Halo Infinite's HCS Spotlight event offers double XP challenges
Get grinding, Spartans.
What you need to know
- 343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite's HCS Spotlight event will offer players a set of double XP challenges.
- These challenges are focused on playing well in Halo Infinite's Ranked Arena playlist.
- The event itself is themed around celebrating the first major Halo Infinite esports event, HCS Raleigh.
- Players will have an opportunity to earn Halo Infinite Twitch Drops by watching the event when it begins on Dec. 17.
343 Industries has announced in a blog post that during the in-game Halo Infinite HCS Spotlight event, players will be able to complete a special set of double XP challenges that will make progressing through the Halo Infinite Battle Pass significantly faster. These challenges will be focused on playing well in the Ranked Arena playlist, encouraging players to get involved with the competitive side of the Halo Infinite multiplayer experience.
The HCS Spotlight event runs from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, and is themed after the various professional esports teams competing in the first major Halo Infinite esports event, HCS Raleigh. Players can support their favorite team by purchasing their skins in Halo Infinite's Shop, as a portion of the proceeds will go to the organizations. Additionally, players will also have an opportunity to earn Halo Infinite Twitch Drop cosmetics by watching the competition when it begins on Dec. 17 (keep an eye on the HCS Twitter account for more information).
Overall, it's great to see all the excitement for Halo Infinite esports, and it's also nice that the developers are giving players an opportunity to speed up their progression. Whether or not Halo Infinite esports will succeed in the long term remains to be seen, but we're hopeful that Halo will take back its place as one of the most popular shooters for competitive play.
Halo Infinite's multiplayer is free-to-play and is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows PCs. It's a ton of fun, and paired with the Halo Infinite campaign, it's easily one of the best Xbox games available right now.
Halo is back
Halo Infinite's multiplayer has launched a few weeks early, compiling its classic arena multiplayer modes, expanded 24-player Big Team Battle, and more into one free-to-play package.
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