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4/19/2022

Fracture: Tenrai returns for its final week!

Whether you're returning once more or only just joining us, the time has come to finish this fight!

Enter the Fiesta event playlist from April 19 to April 26 and complete event-specific challenges to unlock exclusive cosmetic rewards to outfit your Samurai-themed YOROI armor core!

Rewards from Fracture: Tenrai event pass

Separate from the Battle Pass, the Event Pass is 100% free and offers players themed, limited time rewards while the event is live.

And for those warriors who prove their worth in the final week by completing their Ultimate Challenges – a gift for the cunning: the Foxwood Seal Mark VII coating.

Image of Halo Infinite's capstone reward: Foxwood Seal Mark VII coating.

Keep an eye out for additional featured Tenrai customization items in the Shop during the event! 


3/29/2022

Fracture: Tenrai returns for its fifth week!

Jump back into the Fiesta event playlist from March 29 to April 5 to unlock free and exclusive cosmetic rewards. The time has come to finish the fight in outfitting your YOROI Spartan armor core!

May your eyes be sharp, and your blade sharper.


2/22/2022

Week four of Fracture: Tenrai has come!

The free, limited-time Event Pass offers 30 tiers of rewards themed around the YOROI Armor Core. Jump into the Fiesta event playlist and complete event-specific Challenges to unlock up to ten tiers of your reward track over the next week!

May your victories bring fortune.


2/1/2022

Week three of Fracture: Tenrai has arrived!

We are now officially half-way through the Fracture: Tenrai event, which returns to Halo Infinite multiple times throughout Season 1: Heroes of Reach.

The free, limited-time Event Pass offers 30 tiers of rewards themed around the YOROI Armor Core. Jump into the Fiesta event playlist and complete event-specific Challenges to unlock up to ten tiers of your reward track!

Go forth and slay, samurai.


1/4/2022

Wake up, Samurai – the Fracture: Tenrai event is back January 4-11, 2022!

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 offers unique cosmetics and rewards over 30 tiers, with Tenrai being themed around the YOROI Armor Core – a Samurai-themed Spartan. These rewards are earned by playing in the action-packed Fiesta event playlist and completing event-specific Challenges.

Let’s highlight some changes we’ve made since the initial debut, based on feedback from the community and our own internal goals for how we want these events to operate and evolve.

Where players were only able to progress 7 tiers of their Event Pass in the week of the first Fractures: Tenrai event (November 23-30, 2021), players can now progress 10 tiers per week. By design, you will still have to participate in multiple weeks to obtain everything in the Tenrai Event Pass, but we hope this extra buffer will help expedite progression for highly engaged players.

We recognize the frustration that many players felt where they would have to work through multiple non-Event related Challenges or burn through Challenge Swaps in order to get an Event Challenge to show up in rotation. We felt this too and have made adjustments to ensure that Event Challenges are given greater priority in your challenge pool (provided you have active Event Challenges remaining for the week). What this means is that Event Challenges have been tuned to appear in your Challenge rotation sooner and they will have a higher weekly cap (originally 7, now 10).

Further, we also agreed with feedback around the actual content of the Event Pass regarding the amount of Challenge Swaps and XP Grants that made levelling up feel less rewarding. The great thing about these events are the cosmetics, that’s what everybody’s excited about and wants to pursue, so we’ve replaced all XP and Challenge Boosts above Tier 10 onwards with cosmetic items. That’s a total of 11 new cosmetic items that will be available completely free.

Content that was originally slated to be featured as premium offerings in the store for the remaining weeks of this event has now been added to the core free event pass. Please note that no content changes were made from the first week of Fracture: Tenrai – these changes only apply to week two onwards. Any premium store purchases made during week one will remain exclusive to the week one store – they are not being added to the Event Pass.

Here’s a look at the updated reward track:

Rewards from Fracture: Tenrai event pass

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for additional featured Tenrai customization items in the Shop during the event! 

We hope that these changes are a strong first step towards providing greater value, a greater sense of reward, and more reason for our players to invest their time in this Event Pass. As always, we greatly appreciate your feedback and support as we continue to evolve the Halo Infinite multiplayer experience!


11/23/2021

The first free event for Halo Infinite, Fracture: Tenrai, begins today!  

Featuring the samurai-inspired YOROI 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 Fracture: Tenrai will make over the course of Season 1, with its next appearance coming in January 2022.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty of things, we wanted to make sure to answer some of your bigger questions. For those looking for a bit more background on how Fracture events sit in the larger Halo universe, we’ve reached out to our Franchise Team to provide a bit more context.

PARALLEL WORLDS

One of the things that you might be immediately curious about is how the items seen in the various Fractures relate to the core canon of the Halo universe. Fractures are divergent Halo universes or timelines, but for the most part, they all orbit the same themes. Each particular Fracture can share a variety of elements in common with core canon, but recast in a different light or interpreted in a new way. It was important to maintain key touchstones so that they all remain authentic to Halo, whether the Fracture happened to have dragons or was simply a twisted timeline that saw a markedly different outcome.

