Halo: Infinite Revealed to Not Have Purchasable Lootboxes


While official news regarding the next entry in the Halo series – Halo: Infinite,  has been scarce, it was recently revealed by Studio Head of First-Person Shooters at 343 Industries, Chris Lee, that the game “will not include real-money loot boxes.” This means that while the developer still intends to incorporate microtransactions in Halo: Infinite, players will not be able to purchase them with their own money. The concept of lootboxes in modern gaming has received a lot of negative backlash, with some developers changing their games to remove microtransactions that could be seen as gambling.

Screenshot of microtransactions in Halo 5: Guardians.
The REQ Store as seen in Halo 5: Guardians.

However, this does not discount the possibility of obtaining these lootboxes with in-game currency, similar to how the REQ system worked in Halo 5: Guardians. This system has been a controversial addition to the Halo series, ever since its introduction in 2015 with Halo 5, so it if safe to assume that the feedback from the in-game REQ system has been used to better improve whatever form the lootboxes will take in Halo: Infinite.

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