Halo has long since been one of the first-person shooter mainstays. With a towering debut in the early 2000s, Halo changed the perspective of what an FPS could look like. While previous iterations had all relied on quick time-to-kill and twitchy gameplay, Halo slowed the experience, introducing a shield mechanic and allowing it to recharge extended player life drastically. This simple gameplay change made the run and gun style of Halo so popular and enjoyable. While these experiences have all been preserved in Halo: Master Chief Collection, there’s something to be said about how that preservation is maintained. When 343 brought Halo Master Chief Collection to Steam, many fans rejoiced at the chance to relive their favorite games. Yet, after this growth stagnated due to the launch of Halo Infinite, 343 is looking into more opportunities. Announced in a Halo waypoint blog post, the 343 Industries team is experimenting with making Halo MCC season points into spartan points and making them purchasable through microtransactions.
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— Halo (@Halo) June 23, 2022
When Will 343 Industries Convert Halo MCC Season Points Into Spartan Points?
While this change would affect many who have yet to unlock battle pass tiers, those who have would remain unchanged. After a few rocky starts, 343 eventually figured out a good content stream with frequent new seasons of cosmetics and additions. What remains to be seen is what the spartan points exchange rates would even be to real value. While these microtransactions aren’t the only change coming, it is a sign of what’s next for Halo. As the team works on steam workshop support and mod for Halo: Reach and Halo 4, it seems that 343 still has a vested interest in the future of Halo MCC. This ultimately makes fans wonder why they would choose microtransactions so late in the game’s release. Citing the feature as additive rather than reductive of current systems, fans will have to wait to know more about the system change later. Be sure to check back for more news and updates on Halo MCC.
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