Halo Infinite Winter Contingency event: Schedule, Holiday Armor & rewards

Hamza Khalid
Master Chief in Winter Contingency Halo Infinite event

The Halo Infinite Winter Contingency event will get players into the holiday spirit, and here’s everything you need to know about it, including the schedule and rewards.

The holiday season is here, and 343 Industries are getting Halo Infinite players in a festive mood with Winter Contingency. This is the second in-game event following Fracture: Tenrai.

This new event is different because it grants free rewards to all participating players. You can take part in it if you want to unlock a cool Holiday-themed Armor and some Weapon Coatings.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Winter Contingency.

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency schedule

Spartans in Winter Contingency Halo Infinite event

Halo Infinite’s Winter Contingency event began on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and is scheduled to continue until Tuesday, January 4, 2022. So, there are two weeks of festivities to enjoy.

Each day of the event will bring some new content for you to enjoy, so be sure to jump into the game frequently if you want to unlock various neat rewards.

Halo Infinite Winter Contingency Free Rewards

Halo Winter event items

There will be many free rewards during each day of the Winter Contingency event. Plenty of items will also become available for purchase in the Infinite storefront, including new cosmetics.

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You can unlock 10 different items by completing special challenges. Some of these will be holiday-themed, while others will look more like regular gear that you can normally find in Halo Infinite.

Here are all the unlockable items:

  • Rank 1: Spartan Emblem
  • Rank 2: Armor Coating
  • Rank 3: Left Shoulderpad
  • Rank 4: Right Shoulderpad
  • Rank 5: Weapon Coating
  • Rank 6: Spartan Backdrop
  • Rank 7: Spartan Emblem
  • Rank 8: Weapon Coating
  • Rank 9: Hip Attachment
  • Rank 10: Armor Coating
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At the time of writing, we don’t know what exactly these items will look like. Once we get a better look at them, we’ll be sure to update this article. You can also unlock some cosmetics as you rank up.

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Here are all the Winter Contingency cosmetics:

  • Peppermint armour and weapon coating
  • Snowflake Spartan backdrop
  • Festive Spartan helmet armour, weapon and Spartan emblem
  • North Star armour, weapon and Spartan emblem
  • Rudolph helmet accessory
  • Santa hat
Masterchief with Cortana Halo Infinite campaign

That covers everything you need to know about the Winter Contingency event in Halo Infinite. Be sure to log into the game and participate if you want to get your hands on these rewards.


For more on Halo Infinite, be sure to check out how the battle pass challenges are ruining the player experience and how to play the Halo Infinite co-op campaign.

Image Credits: 343 Industries

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Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].