The next “drop pod” update for Halo Infinite arrives on August 9 and will include a number of features that fans have been asking for for a long time.
As detailed in a new 343 Industries blog postthe upcoming drop pod (which is 343’s term for smaller, quality-of-life-focused updates) will allow unlocked visors to be used interchangeably between all armor cores in the game. will also apply to all visors added to the game in the future.
In addition, certain helmet accessories exclusive to specific Mark VII helmets will be able to be worn on multiple Mark VII helmets. 343 states that not all Mark VII helmet mounts are interchangeable as many were made specifically for certain helmets, but those that fit other helmets well will now be usable. A full list of all helmet and accessory combinations will come with the official patch notes for the update closer to release.
Along with the armor updates will come the much-requested ability to view in-game in-game multiplayer challenges from the pause screen. However, challenge progress when viewed from the pause screen will not update in real time, as Halo Infinite currently calculates challenges at the end of a match. 343 says it is working to ensure challenge progress is displayed as it occurs during a match, but that will come at a later date.
On the playlist side, a Doubles ranked playlist will come with a Team Doubles social playlist. Both playlists will go live two weeks after the August 9 repository module arrives. 343 also mentions that it’s laying the groundwork for players to be able to select their matchmaking region for faster research times in the next update, but that the feature itself is “still a while away”.
Halo Infinite recently concluded its first online campaign co-op test, finally allowing players to explore Zeta Halo with a partner. According to a roadmap released earlier this year, 343 is targeting late August for the full feature release. After that, an open beta test for the game’s Forge map-making suite is slated to arrive in September. Halo Infinite is currently in the middle of its second multiplayer season, which is set to end in November.
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