beta will assist canvas maps and never developer-made maps (equivalent to Live Fire, Recharge, Fragmentation, and so forth.). Support for developer-made maps will likely be carried out in a future replace.


In Forge, gamers in Edit Mode will seem as Forerunner displays.


The Winter Update introduces two main adjustments to Halo Infinite development methods: the Match XP beta and enhancements to Weekly Challenges. With these adjustments, gamers can count on Match XP to be the principle driver of their Battle Pass development. Weekly Challenges, whereas nonetheless granting XP alongside the Match XP beta, will likely be a path to unlock further customization gadgets.

For a full breakdown of these methods, go to the “Match XP Beta & Progression | Winter Update” blog.

Match XP (Beta)

In addition to the present Challenge system, the brand new Match XP system rewards gamers for their efficiency in each matchmade multiplayer sport. XP is awarded for accomplishments like:

  • Arena Match Complete: 150 XP
  • Big Team Battle (BTB) Match Complete: 250 XP
  • Featured Match Complete: 200 XP
  • Winning Team: 50 XP
  • Match MVP: 50 XP
  • Top 50% of Team: 50 XP
  • Free-For-All placement
    • 1st: 150 XP
    • 2nd: 100 XP
    • third: 50 XP
    • 4th: 50 XP
    • fifth: 50 XP

The Winning Team, Match MVP, and Top 50% of Team awards will stack for a complete of 200 XP.

Note: Match XP is launching in a beta state. The growth workforce is monitoring telemetry, participant suggestions, and Halo Support bug stories to confirm that the system is working as supposed. Additional enhancements and adjustments to XP rewards could also be carried out sooner or later.


When a match ends, gamers will now see the Match XP they had been awarded, which Challenges they accomplished, and their progress within the Battle Pass tiers.

Weekly Challenges

Starting alongside the launch of the Winter Update, the next adjustments have been made to the Weekly Challenge deck:

  • Challenges are extra “common” general.
  • The quantity of Challenges required to unlock the Ultimate Challenge has been decreased from 20 to 10.
  • All Weekly Challenges can now be accomplished in any multiplayer playlist.


The Winter Update introduces a model new 30-tier Battle Pass that will likely be accessible to all gamers for free. This Battle Pass incorporates a big selection of Halo: Reach-themed customization gadgets which gamers can earn by way of Match XP and finishing Challenges.

To change which Battle Pass is supplied, observe the steps beneath:

  1. Navigate to the Battle Pass menu. This could be executed from the principle menu by deciding on or utilizing the shortcut listed inside the Battle Pass tile within the prime proper nook of the display.
  2. Select the Switch Battle Pass button beneath the Battle Pass tile on the left aspect of the menu.
  3. On the Battle Pass Switcher menu, use the checkbox beneath the Battle Pass tiles to equip the popular Battle Pass.


Event dates listed below are topic to vary. Please keep tuned to the News section of Halo Waypoint for the most recent updates on in-game occasions.

Winter Contingency II Event

Later this yr, the Winter Contingency occasion returns to Halo Infinite! The Winter Contingency II occasion encompasses a 10-tier Event Pass with new holiday-themed Customization gadgets for gamers to unlock.

Like earlier in-game occasions, gamers can unlock this Event Pass’s rewards by finishing Event Challenges. Event Challenges are solely accessible when an occasion is ongoing and could be recognized by the orange banner icon close to the Challenge’s identify. These challenges will usually require gamers to finish matches or carry out sure actions in a selected matchmaking playlist. Event Challenges can’t be accomplished in Custom Games.

Joint Fire Event

Early subsequent yr, the Joint Fire occasion will introduce a brand new 10-tier Event Pass and have an asymmetrical Capture the Flag (CTF) variant: Covert One-Flag. More particulars on the Covert One-Flag mode could be discovered beneath or in the “Winter Update Maps & Modes Preview” blog.

Like the Winter Contingency II occasion above, this occasion’s rewards can solely be earned by finishing Event Challenges whereas the occasion is energetic.


In Covert One Flag, two groups will swap between attacking and defending a single flag with either side having distinctive loadouts. The attacking workforce will try to sneak in the direction of the enemy flag whereas outfitted with Pulse Carbines, Sidekicks, and limitless Active Camo. The defending workforce will hunt the invisible attackers and defend their flag with Commando Rifles, Energy Swords, and limitless Threat Sensors.

Covert One Flag will rotate into matchmaking with the launch of the Winter Update and will rotate out sooner or later. During the Joint Fire Event, will probably be accessible as a featured matchmaking playlist. Covert One Flag is offered in Custom Games now, alongside the launch of the Winter Update.


