A now-deleted description for Halo Infinite on the Xbox Series X pre-order registration page at the Smyths Toys website said the game’s multiplayer would be free-to-play and operate at up to 120fps on Xbox Series X.
It’s unclear when the description was first published but it appears to have been taken back off the website after others online started noticing it. You can still read it via the Google Cache version of the listing:
While 343 Industries has yet to show off any of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer or confirm much of how it will work, making it free-to-play would keep it in line with many other competitors like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s battle royal mode, Warzone, and Destiny 2's multiplayer, both of which are also free-to-play.
This apparent leak comes after 343 Industries has had to squash rumours following Halo Infinite’s gameplay debut at this month’s Xbox Series X showcase that its multiplayer modes wouldn’t launch the same time as the main campaign. “Nothing to see here folks, this is not true,” community director Brian Jarrard wrote in response to worries about a delay going viral on Twitter.
UPDATE: Microsoft says the information in the leaked store listing is true. “Halo is for everyone,” the company tweeted. “We can confirm Halo Infinite Multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X.”