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Halo Infinite Players Outraged At Item Shop Prices

In-game purchases continue to be a controversial topic!

November 27, 2021

Halo Infinite might have won fans over with its surprise Multiplayer launch at the beginning of last week, but that isn’t stopping an angry mob from forming over the price of cosmetic items in the game’s Item Shop.

Making a game free-to-play then filling it to the brim with in-game purchases has been all the rage in recent years, likely due to the success of Fortnite back in 2017. And, for the most part, it’s worked out well for consumers and publishers. Players have been able to play titles such as Warzone, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and more for free, whilst only shelling out real money if they want cosmetic items that offer no gameplay advantages.

Halo Infinite has attempted to follow the same strategy, but haven’t quite pulled it off as well as their competitors. Fans are even stating that the game’s monetization “makes mobile games look consumer-friendly”.

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Halo Infinite Players Unhappy With Item Shop Prices

In a recent Reddit post, which now has over seven thousand upvotes, user GoobyOfPls urged fellow Halo Infinite players to not purchase anything from the in-game Item Shop.

The user states that the prices are “utterly ridiculous” and a “blatant smack in the face” as fans were previously told that all event armor pieces would be completely free. The Reddit user also pointed out that it will set you back $15 if you want a sword belt that can only be equipped on one specific armor core. That’s basically the equivalent of Fortnite selling a back bling for $15 that you can only use on your Peely The Banana skin outfit, the outrage would be out of this world!

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It isn’t just GoobyOfPls that’s upset with the game’s Item Shop pricing either, you only need to take a look at /r/halo’s front page to see the constant stream of angry players.

Not only is it ridiculously expensive for some of the cosmetic items, but there isn’t even that much of a variation in some of them. Reddit user IVIOLDY’s post, which has a staggering eighteen thousand upvotes, points out how there are paid variants of free skins that have practically no changes.

What do you think about Halo Infinite’s cosmetic prices? Should there at least be more variation in skins for the price? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kyle (He/Him) is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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