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Fracture: Entrenched Event (Updated)

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9/27/2022

Fracture: Entrenched returns from September 27 to October 4!

This marks Week 5 of 6 for the Entrenched event, the penultimate opportunity for you to acquire up to 30 tiers of unique cosmetics and rewards for your EAGLESTRIKE armor core.

The final week of the Entrenched event will take place from 10/25 to 10/31.

Head over to the Land Grab event playlist and complete event-specific Challenges to earn reward tiers in your Event Pass. Complete all of your Challenges to unlock this week’s Ultimate Reward, the Unremembered Defiance armor coating.

The Shop this week contains additional EAGLESTRIKE cosmetics, including the Halite Storm coating bundle (containing the Halite Storm coating for your EAGLESTRIKE armor, MA40 Assault Rifle, and MK50 CQS48 Bulldog).

Halo Infinite Shop image of Halite Storm coating set

THE LAST SKY MARSHAL, PART 4

With the return of Fracture: Entrenched comes the next part of the event’s Story Shard—a choose your own adventure-style story directed by you, the community.

The assault on Luna to prevent the mutated abominations of the Covenant from completing the SCS Perpetua star-zeppelin saw further complications for the valiant Sky Marshals as Commander Kolby’s team perished holding a position for an off-mission detour that lost them valuable time.

As the secondary reactor complex was destroyed, resulting in further Sky Marshal casualties, the Covenant mutants played their final card. Deploying the crawling mists, a nanocloud capable of wreaking untold damage upon their foes, Commander Kolby was faced with a decision over which piece of equipment he would scavenge from his fallen team: Nocturne Goggles to aid with visibility or the Gummytube Filter, which could potentially stave off some of the mists’ effects.

You voted for where you want the next part of the story to go, and the results are in...

You can cast your vote for the direction the next part of the story should go on Twitter, Waypoint, YouTube, Discord, Instagram, Reddit, and the Official Halo Club on Xbox and PC (note: voting is open for one week).

FRACTURE: ENTRENCHED TANKER JACKET

Halo Gear Rewards from the Xbox Gear Shop are exclusive physical products players can earn access to after completing specific in-game challenges. The first of these is the Fracture: Entrenched Tanker Jacket.

Image of the Fracture: Entrenched tanker jacket

This high-quality jacket features embroidered emblem patches, beautifully screen-printed Halo art, a personalized removable Gamertag patch, and an additional UNSC patch. Players who have completed the Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass in its entirety will qualify to purchase the exclusive Tanker jacket at its proper retail price.

Fracture: Entrenched is in its fifth of six total weeks, meaning there are just two weeks to complete the Event Pass and qualify for this Halo Gear Reward item. Note that if you haven’t started your Event Pass, Week 4 was the final week you were able to do so in order to qualify by completing all 30 reward tiers, as each week allows you to complete up to 10 reward tiers.

If you have completed the Event Pass but haven’t received your code, please reach out to @HaloGear on Twitter.


8/16/2022

Fracture: Entrenched returns from August 16-23!

This marks week four out of six for the Entrenched event, which offers 30 tiers of unique cosmetics and rewards for your EAGLESTRIKE armor core.

The two remaining weeks for the Entrenched event will take place from 9/27/22 to 10/3/22 and 10/25/22 to 10/31/22.

Jump into the Land Grab event playlist and complete event-specific Challenges in order to earn Event Pass reward tiers. Complete all of your Challenges to unlock this week’s Ultimate Reward, the Kaolin Strand armor coating for the Mark VII armor core.

Head to the Shop for additional EAGLESTRIKE cosmetics. This week, you can grab the March of War armor FX as well as various coatings from the Frontier Outrider, Liberty Clad, and Grim Fortress sets.

Liberty Clad coating set for Halo Infinite

FRACTURE: ENTRENCHED TANKER JACKET

Halo Gear Rewards from the Xbox Gear Shop are exclusive physical products players can earn access to after completing specific in-game challenges. We recently announced our first Halo Gear Rewards item, the Fracture: Entrenched Tanker Jacket.

Front and back of new Halo Fracture: Entrenched Jacket

This high-quality jacket features embroidered emblem patches, beautifully screen-printed Halo art, and a personalized removable Gamertag patch. And as a bonus, it will also come with an additional UNSC patch. Players who have completed the Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass in its entirety will qualify to purchase the exclusive Tanker jacket at its proper retail price.

Fracture: Entrenched is in its fourth of six total weeks, meaning there are three more weeks to complete the Event Pass and qualify for this Halo Gear Reward item. Note that if you haven’t started your Event Pass, this is the final week you will be able to do so in order to qualify by completing all 30 reward tiers.

Check out the blog on Halo Waypoint for more details. If you have completed the Event Pass but haven’t received your code, please reach out to @HaloGear on Twitter.

