This week, leaks surfaced from Smyths Toy Superstores that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play. Now, the Halo Twitter page has confirmed these rumors. They also confirmed it will support 120 FPS on the upcoming Xbox Series X. Here is the official confirmation from 343 Industries:
Halo Is For Everyone
This seems like a great move from 343 Industries. As Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free to play, it may be able to contend with other popular shooters such as Call of Duty Warzone and Fortnite. A Battle Royale mode has not been confirmed for Halo Infinite yet but making the whole multiplayer free is a great way to unite Xbox players behind the flagship franchise.
The game will be playable across the Xbox family of systems and PC. This gives Halo Infinite the best chance possible to have an actively engaged player base.
Even though Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free to play, it doesn’t mean we will be seeing the game filled with loot boxes. Microtransactions will still feature in the title but the details on this have not been revealed yet. It is likely they will be cosmetic purchases as 343 Industries have teased a robust customisation system. They went on to suggest fans of Halo: Reach will be pleased.
However, it may be a while before we get to play Halo Infinite ourselves. 343 Industries have said we may not see a multiplayer beta as was first planned due to challenges surrounding working from home. However, they are committed to taking feedback well beyond launch.
Halo Infinite will be launching this holiday on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and the Windows Store. It will also launch on Steam, where you can wish list it now. It will also be playable on Xbox Game Pass.
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