Halo Infinite Mods Are Already Coming Out
Halo Infinite just came out last week But Halo modding goes back decades, and it didn’t take long for modders to crack 343’s latest game open.
In the game’s first week, modding was somewhat limited, and the game’s Nexus Mods page is limited to mods that realized you can exchange the game’s loading screens out for any .mp4 you like. But over the last few days, a few more grand creations have arrived on Infinite’s battlegrounds.
DO you think Infinite’s Warthog is a little underpowered? Then check out the GameCheat13’s Tank Hog.
But the true rite of passage for any burgeoning Halo modder is to find out how to make the new variation of the Pelican dropship fully flyable. This week, veteran Halo modder RejectedShotgun managed exactly that—and while he reckons it could use a bit of work, it flies over Infinite’s big team battle arenas.
Tank Hog creator GameCheat13 has also managed to get the Banished Phantom dropship working in-game, laying the groundwork for some aerial battles.
It’s still early days for Infinite modding, but it’ll also pay to see how 343 responds to these works. The studio has encouraged modding in the Master Chief Collection, releasing full mod tools for Halos 1 through 3.
The MCC itself releases the option to run the game without anti-cheat but with matchmaking turned off, letting you mess around with the game’s files easily.
Modding or not, an early peek at Halo Infinite’s impressive Forge mode implies fan-made works will radically transform what Halo Infinite looks like when it arrives next year. But it’ll still essentially be a closed box, and I’m excited to see modders continue to open Infinite’s inside and do things the in-game editor won’t let you.