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Halo Infinite preorder: Bonuses, editions, and where to buy

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

The next big entry into the Halo series, Halo Infinite, is one of the most ambitious games ever made by series developer 343 Industries — and it might end up being one of the best Xbox games ever. Not only will the game feature a deep and expansive campaign with open world elements and the return of the Banished faction from Halo Wars 2, but the game will also have a free-to-play live service-style multiplayer that returns the franchise to its sandbox-focused roots and aims to deliver fans a satisfying gameplay experience (check out our Halo Infinite hands-on impressions for more on what makes the multiplayer so fun). Halo Infinite, like most of its predecessors, will also come with a Forge mode that allows players to create and edit maps to play on with their friends in Custom Games multiplayer (though notably, Forge will be absent for six months after launch).

Following the recent conclusion of the first Halo Infinite beta test, preorders for the game officially went live. Here's everything you need to know about preordering the game ahead of its launch in Dec. 8, 2021, including what bonuses there are, what editions are available, and where you can buy Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite preorder: Bonuses

Source: Best Buy (Image credit: Source: Best Buy)

While most Halo Infinite preorders don't appear to offer any sort of bonus, preordering the game from Best Buy or GameStop will net you some exclusive cosmetics in-game. Specifically, you'll get access to the Zeta Sky armor coating skin and weapon coating skin, both of which feature a sky blue coloration with white, black, and gray accents. Players who preorder from Best Buy or GameStop will also get a unique Banished-themed Chosen emblem and nameplate. You can view all of the preorder bonuses in the image above.

We expect that as Halo Infinite's December launch draws nearer, more preorder bonuses from other retailers will be unveiled. We'll make sure to update this article if and when those bonuses are announced.

Halo Infinite preorder: Available editions

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Like other AAA games, Halo Infinite has a few different editions to choose from when preordering or buying the game. Here's a look at each edition of Halo Infinite that are available.

Halo Infinite Standard Edition

The simplest edition available is the Halo Infinite Standard Edition. This edition of Halo Infinite costs $60 and includes the following:

  • Halo Infinite game
    • Singleplayer campaign
    • Multiplayer suite
    • Forge map editor/creation tool

Halo Infinite Collector's Steelbook Edition

This edition of Halo Infinite features a limited edition metal case and is, at least for now, exclusive to Target. Here's what you get in this edition:

  • Halo Infinite game
    • Singleplayer campaign
    • Multiplayer suite
    • Forge map editor/creation tool
  • Limited edition steelbook
    • Rounded steelbook case
    • Features Halo Infinite cover art

Halo Infinite Collector's Edition

This edition of Halo Infinite is the most advanced one available if you're not in the market for a console bundle, as it includes several neat collectibles. Here's everything you get with this edition:

  • Halo Infinite game
    • Singleplayer campaign
    • Multiplayer suite
    • Forge map editor/creation tool
  • Limited edition steelbook
    • Rounded steelbook case
    • Features Halo Infinite cover art
  • 5 cloth patches
  • **Plasma Pistol replica bottle opener
  • Energy Sword desk lamp
  • Two lanyards
    • UNSC Charm
    • ID Wallet
  • Mini art book
  • Desktop portfolio
  • Developer note

Halo Infinite Xbox Series X Limited Edition Bundle

There's also special Halo Infinite Limited Edition hardware available for preorder that includes a special Halo-themed Xbox Series X as well as a Halo-themed Xbox Series Controller. The full package costs $550. You can also get the controller separately for $200. Here's a look at everything you get in this edition of Halo Infinite:

  • Halo Infinite game
    • Singleplayer campaign
    • Multiplayer suite
    • Forge map editor/creation tool
  • Xbox Series X hardware
    • Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series X console
      • View of stars from the surface of Zeta Halo
      • Cortana-blue vent
      • Iridium gold accents
      • Dark metallic panels
    • Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series Controller
      • Iridium gold accents
      • Dark metallic panels

Note that the Halo Infinite multiplayer will be available for free as a standalone experience. Also, the Halo Infinite Standard Edition is available in both a physical and digital format.

Halo Infinite preorder: Where to buy

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In terms of where you can currently preorder Halo Infinite, the Standard Edition of the game is available on the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Steam. Notably, you can also get the Halo Infinite Collector's Steelbook Edition from Target exclusively. The Halo Infinite Xbox Series X Limited Edition Bundle is available on both the Microsoft Store and Best Buy. In the future, it's possible that preorders for Halo Infinite will go live at retailers such as Walmart as well.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

5 Comments
  • Ultimate Edition... with Game Pass Ultimate? :)
  • What's the point of putting this up now, when you have no real info to share? I clicked on this because I was curious what the different editions are, only to get "we don't know, but something will probably exist."
  • Don't pre-order people.
  • Thanks for the click-bait article.
  • the series x edition console is sold out already in Canada 😞