Disclaimer: I already made a post on Waypoint but when I attempted to put this improved one somewhere else it was downvoted on Reddit so here ya go. Honestly what did I expect? Should I do twitter next?
There are multiple different problems for Infinite about progression and cosmetics. I believe there are ways to fix that that wouldn’t impact the already established systems.
First let’s deal with progression. Progression in Infinite is a massive problem. We only get 50xp per match. Best thing I recommend for a fix? Give XP per kill, objective, and medal. Of course the higher the medal, the higher the XP count. 343, keep in the challenges but give us a reward-per-match. It’ll give the playerbase an incentive to actually play the game outside of doing challenges and having fun.
Second let’s deal with the cosmetics. We all know 343 are going to keep the store, battlepass, and all that stuff. So instead of outright removal, let’s improve it. 343, make it so that players can create custom armour coatings out of obtained ones. I recommend doing this via the image of the armour coatings as it would open up the possibility for players to make THEIR Spartan. I would also recommend doing this with weapon coatings however looking at the way that works it seems more difficult to introduce.
How about some custom armour kits as well? Wouldn’t it be badass to have some custom presets that turn your Mark V(B) armour coating into a ODST just like that, without having to go through multiple different menus?
Addressing the problem of armour. Yes armour is free via the free BP tiers and Weekly challenge but here’s another idea, coss-game unlocks. By that I mean being able to unlock maybe a armour piece from a Halo Infinite-MCC challenge. Like “obtain all S1 armour” unlocks a armour set or something? I know my example sucks but imagine the potential.
Here’s an idea taken from rootbeerener from Waypoint, can’t put a link to their account but you can probably find them.
Their idea proposed a TF2 style unlock system where some of the classic armours can be unlocked via achievements. I would personally add to this by not limiting it to classic armour. On this note here’s another idea, tutorial armours. Armour that you very easily unlock by playing through the tutorial. It could only give you another set of pieces but I think by introducing that we can bypass the problem many have with the current system (all looking the exact same).
I know some will see my solutions as controversial as I don’t follow a “start anew” policy but I think by building upon what 343 have established this game will be really good.