Ever since the release of Halo 5: Guardians in 2015, the Battle Royale genre dominated the gaming scene— even influencing many multiplayer game modes.
Previously, it has been claimed that Halo: Infinite won’t launch with a Battle Royale mode, but the game’s page listing in Japan suggests otherwise.
Apparently, an upcoming Halo game might feature a Battle Royale mode.
The information was originally discovered by Reddit user JJAB91, where the Japanese Xbox page listing for Halo: Infinite is listed as “Battle Royale” under the genre section.
On the English page, the game is listed as a “Shooter” game however.
Although the discrepancy may be nothing more than a simple error, some fans went on to speculate that Halo: Infinite may indeed feature a Battle Royale mode.
Following a trend
Every major FPS game now features a Battle Royale mode, such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Battlefield: Firestorm.
But shortly after a recent Microsoft store leak, it was revealed that Halo: Infinite’s multiplayer would operate at 120fps and will be free-to-play — thus giving store leaks more merit.
After the talked-about leak, 343 Industries confirmed that the game’s F2P listing was correct and it will indeed run at 120 FPS.
“Halo is for everyone. We can confirm #HaloInfinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X. More details will be shared later!”
Back in April 2019, 343 Industries developer Frank O’Connor said that Halo: Infinite will not drop with a Battle Royale mode.
This has been the same for other FPS franchises such as Call of Duty, but only recently did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launch a stand-alone BR mode (Warzone) 5 months after the launch of the game.
While the Japanese listing’s genre of “Battle royale shooting” for Halo has since been pulled down, it does not cancel the possibility of a BR mode in the future.
The potential BR mode might give the game an influx of new players, but Halo: Infinite will also have to keep up and compete with other BR titles along the likes of Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, PUBG, and Hyper Scape.
Nonetheless, Halo players and fans alike seem to be excited at the addition of a possible BR mode:
“Halo battle royale could be amazing honestly, though it should definitely be a seperate mode like warzone.”
“Hyped for this. Halo would be so good with a Br mode.”
“Halo is a natural BR game. It would be dope to play it on Halo.”
“More gametypes are good. Battle Royale with Halo’s sandbox sounds great. A Battle Royale would be more similar to Warzone chasing the MOBA trends than it would be Halo 4’s loadouts and ordnance chasing the CoD trend. Battle Royale isn’t inherently a bad thing just cause it’s popular.”