At the tail end of 2021, Halo Infinite was eventually released after being delayed for more than a year, although the game was in an unfinished form when it was released. To begin with, there will not be a cooperative campaign. The mode has been postponed many times, but it is expected to be released in August.
However, gameplay that was discovered online this week has fans questioning whether or not this was our first glimpse at Infinite’s co-op campaign, or if it was merely an extremely convincing mod.
According to a report by GamesRadar, the first of two films, which you can watch out for below, shows two Master Chiefs engaging in combat alongside one another right from the beginning of the campaign in Infinite. You do not have to take on the challenge of fending off enemies from the Covenant on your alone since you have a fellow Spartan to assist you.
There is yet another video that depicts the same two Master Chiefs fighting beside one another on Halo Ring Zeta. This fight may be seen in the video.
Since Halo Infinite has been made available for download on both the Xbox and PC platforms, modders are now able to begin the process of fine-tuning, enhancing, and personalising their Halo experiences.
At the time this article was written, the game had been available for purchase for just two months; yet, modders had already put their stamp on the game. Nexus is the place to go for all of the modifications that have been mentioned.
1) Halo 3 Loading Screen Replaces The Halo Infinite Startup Animation
One of the most frequent complaints heard from members of the PC gaming and modding communities is that the opening cinematic for Halo Infinite goes on for much too long. This issue is addressed by the overwhelming majority of the game modifications that can currently be found on Nexus. There are modifications that are superior to others, and this is one of the more interesting alternatives to the drawn-out boot animation that comes with Infinite.
The Halo 3 Loading Screen mod, which was created by the user Generalkidd, makes the Halo Infinite launch screen seem like the opening animation from the original Halo 3. A holographic model of a Halo ring is manifested on a black background in this classic animation. The animation follows the hologram as it moves. It was a loading screen that left a lasting impression on me, which is not something that can be said about most loading screens in general. Because of this, bringing it back is well worth it.
2) Skip Startup Intro
When you first start a game, there is often a lengthy introduction video that must be seen before the main menu can be accessed. This may be quite annoying, particularly if the movie cannot be skipped.
The loading screen for 343 Industries can’t be bypassed without using a mod, and it takes around 20 seconds to finish loading. This simple modification will get rid of the loading screen and reduce its duration to just one frame.
3) Halo Reach Dance Party Intro Opens The Game With A Bang
Mohawkma Gandhi, another user, created the Halo Reach Dance Party Intro, which represents the other end of the spectrum. It swaps out the opening animation with a scene that depicts Noble Team and a large number of Elites from Halo Reach participating in a dance party. Why would you want to watch a dull loading animation when you could see some Elites and Spartans break it down on the dance floor instead?
The animation of the dancing party was taken from a video that was uploaded on YouTube by the user Allen Scott. The artist is Aaron Smith, and the song is called Dancin’; the exact remix is called the KRONO Remix. This mod ought to do business for those who are in the mood for a little comedy among all the sci-fi mayhem that is going on in the game.
4) Halo 3 Loading Screen
If you don’t mind waiting through loading screens and are looking for a dose of nostalgia, the entries that follow are ones you really must look into. This first one replaces the loading screen for Halo Infinite with the original loading screen for Halo 3, which was released all the way back in 2007.
5) Halo 2 Intro Music Replacement
I can almost promise that when you switched on Halo 2 for the first time, the new version of the Halo theme song played by Steve Vai blew your mind and left you speechless. This modification brings back that tune and was designed to be used in conjunction with the Halo 2 loading screen modification described above; however, you are free to use it with whatever loading screen you choose.
6) Campaign Intro Video – Upscaled 4K 60fps Improves The First Campaign Cinematic
When you go through the first loading screen and into the actual campaign, you’ll see a modification created by user James Gorman called Campaign Intro Video Upscaled 4K 60fps. In contrast to the last one, this one was inspired by admiration for the game itself rather than irritation with it. James commended the opening cinematic for the campaign in the description for the mod, although he expressed astonishment that the quality of the graphics was limited.
James remedied this issue by upscaling the movie to a 4K resolution while maintaining a frame rate of 60 frames per second. Even if it’s only a little tweak, it exemplifies the dedication and affection that so many modders have for the games they create.
7) Campaign Intro Upscaled
In spite of the fact that many games can now support resolutions of up to 4K, many cutscenes are still rendered in a lower resolution. This is likely done to keep the size of the installation smaller, as having a number of 4K videos will significantly increase the size of the game if it contains them all.
This mod brings the campaign beginning video to 4K at 60 frames per second, making it ideal for those who want their games to have the most impressive visuals possible.
8) Reach Realism ReShade Makes For A Grittier Experience
Another typical form of modification that may do wonders for the visuals is called a reshade of the game. At this early stage in the game’s development, there aren’t many individuals who have integrated major gameplay changes or new components, but there are those who have made significant improvements to the game’s graphics and aesthetics. The first one is a user named Brent Bagley’s creation called the Reach Realism Reshade.
This modification intends to muffle and darken the graphics of Halo Infinite such that it more closely resembles its predecessor, Halo Reach, in terms of its overall look. The later game is widely regarded as being among the greatest in the Halo series, if not the best overall game. This modification intends to make Halo: Infinite grittier, darker, and more serious overall. Given that this is the overarching narrative vibe of Halo, it only makes sense for the aesthetics to reflect this.
9) Pure Clarity Reshade
It is now time to have a look at various reshade modifications, which often boost the colours in the game to give it a more realistic appearance, remove any filters, and perform a number of other functions.
The primary objective of this one is to improve the game’s visual presentation by adopting a strategy that is much more realistic. If you are only going to download one reshade mod, we recommend that you make it this one.
10) Halo Infinite Cinematic ReShade Aims For Movie Quality
The Halo Infinite Cinematic Reshade is the next one, and it was created by the user ProDudeFilms. This one works at enhancing the brightness and colour that are already there in Halo Infinite by embracing them and embracing them fully. With this mod installed, the light shines brighter, the colours are more vibrant, and the game generally resembles a very vivid contemporary Hollywood picture.
The Reach Realism Reshade goes in one way, whereas this mod goes in the other direction, demonstrating how different players may accept and enjoy various aspects of a video game. The game was supposed to have a dark and gritty atmosphere, but one of the modders wanted it to be bright and colourful instead.
11) Reach Realism Reshade
If you consider the time when Halo Reach was published to be the series’ most successful period, then you may make this game seem as if it was developed in the year 2010 instead. The Halo Reach realism reshade will make the game look and feel more like Halo Reach by using a more grayscale colour palette. It will also make the game seem and feel more realistic.
This reshade is not one of our favourites when compared to the others on this list; but, if this is your favourite Halo game, then this might provide the dose of nostalgia that you’ve been searching for.
12) Halo Infinite Cinematic Reshade
In the end, we have the cinematic reshade, which will give the impression that you are watching a movie while playing the game. This mod significantly improves the lighting, particularly that which comes from the sun, producing a great deal of glare to simulate the feeling of being in a cutscene.
13) PureClarity_ReShade Touches Up The Graphics And Mutes Yellows
This modification falls somewhere in between turning down the brightness of the colours in Halo Infinite and turning up the volume. It is the intention of the user Subject195’s PureClarity Reshade to get rid of the excessive yellows and give the impression that the plant life is more natural overall.
This reshade, similar to the Reach Realism Reshade, does generally darken the aesthetics to some degree; however, the primary focus of this reshade is on the performance of the game as a whole. The vivid colours may put a strain on a personal computer, but this specific reshade helps make sure that Halo Infinite does not become unplayable or freeze up.