Halo Infinite weekly challenges: How to complete, swap and earn rewards from Weekly Challenges in Halo Infinite

How to get your head around the multiplayer challenge system.

Completing Halo Infinite weekly challenges is one of your main goals in multiplayer.

Each week, you are given a handful of challenges to complete - each giving you XP to help level the Battle Pass. If you complete all the challenges within a given week, you are given a bonus Ultimate Reward.

However, accessing and completing challenges aren't as straightforward or as accessible as it might seem - which this page will delve into, including how to complete weekly challenges In Halo Infinite and why some weekly challenges aren't tracking or completing.

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How to complete weekly challenges and earn the Ultimate Reward in Halo Infinite

Each week, you are assigned a random selection of weekly challenges to complete. To see which weekly challenges are available, access the Battle Pass screen (on a controller, press the Y button on the multiplayer menu) to view the seasonal progress screen - with the challenge list on the right side.

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Here is where things get a little confusing. On this screen is a list of 'active' challenges - one daily challenge, and three or four weekly challenges (if you have the Premium Battle Pass, you have the full four active challenges available). Only these on this screen can be completed for now; to see the other 'upcoming' challenges, view the Challenges screen then press the Y button again.

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You can see all 'upcoming' weekly challenges by pressing the Y button on the Challenges screen..

By completing 'active' challenges, you will rotate in 'upcoming' challenges, until the list is complete. Once you have completed the entire roster of Weekly Challenges, you will then get the Ultimate Reward - which can be seen on the right side of the Challenges screen.

What this means is you can only progress three or four weekly challenges at a time, rotating in new challenges as you complete them - including any event challenges, such as from the Fracture: Tenrai event - until you finish the entire list. It's also - aside from XP from daily challenges - the only way to progress through the Battle Pass.

It's an unclear, slow and frustrating system, compounded further by playlists at launch featuring multiple mode types, meaning certain challenges (capturing a flag, killing an enemy holding a ball) require waiting for the right mode to show up. (Thankfully, ranked matches also count towards weekly challenge progress.)

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Having the Premium Battle Pass adds a fourth 'active' weekly challenge slot - helping you progress through the list faster.

Thankfully, developer 343 is "making targeted tunings" to Battle Pass progression during the opening weeks of the beta - including removing some weekly challenge types, adjusting their difficulty and other things to help "speed up your progress" in general - hopefully making progress much smoother:

Why weekly challenges aren't tracking or completing in Halo Infinite

How the weekly challenge system works is that only a certain number are 'active' at a given time. If you own the Premium Battle Pass, four are currently active - if you don't, then only three are available.

If weekly challenges aren't tracking in Halo Infinite, then this is likely why - it's because the challenge you want to complete isn't currently active.

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However, the community has noted certain challenges simply aren't tracking even when active, which appears to be one of several types of bug players have encountered during the beta (we played a game of Total Control where one control point wouldn't register for either team, for example). Developer 343 is aware of this - and is "fixing bugs" alongside the progression changes outlined earlier on this page.

Why weekly challenges have reset in Halo Infinite

During the launch period, if your weekly challenge progress has reset, it has been intentionally done so to make way for progression changes outlined above. To make up for this, all players will receive the launch week's Ultimate Reward, the Sigil Mark VII Visor, to all those who log in between November 23rd and November 30th.

How Challenge Swaps work in Halo Infinite

If you are having trouble with a particular challenge - such as completing a killing spree, commando rifle kills or using a fusion coil - then you can use Challenge Swaps.

This is a consumable you can earn through the Battle Pass, or buying with in-game currency from the store, which allows you to replace an active challenge completely - one that isn't even in your 'upcoming' challenge pool.

Note that challenges swapped will also be of the same difficulty and XP reward as the one you are replacing.

At launch, between bugs preventing some challenges from being completed, and the upcoming weekly challenge reset to progression, we recommend saving your Challenge Swaps during after the beta period to prevent them going to waste.

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In multiplayer, we can help with completing weekly challenges, including those for the commando rifle, fusion coil and a killing spree. If you're looking to step up the challenge, then Halo Infinite's ranking system is waiting.


Halo Infinite weekly reset time: How many weekly challenges are there, and when do weekly challenges reset?

Each week, there is a total of 20 weekly challenges available to complete. These are randomly assigned from a pool of challenges. Once done, you will earn that week's Ultimate Reward. To continue earning XP until the reset, you must complete daily challenges.

In Halo Infinite, the weekly reset time is Tuesday at the following times:

  • UK: 5pm (GMT)
  • Europe: 6pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 12pm (EST)
  • West Coast US: 9am (PST)

Hope this page helps you understand - and get the most out of - Halo Infinite's weekly challenge system!

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