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Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play at launch with 120 FPS

Published: 31/Jul/2020 4:07 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 21:54

by Brad Norton

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It’s now been confirmed that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play at launch and will also support 120 FPS on the Xbox Series X, following leaks from the day prior that suggested the same.

Halo Infinite’s gameplay reveal on July 24 showcased what fans can expect from the next chapter in Master Chief’s journey. While plenty of backlash soon followed due to the game’s graphics, one area that wasn’t discussed at all was multiplayer.

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The Halo community has been holding out for any scrap of information on this front. While sprinting and grapple hooks have some players nervous, Microsoft shut down the most alarming rumor to date. It’s been confirmed that Infinite will launch with multiplayer right of the gate, and now, it appears as though anyone will be able to jump in. 

A July 30 listing from Irish retailer Smyths Toys Superstores suggested that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be “free-to-play,” and after word spread like wildfire, the official Halo Twitter account confirmed it with a tweet the next day.

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Halo enthusiasts will be able to jump into multiplayer action at launch without spending a dime. The campaign experience is — unsurprisingly — locked behind a paywall as always, but free multiplayer would be a first for the long-running, mega-popular FPS franchise.

There’s no telling exactly what this free component might entail, however. It could be the full multiplayer experience with every single mode and map available to all players. Or, it could just be a smaller portion with much of the game’s offerings locked away. It’s described as a “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience,” which leaves the door wide open.

Also revealed in the early store listing and later confirmed was the fact that Halo Infinite will run at 120 FPS on the Xbox Series X. Alongside “greatly reduced load times,” this is a massive bump from the 60FPS fans have grown accustomed to with Halo 5: Guardians.

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Halo Infinite is expected to launch alongside the Xbox Series X towards the end of 2020.

While developers have shot down rumors of a battle royale mode coming to the game, it’s something that many fans want to see. Perhaps it could make for the perfect free-to-play experience as Microsoft’s next-gen console launches at the tail end of 2020.

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Leaked GTA 6 map possibly teased in Grand Theft Auto V

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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The newly surfaced GTA 6 Vice City map leak may have been teased as far back as Grand Theft Auto V, judging by some postcards found in-game.

A bunch of previously dismissed Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks from 2018 have been gaining attention again after a new leak sparked similarities to those images.

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With these leaks gaining traction once more, users have been searching for anything that may connect directly to them. As it turns out, some postcards found at a strip club in GTA V could provide some clues.

Redditor ‘MrBurpAlot’ took to the GTA6 section to post their findings, and detailed how the postcards from “Paradise Isle” could be related to the leaked map.

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Potential hint to the "leaked" map in the GTA 5 strip club? from GTA6

“So, in the changing rooms in the back of the strip club, there are these postcards referring ‘Paradise Isle,’” they wrote. “Initially, I thought the name ‘Paradise Isle’ could be a reference to somewhere like Hawaii or The Bahamas, but after the alleged map leak, it also seems the pictures fit pretty well regarding distance and such.”

“You can also take a look at the 3 islands I pointed out in the top postcard… I personally think the top right island could be a GTA version of Bahamas,” they further added.

As you can see in the leaked map, there are three islands a good distance away from each other that look very similar to how they’re positioned in the postcards. Rockstar is known to tease future games within other titles, so it’s possible that this could be connected to GTA 6.

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Could this leak be related to GTA 6?

However, the leaks as a whole have been quite controversial, with one game developer even chiming in that they look fake.

Sadly, there will be no way to know for sure until Rockstar either announces GTA 6 or gives us a much-awaited update on the next game. That said, with GTA V coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, we may be waiting a bit longer for some news.

Hopefully, the next-gen ports of GTA V and GTA Online can offer even more clues on the future title’s location and even release.

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