343 Industries Set to Release Another Halo Infinite Hotfix for Big Team Battle Issues

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A new hotfix for the Big Team Battle matchmaking issues in Halo Infinite is on the way, 343 Industries announced in a dev update blog post Friday.

According to 343 Industries Senior Community Manager John "Unyshek" Junyszek
on the Halo Waypoint forums, the update could be available as early as next Thursday, Feb. 3, after it passes the internal release process.

"Using the telemetry we received from the hotfix on January 19," Junyszek said in the blog post, "we were able to make a new build with an update that we believe should address the core issue impacting the BTB playlist.

"The studio ran a successful playtest today and plans to send it off for certification on Monday. After it's sent off, it will take some time to go through the certification process and to find out if it's approved."

The issues with Halo Infinite's Big Team Battle playlist has been well-documented in recent weeks.

Although BTB has remained playable, there are seemingly matchmaking issues that increase with more players, making larger fireteams have a low chance of successfully joining into a game together.

With a mode that is said to be designed to deliver "maximum fun" with its dynamic weapon and vehicle drops, big lobby size, and epic battlefields, these issues have made it anything but that for some, unfortunately.

Junyszek also offered an update on the in-game shop front, mentioning how 343 has seen the desire from players for individual item listings, and that the team is looking to improve its overall presentation of individual items and bundles going forward.