The Samurai Spartan costume spotted in this week’s Halo Infinite multiplayer trailer will be unlockable in the first season of multiplayer.
This was confirmed by Tom French, the game’s associate creative director for multiplayer, who was discussing the game at the Xbox Games Showcase Extended event.
“I mean, it’s Spartan samurai armor, and it’s going to be armor that you can unlock for free in the first season, which is super cool,” French said.
“Players will be able to equip it, you know, earn more pieces of armor and customization options, etc. throughout the season.
“And then we actually have more of that stuff coming up, there’s actually some really cool ideas that we’re seeing from our team building the thing, so there will be a lot of other cool armor besides the Really essential Halo Spartan armor There will be other kinds of twists and things that players can play with.
343 Industries posted a Halo Infinite multiplayer preview video earlier this week that offers a more in-depth look at the online component of the game.
Microsoft confirmed on Sunday that the game’s free multiplayer experience will launch alongside its campaign during the 2021 holiday season. It will support cross-play and cross-progression on consoles and PC.
In the 12-minute overview video released on Monday, 343 Industries shared more details on what’s in store for players, including information on Halo Infinite’s battle passes and the studio’s stance on loot boxes.
The in-game battle passes will not expire, according to Christopher Blohm, who leads the progression, customization, and commerce design team for Halo Infinite.
“The Halo Battle Pass will never be taken away from you,” he said. “What I mean by that is, once you buy it, it’s yours and it doesn’t expire. In the coming seasons, you will be able to purchase old Battle Passes as well as the current Battle Pass and choose which Battle Pass to focus your progress on.