Halo Infinite Tenrai Event Will Get More Free Samurai Cosmetics Next Year

Halo Infinite’s first free-to-play multiplayer occasion, the samurai-themed Fractures: Tenrai, will probably be receiving some main enhancements when it returns early subsequent yr.

The free occasion’s first week (of which a number of extra are deliberate over the course of Halo Infinite’s first season) allowed gamers to unlock a set of samurai armor by means of finishing numerous occasion challenges. Sadly, the armor was a bit of primary. Whereas many gamers thought they’d be unlocking the impressive-looking armor closely featured in numerous trailers, the free armor as a substitute solely got here in a single colour with few equipment. A lot of the Tenrai event rewards have been XP grants and problem swaps, moderately than cosmetics. As an alternative, gamers might buy the sport’s premium forex to unlock extra colours, helmets, swords, and extra by means of the in-game retailer.

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That can change subsequent yr when the Tenrai occasion returns. Talking throughout a livestream, 343 Industries head of design Jerry Hook mentioned it was a mistake to promote Tenrai occasion cosmetics and to advertise these objects within the sport’s advertising.

“We wish the occasions to be a spot the place you may earn new content material and never care about whether or not you are going to pay or not,” Hook mentioned. “And we would like that content material to be prime quality. That is why we wished the Fracture [Tenrai event]–it’s utterly new armor that is all earned by the participant enjoying the occasion. It is utterly new, achievable stuff all through the complete season. None of that needs to be accessible within the retailer. We made that mistake; I am sorry about that.”

To set issues proper, most of the beforehand store-only Tenrai occasion objects will probably be added to the free occasion cross, changing rewards like problem swaps. Different cosmetics, together with extra shoulder-pieces, armor coatings, and extra, may also be added. It is at present unclear if gamers who already bought beforehand store-only objects will obtain some sort of refund. Different adjustments to the occasion will embrace extra occasion challenges, in order that gamers could make extra regular progress on the occasion with out getting caught (by a plasma grenade).

Fractures: Tenrai is ready to return on January 4. Hook mentioned the crew will probably be making adjustments to not simply the Tenrai occasion, however future occasions as nicely, to make sure that there’s extra free content material for gamers to earn simply by enjoying the sport. A vacation-themed occasion, known as Winter Contingency, is ready to reach on December 21.

343 Industries has been fast to make adjustments to Halo Infinite’s multiplayer progression, which has been a supply of criticism for the reason that sport’s launch. Whereas 343 has mentioned extra long-term options, akin to a development system impartial of the sport’s battle cross, are within the works, there have already been quite a few enhancements. A few of these development changes include more XP for the first few matches performed every day, longer XP boosts, and the elimination of extra irritating challenges.

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