Fans have been wondering if a Halo Infinite battle royale mode is coming to the game. Now, the boss of the Halo franchise, Frank O’Connor has now reponded to questions and claims that a Halo Infinite battle royale mode is to be expected when the game launches.

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Taking to ResetEra to clear up all the rumours surrounding the launch content for Halo Infinite, Frank O’Connor addresses a video from popular Microsoft insider, Brad Sam where he claims that a Halo Infinite battle royale mode will be available upon the game’s launch.

We will not talk about the launch content of Halo Infinite until we’re ready. I haven’t watched the video so if I am misinterpreting the headline as ‘Halo Infinite is launching with/as a Halo Battle Royale mode’ that is still not the case. You can probably make your own Battle Royale mode in Forge even right now though. It’s a mode not a genre.

He goes on to explain that there are different battle royale modes

And all the variants out there now are in my opinion quite radically different from my perspective. Apex vs Fortnite is chalk and cheese–one focuses on movement and map traversal and the other on building and budgeting. Like CTF. BTB Super Fiesta (for example) contains a lot of the shenanigans and emergent fun of that kind of large experience but big sandbox modes are not Battle Royale any more than Oddball is CTF.

He also teased that, although there won’t be a Halo Infinite battle royale mode the studio is looking at “big social modes”

But are we interested in big social modes with loads of organic shenanigans? Yes. Specifically A blimp full of survivors heading to an Island after a (metaphorical) lecture from Beat Takeshi? No. We are NOT doing this as of now–and no plans to–but Battle Royale could be made for any of the Halo games in MCC or [Halo 5] with some content and scripting additions, because it is a mode. It would have limits based on each engine. I’m pointing that out to be clear that it’s one of the ways we think about gameplay possibilities rather than a single direction for a title.

Halo Infinite is currently in development for Xbox One and PC, with no release date revealed yet.

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