Following Halo Infinite Delay, The Monster Energy Double XP Promo Will Be Extended

The promotion was set to end on December 31, but Microsoft is working on an updated process.


Even though neither company officially announced the promotion, Microsoft and Monster Energy recently teamed up to create Halo Infinite-branded energy drinks that offer double XP for the game. The fine print on the cans that appeared in the wild with no fanfare mentioned that the XP offer extends to December 31, 2020.

But with Halo Infinite now delayed to 2021, people who bought the cans are wondering if they will still receive the bonus when the game finally arrives next year. The good answer is that, yes, the double XP will still be available, though the details are still being sorted out.

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Halo's community director, Brian Jarrard, said on Twitter, "Details are being ironed out but there will be an updated process / it'll be accounted for. More info soon."

People who bought the Monster Energy drinks will want to hold on to them to not only get the double XP for Halo Infinite's free multiplayer, but also because the cans may become something of a collector's item with Halo Infinite now delayed to 2021.

The marketing materials from the Monster Energy drinks also state that some kind of "AR Experience" for Halo Infinite is set to begin on September 1. However, with Halo Infinite now delayed to 2021, it's unclear if this is still going forward.

Halo Infinite is scheduled for release this holiday as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. The game will also come to the regular Xbox One as well as PC. Developer 343 Industries sees Halo Infinite as a platform instead of game, and one that the studio plans to support until 2030 or later.

For more on Halo Infinite, check out GameSpot's editorial below.

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