According to 343 Industries’ community director Brian Jarrard (via Windows Central), Halo Infinite will receive Slayer, Free-For-All (FFA), Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Fiesta playlists. A new update for the game on December 14th will introduce the four playlists.
The studio previously revealed that Fiesta, SWAT, and FFA playlists would arrive before the end of the year, while Social Slayer wouldn’t be released until after 2022.
Jarrard claims that the developers promised a Social Slayer playlist that had “a variety of new variants.” However, since that wouldn’t be ready by the holidays, 343 decided to release a basic version first, and will implement “more variants” in the future.
Four new playlists featuring Slayer’s music will be available in the next Halo Infinite update
Currently, you cannot select your game mode. If you prefer to play only one game type, you have to rotate between Capture The Flag (CTF), Slayer, Strongholds, and Oddball.
There’s also a complaint if a challenge requires you to finish a mode-specific activity, however, Jarrard says that 343 will address mode-specific challenges in the December 14th update.
A number of challenges will also be lowered, the weekly ultimate challenge will become less intensive, and specific challenges will be added for the upcoming playlists.
As part of the challenge category, 343 will gradually implement performance-based XP, something that the game does not yet offer.
The current system only awards XP when you complete challenges, as opposed to each game played, which has been a major complaint among leveling-up players.
Last month, 343 added the “Play 1 Game” challenge, increased the XP boost duration, and rewarded players with more XP for playing six matches in a day to address progression difficulty.
According to Jarrad, developers are examining ranked matchmaking after hearing reports of “potential anomalies” and are also working to correct “intermittent hiccups” with BTB.
The game was officially released on December 8th, but gamers are still waiting for the co-op story mode, which is slated to be released in 2022, as well as a way to replay individual levels in the campaign, which 343 says it will add but doesn’t have a timeline for.
Halo Infinite will receive Slayer, Free-For-All (FFA), Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Fiesta playlists. A new update for the game will introduce the four playlists on December 14th. The studio previously said that Fiesta, SWAT, and FFA playlists would arrive before the end of the year, while Social Slayer wouldn’t be released until after 2022. 343 Industries’ community director Brian Jarrard claims that the developers promised a Social Slayer playlist that had “a variety of new variants”