Unstoppable intro video: You hate them, I hate them, and yet game developers insist on reminding us who made the game we’re booting into for the 40th time. I’ve watched Halo Infinite launch a few dozen times since its release, which means I’ve watched enough 20-second intro videos to waste six minutes of my life. If nothing is done, it could turn into an hour this time next year!
Thankfully, if you’re playing on Steam, there’s a quick and surgical way around Halo’s awkwardly scheduled viewings: Just delete them.
as seen for the first time jason lamb On Twitter, it turns out that the two intro scenes of Halo Infinity are just MP4 files sitting in the game’s directory: one for the 20-second logo reel, a long 1:46 shot of the mountains when the game plays while it’s on. Finishes loading the main menu, and a few others to the tutorial and credit.
Deleting the logo video and then launching the game will go straight to the main menu after loading (the game usually loads in the background during the video, but my PC loads long before its end).
Here’s how to find and remove the Hello Infinite intro video (Steam version):
- In Steam, right click on Hello Infinity and select Properties
- select local files
- choose browse
- Find the folder titled “Videos”
- Delete the MP4 titled “Introduction”
Shooting a video in the sun is definitely the quickest way to get to Halo’s main menu, but if you want to have some fun, you can also To change Default intro video with whatever you want. As long as the title of the new video is the same as the default, it will play.
The Lamb example above a brief Shrek clip is great, but I went with an introduction inspired by a famous TV show I’m watching for the first time.
Turn on the sound for better effect.
I recommend making a copy of the video before deleting it (or you can just move it out of the folder), just so you can easily add it back when needed. If it’s actually gone and you need to back it up for some reason, a quick file integrity check on Steam should recognize that the video is gone and download it again.
There’s a solid chance the game will automatically re-download videos (or lock us out of the folder) the next time Halo Infinity gets a big patch, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.