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No, Halo MCC Is Not Adding Microtransactions

Microsoft has updated its blog post to remove the word "purchase," while re-confirming there won't be microtransactions in the game.


343 Industries recently published a blog post that stated a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection would allow players to "purchase" items in the game's battle pass-style progression system. The line has since been removed, and now the studio has re-affirmed that The Master Chief Collection is not adding microtransactions.

"There was one line in the interview where we were talking about using the season points to purchase unlocks. The word purchase was misunderstood to mean money," 343's Tyler Davis said on Twitter. "We updated the wording to remove the word 'purchase' to 'unlock' in the blog."

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The Master Chief Collection is a rare example of a big game that does not feature any microtransactions. Halo 5: Guardians features microtransactions with the Req system, and Halo Infinite is expected to feature the business practice as well.

In terms of what The Master Chief Collection is getting in the future, the big Season 2 update is coming soon alongside the arrival of Halo 3 on PC. The Season 2 update will make additional changes to the progression system, and, for the first time in 19 years, it will introduce new skins of Halo: CE vehicles and weapons.

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