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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - So is Halo Infinite MP about to launch on Monday?

Normally I wouldn’t put any stock into this but there is so much smoke. Loads of insiders are confirming it and even some of the promotional deals are saying Monday. Pringles, for example, had a countdown on their website and it ends Monday.

A data mine of the Xbox store showed the 15th. 

So what do you guys think? 

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Sounds reasonable in many respects. But, that puts it up against Battlefield, and it really takes a dump on Forza, which is having a phenomenal launch of its own.

I'm betting against it. Maybe there will be a open beta or something that starts on Monday and runs for a couple of days, but I just can't imagine a full launch (even of just the PvP) for a mega huge game like Halo coming out of nowhere like this.

In a lot of ways it makes sense being the 20th anniversary of Xbox and Halo. However, it also puts it up against Battlefield and Forza just launched. 

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Considering the walk backs and changes in these "insiders'" statements over the last 24 hours, I'm now thinking this was all BS.

VAMatt said:

Considering the walk backs and changes in these "insiders'" statements over the last 24 hours, I'm now thinking this was all BS.

IDK, would be a bit weird for Pringles to have had a countdown on their website for it with their "double Halo XP with Pringles" thing. I think it's more likely it was going to happen but was delayed.

Took this screenshot of the cached site where the countdown is still there lol. Though the countdown ends at midnight, there's no way they're launching it then before the anniversary stream so....

Humongous and very weird screw-up by Pringles, but would they really have just taken some rumours from twitter and thrown up a countdown?

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I'm leaning towards yes, despite the walk backs from some insider, they're still claiming it will be announced on Monday and the launch itself had a slight delay due to a 'bug'.

What we have so far.

  • Nov 15th was listed in the Store ID for Halo Infinite - 343 has now edited this back to December 8th.
  • Nov 15th is listed in the Waypoint API for Halo Infinite - Still hasn't been edited.
  • Pringles listed Nov 15th as the release date (Lol) - They've removed this but only from public view, it is still counting down to Nov 15th but now hidden.

Then Bonnie Ross was meant to be at Fanfest yesterday but couldn't make it as she was pulled back to 343 that day for something that is "of such high importance".

We'll see in a day at least, I think the biggest thing is that 343 hasn't denied it, there have been multiple rumours about Halo across the past year and 343 have instantly shutdown almost every single one within a day, this has now gone on for 3 days and there's not a single word from 343.

I think it's being announced with a launch later in the week or next week, MP will be locked behind Game Pass until December's release, Imo, an early access period sorta for Game Pass members.

Also, if you Google Halo Infinite, it shows the release date is tomorrow lol

Maybe the planned date since some time ago was supposed to be this monday (it quietly got delayed? and some places forgot to update to new date?).
However, as others have said, it goes up against Battlefield then, and forza just launched not long ago and is doing fine, putting out halo, would hurt that.

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Rumors now are that it was delayed because of a bug in the campaign demo that allows people to access the entire game.

Other insiders are saying 343 came in over the weekend and fixed the glitch and tomorrow is back on.

Who knows.