Halo Infinite may get Classic Halo Multiplayer Maps in the Near Future
Classic Halo multiplayer maps may be making an appearance in Halo Infinite sometime in the near future. During the 90th episode of Kinda Funny Xcast, Head of Creative for Halo Infinite Joseph Staten dropped some hints regarding the potential arrival of classic Halo map in the multiplayer mode.
Staten, who previously worked on the original Halo series at Bungie, expressed interest in bringing back classic Halo maps. He said it’d be great to play on those classic maps once again. It sounded like a fun idea to him, and he marked it in his “little notebook”.
Staten’s remarks came in response to a question regarding the possibility of 343 Industries adding classic Halo maps as a buffer to hold through the extended season, while the studio works on new content for the next season. He also mentioned some his favorite classic Halo maps, including Guardian, Blood Gulch, the Pit, Ascension, and Lockout.
He wasn’t able to share details on the arrival of these maps in Halo Infinite at this time, but he did sound very excited about the possibility. We’d be surprised if classic Halo maps don’t find their way into Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode at some point. It would certainly give the game’s multiplayer user base a much needed boost.
Following Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Infinite is the sixth mainstream entry in the Halo series and the third in the “Reclaimer Saga.” On the Forerunner ringworld Zeta Halo, better known as Installation 07., the campaign follows Master Chief and his war against the hostile Banished.
Halo Infinite was originally intended as a launch title for the Xbox Series X/S on November 10, 2020, however it was pushed back to August 2020. The campaign was released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 8, 2021, following an open beta of the multiplayer component on November 15, 2021, which coincided with the franchise’s 20th anniversary.