In a recent livestream, 343 Industries, the developer behind Halo Infinite, announced a significant change in the game’s update structure. The popular first-person shooter is moving away from the traditional seasonal model and will instead focus on shorter, free Operations that will be released every 4-6 weeks. This means that the game will not receive a Season 6, and the future updates will revolve around these Operations. The decision to make this change was confirmed by Halo Infinite community director Brian Jarrard during the livestream, who stated that Operations will be a “big part” of the game moving forward.
The first of these Operations will be launched on January 30th, featuring a new Halo Wars-themed Operation, as well as new customization options and a new map. Operations, introduced during Halo Infinite Season 5, differ from seasons in that all of their rewards can be obtained for free for a limited time, as opposed to the longer 4-6 month duration of traditional seasons. Players also have the option to purchase a premium version of each Operation to gain permanent access to its rewards. Additionally, the upcoming update will introduce new features such as a free Mark IV armor core, the ability to use any of the game’s various shoulder pads on any armor core, and a new symmetrical arena map.
In response to the announcement, some players have expressed concerns about the removal of traditional seasons, with apprehensions about the impact on the game’s overall content and the availability of rewards. Others have welcomed the change, seeing it as a positive shift towards more frequent and varied updates, which could potentially keep the game fresh and engaging for players. Only time will tell how this change will be received by the Halo Infinite community, but it is clear that 343 Industries is committed to evolving the game and providing new experiences for its players.