There are 14 multiplayer modes hidden in Halo Infinite for PC players.
Though the secret modes can only be seen by players accessing the playlist offline – which sounds counter-intuitive, given Halo Infinite is an online multiplayer shooter – players can save and share the playlists, which then makes them playable online.
The 14 additional modes – which brings the full playlist up to 31 different modes, including Elimination and the SWAT-like Tactical Slayer – include some brand new ones, including Attrition, in which you play with a battle royale closing circle, reviving fallen squaddies and boosting your team’s respawns.
“Fun fact: If you launch Infinite offline, you can access the modes currently unavailable,” WickedSoldier991 wrote on Reddit (thanks, PC Gamer). “If you go online after, you can save them for yourself. Attrition, Tactical, and Fiesta’s other modes.
“If anyone’s having trouble getting the modes, add me and try to access my file share to get them. If that doesn’t work, [let me know] and I’ll try to host some customs with people and pass the mode around that way.”
The full list of the secret modes is as follows:
- Arena: Attrition
- Arena: Attrition Dodgeball
- Arena: Elimination
- Fiesta: Attrition
- Fiesta: CTF
- Fiesta: One Flag CTF
- Fiesta: Strongholds
- Ranked: Elimination
- Ranked: One Flag
- Tactical: Slayer
- Tactical: Slayer Commandos
- Tactical: Slayer Manglers
- Tactical: Slayer Sidekicks
- Tactical: Slayer Stalker Rifles
As yet, it doesn’t seem as though these modes can be accessed on Xboxes – sorry, console players – but I’ll let you know if that changes.
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