343 Industries have given fans the latest look at Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer, with a deep dive into the free-to-play offerings’ progression system.
The information comes by the way of the latest Inside Infinite blog. As previously revealed, the primary mode of making progress will be via the game’s Battle Pass. It’ll include tracks for free and “premium” unlocks, and will include both cosmetic and and boosters. However, it’s worth noting that the studio says every tier will require the same and consistent amount of XP to unlock. There’ll also be special limited time event passes. They’ll come and go and be available from one to multiple weeks.
First up in these events is an event dubbed “Fractures: Tenrai”. It’ll see players attempting to unlock a set of “Yoroi” (Samurai) armour core. It’ll be available for roughly one week per month in Season One, and will come and go several times. Thankfully, your progress will carry over too, so if you don’t get everything the first time, you’ll have ample opportunity later.
To progress overall, you’ll undertake a series of challenges. They’ll come in weekly and daily flavours, with the former offering more XP. Players will be randomly assigned 20 weeklies, and they’ll be unique per player. You’ll be able to have three challenges on the go at a time, but you can get a fourth if you purchase the Battle Pass.
Later on, the blog also details the schedule for the technical tests this weekend and next. Weekend one will focus on Arena mode. Between September 24 and September 27 matchmaking will be available from 6pm UK time until 10pm and then 1am until 5am. The second weekend, meanwhile will include Big Team Battle and Arena. That runs from October 1 until Sunday October 3 between the same times.
You can check out all the relevant details and more on the Halo Waypoint blog. Halo Infinite and its multiplayer land on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on December 8.
In our latest edition of Inside Infinite we're preparing for takeoff. This time around we spend a bit more time with the Multiplayer Team talking about the upcoming #HaloInfinite multiplayer tech preview – covering BTB, Challenges, and more.
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