Halo Infinite will not feature a Battle Royale mode when it launches. In a post on resetera (via Comicbook), developer 343 Industries’ franchise development director Frank O’Conor says that reports to the contrary aren’t accurate.
O’Conor’s post says that while 343 won’t be talking about launch content until it’s ready, a recent report from Brad Sams - who first revealed that a Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC announcement was on the way - is not accurate. He says that the suggestion that “‘Halo Infinite is launching with/as a Halo battle royale mode’ is not the case.”
O’Conor continued by saying that the team is “interested in big social modes with loads of organic shenanigans,” but not “a blimp full of survivors heading to an island.” He also says that “we are NOT doing this as of now - and no plans to - but battle royale could be made for any of the Halo games in MCC or 5 with some content and scripting additions.”