We heard again yesterday how 343 was well aware of the concerns surrounding the progression in Halo Infinite, and it seems the developer will be rolling out a small but signficant update very soon. This change should show up later today or at some point tomorrow, depending on your time zone.
343 community manager John Junyszek has issued a series of tweets outlining what to expect from this next update. Here it is in full:
"When we made our initial change to progression, which added Daily "Play 1 Game" Challenges, updated Weekly Challenges, and doubled the duration of 2XP Boosts, we promised that we'd monitor the data and make additional changes if needed. Now, it's time to follow up on that.
After seeing how XP was earned with those changes, we noticed that players were starting their sessions with slower payouts than we'd like. To address this, we will be increasing the XP payout for the first 6 matches of each day. An outline of this update can be found below:
1st Game = 300XP
2nd Game = 200XP
3rd Game = 200XP
4th Game = 100XP
5th Game = 100XP
6th Game = 100XP
7th+ Game = 50XP
We believe this increase will help address those slower initial payouts while also benefiting those of you jumping on each and every day.
We know many of you want even larger changes and we're committed to doing so, but those will take time. We made this update based on data and player feedback, and we'll monitor its impact after we push it live tomorrow morning. As always, keep sharing your feedback!"
As noted towards the end, "larger changes" are still on the way, but they're going to take some time. 343's Halo community director Brian Jarrard made similar comments about long-term changes last week.
What do you think of this incoming update? Leave a comment down below.