Hate them all you want, sounds like they were a pretty big hit for Microsoft.
Although the announcement of their inclusion in the game was met with outcry and a general antipathy from the fans and community, it appears as though the microtransactions in Halo 5: Guardians have been a success for Microsoft. Microsoft have announced that sales from the game’s REQ packs have generated over $1 million in revenue.
These funds are, as Microsoft promised, going to go towards funding the Halo World Championship prize pool, which now stands at $2 million, up from the $1 million that it originally was. So we know that at least $1 million has been generated in microtransactions- chances are, the actual revenue is even more, since Microsoft only ever promised that a ‘portion’ of the total funds will go towards the prize pool.
To understand more about what REQs are, and how they work, and how they impact the game, check out our Halo 5 guide, which covers them in depth. And stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage and information.