343 Industries has released the newest Halo Infinite December 15 update and it has finally fixed the issues of the campaign cosmetic and achievement unlocks.
The newest hotfix has been released after the launch of the campaign part of the game. This should address most of the issues that the first version of the game had especially the ones where the campaign armor unlocks were having problems syncing. This also fixed the Achievements not popping up despite completing them.
The December 15 Hotfix, as 343 Industries calls it, has now fixed a lot of problems. With the update, players who did not get the armor unlocks will be getting them now after installing the update. There is also the global fix where there are improvements to online service connections after re-entering the game using Quick Resume on Xbox Series X/S consoles.
Starting with no existing Halo Infinite installation:
Installing Multiplayer only: approximately 26.53 GB
Installing both Multiplayer and Campaign: approximately 48.42 GB
If Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer Beta is already installed:
Multiplayer update only: approximately 3.97 GB
Campaign installation: additional download of approximately 25.86 GB
Total of both downloads: approximately 29.83 GB total
With this update, Halo Infinite Campaign is available on Windows PCs and Xbox consoles. Campaign can be purchased in-game, online or on a physical disc. PC players should ensure their graphics card drivers are up to date and ensure their PC meets minimum specifications.
Many platforms automatically update games. The article How to update Halo Infinite has instructions for how to manually update your game or check if it is up to date.
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Local Area Network (LAN) multiplayer is now available. There is a known issue for LAN multiplayer:
Match settings changed in the Mode Editor still show as the defaults. The changed settings work as expected once the match begins.
Players with AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPUs no longer experience crashes because Async Compute in Video Settings is turned on.
Players who have turned off Async Compute because of this can now turn it back on.
If Halo Infinite is launched without an internet connection, players can connect to the internet while on the main menu and play online.
This does not resolve all scenarios where the game is launched connected to the internet, later loses internet connection, and is stuck offline until the game is restarted.
When launching in windowed mode on Steam, the window shows correct borders.
December 14 Playlist and Service Update
New Matchmaking playlists are being introduced:
Free-For-All (FFA) Slayer
If you do not see these playlists in-game, close and re-launch Halo Infinite to ensure you’ve received the latest changes. The Matchmaking playlist menu scrolls as well, so ensure you’ve scrolled down to view all available options.
Easing or removal of some difficult Challenges
Weekly Ultimate Challenges are now less intensive
New Challenges specific to New Playlists added in this update
New type of Challenge that rewards in-game Personal Score
More Event Challenges appear when an Event is active