Since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds burst into the scene back in 2017, almost every gamer expects a shooter to have a battle royale mode. However, in the past year or two, some studios are attempting to fight against the trend. For example, DICE and EA have confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will not have a battle royale mode. Meanwhile, 343 confirmed earlier this year that Halo Infinite will not launch with a battle royale mode.
Despite 343's insistence though, rumors of a battle royale mode for Halo Infinite continue to spread. For example, following the game's first technical preview, data miners claim to have found "proof" that the game will have a battle royale mode. Tom Henderson then leaked "info" suggesting that the game's battle royale mode will be connected to its single-player campaign.
With that said, controversial streamer, Dr Disrespect, claims to know for certain that Halo fans should expect a battle royale announcement for Halo Infinite.
Is this definitive proof for the Halo Infinite battle royale mode?
Dr Disrespect popped up on Z Laner's stream to share what he knows about Halo Infinite. He revealed that the unconfirmed mode for Halo Infinite will have "300 players, set loop, power weapons on the map, the map designed around the power weapons and locations and points of interest." He added that this information came from insiders and that "it's going to feel really good, supposedly, super optimized."
Of course, you shouldn't just buy into whatever Dr Disrespect is selling just yet. He's not exactly a source of legitimate information. Not to mention, the infamous streamer tends to make outrageous statements all the time. Some do come true, but most don't. It's best to take whatever he just said as a joke if only to prevent yourself from getting your hopes too high up.
If it's any consolation, you might want to check your email right now. 343 has already sent out invites for the upcoming Halo Infinite technical previews. If you were lucky enough, you should have gotten an email confirming that you can get a chance to play Halo Infinite over the next two weekends.
Halo Infinite is expected to launch on December 8, 2021, with a free-to-play multiplayer mode.