How to Get Cheaper Credits in Halo Infinite – Discounted Credits

Those dollars add up!

We’ve got a short and sweet guide for you today. When Microsoft and 343 Industries were dropping Halo Infinite multiplayer early as a surprise, you may have had issues with the Xbox launcher on PC. (Remember the whole GameStubWindows blue screen thing?) Because of that, many made the jump to Steam since the game was actually working and playable sooner.

If you’ve remained there, you may want to consider going back. In this guide, we’ll tell you a quick way to save money when buying your Credits for the in-game item shop.

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How to Get Cheaper Credits in Halo Infinite

There’s still some confusion around all of this and players are sharing conflicting information, but the gist of it is this: Xbox Game Pass gives a 10 percent discount on most purchases. That includes microtransactions and in this case, your Halo Infinite Credits.

While that’s not a ton of savings for the smaller bundles, with larger purchases you can save five to 10 dollars just from swapping over to the other launcher.

Credits Base Price Discount Price
500 $4.99 $4.49
1000 $9.99 $8.99
2000 $19.99 $17.99
5000 $49.99 $44.99
10000 $99.99 $89.99


It is worth noting the Xbox PC application isn’t the most flexible. You can’t tell it to look at your Steam copy of Halo Infinite, at least until an upcoming update is released. Instead, you’ll need to reinstall it again. It’s a lot of work, but it’ll save you some money.

Shouldn’t Game Pass Users on Steam Get the Discount?

That seems to be the commonly accepted viewpoint. Right now, the problem is some players are reporting they see the discount on Steam. Others, myself included, do not and have never seen the cheaper Credits price despite being Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

If you’ve already purchased 1,000 Credits to buy the Heroes of Reach battle pass, you’re probably already out of that dollar. Some folks have tried contacting support for a partial refund, but we haven’t heard of any consistent success stories of going that route. It’s also possible Microsoft may automatically send out a refund for the difference given enough time. Keep in mind that the situation may be exclusive to the Xbox PC application, though.

Halo Infinite Credit Bugs

Having issues? There are two known bugs as of November 17, 2021.

  • Credits purchased within the Microsoft Store while the game is running do not appear in-game until after restarting the game.
  • Credits purchased during the scheduled store rollover do not appear until re-opening the Buy Credits section of the Store.

If your Credits aren’t showing up, restarting the game is your safest bet before filing a bug ticket with the developer.

We’ll obviously let you know if any of this changes or if we hear anything from 343 Industries. Until then, hop on your console or switch launchers to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on those Credits!


Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games. You can find him on Twitter @Squiblon.

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