One of the most important leaps that the world of first-person shooters has taken is that of battle royale.
After 5 years of being one of the most consistent modalities for multiplayer video games, it would not be strange for Halo Infinite to take the leap in that direction. Which seems to be the case.
According to a leaked audio file of the trial version of the game, it was revealed that there will be a competitive game mode with the objective of “the last person standing.” This being in essence the definition of a battle royale.
From 343 Industries this situation has not been confirmed or denied, but from the forums of ResetEra it is speculated that it may be a smaller modality and less focused on the impact of gender for the community. It would not be a version of Warzone for the Halo franchise.
This restraint in avoiding getting excited on the part of these fans speaks to patience and the desire for this title to turn out to be what they really wanted from the return of Microsoft’s stellar franchise to top-of-the-line gaming.
It would be a striking leap in any case, by being able to give Halo a higher player boost with a highly popular recurring game mode, it may be the key to the title extending its active life longer.
It is a card that 343 Industries and Microsoft will have to play with caution, since battle royales have a difficult way to sustain themselves over time, being a popularity bomb (like Warzone), a stable system for specific markets (Apex Legends) or failures without notoriety (Battlefield’s Firestorm).
Until there is an actual confirmation of this modality, it should be treated as a rumor, but we will surely continue to hear of these leaks in the future.