Rumored Halo Infinite battle royale will reportedly build on the campaign

Halo Infinite Multiplayer
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The long-rumored Halo Infinite battle royale mode is said to be connected to the game's campaign.

Known leaker Tom Henderson touched on the mode in a recent tweet (opens in new tab), explaining that "the Halo Infinite battle royale is also heavily connected to the campaign in a lot of ways." In a follow-up tweet, he added that he's "not sure if it's been scrapped [or] not or when/if it will release, but it's been in development for years." 

A true-blue Halo Infinite battle royale remains unannounced, but it's been the subject of plenty of rumors. The latest breadcrumb in the trail, a voice recording seemingly connected to a battle royale mode, was pulled directly from the game's recent technical test. There's a not-insignificant chance this line is just a generic reference, but it still raised some eyebrows. 

That said, we heard battle royale speculation as early as November 2020. A tweet from the now-suspended GameLeaksRumors Twitter account suggested that Microsoft specifically requested a battle royale mode be added to the new Halo, but this was never confirmed. 

Earlier this year, a now-deleted tweet from a separate leaker implied that the alleged battle royale mode is more of a large-scale team fight, pouring cold water on the idea. Of course, pouring imaginary water on imaginary ideas doesn't mean much. There hasn't been a trace of battle royale among official Halo Infinite reveals and announcements, so this could all be pure fiction or the remnants of a canceled project. 

Speaking of Halo Infinite leaks: if this one is accurate, its leaked install size would make it handily the biggest in the series.  

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.