Halo Infinite unveils its most popular playlists

343 Industries has confirmed the removal of the playlist dedicated to the Halo Infinite Land Grab mode.

In a brief statement about it on Halo Waypoint, 343i said that while he knew “many players enjoyed this new mode”, it had “steadily declined” and “started not hitting the quality bar”. . Therefore, the dedicated playlist will be “rotated” and “moved to fast play” in early November.

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“On Tuesday, September 20, the dedicated Land Grab playlist will be removed from matchmaking,” the blog post reveals. “While we know many players enjoyed this new mode introduced in Season 2, at this point it is steadily declining and starting to fall below the quality bar for a positive player experience.

“Landgrab will be back as part of the Entrenched event with week 5 starting on September 27 and the final week scheduled to start on October 25. In the longer term, landgrabbing will be integrated into the game fast as part of the winter update, coming November 8th.

The same post also confirmed that The Yappening BTB “the shenanigans will continue”, and reminded us that Last Spartan Standing has also been removed as a dedicated playlist “as it no longer maintains an appropriate level of engagement” unless one percent of all. player activity.

It also ranked the Halo Infinite playlists from most popular to least: Quick Play, Ranked Arena, Fiesta, Team Slayer, Big Team Battle, Tactical Slayer, Land Grab, Ranked Doubles, Team Doubles, Team Snipers, Rumble Pit, and Bot Bootcamp.

“Since Halo 2, matchmaking playlists have been at the heart of Halo’s online multiplayer and that remains true today in both MCC and Halo Infinite,” the post explains.

“Similarly, since there are Halo playlists, there are rotation plans that see various modes come and go at regular intervals. With Infinite, we haven’t seen a lot of rotations so far. , but as the team continues to build up a backlog of tried-and-true modes – as well as brand new offerings – this will happen more regularly.”

The news comes just days after Bonnie Ross, founder and head of developer Halo 343 Industries, announced her departure from the studio and Microsoft.

Ross, who is also vice president of Microsoft, has been at the helm of 343 Industries for 15 years, having established the studio – specifically to take over development of Bungie’s Halo franchise – in 2007.

“While I had hoped to stay with Halo until we release the winter update, I let you know that I will be leaving 343 and attending to a family medical issue,” she shared on Twitter.

“I am incredibly proud of the work everyone at 343 Industries has done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo TV series and more. It has been an honor to serve alongside the team over the 15 years and to be a part of a universe that I love.”