We’re finally hearing more about Halo Infinite, including details about its upcoming Battle Pass system and live service content.
In an ever-shifting industry, it’s important for games to deliver a constant array of fresh content to keep a player base happy. Games like Halo Infinite are no exception to the rule, especially with 343 Industries’ latest shooter dropping into quite the saturated market.
Thankfully, it seems that the Halo development team already has big plans for the game’s live service content.
Recently, we learned why Halo Infinite doesn’t have a release date yet. However, it appears that the team is already hard at work getting the title’s post-launch content ready for later this year.
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Halo Infinite Battle Pass, Seasons, Live Service Content Details
In a new Inside Infinite blog, Halo developer 343 Industries reveals more about what’s to come with the title’s Battle Pass system and more.
Halo Infinite Battle Pass
As with many modern titles, Halo Infinite will be adopting a Battle Pass system to give players incentives to unlock content. However, there are a few things that Infinite is doing quite differently.
First of all, Halo Infinite’s Battle Passes will never expire, should players choose to purchase them. This means that players never have to worry about grinding the Pass before it expires.
What’s more, there will always be a range of fun events for players to complete and earn rewards. New activities will be dropping almost every week, with certain big events arriving periodically.
The new blog even reveals how to unlock Halo Infinite’s Yoroi Samurai-inspired armor in-game!
Lead Progression Designer, Christopher Blohm, has this to say:
“We want players to have cool content, activities, events, and rewards over the course of the season, but we do not want to demand that players play a ton of hours every week of the season to complete everything. We want players having fun in Halo, not grind it like it’s a job.”
Don’t worry about missing a Season or two either, 343 Industries confirms. All previous Battle Passes will be available to purchase at any time, and players can always choose to just take the free rewards from a Pass, with no purchase required.
Halo Infinite Seasons
Halo Infinite will also be delivering major updates every 3 months as part of the live service Seasons. This system is already active in the Master Chief Collection, so players should find it fairly familiar.
In each Season of Halo Infinite, the game will be getting a “ton of updates, new gameplay content, new events, new systems, new customizations, new progressions,” and the list goes on.
“We are focused on adding to the player experience every season,” Blohm writes. “We will look at what worked and see if we want to do more of it. If something did not work, we will learn from it and do better in the future. We want to experiment, learn, and listen with every release and make the game better for everybody.”
On top of that, Seasons will also be debuting big (and small) features that aim to make Halo Infinite a larger, more fun experience.
Halo isn’t the only game offering tremendous live service content, however. We recently learned more about Battlefield 2042’s Seasons and Battle Passes, and it’s clear that EA’s title aims to be a direct competitor to Infinite.
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Heroes of Reach
Halo Infinite’s premiere Season is called “Heroes of Reach” and will draw from the planet Reach’s rich history for its content. Fans of the Xbox 360 title will likely find a few things to love in Infinite’s first Battle Pass.
Also in the new Halo Infinite blog are details about big changes coming to Halo Waypoint. Players will be able to customize their Spartans, check in-game stats, discover in-game cosmetics and more!
Right now, we’ve only seen limited footage of Halo Infinite’s Campaign mode. We can only hope that we’ll get more of a peek in next month’s Inside Infinite report!
Meanwhile, the new trailer for Halo Infinite’s Free-to-Play Multiplayer brings the hype in a big way. There’s no question that Halo Infinite’s PC port will be fantastic too, as 343 Industries is making the feature a big priority.
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