Halo Infinite devs working on Big Team Battle matchmaking fix, patch coming soon

A fix for the matchmaking issues currently plaguing Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle mode is on the way, 343 Industries has confirmed.

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In a new update over on the Halo forum, Halo Infinite’s community director, Brian Jarrard, acknowledged the “frustrating” matchmaking issues with Big Team Battle the team has been dealing with since launch and explained that despite a few attempts, 343 couldn’t quite solve these issues before the holiday break.

However, it appears that 343 Industries now has a potential fix to roll out to players. “A strike force continued to work on this over the break, and we’re optimistic to say we believe we have a fix in hand for the core issue,” Jarrard said. “This went into QA last week, and so far, it’s looking positive - we are not seeing this issue occur internally using this build.”

Jarrard continues by saying that the patch is still being tested before it goes into the certification process, so he can’t say exactly when the update will roll out to players; however, he has told players not to expect it this week. “Please know our goal is to release this as soon as we can while ensuring it doesn’t have any other unintended impact to the retail product,” Jarrard explained. “It won’t be this week, but we hope it’s not too much further out, and we’ll share an update as soon as we have line of sight on a release date.”

Jarrard also spoke more on cheating in Halo Infinite. Due to the issues with Big Team Battle’s matchmaking being so widespread, 343 Industries has focused its efforts on getting this fixed first. However, Jarrard said an update that’s due to roll out in mid-February will look to address this and other issues. “We are actively triaging and still working to get as much as we can into this Feb update while still ensuring no negative impacts or regressions to other parts of the game,” Jarrard said. “For now, we are opting to slipstream the BTB fixes given the broad scope of impact on all players. That’s not to say issues like cheating or wonkiness with the ranked experience aren’t important, but they have other dependencies and are on a bit longer timeline than this BTB fix which is nearly ready to go.”


This was one of my bitches during episode 168 of the ReaperCast (shameless plug). Expect to hear it this Wednesday!