Halo Infinite Update Removes Controversial Map From Ranked Playlist

Credit: Image via 343 Industries

Credit: Image via 343 Industries

Halo Infinite recently got a Ranked Playlist update, and the developers removed Behemoth CTF temporarily to improve players' experience. After careful consideration, 343 Industries mentioned how Behemoth isn't ready for Ranked Arena, but it will return once appropriate changes are made to the map.

In an official blog post, the developers addressed most of the issues players faced in ranked matches on Behemoth. The major problems players faced were related to inconsistent spawning and lack of effective cover on the map.

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Halo Infinite Ranked Update Removes Behemoth CTF

Behemoth CTF was recently removed from Ranked Arena after countless player requests. The Halo community deemed the map unfit for Ranked play due to several reasons. The official blog addressed these issues and mentioned the following:

Spawning on the perimeter of the bases with a direct line of sight to the flag stand, in addition to BR 75 starts, is creating a more frenetic match pace than desired. This leaves players feeling that even a well-coordinated team push into the enemy base can fall apart quickly; resulting in flag pulls being much more difficult than they should be.
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The map also lacks effective cover options, which is why players often find themselves engaging in gunfights without cover.

There also appears to be a lack of viable cover opportunities throughout the map, which is exacerbated when all players are wielding a BR 75. As a result, players often find themselves engaged in firefights with limited options from the outside of the map. Overall, we want to improve the Ranked CTF experience on the map before reintroducing it to these playlists.

The developers mentioned that Behemoth will go under rigorous testing and the map will only come back to Ranked Arena once it's ready.

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