Halo Infinite Battle Royale: Tatanka Leaks, Release Window, Everything We Know

While a Halo Infinite Battle Royale has yet to be made official, a wide range of gameplay leaks, insider reports, and studio teasers all seem to point in the same direction. Here’s everything we know about the rumored Tatanka project.

Despite the launch with a lot of hype behind it, Halo Infinite’s core multiplayer doesn’t exactly have the momentum. Right away struggling player base and rare updates, many have been call on 343 Industries to deliver a Battle Royale mode in the hopes of saving the title.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, it seems almost certain that a BR mode is indeed being worked on. When we will see it, what it looks like and how it works, remains a mystery for now.

But with a series of early leaks and insider reports, we can begin to put together a picture of the alleged project Tatanka. So here’s a full rundown of everything we know so far about the Halo Infinity BR.


Halo Infinite artwork
343 Industries

A Halo Infinite Battle Royale could breathe new life into the floundering 343 release.

Is a Halo Infinite Battle Royale Officially in Development?

While all signs point to it, a possible Halo Infinite Battle Royale has yet to be confirmed. Microsoft continues to hold cards close to the chest on this one, so we haven’t heard anything official about a BR mode yet.

While months of rumours, leaks, and even a recent developer announcement are all piling up, it looks like a BR is anything but inevitable.

If indeed a BR is in development, reports indicate Certain Affinity is the responsible team. This studio full of ex-Bungie developers has long worked with 343 on the Halo franchise and recently announced plans to “deepen” the relationship.

Certain Affinity has reportedly been working on a standalone project codenamed “Tatanka,” according to an industry insider. Jez Corden

The code name itself gives credence to BR theories, as Tatanka was a former professional wrestler best known for winning a 40-man royal battle.

Possible release window for Halo Infinite Battle Royale

While nothing is official, this Tatanka BR project has reportedly been in development for “more than two years,” according to Jez Corden

Given the behind-the-scenes progress, he claims the Halo Infinity BR is aiming for a Season 3 or Season 4 release Season 2 locked up for May 3, three-month seasons places this plausible release between August and November 2022.

Obviously, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt for now. Plans can certainly change during development, and given Infinite’s track record, with both co-op campaign and Forge delayed from launch, the BR could follow suit.

Halo Infinite Battle Royale Leaks

Even with Microsoft yet to confirm its existence, Halo Infinite’s potential BR has seen a wide variety of leaks in recent months. From the codename itself to specific in-game settings, we’ve got plenty to do already.

BR mode will apparently contain four separate playlists. Only two different lobby sizes can be supported, although players will seemingly have the choice of playing solo or as part of a team.

Below is a look at leaked Tatanka lobby sizes:

  • Tatanka with 60 Bots – Last Team Wins! Twenty teams of 3
  • Tatanka with 100 Bots – Last Team Wins! Twenty-five teams of 4
  • Tatanka FFA with 60 Bots – The last remaining player wins! (with 60 bots)
  • Tatanka FFA with 100 Bots – The last remaining player wins! (with 100 bots)

Several in-game setting leaks may have also revealed some key features in the BR. For starters, it looks like players will get to the BR map via ‘Drop Pods’ in ODST style.

There is also a ‘containment zone’, not unlike any other BRs like Warzone, Apex Legends and Fortnite, all of which have shrinking safe zones.

Last but not least, players also seem to have some unique side missions up for grabs in BR mode. Similar to Warzone’s contracts, leaked settings revealed operations such as capture zones, supply runs, and destroy bases in Tatanka.

It’s still early days, so check back often as we’ll keep you updated here with the latest details on Halo Infinite’s Battle Royale mode.

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