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Retail listing points to “free-to-play multiplayer” for Halo Infinite


Halo Infinite may offer free access to its multiplayer modes, if some now-removed text from an online store listing out of the UK is to be believed.

The pre-registration page for Xbox Series X pre-orders at British retailer Smyths Toys included a section on Halo Infinite that, as of earlier this morning, mentioned the game will include "a groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience," as well as "up to 120 fps" frame rates. That section has been removed from the current version of the page in recent hours but can still be seen in the latest Google Cache (and this Internet Archive snapshot).

A free-to-play multiplayer mode would be a big departure for the Halo games (and for all Xbox titles), which have required a paid Xbox Live subscription for online play since the days of the original Xbox. The wording could also suggest that the multiplayer portion could be an entirely ...


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