Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the sixth mainline entry in the Halo series and the third in the “Reclaimer Saga” following Halo 5: Guardians.
The campaign follows the human supersoldier Master Chief and his fight against the enemy Banished on the Forerunner ringworld Zeta Halo, also known as Installation 07. Unlike previous installments in the series, the multiplayer portion of the game is free-to-play.
Infinite was released as a launch title with the Xbox Series X/S with the multiplayer component on November 15, 2021, coinciding with the franchise’s 20th anniversary, the campaign was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 8, 2021. Halo Infinite received generally favorable reviews from critics, with some deeming the game a return to form for the series.
How to play Halo Infinite on your iPad with Xbox Game Pass?
The much-anticipated sixth entry in the mainline Halo series titled Halo Infinite on Xbox can be played on iPad and it’s extremely easy to get set up. To play Halo Infinite on your iOS device, you’ll need an Xbox game pass subscription that costs $14.99/month and requires a decent internet connection.
Once you’ve got a Microsoft account that’s subscribed to Xbox game pass, head over to this website. You’ll see a dashboard of games available to subscribers. Add this page to your iPhone or iPad’s Home Screen using Safari. To do this, tap the share button and select “add to Home Screen.”
Once the web app is installed on your device, sign into your Microsoft account. You’re almost there. Some games allow you to play with virtual touch controls, but Halo Infinite requires a physical controller to be paired with your device. You’ve got a few options. You can get the latest Xbox Series S/X controllers or use a PlayStation one. Apple also offers MiFi controllers but those are nowhere near as good for hardcore games like this.
Halo Infinite is right on the Cloud Gaming homepage
If your internet connection is strong enough, the game will load right away. Assuming you’ve got your controller paired, you’re good to go. The game will show the rocket launch loading screen, and boom, you’ll be playing a full Xbox game right on your iPhone or iPad.
It won’t take up the full screen on an iPad because the game was designed for a television’s aspect ratio, but it looks remarkably good despite being streamed over the web.
For those of you who may not know, Halo was actually introduced at Macworld by Steve Jobs in 1999. Halo began life as a macOS exclusive game developed by Bungie studios. Microsoft later purchased the company and turned it into the massive hit it is today.
What is Halo Infinite?
Like past Halo games, Halo Infinite is a shooter with most gameplay taking place from a first-person perspective. Players use a number of weapons and vehicles commonly found in the Halo series, such as the Warthog. The game features several new abilities for player character the Master Chief, such as the Grapple Shot and Thruster, which enables him to pull himself towards foes or retrieve items.
The title’s campaign mode features a semi-open world structure; players can freely explore parts of the setting, the ringworld Zeta Halo, which are segmented off from each other and initially impassable. Scattered throughout the environment are Forward Operating Bases, which can be cleared of enemies and captured. Captured bases serve as fast-travel points.
Also scattered across Zeta Halo’s surface are other points of interest, such as “high-value targets” to eliminate, Marine squads to rescue, and Banished propaganda towers to destroy. Completing these side objectives earns the player Valor, which is used to call in new weapons and vehicles. There are also more linear environments within the ring’s surface, that hew more to traditional Halo mission design. These “dungeons” advance the story, and cannot be replayed once completed. Scattered collectibles such as audio logs provide additional story details.
Multiplayer largely retains traditional Halo gameplay, with slayer, capture the flag, and other modes available in standard 4v4 and Big Team Battle variants; the latter is 12v12, a first for the series. New to multiplayer are ability pickups, which allow a player to activate a special power a limited number of times, such as dashing, active camouflage, and “repulsor” charges that can knock enemies and projectiles back.
- 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.
- Halo’s celebrated multiplayer returns, reimagined and free-to-play! Seasonal updates evolve the experience over time with unique events, new modes and maps, and community-focused content.
- Halo returns to its roots with fair starts, on-map equipment, and 4-player squads to offer the ultimate arena-shooter experience.
- You can create endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of weapons, vehicles and equipment to experience big-team mayhem and fun that embraces the full spectrum of the Halo sandbox.
- Become a Spartan that’s uniquely your own with a rich and deep player customization system. Earn and discover new cosmetic items simply by playing campaign or multiplayer. Or to obtain even more cosmetic rewards, purchase a Battle Pass that never expires and unlock new content at your own pace.
Q1. Is Halo Infinite on Steam?
Yes, the latest Master Chief title is available on Steam.
Q2. Is Halo Infinite on Xbox Game Pass?
Yes, Halo Infinite’s Campaign mode will be available for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers for free with their monthly subscription.
Q3. How much does Halo Infinite cost in Australia?
Halo Infinite costs $99.99 in Australia
Q4. How much does battle pass cost?
Halo Infinite Battle Pass prices
- Premium Battle Pass: 1,000 points
- Premium Pass Bundle: 2,800 points
The Premium Pass Bundle comes with the Battle Pass alongside 100 XP Grants, which will give you 25 Battle Pass levels.
Halo Infinite point prices
- 500 points: $7.95 AUD
- 1,000 points: $14.95 AUD
- 2,200 points: $29.95 AUD
- 5,600 points: $69.95 AUD
- 11,500 points: $139.95 AUD
This means that a standard Halo Infinite Battle Pass will cost Australians $14.95 AUD unless you want to spend up and get a jump on the system with the bundle. Keep in mind that Battle Passes provide cosmetic items only; Halo Infinite multiplayer itself is free-to-play.
Q5. What is BTB game mode?
Big team battle or BTB game mode create endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of weapons, vehicles and equipment to experience big-team mayhem and fun that embraces the full spectrum of the Halo sandbox.