Halo Infinite’s next major patch is set to drop on August 9, bringing a number of fan-requested features to the game including greater customization options and more variety in Ranked mode.
Halo Infinite Season 2 is in full swing, and 343 Industries are still working hard to help the game’s multiplayer live up to its promising start. After receiving critical acclaim at launch, the player count has declined due to the long waits between new content drops.
Next up is the Halo Infinite August 9 update, and we’ve got the full patch notes right here.
Halo Infinite August 9 update patch notes
Visor and helmet customization
A pretty common complaint with Halo Infinite multiplayer since its release has been the lack of customization options. The August 9 patch will offer more choices when it comes to creating Spartans, as players will be able to equip any visor they have unlocked to any helmet.
Prior to this update, each visor was locked to a specific armor core, meaning players often had to decide between the visor they had just unlocked and their favorite style of armor.
In addition to this, attachments for the Mark VII helmet will be equipable on any variation of the helmet, another option that fans have been calling for.
More Ranked playlists
According to 343 Industries, the August 9 update will: “Make it easier for us to implement more Ranked playlists moving forward.” At the moment, only Arena mode is available as a Ranked playlist, offering little variety to the game’s most dedicated players.
This patch will lay the groundwork for more Ranked playlists to arrive eventually, starting with Ranked Doubles two weeks after the update goes live.The devs have promsied even more to follow as long as “playlists continue to perform as expected.”
The foundations are also being laid to allow players to choose their matchmaking region later down the line. However, this is a feature that may not arrive for some time.
Changes to the pause menu
343 are also revamping the pause menu so that it displays active challenges during matches. Players have been calling for this quality of life feature for some time, so they’ll now be able to keep an eye on their objectives and rewards with a quick glance at the menu.
It’s worth noting that, for the time being, the screen won’t show how much progress has been made towards the challenges, in order to avoid confusion. Challenges currently update at the end of a match, so the data displayed mid-game would be out of date.
The devs have reassured players, however, that they are working on making challenges update on the fly, so they can expect to be able to check their progress in the pause menu in a future update.
Image credits: 343 Industries
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