The Halo Infinite Challenges and Playlists Update is now live, rotating out several Challenges and deploying the previously-announced update to Playlists.
Earlier this month, 343 Industries promised players that it would improve Halo Infinite Playlists before the holidays. Those improvements were confirmed late last week as part of 343's continued efforts to improve the game; now, these updates are finally here (and with a few nice surprises, too).
What's New in the Halo Infinite Challenges and Playlist Update?
Naturally, the first major addition in the Halo Infinite Challenges and Playlist Update is some changes to Challenges. To start, an unspecified number of "mode and activity-specific challenges" have either their requirements reduced, their weight reduced in the challenge pool, or been removed from the game entirely.
This change is supplemented with the introduction of several new Challenges, each of which will have varying requirements and XP rewards depending on the rarity type of the Challenge:
- Personal Score - Accumulate personal score in the specified playlist to complete
- Kills - Earn the required # of kills in a specific playlist
- Double Kills - Earn double kills in a specific playlist
- Complete Games - Play and complete games in a specific playlist
- Win - Win games in a specific playlist
Additionally, Event Challenges will come more frequently to help players avoid getting "stuck" behind certain Weekly Challenges.
As for the Playlists, 343 is delivering as promised: a total of four new matchmaking Playlists are coming today including Team Slayer, Free-for-all, Tactical Slayer (a.k.a. "SWAT"), and Fiesta.
Speaking of matchmaking, there's one final major point addressed in the Halo Infinite Challenges and Playlist Update -- matchmaking and rank distribution are being tweaked slightly to better reflect 343's intentions for skill level balancing. More details on this effort will be shared in the future as efforts continue. For now, you can join in on the multiplayer fun by playing Halo Infinite multiplayer for free on PC and Xbox via its official website; you can also buy Halo Infinite and dive into its campaign.
What do you think of the changes in the Halo Infinite Challenges and Playlists Update? What other changes would you like to see come to the game? Let us know in the comments below!