Halo Infinite getting a battle-royale lite game mode called 'Last Spartan Standing'

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Halo Infinite soon receives its second season of post-launch content, bringing new maps and modes to its free-to-play multiplayer offerings.
  • The multiplayer has been criticized for a generally weak offering of new content as of late, sparking frustration among its community.
  • Keen Halo watchers on Twitter have unearthed new details on the upcoming battle royale-like mode "Last Spartan Standing," expected to debut alongside Season 2.

One of the prevailing topics of discourse around Halo Infinite right now is the lack of new content. As a free-to-play live service game, Halo Infinite started strong out of the gate but has been lackluster ever since, with players abandoning the game in droves for more mature services. Steam stats are down, alongside viewership numbers across networks like Twitch, with developer 343i themselves conceding that the community's patience is running thin.

It seems that a new mode may be on the way to satisfy appetites in the interim, though. The Halo watchers over at @Delta_Hub noticed that if you run the game in Offline mode, the game dispalys a new feature dubbed BTB: Last Spartan Standing, which seems to be the upcoming free for all mode based on Big Team Battle.

Last Spartan Standing was first announced alongside Halo Infinite Season 2 Lone Wolves back in March, but if it's already appearing within the custom game's section, we should learn more soon. Exactly how it plays is unclear, but from the game's description, it seems like a cross between a battle royale and a gun game, where you're afforded better gear for killing other players, with the goal of being the last player standing. We expect the mode to drop sometime in May alongside the Season 2 release.

I've heard previous rumors that a much bigger battle royale-like mode is on the way, developed by Certain Affinity and codenamed Tatanka, which will launch much later on. Last Spartan Standing may scratch the battle royale itch for some in the interim, but it may also do little to quell requests for new maps and other new content the game's community is anxious for.

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