Earning Valor in Halo Infinite is essential. As you gain more points, you will unlock additional resources like more kinds of weapons and vehicles, as well as marine reinforcements that will surely help turn the tide to your favor.
What is Valor in Halo Infinite?
Valor is a points system present in the campaign mode of Halo Infinite. These points are used to unlock weapons, vehicles, an reinforcements in controlled FOBs. In this guide, we’ll talk about strategies on how to quickly earn Valor points and know what to use them for.
Valor is sort of a reputation system or a currency that Master Chief earns as he liberates Zeta Halo from the Banished that invaded it. These points are awarded for completing the main quests, as well as doing some side quests along the way.
5 Best Ways to earn Valor in Halo Infinite efficiently
Halo infinite rewards Valor for some activities, but not all of them. Hovering your cursor over a mission or side-activity on your map will show you how much Valor you’ll get from it and how much you’ll lose. You can earn Valor in Halo Infinite’s campaign in the following ways:
Complete Story Missions
Players will definitely earn valor just by playing through the story missions as these main missions will reward the most points per completion. Despite this, just completing the main missions won’t be enough, plus the fact that they take a while to complete means that they’re not the most efficient source of valor, if time is considered.
Before proceeding, it’s best to note that the act of capturing a forward operating base, or FOB for short, does not award valor points, however it remains as a crucial part in making your valor farming faster and easier.
Once an FOB has been captured, it will mark nearby points of interest in the vicinity such as Banished outposts and UNSC squads, and thus allowing you to plot a route before hand. Plus, FOBs will act as fast travel hubs and places where you can acquire the stuff that you’ve unlocked with valor so far. Definitely do not skip FOBs.
Clear Banished Outposts
Banished Outposts are huge base camps filled with Banished troops. Clearing out these outposts will give a hefty sum of valor (100 valor). Due to the volume of hostiles that you will encounter in these outposts, it’s best that you are full geared up or adopt a tactical approach. It’s best to put these on a lower part of your valor run itinerary unless you feel like you can take them on easily.
Rescue UNSC Squads
Scattered across Zeta Halo are UNSC marines that are either captured as hostage or locked in a firefight against the Banished. Freeing them from their shackles or helping them diffuse the firefight will count as rescuing them, which rewards you some amount of valor (30 valor).
There are around 20 squads that you can help across the map and most of them are only guarded by a small number of Banished troops, so clearing them out should be quick, making rescuing squads one of the fastest ways to earn valor.
Destroy Propaganda Towers
Propaganda towers are structures that you can destroy which can also reward valor. There are around 40 of these towers all across the map, however they do not show up in the in-game TacMap and often you just stumble upon them.
These towers can sometimes be guarded by enemies, but oftentimes they’re not and they just take a couple of whacks before they blow up. Destroying towers doesn’t really reward that much valor points (10 valor), but still a source nonetheless. Consider using a third-party map if you really want to search and destroy these towers easily.
The points listed per item is cumulative, with unlocks spaced out ranging from 50 to 200 points.
Valor is a side mechanic and you can still finish the main story without focusing on it so much, however it’s still a fun progression system to spend some time on, more so if you want to unlock the stronger modified gun variants. Do remember to check the stuff that you unlock often, especially once you unlock the vehicles which should help you get to your next points faster.