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Halo: Infinite to launch with Project Scarlett, release window announced

Published: 9/Jun/2019 17:22 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 22:08

by Eli Becht

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Halo: Infinite, the conclusion of the second Halo trilogy, was given another trailer during E3 2019, but fans still don’t have a good idea at what the gameplay will look like. What they do know is a release window.

The Halo franchise certainly lost a lot of steam following the release of Halo 5, but Microsoft and 343 Industries are looking to win a lot of fans back with the release of Halo: Infinite.

This will be the conclusion to the second trilogy of games and while many would agree the second trilogy pales in comparison to the first, Halo is still Microsoft’s bread and butter and something they care about. Make no mistake, Halo: Infinite is a very important game for them.

343 IndustriesHalo: Infinite is coming with Project Scarlett.

Halo: Infinite release date

The big piece of information we received about the new Halo title is the release window being set for Holiday 2020. This gives players roughly a year and a half to get prepared for the game.

In a much bigger surprise, Microsoft revealed Halo: Infinite will be launching alongside the new Project Scarlett console, giving players a big reason to get the new console on day one.

We still don’t have a definitive release date for the new console, which means we don’t know exactly when Halo will be launching. This would mean the title would be releasing on both the Xbox One and the new console, something we saw with the Switch launch with Breath of the Wild coming out on the Wii U as well.

For those who were hoping for gameplay for the new title, you came away disappointed but we did receive a sleek new trailer that gave us a look at the Master Chief floating around in space and being rescued.

New Halo trailer

The roughly 6-minute trailers gives some minor story details but it’s still hard to exactly know where 343 will be taking the game to conclude the trilogy.

According to Halo Waypoint, E3 2020 is when we can expect the doors to be blown wide open on Halo: Infinite.

This means fans still have a full year to wait to see the next step in the Halo franchise.

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Cloud9 return to competitive Halo with star championship roster

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:13 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 20:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Cloud9 have announced that they are re-entering the Halo competitive scene with a new roster stacked with experienced, veteran talent that has won it all.

The prominent esports organization had been absent from competitive Halo since 2016, as their third tenure in the scene was ended after several players left for Team Liquid.

Now, C9 are back in the fold, announcing a new, veteran lineup that’ll lead them back into the esport as the series’ next major title – Halo Infinite – is set to release in early 2021.

Cloud9 Halo roster:

  • Braedon ‘StelluR’ Boettcher
  • Zane ‘Pznguin’ Hearon
  • Kevin ‘Eco’Smith
  • Jonathan ‘Renegade’ Willette
  • Emanuel ‘Hoaxer’ Lovejoy (coach)

All four players formerly featured for the North American-based team Turning Point, which disbanded after all four left in May/June of 2020. The only player who was part of that lineup that’s not been included in C9’s new roster is Swift Kill.

StelluR and Eco, formerly of Splyce and Team Liquid, bring valuable championship experience to the squad after winning the Halo World Championship in 2018 and finishing third the year prior.

Renegade was also part of that Splyce team that won it all in 2018, and he holds the distinction of being the only player ever to have championships in both 2v2 and 4v4 Free-For-All. Last but not least, there’s Pznguin, who rejoins StelluR and Eco after the trio achieved strong success with Team Liquid in 2017.

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Kevin ‘Eco’ Smith said in a video released by Cloud9 that he’ll be acting as In-Game Leader.

The team will be coached by Hoaxer, who’s been around competitive Halo since 2011. His coaching accolades include a third-place finish at the HCS Finals in 2018 and fourth-place at the 2018 Halo World Championship.

Cloud9 have yet to reveal the details of their plans to ease back into the Halo scene, so it’s unclear when this new roster will make its debut. But with Infinite set to release in 2021, following a delay, it’ll be exciting to see this championship lineup flex its muscles sooner or later.

Written with contributions from Tanner Pierce.