“Halo Infinite” may not have lived up to all expectations from fans, many of which asking for too much from 343 Industries, but the game has certainly impressed enough since its delayed December release as the game has had numerous events, a successful beta, and currently its second battle pass, and more such as intense customization options. Something fans have appeared to want more than the developers themselves has seemed to be the famed battle royale mode that 343 originally stated wouldn’t be included in the game, as well as “dancing Spartans”. However, since 343 originally made such statements, leaks have come forward that provide some additional evidence that a Halo battle royale mode is more likely to arrive at some point in the future. Below, we’ve gone over the likeliness of a battle royale mode, how true it would be to the standard battle royale, and more surrounding the rumored mode and other “Halo Infinite” information.
Halo has been one of, if not the most, influential and monumental games in the history of Xbox, especially as their flagship game that has seen a release on each of their major consoles. The original Halo game, “Halo: Combat Evolved”, was released for the original Xbox in September of 2001, and eventually ported to Mac and Windows systems. The science-fiction military franchise has seen enemies from alien races to sentient technology of all threat levels and even their franchise’s version of zombies with The Flood. The Halo franchise has also had several spinoffs, and other forms of media, such as the originally strictly Windows-capable title, “Spartan Assault”, as well as books, comics, and even the long-awaited Halo TV show on Paramount +.
“Halo Infinite” was the latest entry in the series, announced to originally come to fans with the launch of the Xbox Series X|S systems in November 2020, which never happened after the game was pushed over a year to December 2021. Unlike previous Halo titles, likely due to the model of Xbox Game Pass and popular free-to-play games such as “Fortnite” and “Apex Legends”, “Halo Infinite” provided a free multiplayer option while the campaign must be purchased, or accessed with an Xbox Game Pass account. Although “Halo Infinite” followed the free-to-play model, including microtransactions and all, unlike most free-to-play games, “Halo Infinite” was originally stated to not have a battle royale mode, upon launch or in the future. However, it now appears that regardless of if the develops actually want the mode or not, it’ll likely attract more players, more in-game purchases, and, hopefully, positive feedback.
Halo Infinite Battle Royale Mode Likely, In Some Form
As battle royale games have taken up a top genre among gamers and streamers alike, it would be smart for a popular franchise such as Halo that could legitimately implement a battle royale mode into the game to do so. Even “Fortnite” has a paid campaign mode so if a game that makes most of its sales from a free-to-play model can hold a strong player base, Halo may as well attempt as it’s such a likely home run. Leaks have suggested various interesting settings found that suggest nothing other than a battle royale mode, or something extremely similar to it. Interestingly, “Halo Infinite” already implements a type of “final circle” when the timer on certain game modes gets too high, such as Last Spartan Standing, a miniature version of battle royale with 12 players playing a free-for-all mode with limited lives and upgrades throughout the match, depending on accolades, kills, etc. Specially leaks have suggested a 60-player mode with players able to select solos, duos, or trios as a matchmaking type. The leaks suggested that the game mode will be called Tatanka and the settings that have leaked for it showed everything from Zone Revive, drop pod options, Respawn Tokens, and other respawn settings, as well as containment zones, alternate loot item table settings, bleed out options and more. While the various settings for the rumored battle royale mode called Tatanka were leaked in April, since then more information has come to light through leaks that further cement the likeliness of the mode such as a 45-second window before “dropping”, which is similar to a battle royale spawn, 3-second force drop after inactivity, possible 100 person lobby with 40 bots, and various containment zone information. Overall, the possibility of a “Halo Infinite” battle royale mode may more likely resemble “Halo 5: Guardians” with its Warzone mode but may lean more towards the battle royale genre versus Halo’s own PVE multiplayer mode from its last release but will implement features from both modes and still be something entirely unique.