The Halo Infinite Ranked Playlist is being updated today to remove the Behemoth CTF map after several problems with its design emerged over the last several weeks.
343 Industries has been hard at work updating Halo Infinite multiplayer in the months since its late 2021 launch. While there have been positive changes such as an update to Challenges and Playlists and a number of improvements to the Halo Shop, not everything has gone entirely smoothly -- recently, a hotfix to improve Big Team Battles matchmaking had failed to resolve the problem.
Now, 343 has revealed that another problem has emerged over the last several weeks: one of the maps in the Halo Infinite Ranked Playlist isn't quite performing up to par, so it's being removed from the playlist entirely.
Why is Behemoth CTF Being Removed From the Halo Infinite Ranked Playlist?
343 Industries is removing the Behemoth CTF map from the Halo Infinite Ranked Playlist for a number of reasons that largely boil down to issues with its respawn placements/
As today's announcement explains (via Reddit), the Behemoth CTF Map is "not performing in ranked as intended." One key issue is that players are respawning in locations with a direct line of sight to the flag stand, ultimately resulting in more hectic matches than intended. Additionally, some of the respawns feel unpredictable and frustrating for both attacking and defending teams according to player reports.
Respawns aren't the only issue, mind -- 343 says that the map's cover opportunities are somewhat lackluster, especially when one of your opponents is wielding a BR 75. Essentially, Behemoth CTF is a meatgrinder that can make it difficult for the attacking team to actually get the flag.
For the moment, 343 is removing Behemoth CTF from the Halo Infinite Ranked Playlist rotation while it sorts out these problems. The map is expected to return if the devs can work out the problems that have become evident over the last several weeks.
For now, there are still plenty of great maps to enjoy in Halo Infinite multiplayer -- you can play it for free on PC and Xbox right now, and you can experience its epic campaign by buying the full game starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent.
Have you had any issues with Behemoth CTF in Halo Infinite Ranked Play? What's your favorite map to play on in multiplayer? Let us know in the comments below!