Halo Infinite is being held at an all-time high expectation by many fans of the franchise. With Halo 5 definitely not being a bad game by any means, but quickly being drowned out by many of the other up and coming FPS titles during it’s life-span; it very apparent to many long-time fans of the franchise that if Halo Infinite doesn’t hit the spot in all of the right places, it could very quickly become just as obsolete as Halo 5 has become among the greater Halo fanbase, now.
With that said, a Halo Battle Royale mode has been something that has been heavily requested from the community, whether incorporated into Halo Infinite, or released as a standalone title; many fans feel the need for the franchise to dive into the BR scene to keep things fresh, and stay modern and relevant amongst the many other prevalent FPS titles we see today. Despite these requests however, it seems the developers at 343 Industries may be taking a different game-mode-route all together, rather than succumbing to current trends.
According to @Klobrille on twitter, Halo Infinite will not have a Battle Royale mode, at least at launch, but will instead apparently feature a “Big Team Battle 2.0” mode, which may be a better fit for the title as a whole. He has also reported that this mode would feature “massively enhanced vehicular combat, squad spawning, incoming Pelican drops, and many more surprises.” In addition to this, Halo Infinite will apparently feature a more robust forge mode – which could very well lead to players potentially creating their own BR mode within the games own customization engine.
With development for Halo Infinite still having a way’s to go, it’s really hard to know for sure exactly what 343i plans to do with the game, and the many features and modes players would like to see incorporated. While Battle Royale has really stood the test of time when it comes to prominent gaming trends, it seems the developers may have a better idea on how to add a similar experience into the Halo franchise, while also staying true to Halo’s core. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.
Halo Infinite is set to arrive on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC sometime during Holiday 2021.