343 Industries is rolling out a set of changes to Halo Infinite's multiplayer next week on Tuesday, February 22nd, with a goal to "improve the ranked experience for players of all skills by providing more accurate, balanced, and fair matches."
The studio says it's ready to deploy some of the learnings from data gathered since launch, which will help the game to "become even better at assessing a player's skill and should place them more accurately in our skill distributions."
As part of this, the game's Competitive Skill Ranking (CSR) ranks are being reset to ensure everyone gets a more accurate placement, and the system is also getting a few changes — for example, 343 has found that players were being placed too high in the rankings up until now, so everyone will most likely find they've dropped a tier next week.
This is "only the beginning" for updates to Halo Infinite's ranked matchmaking, with more to follow over time.
"We believe that these targeted changes will help improve the ranked experience for players of all skills by providing more accurate, balanced, and fair matches. That said, this isn’t the end of our updates to ranked, it's only the beginning. There is still more to go after, and we’ll continue to make updates based on your feedback and live game data."
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