Halo Infinite Leak Suggests Free-to-Play Multiplayer UPDATE

Halo Infinite's multiplayer may be free-to-play, according to a leak.
Halo Infinite's multiplayer may be free-to-play, according to a leak. | Courtesy of 343 Industries

A leak from Irish toy retailer Smyths Toys Superstores indicates the highly anticipated Halo Infinite will have a free-to-play multiplayer.

On a since-deleted (but still cached and viewable) page on its website, Smyths wrote that Halo Infinite would have a "groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience," in addition to 120-frame-per-second gameplay in arena modes with "greatly reduced load times," on the Xbox Series X.

Xbox leaker Klobrille added to the leak Friday, claiming Halo Infinite would implement a battle pass system and feature customization options "completely new to Halo." Klobrille has provided accurate information in the past, according to The Verge.

Developer 343 Industries debuted Halo Infinite gameplay July 23 during the Xbox Games showcase but hewed closely to the game's single-player mode. Details on the multiplayer were expected in the coming months, with 343 Industries aiming to hold a multiplayer beta ahead of release.

Halo Infinite is slated for release alongside the Xbox Series X in the 2020 holdiay season.

UPDATE 7/31/20 5:54 p.m. ET: 343 Industries confirmed Halo Infinite will have free-to-play multiplayer and support 120 FPS multiplayer.