The new update that hit Halo 5: Guardians this week removes the multiplayer Arena Breakout mode.
The removal was confirmed via Twitter by the game’s multiplayer designer Quinn DelHoyo.
“Team Arena is now Slayer, CTF, and Strongholds. Arena Breakout has been removed. May come back as a Weekend playlist in the future,” he wrote.
No details were given for the removal of the mode other than the official Halo Twitter account stating it was due to “fan feedback.”
Arena Breakout was an experimental mode that, according to 343, “takes Breakout rules, and then merges them with Arena settings on Arena maps, which will feature custom weapon placement for this game type. The result is a fast-paced game of Elimination featuring a Neutral Flag, complete with Breakout player count display and audio, on the maps you’ve come to master since launch.”