UPDATE: Following the leak, 343 Industries has confirmed that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free to play when it launches later this year. It will also support 120FPS on Xbox Series X.
A recent listing by retailer Smyths Toys in the UK suggests that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free to play. The listing, which is now taken down, describes it as “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience” with “greatly reduced load times”. The game is apparently also targeting 120fps on Xbox Series X.
Since the listing was pulled reputable, Xbox leaker Klobrille has confirmed much of what was included in the Smyths Toys description. In a recent tweet, he confirmed that the multiplayer will indeed be free to play and will include features such as a battle pass that are prevalent in almost all free to play titles. Customisation will also reportedly be much improved over Halo 5 with “options completely new to Halo”.
Since everyone is covering this topic, I might just go ahead as well.
– Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play
– Arena aims for 120fps on Xbox Series X
– Battle Pass system
– Customization options completely new to Halo
— Klobrille (@klobrille) July 31, 2020
A free to play component to Halo Infinite can only be a good thing. It is fair to say Halo is not seen as big as a juggernaut as it was back in the Bungie days and a free to play aspect will only bring in new fans and possibly entice former fans to return.
Halo Infinite launches later this year for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC (via Microsoft) and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.