Halo Infinite players are learning how to put aside their differences and communicate in one of the world’s most sacred languages – teabag dancing.
In a clip posted by Reddit user Local_Floridian (as spotted on Twitter by Washington Post games reporter Gene Park), the player can be seen trading weapons with an enemy player during a match. While normally we would advise a more cautious approach when fraternizing with the enemy, it seems that this foolhardy soldier was able to communicate through the power of teabag dancing in order to successfully facilitate a weapons trade-off with an opposing Spartan.
After a tense period of repetitive crouching, which somewhat resembled an animal mating ritual you might find in a nature documentary, both players were happy to lay down and exchange their weapons in a short ceasefire period. Though Local_Floridian parted ways with a trusty Battle Rifle, they walked away with a gravity hammer and all parties seemed satisfied.
While non-verbal communication with enemy players in the form of teabag dancing will more often than not cause quite a stir (I’ll show myself out), we applaud anyone with the guts to enter into negotiations.
Although teabag trading perhaps isn’t the most serious news to come from the game of late, it offers a welcome sight when compared with reports surfacing from players detailing cheaters entering the multiplayer mode. While players have vented their frustrations over cheating in the game, 343 community manager John Junyszek explained that the developer had ‘anticipated’ the problem and that it was taking a “game-wide approach to anti-cheat” in order to minimize the number of offenders flocking into Infinite.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.