I informed myself that I used to be not going to spend precise cash on cosmetics in Halo Infinite. That I might be completely content material with the choices unlocked within the marketing campaign or battle go development. I hadn’t even visited the multiplayer store. Then I noticed somebody with a cat helmet throughout one among my ranked matches.
I used to be not in management after I spent $10 merely for the helmet, which is completely named “Purrfect Audio.” The Cat Lovers bundle comes with a pink armor coloring, the cat ear helmet, and two gun danglers — one among an precise cat, and one among Kat’s helmet from Halo Attain. The pink armor and cat ears remind me of a headset that I take advantage of, which is pink and also has cat ears.
I adore it.
And, apparently, so do a lot of different Halo Infinite gamers. I’ve seen not less than one cat helmet within the 5 matches I’ve performed since first seeing it Wednesday morning — not together with my very own, in fact. I’ve additionally obtained just a few compliments on it, too. Halo Infinite gamers on Reddit have additionally observed its recognition: “I’ve a hunch the cat ears are promoting effectively,” one participant wrote subsequent to a crew lineup shot, together with three cat-ear helmets and one dispirited outsider.
Perhaps it’s a reference to the Halo 3 Legendary Edition cat-sized helmet. Maybe it’s a nod to Razer’s cat ear headphones. It may be referencing fan artwork created by 3D character artist Leo Varas, who turned one of his characters into Meowster Chief — tail and all.
“I’ve been asking round on Twitter to see if it was truly my employee that impressed it, as a result of then I might die glad,” Varas informed Polygon through e-mail. “Within the meantime, I completely love the helmet and might’t wait to make use of it myself, whether or not I can declare credit score for it or not!”
I’ve reached out to Microsoft and 343 Industries to ask in regards to the cat helmet, and the way lengthy it is going to be obtainable. The folks must know extra.
In any other case, Halo Infinite gamers can play the sport’s winter occasion to get peppermint-colored gear till Jan. 4. This holiday gear is fairly good, nevertheless it’s completely no cat helmet.