While Halo Infinite’s co-op mode is finally set to release this summer, a rumored Battle Royale is expected in late 2023 according to an insider.
While Certain Affinity is currently working on a free-to-play or even play-to-earn multiplayer FPS, the studio could be a little behind on another big project, the Battle Royale mode of the new Halo Infinite. Released in December 2021, the Xbox game had planned multiplayer modes drop by drop in its roadmap. One of them had to be Warzone-like large-scale survival gamedeveloped in collaboration with 343 Industries and potentially planned for 2022.
Maps from Halo 2 and 3 in the Halo Infinite Battle Royale
But according to an insider, Sean Wthis long-awaited mode might not not arrive before fall 2023. After having confirmed the statements of Jez Corden on the content of the map (at least two early Halo cards), he argues that it would be a reissue of Halo 2 and Halo 3 maps. This BR mode would be intended for 60 players, probably no more than 75.
Now here’s the not-so-good news about it: the earliest release, yet, of this battle royale is in the fall of 2023. They will try to release it as soon as possible, but it will definitely not be released this year. They are running playtests right now, but apparently even the map still needs a lot of work.
Recently, the journalist Windows Central, Jez Corden previously announced that BR mode would not be announced until Halo Infinite Season 4 (May 2023). Last April, he also aimed a release in late 2022 or early 2023 for a PvPvE mode in the form of a Battle Royale. For its part, 343 Industries is working on ForgeMultiplayer for Season 3 (November 2022), and Big Team Operations, a big multiplayer with more than 100 players inspired by Battlefield. As a reminder, test phases of the mode co-op will be launched in July, for a released in August.