Halo Infinite design fail has gamers fuming

Halo Infinite screenshot
What do you mean this image is off-centre? (Image credit: 343 industries/Future owns)

Gamers can be a hard-to-please bunch, but developers sure have given them plenty to complain about over the past year. From the botched Cyberpunk launch to the, er, botched Grand Theft Auto remastered trilogy launch, we've seen glitches galore recently. But even the tiniest mistake can go down like a lead balloon.

Halo Infinite players have taken to Reddit to complain that a new helmet sits slightly off-centre on Master Chief's head – and by slightly, we're talking about a few pixels. But as many are saying, once you've seen it, you simply can't unsee it. (Want to start gaming? Check out the latest PS5 restock news.)

neon_screen_is_slightly_off_center_and_tilted from r/haloinfinite

As part of Halo Infinite's 'Cyber Showdown' event, developer 343 industries this week released a series of cosmetics for players, including a neon screen armour effect that features the offending visor. Not only does it sit slightly to the left, but it also appears to be tilted downward on that side. 

Honestly? We'd probably never have spotted the 'error'. But eagle-eyed gamers are having none of it. "Someone at 343 needs new glasses," one Redditor comments, while another adds, "This isn't real life where you have to eyeball it, this is 3D art where pretty much everything is aligned to a grid by default. It shouldn't be difficult to get right." "This bothers me greatly," another user chips in. "I wish I had never seen this post." 

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So there we have it – a slightly misaligned visor is enough to ruin a gamer's day. Still, 343 industries can count themselves lucky that Halo Infinite is by no means a disaster on the scale of, say GTA remastered. If visor-gate hasn't put you off gaming for life, take a look at the best games console deals below, and be sure to take a look at today's cheapest Xbox deals.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).