In case you somehow missed the news - Halo Infinite launched almost a month ahead of schedule on November 15. It was the 20th anniversary of Xbox, and a showcase was held to celebrate two decades of work. What started as a quite dull showcase turned explosive when it was announced that Halo Infinite's multiplayer was going into open beta, and would remain open until launch. The best part? It's entirely free-to-play. But the Battle Pass, well that's a different story...
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Halo Infinite's Battle Pass Is $30!
Halo Infinite's Battle Pass is going to cost 2800 in-game credits, and we get that It's a free-to-play game, but this equates to 30 dollars. And that's a huge amount for a Battle Pass, in case you don't play games that use the Battle Pass model let's put that figure in perspective:
|Call of Duty: Warzone||100||$10|
As you can see, the gaming community has got used to paying no more than 10 dollars for a Battle Pass. That seems to be the magic figure that's cheap enough for players to invest in, especially considering Battle Pass rewards are all aesthetic. But the guys at 343 studios are experimenting here, they've made the game free-to-play, and they're clearly hoping that this is enough to get people on board with a Battle Pass almost three times the price of their competitors.
How Long Does Halo Infinite's First Season Last?
Halo Infinite's first season, Heroes of Reach, will last until May of 2022. If this is any indication as to how long ordinary seasons will last then we can expect two seasons a year. Let's hope that's not actually the case because most "live games" have a new season every two or three months, and even then it can be hard to keep the content feeling fresh. If we had to wait half a year for new content...well...that would definitely hurt Halo Infinite.
We'll keep you updated as we learn more about this highly-anticipated game!