Halo infinityThe already great-sounding second season of is starting to sound even better. Developer 343 branches details all new modes in a blog post out and about today, including one that sounds suspiciously like Battle Royale.
Halo infinity‘s second season, coming out next month, is set to turn the multiplayer shooter on its head. Two new cards, the small Catalyst and the big Breaker, are added to the rotation. It also comes with a bunch of new cosmetics, as well as a Battle Pass that allows you to earn premium currency to spend on those cosmetics (or possibly the Premium Battle Pass for the the following Season). Meanwhile, the weekly challenges are getting an overhaul to remove the crappy emblems, backgrounds, and other rewards that nobody cares about.
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First, and what I’m personally most looking forward to, is the addition of King of the Hill. A long time gloriole In King of the Hill mode, two teams compete for control of a given zone to see who can hold on to it the longest — just regular stuff. infinity however, shakes up this mode. Instead of a timer, conquering the hill now runs on a meter. Once a team has filled a hill’s meter, they get a point, and the hill everyone wants to conquer jumps to a different part of the map. 343 did not specify how many points are needed to win a round. (You can still access the tried and true classic King of the Hill in custom games.)
Land Grab is another zone control mode and new to the series. At the start of each round, three neutral zones appear on the map. The first team to capture all three gets a point, but in contrast to Strongholds – the other current zone control mode Halo infinity‘s casual close-quarter playlist – once a zone is captured, it cannot be recaptured by the opposing team. Requires 11 points to win the round.
King of the Hill will be there Halo infinity‘s default Quick Play and Ranked playlists at launch, while Land Grab will be an event mode about a month into the season. Dedicated playlists for the classic Team Doubles (multiple teams of two compete in a deathmatch), Team Snipers (standard team deathmatch, but both teams spawn with sniper rifles), and the Rumble modes toggle in and out infinity‘s second season, which will also launch with three new modes Just the kind of thing i would concoct if Halo infinityThe custom matches of actually allowed you full customization:
- Vampire Ball: It’s like nerd except that the person holding the ball is not useless. You can kill enemies with a melee attack (damn it, yes), which also boosts your shield by 50% – even if it’s already full.
- Ninja Slayer: You spawn with a power sword and a grappling hook (infinitythe nimble grappling hook of ). This is also the only equipment you will find on the map.
- Missile Repulsors: The same except with Missile Launchers and Repulsors. Recall, You can use the repulsor to deflect missiles!
Which brings us to the “not battle royale, but kind of battle royale,” a brand new mode called Last Spartan Standing. Set on the four Big Team Battle maps, Last Spartan Standing is a free 12-player elimination competition. Each player has five lives and once you’re out, you’re out. You start out with a lower tier weapon, but if you get a kill you can level up to a higher tier weapon, which discourages people from just hiding in a corner. (There’s also a restrictive “Danger Zone” to help with this.) And random weapon drops occur during rounds.
So, yes, it isn’t pure Battle Royale. (The Life Thing, for example. And 12 players is nothing on the scale of competitors Fourteen days, apexor PUBG.) But it’s close, and it certainly adds fuel to the fire Halo infinity on the way to a real battle royale feature.
At the moment, the Certain Affinity studio is working – which has existed since the days of the Halo: Combat Evolved Remaster – is currently working on an untitled project to the Halo infinity. This has fans in dizzying speculation. Earlier this month, dataminers uncovered files suggesting this Halo infinity could offer 100 player modes (that sweet spot battle royale player count). If Halo infinity Getting a battle royale mode is obviously a long way off. But now that all of the elements are actually present in the shooter, it seems less like a pipe dream than ever.