While Halo Infinite‘s Season 2 adds new maps, modes, a Battle Pass, and more, perhaps the least expected addition is the inclusion of Clippy, the 25-year-old Microsoft Office assistant.
As spotted by PC Gamer, the return of Clippy was shared by Xbox senior product manager James Shields on Twitter (below), who posted screenshots of some new cosmetics available in the update.
A legendary charm called Clippy – essentially a keyring that players can attach to their guns – can be unlocked later in the season that’s, well, Clippy, looking as smug as ever despite being retired 21 years ago.
— James Shields (@shieldsjames) May 3, 2022
As well as having the office assistant bob along the side of your gun as you take down other players in Halo Infinite’s new modes, you can also represent Clippy through a new epic nameplate, which will also arrive later in the season. No word yet on whether Clippy will also becomes one of Halo’s unlockable AI helpers…
It’s unclear how and when the Clippy cosmetics can be unlocked but they’re definitely not part of the new Battle Pass that itself comes with 100 tiers of basic and premium rewards.
The Season 2: Lone Wolves update also brought three new modes, including Last Spartan Standing, and other new events as developer 343 attempts to address a lack of content that it said has the community “simply out of patience”.
In our 9/10 review of the online modes, IGN said: “Halo Infinite’s multiplayer delivers a spectacular modern version of one of gaming’s most esteemed first-person shooters.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.