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Official Halo Infinite release date and PC requirements have been confirmed

Halo Infinite release date

After being accidentally leaked on the Microsoft Store, the official Halo Infinite release date and PC requirements are finally here — the flagship title will be hitting the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC platforms on December 8th. The Halo Infinite release date was confirmed at Thursday’s Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase, which featured a brand-new Season 1 cinematic intro featuring a Spartan supersoldier named Captain Agryna. The video shows Agryna as a teenager on the streets of London, England during the Battle for Earth in 2552 (complete with Big Ben standing in the background). Agryna comes face-to-face with an imposing group of Covenant Jiralhanae troops and is fortunately rescued by the timely intervention of a Spartan team. She later goes on to become a Spartan supersoldier herself.

The official Halo Infinite release date on December 8th marks the first time developer 343 Industries has set a specific release date for the game since its initial delay to 2021 back in August of 2020.

Although Halo Infinite will release on December 8th with its campaign and multiplayer modes ready to go from the jump, 343 Industries recently announced that the campaign co-op and Forge modes would not be available until the game’s second multiplayer season, or at least three months after the main title’s release.

The game’s requirements on the PC were posted up on Steam as well.

Halo Infinite is built for PC,” explains the game’s Steam listing. “From advanced graphics settings, ultrawide/super ultrawide support and triple-key binds to features like dynamic scaling and variable framerates, Halo Infinite is the best Halo experience on PC to date.”

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Halo Infinite‘s minimum and recommended requirements are as follows:

Halo Infinite System Requirements

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 RS3 x64
    • Processor: AMD FX-8370 or Intel i5-4440
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 19H2 x64
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel i7-9700k
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon RX 5700 XT or Nvidia RTX 2070
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

The campaign mode carries the following description: “When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and explore the massive scale of the Halo ring. To experience the campaign, purchase Halo Infinite (Campaign).”

Are you excited to finally have an official Halo Infinite release date? Will you be purchasing the game upon its release even with the co-campaign and Forge modes being released at a later date? Sound off in the comments.

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