Fan-favorite Halo multiplayer mode Infection is coming to Season 4 of Halo Infinite. The mode will drop the same day the next season kicks off on June 20, developer 343 Industries has announced.
Infection is the Halo series’ take on a zombie mode, which first debuted in Halo 3. Since then, the mode has returned in Halo Reach, Halo 2 Anniversary, and Halo 5: Guardians, with an altered version of the mode titled Flood taking Infection’s place in Halo 4. 343 shared a piece of new concept art for Halo Infinite’s Infection mode alongside the announcement.
Traditionally, Infection pits two teams against each other: A team of Survivors equipped with shotguns, and a team of Infected wielding Energy Swords. When a zombie eliminates a survivor, the survivor is converted to a member of the infected team.
Career Rank is also coming to Halo Infinite Season 4, which will give players a new progression style with military-style ranks. Plus, players can expect an official Forge remake of Halo 5’s Plaza map sometime early in Season 4. To wrap up Season 3, Halo Infinite is hosting its first Bonus XP Weekend from June 2 to June 4.
Halo Infinite’s fourth season is coming just three-and-a-half months after Season 3’s launch, marking a much faster turnaround than the 10 months in between Season 2 and 3. The faster launch of Season 4 makes good on 343’s promise to avoid the long seasons of the past and end Infinite’s content drought.
The Halo franchise made a lot of headlines earlier this year, as rumors swirled that Microsoft was considering moving the franchise away from 343. However, Xbox’s Phil Spencer reiterated that the “heart and soul” of Halo is with 343. The studio will continue to develop Halo, even if they’ll do it without longtime series contributor Joseph Staten, who recently left Microsoft to join Netflix Games.
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