Halo Infinite is getting a battle pass. It’s the latest shakeup to progression in the next mainline Halo entry, with our first invite-only technical preview (AKA, beta) providing a comprehensive look at the system in action. Climbing the virtual ladder grants exclusive unlocks, albeit with significant differences compared to rivals in the shooter space. Here’s what you need to know about the Halo Infinite battle pass, including the expected price, and how it does things differently.
Halo Infinite Battle Pass: Everything you need to know
Halo Infinite battle passes are immediately recognizable to those familiar with other popular shooters, splitting various rewards across fixed tiers. This linear progression ties to XP earned, climbing levels for completing matches, and playing the game. Weekly and daily challenges, XP boosts, and other bonuses help fast-track the process.
Progressing through the free battle pass, available to all Halo Infinite players, unlocks various rewards at each tier. There’s also a paid premium track, available as a one-time purchase, with exclusive bonus gear. 343 Industries has expressed intentions to split the goodies across both channels, providing ample rewards no matter your investment.
The rewards vary, although primarily center around cosmetic gear to use in multiplayer. Players will receive armor pieces, armor coatings, weapon skins, and more for hitting their associated milestones. Various one-time consumables will also add diversity, including XP boosts and “challenge swaps,” allowing you to pass on specific limited-time challenges.
Halo Infinite battle pass price
The first multiplayer technical preview also dabbles in a new virtual currency used to purchase the battle pass, likely tied to real-world cash. Various other games also offer their respective currencies as battle pass rewards, providing the opportunity to earn back your investment. A similar approach could provide extra value to the paid Halo battle pass.
The current Halo Infinite test presents players with complimentary credits to purchase the paid battle pass. However, Microsoft has stressed this isn’t final pricing.
Halo Infinite beta battle pass: ‘For Our Tomorrow’
The beta pass, titled “For Our Tomorrow,” falls under the pre-release Season 0 of Halo Infinite. It has free and paid tracks, with complimentary credits available to access premium rewards. The pass has only 20 tiers and 31 rewards available, representing just a fraction of what’s expected at launch.
We’ve now received a glimpse at the test battle pass geared around the first beta. The initial battle pass features various cosmetic rewards, including armor, armor coatings, various consumables, and XP boosts.
List of Halo Infinite beta battle pass rewards
|Tier 1||Challenge Swap, Aviator (Rare Helmet)|
|Tier 2||Karaba Sirocco (Rare Armor Coating), XP Boost|
|Tier 3||Rampant (Epic Visor)|
|Tier 4||Challenge Swap, UA / Agathius (Epic Right Shoulder Pad)|
|Tier 5||UA / Agathius (Epic Left Shoulder Pad)|
|Tier 6||Cloven Seafoam (Rare Armor Coating), XP Boost|
|Tier 7||Goblin (Rare Visor)|
|Tier 8||Scorpion Punch Epic Armor Coating, XP Boost|
|Tier 9||Phalanx (Rare Visor)|
|Tier 10||Challenge Swap, XP Boost|
|Tier 11||UA / Alair Right Shoulder Pad (Common)|
|Tier 13||UA / Agathius Left Shoulder Pad (Common)|
|Tier 13||Challenge Swap, Vandal (Epic Visor)|
|Tier 14||Blue Rampage (Epic Armor Coating)|
|Tier 15||Challenge Swap, Unknown Knee Pads|
|Tier 16||Cosmic Corruption (Epic Armor Coating), XP Boost|
|Tier 17||Ghost Grey (Epic Armor Coating), XP Boost|
|Tier 18||Dragoon (Epic Visor)|
|Tier 19||Challenge Swap, UA / Type SP (Epic Knee Pads),|
|Tier 20||Trailblazer (Epic Helmet)|
Halo Infinite Season 1 battle pass: ‘Heroes of Reach’
“I can share that we picked ‘Heroes of Reach’ as a Seasonal theme for very specific reasons,” head of creative at 343 Industries, Joseph Staten stated. “Reach has a rich history; it’s a key location for Spartans of old and a focal point for a new generation of Spartans preparing to wrestle with the perils and mysteries of a galaxy that has fundamentally changed after the events of Halo 5.”
Halo: Reach had a signature style back in the day, coupled with new armor styles still used in modern Halo games. We also know 343 Industries is toying with “armor kits,” pre-configured armor collections, teasing past Spartans like Emile-A239 and Jorge-052. Expect armor from Noble Team members to join the available unlocks. We expect to learn more about Heroes of Reach as the Halo Infinite launch nears.