Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle multiplayer has not been completely unplayable in the last month, but it has definitely had problems: larger matchmaking parties often have a hard time getting into play, and breaks were common even when you could catch a match. After trying to solve Big Team Battle’s problems during the holiday break, 343 now has a hotfix that goes through the certification.
“As long as there are no problems, we aim to release this hot fix by the middle of next week,” wrote Halo community director Brian Jarrard on Friday.
As an excuse for the BTB problems, 343 also gives all players who log in 5 XP Boosts and 5 Challenge changes when the hotfix goes live. Jarrard said the freebies would be available in “about a month”, so there is no hurry to log in and take them.
“We will continue to work towards mid-February and will share details as we approach,” Jarrard continued. “In addition, work continues on plans / updates of other key topics that we know are important to society (economy, armament adaptation, ranking, cheating, networking, etc.).”
This is good news for Big Team Battle players, but as Nat noted this week, What is available in Halo Infinite right now feels thin, and it seems likely to continue until the arrival of its second season in May, if not longer – the Forge chart production mode is not expected to arrive until season 3, even later in 2022.