Halo Infinite hasn’t received any campaign DLC since it launched last year, and based on a new rumor, it looks like the expansion won’t arrive before 2025. Joseph Staton, the head of the creative department for Halo Infinite, will have full responsibility for the campaign DLC and the direction of the story.
Sean also discussed the Battle Royale mode being developed by Certain Affinity. He said the battle royale map will have at least two maps from the original Halo games, specifically Halo 2 and Halo 3.
The player count is currently 60, but the studio is trying to increase this to around 75 players. In terms of gameplay, it is the same as the core gameplay of Halo Infinite. However, it will have loot boxes with layered versions of all weapons.
Sean claims the Battle Royale will launch in Fall 2023 at the earliest, meaning it’s more than a year away from release. The studio is trying to complete work on it as early as possible, but given that the Battle Royale map still needs a lot of work, it probably won’t arrive before the end of 2023.
As for downloadable content for the Halo Infinite campaign, Sean said it is indeed coming, and players will be fighting the Endless in a “diverse” world. He speculated that it won’t be next to the Zeta Halo campaign world, but rather an entirely new setting and world. According to Sean, the DLC will be as big as the Halo Infinite campaign itself. However, as the project is still in a very early stage, fans won’t get their hands on the campaign DLC for Halo Infinite until after 2024, meaning it will essentially be a 2025 release.
Sean noted that the late release of Halo Infinite’s DLC shouldn’t come as a shock to fans, as other first-party Xbox games face similar delays, such as Playground Games fable game or Obsidian’s Avoced. Starfield also missed the original release windowand could even be further delayed, given that Bethesda has only recently given its first look at the game.
Finally, Sean offered some new details about Halo Infinite’s Forge mode. As of now, Forge may be released sooner than fans expect. However, he said the studio relies heavily on content created by the Forge community to fill the void, so to speak. Because of this, the mode can cause some negative controversy due to some plan the studio has for it, but only if it’s not handled properly.
Only time will tell what the aforementioned Forge-related controversy may be, but Sean expects the community to eventually figure it out. For now, if all of Sean W’s information is correct, 343 Industries’ campaign DLC for Halo Infinite and Certain Affinity’s Battle Royale mode are still years away from release, and fans will have to wait longer than expected to get either one. to play.