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Cyber Showdown III Operation Launch

Key art image for Cyber Showdown III showing an Executor surrounded by two people clad in HAZMAT armor being held by virus-like cables
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  -  5 months ago

Embrace the viral machine. Cyber Showdown III has arrived!

A new 20-tier Operation Pass with free multi-use customization rewards, a brand-new map, a refresh to the Husky Raid playlist, and more awaits within…


Reward track image for Cyber Showdown III showing new multi-use CHIMERA armor on the wall

The Cyber Showdown III Operation Pass features 20 tiers of free customization rewards themed around the concept of the “viral machine,” which visually translates to a dark cyberpunk take on the aesthetics of the CHIMERA armor—a twisted fusion of organic elements in digital form.

You know the drill: play Halo Infinite, progress your Operation Pass with Match XP and Challenge completions, and you’ll unlock new armor, coatings, weapon charms, and emblems and nameplates to enhance your customization.

While Cyber Showdown III is themed around the CHIMERA armor core, the majority of the customization content is multi-use, meaning that you can equip helmets, visors, shoulders, and coatings across any armor core.

Additional premium options for the Operation Pass include:

  • 500 credits will make the Operation Pass durable (it will not expire), offers bonus XP during the Operation’s live window, an extra Challenge slot while your pass is equipped, and comes with an exclusive customization item.
  • 2,000 credits instantly unlocks all 20 tiers of the Operation Pass at purchase and includes the exclusive bonus customization item.

The bonus item in the Premium Operation Pass for Cyber Showdown III is the Emberbreak armor coating.


Halo Infinite image of the multiplayer map Elevation

Take combat to new heights with the latest map that has been added to Halo Infinite, named Elevation.

Taking place aboard a space elevator, a familiar sight from fans going all the way back to Halo 2, Elevation is a map created entirely in Halo Infinite's Forge.

On Elevation, indoor combat will keep your boots on the ground, but heading outside for a spacewalk in the middle of a firefight just might send you on a one-way journey to the planet below.


Husky Raid has gotten even huskier with the addition of six new maps.

For those of you who might need an introduction or refresher: Husky Raid is a game mode that originally debuted in Halo 4 as a chaotic twist on Capture The Flag, featuring Fiesta-style random weapon loadouts and equipment.

Husky Raid has been in Halo Infinite for a while now and the time has come to update this beloved mode with some new maps created in Forge by our amazing community cartographers. Alongside Cyber Showdown III are six new maps, including:

  • Formation
  • Merchant’s Square
  • Outlook
  • Pharaoh
  • Ruujaya
  • Urban Raid

For a more detailed look at each of these new maps, check out our Husky Raid blog.


Halo Infinite image of the Net Riot bundle

Head to the Shop in Halo Infinite this week and you’ll find the Net Riot bundle which contains:

  • Thresher helmet
  • Plasm Augmentor shoulders
  • Deviant Protocol chest attachment
  • Coil Growth Sample G kneepads
  • Myomer Canker hip gear
  • VDO Plugin wrist gear
  • Warbling Well visor
  • System Alert and Netwar Alert armor coatings
  • Access Denied death effect
  • Daemon Flare armor effect
  • Firecrash Protocol Mythic effect
  • Net Riot weapon coating

And complete all of your Challenges this week to unlock your Ultimate Reward: the Signal Source Emblem suite.

Halo Infinite image of the Signal Source emblem

Press Kit

That wraps us up for this Operation launch, which means it’s time to jump into the game and start working through that new Operation Pass!

With a brand-new map to check out and a refresh of the Husky Raid playlist, it’s the perfect time to dive into the action.