Infinite Halo The glitchy, super-powered “tank gun” will be added to the game’s campaign in an upcoming update, developer 343 Industries announced on Friday.
The Tank Gun is an extremely powerful weapon – essentially a portable version of a Scorpion tank’s gun that has unlimited ammo – and has been popular with speedrunners and as a way to make the game much easier. But even if you have to know exactly where to look to find the weapon (invisible by the way), areola Senior community manager John Junyszek said in April that 343 would remove the “tank gun glitch” alongside the game’s second season, released on May 3. This move wasn’t very popular with the community, and it seems there was some backlash when 343 decided to bring back the Tank Gun.
343 will also add some skill jumps to the game’s multiplayer maps. Hard-to-make jumps (like the “Pizza” jump) might give players an edge in a heated battle, but it looks like they might have in a way the developers hadn’t intended.
“We initially identified these jumps as falling into a few categories: places where the environment poorly communicated traversal options in the game world, places that created an imbalance in combat, or a combination of the two,” Junyszek said Friday. in the Halo. Waypoint forums.
343 made a few changes that removed some skill jumps with the Season 2 patch, but community outcry was strong enough that 343 considered adding a lot. “Players made it clear that our analysis of these jumps was unfocused, and we appreciate the feedback,” Junyszek said.
Junyszek reported last week that 343 Industries was considering changes in response to player feedback following the season’s launch. “We saw feedback on changes that impacted various multiplayer jumps and campaign speedrun strategies,” Junyszek said on May 5. “We’re not at the point yet where we can promise anything, but we want to be transparent and say we’re taking feedback seriously and looking at options internally.”
Halo Infinite creative director Joseph Staten also acknowledged the complaints. “Hey Spartans, this has been a hectic week,” Staten said, quote-tweeting Junyszek. “That was definitely not our goal.”
Junyszek on Friday didn’t provide a specific date for the new update, but it looks like it could be coming soon. “Our team has been working hard to get as much of this update as possible as quickly as possible, but we still have a few steps to go before we can release it into the wild,” he said. “We will share more information about the specific release time of this update in the coming days.”
Inversions are just the last speed bumps for Infinite Halo, which has had a rough ride since its release late last year. And let’s just wait for some key features to be added to the game; 343 announced last month that it is targeting a late August release for the online co-op campaign and a September release for an open beta of Forge Mode.