Infinite Battle Pass and no more Halo 5 Req Packs
Halo Infinite will utilize what they are calling a Battle Pass, which is a progression system seen in Sea of Thieves, Fortnite and other free-to-play multiplayer FPS games. Like the Sea of Thieves Plunder Pass, Battle Pass will enable players to progress through levels, earning armor, skins, visors and other cosmetics.
“There’s no random loot in this, there’s no loot boxes” design director at 343 Industries, Ryan Paradis said. “It’s very important to us that everyone understands exactly how they unlock customization content.” That means no more ‘Req packs’ from Halo 5: Guardians.
Much like the seasonal updates in Sea of Thieves, Halo Infinite will launch Battle Passes each season. While many other Battle Passes expire after the season ends, Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass will not and you will be able to purchase older Battle Passes and can complete them in any order. So now even if you take some time away from the game, you can still obtain an older Battle Pass and work your way through it later. This should improve the gaming experience on a whole, whereas some games have events and cosmetics that can only be earned during a specific timeframe adding stress and anxiety to the experience, Halo Infinite’s ‘Infinite’ Battle Pass alleviates those feelings.