It is a big problem for Halo that Halo Infinite multiplayer includes robots. It’s the first version of the 20-year-old series, aside from the PvE Firefight mode that debuted with Halo ODST and bots in a unique Halo 5 game mode called Warzone, which was great in theory but also full of microtransactions. Robots available in all multiplayer modes make Halo newcomers able to practice against easier opponents, and players who love Capture the Flag but don’t want to deal with other humans online can only stop. I was expecting all of this to go into Infinity's technical test, but I didn't expect the bot's names to make me laugh out loud.
I didn't really care that Infinity robots even had names, but it makes sense a posteriori. The marker would be pretty off with human names on one side and "Bot 1" "Bot 2" "Bot 3" "Bot 4" on the other. 343 Industries could also have gone by Halo series character names, but they did something much better, bringing together an eclectic set of philosophers and historical figures, deep-cut film references, and what I guess are jokes, but they work for me anyway.
Although some of these robots are called very intelligent people, they are not geniuses on the battlefield. On Friday, 343 Industries increased the difficulty, but robots will continue to be a breeze for the average Halo player. Another difficulty in climbing the pole can be a decent challenge. So far they are competent, for the most part, but sometimes they become a little … confused.
Still, these names: they’re great. It’s better than 99% of gamertags, of course.
These are my favorite Halo Infinite robots so far. I look forward to learning more.
Philosophers and historical figures
- 343 Parfit
- 343 Locke
- 343 Hume
- 343 Aloysius
- 343 Hobbes
Foods and movies that can also be completely different references
The crazy ones
- 343 Free money
- 343 Ritzy
- 343 Beard
- 343 Hundy