Industry insider Jez Corden suggests that the long-rumored Halo Infinite Battle Royale is nearing completion and will be released in 2022.
Fans have been clamoring for a Halo-themed Battle Royale mode for years, and maybe they’ll get their wish sooner rather than later.
343 Industries recently deepened its partnership with a support studio, marking the final step needed to create a dream scenario to improve Halo Infinite, according to Windows Central’s Jez Corden†
Is Halo Infinite getting a battle royale mode?
On April 12, longtime Halo development partner, Certain Affinity, announced they would work alongside 343 to develop Infinite in “some new and exciting ways”.
This announcement never specified their exact role within the game, but since CA has long been a helping hand on the multiplayer side of the franchise, it wasn’t long before speculation kicked in.
Corden confirmed on the Xbox Two podcast that this partnership will feature a new mode with a shrink-zone mechanism and that the scale would be impressive: “This is a Call of Duty Warzone-sized venture.”
We have been part of the @Halo franchise for over 15 years and we are honored to say that we are deepening our relationship with 343 and entrusting the ever-evolving Halo Infinite in some new and exciting ways. Join us on our journey. https://t.co/fApGobYZS3 pic.twitter.com/XSuS7EtLcq
— Certain Affinity (@CertainAffinity) Apr 12, 2022
This mode would stay away from the traditional arena-style gameplay of Halo’s past and focus more on the Fortnite and Apex Legends audience, Corden said.
As for a release date, the insider suggested the start of Infinite Season 3 as a potential flagpole, but warned it could also be delayed until late 2022.