Potential Halo Infinite Datamine Reveals Emblems, Weapon Charms, and Memes A-Plenty

If these assets are real, the team at 343 Industries clearly spends a lot of time on the internet.


The release of a new beta test or demo often results in a wave of datamined content. Halo Infinite is no exception, as miners have potentially unearthed a treasure trove of content from Halo Infinite's technical test over the weekend.

Reddit featured a thread of the supposed found content, revolving mostly around rewards like emblems, weapon charms, and special armor effects. Armor effects mined include a flaming helmet and a light-up mohawk, while some of the new weapon charms feature a strip of bacon, an Xbox Elite controller, and what looks like a Nerf dart.

While fiery helmets and charms made of food are great perks, the true meat of this leak comes from the emblems, which reference some of the internet's greatest memes. One sees a Grunt with cartoon eyes surrounded by fire, a nod to the comic featuring the "this is fine" dog. Another features Master Chief in a suit and tie with his hands in front of him, posing like the History Channel "aliens" meme.

Is John-117 short for
Is John-117 short for "Johnson-117"? Has The Rock been under that helmet all along?

Top honors, however, go to the Master Chief dressed like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's infamous fanny pack photo, complete with dark sweater and gold chain. Whoever pitched this idea, should it be real, deserves a massive raise.

Halo Infinite's Technical Test has wrapped for the week, but will continue next weekend with 12-player Big Team Battle playlists, according to the official schedule. The game launches on December 8 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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