Developer 343 Industries unleashed Halo Infinite's first season, dubbed as a multiplayer beta, on 15th November. The game has been incredibly well-received, except for one aspect that has been grinding the gears of Spartans across the globe.
We are, of course, talking about the slow battle pass progression system. It takes a rough estimate of 85 hours to complete, and if you want to throw your wallet at the gigantic task of unlocking everything, it will set you back over 1,000 USD.
Players weren't happy after the first round of battle pass progression changes, noting how progress was still way too slow. At this point, a "Play 1 match" daily challenge was added.
Now, 343 Industries have opened the floodgates, showering Halo Infinite players with a very healthy battle pass progress update.
Halo Infinite's new battle pass progression changes
Releasing on 30th November, Halo Infinite's battle pass progression system will offer 1,000 XP to those who simply play six matches per day.
There is no need to complete any challenges, as the new daily matches XP rewards for simply playing in any game mode are:
- 1st Game = 300 XP
- 2nd Game = 200 XP
- 3rd Game = 200 XP
- 4th Game = 100 XP
- 5th Game = 100 XP
- 6th Game = 100 XP
- 7th+ Game = 50 XP
That's a total of 1,000 XP, aka one whole level, for completing six matches a day, and you can grind some more to get 50 XP per match as well.
Keep in mind this is without completing any challenges, which makes the change quite big, and should reduce the time needed to level up by a healthy margin.
This news comes directly from Halo community manager, John Junyszek, who took to Twitter to explain that: "When we made our initial change to progression, which added Daily 'Play 1 Game' Challenges, updated Weekly Challenges, and doubled the duration of 2XP Boosts, we promised that we'd monitor the data and make additional changes if needed. Now, it's time to follow up on that."
Mr Junyszek continues: "After seeing how XP was earned with those changes, we noticed that players were starting their sessions with slower payouts than we'd like. To address this, we will be increasing the XP payout for the first 6 matches of each day."
The hope with these changes to the Halo Infinite battle pass progression is that it will benefit those who jump into the game each day and address concerns about slower initial payouts in the process.
While there will always be some players who want to level up even faster, these changes do make one thing abundantly clear: 343 Industries is listening to community feedback, and this is definitely a fantastic step in the right direction.
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