343 Industries has been killing it these past few weeks, with all the PR that Halo Infinite is generating.
After a big reveal at E3 2021, the developers behind the upcoming Halo title have constantly fed the public with fresh tidbits. However, it's not just 343 that is dropping consistent news about Halo Infinite.
Leakers are also getting audiences riled up. In particular, several leaks have been suggesting that Halo Infinite is going to get a battle royale mode. Now, a more recent version of the same leak claims that there is a connection between the rumored Halo Infinite battle royale mode and the game's single-player campaign.
What's the connection between the Halo Infinite campaign and the rumored battle royale mode?
Halo is unique in the shooter genre. The multiplayer experience is great, but the single-player campaign is no slouch either. With most shooters it's either one or the other.
As a whole, the entire series has told some of the best stories in gaming. These stories have even found their way into other media such as comic books and graphical novels.
With that said, fans aren't just looking forward to playing the free-to-play multiplayer part of Halo Infinite. Audiences are genuinely excited to play the game's single-player campaign too.
Just to be clear, I'm not sure if it's been scrapped on not or when/if it will release, but it's been in development for years.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 10, 2021
According to trusted industry insider, Tom Henderson, the game's rumored battle royale mode has strong connections to the campaign. He even warns fans to avoid looking into the battle royale mode further or else they risk having the story spoiled. He then added his theory that this is 343's way of giving players a reason to buy Halo Infinite and play through the single-player campaign.
As we've already mentioned, Halo Infinite's multiplayer is going to be free-to-play, which is a first in the series.
The leak isn't far-fetched when you think about it. Microsoft might monetize Halo Infinite with microtransactions, but it still stands to make bank if people actually buy Halo Infinite. If Microsoft can find a way to tie the battle royale mode into the single-player campaign, then that's a win.
And if Microsoft and 343 haven't considered it yet, they should. There are already voice lines in place.
Of course, we'd like to remind you that this is completely unconfirmed right now. In the past, 343 has even gone as far as to shoot down any rumors that Halo Infinite would be getting a battle royale mode. However, it'd be a huge missed opportunity for them to completely ignore this profitable trend. Thus, fans are wondering if 343 has since changed its stance.
If it's any consolation, we do know that Halo Infinite is going to get at least one more technical test. Maybe we'll know more about Halo Infinite's rumored battle royale mode by then.
At this point, all we can do is wait for 343 and Microsoft to make an official announcement, as we inch closer to the game's expected holiday 2021 release.