Halo Infinite Season 1 has been a rollercoaster ride so far. On the one hand, it delivers an incredibly polished and satisfying shooter experience. On the other hand, there are progression and monetization issues, not to mention the sheer lack of new and meaningful content.
343 Industries are keenly aware of the many issues that currently plague Halo Infinite, and are working on releasing new content and fixes for the game. The company just dropped a 1.3 GB mid-season update that focuses primarily on making some quality-of-life changes to the game. With that said, here's everything that's included in Halo Infinite's April patch.
Halo Infinite April 2022 patch notes
The 1st April Halo Infinite mid-season patch update fixes a number of problems in a variety of game modes. It's an important time for the game developers to have the title performing at its peak as the Halo TV series has been off to a great start.
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Both Multiplayer and Campaign (singleplayer) have changes on hand as 343 attempts to clean up the title. Here are all the details on the patch notes for dedicated Halo Infinite players to dig into.
- Improved cheat detection and other anti-cheat improvements.
- Sound effects for receiving damage as well as enemy footsteps and gunfire are now louder in multiplayer's audio mix.
- The Combat Sensor's range has increased from 18 meters to 24 meters in Big Team Battle (BTB).
- Added new telemetry to help our developers gather more information on shot registration issues. Read the development team's in-depth analysis of these issues and their plans for future mitigations: Halo Infinite's Online Experience.
- After receiving a matchmaking ban, players can select the Play button in any matchmaking playlist to see when their ban will end. This expiration time will be in the MM/DD/YY format and PT time.
- The Optimal Polish Initiated armor coating is now available for all players who have submitted a valid code on Halo Waypoint.
- Players standing on destroyed vehicles will no longer experience stuttering or desyncs.
- Matchmaking playlists now reflect accurate Estimated Wait times.
- The Post-Game Carnage Report (PGCR) will now reflect the correct winning team after online matches.
- First-person animations, including reloading and clambering, now appear smoother at all framerates.
- The following sound effects are louder in the audio mix for both multiplayer and campaign:
- Enemies throwing grenades
- The Needler's supercombine
- Player Ravager completing its charge
- Multiple improvements to Quick Resume on Xbox Series X|S consoles including increased reliability of reconnecting to Halo Infinite's multiplayer and customization services. Players who have purchased Halo Infinite's campaign digitally should also see less prompts to purchase Campaign after using Quick Resume.
- Players who did not receive an Achievement after completing its requirements should see it unlock after updating and launching Halo Infinite.
- Improvements to Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) output on Xbox Series X|S consoles.
- Color accuracy improvements when playing on a PC with an AMD GPU and FreeSync capable monitor(s).
- Stability improvements for Xbox One consoles.
- Launching Halo Infinite with an out-of-date PC graphics driver will now direct players to download Halo Support's recommended drivers.
- PCs with Intel Integrated Graphics hardware may experience less graphical corruptions.
- Improvements to Campaign's save system to prevent data loss.
- Interactive items, such as uncollected audio logs and ammo crates, now have their intended sound and visual effects after completing the Campaign's final mission.
- The description of Forerunner Artifacts now appears correctly when playing in a language other than English.
This update includes one new known issue:
- The Bot Bootcamp matchmaking playlist has an inaccurate Estimated Wait time. Actual wait times may vary but should be much shorter than the listed Estimated Wait.
These are all the changes thus far in Halo Infinite's April 2022 patch. Make sure to check our dedicated Halo section for more news, guides, and features.
Featured image courtesy of 343 Industries.