Despite a strong start and seeing over 20 millions total players having played the game across all distribution planforms (Steam included), Halo Infinite seems to be experiencing a pretty dramatic decline in playership. Having once enjoyed sitting in the top spot on Xbox, it currently now sits in sixth place behind Roblox at no.1, then Apex Legends, Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite.
The much anticipated semi-open world shooter, which garnered over 300,000 players on Steam shortly after its November 2021 release, has even fall outside the top 100 on on that platform and sits at no. 117 at present.
The (speculated) reason for this is, simply put, the game's overall quality. Since launch the game has been plagued by a slew of issues, many of them technical ones like framerate issues (at least on PC) in certain gameplay modes like Big Team Battle Mode. Other issues such as overpriced microtransactions and an overall dearth of post-release content have been met with a less-than-satisfactory response by 343 Studios in the eyes of many players.
Will Halo Infinite get back on track and ultimately become the triumphant return-to-form that series fans were so hoping for? Only time will tell.