Halo Infinite, bots will get smarter (and it will be trouble)

Halo Infinite, bots will get smarter (and it will be trouble)

Halo Infinite

Despite the negative comments from the community, 343 Industries has certainly not lost the desire to update and improve Halo infinite. Over the last few hours, a post on the software house's blog has revealed what will be one of the next steps that will be improved and (as you could have guessed from the title) it is about bots.

In the unranked games of Halo Infinite When a player logs out, a bot immediately takes his place. they are very recognizable, not only because of their name (very often they are called 343 Tom, 343 Bobby and so on), but also because of their ease of being killed by human players. A sign of how the difficulty must necessarily be improved and this is where the team is concentrating, given the complaints of the players about it.

"At the moment a bot that takes the place of a player is set to Marine difficulty. Players have complained in the past, as having one or more on your team results in a not too fair game. From next week, the bots will move to a higher difficulty called ODST, ”explained senior community manager John Junyszek. "We hope these new bots can help you when they are present in your matches," concluded the developer. Unfortunately, at least for now, no other updates have been released regarding a new anti cheat system, as well as any new game modes coming up, aspects that the community has taken very seriously.

if (jQuery ("# ​​crm_srl-th_gamedivision_d_mh2_1"). is (": visible")) {console.log ("Edinet ADV adding zone: tag crm_srl-th_gamedivision_d_mh2_1 slot id: th_gamedivision_d_mh2"); } The multiplayer version of Halo Infinite is available from December 15, 2021. The game is currently one of the most played on the Xbox console and represents the heaviest exclusive available in the dedicated gaming ecosystem launched by Microsoft. The new game from 343 Industries is obviously also included in Xbox Game Pass, a decisive factor that has made it even more popular with console and PC gamers.

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‘Halo Infinite’ Has Fallen Outside Xbox’s Top 5, Outside Steam’s Top 100

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While Halo Infinite debuted with great reviews and a lot of talk about it being a “return to form” for the series, the game has struggled to retain players past its initial launch period.

We are only two months post-launch, though closer to three for the early release of multiplayer, and near midway through the game’s first six month season. But Halo Infinite has fallen outside Xbox’s top 5 most played games, sitting at #6 behind long-term leaders it was unable to unseat for any significant lengthy of time.

The top games are:

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty Warzone
  • GTA 5
  • Apex Legends
  • Roblox
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo Infinite, of course, is free on Xbox Game Pass, and its multiplayer component is free without Game Pass, so that’s not a barrier here.

    On Steam, things have crashed pretty hard. At the time I’m writing this, Halo Infinite is the #117 most played game on Steam. Granted, it can shoot up quite a bit during different times of the day, but even at “peak hours” when I looked yesterday, it was hovering around 40th place instead. Fact is, the game has lost about 90% of its players on Steam in 2-3 months.

    Halo Infinite

    Steam Charts

    What’s going on here? A few things.

    Halo Infinite has undergone a number of issues, particularly in regard to its multiplayer. It turned off a number of players with microtransaction pricing and battle pass progression, and though it has made large overhauls in those areas, it may be too late for some.

    There are issues with cheaters, particularly on PC, which may explain further departures. And ranked Halo Infinite play has been pretty messed up from the start, and recently it seems it was revealed that your Quick Play MMR factors into your ranked experience, so players are purposefully tanking games in that mode to get easier matches in ranked, screwing up the entire experience.

    And then there are more general problems with the entire concept of Infinite, something a few high profile streamers talked about ahead of launch and were chastised for, but they might be…right.

    The fact is, traditional team-based shooters have fallen out of favor, which is Halo’s bread and butter. On console, you can see that three of the top five titles are battle royale games. On Steam, the top shooters there are “no respawn” tactical team games like CSGO or Valorant. It’s worth nothing that Call of Duty Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 are also even further down these lists, games with much bigger issues than Infinite has, in addition to being traditional team-based offerings.

    This isn’t to say a battle royale would have definitely boosted Halo Infinite, but it’s worth considering in the current shooter landscape. If Halo Infinite is meant to be a “platform” for a full generation of Halo offerings to come, it seems like 343 may have to figure out how to expand the series for longer term engagement, even if their initial numbers were great.

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