343 Industries finally comments on the Halo Infinite anti-cheat issue, but that’s not enough to appease angry fans.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer is finally here, and the game has been out for a couple of weeks now in early access. At its core, the title is undeniably good, and it’s hard to dispute that fact.
But where Halo Infinite struggles is its heavy monetization, slow progression, and need for a definitive anti-cheat.
Today, Community Manager John Junyszek finally confirmed that Halo Infinite XP is getting a huge boost as of today. But the 343 Industries team member’s response to the cheating situation is far less helpful, and fans aren’t happy.
Halo Infinite Fans Hate New Anti-Cheat Update
Halo Infinite’s development team has finally addressed the complaints regarding anti-cheat, but fans are more than a little angry.
If you’ve been playing the Free-to-Play title as much as we have, chances are you’ve noticed Halo Infinite’s cheater situation isn’t looking good.
Fans have been waiting for 343 Industries to address the problem for a little while now. But now that the Community Manager is speaking up, it appears that fans were expecting more.
In a recent series of tweets, 343’s John Junyszek discusses the prospect of cheating, calling it “a natural part of supporting a F2P PC game”. But players aren’t happy to hear that cheating is a problem that the development team anticipated, and one that will “never go away entirely.”
“They should use the money they make from selling challenge swaps to pay for an anti-cheat,” Reddit user ajellobean writes.
Right now, Halo fans are so unhappy with the game’s monetization that many Infinite players are boycotting the game’s store.
Halo Players Want Easy Way to Report Infinite Cheaters
It seems that fans also aren’t happy with Junyszek’s request for players to report cheaters using the Halo Support site either. Unfortunately, although a ‘Report Player’ feature tends to be a staple in Multiplayer titles, it’s currently missing from Halo Infinite.
The Community Manager also requests that players submit a video clip of the cheater where possible, annoying fans further.
“Theater mode is buggy as hell so good luck getting that video lol,” another /r/Halo community member states.
Other players point out the futility of going through such an effort to provide evidence against a potential cheater.
Replying to the comment above, another user points out: “Even if the cheater does get banned, they can make a new account in under 5 minutes and hop right back in”
It’s taken Call of Duty Warzone nearly 2 years to get a decent anti-cheat, and the game’s community has suffered because of it. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait as long to see improvement from Halo.
Meanwhile, Fiesta mode is now disappearing from Halo Infinite for several weeks! Here’s when Fiesta will return to Halo Infinite, and what players can expect when it does.
But we’ve got this new Halo Infinite Winter Contingency event to look forward to in the meantime!