Halo Infinite Is Getting Ray Tracing In Season 3 Update
343 Industries’ Halo Infinite will receive ray tracing support via a new update that is scheduled to arrival with season 3.
During the recent AMD livestream presentation, it was revealed that Halo Infinite will receive ray tracing support via a new update that will arrive with season 3. In terms of what specific RT features will be added, the AMD revealed that the game will support ray traced shadows across Arena and Big Team Battle multiplayer modes.
According to AMD, players with AMD hardware will notice improved lighting, sharper shadows, and increased performance on RX 7000 series graphics cards with ray tracing acceleration. While it was mentioned that the game will support ray traced shadows in Arena and Big Team Battle multiplayer modes, there was no mention of the campaign also receiving the new feature.
Similarly, there was no mention of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions of the game receiving ray tracing support, though this was expected, given the PC-focused nature of the event. Microsoft and 343 Industries may announce ray tracing support for the current-gen Xbox consoles sometime soon.
Previously, 343 Industries revealed during its future roadmap for Halo Infinite that the game won’t receive a campaign co-op mode earlier than this month in November, 2022. According to the roadmap, the game will receive campaign co-op support sometime between November 8, 2022 and March 7, 2023.
With season 3 coming soon, the studio sought to provide fans a comprehensive update on the future of all things Halo Infinite. Joseph Staten, Sean Baron, and Brian Jarrard got together for a roundtable discussion about the current state of the game, priorities, and player experience goals.
In addition, the updated roadmap now features the new content coming in the Winter Update and Season 3, including new maps, modes, weapons, and armor. Arriving during November 8, 2022 and March 7, 2023 are the Forge beta as well as the campaign co-cop mode. In addition, free content will also be available during this period in the form of a 30 tier battle pass and two new maps, namely Detachment and Argyle. Other additions include a match XP beta, a new game mode called Covert One Flag, and some quality of life improvements.