Thousands of unhappy Halo Infinite players plan on boycotting the in-game shop, but why are they refusing to buy cosmetic items?
Halo Infinite has been extremely popular since the Multiplayer Beta came out at the start of last week. Besides the gameplay, players were most excited about customizing their spartan.
Fans absolutely love the idea of the in-depth customization system in Halo Infinite, although it has some major problems.
In fact, the issues players have with the system are so important that many players have decided to boycott the in-game item shop completely!
Halo Infinite Players Boycott Item Shop Microtransactions
After players were shocked by the overpriced microtransactions in Halo Infinite, they did some more digging. What they found doesn’t make for good reading.
A data mine revealed every upcoming Halo Infinite Shop bundle and the prices don’t get any cheaper. In fact, players will have to pay over $1000 to buy everything in the Halo Infinite item shop.
This, in addition to many Yoroi armor pieces being paid cosmetics too has left many fans disappointed.
Therefore, fans want to send a message to developer 343 Industries about the state of the item shop. Many players have banded together to boycott the Halo Infinite Shop entirely!
A new post on the Halo subreddit asks other players to not buy the shop items, thanks to the “utterly ridiculous” prices. The post has almost 6000 upvotes at the time of writing, so it’s fair to say that many players won’t be spending money on in-game items.
The aim of this boycott is to get developer 343 Industries to reconsider pricing in the Halo Infinite item shop.
The developer has listened to fan feedback before when it made the Battle Pass leveling faster. However, there’s no guarantee that there will be any change in pricing.
Only time will tell whether 343 listens to the fans on this contentious issue. It won’t be easy to come to a compromise that both the fans and 343 like, but we hope that the studio can resolve this soon.
Luckily, free-to-play players don’t have to buy anything in the item shop and can still unlock some free cosmetics in Halo Infinite: