Neither Infinite Halo Neither 343 Industries creators nor assistant developer Certain Affinity have confirmed the existence of the game’s Battle Royale mode, but this week we’ve seen even more assets pop up online that suggest the mode is real and working. continues. Never-before-seen UI assets for the game were shared on social media, which showed different playlist options in “Tatanka” mode, which is said to be the battle royale type mode, along with a description that certainly points a battle royale experience.
HaloHub, an aptly named social account for sharing all things Halo, shared the following image this week which showed several different options that were apparently playlists hosted in any Tatanka mode. We see things like triple and quadruple playlists which would presumably put players in groups of three or four as well as tests for things like a free-for-all mode and something called “3P” which could mean third person.
— HaloHub (@HaloHubGG) August 19, 2022
“Tatanka” is the name that’s usually attached to this supposedly pretty big battle royale experience on its own, but given that no one has confirmed what Tatanka actually is, its purpose isn’t fully known. However, the description at the bottom of the Tatanka playlist image is a pretty clear reflection of what you would usually see when reading about a battle royale.
“Welcome to the Ring,” the description read. “Emerge victorious as the last player standing.”
In case it wasn’t clear enough, “last player standing” certainly looks like a battle royale, and rings or something similar are usually used to denote the playing area in these modes and to keep players moving. But again, we’re still waiting for 343 Industries and Certain Affinity to say something about this rumored and leaked mode.
The latest multiplayer update to the Infinite Halo the creators didn’t reference anything of that nature, but did confirm that a lite version of a battle royale mode was being dropped. This mode is the Last Spartan Standing experience added in Season 2 that apparently didn’t attract enough players to make it worth sticking around.