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To Buy Everything In The 'Halo Infinite' Shop Costs Nearly £1000

To Buy Everything In The 'Halo Infinite' Shop Costs Nearly £1000

The Halo Infinite studio said that it would not "weaponise FOMO" when it comes to paid customisation components.

Should you feel the inclination to purchase absolutely everything in Halo Infinite’s shop in its first season, that will cost you over $1,000.

Right now, the game doesn’t offer a lot of customisation for players, but the shop’s upcoming content has been datamined and there’s goodies galore waiting in the wings. For example, components of the armour for characters like Carter, Emile and Jorge from Halo Reach will be on their way, as well as the different colours for the Yoroi armour which will go live with Fracture: Tenrai on November 23rd. Fracture: Tenrai will offer 30 reward tiers and includes items that are earnable through matches, like the weapon skins.

Some might not want to admit it, however, fashion is a major part of any online game. Think of the enormous range of skins and customisation components in Fortnite, or the fact that Destiny players literally created their own community to show off their looks, or the way that completing challenges in Deathloop unlocks new outfits for Colt and Julianna. It’s self-expression, in short, and players will always gravitate towards giving their avatars a little style, even if their characters are burly Spartan soldiers. 

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So, while one person dug out all of the upcoming content, another person totted up how much this would cost you if you bought every single customisation component. All in all, there are 93 individual items and bundles on their way to the shop, so alter your expectations accordingly. Things like AI colours, emblems, and armour coatings cost $5. Alternatively, attachments, charms, weapon effects and vehicle skins will set you back $10. For a bang for your buck, there are bundles for armour effects, weapon skins and so on, and those are priced at $15. And armour sets containing a stance, coating and new armour are $20. 

Buying every single thing in the shop works out to be $1,035 (or approximately £775 for us across the pond). That’s a lot of cheddar. To be transparent, that total includes buying bundles that contain items that are individually sold, like the weapon skins. Be that as it may, the players are not thrilled that the customisation components for Halo Infinite are so steep. “Guess I’ll be the stock Spartan forever,” said one and another added that it is “beyond insulting” to see so much content gated from the average player who doesn’t opt for the battle pass. 

In a deleted update from 343 Industries published in December 2020, Joseph Staten qualified that Halo Infinite will not be a “grind-machine that burns everyone out” and that extras won’t be a channel to “weaponize FOMO” in the community. Of course, this post was scrubbed from the Internet, but we’ll be waiting to see what the studio has to say to players who are raising their eyebrows at the possible cost for customisations.

Featured Image Credit: 343 Industries

Topics: Halo, Halo Infinite, Xbox