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Halo Infinite Cyber Showdown Challenges Make Players Lose Games

Many Halo Infinite players are fed up with the Cyber Showdown event thanks to the challenges that are making players lose matches!

Halo Infinite players are always looking forward to new in-game events to spice up the game’s multiplayer mode. Luckily there are plenty in store!

Recently, Cyber Showdown kicked off 6 weeks of non-stop events in Halo Infinite and it has been a hit so far. In fact, many players think that Cyber Showdown is the best event yet.

Despite this, it isn’t all perfect. Some players are complaining that the challenges are causing them to lose games. But why?

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Halo Infinite Cyber Showdown Challenges Ruin Team Game Modes

Following players asking for Cyber Showdown challenges to be separate from the Battle Pass, a new kind of complaint has now been flooding in.

Players on the Halo Infinite subreddit are complaining about what the challenges are asking players to do. Luckily, it’s not that the Halo Infinite weekly challenges are too difficult again, but they are ruining games in a different way.

This is probably one of the reasons why the Halo Infinite player count continues to drop despite limited-time events.

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The post says that Cyber Showdown forces players to be selfish rather than collaborative in order to complete the challenges. This is a good point considering what players are tasked to do.

Using melee attacks or a specific weapon as well as waiting for teammates to die so you can revive them in Attrition all force players to play in a way that doesn’t benefit the team. In turn, this means that trying to complete challenges could end up making your team lose the entire match.

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While this isn’t the end of the world, players hope that the challenges in upcoming Halo Infinite events like the leaked Tactical Ops are more team-based. This will mean players can still try to unlock all of the items without costing their team!

Meanwhile, one extremely frustrating issue has just gotten a lot worse over the past week. Since the January 19 update, players have been reporting way more lag spikes and server issues in Halo Infinite.

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Wednesday 26th of January 2022

This is dumb as hell. It’s not forcing anyone to do anything. Jus play the damn game enjoy yourself & jump at opportunities when you see them. This is childish as hell. I was playing Rainbow6 Extraction yesterday. Had a study challenge to get a kill on a certain enemy type by shooting it’s weak spot. It’s weak spot is easier to shoot while prone. I see this enemy type go into prone to jump at the opportunity & immediately got flooded by other enemies I didn’t take the time to see cause I was hasty…& died while trying to get outta prone. Guess the game made me do it it’s the devs fault that I died. Stfu everyone & grow up.

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Wait wait wait... The challenge to revive teammates is there to get people to actually do it because I've played tons of games in the event and nobody was reviving and revives bring wins.

Second, use the AR for a kill? That should just happen naturally fairly often even if you pop shields and drop the weapon and kill with the AR. Dropping is instant. It's also a challenge to help increase player skill since there are more powerful weapons around.

Killing with melee attacks? You serious about this one? Half the kills in any given match are usually melee.

This is just more of the same whining for no reason. People seem to forget the gameplay is fantastic and cosmetics shouldn't be the main reason you're playing...

I have a friend who didn't buy the battlepass so he's just a default Spartan even though he has plenty of event unlocks. He's got like 900 matches into the game and counting.

Why can't people just enjoy a really fun game and a return to form yet still modern release of Halo?

LASTLY when you're playing with randoms the chances of there being any team work is insanely low... People don't talk, they don't tag areas where the other team is or tag an enemy so everyo

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Crap my finger slipped..

Tag an enemy so everyone knows where they are. Everyone just splits up at the start of a match and even if say... I follow one of my team mates to watch their back and I save them multiple times they never return the favor. They just run off.

So if the reddit wants people to play as a team they should start communicating. It's still easy to mute and report any mic abusers...


Player counts can't be counted properly. Steam users can be counted but that number doesn't include people on Xbox or people using the Xbox win store version of the game.

With cross play titles people need to stop using steam as the defacto metric. I have a 3080ti FTW3 Ultra in my PC but I play on series x more often than PC simply because it's quicker and easier.

Of course if I'm playing campaign you can bet your last penny it will be on PC.


Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Who cares? It's not ranked, doesn't matter if you lose does it?

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

@Bluntdawg666, nope, not at all.


Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Can absolutely confirm. Get 20 kills with the sidekick? Congratulations we're gonna lose. Yes, I realize I have a cinder shot, and there's 3 of them, but maybe with a grenade dropping their shields I can get some progress towards this shit challenge that's taking up a slot in my challenge window. It's actually just not fun, but since it's a limited time event, I feel like I have to play. I've even gotten 2 kickflips challenges at the same time, which was absolutely dreadful. Naturally my team has lost a ton of times thanks to me just trying to get this garbage challenge over with. It's actually not fun and the result has simply been me playing less Halo.

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

@Matt, seriously? I can get 20 kills with the sidekick in 2 matches.

As long as you time bloom right you can kill someone in seconds and without reloading.


Tuesday 25th of January 2022

All weekly challenges had had these. I haven't noticed anything different this event. Why they crying?