Halo infinite is currently facing a bug where bots join multiplayer teams to fill empty slots and then stay after their actual human substitute joins the game, resulting in unbalanced teams for multiplayer games.
Since the Series of beta tests from the summer it is clear that Halo infinites bots show the behavior, if not quite the skill of IRL players. Apparently, this extends to the terrifyingly human behavior of “not being advised that it is time to leave the party”. The problem that plagued the shooter’s free-to-play multiplayer mode for at least a month Reports on social media, turns teams that should be four people into squads with five or sometimes six opponents.
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As far as I can tell, the problem is limited to casual gaming. (Bots do not populate empty slots in ranked games, that’s a whole different can of worms.)
I’ve noticed the problem sporadically in the past few weeks. Last night alone, I played three games with unusual teams. Warning, this is not always a bad thing. Especially in Slayer matches, it is almost an advantage to face six opponents. Bots don’t exactly achieve high kill death rates (even a recurring one complaint
However, for some of the goal-based modes, facing a team full of bots is essentially a guaranteed loss. Strongholds, the type of game that requires your team to occupy and hold zones, is nearly impossible when you face 50 percent more players than usual. You could play a flawless game. You will probably still lose. A team of five or six players is easily able to cover more ground and reach areas to be captured more quickly, with the smaller team constantly on their toes.
It is unclear whether this issue, which is believed to be a bug, is queued for fix. Representative for Microsoft, Halo infinite‘s editor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.