Microsoft announced it is partnering with Monster Energy to give away XP boosts and in-game items for Halo Infinite before the game releases in 2021.
Studios have partnered with food and drink companies before to unlock game items and boosts through buying other products, but this promotion is a limited time only from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, before Halo Infinite launches sometime in 2021.
Specially-marked cans of Monster Energy will offer 30-minute double XP boosts, and players will be able to bank up to 60 hours of boosts by saving their receipts, going to Monster-Halo.com to receive a code, and then going to Halo Waypoint to unlock boosts and in-game items during the four month period.
That equals to 120 cans of energy drinks to get the full amount of boost, but each receipt uploaded also enters a sweepstakes for 10 winners to receive a trip for “two to experience an out of this world Zero-Gravity Flight experience in Paris, France with all-inclusive flights and hotel stay plus $1,000 cash.” Two hundred winners will also receive an Xbox Series X console.
Each can also features a Snapchat code with Master Chief and Warthog filters for the first month and additional filters each month, though will be available for everyone without purchase. Completing each challenge for three months will unlock a Halo Infinite in-game item, such as a weapon skin or player emblem, shown below.
Microsoft said there will be other promotions to unlock more in-game items during the holidays.