343 Industries Head of Creative, Joseph Staten has confirmed that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will add more weapons over time.
During a recent quick-fire interview with Game Informer, Staten recently spoke about the number of weapons in Halo Infinite’s current multiplayer mode, confirming to fans that more weapons will be coming to the game in due course.
When asked whether or not Halo fans have seen everything there is to see from Halo Infinite’s armory, Staten’s response was pretty definitive. “The answer is a resounding ‘no you have not’,” he confirmed before stating that it was a “pretty safe bet” to assume that more weapons would be coming to the game as time goes on.
Unfortunately, due to the rapid-fire nature of the interview, Staten’s answers on the topic were brief and gave little other details away. While it may come as little surprise to fans that Infinite’s multiplayer will expand upon its selection of weapons moving forward, Staten also hinted that the game may feature a number of secret weapons similar to that of Halo 2’s Scarab gun moving forward. “If I told you, they wouldn’t be secrets now would they?” said the 343 partner when questioned on the topic.
Elsewhere in the interview, Staten said that the team planned to add more content to the game season-by-season, aside from quick fixes. That means the earliest we can expect new weapons to play with in multiplayer to be with Season 2, starting in May 2022.
It’s not clear what weapons could be added to multiplayer from here on out – although the game is missing some from previous Halo entries. There’s also the possibility of seeing weapon variants appear, given that we’ve already seen them in the Campaign mode. During our hands-on preview, we were able to find rare and unique weapons such as the Backdraft Cindershot – a slight variation on the regular Cindershot launcher – hidden away in secret rooms guarded by the Banished, or held by open world bosses. It would be interesting to see some of those pop up in multiplayer modes too.
Elsewhere in the interview, Staten spoke briefly about the unfortunate Brute, Craig, who last year became a meme following his brief and ungainly cameo in a Halo Infinite gameplay trailer. “Craig has gone through what you might call a glow-up,” he says. “If you play Infinite, you might realize that Craig has gone in a different career direction.” To find out more about Craig’s new career path, make sure to check out this article detailing the first Halo Infinite Craig Easter Egg to be found within the game.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.