Experience point

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Experience points, commonly abbreviated as EXP or XP, are awarded to players based on their performance in a multiplayer match.

Halo 3[edit]

Main article: Halo 3

Along with skill, EXP determines a player's rank and advancement in rank. Points are awarded thusly:[1] You will not see if you have earned or lost EXP points until you exit to the lobby.

  • Win: 1 EXP
  • Tie (Only in Team games): 1 EXP
  • Loss: 0 EXP
  • Quitting/Disconnecting from the Match Early or Get Booted for a Betrayal: -1 EXP (does not always occur)
  • Win a Double-Exp: 2 EXP

EXP is only lost when a player leaves a match before it is over. This penalty typically only applies to team matches, in any playlist. Disconnect counts as quitting, which means that accidental quits through power or internet loss will be treated the same as quitting the match through the menu.

In a free-for-all match, such as Lone Wolves or Rumble Pit, a player is considered to have won if he finishes in the top half; as in a team match, a player wins if his team wins (multi team games involves placing 1st or 2nd, essentially the top half again).

Halo Wars[edit]

Main article: Halo Wars

Unlike in Halo 3 experience points are earned regardless if a player wins or loses a multiplayer match. The amount of experience points a player receives is based on how well they do in the match. Although there is a skill, called Party True Skill, based system determined by wins it does not affect a player's rank. Party True Skill will go down over time if the player stops playing the game.

Halo: Reach[edit]

Main article: Halo: Reach

Similar to Halo Wars experience is determined not by a win but how well a player does in a match. Experience can also be earned in Campaign, Firefight, completing challenges, and completing Commendations. Credits are the term used in place of XP in Halo: Reach.

Halo 4[edit]

Main article: Halo 4

Experience in Halo 4 is earned very similarly to both Halo Wars and Halo: Reach. However unlike in Halo: Reach experience can not be gained by playing Campaign. It is earned by playing matchmaking, completing missions in Spartan Ops, and completing challenges and commendations.

Halo: Spartan Assault[edit]

Main article: Halo: Spartan Assault

XP in Halo: Spartan Assault is used to purchase upgrades before the player starts a level. Players can purchase power weapons, armor abilities and boosts to improve their performance. XP is earned by completing levels, with the amount determined by performance. A bronze star awards 50XP, a silver star 100XP and a gold star 200XP. Players can increase this amount with multipliers for completing the level with skulls active. A player's XP is accumulated in a single repository across all platforms utilizing the same Xbox LIVE profile (Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Xbox 360 and Xbox One).

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

Main article: Halo 5: Guardians

XP in Halo 5: Guardians is used to advance players' multiplayer Spartan Rank. XP is awarded for completing matches and advancing commendations. Players can increase their XP earnings by using Boost cards in Arena and Warzone. XP should not be confused with the REQ points earned and used to purchase REQ packs.

343 Industries feature a weekend playlist regularly in Arena multiplayer. It awards increased XP to players.

Halo Wars 2[edit]

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Halo Infinite[edit]

Main article: Halo Infinite

Each Battle Pass in Halo Infinite includes 100 levels of rewards; each level requires 1,000 XP to complete using XP rewards by completing multiplayer matches or in-game challenges.[2] The XP rewards for match completions and challenges are as follows:

Match XP
Match Completion
Season's Battlepass[sic] owned[Note 1] 100
Bots Match Complete 50
PVE Match Complete[Note 2] 50
Arena Match Complete 150
Featured Match Complete 200
BTB Match Complete 250
Match Performance
Top 50% of Team 50
Winning Team 50
MVP 50
1st Place[Note 3] 150
Hill 3 Captured[Note 2] 150
Hill 4 Captured[Note 2] 50
Hill 5 Captured[Note 2] 100
Heroic+ Hill 4 Captured[Note 4][Note 5] 150
Legendary Hill 3 Captured[Note 5] 250
Challenge XP
Post-Winter Update
Daily Challenge: Heroic tier 500
Weekly Challenge: Normal tier 50
Weekly Challenge: Heroic tier 100
Weekly Challenge: Legendary tier 150
Ultimate Challenge: Mythic tier 500
Challenge XP
Pre-Winter Update
Daily Challenge: Normal tier 50[Note 6]
Daily Challenge: Heroic tier 100[Note 7]
Daily Challenge: Legendary tier 150
Daily Challenge: Mythic tier 300
Weekly Challenge: Normal tier 200
Weekly Challenge: Heroic tier 100
Weekly Challenge: Legendary tier 150
Ultimate Challenge: Mythic tier 500

There are free rewards in certain levels available for all players, while there is a premium track which requires the purchase of the Premium Battle Pass to unlock rewards. Rewards include player customization items (including armor permutations, armor coatings, emblems, weapon charms, and consumables for the Battle Pass.[3] Players can select an active Battle Pass to make progress towards and unlock the rewards, all of which are exclusive to the Battle Pass and unavailable to obtain through other means.[4]

Additionally, players can use Consumables, XP Grants, Double XP Boosters, and Challenge Swaps, to expedite progress on the Battle Pass.[5] The XP Grant gives a player 250 XP immediately. After activating a Double XP Booster, XP rewards from completing challenges are doubled for an hour, though they need to be activated prior to a multiplayer match for the effect to apply to any challenges completed during the match.[6]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Halo Waypoint, Match XP Beta & Progression | Winter Update (Retrieved on Dec 23, 2022) [archive]
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint, Inside Infinite - June 2021 (Retrieved on Jun 25, 2021) [archive]
  4. ^ Halo Infinite Multiplayer Overview
  5. ^ Reddit, r/Halo - Observations about Halo Infinite's Battle Pass (Retrieved on Jul 27, 2021) [archive]
  6. ^ Twitter, Halo Support (@HaloSupport): "Additionally, XP Boosts will now last for 1 hour rather than 30 minutes. The in-game tooltip may continue to show 30 minutes as their expected duration, but the Boost's timer will start from 60 minutes once activated. (3/4)"


  1. ^ Added in Season 03: Echoes Within
  2. ^ a b c d Only available in Firefight: King of the Hill matches
  3. ^ Only available in Free-for-all matches
  4. ^ Only available in Firefight: Heroic King of the Hill matches
  5. ^ a b Only available in Firefight: Legendary King of the Hill matches
  6. ^ 100 XP prior to update on November 29, 2021.
  7. ^ 150 XP prior to update on November 29, 2021.

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