The first Fracture for Halo Infinite is called “Tenrai,” where blessed suits of YOROI are forged using ancient karakuri arts from the raw energies of the land—each hand-crafted for eager young samurai of unimpeachable honor to defend their clan and lands from the barbaric Covenant invaders. This is an example of the world-building “seed” used to inspire a particular Fracture theme — a small overview that gives a flavor of what’s possible in this alternate reality, with further details sprinkled throughout the in-game lore strings that accompany various customization items associated with their respective theme.

A Spartan equipped with Tenrai armor
The Fracture: Tenrai - Fiesta playlist will give players plenty of ways to unleash chaos.

THE TENRAI FRACTURE

Embroiled in bitter clan wars for generations, the warlords of the Tenrai Fracture now stand united against the invading Covenant barbarians. Forced into an alliance against the relentless Covenant and their colossal glass dragons, the 343 clans of the Imperial Court have shared once-secret knowledge to create new armor and weapons forged by mortal hands but blessed with divine force. It is through these new tools of war, unimpeachable honor, and peerless skill that the clans will fight and win against the invaders and reclaim the seven provinces lost to their depredations.

WAY OF THE SAMURAI

The Fracture: Tenrai 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 it will appear in your season progress menu between the battle pass and challenges. The Fracture: Tenrai Event Pass will be available for one week from Tuesday, November 23 at 10am PT until Monday, November 30 at 10am PT. However, unlike other events, Fracture: Tenrai will appear a total of six times throughout the season, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to complete all 30 reward tiers of the Event Pass.

A visual that shows off the free cosmetics players will be able to unlock as part of the Fracture Tenrai Event Pass.
Reward tiers are unlocked by completing Event Challenges.

PROGRESSING THE EVENT PASS & PLAYLIST

Progress on the Event Pass is made by completing Event Challenges which you can find on your challenges page marked with a red banner. Completing an Event Challenge will unlock an event pass tier reward, and by completing each event challenge, you will progress through the event pass. Once you have completed all available Event Challenges in a given week you will have progressed as far as possible until the next Fracture: Tenrai event.

These challenges center around the event playlist Fracture: Tenrai - Fiesta: the chaotic and fun spawn-with-random-weapons Arena experience. You can expect to play on a full suite of Arena maps including Aquarius, Recharge, Streets, and Behemoth to name just a few.

EVENT PASS UNLOCKS

As mentioned, the Event Pass is entirely free and rewards player participation in Fracture: Tenrai over the course of multiple recurrences, meaning that your progress on this pass will carry over week-to-week.

On top of the Legendary YOROI Armor core, players can expect to unlock the following as part of the Event Pass:

  • Torii Reflection – Epic Backdrop
  • Gatekeeper – Legendary Shoulder Pads
  • Rare Samurai Nameplate & Emblems
  • Sol Devil – Legendary Weapon Coating (MA40 AR)
  • Whispered Sky – Epic Weapon Coating (Sidekick and BR75 Battle Rifle)
  • Spring Blossom Filter – Legendary Helmet Attachment
  • Swordsman’s Belt – Legendary Utility for YOROI Armor Core

A GIFT FOR A WARRIOR

The Fracture Backdrop that players can receive during this first week of Fracture Tenrai.
Backdrops, like this legendary Fracture backdrop, can be found in the Customization menu under Spartan ID.

To celebrate the start of this event we are also going to be gifting all players who login the legendary Fracture backdrop which players can equip as part of their Spartan ID. Jump in anytime during this first week of Fracture: Tenrai to receive it.

In addition to the Free Event pass, players can earn additional Samurai-themed items by completing this week's Ultimate Challenge.

The Halo Infinite shop will also feature limited time, premium Samurai-themed cosmetics.

ADDITIONAL FLOURISHES

The Fracture: Tenrai event touches and inspires more than just the Event Pass, you will also see its influence across the weekly Ultimate Reward and in-game store offerings.

A Spartan wearing the Willow Tea Armor Coating. on the Mark 7 armor core.

ULTIMATE REWARD

 Event Challenges will not replace all standard weekly challenges, and you can still progress towards the weekly Ultimate Reward. Willow Tea, an armor coating for the Mark VII armor core, will be the Ultimate Reward for the week of November 23 and is just as lovely (and samurai-inspired) as the items you can find in the Event Pass.

A spartan wearing content from the Sentinel's Blades store bundle for the Yoroi Armor Core.

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: Tenrai, 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: Tenrai comes back over the course of Season 1.

JUST THE BEGINNING

This first week of Fracture: Tenrai will close on Tuesday, November 30 as part of our regular Tuesday rotation, but it will return in early January 2022. So, you will have plenty more chances to get the YOROI armor core and progress that free Event Pass with incredible samurai-inspired cosmetics.

The ultimate goal of Fractures is to be a springboard for new (and fun!) experiences, 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!

Events are a key component of the multiplayer experience, and this Fracture is just one part of that larger whole; stay tuned for information on future events and content coming soon to Halo Infinite. And, to keep up to date on all Halo news, check out our official social channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) or join the community over on Waypoint and Discord.