— HaloCollector (@HaloCollector) July 22, 2020
In the past, the Halo brand has famously collaborated with Mountain Dew and Doritos. This Monster Energy promotion appears to offer “2XP” (presumably double XP) in Halo Infinite, most likely tied to the game’s multiplayer mode. Those who purchase a can will have to save their receipt and use the Monster Energy website to redeem the XP buff. Underneath the text there are two small strings of text featuring the words vers429_ and PWRCK_ – it’s not clear what they refer to just yet, but it could just be flavour text.
Also worth noting is the date the promotion expires, 12/31/20. This, of course, means that Halo Infinite must arrive before the end of the year, but we knew that already. There’s also a ‘Halo Augmented Reality Experience’ activated by scanning the Snapchat code on the side of the can. After checking it myself, it’s not live as of right now, but it may be activated following tonight’s Xbox Games Showcase, where Halo Infinite’s campaign will be debuted.
Halo Infinite: October 2019 Screenshots
For more on Halo Infinite, check out the game’s box art, which was revealed yesterday and bears a striking resemblance to Halo: Combat Evolved’s original key art.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.