Both new maps included within the Winter Update had been created in Forge. To see a flythrough of these maps, go to the “Winter Update Maps & Mode Preview” blog or watch the embedded video beneath.


Set on a UNSC ship deep in house, Argyle’s massive courtyards are surrounded by an online of staircases and ramps. Avoid enemy management of the map’s lengthy sightlines by flanking by way of unguarded hallways. Alternatively, use one of the 2 sniper spawns to take down enemies from a distance.

Argyle is offered in a number of Arena and Ranked matchmaking playlists. It can also be accessible in Custom Games.


Argyle was created in Forge and makes use of the Void canvas.


Inspired by Capture the Flag modes, Detachment options two bases related by a number of distinctive routes. An island, reachable by a number of Man Cannons and the primary teleporter in Halo Infinite Multiplayer, sits on the other finish of a chasm from each bases. This island hosts an influence weapon and nice views of enemy positions.

Detachment is offered in a number of Arena matchmaking playlists and Custom Games.


Detachment was created in Forge and makes use of the Institute canvas.


For extra data on these adjustments and different upcoming matchmaking enhancements, go to the “Matchmaking & Ranked Improvements | Winter Update” blog.

Search Region Option

Players now have the choice to restrict their matchmaking searches to their present area. By default, matchmaking searches will likely be set to seek out matches in any area. Limiting searches to the native area could enhance latency to the devoted server, nevertheless, search instances could improve and the equity of matches could scale back.

To change the Search Region possibility, observe the steps beneath:

  1. View the Control Panel or Pause Menu:
    1. Press ESC or F1 on a keyboard or
    2. Press Menu on an Xbox controller or
    3. On the Main menu choose the gear icon within the backside proper nook of the display.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Navigate to the Gameplay tab.
  4. Under the Matchmaking header, choose the Search Region possibility and use the dropdown to set the popular restrict.


The Search Region possibility is positioned within the Gameplay tab of the Settings menu.

Competitive Skill Rank (CSR) Algorithm Update

The Competitive Skill Rank (CSR) algorithm has been improved. In response to suggestions that the CSR positive aspects or losses had been tied too carefully to gamers’ particular person efficiency fairly than the workforce’s efficiency, the algorithm has been reconfigured in order that workforce victories and defeats play a higher function than private efficiency.

The growth workforce is carefully monitoring how this alteration impacts CSR development metrics and participant suggestions. Let us know what you suppose of this alteration by sharing suggestions in the Halo Waypoint forums.

Reduced penalties for leaving uneven Ranked matches

Currently, any participant who leaves a Ranked multiplayer match loses 15 CSR factors regardless of whether or not the groups have a fair quantity of gamers. With an upcoming backend service replace, this rule will likely be adjusted in order that solely the primary participant to give up the match will lose 15 CSR factors. If the primary participant to desert the match leaves within the first jiffy, all the opposite gamers within the match will see much less of an affect on their CSR positive aspects/losses. Anyone who leaves the match after the primary participant will solely lose 5 CSR factors.


As talked about in on Halo Waypoint final week, a number of weapons are being adjusted within the Winter Update. To study extra about these adjustments and different sandbox adjustments deliberate for future updates, go to the “Sandbox Balance Updates | Winter Update” blog.


The base injury and purpose help for the Battle Rifle have each been decreased.

We need the BR75 to stay the versatile weapon we all know and love, but in addition have observed it has been performing a bit too properly – making it not really feel as rewarding because it ought to. In the Winter Update, we needed to boost the ability ceiling on touchdown the ultimate kill shot in addition to scale back its effectiveness at vary from the hip. These adjustments ought to assist make kills with the BR75 really feel much more rewarding.


  • Headshot Prioritization Angle decreased from 0.25 to 0.2 levels.
  • Bullet Magnetism Angle decreased from 2.4 to 2.2 levels.
  • Bullet Magnetism Range decreased from 20wus to 18wus.
  • Bullet Magnetism Falloff Range decreased from 12wus to 10wus.


The VK78 Commando Rifle’s purpose help has been elevated, making it simpler at shorter distances.

One of the commonest items of suggestions we’ve seen is that aiming with the VK78 Commando felt unfastened, particularly at shorter vary. To assist improve its effectiveness up shut, we’ve barely elevated the bullet magnetism and barely decreased the excessive minimal error. We’ve seen this assist gamers end off targets at nearer vary throughout inside playtests, so we’re desirous to see how this performs out within the wild.


