Halo: Infinite- Latest Update by 343 Spells Good News for Fans Who Grew Up Hosting LAN Parties

Published 10/22/2021, 9:44 AM EDT


For the first time in Halo’s history, a title will bridge the gap between PC and console players from day one; releasing on both platforms simultaneously. In the past two years, 343 Industries and Xbox have worked to give Halo’s PC fanbase every title their console counterparts have enjoyed over the decades. And with Halo: Infinite, the devs plan to take it up a notch as PC takes the center stage.

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To give fans an overview of how Infinite will be a truly PC-first experience, the devs released a new trailer. While the trailer has every bit of detail, from technical details to PC ecosystem and competitive modes, the most interesting bit is the LAN parties. To give back to their loyal fans, 343 added an iconic mode that enables you to customize a game with your friends.

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Halo: Infinite – LAN Parties are Back

While Halo might have just ended the debate, and constant issues PC players have with a controller’s aim assist. The most interesting addition is the Custom Game option; allowing PC players to host their own events from the comfort of their homes.

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Although a ranked cross-platform hopper might not sound as appealing after the struggles players face in other FPS games, a LAN party is always a good choice. Individuals playing Infinite on their PCs through Game Pass will have the option to deploy LAN servers. The created custom game servers will allow players from all platforms to hop in the same party. This definitely does open a lot of doors for crazy tournaments.

This mode is a tribute to the original Halo title, Halo: Combat Evolved, in a way.

Besides cross-platform play, the game also launches with cross-platform progression. Essentially, those looking to grind the campaign mode on their PC as well as their consoles can jump right back in where they left off.

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Halo: Infinite launches on December 8, 2021, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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