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Update: 343 Industries has confirmed that the Halo Infinite multiplayer free-to-play rumors are true as well as its support for 120 frames per second. However, it appears that the latter will only be on the Xbox Series X. Original story follows.
Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and be able to hit 120 FPS, new leaks have revealed. This will see the multiplayer component of the next Halo game being made F2P for players across Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC, while its single-player campaign will seemingly remain a paid experience.
The new information was revealed by UK retailer Smyths Toys in a now-deleted portion of its Xbox Series X pre-order page, with it later being verified by leaker Klobrille on Twitter. Klobrille also added that Halo Infinite would feature a Battle Pass system and whole new customization options.
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
After the listing for Halo Infinite was spotted, Smyths Toys promptly removed the information from its Xbox Series X page. However, it didn’t manage to do so before the information was screenshotted and widely shared across Twitter.
Halo Infinite having a free-to-play multiplayer component is a big change for the series. Halo is predominantly known for its multiplayer offering, and considering that a large portion of players ignore single-player campaigns in favor of diving straight into PvP, it’s a risk to make the latter F2P while the former is a paid option.
Still, Microsoft continues to prioritize its Xbox Game Pass over its users paying for their games, so Halo Infinite seems to be another example of the company trying to get people to its digital platforms over making them pay for full-price releases. With Halo Infinite seemingly being free-to-play even for those who don’t subscribe to Game Pass, it’s unclear how Microsoft will use the game’s free-to-play multiplayer to its advantage, but we’ll hear more when this change is officially revealed.