Halo Infinite Is Removing Fiesta Mode After Samurai Event, And The Community Is Not Happy

Halo Infinite Is Removing Fiesta Mode After Samurai Event, And The Community Is Not Happy

343 Industries has announced it will remove the Fiesta game mode from Halo Infinite once the current Fractured: Tenrai samurai event concludes. Fiesta, and the Tenrai event, will return to the rotation in January for a second limited-time event.

The news that Fiesta will be removed from the launch-window playlist because it’s tied to an LTE has been met with broad criticism from the game’s community. Following unrest over Halo Infinite‘s aggressive microtransaction model, for many, this could be the final straw.

For Aussies, the Tenrai event will end on Wendesday, December 1 at 2 AM AEDT. Event Pass progress earned during the current Fracture: Tenrai event will carry over each time it reoccurs. So, basically, if you don’t complete it this time, don’t worry. You’ll get another chance to progress when it returns in January.

So, at least players have that going for them. However, it does not address the community complaint at hand, which is that Halo Infinite has so few modes right now. Removing Fiesta, even temporarily, they argue, only hurts the game.

Fiesta is a game mode that gives players a new and random pair of weapons on every respawn. It’s a mode that goes back to Halo 3, and has been popular among sections of the community as a party mode. It’s all about variety, and the thrill of never knowing which weapons your opponents are going to have in hand.

Without Fiesta, Halo Infinite‘s current game modes are Slayer, Oddball, Capture the Flag, and Strongholds. Big Team Game recycles these modes with a larger player count. 343 says more modes are on the way, but the likelihood that any of them will arrive during this first “beta” season seems remote.

Halo Infinite: Season One is slated to run until well into May 2022. You have until December 1 to grind through the Tenrai challenges if you want that skin. After that, you’ll have to wait until after Christmas to continue.

Comments

  • > You have until November 31 to grind through the Tenrai challenges if you want that skin.
    30 days has September, April, June and… hey, wait a minute!

    It’s crazy how promising Infinite is only for 343 to seemingly try to kill good will at every twist and turn. And the next season isn’t until May? Good grief, I thought it was only 3 months post launch!

  • “So, basically, if you don’t complete it this time, don’t worry. You’ll get another chance to progress when it returns in January.”

    It’s not possible to complete it in one week because the game doesn’t give you enough missions. I did every single mission it gave me and only got to around tier 7 of the event battle pass.

  • 343 seem to be going out of their way to ruin this game which is great underneath all the bullshit.

    My 11 year old son, one of their main target audience, has stopped playing. He has the battle pass but even he doesn’t want to play anymore.

    If that becomes the norm then the game has a big big problem.

  • This feels so much like a board of money men dictated the worst possible monetisation model knowing full well it would be lambasted. After they walk it back a little people will be praising how much better the (awful, money grubbing) new system is without realising this was the plan all along.

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