Players will also get to play a new Social Slayer playlist; but only after the holidays.

It’s always a good feeling to see a developer that listens to community feedback. Within just a month of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer release, 343 has been receptive to the community and initiated changes to ensure a smoother playing experience. The developers have announced their intention to add multiple new playlists to Halo Infinite soon.

A common community complaint was the lack of selectable playlists in the game. Currently, players cannot select their desired playlists, instead the game places them into random playlists. The developers are also working to ensure a better experience for players by allowing them to select their desired Slayer playlist in the new year.

Halo Infinite will let you choose playlists 

We've been reading your feedback, and we're working on plans to add Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All playlists as we speak. They won't land by Dec 8, but the team is pushing to get them in before the end of year.

The studio is planning to add Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT) and FFA playlists. However, the developers are aiming for an end of year release according to John Junyszek, 343's community manager.

Adding more playlists to the current list is a welcome change. But one of the long-standing community demands has been to allow players to select deathmatch mode. Titled Slayer, this playlist crowns the player with the most eliminations as the winner. 

The Slayer playlist is one of the most popular playlists and is often a go-to for newer Halo players. The deathmatch mode allows players to focus on their shooting and positioning without worrying about certain objectives. 

343 Industries will add multiple iterations to a social slayer playlist. However, this addition will only be possible after the holidays, says John Junyszek, 343 Industries community manager.

Listening to the community

Despite the game’s success and players’ overwhelmingly positive feedback about the gameplay, there was a unanimous disappointment with the battle pass progression. 343 industries has brought several changes to the battle pass progression system, including rewards for playing daily as well as a bonus XP system for the first six games of the day. They are also working on solving the sudden cheater problem in Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite is available on PC, XBOX S|X as well as XBOX one. The free-to-play multiplayer version released before the campaign which will go live on December 8, 2021. Players can only play the campaign solo as co-op will only be available after May 2022.

Halo Championship Series, Raleigh, is the first official Halo Infinite tournament and will feature 32 teams competing for a $250,000 prize pool.

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