April 16, 2022: 343 Industries has revealed what the new Halo Infinite Season 2 maps will look like.
The new Halo Infinite Season 2 maps are finally set to arrive in May, offering a bit of hope for fans who’ve felt that the game has been suffering a content drought. The rollout will include “new maps, modes, themed limited-time events, and an all-new battle pass” – and 343 has now revealed what the new maps look like, along with a few details.
According to 343, the smaller “symmetrical arena map” is called Catalyst, which is influenced by Halo 4’s Haven and Halo 3’s Epitaph and is built for Capture the Flag and the new Land Grab mode. The larger “pseudo symmetric” Big Team Battle arena is called Breaker, and that includes “environmental hazards” such as a giant laser that cuts across the map.
The Season 2 trailer also revealed players in an apparent free-for-all battle inside a walled circle. A mode called Last Spartan Standing was leaked a few days ago, and this seems to be it. It’s said to be a Big Team Battle variation that sounds a lot like a battle royale game – you’ll be improving your loadout by adding points to your personal score throughout the match.
You can check out a fly-through of both maps below.
For more on Season 2, you can check out the trailer below.
Most – but not all – of the cosmetic items featured in the trailer will be part of the battle pass or an event pass, rather than a part of the real-money store.
And I can confirm it is indeed *most* items but not all – as folks are going through this frame-by-frame, I've spotted a couple armor pieces in the teaser that are not Battle Pass or Event Pass items.
— Noah Benesch (@Philosohraptors) April 8, 2022
The devs have already noted some major changes to Season 2 in response to feedback, but the FPS game will have a tough road to win back players. The PC version quickly rocket into Steam’s top ten at launch, but has steadily lost players until reaching its current position outside of the top 100. (Those numbers don’t account for players on Xbox or the Microsoft Store.)
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