Halo Infinite is trying to learn a lesson about setting expectations and avoiding repeating an issue they encountered before the game launched. That’s when they previewed a number of armor pieces that turned out to be expensive store items, rather than things earned from the Battle Pass or limited-time events like Tenrai: Fracture.
Now that we unveiled the Lone Wolves Season 2 trailer yesterday, Halo Community Manager Ske7ch means everything previewed is part of the Battle Pass with one exception. But we don’t yet know exactly what the exception is.
The elite skull shoulder pad I was told is actually that final Reward in Battle Pass and will not be the item sold in store so no need to worry about that. But it’s obviously going to take a lot of looping to get there.
I’m guessing the shoulder pad in question is the one that was visible for a split second in the trailer, but we’ll see:
Additionally, 343 has announced that they will be working on cross-core armor customization, meaning that all pieces are no longer tied to specific cores and there will be more mixing and matching. We’re not sure yet how long this will take, and given the way the system was designed, 343 says they’ll probably have to go through this and go through it point by point, and not all go working. I doubt these Battle Pass items will be able to do that start with this new, broader system, but we’ll have to see, I suppose.
As always, Halo Infinite seems to be moving in the right direction, but I don’t think the exceptionally lengthy first season of six months has done it any favors. It also looks like the next season may have some surprises in store, as Joe Staten made some…interesting comments on the trailer.
Is this something like a live dust storm invading a map during gameplay? Or is there a hint of some kind of story development coming into play during the season? I guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks. Halo Season 2 Lone Wolves launches on May 3rd, and we were promised more than just this short teaser trailer beforehand. I’d expect some pretty deep dives into what’s to come from 343 as they love nothing if not really, really long blog posts explaining things.
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