Halo Infinite Fracture: Tenrai Event Pass changed, adds Kabuto armor set

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What you need to know

  • Halo Infinite's limited-time Fracture: Tenrai event has undergone various changes, adding new cosmetic items to the free Event Pass.
  • The new Event Pass removes all XP Grants and Challenge Swaps past Tier 10, while introducing the full Kabuto armor set and pose.
  • Fracture: Tenrai returns on Jan. 4, 2021, via Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer.

Halo Infinite's limited-time Fracture: Tenrai event has undergone a series of new changes, ahead of its imminent return slated for early January. The Samurai-inspired event debuted during the Halo Infinite beta, bringing various themed content to Microsoft's hit multiplayer shooter. The Fiesta playlist introduced a chaotic new mode, while the accompanying Event Pass centered surfaced several exclusive rewards, drawing themes from feudal Japan.

While Fracture: Tenrai concluded earlier this month, developer 343 Industries has outlined plans to revive the event every month through the end of Halo Infinite's first season. Future installments of the event will grant additional opportunities to progress the Event Pass, albeit a weekly progress cap for each instance of the Fracture event. While Fracture: Tenrai initially allowed players to climb the early stages of the 30-tier pass, the event makes its return on Jan. 4, 2021.

343 Industries has issued a series of changes to the Fracture: Tenrai event ahead of its return, reworking its accompanying Event Pass with more free rewards. The announcement comes via Halo product marketing manager Noah Benesch via a post on Twitter.

The developer has stripped 11 XP Grants and Challenge Swaps from the pass in response to player feedback, replacing each with additional cosmetic items. The new Event Pass will also include the prominent Kabuto armor set and pose, a previously-absent set once assumed to join the growing list of paid cosmetics.

The Fracture: Tenrai event is the first of several limited-time celebrations headed to Halo Infinite throughout Season 1. While recent playlist changes saw Fiesta return as a permanent addition to multiplayer matchmaking, the Event Pass still has four armor sets up for grabs. Hikeshi, Yokai, and Kabuto now join the list of Halo Infinite armor, while the $20 Chonmage set remains exclusive to the in-game store.

Halo Infinite's Winter Contingency event is also slated to arrive later this month, offering a series of festive rewards over the holiday period. It joins the growing content lineup in the free-to-play shooter, now available on Xbox consoles, Windows PCs, and supported Xbox Cloud Gaming platforms.

Matt Brown

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