343 Industries is implementing more changes to Halo Infinite progression. This time, the studio is looking to improve daily play rewards, so you'll notice a marked increase in the amount of XP you earn for your first few games of the day.
What new Halo Infinite progression changes have been made?
This news comes to us via Halo community manager John Junyszek on Twitter. In his thread, Junyszek says 343 has noticed players are starting Halo Infinite sessions with "slower payouts than we'd like". As a result, Halo Infinite progression has been tweaked so that XP payout for your first 6 games of each day is greater. After this change, you'll gain 300XP for your first game of the day, 200 for the second and third games, and 100 for your fourth, fifth, and sixth games. You'll then gain 50XP for your seventh game and onwards.
Junyszek says he and the studio thinks this will help the slower payouts, while also benefiting players who play Halo Infinite every day. He closes by acknowledging that players want bigger and more sweeping changes than this, but that implementing these changes will "take time". The update is going live tomorrow morning, and Junyszek says 343 will be monitoring the impact it has and making decisions based on data going forward.
Why has Halo Infinite progression proven controversial?
The Halo Infinite multiplayer mode was released on November 15th, with the single-player campaign set to launch in December. As soon as the multiplayer mode landed, fans began to complain about the game's Battle Pass, which many decried as being too grindy or relying too much on luck. 343 Industries quickly responded by buffing Battle Pass XP and implementing a new "Play 1 Game" challenge, but many still say the Battle Pass requires too much of a time investment.
Popping over to the Halo subreddit reveals many posts from disgruntled players complaining about the Battle Pass system and the game's cosmetics. Of course, any free-to-play game is going to have its fair share of detractors, but it's hard to argue that 343 couldn't have launched Halo Infinite's multiplayer in a better state. We'll have to wait and see what further changes the developers make to the game's systems, but one thing's for sure: many fans are crying out for bigger reforms. We'll bring you more on this as soon as we get it.
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