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Halo Infinite Winter Contingency release date and rewards

Here's when Halo Infinite's Winter Contingency event dropped, along with lots of other info about the festive fiesta.

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency Start Time: Two Spartans in pastel pink and blue gear can be seen with snow behind them.

 The Winter Contingency event has finished in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency event was the second limited-time event for the game’s multiplayer mode, bringing some festive spirit to the Xbox shooter.

Revealed by 343 Industries alongside the early Season 1 roadmap, the event brought its own set of rewards for players to earn while climbing the Halo Infinite ranks. This was the first event or operation to carry the Winter Contingency name – there were two more after this in future seasons of Halo Infinite.


Halo Infinite Winter Contingency release date

Halo Infinite’s original Winter Contingency event ran from December 21, 2021, to January 3, 2022.

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency rewards

Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency event had 14 free cosmetic rewards to earn, all themed around the holiday season. These cosmetics were obtained by logging in each day and completing event challenges, which contributed towards the Event Pass.

  • Rank 1: Wild Justice Epic Nameplate
  • Rank 2: Peppermint Laughter Rare Mark VII Armor Coating
  • Rank 3: UA/Tatius Rare Left Shoulder Pad
  • Rank 4: UA/Tatius Rare Right Shoulder Pad
  • Rank 5: Peppermint Laughter Rare M40 Assault Rifle Weapon Coating
  • Rank 6: Snowmageddon Epic Backdrop
  • Rank 7: Navlogcom Rare Nameplate
  • Rank 8: Peppermint Laughter Rare Mk50 Sidekick Weapon Coating
  • Rank 9: Myesel Ammo Pouch Rare Mark VII Utility
  • Rank 10: Sunset Contessa Epic Mark VII Armor Coating

These were some of the coolest rewards dished out in a Halo Infinite event – the Peppermint Laughter color scheme was a particular highlight.

The Winter Contingency event is now over in Halo Infinite. But another version of this recurring, festive celebration could return later down the line.