343 Industries Responds to Halo Infinite Battle Royale Rumors

Halo Infinite Battle Royale

Frank O’Connor of 343 Industries has responded to rumors that Halo Infinite will come with a battle royale mode. There is no denying that battle royale is a big thing in the gaming industry right now, which made sense after Microsoft insider Brad Sams claimed in a video that the game will come with a battle royale mode of its own.

However, Frank O’ Connor has refuted the claim and has set the record straight. Speaking to ResetEra, Connor said that there are many multiplayer modes that are not yet confirmed for the final game, but adding a battle royale multiplayer mode is not in their plans right now.

We will not talk about the launch content of Halo Infinite until we’re ready. I haven’t watched the video so if I am misinterpreting the headline as ‘Halo Infinite is launching with/as a Halo Battle Royale mode’ that is still not the case. You can probably make your own Battle Royale mode in Forge even right now though. It’s a mode not a genre.

The launch modes for MP are not 100% defined and are subject to change till quite late in the process – but Battle Rifle will still be there. So you can have BR. But are we interested in big social modes with loads of organic shenanigans? Yes. Specifically A blimp full of survivors heading to an Island after a (metaphorical) lecture from Beat Takeshi? No.

The response statement says that the developers are not currently working on a specific battle royale mode like how Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has Blackout. However, Halo’s multiplayer customization possibilities make battle royale a mode potentially plausible. Also considering that launch modes are a subject to change quite late in the process.

We are NOT doing this as of now – and no plans to — but Battle Royale could be made for any of the Halo games in MCC or 5 with some content and scripting additions, because it is a mode. It would have limits based on each engine. I’m pointing that out to be clear that it’s one of the ways we think about gameplay possibilities rather than a single direction for a title.

This seems that fans can get the best of both worlds as players who would like to see a battle royalde mode, can do so by playing Halo Infinite Forge. Meanwhile, fans who do not want battle royale would be glad that the developers are staying away from the battle royale approach.

What is your opinion on Battle Royale mode in Halo Infinite? Let us know what you think. Post your comments below.

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An ardent lover for first-person shooter games, Salik has been part of GamesHedge all through its journey. His love for competitive gaming started with Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, and now can be seen lurking in Valorant and Rainbow Six: Siege.

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