Halo Infinite launches on December 8th for Xbox Series X/S and PC. It appears that it won’t be the only thing keeping Halo fans occupied before the end of the year, as developer 343 Industries has confirmed that more fan-favorite modes will be returning to the game’s online playlists.
New Modes Coming to Halo Infinite!
Playlists for Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All modes should be ready by the end of the year, according to Halo community manager John Junyszek.
Let's talk about Halo Infinite playlists!
We've been reading your feedback, and we're working on plans to add Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All playlists as we speak. They won't land by Dec 8, but the team is pushing to get them in before the end of year 👊
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) December 3, 2021
SWAT is a long-time favourite Halo mode amongst fans that removes your shields and motion tracker while issuing you with a “hitscan” weapon like the battle rifle (projectiles that hit instantly and have no travel time). As a result, the play style is intense, with a single shot having the potential to be fatal.
Fiesta, on the other hand, starts players with a random weapon combination. That goes for any weapon, so you might get lucky respawn with a rocket launcher and an energy sword or a plasma pistol and a battle rifle. It’s a more casual mode that we already had a taste of during the Tenai event.Free-for-All is as expected, with everyone battling it out amongst themselves.
Multiplayer in Halo Infinite
While having Halo Infinite’s multiplayer out before of the story is good, the quantity of modes available to play left me wanting a lot more.
Slayer, Oddball, Capture The Flag, and Strongholds are the only game types accessible in regular matchmaking . There’s also three Big Team Battle modes available in another playlis. While the majority of these are a lot of fun and have a wide range of objectives, it doesn’t provide enough variety. The same game types appear too much. The randomness of them too makes it hard to meet certain challenge objectives for experience.
Having the option to vary things up with additional returning game options will keep things interesting. More control over which game modes we are playing will make levelling the battle pass up easier too.
It’s a good upgrade to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer before the year ends. Other iconic modes like Forge and the co-op campaign are still a little way off. Hopefully 343 Industries will continue to update the game and listen to player feedback in the meantime though.
Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer is currently available for free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. The full game will release on December 8th.
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