Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will be free-to-play, Microsoft has confirmed. An official post via social media confirms that Halo Infinite will further support 120 FPS on Xbox Series X. The post also teases more details to come.
The news follows a post from Smyths Toys website. Now deleted, the post read: "the legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience. Enjoy up to 120 FPS and greatly reduced load times creating seamless gameplay with Xbox Series X."
— Halo (@Halo) July 31, 2020
Twitter user Klobrille, a reputable source of reliable information concerning Halo Infinite, posted the details following its removal from Smyths Toys. His post details multiplayer being free-to-play, a battle pass system, customization options new to Halo Infinite, as well as the intentions to run at 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X.
Since everyone is covering this topic, I might just go ahead as well.
- Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play
- Arena aims for 120fps on Xbox Series X
- Battle Pass system
- Customization options completely new to Halo
— Klobrille (@klobrille) July 31, 2020
Recently, the community director of 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, has debunked a rumor that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer would arrive after the launch of its single-player campaign. The unconfirmed rumor gained momentum on Twitter before Jarrard stepped in with confirmation.
During an edition of the the Microsoft focused gaming show, Sams Report, YouTuber Brad Sams cites from an unnamed source that “multiplayer is not going to be shipping with single-player this fall,” and adds “that we may not be seeing multiplayer yet.” Since posted to YouTube, Brad commented on the video to debunk the news that Halo Infinite would not be launched without multiplayer, according to 343.
During the Xbox Showcase event on July 23, 343 premiered 8-minutes of gameplay of Halo Infinite. Set on May 28, 2560, the trailer offers the first look at Master Chief, a new human companion, and the notable absence of the holographic Cortana.