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Tenrai III

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Tenrai III
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Start date:

September 19, 2023[1]

End date:

October 3, 2023[2]

Number of tiers:

10

Includes content for:

Halo Infinite

 
"The time has now come. Step onto the battlefield. And forge your legend."
— Tenrai III haiku[2]

Tenrai III is a multiplayer event for Halo Infinite, and the last event of Season 04: Infection. Tenrai III features content based on the Tenrai Fractures universe, and succeeds Tenrai II. Tenrai III was held between September 19, 2023 and October 3, 2023, during Season 04,[2] and will be succeeded by Tenrai IV on June 4, 2024.

Overview[edit]

Tenrai Social[edit]

A time-limited thematic playlist called "Tenrai Social" was added to Halo Infinite during the event. All the maps in the playlists are Forge-made and have a Japanese aesthetic. All players in this playlist start with five Grappleshot charges, two Anskum-pattern plasma grenades, and unlimited charged Meluth'qelos-pattern energy swords.[2]

Maps
  • Dynasty
  • Houseki
  • Kaiketsu
  • Kiken'na
  • Opulence
  • Shiro
  • Shogun
  • Takamanohara
Gamemodes
  • Capture the Flag
  • King of the Hill
  • Slayer
  • Strongholds

Arno Kiss sweepstakes[edit]

Tenrai III's launch featured a contest Halo fans were able to participate in. To enter, users were prompted to create and submit a Tenrai III-themed poster in their own style, the original of which was created by Arno Kiss, featuring a HATAMOTO-clad Spartan-IV and a kitsune. Submissions took place from September 20, to September 29, 2023. Winners would be noted on Halo's official Twitter[3], and would also receive two prints, one of the Tenrai III poster, and another of early Halo Infinite concept art featuring John-117.[4]

Event Pass tiers[edit]

Players can progress through the Event Pass and unlock items by completing any of the ten event challenges over the two weeks the event is available.

Tiers 1 to 10[edit]

Level Unlocks Images
1 Armor emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
2 Vehicle emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
3 Left Shoulder (Yoroi) - Heaven's Cry Icon for the Heaven's Cry shoulder.
4 Right Shoulder (Yoroi) - Heaven's Cry Icon for the Heaven's Cry shoulder.
5 Helmet (Yoroi) - Hatamoto Icon for the Hatamoto helmet.
6 Vehicle emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
7 Nameplate - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
8 Helmet Attachment (Yoroi) - Ambition's Crown Icon for the Ambition's Crown attachment.
9 Chest (Yoroi) - Heaven's Gift Icon for the Heaven's Gift.
10 Stance - Plasma's Edge Icon for the Plasma's Edge stance.

Development notes[edit]

Tenrai III featured an unspoken shift in its intended content. Instead of the Heaven's Gift chest armor and the Heaven's Cry shoulder pads, Tenrai III originally had the Japanese-themed Weathervane visor, and Wave Slicer shoulder pads as free unlocks. Ultimately, Weathervane would be released in the Cosmic Dawn bundle, while the Wave Slicer shoulders would be featured in the Otomosho bundle that launched with Tenrai II.

The exact order of unlocks were able to be seen for a brief period on sites using Infinite's API to display unlocks and upcoming events, and the original unlocks could be seen in the customization overview image for Season 04, showing a yellow Yoroi-clad Spartan using the now-swapped shoulders and visor. Below is a table displaying the original Tenrai III, prior to this change.

Tiers 1 to 10[edit]

Level Unlocks Images
1 Armor emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
2 Vehicle emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
3 Visor - Weathervane Icon for the Weathervane visor.
4 Stance - Plasma's Edge Icon for the Plasma's Edge stance.
5 Helmet (Yoroi) - Hatamoto Icon for the Hatamoto helmet.
6 Vehicle emblem - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
7 Nameplate - Kitsune Icon for the Kitsune emblem.
8 Helmet Attachment (Yoroi) - Ambition's Crown Icon for the Ambition's Crown attachment.
9 Left shoulder (Yoroi) - Wave Slicer Icon of the left Wave Slicer shoulder.
10 Right shoulder (Yoroi) - Wave Slicer Icon of the right Wave Slicer shoulder.

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