The Halo Infinite multiplayer beta is now live, I just want to play Slayer. The classic deathmatch mode is one of several different modes available in the game, but for now, you can only play randomly.
All three competitive game types of the game-fast games, large team battles, and ranked arenas-have a playlist of modes that are randomly selected during the matching process. However, you cannot choose to play only one specific mode as in past Halo games. This means that Slayer fans must endure playing goal-based modes such as Capture the Flag, Odd Ball, and Fortress.
You also cannot make custom Slayer games that random players can join. These games are currently by invitation only. Now, every time you line up for Halo, you have to cross your fingers to get a good game mode, which is a bummer for someone who would rather fight back with a deathmatch than worry about the flag.
Some speculate that 343 restricts Halo Infinite to a mixed playlist to force players to test each mode (this is a beta version after all). When Halo fully launches its event on December 8, we may also get more traditional mode selection options. Currently, Infinite’s matching mechanism is similar to the maps and modes randomly selected by Overwatch. But while Overwatch players are used to not having a say in the mode they are playing, Halo fans are definitely not.
“To be honest, I feel the lack of [an] The option to choose between Slayer and Objective is unacceptable,” Reddit users may _is_fhqwgads wrote In the thread about the beta. Halo subreddit and many people on social media unhappy There are so many goal-based patterns in playlists, and the reason is that the lack of understanding of how they work is why they are not so interesting.
“This is my first question now,” Reddit user xRaen Add to. “Everything else can be forgiven, but I don’t have any fun with CTF. I just want to shoot handsome guys.”
In view of our surprise launch of the Halo Infinite multiplayer game early this morning, I think the lack of Slayer exclusive games is just a small complaint. The first season of the free game is now available, which includes 10 maps, a battle pass, and various unlockable armor and camouflage for your Spartans. Obviously, the lack of mode selection does not prevent more than 200,000 people from playing it on Steam and 100,000 people watching it on Twitch.
Our own Natalie Clayton called the multiplayer game a “satisfying arena shooter”, and when we tested the technology a few months ago, it “could be the best Halo since 3.”