343 Industries dropped a bombshell today: the multiplayer in Halo Infinite is free-to-play.
The news comes after a leaked store page pointed to free-to-play multiplayer in the upcoming Halo game. The page has since been taken down, but readers were able to grab a cached image first.
“Halo is for everyone,” the game’s official Twitter account declared. “We can confirm #HaloInfinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X. More details will be shared later!”
This raises some questions. Does free-to-play extend to both competitive multiplayer and the game’s co-op campaign? Presumably it only extends to competitive multiplayer, but we don’t know for sure.
We learned earlier this week that Halo Infinite has two-player split-screen and four-player online co-op. And during the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft showed off the game’s single-player campaign for the first time.
The announcement was obviously not intended to happen today, but the leak made it so that they might as well just confirm it. Overall, I think that this is good news. It means that there will be a large online community with plenty of players for fast matchmaking.