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Halo Infinite to have unique take on battle royale, according to Microsoft insider

Published: 20/Apr/2019 1:20 Updated: 20/Apr/2019 13:54

by Albert Petrosyan


Halo Infinite, sources report, will feature a battle royale mode unique from the likes of Fortnite Battle Royale and Apex Legends.

With the entire Halo player-base impatiently waiting for Infinite to drop, one of the major questions surrounding it is whether 343 Industries will follow the powerful battle royale trend and include their own take on the popular genre.

Brad Sims, a prominent source for information relating to tech giants such as Microsoft, has published a video suggesting that a BR mode is indeed coming to the highly anticipated title. 

Halo battle royale will not “rip Fortnite and Apex Legends”

According to Sims’ video, Microsoft has poured in a very large amount of money into the budget for Halo Infinite, enough that makes a separate battle royale mode entirely plausible.

“I’m also hearing that 343 Industries is going to bring battle royale to the next generation Halo game,” he said. “I don’t know what form it’s going to take. I’m hearing it’s going to have some Halo-esque to it.”

Respawn / Epic GamesHalo Infinite’s battle royale mode will be very unique and not “rip off Fortnite and Apex Legends.”

Sims also reported that Halo’s BR mode will be unique and not be a copy of Fortnite and Apex Legends, two behemoths in the genre, since it’s coming out so late with respect to those two games. 

“They’re not going to just rip Fortnite and Apex Legends at this point,” he said. “They don’t want to replicate exactly what they’re doing. But they are going to bring something along that flavor to the next generation Halo multiplayer. It is in the early development stages, so things can and often will change.”

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343 Industries deny Halo battle royale

Sims’ reports go directly against what 343 Industries have maintained over the past year, vehemently denying, on multiple occasions, that a battle royale mode is in the works for Halo Infinite.  

The first time came back in July 2018, when they announced that the title will not include a battle royale mode, and again in December, when they cleverly stated that “the only BR we’re interested in is Battle Rifle.”

However, since the reported BR mode in Halo Infinite is apparently going to be so unique, some believe that 343 are simply not counting it as BR and thus being cheeky with their denials. 

343 Industries343 Industries continue to deny that Halo Infinite will have a battle royale mode.

What is Halo Infinite and when does it release?

Halo Infinite is the next installment in the popular Halo franchise that has released over a dozen games since Halo: Combat Evolved came out back in 2001. 

343 have confirmed that this will be a direct sequel to Halo 5: Guardians, which released in 2015, and has been described to be a “spiritual reboot” for the franchise.

An official release date for Halo Infinite has not been announced, but it is expected to come sometime in 2020. 

343 are expected to reveal a lot of new details about the game in the upcoming E3 gaming convention in June, including a brand new trailer, the release date, gameplay videos, and more. 


Shroud believes Halo needs to change “a lot” to compete in modern era

Published: 23/Nov/2020 5:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Shroud believes Microsoft’s long-standing Halo franchise needs to change “a lot” about the way it plays if it’s to compete with modern titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty with the release of Halo Infinite next year.

Shroud is an expert when it comes to first-person shooters. It’s not even because he’s a phenomenal player. It’s because he knows what makes them good and how they can be improved.

The Twitch star regularly comments on games and issues; recently, he chimed in on Modern Warfare and explained why he finds it so boring.

Now, he’s set his sights on the Halo series, expressing concerns about Halo Infinite, which is still pending a release date after being delayed.

Shroud Halo Infinite
Shroud is an open book and doesn’t mind sharing his opinions with viewers.

In his latest stream, Shroud spent a couple of hours fragging lobbies in Halo 4. He seemed to be enjoying himself, but even he wasn’t too sure, in the end: “I guess that was fun?” he said after closing the game browser. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Just Halo, I guess.”

The concern, he said, is that the title feels ‘outdated,’ especially when matching up against other modern titles on the market.

“Halo Infinite needs to change a lot [to] so that it meets up with current expectations,” he said. “Halo is dated. But it makes sense. The games are old, so it makes sense for the games to feel dated.”

Shroud Halo Infinite
343 Industries
Halo Infinite has had a troubled development since being delayed until 2021.

Of course, Halo Infinite is set to revolutionize the franchise by expanding the game into an open-world. However, Shroud’s comments seem to be more about the multiplayer combat and gameplay itself.

“It was so short… I don’t like how not chaotic it is,” he said. “4v4 and the size of the map and how you can control it is kind of weird. I wish it was more spontaneous and all over the place… More of a deathmatch.”

Shroud acknowledged he hasn’t played the series enough to know for sure. He also said he’s willing to give it another chance. “Everyone says Halo 5 could be something I’m interested in,” he said. “I really want to play more.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t have any real suggestions on how to improve the gameplay. However, he flirted with the idea of adding air strafe. “If this game had air strafe, it’d be f**king nuts. But.. then it’d pretty much just be Quake. Well, kind of.”

It goes without saying that Shroud’s views are his own, and he’s merely sharing them with viewers on his stream. There are plenty of other players who love the Halo series and are excited for Halo Infinite.

Still, the expectations for Halo Infinite are high, especially since it’s been five years since Halo 5. Plus, Shroud’s opinion is always valuable, and many believe his concerns are warranted.