Spartan Points could let players directly buy cosmetics
343 Industries is looking into a new way to pick up cosmetics in its Halo collection. The studio says it’s considering adding microtransactions to Halo: The Master Chief Collection through purchasable Spartan Points.
Prior to now, Seasons in Halo: The Master Chief Collection offered Season Points, which were earned through challenges and leveling up. But Seasons are being fazed out of the MCC. 343 Industries confirms in its blog post that these will be renamed to Spartan Points in the future.
Alongside the change, 343 is looking at new ways to unlock cosmetics. This would be through purchasing Spartan Points.
“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!)”
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It’s important to note this is being internally explored, for the time being. 343 says it’s sharing the idea ahead of time in the interest of “transparency” with the community.
It’s also stressing that Spartan Points would be additive. And it’s worth noting the sheer amount of cosmetics in Halo: The Master Chief Collection: well over 1000, by 343’s count.
As long as playtime-earning these cosmetics still exists, there are two avenues for Halo cosmetics. Purchasable points seem like they would potentially be a fast-track, buy-it-now option.
More updates on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and its Spartan Points are coming in the future.