Halo Infinite’s first event – Fracture: Tenrai – gives Spartans around the world a chance to earn free rewards like the samurai-inspired Yoroi Armor Core. Unfortunately, many have already encountered issues with guarded progress and the padded event pass.
The Fracture: Tenrai Event Pass is free for all players and includes 30 levels of rewards. Unlike Halo Infinite’s Premium Battle Pass, which requires XP to level up, players can only progress through the Event Pass by completing certain Event Challenges. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this, some of the other factors that are related to it can cause frustration for certain players.
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On the one hand, the event pass cannot be closed out loud during this first week, which ends on Monday, November 30th Halo Marketing Director Noah Benesch. Instead, Fracture: Tenrai will return five more times this first season to give players “plenty of opportunities to complete all 30 reward tiers”. This is great for those who either don’t have the time to spend a lot of time on an event pass in a week, or they don’t even have time to play in a given week.
One of the biggest problems players face, however, is that the Event Pass appears to be padded with Challenge Swaps and XP Grants. So much so that only 10 of the 30 reward tiers are actually thematic rewards.
“So there are 30 levels, 10 of which are XP bonuses and 6 of which are challenge swaps.” PN4R wrote on Reddit. “Of the 14 remaining levels that contain ‘actual’ content, 4 are a single emblem that you have to unlock 4 times to use anywhere.
“Of the 10 remaining, you unlock 3 color palettes that lock this special armor [sp]. Of the 7 remaining, you get 1 silly callsign background that most people will forget. So of the 30 levels for this event, you only get 6 pieces of armor, 2 of which are the same shoulder pad that you have to unlock twice for both shoulders. Meanwhile, 343 is selling a $ 25 armor set in the shop that actually looks pretty cool. “
The armor set they spoke of is the Chonmage armor set, which is part of a bundle that can be purchased using 2,000 in-game credits. As of this writing, it costs $ 17.99. The shop also currently includes the Sentinel’s Blades bundle, which contains a legendary utility that can only be equipped with the samurai armor. In addition, you cannot pay for levels in the Event Pass and you can only unlock the Yoroi armor core from level 5.
Compounding these issues is the fact that the Event Challenges get mixed up with Standard Challenges, so there may be times when you need to complete various Standard Challenges in order to even receive another Event Challenge.
Speaking of the event, it also comes with its own special mode – Fiesta – which is new to Halo Infinite but not to the franchise. In this mode, Spartans spawn with two random weapons and equipment, which makes the standard modes a bit more varied.
It’s important to keep things in mind as Halo Infinite is a free to play game and this Event Pass doesn’t have any additional cost to enter. Sure, there are items locked in the shop that could be wonderfully earned simply by playing through the event, but this isn’t the first game to do so. Although it’s new to Halo, and it’s a big change from the previous entries that were full, paid packages.
To alleviate the players’ problems, Brian Jarrard, Community Director of 343 Industries, has already responded to the screams of these frustrated fans by saying that they will be “heard loud and clear”.
“I was traveling so slowly to answer – but please know that the constructive feedback can be heard loud and clear.” Jarrard wrote. “Changes take time and our priority this week is to give the team a well-deserved break for the holidays after a long last leg. Thank you for your understanding.”
It’s also worth noting that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer wasn’t scheduled to launch in parallel with the campaign until December 8th. The team at 343 surprised fans during the Xbox and Halos 20th anniversary celebrations by announcing it would be available early.
This is the beginning of the future of Halo, and there will be bumps in the road. Fortunately, 343 is committed to making this game worthy of a Master Chief and would like your constructive feedback to help.
It has already proven that it is ready to adapt as it recently made changes to Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass and promised more changes are on the way.
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