Xbox partners with Riddell to launch the Master Chief football headset

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With all the hype surrounding the release of Halo Infinite, now is the perfect time to create some limited-edition Halo items. Even the jewelers got in on the excitement. Now Riddell Sports and Xbox have collaborated to create a Master Chief football helmet.

Given that Master Chief exemplifies the peak physique of a human male, it’s no wonder athletes hold him in high regard. Thanks to this collaboration, they can really wear a Master Chief helmet when they play. Only… it doesn’t look exactly like his.

The helmet has the shape of an ordinary football helmet with smooth, round surfaces, a face shield and even a removable visor. It has the colors of Master Chief’s iconic armor and a large white 117 taped to the side. Not exactly the Mjolnir armor the Spartans get. It looks a bit like what he would wear in that pre-Xbox version of Halo from 1999.

No football league would let anyone play with equipment that was an actual replica, so this is as close as it gets. The gold visor is a nice touch though. If you’re a sports memorabilia or Halo collector, you might like to have this on your shelf.

As for putting their head in the helmet, fans have several options. There is a draw, where five headsets can be given away to those who retweet the contest. Fans can also purchase the helmet themselves, but only a select quantity is available. However, that’s a whopping $999.99. Almost as expensive as Chief’s armor itself.

Halo Infinite is available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Play it on Xbox Game Pass.

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