The next “drop pod” update for Halo Infinite arrives on August 9 and will include a number of features that fans have long requested.
As detailed in a new blog post from 343 Industries, the upcoming drop pod (which is 343’s term for smaller, quality-of-life updates) will allow unlocked visors to be used interchangeably between all armor cores. of the game. That will also apply to all viewers added to the game in the future.
Additionally, some exclusive helmet accessories for specific Mark VII helmets will be able to be used on multiple Mark VII helmets. 343 states that not all Mark VII helmet accessories are interchangeable because 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 update patch notes closer to release.
The armor upgrades will come alongside the much-requested ability to view the game’s multiplayer challenges mid-match 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 he’s working on getting challenge progress to display as it does during a match, but that will come at a later date.
On the playlist side, a ranked doubles playlist will appear along with a team doubles social playlist. The two playlists will be released two weeks after the arrival of the drop pod on August 9. 343 also mentions that it’s laying the groundwork for players to be able to select their matchmaking region for faster seek times in the next update, but that the feature itself is “still some way off.”
Halo Infinite recently wrapped up its first cooperative online campaign test, finally allowing players to explore Zeta Halo with a partner. According to a roadmap published earlier this year, 343 is targeting the end of August for the full feature rollout. After that, an open beta test for the game’s Forge map creation suite is expected to arrive sometime in September. Halo Infinite is currently in the midst of its second multiplayer season, which will end in November.
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