The developers at 343 Industries have unveiled the Halo Infinite September 2022 roadmap, and though some are excited for new content to be heading to the game, others are not so keen on the progress being made.
It is worth noting that though this update to the roadmap was posted today, September 1, 2022, the content will not be rolling out until sometime in 2023. More so, the graphics shown by the devs via Twitter also state that this information is still subject to change, meaning this may not be the final draft of what Halo Infinite has in store. Now, of course, new content being added to any game is a good thing, but yet, some fans of the franchise are left feeling duped.
In previous Halo games, the Forge and Co-op campaigns were implemented in the game on the same day as the launch. With Halo Infinite, that was not the case. 343 Industries had fans wait over a year to experience these features, which makes things feel a little backward. On top of that, the roadmap shows very little being added to the game, and with over a year of development, some fans just expected more to come from such a large-scale and successful franchise.
So what exactly is coming with this 2023 Season 3 and Winter update? 343 says that we can expect "Quality of Life Updates" with the Winter Update, but don't delve further into what exactly that means. We also see that there will be a new game mode added called Covert One Flag, and a new event in January called Joint Fire. Again, there are no details as to what these two features will bring. There will also be a new weapon in Season 3, the M392 Bandit, a new map for both Season 3 and the Winter Update, as well as the Shroud Screen coming in Season 3, which is the one new equipment being added. Yes, these are great things to add, but after over a year of preparations, this is not much to offer the players compared to their previous installments.
Currently, the Winter Update is set to go live on November 3rd, 2022, and Season 3 will not be available until March 7, 2023, though these dates are subject to change. To read the full Dev Update, head over to the Halo Waypoint web page.