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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Progression Changes Increase XP Payout for First 6 Matches of Each Day

Halo Infinite Multiplayer Progression Changes Increase XP Payout for First 6 Matches of Each Day - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2021 / 1,029 Views

Community Manager at 343 Industries John Junyszek via Twitter announced changes coming to the multiplayer progression for Halo Infinite. The XP payout for the "Play 1 Game" daily challenges have increased for the first six games played each day. 

"When we made our initial change to progression, which added Daily 'Play 1 Game' Challenges, updated Weekly Challenges, and doubled the duration of 2XP Boosts, we promised that we'd monitor the data and make additional changes if needed. Now, it's time to follow up on that," said Junyszek.

"After seeing how XP was earned with those changes, we noticed that players were starting their sessions with slower payouts than we'd like. To address this, we will be increasing the XP payout for the first 6 matches of each day."

Here are the changes for the daily XP payout for each game played:

  • 1st Game = 300XP
  • 2nd Game = 200XP
  • 3rd Game = 200XP
  • 4th Game = 100XP
  • 5th Game = 100XP
  • 6th Game = 100XP
  • 7th+ Game = 50XP

"We believe this increase will help address those slower initial payouts while also benefiting those of you jumping on each and every day," Junyszek added.

"We know many of you want even larger changes and we're committed to doing so, but those will take time. We made this update based on data and player feedback, and we'll monitor its impact after we push it live tomorrow morning. As always, keep sharing your feedback!"

Halo Infinite free-to-play multiplayer is now available on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, while the campaign will release on December 8.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Shiken (on 30 November 2021)

Easily the best multiplayer shooter this year, having a blast with it. The progression system is horrible however, so hope they keep tweaking it to make it better.

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VAMatt (on 30 November 2021)

This is too much change too fast, in my opinion. Inside of 2 weeks we have gone from matches being worth 0 XP to matches being worth a couple hundred. Presumably they were working on that system for years, and they've tossed it out the window in 2 weeks. I fear that this is a recipe for new problems.

The most obvious is going to be completion of the battle pass too quickly. They're now giving you one level per day just for showing up, and by whipping through the battle pass you'll be picking up more and more XP bonuses, which will allow you to make some of those days of play two battle pass levels just for showing up.

This is especially problematic considering that we have a 6-month season here. People are going to be complaining about having completed the battle pass here in a couple of weeks. What happens to the progression then?

Anyway, I agree with the general consensus that something needed to be done to improve progression. I would have much rather seen something like daily challenges along the lines of complete five matches for 250 XP, or win three matches for 250 XP. They're still going to have to do something at some point to reward people for good play. And, there's no chance that players are going to let them get away with rolling back the XP that they're handing out now. So any grant of XP for good performance are going to be in addition to this stuff. So that will increase progression even further.

Anyway, I'm glad that they are responding to feedback. I just wish they would take a more measure approach. You don't toss a system out the window in 2 weeks after you've been carefully working on it for years. A more measured approach is less likely to create new, unforeseen problems.

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smroadkill15 VAMatt (on 30 November 2021)

This is just a temporary fix until they overhaul the progression system. I would rather they overcompensate then continue to be stingy while they work on it.

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LudicrousSpeed (on 30 November 2021)

That’s a pretty large change. It means if you play seven games a day, with a couple challenges you can easily progress one BP level per day.

Now they just need to either add playlists for specific modes or remove mode specific challenges.

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VAMatt LudicrousSpeed (on 30 November 2021)

I think they can pretty well take care of the mode specific weekly challenges by limiting to those two one or two per week, and making them automatically come up for you at the beginning of the week. That gives you the entirety of the week to complete them.

As it stands now, you could get something like wi three slayer matches as your last weekly challenge, then have very limited time available to complete it. I haven't noticed too much of this yet, but that's going to lead to people immediately exiting matches when they're not the game type that they need for their challenge completion. By automatically making those challenges come up at the beginning of the week, that will be less of an issue.

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smroadkill15 (on 30 November 2021)

Good small change. This will at least get players to comeback each day to play 6 games even if they have completed all the weekly challenges or if they don't care about the weekly challenges at all.

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gtotheunit91 (on 30 November 2021)

It's great to see 343 is responding so quickly, especially coming off the holiday weekend, but man do I hope they make sweeping changes to the progression system that'll actually reward you for your performance each match. Because even with these changes, it doesn't matter if I went 25-3 and captured all 3 flags, or if I went 0-20 and moved barely a foot just to not get booted out of the match for being idle, I still get the exact same amount of XP.

It is reassuring that 343 is listening and making changes so quickly, albeit seems more of a twitch reaction, but assuring enough to know they are actually working on it. Hopefully there will be somewhat substantial changes by launch.

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shikamaru317 (on 30 November 2021)

I don't think this was the change the game needed. One of the main complaints that I have seen is that the XP is too low after you complete all weeklies, you get just 50 XP per match after that. This update doesn't really change that at all, you are still getting just 50 XP per match after 7 matches.

A better bandaid update would have been to increase the dailies to 100 XP per match with a 2nd repeatable daily challenge for winning a match at 50 XP in order to encourage people to play to win, while they work on progression updates that will take more time, like a system that gives you XP for in-game medals with rarer medals granting more XP, or a system that converts match score into XP, a lifetime progression system with it's own set of rewards, less boosts and challenge swaps and more cosmetics in both the free and paid battlepass tracks (probably will have to wait on season 2 for this, as they won't change what is already in the season 1 battlepass), small store credit rewards for completing daily and weekly challenges, lower store pricing, and more.

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