Developer 343 Industries has finally detailed the pricing scheme for in-game items purchasable in “Halo 5: Guardians.” The game’s REQ system allows players to approach the game in two different ways. In-game items can be earned through levelling up or by using real cash to acquire them.

The in-game pricing has been set in a way that allows the player to afford one REQ pack for every game played. Players can expect to earn 2000 RP for every game played. As a result, reaching Silver or Gold status in the game is not a daunting task.

There are multiple ways to earn REQ packs in the game. Players can earn points by levelling up their Spartans. Levelling up is a direct reflection of a player’s performance in the game. This means players gain faster XP with better gameplay. REQ packs can also be earned by completing commendations, using codes from selected Halo licensed products and spending REQ points, as stated in the game’s official blog.

Bronze status, available for 1250 RP, is currently the only status that cannot be purchased with real money. Silver status is available at an in-game currency price of 5000 RP and at a real cash of $2. Gold status is available for 10,000 RP and at a real currency cost of $3.

Microsoft will also roll out a Warzone REQ Bundle, which comes with two premium packs every week for the next seven weeks, from the time players purchase the bundle. The REQ Bundle can be purchased for $25 separately. For players who have availed of the premium bundles for “Halo 5: Guardians,” there is already a REQ bundled included, as reported by Gamespot. The game comes in two premium bundles, the Limited Edition that costs $100 and the Limited Collector’s Edition priced at $250.

Beyond profit, 343 Industries also revealed that there is another use for the microtransactions in “Halo 5: Guardians.” A portion of the revenue from the feature will be added to the Halo World Championship prize pool.

“Halo 5: Guardians” launches this month on Oct. 27 and will be available exclusively for Xbox One. Microsoft has announced that the game has already reached gold status, which basically means that the base game is already completed. 343 Industries is currently working on the game’s other contents, including the December Forge Mode and the free DLC maps.

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