  • Increased Headshot Prioritization Angle from 0 to 0.1 levels.
  • Increased Bullet Magnetism Angle from 1.25 to 1.3 levels.
  • Increased Aim Assist Angle from 5 to six.25 levels.
  • Decreased minimal error angle max from 0.8 to 0.6 levels.


The Disruptor’s journal now holds 12 rounds fairly than 10.

The Disruptor has began to see extra use as we’ve gotten additional into Halo Infinite’s lifespan, but it surely nonetheless isn’t doing in addition to we’d hoped. To assist with this, we’re updating the ammo rely to assist gamers shut out kills a bit extra simply. We’ve additionally noticed stories of the injury over time (DoT) impact being inconsistent and will likely be working to get an enchancment out in a future replace.


  • Increased journal ammo rely from 10 to 12.


Charged pictures from the Plasma Pistol will now extra successfully observe enemies in each shut and mid-range fight. Uncharged pictures now deal extra injury as properly.

Many gamers reported that the Plasma Pistol was underperforming in opposition to Spartans, particularly when utilizing its overcharged shot. To assist the overcharged shot observe as anticipated at mid-to-close vary, we’ve up to date its values barely within the Winter Update. We additionally observed the bottom shot was not seeing a lot use, so we’ve elevated the injury of the bottom shot to make it a extra viable possibility for gamers.


  • Increased base shot injury from 20 to twenty-eight.
  • Increased cost shot angular velocity from 20 to 35 levels per second.
  • Increased charged shot guided angular velocity at relaxation from 50 to 70 levels per second.


The Pulse Carbine’s plasma bursts will now higher observe enemies briefly to mid-range fight, nevertheless, their monitoring at longer ranges has been decreased.

Even as gamers have gotten more adept with the Pulse Carbine, it has not been as profitable in short-to-mid vary as we wish. To assist with this, we’ve up to date the monitoring to assist it out in shorter vary. To assist steadiness out its energy although, we’ll be lowering its monitoring at longer vary. These adjustments ought to assist participant land pictures extra persistently briefly to mid-range whereas barely lowering the effectiveness at longer ranges.


  • Increased guided angular velocity at relaxation from 25 to 35 levels per second.
  • Decreased angular velocity from 50 to 30 levels per second.
  • Increased focused main fraction from 0.35 to 1.
  • Increased guided projectile error radius from 0.2 to 0.22 levels.


The detonation timer for the Frag Grenade has been barely elevated to reward higher positioned grenades and to offer gamers on the receiving finish extra time to react.

The Frag Grenade has acquired suggestions that it’s a bit too efficient and that throwing one simply earlier than dying ends in simpler trades than supposed. In order to assist deal with these points, we now have elevated the detonation time barely. This will give gamers a bit bit extra time to react to a grenade that has landed close to them. It may even reward gamers for higher positioned grenades.


  • Increased detonation timer by 0.2 seconds.



  • Text on loading screens will not change dimension when the UNSC emblem seems within the backside left nook of the display.
  • The Mouse 4 and Mouse 5 icons within the Keyboard/Mouse tab of the Settings menu are not reversed. Binding an motion to Mouse 4 will now present the higher aspect button of a mouse and binding an motion to Mouse 5 will present the decrease aspect button.
  • Various situations of overlapping textual content in menus have been improved.



  • Fusion Coils connected to the again of a Razorback will now persistently detonate when the Razorback is destroyed.
  • Firing the Disruptor will now accurately uncloak gamers utilizing Active Camo.
  • Rockets mirrored by the Repulsor gear not seem invisible to some gamers.
  • Collision fixes have been carried out on the multiplayer map Catalyst in order that gamers can’t take goal gadgets out of the playable space.
  • Spawn factors on the multiplayer map Catalyst have been adjusted to scale back situations of gamers respawning in an enemy participant’s line of sight.
  • The Dynamo Grenade’s “ticking” sound impact will not play when dealing injury to an enemy in a Ranked multiplayer match.
  • The Volatile Skewer’s projectile will now be launched in Man Cannons like the bottom Skewer’s projectiles.


  • Equipped armor customizations will now persistently seem on the participant’s Spartan when rewatching the Season 2 Introduction Cinematic.
  • During multiplayer matches, emblems and nameplates will now seem persistently on the Scoreboard and the “Killed By” Heads-Up Display (HUD) ingredient.
  • The third-person animation for reloading the Bulldog shotgun has been improved.
  • The third-person animation for Spartans clambering up a ledge not has an opportunity to look quickly frozen.
  • The Repulsor gear is now seen in first-person.
  • The windshield tint of the Spacestation Gaming Warthog coating has been adjusted in order that gamers within the driver and passenger seats are extra seen to different gamers.
  • Multiple overlapping Spartans will not seem on the Multiplayer menu.
  • The Kythera Battlepad wrist armor will not seem to drift above transradial or transhumeral prostheses on the Eaglestrike armor core.
  • A lacking UNSC decal has been restored to the Liteknuckle gloves for the Mark VII armor core.


