Halo Leaker Gives Update On Infinite Battle Royale

Halo Leaker Gives Update On Infinite Battle Royale
Images: 343 Industries

Written by 

Joseph Kime


3rd Feb 2022 10:51

Halo Infinite has had one of the biggest launches in franchise history, and for good reason. The early release of the game's multiplayer beta was a welcome surprise, and now it has officially dropped with its campaign in tow, the title has been a huge treat for new and old fans alike. 

343 Industries' game provides massive variety and has earned its big launch. But, fans are still wondering - where's the battle royale mode that was rumoured around the game's reveal? Well, after some digging from leakers, we may finally know.

What's Going On With The Halo Infinite Battle Royale?

A leaker has offered an update on what's going on with the suggested Halo battle royale mode, and sadly, it's looking like bad news.

Though a voice line in the game's files indicated that a battle royale mode was in the works at some point during development, it doesn't look like a Fortnite or Warzone competitor is in the works.

Certain Affinity has been revealed to be working on a new mode for Halo Infinite, taking the reins from 343 Industries, but to defy expectation, they're working on what's rumoured to be an "Invasion 2.0" mode.

An initial leak shared by Surasia suggested that the BR is coming, but they seem to think things don't completely match up and that the long-awaited mode isn't actually in development at all.

Does Halo Infinite Need A Battle Royale?

Realistically, Halo Infinite has had such incredible success that it doesn't really need its own dedicated battle royale mode - but to be perfectly honest, they'd be silly not to be at least considering it. The global gaming phenomenon has been proved to explode every single time, and it'd come off as a big missed opportunity if they chose to let the fad pass.

After all, any shooter franchise with any real hold on the industry in 2021 has its own BR mode, and Halo would certainly be welcome to join them.

Halo Infinite has been absolutely massive so far, and there's no telling what heights the franchise could reach with a popular battle royale mode. We'll have to wait and see if it comes to life, but until then, we'll have to keep wishing.


Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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