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Halo's 343 Industries Exploring Microtransactions For Master Chief Collection

But they'll be optional, of course

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Microsoft is toying with the idea of bringing microtransactions to its collection of Halo titles, a new post on Waypoint states. 343 Industries mentions it's "exploring the potential" to bring microtransactions to Halo: Master Chief collection down the road in the form of purchasable Spartan Points.

The post on Halo Waypoint explains that the team is exploring the idea of adding Spartan Points up for purchase for those fans who want to purchase cosmetics instead of running through the existing seasonal update and earning them through gameplay, it seems. 

"For players who are new to the MCC, or who may not have dedicated much time specifically to unlocking items during the seasonal updates, or are simply completionists looking to catch the last outstanding items they need, we are internally exploring a potential new feature for the future in the form of purchasable Spartan Points."

However, the team at 343 stresses that they are "happy with the current system" in place, one that sees players complete challenges to earn points through gameplay itself. The Halo developer goes on to state that the proposed system would be completely "optional" and on offer for those players who want to "get ahead" or "skip" the grind itself.

"It is prudent to note here that we are happy with the current system of how players earn Spartan Points, by completing challenges and levelling up through play. This would be an optional, additive alternative for players who might find the vast scope of content to be an intimidating amount of playtime and want to get ahead on (or skip) the grind, or maybe want to grab specific items they want (we all have our favorites!)"

The post also provides info and updates for Halo Infinite, as well as a reminder that the Campaign Co-op test is finally coming next month. You can read the full update on Halo Waypoint


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore