Halo Infinite: April 5 Update Changes Sudden Death Rules for CTF

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Some really interesting changes have been implemented in the latest update for Halo Infinite, particularly to Capture the Flag (CTF) and Stockpile matches.

CTF Changes

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a popular multiplayer game mode in Halo Infinite, where two teams try to outscore each other by capturing the other team’s flag and returning it to their base. By default, the first team to score three flags wins the match.

Back then, if one team was still holding the other team’s flag at the end of the time limit, the game would go to Sudden Death. The flag should either be returned to its original post or be taken to the flag carrier’s base to win during Sudden Death.

The game’s latest update changed the Sudden Death rules for CTF. Now, Sudden Death will only start when the round timer expires and an outcome-affecting flag is away from the base. For example, if the Cobra team is winning 1-0 and its flag is away, this will trigger Sudden Death.

In addition, the timer pauses if any outcome-affecting flag is contested and will reset if the flag is picked up again. Finally, when all outcome-affected flags are returned to their respective spots, Sudden Death will be removed and the round ends.

The above rules apply to normal and overtime rounds in the Arena and Ranked variants of Capture the Flag, both in multiplayer and custom games.

Other Notable Changes

If you’re new to Halo Infinite, you may find yourself playing in Stockpile matches from time to time. This is a game mode that pops up randomly in big team battles (BTB), and the objective is to collect Power Seeds and bring them to your base to score points.

The April 5 patch implements a pretty significant change in that Power Seeds will no longer spawn in unreachable areas of the map. Now, if the developers could only make this a more permanent game mode, that would be great!

Aside from that, devs added improvements to joining Fireteams and accepting invites from a suspended state on Xbox consoles.

The update is relatively small at 1.3 GB and is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

So, what can you say about the Sudden Death rule changes in CTF?

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