343i details some changes coming to Season 2 on May 3rd


Posted on April 2, 2022 by Wh1plash96

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We have some news about the upcoming season coming to Halo: Infinite next month, and whilst it’s not very substantial as some would like it to be, there are some new features, content, and changes coming to 343’s most recent game. 

Let’s take a look at what’s coming:

AUDIO

  • 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

MULTIPLAYER

Arena

  • 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

Matchmaking

  • 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

PC

  • Noticeable stability improvements; the team has resolved dozens of PC crashes

SANDBOX

Networking

  • Melee fights should be more consistent, with opponents “phasing” through each other less and “whiffing” less when a melee should’ve connected

Weapons

  • 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

Equipment

  • Drop Wall will see slight performance increases
  • Overshield will provide slightly more shielding

Vehicles

  • 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 has said they’ll be making another blog post detailing further changes “such as Customization, Shop, Battle Pass, Progression (Challenges), Events, Theater, and Observer Mode in the near future.”

The team has learned some valuable lessons from the Season 1 and you can read all about it on HaloWaypoint.

 

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