Let’s be honest–when it comes to Halo Infinite, the multiplayer is both the best and the worst part of the content. It’s free, it’s expansive, and it gives players a lot of freedom of movement thanks to new things like the grappling hook. However, it’s also arguably the worst part of the content because its seasons are very long and a lot of the expected additions haven’t come out yet.
Don’t get us started on the Co-Op debacle that happened a while back. Any and all Halo Infinite players who have the ability have been diving into the code for the game itself in order to find out what the title might be offering in the future, and a recurring name has been showing up over and over again. That name is Tatanka. That name is what is believed to be the placeholder for a full-on battle royale mode in the title.
There are a lot of reasons for this belief, not the least of which is a placeholder image that has the name Tatanka and the following description of it:
“Welcome to the Ring. Emerge victorious by being the last player standing.”
Typically, a “last player standing” mode would imply something like a battle royale scenario, especially since Deathmatch and other variations of that are already in Halo games, so you wouldn’t need to do a lot of cloak and dagger about it. What’s more, the game’s code and hidden assets seem to indicate that this will be a rather large version of a battle royale title.
Some might berate 343 Industries for buying into the trend that is battle royale games, especially since that means they’re just doing what other games like Fortnite are doing and trying to make bank.
Since Halo Infinite plays different than some of those titles, it’s very possible that the game will have a rather unique form of battle royale that we’ll be able to enjoy. Until it’s officially confirmed by 343 Industries, we won’t know for sure.