22 Nov 2021 9:23 AM +00:00 UTC

All Halo Infinite Multiplayer Modes And Playlists

Halo Infinite features the return of many of the series' classic modes and playlists. But, it can be a little difficult navigating the game's menu to find out what they are.

If you need a refresher of what some of these are or are new to Halo as a whole, we've rounded them all up in one place.

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Every Halo Infinite Game Mode

When you boot up Halo Infinite, you'll see four main options:

Quick Play

This setting finds you a match immediately; best for those who want to get straight into the battlefield.

Bot Bootcamp

Face off against a variety of bots in a selection of game modes, those of which can be adjusted in the menu.

Big Team Battle

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Large teams face off on large maps, resulting in all-out warfare between 24 persons.

Ranked Arena

Competitive matches that pit Spartans against one another. Depending on your in-game performance, you're assigned a tier based on Halo Infinite's Ranking System.

4 modes showing quick play, bot bootcamp, big team battle, ranked menu.
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Though these are the main options, you can adjust what modes and playlists you'd like to compete in each setting.

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Every Halo Infinite Mode

At the moment, there are 7 game modes that you can play:

Slayer

The main objective is to eliminate as many enemy Spartans as possible, with the winner being the team or even the individual with the highest kill count.

Capture the Flag

A classic mode in which, teams try and carry a flag from the opposing area to a specific region on your side of the map.

Capture the flag mode with a Spartan holding onto a flag.
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One Flag CTF

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In this variation of Capture the Flag, teams will play either as the offensive side or the defensive side. These roles eventually switch over as rounds play out.

Stockpile

Four flags will appear at random points on the map. In this team-based objective, your aim is to bring the flag to your group's assigned area to rack up points.

Oddball

The objective is to pick up and hold a skull for the longest period of time. You'll gain more points the longer you possess the skull.

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Total Control

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Upon a wide-scale map, three regions stick out. As a team, you'll have to fight to gain control of these areas. When all three positions have been captured, your team will earn a single point.

Strongholds

Similar to Total Control, there will be three areas on a map for which your team will fight for control. When two of these regions are under your squad's influence, only then will you start to score points.

Every Halo Infinite Playlist

Each playlist in Halo Infinite has a game mode assigned to certain Halo Infinite maps. These playlists take into consideration the size of maps and differ per option.

Here are all of the playlists available right now and the maps playable for each mode:

Quick Play

  • Slayer - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, Behemoth, Launch Site, Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Capture The Flag - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, and Behemoth.
  • One Flag CTF - takes place on Launch Site only.
  • Oddball - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Strongholds - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
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Bot Bootcamp

  • Slayer - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, Behemoth, Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Capture The Flag - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, and Behemoth.
  • Oddball - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Strongholds - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
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Big Team Battle

  • Slayer - takes place on Fragmentation, Highpower, and Deadlock.
  • Capture the Flag - takes place on Fragmentation, Highpower, and Deadlock.
  • Stockpile - takes place on Fragmentation, Highpower, and Deadlock.
  • Total Control - takes place on Fragmentation, Highpower, and Deadlock.
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Ranked Arena

  • Slayer - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Capture The Flag - takes place on Aquarius, Bazaar, and Behemoth.
  • Oddball - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
  • Strongholds - takes place on Live Fire, Recharge, and Streets.
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343 Industries is going to add many more modes and playlists in the future, so we'll keep adding to this page as we learn more. Meanwhile, if you're finding it hard to complete Halo Infinite's weekly challenges, check out our detailed guide featuring every single tier.