343 Industries could be the latest FPS developer to hop on the battle royale bandwagon. As spotted by a user on the ResetEra forums, data miners who have dug deep into the files for Halo Infinite’s ongoing technical multiplayer preview have uploaded a voice clip of the classic Halo announcer saying “battle royale.” The implication, of course, is that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer could include some sort of battle royale game mode. Similar to Call of Duty: Warzone and other games that leverage this type of crowded gameplay, Halo Infinite’s battle royale mode would presumably let players suit up as Spartans and take on countless other cybernetically enhanced soldiers on a big map until there’s only one left standing. Halo Infinite’s battle royale mode could be an interesting change of pace from the franchise’s usual multiplayer modes, which include Slayer and Big Team Battle.
The presence of the clip within Halo Infinite’s files isn’t necessarily proof that a battle royale mode is in the works. It could be audio left over from cancelled content, or it could be related to something different entirely. However, battle royale would appear to be a good fit for Halo Infinite, especially given that like many popular genre entries its multiplayer mode will be totally free to play and available on multiple Xbox consoles, PC and via cloud streaming on mobile devices.