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Halo Infinite Season 3: Release Date News, Confirmed New Weapons, More

As the current Lone Wolves season nears its end, find out when Halo Infinite Season 3 will begin along with the Winter Update.
Halo Infinite Season 3: Release Date News, Confirmed New Weapons, More

Lone Wolves is nearing its end and we have confirmation on when Halo Infinite Season 3 will begin. However, there have been plenty of delays for Infinite in the last year and even Season 3 itself was pushed back at least once.

The upcoming Season was initially set for a November 2022 release date, but with delays in Forge and the Co-op Campaign, 343 Industries moved the release date to early next year. We'll go over when to expect Halo Infinite Season 3 and what content will fill that gap in the meantime.

22 February 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest 'Halo Infinite Season 3' news and leaks.

Halo Infinite Season 3 News and Leaks

February 17 - New Season 3 Death Effects

Who wants some new Death Effects?

February 16 - New Season 3 Map, Cliffhanger

A brief look at a new map coming in Season 3, known as 'Cliffhanger' 

February 15 - New Season 3 Armor Coatings

A quick look at some new Mark VII armor coatings coming in season 3

February 12 - New Season 3 Armor Effect!

This looks amazing!

February 8 - One more event before Season 3

343 Industries haven't had the best fo times lately, but they have "one last thing for you before Season 3 arrives."

The team has announced the Noble Intention event, and if you want a bit more info on what to expect, here it is:

"Once upon a time, there were to be seven members of Noble Team—the seven samurai, the magnificent seven... but two of them didn’t make it into Halo: Reach.

Thom-A293 perished in the aforementioned game’s live-action “Deliver Hope” trailer, blowing up a Covenant vessel from the inside with a tactical nuke. Rosenda-A344 remained in obscure background fiction, cited as a potential replacement on the team for Emile-A239.

And now, these two Spartans return in the Noble Intention Event for Halo Infinite, along with additional Halo: Reach-themed cosmetics for your MARK V [B] Armor Core in a free 10-tier Event Pass to bring the Winter Update to a close."

Noble Intentions is live now until February 21

January 5 - Season 3 and existing roadmap is still on track for 2023

It's the start of a brand new year and Season 3 of Halo Infinite is expected to start on 7 March, 2023.

But if you wanted any further assurance, 343's senior community manager John Junyszek has told Twitter fans that the roadmap released towards the end of last year is still on track.

Here's the full quote, just for context:

"Just dropping a friendly reminder that the roadmap we released last year is still our plan of record for content and features through June 2023. Always subject to change"

Of course, any DLC update is always 'subject to change', but we're keeping our fingers and toes crossed there are no hiccups with the Season 3 launch.

December 14 - New Season 3 Features Leaked?

As per leaker @Surasia_ on Twitter we have a few more details about what to expect from Season 3 of Halo Infinite.

For starters Surasia mentions that 343 is expanding the options available to players for game modes, such as adding equipment selection, campaign variants, outline enabling and more. Additionally, Surasia mentioned that 343 will be separating the BR from social and ranked with different stats for both.

If you want a quick summary of everything revealed, have a watch of this informative video from content creator KevinKoolx:

November 4 - AMD confirms ray-traced graphics for Season 3

During AMD's recent "AMD Presents: together we advance_gaming" livestream it was announced that Halo Infinite will add ray-traced graphics in Season 3.

"Halo Infinite will support ray-traced shadows across Arena and Big Team Battle Modes," AMD’s Scott Herkelman said during the stream. This means that anyone using a Radeon RX 7000 card will notice “improved lighting, sharper shadows, and increased performance” with ray tracing turned on.

Halo Infinite Season 3 Release Date

While it's a letdown to have another delay for Infinite, at least 343 has announced an official date for Season 3. Starting on March 7, 2023, players can jump into a brand new Halo Infinite Season called 'Echoes Within'. Like Season 2, there will be an entire content map and Battle Pass themed around the Echoes Within.

Season 3 will run until June 27 when we will presumably get the release of Season 4. However, the current roadmap is subject to change, and based on the past, it's likely that it could happen again. Forge and Co-op are the features that have delayed the seasonal content this time, so with those gone, new seasons may be more common.

Until March, players will need to rely on the Winter Update that arrives on November 8, 2022. This small content update will serve as the intermediate "season" between Lone Wolves and Echoes Within. As a smaller update, it will have its own 30-tier Battle Pass and will introduce the beta for Forge.

Halo Infinite Fracture
More Fracture events are surely on the way. (Picture: 343 Industries)

Halo Infinite Season 3 - New Weapons and Content

The most obvious addition to a brand new season is a fresh Battle Pass with 100 new tiers. After the Winter Update, these passes may be based on progressive XP bonuses rather than the current challenge system. But players want more than a new Battle Pass.

There will be at least one new weapon introduced in Halo Infinite Season 3 called the M392 Bandit. This weapon is similar to the DMR, which the game has been lacking since its launch. It won't be an exact copy of the DMR though, and it will still have some close-range functions when you need it most.

Along with the new weapon, there is also some new equipment in the form of a Shroud Screen. The new item will shroud players in smoke that hides them from player radar whether they are shooting or not.

Of course, we can expect some new maps for the standard multiplayer and Big Team Battle, but no details have been given so far. As time goes on, we're sure to hear more about the new maps, the Battle Pass, and features such as a custom games browser. Be sure to check back for more!

Make sure to check out the rest of our dedicated Halo section for all the best game guides, title update information, and much more.

Featured image courtesy of 343 Industries / Microsoft.