Trying to figure out how to level up your Halo Infinite Battle Pass quickly and gain XP? Halo Infinite's multiplayer component may be going down a storm with players right now, but there have been plenty of complaints levied at its rather slow and grindy Battle Pass progression system. It takes a good long while to rank up even one tier or level, and it can be a little frustrating if your focus whilst playing the game is to grab all those fancy new cosmetic rewards available during Season One.
In order to help you rank up and gain XP as quickly as possible, we've put together a little guide explaining how all of this stuff works and what you can do to speed the whole process along as much as possible. Let's take a look!
How To Level Up Your Battle Pass And Gain XP
Halo Infinite Battle Pass Explained
So, the Battle Pass here comes in two different flavours, your free version, which everyone has access to, and a paid premium variety which will set you back £7.99 (roughly ten dollars).
Both Battle Passes are comprised of 100 tiers and each tier requires you to gain 1000 XP to complete it. Completing tiers nets you goodies and the premium pass will see you earn shaders, armour, XP boosts, challenge swaps and more at every level, whereas the basic will only throw you challenge swaps and the odd armour piece or shader every now and again.
In order to level up in Halo Infinite you need to complete Daily and Weekly Challenges and, after the game's latest update, you will also gain a rather meagre 50XP for completing the "Play 1 Game" Daily Challenge.
These are the easiest and quickest of the two types of challenge to complete. You'll start off with the same simple stuff each day, like complete any four PvP matches and, as you continue to nail these, they'll get a little more tricky, requiring you to actually win matches rather than just take part and so on. The further into the daily challenges you get on any given day, the more XP you'll begin to earn and the whole thing resets again the for the next day.
Weekly Challenges are much more involved, larger in scale, give you more XP than your dailies and you'll have a set of four to complete on your in-game menu at any given time. For example, right now we have weekly challenges comprised of destroying an enemy ghost, killing a spartan with the Mangler gun, killing enemies with the Commando Rifle and performing 5 headshots. Again, as you complete these you'll get new, tougher ones that give you more XP so you need to get your grind on and focus on digging into these weeklies if you want to maximise your gains.
Remember also that you can use a challenge swap item, gained by all players as they level up through tiers on the Battle Pass, to swap out a bothersome challenge that you feel you can't complete.
Another thing to note on the Weekly Challenge front is that completing all of them will net you an Ultimate Reward every week, this week's is a fancy new visor, for example. So it's well worth keeping a close eye on the weekly challenges in your dash if you want to grab all the cosmetics on offer.
If you want to really maximise your XP gains these boosts are the way to go, although they are only available as rewards on the premium battle pass or through the shop for 200 credits (the smallest pack of credits is 500 for £3.99). XP Boosts, when activated, last for 60 minutes and double your XP gains for that time. It's important to note that once activated the timer cannot be stopped, even if you're not playing, so make sure you're ready to dig in for that full hour and concentrate on completing weekly challenges if you want to gain the absolute maximum amount of XP.
Besides XP Boosts, if you're really feeling the need to clear a tier quickly, you can head into the game's boosts menu and purchase a level up for 200 credits, instantly ranking yourself up into the next battle pass tier.
And that's your lot. It's pretty easy to see how some aspects of this battle pass and ranking system have irked the Halo community, you need to set aside time to rank up by doing challenges rather than just gaining XP for playing matches and spending time on the battlefield. Also, we reckon 343 Industries needs to look into allowing players to pause that thirty minute boost timer just in case they need to go do something else when it's activated. However, as we reported on already, 343 are looking closely at the progression system so expect changes and tweaks in the future!
You may also be interested in the following Halo Infinite guides: How To Beat Halo Infinite's Bosses, All UNSC Audio Log Locations, All Banished Audio Log Locations, All Forerunner Artifact Locations, All High Value Target Locations which is all available, alongside plenty more, in our Halo Infinite Guides hub.
How are you finding Halo Infinite's progression and battle pass system? Think it needs reworked or are you happy with how it is? Let us know in the comments.
There is no quick way.
It’s an absolute slog and I hope they change this asap.
I think I’ve spent around 4 hours on it and am only rank 3!
You get 6 months to complete the battle pass. I've gotten 5 levels just from playing
I really don’t think it’s as bad as some are making it out to be. It’s asking people to play the game in unique ways, and it seems for some people that’s an issue. I really don’t mind it I guess because I’m just playing for fun and if I compete a challenge, neat. If I don’t, I’m still playing the newest Halo that wasn’t supposed to release for several weeks. That’s a huge win to me.
@Hurblyburbly I've spent 3 and just levelled up lmao. At this point it will take me 300 hours. Will probably lose interest way before but it is very doable within the 6 months they gave us.
The weekly challenge counter is broken. I was lucky enough to have two challenges involving CTF at the same time. One for killing enemies carrying my flag and another for returning my flag.
Earlier today I played one of the most exciting matches I've ever had in Halo. A CTF game that was tied 1x1 until the very last second when sadly the enemy team managed to score 2x1.
But in that game I managed to both kill enemy carriers and return my flag many, many, times. I only received credit for one of those challenges, though. I cleared the 'kill 3 enemy carriers' challenge in that one single game, but I didn't get any progress for returning the flag.
And I think the game also did not count kills with weapons for some challenges as well. I'm under the impression that I don't make any progress in the first game where I'm doing a new challenge, only from the second one forward.
"...you gain absolutely no XP from simply completing matches..."
That's an interesting choice.
Tbf even in Apex legends your battle pass doesn't increase by just playing matches, you have to complete weekly and daily challenges.
So if halo does the same and gets the balance right then I'm sure it will be way easier to do the battle passes.
Don't forget people will be more inclined to buy the battle passe the easier it is
@Hurblyburbly 4 hours you’re doing well tbh. I’ve spent probably 12 since launch and I’m almost 6.
I don’t mind it tbh. Sure if it was quicker that would be nice but then I might have less incentive to play. We have until May before the next pass comes out. While it doesn’t expire it does mean juggling another pass.
I hope the event pass is more forgiving.
Daily & Weekly Challenges I loathe these words in gaming.
Makes a game more akin to a chore, punishing you for daring to not play it.
Well, I went to Halo Waypoint in order to post about my issue of weekly challenges not recording my progress and it seems like I am not the only one. So, in addition to being awful in general, the challenges are not even working properly and you may end up wasting your time by chasing them.
This is just a bunch of dopamine addicts needing their hourly XP bar hits to make it through the day.
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