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Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play

Halo Infinite

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!”

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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.

My Take

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.

What do you think of Infinite’s multiplayer going free-to-play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!