The multiplayer of Halo Infinite is available, as often in competitive games, in quick games and in classified parts. It is in the firsts, which do not represent a major stake for the most invested players, that a bug appears intermittently. Indeed, during fast games, free slots are occupied by bots, replaced by players joining the battle. As AI has been praised for its behavior, this is, in principle, not a problem. Where the shoe pinches is that many players have noticed that these bots, which usually appear with the 343 prefix, do not always disappear after the arrival of new players.
In other words, a numerical imbalance is established during the games, interfering with the smooth running of the matches. In some parts, Kotaku found the presence of 5 to 6 Spartans while there should only be four per squad. Depending on the game mode, facing a larger number of opponents can be an advantage, or make the game almost unplayable. In Assassin, facing bots in addition to players can increase the score faster.
But in objective games, especially Bases, it becomes very difficult to win, the principle being to occupy the field as much as possible to accumulate points. For now, we do not know when the problem will be corrected and whether 343 Industries is working on it or not. In general, a bug is easier to identify and therefore to resolve if it is systematic. Here it seems touch the parts randomly, in fact complicating the task of those ensuring the proper functioning of the game. Let us recall that 343 Industries has already changed the progression system of the game, making the games more generous in experience points, and balancing a number of challenges. What’s more, several game modes have recently been added to the title, bringing more variety.