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'Halo: Infinite' Player Count Has Dipped To Concerningly Low Level

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'Halo: Infinite' Player Count Has Dipped To Concerningly Low Level

Halo fans have no shortage of shocking reveals right now. If catching a glimpse of Master Chief’s ass in a recent episode of the Halo TV series wasn’t enough, Halo: Infinite is now trying to steal the thunder. Developed by 343 Industries, last years’ Halo: Infinite released to positive reviews. In our own review, Dean remarked that the game was “a return to form for the series” with “extremely enjoyable” core gameplay.

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That doesn’t seem to be enough to retain the attention of Halo: Infinite’s players though. According to Steam Database, the game has a reported all-time player peak of 272,586, but the number of players within the last day has fallen to just over three percent of that number.

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In the last 24 hours, Halo: Infinite has had a peak number of 8,706 players which is … concerningly low for a new release. It’s currently ranked 171st in terms of the most-played games on Steam. To compare, Halo: The Master Chief Collection - which is seven years older than Halo: Infinite - has a 24-hour player peak of 10,007 which begs the question: What is making Halo: Infinite so forgettable?

We could see these numbers change with the release of Halo: Infinite’s upcoming second season which is set to launch on 3 May, although one of the biggest complaints that surrounded Halo: Infinite’s release was the lack of a co-op campaign, and that’s still not on the way. Yikes.

In a recent blog post, developers 343 Industries explained “The reality is that it’s going to take more time to land a high-quality, full-featured four-player network co-op experience in the massive, wide-open world of Halo: Infinite.” They go on to note that, “The non-linear, wide-open sections of the campaign present some big challenges for split-screen that have taken us more time to solve.”

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We do know that Halo: Infinite’s upcoming season will include a brand new battle pass, two new maps, three new modes, and multiple customisable items, but it could be a little too late to grasp on to its dwindling player base.

Featured Image Credit: Xbox Game Studios

Topics: Halo Infinite, 343 Industries, Halo

Kate Harrold
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