Halo Infinite Monster Energy Promotion Launches, Despite Game Delay

Monster Energy Drink will let you stock up on Double XP and enter a special Halo Infinite sweepstakes--even though we don't know when the game is coming.

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Monster Energy has launched a promotion to tie in with Halo Infinite, despite the game's delay into a to-be-determined date in 2021. By collecting limited-edition Halo Infinite cans, you can get Double XP points to use sometime next year.

The special-edition Halo-themed cans will be available through December 31, 2020, which probably made more sense when the game was expected to be out by then. At any rate, you can stock up on Double XP points now, as well as use an exclusive Snapchat filter. Collecting all three Snapchat codes each month will get you an exclusive weapon. The announcement says you can redeem them at Monster-Halo.com, but the site isn't live yet as of the time of writing.

Your receipts will also give you entry into a grand prize drawing. Ten entrants will win a trip for two to Paris, France plus $1000 cash to spend there. That would presumably be scheduled for sometime after France lifts travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Another 200 winners will get an Xbox Series X.

343 Industries said the delay was necessary to give the team "adequate time to deliver a Halo game experience that meets our vision." No new date has been announced. Microsoft paired the announcement with word that the Xbox Series X will launch in November, touting the "thousands of games to play, spanning four generations" that will be available to play.

Fans have appeared mostly understanding about the delay, though it appears to leave Xbox Series X without a single big launch game. We still don't know what the price for the Series X will be--or the PS5 for that matter--but that isn't as strange as you might think.

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