Wild Halo Infinite Flag Heist Pays Off

A Spartan in orange power armor runs with a flag in Halo Infinite.

Screenshot: 343 Industries

For the first time in ten years Halo is magical again. halo 4 and 5 were fine, but they largely lacked the magic that defined previous games: the signature cocktail of opposition play that makes your sight red and also makes you laugh so hard your lungs hurt. Halo Infinite nailed that mix so far, as evident in a clip captured by the Twitch streamer NadeGod. You really have to see it to believe it:

Can you imagine?! If I was on the other team I would be so upset! I would laugh too.

So, what the hell exactly happened here? NadeGod and his teammates compete to capture the flag on Highpower, one of three currently playable levels for big team battles. On Highpower, the wasp vehicle — a plane with miniguns that, by the way, must be nerfed stat — spawns intermittently, but it only has a seat for one person. NadeGod’s teammates said that to hell, jumped on it and, in an Olympic display of agility, actually stayed up.

That’s where things quickly derail: Instead of staying within Highpower’s confines, the trio runs around the back of the map to get behind the enemy base – which just happens to be unoccupied. One jumps off, grabs the flag and jumps back on it. And then NadeGod shoots it the rest of the way back to base, at which point the teammate scores.

lmao.

Last week, at Microsoft’s 20th anniversary event for the Xbox, developer 343 Industries Surprise Released Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer mode, albeit in a beta state. (Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer mode is and will be free to play.) The game’s full release, including the premium-priced campaign, is scheduled to release on December 8 for Xbox and PC, and will be included as part of the Xbox Game Pass library.

When players come up with such dark wizardry full weeks before Halo Infinite officially released, I can’t wait to see what magical players will come up with when the full game is out.

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