Halo Infinite Forge mode: Release date, gameplay leaks & everything we know

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Halo Infinite’s Forge mode will enable players to customize and create their very own custom maps, which adds even more replayability to the game. Here’s everything you need to know about Halo Infinite Forge, including details on its release date and customization options. 

Halo Infinite Forge has been a highly anticipated feature ever since the game was released. Not only does it enable Spartans to make their very own maps and game modes, but it creates even more opportunities for the community to showcase their creativity. 

Following on from the recent Forge leaks, the game’s player base has been patiently waiting for further news on the upcoming mode. So, if you wish to know more about Forge and get an early look ahead of its official launch, then our handy hub has you covered. 

Is there a Halo Infinite Forge release date?

In a roadmap video released by devs 343 on September 1, 2022, the team revealed that the Forge beta will be dropping during the November 8 update.

This release date comes after the mode was majorly delayed – likely due to technical difficulties and big enhancements, with Halo Infinite’s Forge having “huge potential to be amazing.” We’ll be updating this section as soon as we hear further details, so be sure to bookmark the hub and check back regularly.

Halo Infinite Forge gameplay footage

343 recently spoke out about some of the biggest changes and improvements coming to Halo Infinite’s Forge mode. One specific element that the dev team is excited for players to get their hands on is the new object scaling mechanics.

Now in Forge, players will be able to scale objects to also limitless sizes, with some leaks even showing off how players can create giant Master Chief statues and place them right in the middle of a map. As well as this, players can create whole new game types and will have access to Halo Infinite’s complete roster of weapons. These include the specialty ones found during Infinite’s campaign.

As well as new object scaling, Forge will include a weapon combo system wherein players will be able to splice together two guns. For example, the design of a Battle Rifle could actually shoot out rockets for bullets from another weapon.

This system is something that was first introduced in Halo 5 as a glitch but will now be getting an overhaul and proper inclusion thanks to 343 finding the idea something worth implementing in a more official way.

New Halo Infinite Forge features

One thing is for sure, Forge in Infinite is shaping up to be the best version to date. Many videos have been leaked online, with users recreating iconic maps and locations from other popular games, TV shows and even movies. Just to give fans an idea of the freedom Forge offers up, one user has even re-created The Nether from Minecraft in Halo Infinite’s new Forge mode.

Members of Halo Infinite’s devs team have been disucssing the new mode in a series of 30-minute videos on the official Halo YouTube channel. The videos – called “Forge Fundamentals” – offer up a thorough rundown on how the game mode will play out. The first video – all about scripting & bots – can be watched here:

Other leaks show off how players will also be able to customize and change already created in-game maps, adding new weather, audio, and visual elements that completely transform the design and aesthetic.

As well as new gameplay, Forge will also introduce a whole new audio and lighting system for players to sink their teeth into and get creative with. The third instalment of the Forge Fundamentals YouTube series breaks down what players can expect from Forge in regards to its audio and visual design.

Players will be able to do almost anything when it comes to light design. From flickering lights, reflective images, complete darkness and more, Halo Infinite’s Forge will offer up the chance to complete transform the lighting of pre-existing maps as well as create a unique atmosphere for new ones.

The four and final video in the Forge Fundamentals series is yet to be released. So, there you have it, everything we currently know about Infinite’s Forge mode. Make sure you check back here regularly for all the latest updates. In the meantime, head over to our Halo Infinite page for further news.