Halo Infinite will not reward XP upon completing matches at launch, developer 343 Industries has confirmed. Instead, the upcoming first-person shooter will have its Battle Pass progression tied to challenges.
Community Manager John Junyszek did, however, clarify that "playing and winning matches will be challenges, which will help players progress through the Battle Pass."
While this does, to an extent, mean that playing matches will help you unlock Battle Pass rewards, Halo Infinite fans are not happy with the new approach to progression. Some are worried that they will be forced into playstyles they might not enjoy.
Other voices dislike the idea of running out of daily challenges and being unable to progress at their desired pace, although Junyszek did also claim that it will be "extremely difficult to run out daily challenges," attributing their low number in the Tech Preview to a bug.
Head of Design Jerry Hook also chimed in adding that the studio has heard the fans' feedback and while "daily challenges for playing matches is the plan for launch," 343 Industries is "always looking at ways to expand progression across the board," promising more details in an upcoming blog on Halo Waypoint.
The shift in approach when it comes to Battle Pass progression follows Halo Infinite's multiplayer component going free-to-play and its Battle Passes not expiring, both latter changes being considered consumer-friendly.
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The Tech Preview had an issue that caused people to run out of challenges. Our current plans for launch, while not "infinite," mean it's extremely difficult to run out daily challenges. I won't say "impossible," cause there are some grinders out there, but I'd be impressed.— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) August 27, 2021