343 Industries has published a new Halo Infinite 'Season 1 Outcomes Report' - highlighting all the feedback and steps taken to address fan concerns.
While most of this blog update is focused on Season 1, the team has also shared another breakdown of what to expect from Season 2. Here's the TL;DR version of some of the things players can expect from S2 when it launches on 3rd May:
- The ability to hear an opponent’s shield recharge sound will be reduced to prevent providing too much information about a player’s location
- The volume of the Grunt Birthday Party sound effect will be increased in Campaign
- Catalyst (new Arena map) will be added to multiple playlists on day one
- King of the Hill will be added to multiple playlists
- Attrition will be added to multiple playlists
- In Attrition, a revived player will be able to move immediately after spawning back in
- Motion Tracker (Radar) will have its outer edge detection enabled for shooting and sprinting in social playlists
Big Team Battle
- Breaker (new BTB map) will be added to matchmaking on day one
- Jeff Steitzer’s voice is returning to call out player-earned medals
- Issue causing asymmetrical Weapon Rack spawns has been addressed
- Rather than track a player’s entire session, the CSR progression bar will now reflect the progress made from their most recent match
Custom Games & Forge
- Addressing some Custom Game bugs, with more coming down the road
Personal AI & Spartan Chatter
- Balance adjustments were made to emphasize what’s most important for players
- Noticeable stability improvements; the team has resolved dozens of PC crashes
- Melee fights should be more consistent, with opponents “phasing” through each other less and “whiffing” less when a melee should’ve connected
- A global melee damage decrease of 10% on all weapons will require the Mangler to land two shots and a beatdown for a kill.
- The Ravager’s base (non-charged) shot will see a damage increase
Friend or Foe (IFF) Recognition (Player Outlines)
- This system will now have options allowing players to modify the opacity and thickness based on their preferences
- Drop Wall will see slight performance increases
- Overshield will provide slightly more shielding
- Chopper collision (splatter) damage will be increased to its vehicle-splattering glory
- Banshee’s agility and damage output will be increased to improve its role as a strike fighter
- Warthog & Razorback should be more resistant to flipping and bouncing
343 will also run another Outcomes blog in the lead up to this season, focusing on areas such as customisation, shop, battle pass, progression, events, theatre and the observer mode.
You can get a more thorough breakdown of everything related to Season 1 and 2 of Halo Infinite over on the Halo Waypoint website.
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