The Halo Infinite multiplayer is now available and while it's all going relatively smoothly, there have been some concerns raised about the battle pass progression.
The good news is that the team at 343 is listening. Head of creative on Halo Infinite, Joseph Staten, took to social media to inform fans to keep the feedback coming. 343's community director, Brian Jarrard, has also noted how the team is busy gathering data about the Battle Pass progression and would share updates in time.
Prior to the launch of the Halo Infinite multiplayer, 343 community manager, John Junyszek, explained how the development team was already aware of desired changes to parts of the game's progression system and was looking at future solutions (via Halo Waypoint):
"We’re aware that there are some desired changes for a broader progression system outside of the Battle Pass. After last flight, we have adjusted our Daily Challenges to be more focused on a per match play model. The other big issue was making Double XP boosts more time-efficient in match on usage, this is something we agree with and are looking at a solution we can provide at a future date. While we explore those changes, which could be larger undertakings, we’re also looking into faster options such as ways to increase how frequently XP is given out via Challenges and potentially tying XP Boosts to matches played rather than time."
So, there you go - the team is very aware of the conversation surrounding the battle pass progression in Halo Infinite.
What are your own thoughts about this system in the game though? How have you found the multiplayer component in general so far? Leave your thoughts down below.
I'm probably in a very small minority group. I stopped playing the Multiplayer. Just waiting for the campaign to drop. Based on my playtime in the multiplayer, I know the gameplay is great. I just hope the campaign story is great too.
It's only been a couple of days, so I'll give them plenty of time to adjust it. It only makes the experience look cooler, not play better, so excited to see where Halo is heading with their Infinite concept. I'm guessing the Samurai outfit event next week will allo faster progression already
Just add an actual XP system and keep the challenges there for people who want to level even faster. You get a score in the actual game itself so half that and add it to xp. Even if you're not great at the game should still be levelling up roughly evey 3 games.
You're welcome 342
They desperately need to add XP for just completing matches. Even if it's a small amount.
As an OG Halo fan, I have no interest in messing around doing challenges. If I get them playing naturally, then fair enough. I simply want to hop in and enjoy the multiplayer with friends and get rewarded with XP while doing so.
I think most of the players are missing the point, here. This battle pass system has clearly been designed to make everyone being able to progress.
And that means even the noobs who are loosing match after match.
That was their tagline : "Halo is for everyone".
Personnaly, and seeing my skills... I'm totally fine with it ! xD
While halo mp is not really my jam I have had some fun battles and to me that is enough. Not getting some shiny doodad to add isn't going to change that
Off subject people moan about scalpers and I agree.
But the latest stock in the UK of PS5 and Series X is mainly being sold at retailers in costly bundles only, not all retailers but some main big ones.
Rip off Britain and shops at it again.
Like the Curry's bundle for £659
@Dezzy70 It's a growing and alarming trend in fairness. I managed to get my series X from Amazon who sold it on it's own. Argos do it as well but the rest are all bundling needless crap in.
Sensible. Halo Infinite has been trending positively since the test flights and this is the first negative thing i've heard. Everybody loves the gameplay but Twitter was awash with complaints about the slow levelling, limits, forced tasks, MTX and BP and not from rabid fanboys but serious gamers, media and influencers. It's rare to see all three on the same page, so something must not be quite right!
Also Game have PS5 right now in bundles
And do Littlewoods big costly bundle.
Yes Argos and Symths toys are normally really good and sell them on their own.
GAME UK shame on you yet again.
When you go bust one day I will smile.
@Bobobiwan I thought the same thing at the start, but actually this does not make any Sense at ALL, they already balanced so well in the masterchief collection all this progression and XP collect stuff that a simples don't see the point, believe me I am the worst Halo player of all time regards MP and even I was able to fly trought the battlepass from MCC.
The truth is this was a mercenary tatic to just suck our money as much as possible, they thought the game being free to play would maybe make us have blind eyes towards It, THEY WERE WRONG.
@GASEOUS Ok, fair point ^^
So... I was hesitating about taking this 9 bucks battlepass... But I'm thinking now it may be wiser to just wait for the official launch, on the 8th december. Maybe some things will have changed, at that date...
I'm not really sweating it considering the battle pass never expires. Plus I generally never even bother to engage in battle passes. I only bought this one as a tip to the devs for getting the MP out the door and in working order.
Not going to get any progress from me. Thanks for revealing their greed. Looking forward to the campaign.
I just play to have fun. I could care less about progression just to get a higher number next to my GT and cosmetics. Gameplay is the best Halo MP in years. Having a blast and costing me zero.
Does seem alot slower levelling up than it did in the technical previews
If they're wanting me to spend money on it then they're going to have to do much better.
I have limited time to game and I'm not spending money on something that pretty much requires me live in game to unlock.
@h15c0r3r All I want is big team battle slayer 24/7. That's it. That's all.
I utterly, completely despise every objective based mode in all halo games.
@Bobobiwan Personally I believe it is more for selling battle passes to kids that have their parent's credit card on Xbox.
Pure money motivated.
There is an argument that making it a bundle puts off scalpers.
Think that is a rip off shop excuse.
Game UK have been doing it for years, when they see the opportunity.
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