This month will see two more “Halo Infinite” multiplayer beta tests, one for 4v4 Slayer and the other for Big Team Battle. In the latest edition of its Inside Infinite series, 343 Industries went over all the facts, and we’ve compiled a list of the most important dates and details below.
- Weekend 1: 4v4 Slayer (September 23-26)
- Weekend 2: Big Team Battle (September 3-October 3)
Each day, the “Halo Infinite“ betas will only be available for a few hours. “Matchmaking will only be available for a limited time each day to let us test our servers against the maximum possible concurrency,” 343 explained. “While this means players will have less time to go hands-on, it is crucial to our core goal of getting our online services ready for launch.”
WEEKEND 1 (ARENA)
- Thursday evening, September 23:
- Build becomes available for download Thursday night
- Training Mode and Weapon Drills are available
- Friday, September 24 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Saturday, September 25 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Sunday, September 26 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Monday, September 27 @ 10am PT: Flight access closes until Weekend 2
WEEKEND 2 (BIG TEAM BATTLE & ARENA)
- Thursday evening, September 30:
- Flight access turns on
- Training Mode and Weapon Drills become available
- Friday, October 1 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Saturday, October 2 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Sunday, October 3 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
- Sunday, October 3 @ 9pm PT: Surveys go out to a portion of Halo Insiders
- Monday, October 4 @ 10am PT: Flight access closes
- Wednesday, October 6 @ 10am PT: Halo Support site closes
When matchmaking is offline, “Halo Infinite’s” training mode, weapon drills, battle pass, and customization options will be available.
How to get in
The goal of the two betas is to test the “Halo Infinite” servers at scale, thus anyone who signed up for Halo Insider by September 13 will be invited to participate. People who missed to register for Halo Insider by September 13 will get a chance to participate in the second weekend’s beta test, which will be increased over the first.
In the next 24 hours, “pre-selection” emails for the “Halo Infinite” beta tests will begin to be sent out, so keep an eye on your mailbox for an invitation.
The beta test will not only test the servers but will also assist 343 in finding flaws by utilizing the community. If someone encounters any problems, the studio encourages them to register bug reports with the developer. The company also stated that it will monitor social media for bugs reported by the community.
Content of a game
Here’s a basic rundown of what will be included in the next multiplayer tests for “Halo Infinite”:
- Social Arena (including objective modes and a new map on Sunday, September 26)
- Bot Arena (including objective modes)
- Big Team Battle (debuting September 30 – October 3)
- Three modes on Fragmentation
- Training Mode
- Weapon Drills
- Battle Pass
- New Halo Waypoint app & web experiences
On Wednesday, a live stream will go over the details so that players know what to anticipate. Big Team Battle gameplay will also be shown on the stream. A second blog post with much more details is also in the works.
The first multiplayer beta test for “Halo Infinite” took place in July, and it mostly focused on playing battles versus bots. These new tests are bigger and more thrilling because they include live matches against other human players, as well as a first look at the mode, which increases the player cap to 12v12 in the case of BTB.
On December 8, “Halo Infinite” will be released. The multiplayer component is a standalone free-to-play game, while the campaign is part of Xbox Game Pass.