How To Get Halo Infinite’s WW2 Armor
Check out the cosmetic set of Halo Infinite armor called Eaglestrike above. Pretty awesome, right? Good news: The kit itself is pretty easy to get.
Halo Infinite’s second season has only been live for a short time, and developer 343 Industries has already released two “events”—or time-limited playlists in which you can play to open specific rewards—for the free-to-play shooter. The season’s first event, “Interference,” focused on the new Last Spartan Standing mode. The second, “Fracture: Entrenched,” is all about the new don’t-call-it-king-of-the-hill Land Grab game mode.
“Fracture” events are essentially an excuse to add non-conventional Halo cosmetics to Infinite, justified in the lore through a bunch of stuff to do with interdimensional rifts and multiversal travel and blah blah blah. In season one, the “Fracture: Tenrai” event allowed players to unlock the samurai-inspired Yoroi kit by way of a 30-level bonus battle pass. Earning rewards in “Entrenched” works much the same way.
Like the pass for “Tenrai,” the one for “Entrenched” is free, and you can complete it alongside your standard seasonal one. Progress is earned by completing challenges affiliated with the currently active “Entrenched” playlist, which puts you into matches of Land Grab.
For the standard battle pass, finishing challenges gets you XP, and earning 1,000 XP gives you a level-up. But for events, XP doesn’t matter: Once you finish a challenge, you unlock a new level and earn its reward—no need to keep track of XP or do armchair addition or any of that. Some of the challenges, like “complete one Land Grab PvP match,” are a breeze. Others, like “win one Land Grab PvP match,” are subject to the skill level of your teammates.
You can get a pistol skin pretty early on, and you get Eaglestrike itself very quickly too. But that’s it. Cosmetics that are legit worth the grind are not available until later levels. Here are some of the standouts that’ll become available as “Fracture: Entrenched” cycles in and out of availability:
- Level 3: Eagle’s outlook, a patently ridiculous stance (that I am absolutely equipping the second I earn it).
- Level 5: The base Eaglestrike armor core.
- Levels 13 and 14: The beefy Crabshell shoulder pads for Eaglestrike.
- Level 17: Carbon Tundra, the first armor coating for Eaglestrike—this is the moment everyone rocking the armor won’t also rock the same exact color scheme.
- Level 20: The Kerberos helmet, which looks like the sort of thing a soldier would wear in the trenches of World War 2.
- Level 29: Ultramarine Core, a delicious mahogany and indigo armor coating that I have called dibs on, sorry.
Since you can only have up to 10 Entrenched-themed challenges available every week, you’ll hit a hard stop after hitting level 10, meaning the Eaglestrike armor won’t start looking unique among players who use it until July.
“Fractured: Entrenched” is currently slated to run one week a month over the next few months. Halo Infinite’s in-game menu says the first weekend on May 30. But in a blog post, 343 says the first weekend on May 31st at 2:00 p.m. ET. In other words, the game itself does not appear to list the dozen-odd hours the event is active during the weekly reset every Tuesday—but if you fail to complete all of your challenges by Monday evening, you’ll still have some time on Tuesday mornings to knock ‘em out. Anyway, this is all incidental. Here’s the schedule as it currently stands:
- The first week runs from May 24 through May 31.
- The second is from June 14 through June 21.
- Third, July 5 through July 12.
- Fourth, August 16 through August 23.
The previous Fracture event ran six times through Halo Infinite’s first season. This second one will happen six times too, the developer says, but it’s unclear when just past those scheduled dates in August.