Halo Infinite Modder Adds Emotes to the Game

A talented Halo Infinite modder has managed to add emotes to the game that can be used during gameplay. Unlike many other modern shooters, Halo Infinite lacks an emote system for players to use to communicate with each other.

Halo Infinite has come a long way since its troubled release back in 2021. The game initially launched in a state many considered unacceptable, especially for such a prestigious franchise. However, 343 Industries has remained committed to the game, providing frequent content updates. Recently, Halo Infinite launched its Operation Anvil update, introducing a brand-new Operation Pass and a new armor set. It’s been encouraging to see the progress in the game - the studio could have easily abandoned Halo Infinite at launch, but instead, they chose to support and improve it continuously.

Redditor Zeny- shared a video online showcasing what emotes could look like in Halo Infinite. The camera zooms out to a third-person perspective, and the emote begins to play, reminiscent of other live-service shooters like Fortnite. This isn't just a fan concept - it's a working Halo Infinite mod. However, as it’s a script, players won’t be able to use it online anytime soon.


Emotes Fan Concept in Halo Infinite

Some players in the thread noted that the emotes appeared to be one of the game’s stances, and Zeny- confirmed that they had mixed the poses with the match introduction sequences. It's clear that if this feature were implemented, the potential for a variety of emotes would be massive. According to Zeny-, this emote system in its current form only took 30 minutes to create, suggesting that a fully functioning version likely wouldn’t take too much effort for 343 Industries to implement. This would be a significant change, as no previous Halo game has had a feature like this before.

Nearly three years since Halo Infinite launched, 343 Industries remains silent about the possibility of a new title in the series. Despite this, it seems work may already be underway behind the scenes. It was recently revealed that Halo 7 has a new lead designer, sparking rumors about when the studio will unveil their next project. Even with the new lead designer, it will likely be a few years before 343 Industries is ready to announce what's next for Halo. This could mean continued support for Halo Infinite for some time to come.