Halo Infinite Battle PassSource: Xbox Game Studios

Halo Infinite has landed on Xbox consoles and PCs with a new free-to-play multiplayer experience, reviving Microsoft's hit sci-fi shooter for the latest generation. It also introduces a new battle pass packed with exclusive rewards, marking the latest shakeup to progression in a mainline Halo entry. The system sees players climbing the virtual ladder and earning unlocks along the way.

Battle pass progression offers rewards split across free and paid tiers, fuelling the extensive armor and weapon customization available throughout Halo Infinite. Developer 343 Industries has also toyed some new ideas improving the value of the battle pass compared to those from rivals in the shooter space. Here's what you need to know about the Halo Infinite battle pass, including the price, and how it does things differently.

 Halo Infinite Battle Pass: What you need to know

Halo Infinite Battle Pass Heroes Of ReachSource: Windows Central

Halo Infinite is among the latest embracing the battle pass formula, a tier-based approach to progression and monetization in video games. The system mirrors similar implementations from Fortnite and Call of Duty, designed with a clear chain of rewards. While developer 343 Industries previously experimented with battle passes in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Infinite refines the approach.

Halo Infinite battle passes are immediately recognizable to those familiar with other popular shooters, splitting various rewards across fixed tiers. This linear progression ties to XP earned, climbing levels for completing matches, and playing the game. Weekly and daily challenges, XP boosts, and other bonuses help fast-track the process. With over 100 tiers, the battle pass takes some time, but there are some tricks to earn XP fast in Halo Infinite. 343 Industries has also been speeding up player progression in response to recent community feedback.

Progressing through the free battle pass, available to all Halo Infinite players, unlocks various rewards at each tier. There's also a paid premium track, available as a one-time purchase, with exclusive bonus gear. 343 Industries has expressed intentions to split the goodies across both channels, providing ample rewards no matter your investment.

The rewards vary, although primarily center around cosmetic gear to use in multiplayer. Players will unlock pieces of the full Halo Infinite armor list, armor coatings, weapon skins, and more for hitting their associated milestones. Various effects also return, including those augmenting your appearance or death animations, plus emblems to use in-game. One-time consumables also pad out the tiers, including XP boosts and "challenge swaps," allowing you to pass on specific limited-time challenges.

Halo Infinite Heroes Of Reach TeaserSource: Xbox Game Studios / IGN

But Halo Infinite has a different approach to battle passes. Developer 343 Industries has pitched a consumer-friendly approach with transparent rewards and long-term value whenever you invest.

Firstly, paid passes will never expire in Halo Infinite, meaning you can earn rewards for months or years to come. Many popular games tie battle passes to their seasonal content plans, meaning that even after paying for battle pass content, they'll expire unless you complete all available tiers. The only limited-time content comes via Halo Infinite's Fractures, events that break away from game lore, exploring more creative concepts.

Halo Infinite will also offer its individuals battle passes long beyond their respective release dates. It means you don't need to invest the moment they release, providing players flexibility to return to previous seasons, should you desire. When Halo Infinite has multiple passes available, you'll be able to select which to progress with your earned XP.

Everything in Halo Infinite boasts a defined rarity, ranging from common, standard-issue items through coveted Legendary-tier unlocks. 343 Industries has stated that battle passes will scatter Legendary items around every "quarter" of the pass in speaking with IGN, providing variety in rewards as you climb the ranks.

Halo Infinite Battle Pass price

Halo Infinite Battle Pass Heroes Of ReachSource: Windows Central

Each Halo Infinite battle pass will have free and paid tracks, the latter available as a one-time purchase. 343 Industries has stated that Halo Infinite battle passes will cost $10 each, providing premium battle pass unlocks alongside existing free rewards. Video game battle passes traditionally fall between $5 and $15, fluctuating based on the number of rewards and tiers, leaving Halo Infinite reasonably priced.

Halo Infinite dabbles in a new virtual "credits" currency used to purchase the battle pass and other cosmetics via the in-game store. This currency remains tied to real-world cash and somewhat obfuscates the price of digital items, as a result. However, with Microsoft charging $10 for 1,000 credits, 1 credit equals around 1 cent in the U.S. Players can also score savings on credits when purchasing a higher volume in bulk, with 2,200 credits priced at $20, 5,600 credits priced at $50, and 11,500 credits priced at $100.

Microsoft allows players to purchase the Season 1 Heroes of Reach premium battle pass for 1,000 credits, equating to $10 via the in-game store. The battle pass is also obtainable via a 2,800 credit "Premium Pass Bundle," plus 100 XP grants to fast-track the first 25 tiers from day one.

Various other games also offer their respective currencies as battle pass rewards, providing the opportunity to earn back your investment. While a similar approach could provide extra value to the paid Halo battle pass, that's not the case at launch.

Halo Infinite Credits Reco Image

Halo Infinite Credits

Halo Infinite handles all of its in-game purchases through optional Credits, which can be spent on purchasing Battle Passes, Shop offers, and more. There are a variety of Credits options, with higher-end selections providing bonus Credits.

