After a year of delay, Infinite halo it is released in its entirety for PC and Xbox gamers.
Following the launch of multiplayer after a surprise beta launch last month, the campaign sees the return of Master Chief some seven years after the release of Halo 5: Guardians.
This page will cover the Halo Infinite release times in your region, as well as preload times Y download size so you know what to expect in advance.
How to download and install the Halo Infinite campaign
UPDATE (December 8, 6:30 pm): The Halo Infinite campaign is now available! To start downloading, make sure you’ve downloaded the free multiplayer client. If it was already installed, get the latest update, for us it was around 4GB, then select the ‘campaign’ option from the main menu, then download. (If this doesn’t appear, try rebooting your system.)
This takes you to the “manage game” screen. Here you can download the campaign. Select it from the list, press apply.
Now keep the client open while the campaign is downloading.
Do you want to increase your download speed? Then developer 343 recommends that the game exist and suspend the console to increase the download speed.
Lastly, don’t forget to collect the skull locations as you go!
– David Ellis (@DavidEllis) December 8, 2021
When is Halo Infinite released? Halo Infinite UK release time explained / GMT, CEST, EST and PST
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The Halo Infinite release date is Wednesday, December 8, with the same release time in all regions and on PC and Xbox platforms.
Halo Infinite release times are as follows for your region:
- UK: 6pm (GMT)
- Europe: 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
- US East Coast: 1:00 PM (EST)
- West Coast of the US: 10 a.m. M. (PST)
This means that for those in Europe, they have to wait until the end of the working day before they can start downloading and playing. Great if you don’t have the day off from work, but frustrating if you expect to start playing as soon as you wake up.
Starting the story? Learn how to download and install the Halo Infinite Campaign, where it’s co-op in Halo Infinite, and lists of Skulls, Mjolnir Armor Lockers, and Spartan Cores locations. In multiplayer, we can help complete weekly challenges, including Commando Rifle, Fusion Coil, and a Carnage. If you are looking to step up the challenge, then Halo Infinite’s ranking system is waiting for you.
Halo Infinite preload and download size explained
Not only do you have to wait until the end of the day in Europe to start playing, but preloading Halo Infinite also has its complications.
The main one is that there is no full campaign preload, even if you have a physical copy of the game, which requires a download regardless.
Digitally, despite what appears in the Xbox app for PC, and the Xbox Game Pass app on mobile, both will simply try to update the multiplayer client and then immediately stop.
This means that you will have to download the campaign once it launches in the moments above. To help prepare, developer 343 recommends downloading the existing Halo Infinite multiplayer client, which will give you a head start.
This means that you will have less to download when the campaign launches: 25.86 GB vs a full 48.42 GB.
Approximate download sizes for Halo Infinite are as follows:
It is unfortunate that the campaign cannot be preloaded, but if you can download multiplayer in the next few hours, you will save a bit of time.