There’s a good deal of content that’s been added to Halo Infinite for Season 2: Lone Wolves. While the gameplay additions and changes warrant discussion of their own, the new lore that’s come with the items featured in the new premium battle pass has given fans a lot to take in and research.
One of the most notable items in Season 2’s battle pass is the Iratus AI core. AI cores can tell players a lot about the Halo universe depending on factors like who made them, their purpose, and what they’re doing currently in the Halo timeline. Iratus stands out from the rest of the crowd of other cores for one major reason: it was made by the Banished.
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How to Get Iratus in Halo Infinite
Unlocking Iratus in Halo Infinite is extremely straightforward. The AI core gets added to the player’s stock of cores once they’ve reached level 50 in the premium battle pass. Once the milestone has been reached you’ll be able to find it alongside the rest of your cores in the “Body and AI” section of the customization menu.
Unfortunately, Iratus is only obtainable for those who’ve paid for Season 2’s premium battle pass. This means that there is a real cost to being able to unlock it, however, the AI core isn’t the only thing that players will get if they invest in the pass. There are 49 whole levels to unlock before the core, so there’s certainly some value to it other than just the core.
Who is the Iratus AI in Halo lore?
Iratus is the Banished’s first sentient AI core. The core was captured by the UNSC in a raid on a Banished shipbreaking facility on the planet Camber (the facility is the same one seen in the newly added Season 2 map, Breaker.) After being contained in a Spartan’s armor, the UNSC is trying to lure Iratus out, but the Season 2 cutscenes haven’t shown if they’ve been successful or not yet.
Players can assume that Iratus is going to be a large section of the Halo Infinite multiplayer’s story for the rest of the season and that, eventually, he’ll be taken out of the armor and put to use somewhere else.