343 Industries is still toiling away on Halo Infinite’s multiplayer component, which has seen a host of troubles since launch. Some positive changes have been made, such as tweaks to the game’s store. Issues persist, but the company announced late last week that changes are on the way. Big Team Battle, or BTB, has been busted since December. The recent hotfix didn’t cut it, but the team is hoping for a better turnaround. In the announcement, the team wrote that a new update is coming for Halo Infinite, which will hopefully fix Big Team Battle — there’s also an update on the store.
Failure, as they say, is an opportunity to learn. 343 writes that by taking what it learned with the earlier hotfix, it believes the update will “address the core issue impacting the BTB playlist.” John Junyszek, Halo senior community manager, writes that the team ran a playtest of Halo Infinite with the BTB fix. According to him, it was “successful,” and the certification should go through today. 343 expects the fix to go live this Thursday, February 3.
Yes, the cat ears are coming back
Junyszek also opened up a bit more about the Halo Infinite in-game store. Changes for the store came at the start of the recent Cyber Showdown event. Many cosmetics were lowered in price following player backlash. Junyszek writes that the developer will continue to look into making things better, as initially the company was “not delivering on value, quality, or price.” He mentions that 343 is now watching feedback on the new prices of in-store items, and may change things further later.
“Our quick shift post holidays was in recognition that we were not delivering on value, quality, or price,” Junyszek wrote. “The offers we are running now, and will continue to run throughout S1, are to help us learn what is working and what’s not. This will take time, but we know that our learnings here will positively impact Season 2 right off the bat.”
Bundles should also return to the shop, Junyszek writes. Players should soon see bundles return to the store, while others may be broken up and sole piecemeal. To end the message, Junyszek says that, yes, the Purrfect Audio helmet attachment will return some day. Rejoice.
Until then, we’ll have to wait and see if the new fix for BTB works in Halo Infinite. Watch for it this week.