Along with the still prevalent horrible matchmaking issues that are plaguing the players of Halo Infinite, there are other complaints from the community as well, such as the lack of content, especially maps. Previous Halo games had many iconic maps but Infinite seems to be lacking.
Halo Infinite’s Forge will come a long way in curing the game’s many ailments regarding the lack of content, as it will hand all the necessary tools into the hands of the players themselves.
- Halo Infinite player counts have been going down consistently over the past few months.
- With the closure of Google Stadia, the number will go down further.
Halo Infinite’s online component has had a very rocky life. Its been plagued by many netcode issues, such as terrible matchmaking, severe packet loss, high pings, and others in addition to the lack of content that is already plaguing it.
This has caused 343 Indsutries to face severe derision from not only the Halo fan community but the greater gaming sphere in general.
As can be seen, the game has been continuously declining ever since its peak count of 21,403 concurrent players on Steam on April 28, 2022.
As of the time of writing, the game is at 2663 concurrent players on Steam, with the 24-hour peak being merely 5490. The all-time peak was 272,586 and Halo Infinite has not managed to achieve that again ever since.
Halo Infinite is not a small name in gaming, same as the Halo series is not unknown to many. Halo launched right alongside the first Xbox console among its first exclusives and took the world by storm. It quickly became one of the premier first-person shooters of the time, with its captivating story, likeable characters, and thrilling gameplay.
Halo Infinite has quite a legacy a legacy to uphold but sadly the state it is in now is abysmal for a Halo game. This is greatly due to the many issues that 343 Industries has been unable to fix such as high pings and packet loss, terrible matchmaking, and a general lack of content.
Destiny Bulletin also shared another interesting tidbit regarding the number of players of Halo Infinite.
Although Stadia is set to shut down, it really is quite surprising to see these figures, especially for a game like Destiny 2, developed by former Halo devs. Destiny 2 launched on September 6, 2017, and yet it still has an active community. This is due to the sheer hard work that Bungie has put in to maintain it, with constant updates and expansions.
Regrettably, Halo Infinite did not have Forge upon launch for a long time and though it is to be released later, the fact that it wasn’t present upon launch coupled with the lack of content in halo Infinite made players disappointed in the game. It was later leaked and that has led to the many fan creations we are seeing.
343 Industries has still not fixed these two core issues (lack of content and netcode issues) this far into the game’s release. Forge would come a long way toward fixing the problem of the lack of content as it would put the tools right into the players’ hands but it still is far from release.
With the upcoming Winter Update, currently slated to release on November 8, 2022, we may see at least some improvement. The Winter Update will supposedly add network co-op, Forge, and other things to the game.
Hopefully, Halo Infinite will recover and players will get to see the game attain the glory of online gameplay that is befitting a Halo title.
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