Update: it’s confirmed by Xbox and Microsoft themselves! Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is going F2P.
— Halo (@Halo) July 31, 2020
We saw some chunk of gameplay of Halo Infinite’s single-player campaign. But how will the multiplayer mode fare? Odds are it’ll be an improved version of past fares (Firefights, team Slayer, Territories, etc.) but this particular rumour may be a game-changer if it’s true.
According to a leaked image from retailer Smyths Toys, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support up to 120 FPS (via Wario64). Not only will the experience be silky-smooth for both Xbox Series X and PC versions of the game, but the best part of the title will also be free for all to try out and invest time in.
In addition, the game will implement a battle pass system not unlike F2P shooters like Fortnite, and a character customization system new to the series.
Will there be microtransactions or any form of post-game payment you need to do? Well, there’s no confirmation on that, but Xbox and devs 343 Industries need to make their money somehow if the best part of the game (and arguably the only reason) is up for grabs at no cost. That is provided if the image from the link isn’t a mistake, so take this with a grain of salt.
Who knew it took until 2020 to witness a F2P multiplayer Halo title? We’ll find out more when the game is out Holiday 2020.