Some new details on the rumoured battle royale for Halo Infinite from 343 Industries have leaked. According to the new information, the game’s battle royale will play out very similarly to most in the genre, with players or teams dropping on a map and duking it out until the last Spartan/team stands. However, it might be putting a few unique spins on the mode that fits with Halo Infinite‘s style and lore.
The leaked information comes from Twitter user Bathrobe Spartan who shared a bunch of screenshots from what appears to be Halo Infinite‘s game files. According to the leak, Halo Infinite‘s battle royale will have an initial intro phase, a deployment phase and a release phase. During this drop phase, players can still join in-game sessions until the phase is complete.
However, things start to differ with the starting loadout. In most battle royale games like Fortnite, players drop on the map with no weapons or resources and have to dig around areas for them. In Halo Infinite‘s battle royale, players will start with an initial weapon loadout. When dropping onto the map, players will also be able to control their Drop Pod.
Another Twitter user named Ains heard that the battle royale mode for Halo Infinite, codenamed Tatanka, might arrive in season 4 which begins in mid-2023. 343 Industries is currently working on season 3 content which will bring ray tracing support and a number of other features, expected to arrive in early 2023.
As with all leaks and rumours, take this with a grain of salt until we have confirmation from 343 Industries or Xbox. It might also be a while until the developer reveals any information about this battle royale mode as it’s part of the continuing live service updates for the title.
Halo Infinite is currently available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass.