Halo Infinite is Fixing Slow Battle Pass XP Progression
Halo Infinite is a blast, but the slow Battle Pass XP is absolutely awful. The only thing that’s worse in the game right now is cheaters. Sure, people can fill up the Battle Pass by the time it expires, but it’s going to require either very clever work or incredibly tedious grinding. Right now, you can only gain XP for the Halo Infinite Battle Pass by completing in-game challenges or using XP Boosts. Sure, you get neat rewards, but there just isn’t a lot of room to level your Battle Pass, and that’s a shame. 343 Industries has now spoken about the Battle Pass progression and will be making some changes. The community has been incredibly outspoken about how awful they feel it is.
Change is Coming to Halo Infinite
Earlier in November, there was talk of changes to the Halo Infinite Battle Pass XP gain. This included a “Play 1 Game” challenge, to make progress a little easier, and stated there would be some adjustments made in the future. Fast forward a few weeks, and the complaints have not settled down at all. There were frustrating game challenges that were adjusted or otherwise removed, and Double XP Boosts from the Battle Pass itself were also lengthened (1 hour, as opposed to 30 minutes).
These aren’t the only necessary changes being made to the Halo Infinite Battle Pass Xp gain. John Junyszek returned to Twitter to discuss the new changes being made, earlier this morning:
“When we made our initial change to progression, which added Daily “Play 1 Game” Challenges, updated Weekly Challenges, and doubled the duration of 2XP Boosts, we promised that we’d monitor the data and make additional changes if needed. Now, it’s time to follow up on that. After seeing how XP was earned with those changes, we noticed that players were starting their sessions with slower payouts than we’d like. To address this, we will be increasing the XP payout for the first 6 matches of each day.”
In a follow-up tweet, he shows the exp gain for your 1st-7th game per day, which starts at 300 XP and ends at 50 XP. Getting XP for completing matches per day will help, without a doubt. They feel this will help the slower XP gains, while also rewarding Halo Infinite players for hopping on every day. However, there will be other changes being made to Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass and XP gain, but, as he says, those will take time:
“We know many of you want even larger changes and we’re committed to doing so, but those will take time. We made this update based on data and player feedback, and we’ll monitor its impact after we push it live. As always, keep sharing your feedback!”
At least it’s clear that Halo Infinite’s devs are paying close attention to their game. They want it to be a success as much as the Halo fans do. We here at Esports Talk also want to see Halo Infinite really take off. They need to address this as well as the cheating problem, and it sounds like they’re doing both. One change we’d like to see is that Double XP doesn’t tick down while in the menus though. We’re not counting on it, but it would sure be nice. For now, it does sound like the devs at 343i are listening, and we’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store.