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Halo Infinite BTB Hotfix Has Failed to Fix Matchmaking Problem, 343 Says

January 19, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 
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The Halo Infinite BTB hotfix has gone live -- and unfortunately, it appears that it failed to fix the problems with Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking.

The free-to-play multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite has been out for a good few months now. Since then, 343 Industries has released quite a few updates, one of which has improved Challenges and Playlists. Most recently, the developer pledged to make the Halo shop a better value for players.

 

Unfortunately, Halo multiplayer has been plagued with a problem: Big Team Battle (BTB) has had matchmaking issues that have resulted in a less-than-ideal experience.

"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," 343 Industries Community Director Brian "ske7ch" Jarrard said last week.

 
 

"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."

That Halo Infinite BTB hotfix launched yesterday. Unfortunately, it looks like it didn't manage to solve the problem.

 
 

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Matchmaking Problems Remain Despite Halo Infinite BTB Hotfix

The Halo Infinite BTB hotfix arrived yesterday and 343 Industries had been carefully monitoring the problem with Big Team Battle matchmaking. Sadly, it seems that this hotfix has not resolved the problem.

"Well, damn... today's BTB hotfix does not appear to be the outcome we expected," 343's Brian Jarrard explained in a tweet "There are minor improvements, but overall matchmaking issues are still occurring. Thanks to the folks who have been working hard and we're sorry this didn't quite get the job done. Work continues."

While there are "minor improvements," it looks like the core issue has not been resolved. Based on what he's said, though, it looks like 343 Industries is nonetheless committed to figuring out a solution to the problem as soon as it can. In the meantime, there's still plenty of fun to be had in 343's latest first-person shooter -- you can play Halo Infinite multiplayer for free on PC and Xbox and you can jump into its campaign by buying the game starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.

 
 

Have you had issues with Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking? Are you disappointed that yesterday's hotfix didn't work? Let us know in the comments below!