Halo Infinite players unhappy with matchmaking system, inside workaround
New updates are added at the bottom of this story …….
The original story (published December 13, 2021) follows:
Halo Infinite, the latest installment in the iconic series, has been available since mid-November. Since then, its actors have pointed out various aspects for improvement in the future.
The Halo saga has always sought to stand out in both offline and multiplayer play. However, not all players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) like Halo Infinite online mode.
According to several reports, the matchmaking system in Halo Infinite is not functioning properly. Apparently they are rarely assigned to a server that gives them a good experience (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, seven).
Halo Infinite matchmaking allocates remote servers, causing high ping
In-game matchmaking is “horrible” according to many players. This is because it would not be able to offer the most optimal servers based on location.
The first noticeable consequence of the problem with the matchmaking system is that Halo Infinite players suffer from very high ping rates. This is an obvious disadvantage in competitive matches.
I live in Eastern Europe and there is a big problem with the ping in this game. Basically here in the evening and at night the game is literally unplayable. The ping goes up to 100 and I can’t play multiplayer at all. It’s normal during the day because they keep putting me on European servers, but when you guys, who are from the US, you wake up all it does is put me on American servers.
I mean, in general the ping in this game is really weird. If it goes up to 60, it becomes unplayable.
In addition, the game does not allow you to choose the server on which you want to play. Thus, the player must be satisfied with the assigned server.
Other reported server issues
That said, these aren’t the only issues reported in the online mode of the game. Apparently there are issues with the servers as well.
According to reports, many Halo Infinite players are unable to enter or find matches, suffer from sudden disconnections, get stuck at the loading screen, and even get stuck.
These game servers are some of the worst I’ve ever been to
I AM DISCONNECTED FROM EACH OTHER GAME. Bro wtf is this, half the time I can’t search for a game, I have to reboot multiple times because it won’t work at all. Several times after a match, the game closes completely, disconnecting in the middle of the match. I have never had such serious problems with any other game. Virtually unplayable.
Official recognition and workarounds
The developers of Halo Infinite are aware of the issues with the matchmaking system. They reveal that they have made some changes to the servers to try to alleviate the issue and recommend restarting the game.
But, there are players who still suffer from the problems. However, some have reported a workaround that fixes the problem: blocking remote or lagging servers.
For PC players, the process is simpler thanks to software that allows you to select the servers that the player wants to block. You can download the program from this link.
But, on Xbox, it takes a little more work, since you have to block the servers manually. To do this, the process is as follows:
At the end of the previous screenshot, you can find the IP addresses corresponding to each server. So you can block the furthest or the most late, and they won’t be assigned to you.
To conclude, if new developments related to this matter arise, we will update this article to keep you informed.
Update 1 (December 14)
4:12 p.m. (IST): Halo support on Twitter Assured players that they are constantly investigating reports of matchmaking errors when researching Big Team Battle in Halo Infinite.
Update 2 (December 16)
4:41 p.m. (IST): Halo Support announcement that the Big Team Battle will be temporarily reduced to 10v10 from 12v12 to help developers monitor its impact on the issue.
PiunikaWeb started out as an investigative technology journalism website, focusing primarily on “breaking” or “exclusive” news. In no time at all, our stories were picked up by Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors and many more. Would you like to know more about us? Head here.