Deathmatch mode is coming next year, after many requests from Halo Infinite players.
According to The Verge, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer beta has been hugely successful, but there’s still a fairly common criticism of not being able to pick up a Slayer playlist, known for the game’s Deathmatch mode. That will change soon but players will have to wait until next year.
343 Industries community manager, John Junyszek, wrote on Twitter that the Social Slayer playlist is live, but it won’t be ready until after the holiday season. Junyszek also said 343 is aiming to add Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All playlists before the end of the year.
Currently, you cannot select a game mode from the list. Instead, you’re randomly put into one of the available modes, including Slayer, Capture The Flag, and Oddball. That can be frustrating if you only want to play one genre, so an upcoming dedicated playlist could help alleviate some of the frustrations of users.
343 Industries also made a number of other changes in response to the surprise November 15 release of the beta.
Halo fans aren’t just getting improvements to multiplayer, Infinite’s single-player campaign is launching on December 8. However, you will only be able to join the campaign alone, as the co-op ability won’t be added to the game until May 2022.