Halo Infinite, the tech preview presents spoilers on the single player campaign

Halo Infinite, the tech preview presents spoilers on the single player campaign

Halo Infinite

The tech preview of Halo Infinite launched in the last few days contains, unfortunately, some spoilers on the single player campaign. We launch a premise right away: in this news you will not find any anticipation, so you can read without problems and with all the peace of mind. In fact, as reported online, spoilers are only present in the files.

This news, therefore, serves to tell what happened to Halo Infinite and the tech preview. As reported by 343 Industries, the files within the build contain some excerpts from the campaign. This is revealed by Joseph Staten, of 343 Industries. “We inadvertently included a small number of campaign files that contain spoilers,” Staten's words entrusted to Twitter over the past few hours.

Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please, keep you eyes peeled for spoilers and don't spread them if you see them.❤️ 2/2

- Joseph Staten (@joestaten) July 30, 2021

Brian Jarrad, community director of 343 Industries, has warned all content creators who are involved in making videos or content dedicated to these Halo Infinite spoilers. "Do not publish anything, because you could receive a copyright strike", the words of Jarrad. Microsoft is therefore already working with lawyers to avoid the large-scale dissemination of this content.

It is not clear if 343 Industries will intervene in a radical way. At the moment, the company is silent on a possible update that would eliminate these files present within the Halo Infinite tech preview. The way to decrypt them, however, already exists and in fact some data mining of the aforementioned files are already present on the network that would reveal some portions of the campaign. Our advice, therefore, is to avoid reading Reddit forums and subs dedicated to the Xbox exclusive to run into these spoilers.

Halo Infinite will debut later this year for Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. The game will also arrive on PC and on all platforms it will be playable from day one via Xbox Game Pass, without necessarily having to buy the game.

You can play Halo Infinite on Xbox Series S, available at a discount on Amazon.

Developer Warns Against ‘Halo Infinite’ Campaign Spoilers

Halo Infinite

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Don’t worry, I won’t post any Halo Infinite spoilers here. But there are some out there, because apparently some campaign-related files wound up in the current technical test, and dataminers were able to grab them—as a rule, dataminers grab everything. 343’s Halo Infinite head of creative issued the warning on Twitter, saying that these sorts of things are ‘painful’ for the dev team:

So if you’re sensitive to this sort of thing, you know what to do: block some terms on social media, stay away from the forums where this sort of thing is likely to be shared, so on and so forth. Mostly, it’s important to know that it’s out there if you want to go ahead and shield yourself from it.

It’s particularly important this time around because we know very little about the broader strokes of the campaign: we’ve seen Master Chief picked up by this bearded pilot dude, we know that The Banished are going to be the chief antagonists, and we know some other little details, but there are, obviously, some pretty major holes to be filled in. I’m going to go ahead and assume that the leaks answer at least some of these questions, but I haven’t looked at them and don’t plan on seeking them out.

Major story leaks are endemic to the industry, and this is far from the first one we’ve seen: a major The Last of Us Part 2 leak had the internet roiling for a few weeks last summer, for example. Games are big, unwieldy things made by huge numbers of people. Things happen.

Halo Infinite is still on track to release this holiday season after a major high-profile delay following a widely-memed reveal. The technical test is our first chance to actually get our hands on the thing, and so far reactions seem to be positive, overall.