Halo Infinite changes Battle Pass and XP progression

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After a surprise launch of it’s free-to-play multiplayer, 343 Industries is making changes to the Halo Infinite XP progression and its associated Battle Pass. This is in response to negative feedback about the specificity of the challenges and the difficulty in grinding out XP to unlock rewards.

The changes, which went live on Wednesday evening, are an “initial step” in what 343 Industries says will be part of an ongoing series of updates to make robust improvements to how players are rewarded for their time. “More robust updates are going to take time,” 343’s Brian Jarrard said. “We greatly appreciate all the support and please keep the feedback coming.”

Halo Infinite changes XP

A rundown of the changes follows below, as written by 343.

  • Halo Infinite players can now earn XP by completing matchmade games. The “Play 1 Game” Daily Challenge is worth 50 XP each. The Challenge deck is also being updated to better serve players of all skill levels.
  • The Halo Infinite team has also resolved issues with the following Challenges which were causing progress to not be tracked: Heat of the Moment, It Bears Repeating, Jorge Would Be Proud, and Ultra Tech
  • Additionally, XP Boosts will now last for 1 hour rather than 30 minutes. The in-game tooltip may continue to show 30 minutes as their expected duration, but the Boost’s timer will start from 60 minutes once activated
  • As a result of these changes, all progress on active Daily and Weekly Challenges will need to be reset, however, all players who sign-in between November 23-30 will receive this week’s Ultimate Reward: the Sigil Mark VII Visor.

Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer beta launched on November 15 following the 20th anniversary celebration stream for Xbox. The anniversary celebrated not only the launch of the original Xbox but the original Halo: Combat Evolved that released alongside it.

While the multiplayer beta has been received warmly, helped in no small part by dissatisfaction with the latest installments of two other major first person shooter franchise, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042. Unfortunately, Halo Infinite has disappointed in its progression with players asking for changes to XP.

Halo Infinite multiplayer is now free-to-play for a wide array of devices, including PC via the Microsoft Store or on Steam and on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Cloud Gaming.