Halo Infinite Multiplayer has a cheater problem less than two weeks after launch
It's been a little over ten days since Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode was available to the general public across all platforms. 343 Industries decided to tear a page out of other popular Battle Royale titles and made the game free to play. While that does make the game accessible to more players, it also attracts its fair share of shady elements. It seems that the PC version of Halo Infinite already has cheats for it.
Some Reddit and Twitter users posted a video of what appears to be an aimbot in a match. Other users chimed in and said that they, too, had stumbled upon some cheaters in ranked matchmaking. Just how someone managed to develop (and presumably sell) cheats for a ten-day-old game is a mystery. Furthermore, reporting a cheater is a cumbersome process and involves typing up a lengthy report on a web browser. To make matters worse, Xbox players are at an inherent disadvantage against their PC brethren, and the inability to opt out of crossplay makes it worse.
Although Halo Infinite has fared marginally better than Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty: Vanguard, it isn't without faults. Another Reddit user did some quick math and determined that one would have to spend upwards of US$1,000 to unlock all cosmetics from Season 1. None of the aforementioned cosmetics is unlockable by playing the game, so one has no choice to pony up. One can only hope that 343 Industries addresses these problems before Halo Infinite's single-player mode launches on December 8.