Halo World Championship Begins on December 6th, Halo 5 Microtransaction Revenue Grows

Over $700,000 in revenue earned from REQ pack content.

Posted By | On 19th, Nov. 2015 Under News

Halo 5 Guardians Warzone

Microsoft has announced that the REQ system in Halo 5: Guardians has generated more than $700,00 in revenue thanks to microtransactions, bringing the Halo World Championship prize pool to $1.7 million. Revenue was initially revealed to be $500,000 in early November.

To top it off, Microsoft also revealed that the Halo World Championship would be beginning on December 6th with 16 teams competing worldwide and the finals to be held in March 2016. To top it off, there will be some limited time Legendary REQ packs offered to players in the form of Athlon Armour and Weapon Skins (for the Assault Rifle and Magnum) along with an emblem.

It remains to be seen just how much of the REQ pack revenue is actually going towards the Halo World Championship prize pool but regardless, Microsoft and competing players are benefiting greatly. What are your thoughts on the REQ System in Halo 5: Guardians? Let us know in the comments.

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  • GHz

    Great way to use the monies earned from micro transactions. Definetly for the gamers.

    • XbotMK1

      Nice try. What a joke.

    • GHz

      So its a bad idea to put some of that money back into the hands of gamers? How is putting an XB1 player in the position of winning over a million dollars a joke? Why are you so hateful? I’ve never met a “gamer” so narrow minded & angry as you. SMH

  • XbotMK1

    So basically Microsoft is ripping people off by making it extremely hard to unlock cosmetics so people will fork out extra money to purchase customizations that are already in the game? And instead of giving that money back to the community by giving out new DLC content to everyone, they’re giving the money to a few tournament winners instead. This is definitely not for the gamer. It’s for Microsoft to make a bit more money off content that is already in the game. This is not the appropriate way to do DLC microtransactions.

    Check out this excellent review by Angry Joe. He did all the math for how snakey the microtransactions are. The content is already in the game but Microsoft made them extremely tedious to unlock. Not only would it take to long to get everything but the card packs are randomized. Skip to 26:00 for that part.


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