Halo Infinite Big Team Battle has been in disarray for more than a month at this point, with many players still unable to get into any games. Following an ineffective hotfix last week, players can expect the next Big Team Battle update to drop in Halo Infinite as soon as next week.
It is a shame that the Big Team Battle playlist has encountered so much trouble since the game's launch. 343 Industries was able to crank Halo Infinite's Big Team Battle up to 12v12 combat, dramatically increasing the game's scale from the unobtrusive 8-person teams from past games. Going back to the center of December, players have been unable to consistently line into Big Team Battle matches, the servers constantly failing and booting players from their entryways. 343 Industries released a hotfix a couple of weeks back that should address these issues, yet it was sadly ineffective at restoring matchmaking administrations.
In an update to Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries gives new details about when players can expect the next Halo Infinite Big Team Battle fix. 343 Industries Community Manager Unyshek explains that by using the data from the last hotfix, the team was able to create an update that "should address the center issue impacting the BTB playlist." They explain that the team has done some play-testing and plans to send the form off for certification in the coming days. While there are a couple of more internal strides after certification that should be taken before the update is ready for the general population, Unyshek estimates the update could be ready by Thursday, February 3.
This timeline of occasions is really consistent with Halo Infinite's past updates. For example, Halo Infinite's ineffective BTB update was announced under a week prior to it appeared in game, with Halo Support revealing it on Friday, January 14, and it ultimately appearing the following Thursday.
With other ongoing issues in Halo Infinite like monetization and player customization, Big Team Battle being down and out is not great, but rather other game modes have kept players occupied. The arrival of Fiesta in addition to the arrival of games like Tactical Slayer and Attrition have assisted the game with maintaining healthy player counts despite being down one of its most popular modes.
Ideally with this update, 343 Industries will have definitively snuffed out whatever bug has been plaguing Halo Infinite BTB matchmaking. For everybody that got the game over the holidays, they may finally have the option to evaluate Halo Infinite's largest game mode.