Changes are already in the works for Halo Infinite's Battle Pass system, according to 343 Industries.
Halo Infinite's multiplayer beta has had an exciting start, but some players have had some issues with the game's Battle Pass system and Weekly Challenges. From certain challenges not tracking to the overall progression taking far too long, it seems there's definitely scope for some improvement. Luckily, with the multiplayer aspect being in open beta, 343 Industries seem keen to listen to player feedback.
Recently, Halo Community Manager John Junyszek took to Twitter to discuss some planned changes - some of which might be seen later this week. 343 will be adding "Play 1 Game" challenges which will reward players for simply playing games. "To address the feedback on Battle Pass progression we will be making targeted tunings to our model later this week." Junyszek said.
"To start, we'll be adding "Play 1 Game" challenges to help make sure you consistently progress through the Battle Pass by playing matches the way you want."
Additionally, it seems the 343 will be making some adjustments and removing some challenges based on player feedback, with the overall purpose of improving Battle Pass progression.
The developers will also be doubling the duration of double XP boosts from 30 minutes to an hour, after many claimed that the previous version offered little in terms of benefits. Often, matches could last upwards of 20 minutes, making a 30 minute window for double XP fairly limited. Junyszek said that 343 would be watching closely to ensure that these changes have a positive effect.
Issues with Halo's Battle Pass system stem from its difficult progression. XP is only awarded for specific daily and weekly challenges, making the climb through the Battle Pass particularly slow. Contrast this with a game like Fortnite, where XP is earned for almost every little action, progression here is a very accessible feat. It seems Halo could benefit from a decent middle ground, where players still need to earn their progression, but perhaps in a more organic fashion.
Looking ahead though, as 343 continue to improve Halo Infinite's multiplayer, fans will have plenty of time to climb through the ranks before the season ends on May 2, 2022. Even after this date, players will still have the chance to continue along this Battle Pass should they choose to dedicate their progression towards it.