Xbox and PC console players are losing interest in Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer due to a lack of content and problems with its micropayments and servers.

Despite the fact that Halo Infinite became the biggest launch of the saga with more than 20 million players, the retention of players on the servers of its free-to-play multiplayer mode has suffered a drastic decline since its launch at the end of 2021 until today. Everything points to the fact that the main reason for this disinterest on the part of players has to do with the lack of content, the absence of more customization options and problems ranging from the prices of its microtransactions to matchmaking issues.

Regarding these last controversial points, it is important to note that from 343 Industries have released several update patches to adjust the prices of cosmetic content and fix different problems related to the matchmaking of some modes, although it seems that it has not been enough to attract the attention of users again. The development studio has also been releasing several patches to fix the experience gain system and reduce the requirements of some challenges, although new content, such as the cooperative campaign, will take some time to arrive as the company needs more time to prepare its roadmap.

Halo Infinite is no longer among the top five most played titles on Xbox (it finds itself in sixth place behind Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone or Grand Theft Auto V) and on Steam it oscillates between 10,000 and 20,000 simultaneous players, considerably lower numbers compared to the first month of launch and which evidence the player retention problems the game is suffering. The presence of numerous technical bugs ranging from unstable frame rates per second to texture glitches, along with server issues, are other reasons why PC players have abandoned the title.

It’s certainly a shame that a game with such polished gameplay and potential is losing player interest. Let’s hope that 343 Industries manages to fix most of its bugs in the coming months and that new modes are added, as well as the promised co-op mode for the campaign and Forge, the map creation tool.


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