How to activate Skulls in Halo Infinite

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In Halo Infinite, there are a number of collectible Skulls you can find. Not only do these Skulls act as collectibles, which can be great when it comes to adding things to do and find in the game, they also have special modifiers attached to them.

For example, Skulls can increase the difficulty by upgrading the rank of enemies, or increasing the health that enemies have. Skulls can also make the game easier, with the Bandana Skull granting infinite ammo and grenades, as well as removing equipment cooldowns.

In order to utilize these modifiers, you’ll first need to activate the Skulls you’ve collected. Wondering how to do this? We’ve got you covered with a quick guide on how to activate Skulls in Halo Infinite!

How to activate Skulls in Halo Infinite

To activate Skulls in Halo Infinite, you’ll first need to find one or more Skulls in the game. For example, there’s a Skull on top of The Tower in Halo Infinite, and we have a guide on how to get this one if you haven’t grabbed it yet. Once you’ve collected a few Skulls, you’re ready to activate them.

To activate Skulls in Halo Infinite, you’ll need to exit out of the campaign and return to the main menu. From there, select the campaign, then select “Load Game” rather than Continue. After selecting your save file, you’ll find yourself in a menu where you can change the difficulty the campaign is set to, as well as activate any Skulls you've collected.

In total, there are 12 Skulls to be found in Halo Infinite. Below, we’ve listed these Skulls including their specific names, general locations, and the modifiers they provide such as increasing enemy health, disabling motion tracker, and so on.

Skull Effects, Locations In Halo Infinite

  • Boom (Warship Gbraakon): Doubles explosion radius.
  • Cowbell (The Foundation): Increases acceleration from explosions.
  • IWHBYD (Top of The Tower): Rare combat dialogue becomes more common.
  • Catch (Canyon Northwest of Outpost Tremonius): Enemies throw and drop more grenades.
  • Fog (Cave West of FOB Alpha): Disables motion tracker.
  • Blind (Ravine South of The Tower): HUD and weapon do not display on-screen.
  • Famine (Island on Eastern Edge of Zeta Halo): Weapons dropped by enemies have half the ammo they normally would.
  • Thunderstorm (Top of Hexagonal Column Near Banished Anti-Aircraft Guns): Upgrades the rank of most enemies.
  • Black Eye (Cave Behind Waterfall to the South Near Riven Gate): Your shields only recharge when you melee enemies.
  • Mythic: (The Command Spire): Enemies have increased health.
  • Grunt Birthday Party (Repository): Grunt headshots lead to glorious celebrations.
  • Bandana (The Silent Auditorium): Grants unlimited weapon ammo and grenades, and removes equipment cooldowns.

We hope this guide helps, and again if you're looking to grab some Skulls, be sure to check out our previous guide where we show you how to get the IWHBYD Skull on top of The Tower in Halo Infinite

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