Halo Infinite’s subsequent replace will deliver again the marketing campaign’s secret ultrapowered gun
Halo Infinite’s glitched and overpowered “tank gun” shall be added again to the sport’s marketing campaign in a forthcoming replace, developer 343 Industries introduced Friday.
The tank gun is a particularly highly effective weapon — primarily a conveyable model of a Scorpion tank’s cannon that has limitless ammo — and it’s been widespread with speedrunners and as a approach to make the sport loads simpler. However though that you must know precisely the place to look to search out the gun (which is invisible, by the way in which), Halo senior neighborhood supervisor John Junyszek mentioned in April that 343 could be eradicating the “tank gun glitch” alongside the sport’s second season, which launched Might third. That call wasn’t a very fashionable one with the neighborhood, and it appears there’s been sufficient blowback that 343 has determined to deliver the tank gun again.
343 will even be including again some talent jumps to the sport’s multiplayer maps. The hard-to-pull-off jumps (just like the “Pizza” bounce) may give gamers a bonus in a heated battle, but it surely appears they might have completed so in a approach the builders didn’t intend.
“We initially recognized these jumps as falling into a few classes: Locations the place the surroundings was poorly speaking the traversal choices of the sport world, locations that created a fight imbalance, or a mixture of each,” Junyszek mentioned on Friday on the Halo Waypoint boards.
343 made some changes that eliminated some talent jumps with the season 2 patch, however the neighborhood outcry has been loud sufficient that 343 is planning so as to add a lot of them again in. “Gamers have made it clear that our evaluation of those jumps was off course, and we worth the suggestions,” Junyszek mentioned.
Junyszek had indicated final week that 343 Industries was contemplating adjustments in response to participant suggestions after the season’s launch. “We’ve seen the suggestions round adjustments that impacted varied multiplayer jumps and marketing campaign speedrun methods,” Junyszek mentioned on Might fifth. “We’re not on the level the place we will promise something but, however wish to be clear and say that we’re taking the suggestions critically and reviewing choices internally.”
Halo Infinite head of artistic Joseph Staten had acknowledged the complaints as nicely. “Hey Spartans, this week has been bumpy,” Staten mentioned, quote-tweeting Junyszek. “That positively wasn’t our purpose.”
Junyszek on Friday didn’t present a particular date for the brand new replace, however apparently it would arrive quickly. “Our crew has been working arduous to get as a lot as we will on this replace as rapidly as we will, however there are nonetheless a number of extra steps we have to take earlier than we will launch it out within the wild,” he mentioned. “We’ll share extra on this replace’s particular launch timing within the subsequent few days.”
The reversals are simply the most recent velocity bumps for Halo Infinite, which has had a rocky go of issues since its launch late final 12 months. And we’ll be ready awhile for some core options to be added to the sport; 343 introduced final month that it’s focusing on a late August launch for on-line marketing campaign co-op and a September launch for an open beta of Forge mode.