Halo Infinite is getting new content with Winter update

Almost a year old Halo Infinite comes with the biggest update since the game’s release. The sequel to the... Fragster | 4. November 2022

Almost a year old Halo Infinite comes with the biggest update since the game’s release. The sequel to the popular FPS title received initially a good rating, however, the community’s enthusiasm waned after nothing new was added to the game for a long time. That’s changing now!

Unfortunately, players have to accept that there will be no split-screen co-op. However, there will be many major gameplay changes and new content. Here’s everything we know so far about the update, which is due out later this month.

Introducing Forge mode

Following hints by 343 Industries, the long-awaited Forge game mode will finally come into play with the new update. The mode promises more freedom and depth in the game and should show the game in new splendor.

New maps

The new mode isn’t the only thing coming your way. The winter update also brings two new multiplayer maps to the game: Argyle and Detachment. The gunfights there will be played in front of a UNSC backdrop and the maps will probably be smaller. They were developed with the new version of Forge and that raises hopes for new content.

New EXP system makes leveling easier

The Halo community has often complained about the difficulty of leveling in multiplayer and having a hard time unlocking the Battle Pass and collecting the rewards that come with it. Luckily, the developers have now found a solution for this. You now get EXP for playing and completing matches. Moreover, players also get extra EXP for outstanding achievements, for example, winning, or becoming MVP.

To make it even easier for you, the developers will also be improving the weekly and daily systems. For the Ultimate Challenge, you no longer have to complete 20, but only 10 challenges. They are now valid for all playlists and are no longer tied to a specific game type.

Permanent and rotating playlists

There have never been so many multiplayer game types in Halo Infinite, and with the update comes a new clean playlist system. Players should see through it better and recognize which game modes are permanent and which are only temporary. With the winter update, the following modes will be added to the permanent playlist:

  • Quick Play
  • Big Team Battle
  • Ranked Arena
  • Fiesta
  • Tactical Slayer
  • Team Slayer

But that’s not all! There will also be a rotating core slot and a rotating social slot. Team Doubles and Team Snipers await you in the core slot. The Social Core, on the other hand, covers modes like Social Slayer and Rumble Pit. Although there is only one game type per slot, it will change every two weeks.

Matchmaking and ranked matches

Last but not least, the new update there will bring a rework of the matchmaking system and ranked lobbies. In the recent blog post, 343 Industries introduced players to brand new local region matchmaking, improved logic for CSR progression, and improved rules for uneven team games.