In the Halo universe, the Energy Sword is essentially a weapon that consists of a curved hilt that houses an energy storage module and a device for projecting the plasma, which forms the blade. Recreating this in real-life is not the easiest of tasks, but the team at Hacksmith Industries was up for the challenge. To start, they had to find the right nozzles and hoses to create the blade. Read more to see the entire build from start to finish and a bonus.
The first teaser trailer for Paramount’s new Halo TV series was released during Microsoft’s Xbox 20th anniversary celebration today. This original series, based on the iconic Xbox franchise, will launch exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and in all international markets where the streaming service will be available in 2022. The story dramatizes a 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, combining personal stories with action, adventure as well as a futuristic vision of the battles to come. Read more for the video and additional information.
Limited to just 10,000 units, the Halo Infinite Collector’s Edition bundle is something that may be Walmart exclusive, as it appeared for a brief moment earlier today. As one would imagine, it nearly immediately sold out due to a combination of bots as well as actual fans trying to purchase one. Aside from the physical items, pre-orders also get Zeta Sky Armor Coating, Chosen Emblem + Nameplate and the exclusive MK50 Sidekick. Read more for the full image and additional information.
Hasbro’s Nerf LMTD Halo Needler Dart-Firing Blaster made its debut at Pulse Con 2021, and in the games, this projectile weapon basically fires long, sharp crystalline shards that are guided until they hit a target. This version may not be able to take on any enemies, but it does feature flexible needles that light up when you grip the handle, while additional accent areas also illuminate on command. To start using this fully motorized blaster, simply flip open the shield to access the drum for easy dart loading before pulling the trigger to fire 10 darts in a row. Pre-order it here. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition graphics card just might be the coolest looking yet, inspired by Master Chief’s newest generation of Mjolnir armor. It features a custom shroud design bearing several iconic Master Chief details, icluding a reflective, iridium gold fan border, the famous ‘117’ Spartan callsign, as well as a Cortana-blue light to signify the AI slot on the back of his helmet. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Marcus Lehto, co-creator of Halo, gives us a glimpse at what the original Halo: Combat Evolved would look like if it were released today using 3DS Max and Unreal Engine 4. Sure, it may be a static image, but it gives us a good look at Master Chief, the Warthog vehicle, several weapons, and of course the iconic Halo ring. However, one fan, known as “Glitch5970” online, actually recreated the game in Unreal Engine 4. Read more for a video and additional information.
Halo’s Warthog, also known as the M12 Force Application Vehicle (M12-FAV), is essentially fast attack vehicle serving as the United Nations Space Command Armed Forces’ primary joint light tactical ground vehicle. There have been several attempts at creating a replica, but most just lacked the power necessary to back up its looks, that is unless…you’re talking about the one built by Ken Block, along with his Hoonigan team. Yes, this is the same vehicle you see in the move “Free Guy”. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sure, this new Microsoft Windows 11 commercial might be showcasing its Xbox Game Pass and the upcoming Halo Infinite more so than the operating system, but it’s definitely worth a watch.It begins with a woman exploring Windows 11 and then pressing a Game Pass icon before being teleported to a desert of sorts where Halo’s Master Chief pulls up in a Warthog to take on a Covenant Banshee, ready to blow things up. Read more for the video and additional information.
To celebrate Halo’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft today revealed at Gamescom 2021 the Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle and the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2, both of which are set to launch on November 15th. The console features dark metallic paneling accented by iridium gold, a custom star pattern from the surface of Zeta Halo. a top vent accented in Cortana-themed blue, and custom Halo-themed sounds when powering it on / off. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Direct from the Xbox E3 2021 showcase comes this new Halo Infinite multiplayer reveal trailer, which honors classic Halo combat while also offering new players the support needed to jump in and have an enjoyable time. It introduces Spartan Academy and Spartan Commander Laurette who will help players familiarize themselves with maps, weapons, as well as equipment. There are now bot matches so players of all levels can warm up before they hit the battlefield. Read more for the video and additional information.