Halo Infinite’s next major update will enhance mask customization and reintroduce fan-favorite doubles playlists from previous Halo games 343 Industries Announce Via Halo Waypoint Friday. The update, dubbed August Drop Pod, will hit the game next week on August 9th.
The update will allow players to equip any visor they get on any helmet, regardless of the armor core used. Mark VII helmets will also be more customizable, as you can use certain Mark VII accessories on all Mark VII helmets.
Additionally, the update will finally add a highly requested doubles playlist to the game, with ranked and non-ranked variants scheduled to arrive next week. The developer has suggested that it will keep an eye on the “health” of the new ranked playlists after they roll out, and further teased that more ranked playlists may be added in the future, depending on how well existing playlists perform.
For those looking to remove some of the challenges, the update will also include an improved quality of life: being able to see the challenges in the game. If you pause the game, you can now see your ongoing challenges while playing. 343 also suggested that the update would lay some groundwork for adding a “region selection” feature, but also reiterated that the feature wasn’t quite ready to roll out yet.
In the nine months since Halo Infinite’s multiplayer launch, the game has seen numerous updates, including the addition of the semi-battle royale playlist Last Spartan Standing. The event has also seen quite a few improvements, with recent web tests allowing players to try out the game’s co-op activities and mission replay features.