Halo Infinite has enjoyed a great deal of support from all aspects of its player base since the game launched late last year. From grabbing all the best guns in multiplayer to finding all the campaign collectables, we've been getting stuck into every aspect of the game.
One issue that's been plaguing it somewhat, though, is the number of cheaters finding their way through the cracks. It's always hard to completely rid a free-to-play game of cheaters and hackers, but thanks to an update post by Ske7ch, 343 Industries' community director for Halo, we can hope for changes to come in the future. On the issue of cheating, he had this to say:
"The team has been working on a patch for mid-Feb that looks to address this and other things, and we’ll have more details to come as we get closer to release. We are actively triaging and still working to get as much as we can into this Feb update while still ensuring no negative impacts or regressions to other parts of the game."
It appears that more pressing changes need to be made first, though. The issues with Big Team Battle are taking priority at the moment.
"For now we are opting to slipstream the BTB fixes given the broad scope of impact on all players. That’s not to say issues like cheating or wonkiness with the ranked experience aren’t important, but they have other dependencies and are on a bit longer timeline than this BTB fix which is nearly ready to go."
So, it sounds like we'll be getting a solution to the long-running Big Team Battle issue imminently, along with some fixes to the cheating situation later on.
Thankfully, it looks like we'll be seeing BTB return to its former glory, as the fix "went into QA last week" and the team is "not seeing the issue internally using this (new) build".
All's well that ends well, then - we'll keep you updated with any anti-cheat updates!