The community is excited about the upcoming Halo Infinite update, Season 5: Reckoning. While there’s much to celebrate, like new multiplayer maps and exciting game modes, there’s also a significant change to the Battle Pass system with players talking.
Before diving into the Battle Pass changes, let’s quickly review what’s new. Season 5: Reckoning will introduce two new multiplayer maps and will see the return of the Extraction game mode. There are also Flood-themed cosmetics and a new Firefight King of the Hill mode coming later in the season. In short, there’s a lot of unique content to keep players busy.
Now, let’s discuss what’s changing in the Battle Pass system. In previous seasons, players had unlimited time to earn rewards from the free tiers of the Battle Pass. Starting in Season 5, however, the free tiers are moving to the first 20 ranks, with a time limit for claiming them.
The free tiers will be easier and quicker to unlock than before, but here’s the catch: once the new Operation starts on November 14th, these free tiers will no longer be available. If you haven’t unlocked them by then, you’ll miss out on their rewards unless you opt for the Premium Battle Pass.
For those who decide to invest in the Premium Battle Pass, you’ll still be able to complete it without any time constraints. This paid version includes an additional 30 tiers of rewards to unlock. One good point is that you can earn 1,000 Credits from the Premium Pass, which can be used to buy future passes.
If you’re a player who prefers to take their time progressing through the game, these changes could impact your experience. The new time limit on free tiers means you can’t wait too long to start the new season if you hope to earn those rewards. It puts more pressure on players to complete these tiers quickly, which could be an issue for those who don’t have the time to invest heavily in the game.
Halo Infinite Season 5: Reckoning is coming out on October 17th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. While the season promises exciting new content, the changes to the Battle Pass model could be a double-edged sword, offering quicker rewards and pressuring players with a time limit. Whether this change is a hit or miss will ultimately be up to the community to decide.