Halo Infinite Winter Contingency event: Schedule, Rewards, Holiday Armor, more

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Halo Infinite is getting into the festive spirit with a special Winter Contingency event. Players will be able to unlock exclusive Holiday-themed Armor and Weapon Coatings, here’s everything we know.

Following on from Halo Infinite’s first event, the controversial Fracture Tenrai, the second limited-time celebration is already locked in. Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency is here to help Spartans get in the holiday spirit, while dodging plasma grenades.

Rather than following the original event style, one that’s already changing for 2022 and beyond, Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency boasts a simpler structure with free rewards for everyone who takes part. Here’s what’s coming between now and the New Year.

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Winter Contingency marks Halo Infinite’s second in-game event.

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency: Schedule

Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency event kicks off on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and runs through until Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

That gives players two weeks to play the game and unlock a variety of festive rewards. Each day is set to bring something unique throughout the fortnight of holiday celebrations.

Winter Contingency event trailer

You can watch the Halo Infinite Winter Contingency event trailer below:

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency Free Rewards

The Winter Contingency event allows players to access free rewards every day. Simply playing one game appears to be enough to unlock each specific item. The Halo Infinite storefront is also likely to get an update some with some fresh new cosmetic items to buy, should you choose to do so.

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343 Industries will add 10 items to Halo Infinite for the Winter Contingency event. These can be unlocked by performing special challenges, not unlike the Fracture Tenrai event. Each time a challenge is completed, this will unlock a cosmetic item, some are Christmas themed while others are just standard Halo gear.

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Each cosmetic item and their corresponding rank.

Here’s a list of the items you can unlock:

  • Rank 1 – Spartan Emblem
  • Rank 2 – Armor Coating
  • Rank 3 – Left Shoulderpad
  • Rank 4 – Right Shoulderpad
  • Rank 5 – Weapon Coating
  • Rank 6 – Spartan Backdrop
  • Rank 7 – Spartan Emblem
  • Rank 8 – Weapon Coating
  • Rank 9 – Hip Attachment
  • Rank 10 – Armor Coating

While we currently don’t know what all 10 items will look like, we do expect players will receive the following cosmetics as they rank up:

  • Peppermint armour and weapon coating
  • Snowflake Spartan backdrop
  • Festive Spartan helmet armour, weapon and Spartan emblem
  • North Star armour, weapon and Spartan emblem
  • Rudolph helmet accessory
  • Santa hat

We don’t imagine every Halo Infinite player will rush to gather all these items. None of them are especially exciting, nor do they change the gameplay in any way. However, if you’re excited for Christmas, then they should spread some extra festive cheer across Zeta 7.

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