343 Industries have announced that they'll be deploying a hotfix for the Big Team Battle (BTB) issues that have been effecting Halo Infinite for some time.
A recent blog post from Community Manager Brian "ske7ch" Jarrard discussed how the 343 team were largely back at work after the holiday break. After acknowledging that players have had concerns over certain aspects of Halo Infinite, Jarrard assured fans that the team were aware of the issues and keen to get them sorted.
"As you know, we’ve been dealing with some frustrating issues with BTB nearly since launch and despite a few attempts at solving and mitigating before the holiday break, we were not able to get this fixed. While BTB has remained playable, there are matchmaking issues that increase with more players and larger fireteams have a low chance of successfully joining into a game together."
He continued, "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. This went into QA last week and so far it’s looking positive - we are not seeing this issue occur internally using this build."
Halo Infinite Big Team Battle to Get Hotfix
The fix will move into the certification process and, if approved, will be deployed in an upcoming hotfix. While no delivery estimate has been given for the fix just yet, the team have said that they are keen to release it as soon as possible while "ensuring it doesn’t have any other unintended impact to the retail product."
343 has stated that they're also working on a patch for mid-February which will aim to address some of issues with cheating amongst other things, though they'll have more details closer to the release of the patch.
The news was welcomed by fans who were thankful for the update. Commentor Dhan4m said, "Great to hear about work being done to resolve these issues! It feels great to know that a solution is on the way, one of my favorite game modes is BTB, and I love MCC Heavies."
The post ended with Jarrad thanking players for their support and feedback as they navigate the changes. "Thank you - please keep the feedback coming - we’re in this together with a great foundation to grow and evolve upon."