Halo Infinite Players Call for Item Shop Boycott

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Free to play has quickly become a popular choice for developers and publishers releasing games in the current generation. Following in the footsteps of massive successes like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone, the true appeal of releasing as a free to play title is it removes the barrier for entry. However, as a profit driven industry, free to play games need to generate revenue in other ways, most of which opt for in-game stores that feature various microtransactions and other optional cosmetics.

Following Halo Infinite's surprise release last week during the Xbox Anniversary Event, players were thrilled to learn that the free to play mutliplayer side of the game was now available in full. While a Battle Pass was available for players to earn new rewards from, the game also came with an in-game store for those who didn't mind spending a bit of cash. However, there's been a strong outcry as of late over some of the prices for items inside Halo Infinite's multiplayer shop.

In a new post on the Halo subReddit, user GoobyOfPls advises players to stay out of the in-game store in an attempt to force the prices to change. They go on to say that the prices are "utterly ridiculous" and disappointing to those who thought the special items from the recently released Fractures: Tenrai event would be free to earn. They go on to highlight a $15 sword belt that can only be used on one specific set of armor called Yoroi.


The post has received tons of replies already, many from fans who agree with the need for change, with about $35 weorth of premium event gear locked in the store. The frustrations from the fanbase over these prices was likely going to happen sooner or later as it was discovered earlier this week that if someone would need to spend over $1,000 in order to to purchase all Halo Infinite season 1 premium cosmetics. Many are hoping these are simply growing pains, part of the process that can be adjusted as the game continues to evolve over time.

The controversy over in-game microtransactions isn't a new phenominom either, as most games the use them have seen this pushback at one point or another. Marvel's Avengers recently made significant adjustments to prices in the in-game shop. Prior to going free to play, Destiny 2 introduced a microtraction store called Eververse, offering new cosmetic items from Ghost shells, weapon skins, and larger ticket items like exotic sparrows and armor ornaments to change their look. While the store remains, Bungie has made significant changes to the store over the years based on community feedback.

Halo Infinite releases for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 8. You can also download the latest Halo Infinite Trainer and Cheats from WeMod.



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djPosted:

naterocks500
XBL-AB hur dur ftp games shouldnt make money to keep up
^ thats all I hear from these idiots


Maybe don't make it free to play then? I'd gladly pay for near identical Halo Reach progression because nothing was added that wasn't obtainable by playing in that game. It was a hellish grind.

They could even try a new progression system, if they want to break new ground.


A new progression system is needed imo just having numbers is a bit out dated like MCC had a tour/prestige system tbh idk what their doing but gotta think fast before people get bored. I don't mind the bp but like there's literally nothing to do after level 100 unfortunately.

Matthew-Posted:

naterocks500
XBL-AB hur dur ftp games shouldnt make money to keep up
^ thats all I hear from these idiots


Maybe don't make it free to play then? I'd gladly pay for near identical Halo Reach progression because nothing was added that wasn't obtainable by playing in that game. It was a hellish grind.

They could even try a new progression system, if they want to break new ground.


I actually agree with you, if it was a decent enough progression system, I'd buy that shit.

If this wasn't FTP, and I bought it, I'd of refunded this shit already.

naterocks500Posted:

XBL-AB hur dur ftp games shouldnt make money to keep up
^ thats all I hear from these idiots


Maybe don't make it free to play then? I'd gladly pay for near identical Halo Reach progression because nothing was added that wasn't obtainable by playing in that game. It was a hellish grind.

They could even try a new progression system, if they want to break new ground.

MissPosted:

The games servers wouldn't last so long if everyone followed these idiotic ideas.

I'm on their side, but they're not.

OccasivePosted:

LMFAOO ITS COSMETICS. Wait until these dumb xbox fan boys figure how much valorants cosmetics cost. $53 for a knife. Oh boy if only they knew

XBL-ABPosted:

hur dur ftp games shouldnt make money to keep up
^ thats all I hear from these idiots


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