The internet has been chasing a news bit all day coming from a Halo livestream on Mixer where 343 Industries writer Jeff ‘GrimBrother One’ Easterling answered a fan’s question asking whether Halo: Infinite will include the rampantly popular Battle Royale mode, a bandwagon of a genre that has really defined gaming for a lot of players this year.
Easterling answered in a clever and snarky way in an attempt to dismiss any thought of a Battle Royale mode in Halo: “I’ll tell you right now, the only BR we’re really interested in is Battle Rifle – the original BR. So Calm yourself.” For more on this original news spark, check out the article on Metro.
For some fans, this was enough to confirm that Halo: Infinite would in fact not feature a Battle Royale mode. For many other fans, however, this was quite short of a confirmation, and seemed only to imply that 343 is not currently focused on a Battle Royale mode. Easterling’s words do seem to echo this notion, after all – he only stated that they weren’t interested in a Battle Royale mode.
Twitter user LateNightGaming (@LateNightHalo), sought to mitigate fans from spreading Easterling’s words as a confirmation and to instead treat it as a humorous grain of salt, until an official confirmation is released.
At this point, Halo Franchise Development Director, Frank O’Connor, decided to get involved and outright confirm Easterling’s comments, which you can see for yourself in the tweets below.
They didn’t say anything about battle royale in Halo Infinite, they just made a joke that the only BR they’re interested in talking about on the livestream is the Battle Rifle
Don’t spread misinformation my dudes https://t.co/dxgvdGWgpK
— LateNightGaming 🎮 (@LateNightHalo) July 19, 2018
We are not currently working on a Battle Royale mode. If you really want it, make a version in Customs with Elimination as a basis. Obviously it’ll be compromised in terms of size, but you can make something similar now.
— Frank O’Connor (@franklez) July 19, 2018
Frank O’Connor, while later pointing out he has “zero objection to the mode itself,” did make a fair point. “If you really want [a Battle Royale mode], make a version in Customs with Elimination as a basis. Obviously it’ll be compromised in terms of size, but you can make something similar now.” So there you have it Halo fans. I expect a group of talented forgers to take O’Connor’s notion seriously, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with in Forge with the above mentioned Customs settings.
If you want to know our thoughts on how 343 is planning to move on from Halo 5, then check it out here, and if battle royale is more your style, then learn how you are being ripped off in Fortnite: Battle Royale by clicking right here.
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