Lootboxes Won’t Be Joining Halo Infinite
343 Industries recently unveiled a plethora of details about their upcoming Halo Infinite, including information about microtransactions. Apparently, the microtransactions will include premium cosmetics similar to those found in the Fortnite Item Shop or Apex Legends store. Cosmetics will also be unlocked through things like playing the campaign, challenges, skill, special events, legacy rewards. Halo Infinite was recently delayed until Fall 2021, but when it releases it will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and through the extensive Xbox Game Pass lineup where the rest of the Halo series is currently offered.
“Yes, being free-to-play does mean that there will be some premium cosmetics, but players will still obtain tons of customization content through things like playing campaign, challenges, skill, special events, legacy rewards,” said Halo Infinite lead progression designer Christopher Blohm. “Such as the Halo 5 SR 152 reward, the progress system, and more.” Halo 5: Guardians wasn’t the best campaign or multiplayer in the series, but it added to what Halo Reach already established with customization and it looks like Halo Infinite is going to take the series to the next level.
“We want everyone to build their dream Spartan,” said Halo Infinite design director Ryan Paradis. “We are always looking for more ways to customize in-game personas and give the players options. My team knows that our long-term players have favorites that they love and may have for two decades. We want to make sure that Halo Infinite players will be able to get their old favorites, as well as find new favorites at launch and as we expand over the months post-launch.”
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