343 Industries has confirmed that Halo Infinite’s next Tenrai event will feature items that were previously only available in the store in place of most challenge swaps and XP boosts. The team has held a community stream for the holidays, where head of design Jerry Hook reflected on the game’s multiplayer launch and outlined some changes moving forward.
Hook admits that he “didn’t do a good enough job” in reviewing the assets that went out with marketing for the Tenrai event, which led the team to show off the Yoroi armour to build up excitement. The problem, though, was that various parts of the gear were purchasable in the shop. Moving forward, the team wants it to be clear whether something it’s showing off is free or from the store.
“The problem is that they showed a mixed samurai,” Hook says. “Our goal is always that if you see something for earn in a season, and it’s earnable in an event track, you can’t earn that gear in the shop or the battle pass – it’s dedicated to your events.”