  • Multiple Iratus AI voice strains have been added for kills with kinetic, plasma, hardlight, and shock weapons.


  • Challenges listed on the pause menu throughout multiplayer matches will now present their right XP values.
  • Reintroduced the “Congratulations” message for gamers who’ve accomplished all accessible Battle Passes. This message was beforehand eliminated as a result of a bug which has since been mounted.
  • Using the Save a Copy shortcut within the Custom Games Mode Editor menu will now save all presently utilized however unsaved adjustments to the brand new copy.
  • To scale back situations of gamers unintentionally leaving a multiplayer match early, the Leave Fireteam shortcut within the in-game Pause menu’s Social menu now has a affirmation dialog.

Challenges and Medals

  • Grappling to and hijacking a Brute Chopper now accurately progresses the Grapple-Jack Challenge.
  • Kills will now extra persistently observe for weapon-specific Challenges.


  • Players can now persistently bookmark Theater movies.
    • When viewing bookmarked movies within the Content Browser menus, their tiles will present “New Film” because the movie’s identify. Selecting the movie will present the proper map and mode names.
  • Theater Films within the My Bookmarks menu now have a Watch Film possibility.



  • Previously enabled Skulls not have an opportunity to turn into disabled after resuming a save file with the Continue button within the Campaign menu.
  • Gameplay Time will not carry over between new save information utilizing the identical save slot within the Campaign menus.
  • The Bandana Skull will now be marked as collected on the Tac-Map as quickly as gamers decide it up.
  • All Weapon Variants are actually accurately labeled within the FOB tab of the TacMap.
  • Completing missions will now persistently present the proper issue ranges within the TacMap and, if relevant, unlock the proper full Campaign completion achievements.
  • Access to the Screen Calibration menu throughout Campaign gameplay has been restored.
    • This menu could be accessed by navigating to the Video tab of the Settings menu and utilizing the shortcut listed on the underside of the display.
  • Closing Halo Infinite by way of outdoors strategies (equivalent to Task Manager on PC or powering off the PC/console) then loading or beginning a special save file will not overwrite or corrupt save information.


  • Simultaneously reloading a weapon and refilling ammo at an ammo crate will now accurately refill each the weapon’s journal and the reserve ammo.
  • An faulty kill quantity close to the jap anti-air Gun Battery has been eliminated.
  • Kill volumes have been adjusted in order that enemies launched off the floor of Zeta Halo as a result of Boom and Cowbell Skulls’ elevated explosion velocity will not block targets from being accomplished.


  • Character facial animations now seem smoother in any respect framerates.
  • The Grunt Birthday Party Skull will now solely set off confetti results when a headshot kills a Grunt.
  • Skipping cutscenes not has an opportunity to disable first-person animations and make weapon fashions invisible.

Network Co-Op

The following enhancements are primarily based on suggestions and Halo Support tickets from a Halo Insider flight in July 2022.

  • Players will not teleport to the improper place after having their automobile hijacked.
  • Improved loading after Fast Traveling and initiating Mission Replays to resolve situations of gamers coming into prolonged loading screens or being booted to the principle menu.
  • Improved the Threat Sensor’s unlock sequence in order that it could now be outfitted persistently and not has an opportunity to halt participant development.
  • Skipping cutscenes will not end in Fireteam members seeing black screens with music or sound results persevering with to play.
  • New save information will not be named “Finish the Fight” within the Load Game menu and the Co-Op Save Slot Summary menu.

Achievements & Unlocks

  • The Headmaster Achievement will now unlock persistently.
    • If the circumstances for unlocking this Achievement had been accomplished and it didn’t unlock in a earlier model of Halo Infinite, the circumstances will must be accomplished once more after putting in the Winter Update.
  • The Requiem Revengeance stance, Act of Genesis stance, and the Infinity weapon allure can now be unlocked by reaching 100% completion on a single Halo Infinite Campaign save file.
    • For save information that reached 100% completion previous to putting in this replace, gamers could have to load into the save and play for a pair minutes to make sure this stuff are unlocked.
  • The “It Really Does Beat Everything” Achievement will now persistently unlock when the necessities are met.
For data on the most recent recognized points and different Battle Pass issues, head on over here.



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