What you need to know
- Halo Infinite Season 2 has just begun, bringing new features, rewards, and content to the first-person multiplayer shooter.
- Players have encountered issues with challenges related to the new Last Spartan Standing game mode not tracking if you leave the match.
- 343i has released a backend fix to improve this issue, and is making other changes to apologize for the issue.
- Players will be receiving free XP Boosts and Challenge Swaps, and the Interference Event will be easier to complete in its second week.
Halo Infinite is now over six months old, and Season 2 of its multiplayer experience has finally been released. The updated first-person shooter includes new content to explore and rewards to earn, but it hasn't been free of issues. On Thursday, 343i revealed that it has fixed one of the more egregious and immediate flaws plaguing players, and is planning changes as a form of apology to affected players.
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For the Interference Event, Last Spartan Standing challenges should now be tracking more accurately and helping you earn rewards. There may be a delay if you leave early, but all progress should count once the match finishes in the background.Let's talk #HaloInfinite Season 2!
For the Interference Event, Last Spartan Standing challenges should now be tracking more accurately and helping you earn rewards. There may be a delay if you leave early, but all progress should count once the match finishes in the background.— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) May 5, 2022May 5, 2022
Challenges related to the battle royale-like "Last Spartan Standing" gamemode, which are required to progress through the limited-time Interference Event, haven't been tracking consistently if players leave the match after depleting their lives. As of now, these challenges should be tracking as expected, even if you leave a match early. 343i notes that there still may be a delay, as challenges may not update until the match finishes in the background, but all progress should reflect over time.
To help make up for lost progress and played time, 343i will be gifting all players, who log in between now and the end of the Interference Event, five XP Boosts and five Challenge Swaps. Additionally, several Interference Event challenges, most of which involve the Last Spartan Standing game mode, will have their difficulty adjusted, and all challenges will progress players through two tiers of the Interference Event Pass instead of one.
Halo Infinite Season 2 is still far from free of bugs and issues, but 343 Industries is constantly monitoring the situation and collecting feedback. The studio also mentioned that it is considering options regarding recent changes made affecting multiplayer jumping and campaign speedrunning strategies, but is unable to make any promises at this time.
Players looking for their next first-person shooter fix or another great Xbox game to dive into should look no farther than Halo Infinite. While the latest iteration of one of Xbox's biggest franchises isn't perfect, the game can still provide hours of fun, and is adding new content over time. Halo Infinite Season 2 has just begun, and brings new maps, game modes, and a new Battle Pass to the game.
Halo Infinite Credits
Halo Infinite handles all of its in-game purchases through optional Credits, which can be spent on purchasing Battle Passes, Shop offers, and more. Halo Infinite Season 2 has now begun, and 1,000 Credits are required to unlock the Premium tiers of rewards.
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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