Today's update may have actually made things worse for other game types.
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Last week, 343 Industries said that they hoped to release an update this week that they hoped would address the ongoing matchmaking issues with the Big Team Battle mode. Well, that update was released today and it did not help. In fact, today's update seems to have made matchmaking issues crop up in the other game modes that weren't there previously.

For those unaware, players have been having some major issues with connecting to and remaining connected to Big Team Battle matches in Halo Infinite. This started after an update dropped back in early December 2021 and has persisted through the new year. Fans had hoped that today's update would finally ease their pain, but that just isn't the case.

343 is aware that today's update did not fix the Big Team Battle issues and have released a statement as to what is going on.

Hey everyone - The Hotfix was deployed at 10AM PT today for Xbox and PC and included a fix for an issue with Oddball but also was hoped to address the ongoing matchmaking issues affecting Big Team Battle.

Unfortunately it looks like today’s patch did not fully resolve the BTB matchmaking problems. The team is continuing to investigate and while we believe there may be some minor improvements, matchmaking is still not working as expected.

Many people worked hard to get this fix out the door and it’s naturally very disappointing we’re not seeing the desired and expected results. We know this is an ongoing source of frustration and the team will continue to work towards a resolution.

We’ll continue to provide updates as we have them. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this issue.

The aforementioned grants of 5 XP boosts and Challenge Swaps also went live at 10AM today. Log in any time between now and 10AM PT on Feb. 16 and they’ll be automatically added to your inventory.
343 community director Brian Jarrard also says that they are considering removing all Big Team Battle related Battle Pass challenges until the mode is properly fixed.