343 Industries issued a hotfix for Halo Infinite multiplayer earlier this month - attempting to resolve the matchmaking issues associated with the Big Team Battle.
Unfortunately, it didn't quite work and eventually led to the team temporarily removing Challenges in the game that required BTB. Now, in the latest update over on Halo Waypoint, 343 has mentioned how it plans to release another hotfix, which it believes will address the "core issue" impacting BTB playlist.
The earliest it expects this hotfix to release is next week on February 3. Here's the full rundown from the game's senior community manager, John Junyszek:
"Using the telemetry we received from the hotfix on January 19, we were able to make a new build with an update that we believe should address the core issue impacting the BTB playlist. The studio ran a successful playtest today and plans to send it off for certification on Monday. After it’s sent off, it will take some time to go through the certification process and to find out if it’s approved. Once it’s approved, we’ll begin preparing to release it to the public. Since there’s still a little more of the internal release process to go through, the earliest we’d expect this hotfix to land would be next Thursday, February 3."
The latest update went on to address the Shop and cosmetics. While the team has heard requests to make individual items within bundles purchasable, this is currently not something the shop supports right now.
"This week we rolled out individual items for the first time in the Shop and have been paying attention to the feedback covering everything from the presentation of items to specific pricing.
"We’ve seen the desire to have bundles, while making the individual items within it purchasable on their own. This is not something the Shop supports right now and we’re evaluating our overall presentation to see how we can better meet the needs and expectations. Through the rest of Season 1, our focus is to provide a better offering of individual items and bundles to help players get the customization they would like without having to buy larger bundles."
Previous bundles will also return to the Shop in time, while others will be "broken up" to allow players to pick up individual items. One item, in particular, that's making a return this season is cat ears (aka Purrfect Audio helmet attachment).
The new Neon Screen and Neon Hawk items available in the latest event, Cyber Showdown, will also be properly aligned by the time Season 2 is released.
"Eagle-eyed players noticed these two Armor Effects weren’t absolutely, perfectly aligned with their Spartans’ helmets, spurring some light-hearted memes. Don’t worry though, we’ve busted out our levels and protractors and will get these centered when Season 2 rolls around."
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