“Halo Infinite” Announces the Start of the Tenrai Event and Showcases Samurai Armor

Following the release of “Halo Infinite’s” free multiplayer beta, 343 Industries has released a trailer for the new Fracture: Tenrai event, which will kick off on November 23. The multiplayer feature in “Halo Infinite” was released a month early to coincide with the franchise’s 20th anniversary on November 15, catching everyone off guard. While everyone has access to the full multiplayer experience, enthusiasts quickly found personalization possibilities that could not be obtained through usual ways.

Many gamers noted at the game’s launch that it’s possible to adjust what the game calls Armor Cores, the core of the Spartan armor that changes the player character’s overall appearance, in the character customization choices. This is in contrast to the standard armor pieces that may be fitted to said Cores, many of which are locked behind Halo Infinite‘s” expensive microtransactions and battle pass. One of these Cores is known as the “Yoroi,” and it has a samurai appearance that differs significantly from the ordinary Mark VII armor. The game previously referred to this customization item as the “Fractures Event: Tenrai,” but no details on what this event would involve were provided.

Following multiple rumors and leaks over the game’s launch week, the official Halo page has tweeted a reveal trailer for the upcoming event with a verified start time of 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, November 23. During this period, players will have access to a separate set of challenges and rewards for the event that are unrelated to “Halo Infinite’s” contentious battle pass, with the legendary samurai armor serving as the major prize. The event will run one week, allowing players a limited period of time to unlock the entire list of rewards in the event pass.

According to a Twitter leak from _FireMonkey, players will be able to gain the armor core at level 5, with additional armor parts and attachments for the core earned at subsequent levels, as well as other minor incentives like nameplates, colors, and XP increases. Winter Contingency, Cyber Showdown, and Tactical Ops are three further future releases for “Halo Infinite’s” first season of DLC, according to the creators. More details will most certainly emerge near the end of Fracture: Tenrai, however, there is currently no knowledge regarding these events.

Overall, the fast-paced PvP multiplayer in “Halo Infinite” has been hailed for its in-the-moment gameplay, but the previously mentioned battle pass and microtransaction mechanisms are holding back what might otherwise be a great success. Many fans are upset with the new method Infinite handles the franchise’s renowned armor customization elements and would rather pay for the complete “Halo Infinite” than the existing free-to-play model, but how 343 manages the game’s events could determine an even wider shift to one side or the other.