The brand partnerships related to Halo Infinite continue to roll out despite the game’s indefinite delay. Last month, Monster went ahead with its double XP promotion for energy drinks. Now we’ve learned about another deal with Mondelez. Halo fans can now find specially marked snacks in stores that will award a unique appearance for Halo Infinite multiplayer.
Developer 343 Industries is calling these unique appearances armor “coatings,” and it sounds like another term for skins. Earlier this year, a leak revealed that Halo Infinite multiplayer will adhere to a free-to-play model. The developer responded with confirmation of the fact and it’s now suspected that a season pass and in-game store will sell things like appearances to monetize the game. This coating doesn’t reveal anything all that spectacular. It does suggest that certain color schemes will only be attainable through special means though, which is a little concerning.
Past Halo games offered plenty of multiplayer customization options, and while Infinite is sure to have options too, they may not come easily. In the past, we had to unlock armors, but basic color schemes were always available. It’s hard to say what this means for Infinite, but here’s what we know about this new “coating.”
Snack and look like a king
The promotional coating is called the Monarch and features an overall purple appearance with soft gold accents on some of the armor plates. It’s a throwback to the traditionally exclusive rite of royalty to wear the color in case you were wondering. As mentioned, this “coating” will only be available to players that purchase enough of the specially marked products. Therefore, if you like what you see and feel hungry, you might as well acquire this one.
You can head to your local grocery store (in the U.S. and Canada) and find the specially marked Mondelez snacks. 343 mentioned that the products are already out in Canada and should arrive soon throughout the US. You can choose from brands like Oreo, Nutter Butter, Sour Patch Kids, Cadbury, Trident gum, and more. You can then sign up on the promotional website and deposit your codes there to earn prizes.
In addition to the Monarch coating, the site mentions a Granular coating, Oscillation player and armor emblems, and a Delta Diamond player emblem. There’s also a full contest you can check out. The company is giving out an insane 100,000 codes for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. There are also five grand prizes for a copy of Halo Infinite and an Xbox Series X.
All in all it sounds like a pretty worthwhile endeavor. The Master Chief Collection features every Bungie Halo game ever made, so even if Infinite is far from release, you can still pwn some Covies in the classic games. The multiplayer customization is free, too.