So I hopped on today to finally play the campaign with my wife, my buddy, and his wife. I fire it up and it steadfastly refuses to display across my entire NV Surround display. I can get it there in windowed mode, but it’s not the right resolution, and refuses to set my resolution scale above 66% in any aspect ratio over 16x9. I’d still be angry if the game at least centered itself in my display, but it’s squished across 2 of the 3 monitors and therefore completely unplayable with a giant bezel down the middle of my reticle. The only way I can get the game remotely playable is by forcing an undersized 16x9 window on a single monitor.
Every single other game I play behaves perfectly fine in 48x9. Halo Infinite worked perfectly fine until this update as well. Game developers mastered the art of letting the user select the correct resolution and aspect ratio sometime in the 90s, and I’m extremely confused as to why we’ve abandoned that concept in favor of systems like this that break so easily. I’ve restarted my Surround display multiple times, restarted my PC, and even attempted to edit the game’s config file, which just overwrites my changes with what the game thinks is best every time I press play. I was extremely excited about being able to run through the campaign with my friends and family, like I have with every previous Halo title, but that excitement is going to wear off pretty quickly if the game remains unplayable, especially due to the devs deciding that they know better than the player as far as settings are concerned.
My suggested solution would be to allow players to force an aspect ratio and resolution. There’s literally no reason that that option shouldn’t be available, and I can think of several downsides of NOT having it. I’d also settle for a hotfix to correct this issue, or some tech support from devs or the community on how to solve this issue. I paid $240 for this AAA title (copies for me and my friends/family) to play co-op, sat and waited for a year for it to be available, and the update that finally adds co-op completely breaks the game on my setup. Please fix this ASAP.
Specs (if they’ll help):
Ryzen 9 5900X
32GB G-Skill DDR4-3400
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3
3x Samsung C27HG7x @144Hz (NV Surround 7680x1440)
Geforce Game Ready Driver Version 526.86
Windows 10 Home 21H1