In a Halo Infinite multiplayer overview, the devs revealed that battle passes never expire and won’t feature loot boxes – rewards will be earned.
In a post-reveal multiplayer overview, Halo Infinite devs revealed that battle passes will never expire and won’t contain loot boxes. Microsoft’s massive E3 2021 showcase finally unveiled Halo Infinite, and it was confirmed that the game’s multiplayer functionality will be entirely free, save for microtransactions through battle passes. Though players were quick to sigh in frustration, the Halo Infinite devs explained that the in-game store will only feature cosmetic upgrades, and battle passes that feature skins and exclusive customization options. In a multiplayer overview from the Halo devs, the team announced that player-purchased battle passes won’t expire and players can continue to progress through them, even when the next battle pass releases.
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Microsoft’s E3 showcase was filled with back-to-back heavy hitters such as Back 4 Blood, Starfield, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart Of Chernobyl. One of the most notable reveals was the in-depth look at Halo Infinite, the next installment to the beloved FPS franchise. After its initial announcement, Halo Infinite received rocky feedback regarding its graphics. The game was delayed due to Covid-19 affecting the development process, and as such, the team got more time to enhance the visuals and now the game looks better than ever. Halo’s E3 showcase was quick to drum up plenty of excitement from fans, and news of a free-to-play multiplayer experience likely has some players on the edge of their seats.
Revealed in the Halo Infinite Multiplayer Overview, the free-to-play Halo experience will offer battle passes with no expiration date, meaning players have all the time in the world to earn their rewards, even after the next battle pass releases. Those battle passes will also not feature loot boxes, which makes every reward with the battle pass earnable through gameplay, rather than luck. The devs also announced that each battle pass will have exclusive rewards, which won’t be purchasable through Halo Infinite’s in-game store.
As far as free-to-play multiplayer microtransactions go, the Halo Infinite battle pass system seems among the best, and least controversial. With no pay-to-win features, players should be ecstatic at a free-to-play Halo multiplayer. Though there is a pay-to-skin system, it seems tailored to fans of the franchise, allowing for in-depth Spartan customization and unlockable rewards exclusive to the battle pass. This will make it more rewarding when certain skin customizations are unlocked, since other players can’t simply purchase them from the store.
In the video, the devs also announced that certain skins and rewards will be entirely free, earned strictly through gameplay. The dev team also pointed out that since Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is available on both Xbox and PC for free, the game will have the largest audience with the smallest barrier to entry of the Halo franchise. The game will also have cross-progression, which lets players take their rewards from one system to the next. The rewards will constantly change, as the devs release new seasons each with its own theme. Collecting all possible rewards will be a challenge for the greatest Spartans out there.
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Halo Infinite will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC in 2021.
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