Unskippable intro movies: you hate them, I hate them, and but sport builders insist on reminding us who made the sport we’re taking part in the fortieth time we boot it up. I’ve launched Halo Infinite just a few dozen occasions since its launch, which suggests I’ve seen its unskippable 20-second intro video sufficient to waste six minutes of my life. If nothing is finished, that might flip into an hour this time subsequent 12 months!
Fortunately, for those who’re taking part in on Steam, there is a fast and surgical approach round Halo’s pesky scheduled viewings: simply freaking delete them.
As first noticed by Jason Lamb on Twitter, it seems Halo Infinite’s two intro scenes are simply MP4 information sitting within the sport’s listing: one for a 20-second brand reel, an extended 1:46 shot of mountains the sport performs whereas it finishes loading the primary menu, and some others for tutorials and credit.
Deleting the emblem video after which launching the sport will skip straight to the primary menu as soon as it is performed loading (the sport often masses within the background in the course of the video, however my PC finishes loading lengthy earlier than the tip of it).
This is easy methods to discover the Halo Infinite intro video (Steam model) and delete it:
- In Steam, proper click on Halo Infinite and choose properties
- Choose Native Information
- Choose Browse
- Discover the folder titled “movies”
- Delete the MP4 titled “intro”
Taking pictures the video into the solar is definitely the quickest solution to get to Halo’s primary menu, however if you wish to have some enjoyable, you may also change the default intro video with regardless of the heck you need. So long as the brand new video has the identical title because the defaults, it’s going to play.
Lamb’s instance above of a short Shrek clip is fairly darn good, however I went with an intro impressed by a well-known TV present I have been anticipating the primary time.
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I like to recommend making a replica of the video earlier than deleting it (or you may simply transfer it out of the folder), simply so you may simply add it again if wanted. If it is actually gone and also you want it to return for some motive, a fast file integrity examine on Steam ought to acknowledge the video is gone and redownload it.
There’s additionally a stable likelihood the sport will mechanically redownload the movies (or lock us out of the folder) the subsequent time Halo Infinite will get a giant patch, however I am going to cross that bridge once I get there.