In its latest community stream, the developer gave us a detailed look at the Season 2 Battle Pass, and as you would expect, there are plenty of improvements and, unfortunately, drawbacks from the Season 1 Battle Pass.
What to expect from Halo Infinite Season 2 Battle Pass?
The first thing you will notice in Halo Infinite Season 2 Battle Pass is the sheer amount of free content you can unlock. At the same time, the free content from Season 1's Battle Pass mostly offered XP boosts and Challenge Swaps, with occasional Armour Coatings or Visors.
In short, there wasn't much incentive for freemium players to continue playing. As such, 343 Industries seems to have addressed most criticisms issued by players stemming from Season 1.
You will notice that free rewards from the beginning include Legendary Kill effects and Rare Knee Pad instead of the overabundance of XP boosts and challenge swaps. At Rank 6, you will unlock the Epic Armour Core Rakshasa, which looks much better than anything you can unlock for free in the Season 1 Battle Pass.
Similarly, at Rank 11, you will unlock the Rare Helmet Rasetsu that goes well with the Rakshasa Armour Core. The free rewards improve as you level up in the Battle Pass to include Epic Charms, Epic Utility Packs, Rare Helmets, Rare Visors, and more, signalling the free rewards are better than the premium rewards in the early and mid-high ranks.
Should you buy the Halo Infinite Season 2 Battle Pass?
Thankfully, there are some standout rewards in the Season 2 Premium Battle Pass, like the Legendary Armour Kit Sigrid Eklund that you unlock at Rank 30. You'll notice many XP boosts and Challenge Swaps as premium rewards as you level up.
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It's a strange pattern that occurs within the Battle Pass, especially after you hit rank 50. The rest of the premium rewards are much better than the Season 1 Battle Pass rewards, including the Legendary Utility Brace of Balde or the Legendary Left Shoulder Pad Util / Coolshot.
While the quality of these legendary premium rewards increases as you level up, the quantity decreases. On the other hand, freemium players can get a more balanced experience from the Battle Pass, with many quality rewards.
We recommend not getting the Halo Infinite Season 2 Battle Pass unless you like some premium rewards. 343's focus is to attract more players towards its free rewards in light of the drastically yet not shocking decline of the player base for Halo Infinite multiplayer.
Since its launch, Halo Infinite's multiplayer has struggled with the overall content and progression system, which is a shame because Halo's core gameplay remains engaging and fun.
While Halo Infinite's Season 2 will add the much-requested features like campaign co-op, forge mode, new maps, new game modes, and things that many didn't see coming. It still won't be brimming with content like other AAA live-service free-to-play (F2P) titles, including Apex Legends and Fortnite.
The Season 2 Battle Pass should entice paid and free players to try the game or return to it. Though veteran Halo players who are willing to invest their time and money in the game deserve more than Halo Infinite's upcoming set of content, including the new battle pass, has to offer.
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