Halo Infinite Season 1 Battle Pass: 'Heroes of Reach'

Halo Infinite Battle Pass Heroes Of ReachSource: Windows Central

Halo Infinite's debut battle pass arrived at launch, accompanying what 343 Industries names its first season of multiplayer content. Season 1 calls back to Halo: Reach with a series of exclusive cosmetics tied to its 2010 franchise spin-off. The battle pass, appropriately dubbed "Heroes of Reach," includes various Halo Infinite armor and unlocks, taking cues from earlier titles.

Halo: Reach had a signature style back in the day, coupled with new armor styles still used in modern Halo games. Members from Noble Team make an appearance, translating their iconic SPARTAN III armor pieces into the pool of multiplayer cosmetics. You can mix and match these components around your preferences or equip dedicated "armor kits" mirroring existing characters from Halo lore.

Players can also unlock special cosmetic effects outside of the standard armor and coatings, a concept introduced in Halo: Reach. These include returning animations like flaming effects, plus those that trigger upon each death.

Is the Halo Infinite Battle Pass worth it?

Halo Infinite Battle Pass Heroes Of ReachSource: Windows Central

Halo Infinite launched in tandem with its battle pass, positioning the new progression system as fundamental to its multiplayer experience. The vast majority of player customization is currently tied to the premium track of the battle pass, forgoing a traditional XP-based progression system found in recent Halo games. While the free battle pass has some complimentary rewards for those who invest time into Halo Infinite, you're limited to only a subset of launch-day cosmetics.

With Halo Infinite's multiplayer component available as a free-to-play download, that $10 asking price is just a fraction of what many new blockbuster shooters cost at launch. It makes the battle pass a relatively high-value investment, especially for those drawn by Halo Infinite and its accompanying customization systems. That price includes access to various Halo Infinite launch-day armor and cosmetics, including a series of Halo: Reach-themed items pulled from past games.

Those who stick with the free battle pass aren't entirely locked out from customization, with various rewards also available via specific player challenges, events, and the Halo Infinite shop. However, the battle pass provides a clear ladder to climb in lieu of a traditional XP progression system, making this a must-buy for any Halo Infinite fan.

List of Halo Infinite Battle Pass rewards

Microsoft has launched its first Halo Infinite battle pass alongside its Season 1 launch, providing an extensive list of rewards spanning 100 individual tiers. The battle pass serves as the primary route to obtain armor and other cosmetics throughout the multiplayer launch, with no XP-based progression system available at launch.

We've rounded up the complete list of Halo Infinite battle pass rewards, including their associated tiers and rarities, following the launch of Heroes of Reach.

Tier 1 — Tier 25

Tier Reward Track
Tier 1 FUI (Epic Backdrop) Free
Tier 1 MARK V [B] (Epic Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 2 UA / TYPE B1 (Rare Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 3 UA / DO-01-CCR BREACHING KIT (Epic Chest) Premium
Tier 3 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 4 UA / P1DA BRACER (Rare Wrist) Premium
Tier 5 Blue Rampage (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 5 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 6 Bryce (Rare Visor) Free
Tier 6 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Premium
Tier 7 SAP / EVA (Rare Left Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 8 SAP / EVA (Rare Right Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 8 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 9 TAC / RS / WILLOW (Rare Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 10 EVA (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 10 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 11 Stone Green (Rare Coating) Free
Tier 11 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 12 TAC / MAT-2519C COMMUNICATOR (Epic Chest) Premium
Tier 13 TAC / MC5 TACPAD (Epic Wrist) Premium
Tier 13 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 14 Noble Principle (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 15 COMMANDO (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 15 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 16 Calm Blossom (Rare Stance) Free
Tier 16 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 17 Noble (Epic Visor) Premium
Tier 18 HUL [3] / BNR / COURIER PEARL (Epic Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 18 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 19 Noble Command (Epic Stance) Premium
Tier 20 CARTER-A259 KIT (Legendary Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 20 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 21 UTIL / ENAV BEACON (Rare Chest) Free
Tier 21 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 22 Noble (Epic Nameplate) Premium
Tier 23 Noble (Epic Charm) Premium
Tier 23 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 24 UA / DO-06-FGM TACTICAL KIT (Rare Chest) Premium
Tier 25 FCI / FASCIA (Legendary Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 25 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free

