Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has shared a “Results” report that contains new insights into feedback the studio received on the game’s “live” elements, such as its battle pass, microtransaction store , its events, its progress, etc.
One of the biggest comments 343 has received about customization items in Halo Infinite relates to giving players the freedom to customize their Spartans with different cosmetic units. “We agree that it is possible to have better personalization by lifting basic restrictions where possible,” 343 said.
Due to the way the “base” system in Halo Infinite is built, this will “take time” and might not be possible for some items, but 343 wants to give players the ability to use specific customization items on different hearts. “As we investigate what expanding into cross-core customization would require from a technical standpoint, our initial goal is to enable as many helmets, visors, and armor skins across different cores as possible. In short, our goal is that we will gradually transition to a model where overlays and visors work on all cores; with helmets and chest gear working on canon cores as our first targeted changes to the system.” said 343.
The studio also said it’s heard feedback that Halo Infinite players would like to be able to use individual items in a specific kit to create their own unique combinations.
“The kits were intended to give players the feeling of becoming a character (Noble Team) or wearing a team uniform (esports), but we understand the desire to use the specific elements of a kit in different games. ‘other combinations of customization,’ 343 said. ‘In a future update, we will change the kit system so that it allows players to wear individual items from their kits to use on their own personal Spartans.’
Moving on to Halo Infinite’s in-game microtransaction store, 343 said he understands people want additional purchase options, higher turnover, and the ability to purchase individual items in a bundle instead of jumping in for buy it all. 343 plans to offer all of that, and potentially a second page of in-store items to buy at some point, and you can find out more in GameSpot’s extended Halo Infinite coverage here.
Regarding Halo Infinite’s battle pass and progression, 343 said he understands that players want a separate “career progression” system from the battle pass, and that’s now in the “phase Design”. It may not be released anytime soon, as 343 said, “We want to nail it out the door and it’s going to take a while.”
Additionally, 343 said they’ve heard comments that players want XP per game. Fortunately, this feature is coming and should be launched this year. And in general, 343 acknowledged that players want the Halo Infinite Battle Pass to feel like it offers greater value to players. To that end, the Season 2: Lone Wolves Battle Pass will include unlockable Credits, up to 1,000 CR in a single Battle Pass.
Also in the blog post, 343 responded to comments that Halo Infinite double XP boosts are running on time, which may not be ideal. Already, 343 increased the time of these boosts from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, then from 30 minutes to 1 hour. “While that’s fine, we think it’s a fair approach for now,” 343 said. especially with XP per match coming in a future update. We’ll have more to share on those two items at a later date.”
Regarding Halo Infinite’s live events, 343 said they’ve heard feedback that players would like to see seasonal event modes persist in-game after said event ends. 343 said he intentionally removed these modes when an event ends to try to “spice up” the events and convince players to jump in. But going forward, 343 said, “We’ll do a better job of making event content available in normal matchmaking rotation” starting in Season 2.
This is just a very small sample of all the information in the Season 1 Throwback Report – be sure to read 343’s full blog post to catch up on all the details. Season 2: Lone Wolves begins May 3 and adds new maps and modes, including the battle royale-style Last Spartan Standing.
In other Halo news, the TV series is airing now and the show has revealed Master Chief’s face and butt.
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