The Halo Infinite technical open beta will open up to all players and not just Halo Insiders this weekend, setting the scene for perhaps the biggest pre-launch test for the game ahead of its December 9 release date.
Players have been testing out Halo Infinite over the weekend with the latest technical preview, with a second round set to take place over the forthcoming weekend of October 1-3.
Developer, 343 Industries, says this technical beta will be limited to a capped number of players, but there doesn’t appear to much concern there in terms of how many people will actually be able to play.
Whether you’re a Halo Insider or not, you can download the Insider app on your Xbox Series X or Series S right now, and jump in to check out the action this weekend.
“Confirmation emails are rolling out for the #HaloInfinite preview,” said 343 community director, Brian Jarrard last week. “Check junk and spam folders, but also keep in mind that last time, some [people] were still receiving emails 2 full days later. (and we are sending a lot more out this time)“.
So you’re a Halo Insider and want to know how to guarantee access to the technical preview? Make sure you tick the below options:
- You have a verified email
- You’ve opted into comms
- You’ve select a platform, or you’ve selected PC but didn’t attach a dxdiag and/or don’t meet the minimum required specification for the build
If you don’t tick those boxes, you won’t receive an email.
The good news is that you don’t need to follow the above given the beta this upcoming weekend will be open to everyone. Check out the full weekend’s agenda below.
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 & 5-9pm PT / 6-10pm & 1-5am BST
- Saturday, October 2: 10am-2pm & 5-9pm PT / 6-10pm & 1-5am BST
- Sunday, October 3: 10am-2pm & 5-9pm PT / 6-10pm & 1-5am BST
- Sunday, October 3: Surveys go out to a portion of Halo Insiders at 9pm PT / 5am BST
- Monday, October 4: Flight access closes at 10am PT / 5pm BST
- Wednesday, October 6: Halo Support site closes at 10am PT / 5pm BST