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Halo Infinite multiplayer gets ranking fixes on February 22

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Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter that features a strong campaign and a free-to-play multiplayer component. The game launched in December 2021 and has since been played by over 20 million gamers. However, it hasn't been a smooth ride. Many players have criticized the ranking system and developer 343 Industries is issuing a patch next week with some substantial changes.

According to Halo Waypoint, the team has been studying player ranks and ranked matchmaking since launch. The update is supposed to address issues like rank inflation, inaccurate skill gauging, uneven player skill, and more. The major changes are listed below.

  • The update will help the game become better at assessing a player's skill by analyzing real matches.
  • The game will continue to get these backend skill updates for years so it always accurately reflects player skill.
  • 343 Industries is resetting Competitive Skill Ranking on February 22, 2022 so that everyone has an updated one that's more indicative of their skill level.
  • Due to this reset, expect to be placed a full tier lower because there was rank inflation going on beforehand.

Hopefully, these tweaks will make Halo Infinite multiplayer better. I've experienced instances where I've been matched with players of varying skill as a result of the ranking problems. It seems like this may be fixed next week. However, only time will tell whether it's effective.

Do you play Halo Infinite multiplayer? What changes do you want to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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