Halo Infinite's multiplayer beta (Season 1 Heroes of Reach), despite some issues, have been swarmed by players across the globe on PC and Xbox since its "surprise" release on 16th November. While the game's multiplayer maps, modes and general gameplay are fantastic, one thing that has really gotten under the armour of many Spartans is the slow battle pass progression system.
Fans have slammed Halo Infinite's battle pass system, calling it awful due to how much of a grind it is. Now, 343 Industries has announced the first round of changes to the game's battle pass system and accompanying challenges, which will effectively make levelling up a bit faster and easier.
Halo Infinite battle pass - progression changes
343 Industries is taking the community feedback to heart, and making changes to the Halo Infinite battle pass progression system, with the first changes coming into effect "later this week".
We can, therefore, expect the changes between 19th and 21st November, with no exact release date provided at the time of writing.
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Halo Community Manager, John Junyszek, took to Twitter early in the morning on 18th November to announce that, based on community feedback, the developers will be "making targeted tunings to our model" later this week.
Check out the list of changes that should make it easier and somewhat faster to level up your Halo Infinite battle pass below.
- Challenge "play 1 game" added to help players consistently progress.
- Fixing bugs that have appeared in some weekly challenges making them difficult (or impossible) to complete.
- Weekly challenge tunings to change difficulty will help players progress through them faster.
- The duration of 2XP Boosts has been doubled from 30 minutes to one hour.
Sounds great, right? Well, there is one caveat. To make these battle pass progression system changes, 343 Industries will have to reset Challenges for all players, including those weekly ones.
However, the developers will grant this week's "Ultimate Reward", the Sigil Mark VII Visor, to everyone who logs in between 23rd and 30th November 2021.
It is great to see the developers listening to community feedback and making changes so quickly. Better yet, this appears to be only the first round of changes.
John Junyszek explains: "We'll be watching these changes closely to make sure they have the positive impact we all want on your progression. This is only our first step - we are committed to continue evolving these systems but it will take time. Thanks for joining our beta, and keep the feedback coming!"
If you want some cosmetics but feel you are levelling too slowly in Halo Infinite right now, don't forget to check out our guide to getting some free items.
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Featured image courtesy of 343 Industries.