Halo Infinite will overhaul vehicle gameplay and allow weapon grappling

Halo Infinite Master Chief
Halo Infinite Master Chief (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • A new video from 343 Industries revealed some interesting tidbits of information about Halo Infinite's sandbox.
  • Vehicles will be getting an overhaul. Instead of having one solid health bar, vehicles can be damaged in different ways based on where they're shot.
  • Also, players will be able to use the grappling hook pickup to skyjack Banshees or pull weapons to them.
  • Additionally, it has been confirmed that both old and new weapons will be coming to the game post-launch.

In a new interview video with Quinn DelHoyo from the Halo Infinite team, some interesting new information about the game's sandbox has been revealed. The biggest news from the video is that Halo Infinite is completely overhauling Halo's vehicle system; instead of giving vehicles a standard health bar and making them explode when it depletes, 343 Industries is making it so that a vehicle's effectiveness is reduced in dynamic ways as players damage the vehicle. For example, players that shoot a Warthog's wheels will make it harder for the driver of the vehicle to handle and steer it. This is a big shift away from Halo's usual vehicle mechanics, but it sounds like it will make gameplay interactions with them a lot more interesting than they've been in the past.

Some information on the grappling hook pickup was also detailed. Specifically, DelHoyo stated that if players are skilled enough, they can use the grappling hook to latch onto a Banshee and hijack it from its pilot. Additionally, it was also confirmed that the grappling hook will be able to pull weapons to the player using it, which will no doubt be incredibly effective when power weapons are up for grabs. If every pickup is as useful and interesting as the grappling hook, we'll be in for a wild ride in Halo Infinite.

Source: 343 Industries (Image credit: Source: 343 Industries)

The final major piece of news from the video is that 343 Industries is planning to add many weapons, both old and new, to Halo Infinite after its launch. This means that potentially, weapons such as the classic pump action-style Halo shotgun will return. Let us know what weapon you'd love to see in Halo Infinite below! Also, make sure to watch the full video for information on some of the game's smaller sandbox details.

Halo Infinite is expected to launch on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs for $60. For more details on the game's sandbox, check out our coverage of the latest Halo Infinite development update. It has tons of information about the game's sandbox, so you won't want to miss it.

Brendan Lowry

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