THE LAST SKY MARSHAL, PART 3

With the return of Fracture: Entrenched comes the next part of the event’s Story Shard – a choose your own adventure-style story directed by you, the community.

The Sky Marshal assault on Luna to prevent the mutated abominations of the Covenant from completing the SCS Perpetua star-zeppelin was derailed as Commander Kolby received a transmission from Professor Henrik Gläsmann, who claimed that he and a group of civilians were trapped in a bunker.

Faced with the decision of either ignoring the distress call or going off-mission to aid Gläsmann, you (the community) chose the latter. But upon entering the bunker and finding that nobody was around, Commander Kolby realized that he had been led into a trap – a delaying tactic by the Prophet, who had convinced Gläsmann to join the Covenant and bolster their numbers by putting the bunker’s personnel into a radiation chamber.

A choice was presented: leave Gläsmann and quickly return to the mission, or execute him?

You voted for where you want the next part of the story to go, and the results are in...

You can cast your vote for the direction the next part of the story should go on Twitter, Waypoint, YouTube, Discord, Instagram, Reddit, and the Official Halo Club on Xbox and PC (note: voting is open for one week).


7/5/2022

Fracture: Entrenched returns from July 5-12!

We’ve hit the half-way point of the Entrenched event, which offers 30 tiers of unique cosmetics and rewards for your dieselpunk-themed EAGLESTRIKE armor core.

Earn Event Pass reward tiers by playing in the Land Grab event playlist and completing event-specific Challenges. Complete all your Challenges and unlock this week's Ultimate Reward, the Nomad Sutler coating.

You can find additional EAGLESTRIKE cosmetics in the Shop as well. This week, pick up the BRODIE Armor Set, Eventide Infantry Armor Set, Inevitability of War Armor FX, and Hyperion Test Group emblem. 

Halo Infinite Shop item - BRODIE Armor Set

THE LAST SKY MARSHAL, PART 2 

Last month, we debuted our first Story Shard—a choose your own adventure-style story directed by you, the community. 

The Last Sky Marshal sees Commander Kolby leading an assault on Luna to prevent the mutated abominations of the Covenant from completing the SCS Perpetua, a star-zeppelin that could turn the tide of the war either for or against humanity. 

At the end of Part 1, Kolby was contacted by Professor Henrik Gläsmann who claimed that he and a group of civilians were trapped in a bunker in the midst of the Covenant’s occupation. A choice was presented: rescue Gläsmann and the civilians, or ignore them to stay focused on the mission? 

You voted for where you want the next part of the story to go, and the results are in. 

You can cast your vote for the direction the next part of the story should go on Twitter, Waypoint, YouTube, Discord, Instagram, Reddit, and the Official Halo Club on Xbox and PC (note: voting is open for one week). 


6/14/2022

The Fracture: Entrenched event returns June 14-21!

As a quick refresher: Fractures are a completely free limited-time event that returns multiple times over the course of a Season.

The free Event Pass for Fracture events offers unique cosmetics and rewards over 30 tiers, with Entrenched being themed around the EAGLESTRIKE armor core—a dieselpunk-themed Spartan. Earn Event Pass reward tiers by playing in the Land Grab event playlist and completing event-specific Challenges.

With this recurrence of the event, we are bringing more maps for you to play Land Grab on—these include Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.

Key rewards from the Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass.

STORY SHARD: THE LAST SKY MARSHAL, PART 1

For the five recurrences of the Fracture: Entrenched event, we will be releasing a five-part tie-in story that is directed by the community—by you!

The Last Sky Marshal is the first Fracture Story Shard. Hosted here on Waypoint, Story Shards are a choose your own adventure-style story. Set in the Entrenched universe and told over five parts, Parts 1-4 of The Last Sky Marshal will feature a cliffhanger where a dilemma will be presented, and the community will vote on where the story goes next.

What choice will be made? How will it end? That’s up to you...

Read The Last Sky Marshal here and follow Commander Kolby as he leads an assault on Luna against the Covenant, who have discovered something that could turn the tide of the war against humanity.

You can cast your vote for the direction the next part of the story should go on Twitter, Waypoint, YouTube, Discord, Instagram, and the Official Halo Club on Xbox and PC (note: voting is open for one week).


5/24/2022

Fracture: Entrenched begins today!

Featuring the dieselpunk-inspired EAGLESTRIKE armor core and other themed rewards, the free 30-tier Event Pass is available now alongside a limited time playlist and event-specific challenges.

This is the first of six total appearances that Fracture: Entrenched will make over the course of Season 2, operating in a similar fashion to Fracture: Tenrai in Season 1.


WHAT’S A FRACTURE?

