Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

Halo Infinite March 28 Update Brings Stability and Gameplay Improvements

343 Industries released a new update for Halo Infinite on March 28, which addresses various issues and introduces gameplay tweaks. The update is available on all platforms, and the patch notes provide a detailed list of changes, including menu improvements, multiplayer, Forge, and playlist changes.

Some of the key highlights of the update include improved stability when navigating Customization menus on PC and reduced likelihood of experiencing “rubber banding” or “jittering” when interacting with environmental objects on multiplayer maps. The update also brings enhanced stability while respawning in multiplayer matches on Xbox Series X|S consoles, making for a smoother gaming experience.

The Forge mode has received particular attention in this update, with a resolution to a high-impact issue that incorrectly limited the number of Script Brains that could be placed on a map. The Nodegraph Entity limit has been raised from 800 to 2048, allowing players to add more nodes and connections to maps that were functioning during the Winter Update. The complete patch notes can be found below:

Halo Infinite March 28 Patch Notes


  • Improved stability when navigating Customization menus on PC.
  • “Underperforming” will no longer appear under some match statistics on the Post-Game Carnage Report (PGCR) menu.
  • When purchasing the Premium Battle Pass Bundle, the “Confirm Purchase” prompt now correctly reflects that players will receive 100 XP Grants.


  • Players are now less likely to experience “rubber banding” or “jittering” when interacting with various environmental objects on multiplayer maps.
  • Improved stability while respawning in multiplayer matches on Xbox Series X|S consoles.
  • Players on all platforms are now less likely to experience crashes while loading between the main menu and gameplay.
  • On PC, Halo Infinite is now less likely to crash on launch when using non-English keyboard settings.
  • Online matches are now less likely to disconnect all players while playing Escalation Slayer and Covert One Flag.
  • Players are now less likely to experience crashes while playing on Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X consoles.
  • Resolved a crash that occurred when too many navigation and objective indicators were on-screen at once.


Today’s update resolves a high-impact issue that incorrectly limited the number of Script Brains that can be placed on a map. Read the Developer Notes below for additional information on this issue and the fix:

  • What happened: Season 3 added a budget check whenever a player added nodegraph content in order to reduce the incidence of “Dedicated Server Failed to Load” errors.
    • If your map has too many “nodegraph entities” (nodes + connections + properties), this check will prevent you from adding nodes, duplicating nodes, or adding more connections.
    • Based on our own investigation and support tickets, this resulted in a functional global budget of about 200-250 nodes per map after the Season 3 update, which is a pretty low ceiling.
  • What’s changing: This hotfix raises the Nodegraph Entity limit from 800 to 2048.
    • Most players should now be able to add nodes and connections to any map that was functioning during the Winter Update.
    • Maps should be able to comfortably hold scripts with up to 512 nodes before running into the duplication limit or the “Dedicated Server Failed to Load” bug.
  • Please be aware:
    • This budget check was a stopgap for Season 3 until we could add additional Node Graph budgeting elements in a future update.  With this hotfix, we’re choosing to let advanced scripters push the tool, even if it means they’ll hit that frustrating Winter Update bug more frequently.
    • Because we have relaxed the budget checks, maps with many scripts + art content can still experience “Dedicated Server Failed to Load” errors that were present during the Winter Update.
    • In the future, you’ll see this entity limit replaced with actual budget checks against the limits that causes the failure to load bug.

Other resolved issues in this patch include:

  • Players can now consistently load older versions of their Forge maps.
  • When editing a Node Graph in Forge that has multiple scripts starting with event nodes, players can now connect a single node to multiple execution nodes which are connected to different scripts.
  • Primitive sphere objects in Forge that were moved because of the Season 3 update have been restored to their original location.
    • As mentioned in a @HaloSupport tweet, Forge creators who attempted to restore the original position of affected primitive spheres prior to this patch may need to re-adjust the spheres after installing the update.
  • When selecting a map for Forge on PC, selecting a file in the My Bookmarks menu no longer reverts to the previously selected map.
  • When rotating an object in Forge with the Rotation Snap option set to 15 degrees or higher, players can now quickly tap the corresponding directional input rather than holding the directional input.

Thank you to all players who submitted a ticket on these or other in-game issues. Stay tuned to @HaloSupport on Twitter for the latest news on upcoming releases.

Playlist Changes

The Quick Play, Fiesta, and Tactical Slayer matchmaking playlists were also updated on March 28, 2023. The new maps added to the Quick Play and Fiesta playlists were made in Forge by community members. To learn more about these maps and their dedicated playlist, visit the Community Collection Playlist Launch blog on Halo Waypoint.

Quick Play 

  • Added map and mode combinations
    • Capture the Flag (CTF) on Starboard
    • King of the Hill (KOTH) on Salvation
    • Oddball on Starboard
    • One Flag CTF on Salvation
  • Removed map and mode combinations
    • Escalation Slayer on Aquarius
    • Oddball on Empyrean
    • Slayer on Aquarius
    • KOTH on Catalyst


  • Added map and mode combinations
    • Fiesta Slayer on Absolution
    • Fiesta Slayer on Perilous
    • Fiesta Slayer on Salvation
    • Fiesta Slayer on Starboard

Tactical Slayer 

  • Added map and mode combinations
    • Tactical CTF on Bazaar
    • Tactical CTF on Chasm
    • Tactical KOTH on Cliffhanger
    • Tactical KOTH on Recharge
  • Removed map and mode combinations
    • Tactical Slayer Bandit on Recharge
    • Tactical Slayer Sidekick on Cliffhanger
    • Tactical Slayer Sidekick on Detachment
    • Tactical Slayer Sidekick on Empyrean

Known Issue

Alongside this update, the team has added one new issue to our Known Issues list:

  • Saving a map that has 2 or more Script Brains may result in multiple identical saves being created.

For a full list of known issues in Halo Infinite, visit our Known Issues section.

Download Size

  • Xbox consoles: approximately 2.9 GB or less.
  • Microsoft Store app or Xbox app on PC: approximately 2.9 GB or less.
  • Steam: approximately 1.6 GB or less.
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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

One Comment

  1. I literally just started playing Halo INfinite because of swat, or “Tactical Slayer”. I didn’t realize it existed outside of Halo Reach till recently. Now this. I guess I’m not playing Infinite anymore.

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