Halo Infinite has yet to receive any campaign DLC since its launch last year, and, based on a new rumor, it appears that the expansion won’t be arriving before 2025. Joseph Staton, the head of creative for Halo Infinite, will have full charge of the campaign DLC, and the direction that the story takes going forward.
Sean also discussed the Battle Royale mode that is being developed by Certain Affinity. He said that the Battle Royale map will have at least two maps from the original Halo games, specifically Halo 2 and Halo 3.
Halo Infinite Battle Royale
Halo Infinite’s Battle Royale currently has a player count of 60 players, but the studio is trying to increase the limit to around 75 players. Gameplay-wise, it’s the same as the core gameplay of Halo Infinite. However, it will have loot boxes with tiered versions of all the weapons. Developer Certain Affinity is also looking to incorporate classic multiplayer maps from Halo 2 and Halo 3 into the large-scale Battle Royale map.
Sean claims that the earliest that the Battle Royale is currently planned for launch is in Fall 2023, which means it’s over a year away from release. The studio is trying to finish work on it as early as possible, but given that the Battle Royale map still needs a lot of work, it isn’t likely to arrive before the end of 2023.
Campaign DLC For Halo Infinite
As for downloadable content for the Halo Infinite campaign, Sean said that it is indeed coming, and players will be fighting the Endless on a “varied” world. He speculated that it won’t be in addition to the Zeta Halo campaign world, but rather a brand new setting and world.
According to Sean, the DLC will be as sizeable as the Halo Infinite campaign itself. However, given that the project is in a very early state, fans won’t be getting their hands on the campaign DLC for Halo Infinite until after 2024, implying that it will essentially be a 2025 release. Also, this is a bit of a no-brainer, but Sean also mentioned that Joseph Staton, the head of creative for Halo Infinite, will have in charge of the campaign DLC. What shape the story takes going forward will be in his hands.
Sean noted that the late release for Halo Infinite’s DLC shouldn’t come as a shock to fans, as other first-party Xbox games are facing similar delays, such as Playground Games’ Fable game or Obsidian’s Avowed. Starfield has also missed its original release window, and may even see further delay, given how Bethesda has only recently offered a first look at the game.
What Will Multiplayer Seasons Bring?
Based on what Sean W claims, Halo Infinite’s future multiplayer Seasons will come with the following new content:
- Season 3: It will have a certain brand new gun that the community has been speculating about, and will likely arrive in the next 6 months
- Season 4: It looks to bring the Infection match type, where players stay ‘uninfected’ for as long as possible, while the zombies try to kill every living player.
- Season 5: It will bring fan favorite classic vehicles and weapons from the original Halo trilogy.
- Season 6: It will offer a new non-spartan core, along with a brand new weapon.
Forging A Controversy?
Lastly, Sean offered some new details regarding Halo Infinite’s Forge mode. As of right now, Forge may see release sooner than fans expect. However, he mentioned that the studio is heavily leaning on the content created by the Forge community to potentially fill the void, so to speak. Due to this, the mode may create some negative controversy because of one certain plan the studio has for it, but only if it isn’t handled well.
Leaked Halo Infinite forge gameplay explains the weapon combining feature that allows you to create new weapon abilities! #Halo #HaloInfinite #Xbox
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Perhaps Sean is referring to the new weapon ability creation feature, as seen above in the leaked footage from Halo Infinite Forge. Only time will really tell, though Sean expects that the community will figure it out. For now, if all of Sean W’s information is accurate, 343 Industries’ campaign DLC for Halo Infinite and Certain Affinity’s Battle Royale mode are years away from release, and fans will have to wait longer than expected to play either of them.