Tier 26 — Tier 50

Tier Reward Track
Tier 26 Vandal (Epic Visor) Free
Tier 26 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 27 TAC / SRT UGPS (Epic Wrist) Premium
Tier 28 System Of Systems (Epic Backdrop) Premium
Tier 28 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 29 TAC / T-MAGS (Rare Chest) Premium
Tier 30 AVIATOR (Rare Helmet) Premium
Tier 30 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 31 Ancient Code (Epic Color) Free
Tier 31 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 32 SAP / SNP (Legendary Left Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 33 SAP / SNP (Legendary Right Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 33 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 34 Noble Observer (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 35 SCOUT (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 35 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 36 LUMU (Rare AI Model) Free
Tier 36 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 37 HUL-I / RS / ARGON (Legendary Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 38 UTIL / DESERT PATROL (Epic Chest) Premium
Tier 38 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 39 Noble Strike (Epic Stance) Premium
Tier 40 JUN-A266 KIT (Legendary Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 40 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 41 Tempest Lilac (Rare Coating) Free
Tier 41 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 42 Noble (Epic Emblem) Premium
Tier 43 TAC / RECON PACKAGE (Rare Chest) Premium
Tier 43 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 44 Search and Assess (Rare Stance) Premium
Tier 45 RECON (Legendary Helmet) Premium
Tier 45 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 46 UA / AGATHIUS (Epic Left Shoulder Pad) Free
Tier 46 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 47 MK59E CBRN / GLANCE (Epic Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 48 CHALLENGER (Epic Glove) Premium
Tier 48 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 49 UA / AGATHIUS (Epic Right Shoulder Pad) Free
Tier 49 Critical Path (Epic Backdrop) Premium
Tier 50 Judgement Phoenix (Legendary Kill Effect) Premium
Tier 50 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free

Tier 51 — Tier 75

Tier Reward Track
Tier 51 Dynasty (Epic Visor) Free
Tier 51 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 52 UA / TYPE FJ (Epic Kneepad) Premium
Tier 53 M45 Hardcase (Epic Hip Attachment) Premium
Tier 53 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 54 Noble Intercessor (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 55 AIR ASSAULT (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 55 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 56 Ghost Grey (Epic Coating) Free
Tier 56 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 57 Noble (Epic Emblem) Premium
Tier 58 TAC / RS / STARLIGHT (Epic Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 58 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 59 Noble Confidence (Epic Stance) Premium
Tier 60 CATHERINE-B320 KIT (Legendary Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 60 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 61 Kill Count (Epic Backdrop) Free
Tier 61 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 62 SAP / ODST (Rare Right Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 63 SAP / ODST (Rare Right Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 63 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 64 Helljumper (Rare Visor) Premium
Tier 65 ODST (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 65 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 66 Karaba Sirocco (Rare Coating) Free
Tier 66 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 67 UA / ODST (Rare Chest) Premium
Tier 68 Keep It Clean (Rare Charm) Premium
Tier 68 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 69 Super Tone (Legendary Color) Premium
Tier 70 Superintendent (Legendary AI Model) Premium
Tier 70 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 71 UA / M557 Jackplate (Rare Chest) Free
Tier 71 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 72 UA / TYPE JOR (Epic Kneepad) Premium
Tier 73 UA / VAUNTLOCK (Legendary Chest) Premium
Tier 73 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 74 Noble Defender (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 75 GRENADIER (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 75 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free

Tier 76 — Tier 100

Tier Reward Track
Tier 76 Noble Portal (Epic Coating) Free
Tier 76 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 77 Stalwart (Legendary Visor) Premium
Tier 78 UA / TYPE E3 (Rare Helmet Attachment) Premium
Tier 78 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 79 Noble Justice (Legendary Stance) Premium
Tier 80 JORGE-052 KIT (Legendary Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 80 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 81 TRAILBLAZER (Epic Helmet) Free
Tier 81 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 82 SAP / MKVI (Epic Right Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 83 SAP / MKVI (Epic Left Shoulder Pad) Premium
Tier 83 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 84 FCI-I AIRWOLF (Epic Helmet Attachment) Free
Tier 84 MARK VI (Epic Helmet) Premium
Tier 85 Judgement Mantle (Legendary Armor FX) Premium
Tier 85 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 86 Claw Marks (Rare Backdrop) Free
Tier 86 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 87 M10 TACTICAL SOFT CASE (Rare Hip Attachment) Premium
Tier 88 TAC / CASC (Epic Wrist) Premium
Tier 88 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 89 UA / M550D HALFPLATE (Rare Chest) Free
Tier 89 Noble Executioner (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 90 EVA [C] (Legendary Helmet) Premium
Tier 90 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 91 Special Delivery (Legendary Stance) Free
Tier 91 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 92 Visigoth (Rare Visor) Premium
Tier 93 TAC / SAPPER RIG (Epic Chest) Premium
Tier 93 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 94 Dragoon (Epic Visor) Free
Tier 94 Noble Fury (Epic Stance) Premium
Tier 95 EMILE-A239 KIT (Legendary Armor Kit) Premium
Tier 95 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 96 MARK VII (Legendary Helmet) Free
Tier 96 XP Boost (Consumable) Premium
Tier 97 Judgement Helm (Legendary Armor FX) Premium
Tier 97 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 98 UA / ARMET (Legendary Helmet Attachment) Free
Tier 98 MIA (Rare Visor) Premium
Tier 99 Redacted Records (Epic Coating) Premium
Tier 99 Challenge Swap (Consumable) Free
Tier 100 UA / TYPE II-A1 BUCKLER (Legendary Wrist) Free
Tier 100 Judgement Flame (Legendary Mythic Effect Set) Premium

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