343 Industries has confirmed that it is withdrawing a special playlist for the Halo Infinite Land Grab mode.
In a brief statement about it at Halo Waypoint, 343i said that while he knew “a lot of players enjoyed this new mode”, it was “on a steady decline” and “starting to fall short of the quality bar”. Consequently, the special playlist will be “rotated” and “move to Quick Play” instead in early November.
“On Tuesday, September 20, the Land Grab Special Playlist will be removed from matchmaking,” the blog post reads. “While we know that many players have enjoyed this new mode introduced in Season 2, at this stage it has steadily declined and is beginning to fall short of the quality bar for a positive gaming experience.
Land Grab will return as part of the Fortified Position event. The fifth week will start on September 27th and the last week will start on October 25th. Fast forward to now, Land Grab will be transitioning to Quick Play as part of the Winter Update. will be released November 8th.
The same post also confirmed that The Yappening BTB’s “scams will continue” and reminded us that Last Spartan Standing was also removed as a special playlist “due to no longer maintaining an appropriate participation level” at less than one percent from all of us. player activity.
He also ranked Halo Infinite playlists from most popular to least: Quick Play, Ranked Arena, Fiesta, Team Slayer, Big Team Battle, Tactical Slayer, Land Grab, Ranked Doubles, Team Doubles, Team Snipers, Rumble Pit, and Bot Bootcamp.
“Since the days of Halo 2, matchmaking playlists have been at the heart of Halo online multiplayer, and that remains true today in both the MCC and Halo Infinite,” the post explains.
“Likewise, as long as there are Halo playlists, there are rotation plans where different modes come and go at regular intervals. build up a stockpile of proven modes – along with brand new offerings – this will happen more regularly.”
The news comes just days after Bonnie Ross, founder and head of developer Halo 343 Industries, announced her departure from the studio and Microsoft.
Ross, who is also Microsoft’s corporate vice president, led 343 Industries for 15 years, founding the studio — specifically to take over development of Bungie’s Halo franchise — back in 2007.
“While I was hoping to stay with Halo until we release the winter update, I inform you that I will be leaving 343 and taking care of a family medical issue,” she explained on Twitter.
“I am incredibly proud of the work everyone at 343 Industries has done with Halo Infinite, the Master Chief Collection, the Halo TV series and more. It has been an honor to serve alongside the team for the past 15 years and be part of the universe that I love.”