Update: 343 Industries has now begun rolling out this update for Halo Infinite, with the key detail being that the new "Play 1 Game" Daily Challenge has been added, worth 50XP each time. Here's the full rundown from the Halo team:
"HaloInfinite players can now earn XP by completing matchmade games. The "Play 1 Game" Daily Challenge is worth 50 XP each. The Challenge deck is also being updated to better serve players of all skill levels."
"The #HaloInfinite team has also resolved issues with the following Challenges which were causing progress to not be tracked: Heat of the Moment, It Bears Repeating, Jorge Would Be Proud, and Ultra Tech."
"Additionally, XP Boosts will now last for 1 hour rather than 30 minutes. The in-game tooltip may continue to show 30 minutes as their expected duration, but the Boost's timer will start from 60 minutes once activated."
Original story: Following on from 343's comments yesterday about how it was looking "very closely" at Battle Pass progression in the Halo Infinite multiplayer, it's now shared some plans for what's to come.
343 community manager, John Junyszek, issued a series of Tweets confirming updates are on the way, and that it's just the "first step" to continue evolving the game's systems. Here's the message in full:
"To address the feedback on Battle Pass progression we will be making targeted tunings to our model later this week. To start, we'll be adding "Play 1 Game" challenges to help make sure you consistently progress through the Battle Pass by playing matches the way you want."
"We'll also be adjusting, fixing bugs with, and removing some Weekly Challenges based on your feedback. These tunings to challenge difficulty will help you progress through Weekly Challenges faster and thus directly speed up your progress through the Battle Pass."
"When we make this update, we'll need to reset your Challenges, including your progress towards Weekly ones. To make up for this reset, we'll be granting this week's Ultimate Reward, the Sigil Mark VII Visor, to everyone who logs in from Nov 23 - Nov 30."
"Additionally, we will be doubling the duration of 2XP Boosts to now last 1 hour as opposed to 30 mins. We hope this helps people get the most out of them, especially during those longer BTB sessions."
"We'll be watching these changes closely to make sure they have the positive impact we all want on your progression. This is only our first step - we are committed to continue evolving these systems but it will take time. Thanks for joining our beta, and keep the feedback coming!"
As noted, players will receive an ultimate reward when Challenges are reset. Once again, it's also the "first step" - with plans to continually evolve the game's systems over time.
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