For those of you who may just be joining us, or need a quick refresher, ‘Fractures’ are typically divergent Halo universes or timelines with different aesthetics to the core canon—though they orbit similar themes.

Fractures share a variety of common elements with core canon, but can be recast in a different light or interpreted in a new way. They maintain key touchstones, remaining authentic to Halo, often while offering a unique “What if?” alternate universe look.

The ultimate goal of Fractures is to be a springboard for new (and fun!) experiences and exploration, both in-game and out. Each one is an experiment in storytelling and art style, which we hope inspires our fans and gets them thinking about their own Halo Fractures.

In Season 1, we asked what if Spartans were samurai in an alternate universe where bitter clan wars between warlords turned to unity as Covenant barbarians invaded with colossal glass dragons?

In Season 2, we’re asking something new...


THE ENTRENCHED FRACTURE

"The Entrenched Fracture is a world scoured by superscience aether-bombs and alchemically-enhanced soldiers. Though its lands are ruined, the Unified Nations Security Confederation fights on in blind obedience to orders from long-dead generals.

Their sworn foes, the zealots of the Covenant, survive only as hordes of rad-poisoned mutants bickering over the remnants of their once-proud civilization.

Survival on the front lines requires EAGLESTRIKE energized plate, a marvel of war-smithing that protects against both radiation and Covenant plasmatron weaponry."

Fracture: Entrenched key art

It’s been a great creative opportunity to peer into these alternate universe takes on Halo, and for Entrenched we’re taking things one step further.

For the five recurrences of the Fracture: Entrenched event, we will be releasing a five-part tie-in story that is directed by the community—by you!

‘THE LAST SKY MARSHAL’ is the first of what we are calling Story Shards. Hosted on Waypoint, this will be a choose your own adventure-style story set in the Entrenched universe, told over five parts. Parts 1-4 will feature a cliffhanger where a dilemma will be presented, and the community will vote on where the story goes next. What choice will be made? How will it end? That’s up to you...

Keep an eye out for Part 1 of ‘The Last Sky Marshal’ here on Waypoint when the Entrenched event returns in June!


IN THE TRENCHES

The Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass is 100% free and offers players themed, limited time rewards for playing multiplayer matches and completing event challenges while the event is live.

During event weeks, the Event Pass will appear in your season progress menu between the Battle Pass and your Challenges. The Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass will be available for one week from Tuesday, May 24 at 11am PT until Monday, May 31 at 11am PT.

However, unlike other events, Fracture: Entrenched will appear a total of six times throughout Season 2, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to complete all 30 reward tiers of the Event Pass.

Those who join us during this first Fracture: Entrenched launch week will also receive the Entrenched Spartan Backdrop to further customize your in-game experience.

“While their world dies, the armies of Entrenched continue to claw at each other to the very last breath; blind or uncaring that victory is now impossible.”

The Spartan backdrop gift players receive for the first week of Fracture: Entrenched.

PROGRESSING THE EVENT PASS

Progress on the Event Pass is made by completing Event Challenges, which you can find on your Challenges page marked with a red banner.

Key rewards from the Fracture: Entrenched Event Pass.

Completing an Event Challenge will unlock an Event Pass tier reward, progressing you through the Event Pass. You can progress up to ten tiers of your Event Pass in a given week.


LAND GRAB

Spartans playing a game of land grab.

Event Challenges for Fracture: Entrenched center around the event playlist, Land Grab.

Divide the enemy, conquer the zone.

Land Grab comes to Halo Infinite during the Fracture: Entrenched Event and will become a rotational playlist when the Event is over.

In this new objective-based arena mode, both teams fight for control over three neutral zones. Players score one point for each successful capture and will trigger intermission after the successful capture of all three zones. After intermission, new neutral zones become available for capture. The first team to score 11 points wins.

(To learn more, check out our Season 2 Modes blog!)


FOXHOLE FLOURISHES

During Fracture: Entrenched weeks, the Ultimate Reward and Shop will feature cosmetics based around the event.

ULTIMATE REWARD

During Fracture: Entrenched, the weekly Ultimate Reward will also be themed around the event. This week, complete all of your weekly challenges to unlock the Amber Yesterday Visor for the EAGLESTRIKE Armor Core.

The Amber Yesterday Ultimate Reward, an epic rarity visor.

IN-GAME SHOP

While both the Event Pass and weekly challenges offer cosmetics, for those looking for even more options the in-game Shop is the place to go.

The shopfront will also be themed for Fracture: Entrenched, and you can expect to find additional offerings there throughout the week. Whether these are bundles with unique coatings and accessories, or additional emblems, there will be plenty to consider. The store will receive new batches of content every time Fracture: Entrenched comes back over the course of Season 2.

The Legacy of War F X bundle.

With all that said, it’s time to jump into the Entrenched event! Good hunting out there, Spartans.

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