Halo Infinite Season 2: Lone Wolves released on Tuesday 2022, bringing a plethora of new content and changes to the game. Patch Notes for the new season previewed everything players can sink their teeth into. Below are highlights of all the new content coming with Halo Infinite Season 2: Lone Wolves.
New 100 Tier Battle Pass
With a new season comes a new battle pass. Lone Wolves offers players a new 100-tier battle pass with up to 180 rewards. The battle pass will cost 1,000 Halo Credits, though all players can unlock a handful of free tier rewards.
One of the selling points of the Halo Infinite Battle Pass is the ability to complete them at any time once purchased, i.e. players who have purchased the Season 1 Battle Pass can still do so. complete. To switch between the two battle passes, follow these steps provided in the patch notes:
- Access the Season 2 menu. This can be done from the main menu by selecting or using the shortcut listed in the Season 2 thumbnail in the upper right corner.
- Select the Switch Battle Pass button under the Battle Pass tile on the left side of the menu.
- In the Battle Pass Switcher menu, check the box under the Battle Pass tiles to equip the preferred Battle Pass.
More information about Battle Passes can be found here.
Halo Infinite Season 2 will have two different Lone Wolves story events: Interference and Alpha Pack. They will each last for two weeks and will feature different 10-item event passes. To earn the items, players must complete certain challenges during the event in the specific event’s playlist. The Interference and Alpha Pack event playlists will only be the new Last Spartan Standing game mode on the new Big Team Battle map, Breaker.
The Interference will run from May 3-15 and the Alpha Pack from July 19-August 1. These dates are subject to change.
The other Season 2 event is Fracture: Entrenched. The Season 2 Fracture event will run six times over a few different weeks – starting the week of May 24 – each time giving players a chance to complete event challenges for up to 30 free cosmetic items. . All challenges will be in the new Land Grab mode (see below).
New and returning game modes
One of the most anticipated releases of the new season is the new Battle Royale game mode, which has reportedly been in the works for quite some time. The new mode is called Last Spartan Standing and it is the first of three new modes released in Season 2.
Last Spartan Standing pits 12 players against each other in a confined area. Each has five lives and starts with a limited loadout of a Disruptor and Sidekick pistol. Scoring kills and assists will increase the player’s score and give them access to increasingly better weapons. The match ends when only one player remains alive.
Players can only queue for Last Spartan Standing by themselves. They will need to go to custom games to play with friends.
Meanwhile, the King of the Hill game mode should be familiar to returning Halo players. The mode involves two teams of four battling for control of a specific space on the map. The first team to fill their counter while keeping control of the turning point will win.
King of the Hill is available in Ranked Arena, Quick Play, Bot Bootcamp, a dedicated King of the Hill playlist, and Custom Games.
Finally, Land Grab is a new game mode that will debut with the first Entrenched event on May 24. Outside of the event, it will appear as a rotating playlist and in custom games. The mode works the same as King of the Hill, except there are three active areas at once. Teams don’t keep control of the area, they just quickly capture it for a point and it disappears, respawning on another part of the map. When a team is one point away from victory, only one capture zone appears at a time.
Season 2 also features two new maps, one for Big Team Battle and one for Arena. The BTB map is called Breaker and the Arena map is Catalyst.
The best of the rest
343 Industries also addressed a number of player concerns and quality of life improvements with Season 2. For starters, Arena’s signature multiplayer announcer, voiced by Jeff Steitzer, will now also call for medals in Big Team Battle.
In unranked game modes, the radar or “Motion Tracker” will now show the general direction of players who are sprinting, shooting, or driving vehicles just outside of its range. The range changes between Arena and BTB modes.
All Academy weapon drills can now be played without a timer or scoreboard, endlessly.
Xbox Series S consoles now have a 120Hz refresh option. Xbox Series X now has a 30Hz refresh option.
While these are some of the highlights of Halo Infinite Season 2, the update is quite massive. The rest of the information and patch notes can be found on the Halo support site here.