I’m gonna try to keep this short and sweet. I hate micro transactions (If we can even call them that anymore), but I have an idea that I really think would benefit both the player base AND 343. I miss the days when we got to work towards rewards. I understand that having a game F2P vs paid can be a much more profitable way to have a game but I think this solution could work.
What if they added all or most cosmetic items to separate battle passes and release them together. Allow players to choose which battle pass to buy or if they choose we could buy multiple and simply activate whichever one we wanted our experience to be added to while we play. They could even have shorter, 50 level battle passes with this idea. This would allow players like myself to simply grind it out to unlock items that we want, and it would also benefit 343 as the whales would be able to purchase the entire battle pass.
I don’t know about you but I would much rather purchase 3 or 4 battle passes and unlock cosmetics over time instead of purchasing them from the store.