343 Industries has shed some new mild on one of many options coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a future replace. The “Trade,” because it’s known as, is an in-game retailer of types the place gamers can spend their season points–but not actual money–to purchase sure gadgets.
Technical designer Dana Jerpbak mentioned in a blog post the Trade was designed with two main targets, the primary of which was to create a system the place gamers may have extra freedom and selection for content material to unlock. The second was to create a spot the place gamers may spend season factors to select up gadgets from a earlier season that had ended already.
“As an extra purpose, we additionally needed to reduce the worry of lacking out, or ‘FOMO’ related to this expertise,” Jerpbak mentioned. “The Trade will supply customization gadgets from two overarching classes: earlier limited-time season content material and new themed content material.”
With every new season, just like the upcoming Season 6, these classes will develop with much more content material to unlock. They are going to be unfold between Featured and Restricted Time classes, which must be acquainted to individuals who play Fortnite, Apex Legends, and others.
“The previous is a group of themed bundles of things which can develop over time (sometimes when a brand new season is launched). The latter is a group of standalone gadgets which rotates every week,” Jerpbak mentioned. “In fact, you could possibly see featured standalone gadgets or rotational bundles launched sooner or later as nicely.”
For the sure gadgets that had been beforehand out there from a seasonal problem, their worth will replicate the problem of the problem in query. Jerpbak additionally talked about that these problem rewards will “sit out” for a interval of round one season (about two months) after the problem runs out. That is all being completed so gamers who unlock the current-season problem reward really feel like their time and funding was significant.
“It is vital that gamers who labored arduous to earn a reward expertise the temporal worth of getting the reward nicely earlier than it turns into extra broadly out there,” Jerpbak mentioned. “Gamers are understandably hooked up to rewards they’ve earned for troublesome challenges and we intend to not trivialize that by ‘simply giving freely’ prestigious rewards.”
Additionally within the weblog put up, Jerpbak burdened that content material in The Trade can solely be unlocked with season factors, not actual cash.
“Trade gadgets are unlocked by way of season factors which gamers earn by leveling up and finishing challenges in MCC. No actual cash is concerned in anyway,” Jerpbak mentioned.
343 already examined MCC’s new Trade function in a earlier beta take a look at, or flight, however the function has not but launched for everybody.
MCC’s Season 6 replace is coming subsequent, and it provides new maps for Halo 3 that originally debuted in the canceled free-to-play Halo Online game for Russia.