According to popular streamer Nickmercs, Infinite Halo desperately needs a battle royale mode. Halo Infinite was released in late 2021 after a prolonged delay and while it was well received for its meaty, innovative campaign and fun multiplayer, it failed to keep up with other shooters. Games like Call of Duty come out every year and kick off with brand new content in a month or two, but so far, Infinite HaloPost-launch support has been marginal at best. Although 343 Industries promised more content, it didn’t explicitly state when or how it will deliver on that promise.
One thing players have suggested even before the game was released is that Infinite Halo could use a battle royale mode. banner Nickmercs took to Twitter to call Infinite Halo a “flop” and said a battle royale mode could give it the boost it needs to stay relevant. Recent leaks have suggested Infinite Halo may get a battle royale mode in the near future, but it’s unclear when that might happen. Right now, Infinite Halo struggles to post content that is usually a franchise staple. The game shipped without co-op or Forge mode, and 343 recently delayed the mode once again, leaving them without a concrete release window. It’s hard to imagine a battle royale coming out anytime soon with these circumstances.
Halo Infinite was a flop. Too bad too, because the potential was through *the roof. Should have incorporated a Battle Royale. It would have been a net+. More Content = More Viewing = More Everything. All ships rise. Adapt or die.
— FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) March 23, 2022
It’s hard to say if 343’s hypothetical battle royale mode would even be relevant when it launches. People may have moved on at this point, but if it’s really good, it’s bound to attract some lapsed players. Infinite Halo had a strong launch in December, becoming the second best-selling title of the month behind Call of Duty: Vanguard, but fell to 18th best-selling game of January 2022. The game was completely absent from the top 20 best-selling video games in February, but it’s an Xbox Game Pass title with free multiplayer, so that’s tough to measure how many gamers are still engaging on Xbox.
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