Halo Infinite is set to get a new mode.
What you need to know
Halo Infinite is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter from Microsoft, with a premium campaign mode.
The multiplayer has been criticized for a generally weak offering of new content as of late.
Keen Halo watchers on Twitter have noticed that a new battle royale-like mode “Last Spartan Standing” is on the way.
One of the prevailing topics of discourse around Halo Infinite right now is the lack of new content. As a free-to-play live service game, Halo Infinite started strong out of the gate but has been lackluster ever since, with players abandoning the game in droves for more mature services. Steam stats are down, alongside viewership numbers across networks like Twitch, with developer 343i themselves conceding that the community’s patience is running thin.
It seems that a new mode may be on the way to satisfy appetites in the interim, though. The Halo watchers over at @Delta_Hub noticed that if you run the game in Offline mode, you can see a news post revealing a new feature dubbed BTB: Last Spartan Standing, which seems to be a new free for all mode based on Big Team Battle.
Description of the new game mode “Last Spartan Standing”.#HaloInfinite pic.twitter.com/5SSq3v10Wy— Halo Infinite Leaks & News (@Delta_Hub) April 6, 2022
As and when this will officially drop is anyone’s guess, but if it’s already appearing within the custom game’s section, it’s likely that an announcement is imminent. Exactly how it plays is unclear, but from the game’s description, it seems like a cross between a battle royale and a gun game, where you’re afforded better gear for killing other players, with the goal of being the last player standing.
I’ve heard previous rumors that a much bigger battle royale-like mode is on the way, developed by Certain Affinity and codenamed Tatanka, which will launch much later on. Last Spartan Standing may scratch the battle royale itch for some in the interim, but it may also do little to quell requests for new maps and other new content the game’s community is anxious for.