It's been a while since we last saw the campaign in action.
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343 Industries and Microsoft have finally shown off some new footage from the upcoming story campaign for Halo Infinite. The new footage gives fans and players a fresh look at what lies in store for Master Chief while also introducing his new A.I. companion and shining a light on some of the gameplay activities that the Chief can engage in.

343 Industries claims that Infinite's campaign is the largest Halo campaign to date. The story takes place on Zeta Halo, an open world Halo ring inhabited by the Banished, a group of Covenant that parted ways from the rest a while back. The Banished have been busy building outposts, that Master Chief will be more than happy to clear out, much like you would do if you were playing a Far Cry title. The new video shows Chief discovering an outpost, scanning for weak points, and then just using a rocket launcher to take out a big silo. Since this is open world, there will probably be a few different ways of taking out these outposts.

Chief's new A.I. companion is nicknamed The Weapon. This companion was created in response to what happened to his former companion, Cortana, following the events of Halo 5. As such, The Weapon has been kept in check compared to previous A.I. companions given out to Spartans.

The trailer also features a little look at the upgrade tree. Yes, there is an upgrade tree present in a Halo title. This includes some enhancements for Chief's new Grappleshot, which is just a grapplehook with a fancy name. There are also upgrades to be made to Thrusters, Shield Core, Threat Sensor radar, and a Drop Wall shield. Thrusters will allow Chief to quickly dodge out of the way of incoming fire. The Drop Wall is a shield that can block incoming fire for a brief period of time.

The trailer also provides us with a look at the named villain, Jega 'Rdomnai, along with some of the new flying Skimmers. Jega 'Rdomnai is apparently a ruthless Spartan murder who fancies himself as the "Harbinger of Truth." He also busts out a "fake news" take by claiming that the Forerunners were liars.

Halo Infinite will be out on December 8, 2021 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.