Halo fans have been more than happy to see the classic games get a revival on modern systems, but it seems that we're getting more than one-to-one ports — a Halo Reach Battle Pass is on the way.
Let's get one thing out of the way: no, you will not have to buy a Halo Reach Battle Pass. Rather, a Battle Pass-style progression system is being added to the game, a move that will surely incentivize people to put in a lot of time into the game. Progression through this system will allow you to unlock items for character customization so you can really make your avatar stand out among the crowd.
Even better, this system isn't going to function in Halo Reach alone. Instead, players will be able to level up a global rank across all of the titles in the Master Chief Collection. If you're playing a game in the colleciton, you're making progress and unlocking cool customization options for Reach.
What You Get in the Halo Reach Battle Pass
The devs have shared a few images showing off an early version of the Halo Reach Battle Pass in this news post from Halo Waypoint. Aside from a bunch of details about the development of the Master Chief Collection, it also lists off some key facts about progression in Halo Reach.
To start, these are the slots that you'll be able to customize through this new progression system:
- Left Shoulder
- Visor Color
- Knee Guards
- Armor Effect
As for what goes into these slots, the devs don't yet have a full list available. As soon as it's final, they'll put it out there so we can all know what we'll be looking forward to. The one thing they have promised is that it will mirror the content that was originally available on the Xbox 360 version. We're sure to be hearing more about this as we get closer to the launch of Halo Reach for the Master Chief Collection.
What do you think of a Halo Reach Battle Pass progression system being added to the game? Is this a welcome improvement or do you prefer the old way of doing things? Let us know in the comments below!