Halo Infinite is one of the definitive multiplayer experiences, and Capture the Flag is one of its most popular game modes. As with a lot of multiplayer shooters, CTF involves two teams vying to take a neutral flag to their base to earn points. It’s a common concept, but one element is mystifying Infinite players: dropping the flag. Don’t worry, we’ll explain how to drop the flag in Halo Infinite.
How to Drop Flag in Capture the Flag
If you’re in a game of Capture the Flag in Halo Infinite, you’ll know how much pressure there is. Your whole team will be praying you make it back to your base in time to earn points. If you don’t get there in time and you’re killed, then all that work goes to waste.
The good news is that it’s very simple to trigger the drop flag command. As Halo Infinite technically counts the flag as a weapon held in your Spartan’s hands, all you need to do is swap weapons. To reiterate: Pressing the weapon swap button will drop the flag. Not only will it relinquish the flag, landing wherever you’re currently stood, but it’ll also bring your primary weapon into your hands.
Of course, Halo Infinite is a multi-platform game, so the exact button may vary. If you’re playing on Xbox One or Series X/S, hit the Y button to drop the flag. If you’re on PC, you’ll need to press the V key. Of course, you can re-map that command in Settings if you’d prefer to activate drop flag with a different key.
It really is as simple as one tap of a button, and you’ll let go of the flag. If you’re near an enemy and want to kill them before continuing your run, then it’ll let you put it down, dispatch of the enemy, and continue. That will definitely come in handy during tense matches.
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Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.