Important Halo Infinite multiplayer ranking fixes coming on February 22

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  • Halo Infinite players have a lot to look forward to towards the end of the month.
  • 343 Industries announced that it will be releasing a patch for other online issues.
  • The fix is designed for some ranking problems that were apparently long overdue.
  • Developers stated that they intend to start rolling out the patch on February 22.
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Much has been said about Halo Infinite since it came out late last year, although it continues to be a fan favorite, with over 20 million gamers, especially among those who’ve played the entire series.

And even though some players have started calling it boring, 343 Industries are doing everything in their power to keep the game alive and free of any bugs or cheats.

Lately, a lot of players have criticized the ranking system and developers are issuing a patch next week with some important changes.

Ranking fixes and improvements coming soon to Halo Infinite

According to Halo Waypoint, developers have actually been studying player ranks and ranked matchmaking since release.

This upcoming update is supposed to address issues like rank inflation, inaccurate skill gauging, uneven player skill, and more.

Thus, since the system was placing players too high, every player will likely find themselves one tier lower after this update. Please keep in mind that this is not due to an error in the new system, but an error in the old one. 

The 343 team also mentioned that, typically, after you complete your placement matches, your CSR is a little lower than where the system thinks you’ll end up after playing for a while.

For those who remember, this also happened in Halo 5 because it helps start each rank reset (typically during a Season rollover) off fresh and provides players room to progress their CSR rank.

And, since ranks are being reset in the middle of the season, this will be reduced to help make sure you have a shorter climb after your placement matches.

When the game was released, Diamond 1 was the highest CSR players could land at after completing their 10 placement matches.

Now, since 343 Industries is resetting ranks in the middle of the season, they also aim to reduce the disruption it may cause by raising this to Diamond 5.

However, this will not affect most players, but it will mean Onyx players will spend less time in Diamond since the system already knows that they are likely an Onyx player.

The company also mentioned that it’s aiming to have all the updates and rank reset happen on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 22.

What other issues have you spotted and think are in urgent need of fixing? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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