343 Industries has revealed that a Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking fix is in the works, aiming to fix one of the biggest problems with Big Team Battles on PC and consoles.
Like all live service games, Halo Infinite is very much a work in progress. Most recently, its developers pledged to improve playlists before the end-of-year holidays. 343 Industries delivered on that promise (and threw in a hotfix, too), but it wasn't able to tackle all of the issues with the game. Now, one of the more annoying bugbears -- the matchmaking for Big Team Battles -- is getting a fix in the near future.
The Halo Infinite BTB Matchmaking Fix, Explained
The Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking fix aims to solve a frustrating problem where players are finding that they are unable to join a game at all. 343 was unable to get this fix ready in time for the last patch of 2021, and now it looks like things are finally moving in the right direction.
"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," read a forum post from 343 Industries Community Director Brian "ske7ch" Jarrard (via Reddit). "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."
"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."
Don't expect the Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking fix to arrive in the next few days. 343 still has to do some testing, and then it has to pass the console certification process to actually make the update happen. That said, the comments here are very promising and it shouldn't be too long of a wait.
Of course, the issues with Big Team Battle matchmaking aren't the only issue with Halo Infinite -- and these topics were addressed, too. A patch is planned for mid-February to tackle problems with cheating and other issues, although you should bear in mind that nothing is set in stone until an update actually arrives.
For now, there's still plenty of fun to be had in 343's newest first-person shooter. You can play Halo Infinite for free on PC and Xbox via its official website and you can experience its epic campaign by buying the game for $59.99 or your regional equivalent.
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