The cat ears were the first to appear. Then there was the Iron Man suit. This week, though, one of Halo Infinite’s most prominent aesthetic options is a little more obvious: a genuine halo.
It’s not quite on the nose, but it’s close. (However, the Halo nose ring must be just around the corner.) The “Perfect Circle” cosmetic piece actually floats a little above your Spartan’s head. It’s also incredibly attractive, with the same incandescent blue light that pervades so much of Forerunners’ technology (ancient beings in Halo lore).
It rotates indefinitely, leaving a trail of dazzling pixie dust in your wake. If you look closely, you’ll notice that it’s not simply a standard halo: It’s a digital to-scale replica of Zeta Halo, Halo Infinite’s setting, down to the fractured portion at the belt.
Halo Infinite cosmetics
Until next Tuesday, “Perfect Circle” is available for purchase in Halo Infinite’s microtransaction market. It’ll set you back 300 credits (about $3, or a little less if you have Xbox Game Pass).
If you think that’s low, you’re not alone. Players have been vociferous about the costs of microtransactions in 343 Industries’ multiplayer shooter since its premiere in November. Armor sets with price tags as high as $20 went on sale, including gear that was previously available at no cost in prior Halo games. (Halo Infinite is the first game in the series to be available for free.) Even the cat ears were on sale for $10 at first.
On Reddit, someone posted, “Perfect Circle is a good cosmetic that is decently priced, keep it up 343.” The majority of gamers who responded agreed, stating it looks beautiful, costs a reasonable amount, and is a solid example of the “experimental” pricing approach 343 is experimenting with for the rest of Halo Infinite’s first season.
Even a player who slammed the rest of the store’s prices—which this week range from $3 (for a weapon skin) to $6 (for a skull ornament for your warthog)—admitted that the sticker price of “Perfect Circle” was “sort of okay.”
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