Halo Infinite's Big Team Battle (BTB), the 12 versus 12 mode with an emphasis on large maps and vehicular warfare, has been under the weather since the game was released, with matchmaking issues plaguing many players trying to join games. The hotfix 343 Industries issued last month did little to alleviate the problem, but today's update has finally brought the promised fixes for BTB.
This is not a server-side update, so a game update is waiting for both Xbox and PC players with the changes. Players on Xbox consoles or the Microsoft Store (Game Pass) will see an update weighing around 1.1GB, while those on Steam only have a 142MB download waiting for them.
Aside from resolving the wide-spread BTB issue, today's update also tweaks the Scorpion Tank and Wraith spawn rates in BTB maps to ensure more frequent drops onto the battlefield. Fireteam marker colors will also be correctly displayed when joining a match with teammates, however the team can still spawn in various places across the map at the start.
A #HaloInfinite update is now live with improvements to Big Team Battle matchmaking. If you're currently playing, close and relaunch Halo Infinite to install. For more information, be sure to follow @HaloSupport.— Halo (@Halo) February 3, 2022
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Also, players shouldn't join matches close to ending anymore thanks to another tweak to the join-in progress rules. The full patch notes can be found here, which also detail changes to Oddball Tie and Victory rules, as well as a few Custom Game adjustments.
Moreover, Halo creative head Jospeh Staten recently said the promised Halo Infinite roadmap update regarding upcoming seasons, co-op, and Forge is being finalized. Though late, the announcement should be coming soon. It was also rumored recently that the support studio Certain Affinity is working on a new multiplayer game mode for Halo Infinite, which could mark the return of Firefight.