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5 things Halo Infinite needs in 2022

Halo Infinite arrived with a bang in 2021, but we’ve picked out five things we want 343 Industries to improve for 2022.

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Spartans in Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite launched to widespread acclaim in November 2021, but to keep players around, 343 Industries will need to make some changes. Here are five things we want to see from Halo Infinite in 2022.

Winter 2021 has been a feast for first-person shooter fans, with Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042, and Halo Infinite all released in a six-week period.

Of the three, Infinite has been the most well-received, with fans praising the game for feeling like a proper old-school Halo game. While the game has received rave reviews, fans have voiced their frustrations with some aspects of the game.

With Battlefield 2042’s player base dropping by 70% in two weeks and Warzone adding the new Pacific Caldera map, keeping players invested is key to Halo reclaiming its throne as the top FPS. To do so, 343 Industries will have to make some key changes, and we’ve picked out five things we want to see from Halo Infinite in 2022.


5. Better Cosmetics & Battle Pass

Spartans standing in Halo Infinite

One of the biggest complaints about Halo Infinite so far has been about the game’s cosmetics. Getting cool armor to make your Spartan stand out is what lets players show their individuality, but Infinite just doesn’t offer enough.

With free armor almost impossible to get, and the game’s Premium armor coating system labeled a “cash grab” by unhappy players, 343 Industries need to make better cosmetics available. Even those who bought the Season 1 Battle Pass struggled to grab gear, forcing the devs to adjust XP earned in an attempt to help players out.

That doesn’t mean we expect the devs to scrap DLC armor, but at least give everyone a chance to grab some cool gear.


4. Ranked Play Rewards

Halo Infinite's Ranking System

After overhauling the franchise’s ranking system from Halo 5, Halo Infinite’s Ranked Play mode has been an undeniable success. Players are desperate to move up the ranks and fight their way to Onyx, but 343 could do more to make that grind worthwhile.

A great way to do this would be Ranked Play rewards. Imagine getting an awesome Spartan skin to show that you reached Onyx, or a special weapon camo to flex on your opponents? It would take the mode to another level, and let players show off their skill in style.


3. More game modes

Fiesta in Halo 5: Guardians

Ranked Play is great, but sometimes you want to jump into some old-school Halo mayhem. Big Team Battles are an incredibly good time, but there are a few more classic modes we want to see return.

Fiesta modes definitely need to make a return, although how 343 will introduce them remains unknown as they have changed the mode’s rules multiple times over the years. Elsewhere, Tactical SWAT modes would be a great change of pace, while a Snipers-only mode is always fun.


2. Classic Halo maps

Blood Gulch in Halo 2

From Recharge to Streets, Halo Infinite has some brilliant multiplayer maps. Unfortunately, the game only launched with 10 maps total, and we’d love to see some classic offerings added into the mix.

Who wouldn’t love to head back to Blood Gulch one more time, or fly around Ascension like we did in Halo 2. 343 Industries should definitely keep designing new and exciting maps, but mixing in a few fan-favorites from the past certainly wouldn’t go amiss.


1. Battle Royale

Halo Infinite Spartans firing weapons

There was only ever going to be one thing at the top of our Halo Infinite wishlist: a battle royale. Games like Warzone, Apex Legends, and Fortnite have dominated the market over the past few years, and it’s time Halo followed suit.

Halo is a game that seems almost purpose-built for this mode. Normal multiplayer already sees players picking up weapons to use during matches, while the franchise has so many iconic locations that stitching a map together would be easy.

Whether we’ll ever see a Halo battle royale remains to be seen, but it would be a shame if we never got the opportunity to battle for BR victories in our Spartan armor.


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