Performance XP is the only reason people played Halo Reach, not the challenges, apparently, this lesson was not taken to heart and ignored by 343. A centralized progression system is essential to giving F2P players any reason to play the game when they don’t want to drop $10 on a premium pass. It costs you nothing to just give players the Mark VII core and its current associated armor for free while locking the cool Mark V B core and its armor behind battle passes and shop bundles. It is absolutely unacceptable to see more content locked behind paywalls than Apex Legends. Apex Legends has tons of free content for people who don’t wish to spend any money on the game, with more for those looking to spend money.