Earlier this month, we reported that 343 Industries would be trying to add some playlists before the holidays to Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer as well as some after the new year, including Fiesta, Slayer, Social Slayer, Free-For-All, and Tactical Slayer (SWAT). Well, there’s good news. In a response via Reddit, 343’s community director Brian Jarrard confirmed that all of these playlists will be available this week! On December 14, players will be able to jump right in to any of these game modes.
Here’s the full update from Brian.
hey everyone – Last weekend I said I’d be back once we had updates to share around near term playlist plans for Halo Infinite. I’m happy to report that a Slayer playlist is officially locked and loaded for the update next week. Four new playlists: Slayer, Fiesta, FFA, and Tactical Slayer (SWAT) will all be added via a services update on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
As I noted last week, the team’s original plans for a Slayer playlist included a variety of new variants that weren’t going to be ready in time to deploy before the holiday break. To address player feedback for Slayer in the near term, we’ll be releasing a basic Slayer offering to start and will look to bolster and expand with more variants in a future update.
Next week’s update will also include adjustments to challenges including removing some particularly frustrating mode-specific ones, reducing some requirements for others, making the weekly ultimate challenge less intensive (getting there is tough enough), and adding brand new challenges specific to the new playlists. Personally I’m eager to check out a new challenge category that’s based on accumulating player score (a small initial step towards ‘performance based XP’). We’ll have some more details to share on Halo Waypoint next week.
Lastly, on a semi-related note – please know that the team is aware of and actively investigating reports of intermittent hiccups affecting some players in BTB over the last few days. Additionally, the team is continuing to review Ranked matchmaking and player feedback around potential anomalies.
Thank you to everyone who has shared constructive feedback and filed support tickets for issues you’re running into! More to come. Have a great weekend!Brian Jarrard, Community Director, 343 Industries
I’m really excited to jump in to these playlists. Slayer and SWAT have always been my go-to modes, so it’s exciting that I can go in and skip the objective based ones if I want. Are you excited for some fresh playlists in Halo Infinite? Let us know and check out our review here.
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