Halo Infinite's Cyber Showdown occasion has introduced a plethora of flashy and brilliant cosmetics, yet not all of them have been working appropriately. Players wanting the crooked armor effects in Halo Infinite to be fixed are going to have to wait a little, as they will not be formally addressed until the start of Season 2.
From issues with the monetization in the thing shop, to the restricted selection of uninhibitedly attainable armor pieces, the cosmetic situation in Halo Infinite has had a ton of issues going against it. To 343 Industries' credit, it has steadily been experimenting with these troublesome areas, such as adding individual items for sale in Halo Infinite's shop and giving players free cosmetics through events like Cyber Showdown. Unfortunately however, in any event, when 343 Industries does something mostly right, there are often still easily overlooked details that wind up souring the experience, in this case it being the armor effects from Cyber Showdown-the holographic visor and Mohawk aren't as expected aligned to Spartans' helmets.
In an update on Halo Waypoint's forums, 343 Industries confirms Halo Infinite's asymmetrical armor effects will not be fixed until Season 2. The news comes from Unyshek, the Community Manager at 343 Industries, who after speaking about some of Halo Infinite's other developments, addresses the unaligned Cyber Showdown Neon Screen and Neon Hawk effects. "Simply relax however," Unyshek starts, "we've busted out our levels and protractors and will get these focused when Season 2 rolls around." Halo Infinite's Season 1 lasts until May 2022, meaning these effects will remain crooked for at least another three months until Season 2 begins.
It is odd that the Cyber Showdown cosmetics featured most prominently in the occasion's marketing wound up not being straight when they finally released. This occasion introduced another game mode called Attrition that many players have been enjoying. Like with previous events, by completing Attrition-specific challenges, players can progress through the Cyber Showdown occasion pass, with every challenge finished unlocking another cosmetic thing. The occasion is set to close on January 31 so players looking to snag these rewards don't have a lot of time left to do as such.
What is perhaps so strange about this improvement is that Halo Infinite's other armor effects appear just fine on players' Spartans. The Judgment Mantle and Judgment Helm armor effects immerse Spartans in glorious flames and look great in use, however maybe the Helm could be pushed ahead just a little. One has to ask why a tweak like adjusting the angle of the armor effects would take three months to execute, however it probably has to do with how the effects themselves work on a for every Spartan basis.