343 Industries has announced that Halo 5 microtransactions have proven popular, so much so that they have generated over $500,000 in a week.
The $500,000 will be added to the promised $1 million prize pool for the Halo World Championship.
Earlier this year, we announced that the tournament prize pool would start at $1,000,000, and today, we’re excited to announce that thanks to your REQ Pack crowdfunding, an additional $500,000 has already been added to the pool. This sets the current Halo World Championship prize pool at $1,500,000, and the total continues to grow each day.
Halo 5 microtransactions take the form of REQ Packs which you can purchase with in game currency called RP which is aqcuired for playing multiplayer games, or if you prefer, you can put up real world cash in exchange for the REQ Pack. The current highest value item is a Gold REQ Pack which costs 10,000 RP or $2.99. The items from the REQ Pack can then be used in Warzone to call in vehicles, weapons or XP/RP boosters. The XP and RP boosts are also available for Arena game modes but you can’t call in the heavy weaponry in those modes.
Halo 5: Guardians is available globally now exclusively on Xbox One.