The Halo Infinite Cyber Showdown event will run from January 18 through January 30 – here’s what to expect for skins.

Cosmetics and skins for the upcoming Cyber Showdown event have leaked ahead of the event’s launch in Halo Infinite. 343 Industries already released a teaser trailer for the event, showing off a cyberpunk/arcade aesthetic.

This sort of neon-fueled fever dream will be heading your way in Halo Infinite from January 18 through January 31. Thanks to leakers, we know what skins to expect from the event.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to earn throughout the Cyber Showdown event.

  • Rank 1 – New stance
  • Rank 2 – a weapon skin, pink and black as in the trailer
  • Rank 3 – Backdrop
  • Rank 4 – Backdrop
  • Rank 5 – Armor FX
  • Rank 6 – Armor skin, pink and black as in the trailer
  • Rank 7 – A blade weapon charm
  • Rank 8 – a new armor visor
  • Rank 9 – A new color for AIs
  • Rank 10 – A mohawk Armor FX

Game modes in the Cyber Showdown event will feature Capture the Flag, Attrition, King of the Hill, and Slayer.

Here’s a better look at the new Mohawk Armor FX from the trailer that 343 dropped. This screenshot coincidently also features the pink and black armor and weapon skins mentioned above.

How to unlock the Cyber Showdown skins quickly?

As reported previously, Halo Infinite has had issues with players not being able to unlock all of the event skins before it ends. While these issues are being addressed, there are some tips you can follow to make sure you’re on top of your game before it becomes worrisome.

From the main menu, hit R. This will bring up your daily and weekly challenges.

To help with progression 343 has added an XP bonus to your first six matches of the day. In those first six matches, focus on the challenges that seem doable first. This means that each map that you play has the highest potential XP gain, and thus the highest chance for you to unlock the skins you’ve been looking for. After game 7, the bonus decreases to 50 xp, just for playing a multiplayer gain.

Pay close attention to your weekly challenges as well. Some of them specify PVP, but some don’t. The ones that don’t can be achieved against bots. This means you can zoom through the challenges without having to worry about getting lit up by people better than yourself.

As you level up, you unlock challenge swaps that you can use to mulligan out challenges that you don’t think are completable. Use those wisely to maximize the chance that you’ll get all of your challenges done, and you’ll be out of there looking fresh in no time.

Lastly, you can hit R on the challenges menu to see upcoming weekly challenges. Plan out your campaign of carnage and unlocking!

These tips are also very useful in completing the base Battle Pass.


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