Halo Infinite Multiplayer Surprise Launches In Beta For All

Halo Infinite Test Flight

Microsoft pulled a surprising (though not really thanks to Pringles outing the early release over the weekend) launch today for the Halo Infinite multiplayer beta. To be clear, this is an open beta for the Halo Infinite multiplayer. Compared to the closed beta Microsoft held earlier this year for those that received invites.

That means that anyone who wants to play can now download the game on PC via Steam, or on their Xbox Series X|S, or Xbox One consoles. The official launch of the game, which will include the campaign mode, doesn’t actually launch until December 8. Although, campaign co-op won’t be available at launch.

Halo Infinite multiplayer beta progress will not be wiped

If you’re worried about dumping time into a game that won’t launch for another few weeks, don’t be. Microsoft has confirmed that all progress in the beta version will carry over to the launch version of the game.


For the beta, players have full access to season 1 battle pass content. Which as of next week, will include the super cool samurai-themed armor. Starting today though there’s still plenty of skins for armor and weapons to unlock. Alongside other content.

While players may experience errors while trying to find matches, the game seems to work relatively well on PC. And shouldn’t have many issues (if any) on Xbox either. Worth noting though is that the game is still being rolled out. So if you aren’t seeing the availability to install, give it a few and check back. All players should be able to install well before the end of the day.

Multiplayer is free, the campaign costs $60

While the multiplayer mode is completely free-to-play, you’ll still need to buy the campaign. That will cost you $60 on Steam, which is about what to expect for a new game from a major franchise.


You can pre-order the game now if you want to be ready to play the moment it goes live. With multiplayer now in full rollout, you should also now have access to all match types, including big team battle, arena, and more. If you didn’t get a chance to play during the closed test, get in there and do work, spartan.