Halo Infinite finally saw the release of the long-awaited Forge Mode, recently introduced in the game's Winter update. The mode has been available in closed beta for quite some time now, but it's finally open for all players to muck about with.
If you're a Halo newcomer, Forge Mode has been a staple of the series for a while and gives players a variety of tools to create their own maps. Players usually tend to use the mode to create maps that incorporate fan-invented game modes and silly little obstacle courses. However, just like with any game that lets players flex their creative muscles, there are already some truly astonishing maps being shared all over social media.
For example, take DarkMaiming on Twitter who has already managed to create several incredible maps that would fit right in with all of the official maps found in Halo Infinite (thanks Rock, Paper Shotgun). They've even managed to make a surprisingly detailed recreation of a fan-favorite map from Halo 4 called Haven, which you can download right now and supports game modes like Oddball, Slayer, and CTF.
Then we have a much less functional, but still highly impressive, map by Redditor mojoswaptops, who has managed to recreate the entrance of the Forest Temple in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They shared their creation to the Halo Infinite subreddit along with a video on how they made it. It apparently took them around three hours just to recreate the Temple's entrance though, so don't go expecting to be able to run around the whole thing.
It's not been too long since Forge Mode opened up to the general public, but just to showcase what is possible with a whole lot of time and effort, a Twitter user called Red Nomster has been creating some truly magnificent maps. For starters, they also turned to Ocarina of Time for inspiration by recreating the whole Kakariko Village for players to run around in, complete with moving boulders and an Energy Sword.
More recently, Red Nomster even managed to create a playable 2D version of Halo Infinite in Forge Mode. In the map, players can walk up to an arcade cabinet and start playing Halo Infinite right then and there, albeit much more simplified than the actual game itself. Still, it's a great example of what is possible with Forge Mode, and I suspect we'll see a lot more funky creations in the days and weeks to come.
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