Halo Infinite battle pass progression won’t rely on XP
You won’t be able to advance through battle passes in Halo Infinite simply by grinding out XP, 343 Industries has confirmed. Instead, you’ll need to complete specific challenges.
Still, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to make progress just by playing, or that most of your playtime will go to waste if you don’t focus on challenges. 343 community manager John Junyszek explained the studio’s approach in response to a comment from a fan on Twitter. Junyszek noted that simply playing and winning matches will be among the challenges, and that it will be “extremely difficult to run out of daily challenges.”
It’s also worth noting that Infinite‘s battle passes won’t expire, so you’ll be able to revisit old ones at any time to unlock the goodies on offer.
What remains to be seen is whether this approach will click with fans, some of whom seem quite upset about the absence of a Halo: Reach–style XP system.
Halo Infinite news has been coming fast and furious as of late. During Gamescom’s Opening Night Live stream, we saw a new trailer for the Infinite‘s first multiplayer season and learned some even bigger news: the game’s release date.
Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer arrive on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Windows PC December 8th—though a few features will be missing.