Halo: Infinite will hold two more multiplayer tech previews with the first one starting this weekend. The latest Inside Infinite has been published on the Halo website with details on the upcoming tests.
A Halo: Infinite test will take place at select times from Thursday, September 23 to Sunday, September 26. This beta will only be open to Halo Insiders who registered before September 13. Emails will be sent out to players to know if they are eligible.
The second test takes place at select times from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3 and will be open to more players than the first test. More specific details on who is eligible for the second weekend test are promised by next week. A Halo: Infinite livestream with more beta test details is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 on the Halo Twitch and YouTube channels. A new look at the 12v12 Big Team Battle mode will also be shown off.
The tests will not be open for multiplayer during the entirety of the scheduled days. Players will only have access to multiplayer from 10 a.m. PST to 2 p.m. PST and 5 p.m. PST to 9 p.m. PST on Friday through Sunday during both weekends. Training Mode, Weapon Drills, Battle Pass, and Customization are the only modes available from Thursday throughout the whole weekend.
“[The Halo: Infinite tests’] matchmaking will only be up for a set amount of time each day in order to help us test our servers against the highest concurrency possible,” the blog post reads. “While this does mean shorter time for players to go hands on, it’s critical to our primary goal of ensuring that our online services are ready for launch.”
On Friday, September 24 at 10 a.m. PST, the 4v4 Arena mode will be available. The second beta test will include the 4v4 Arena mode and the 12v12 Big Team Battle mode.
It’s possible we will get more Halo: Infinite details at the Xbox presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2021. If you’re excited for Halo and looking for games to hold you over on Xbox then check out Xbox Games with Gold for September 2021.
Halo: Infinite is currently set for a December 8 release.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.