It’s been a long time waiting for Halo Infinite to launch. 343 Industries, Xbox, and Microsoft have been hanging their hats on this game as the one to move the Halo series forward and give Xbox Series X|S fans the definitive franchise shooter they’ve been waiting for this generation. We still have some time to wait before the single-player campaign experience of Halo Infinite will be available, but in a surprise launch today, 343 and Xbox made Halo’s free-to-play multiplayer available. You can download and jump into Season 1 now.
The launch of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer was announced at the end of the Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration livestream event on November 15, 2021. While previous announcements of the Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration suggested there’d be no game announcements or reveals, that turned out to not quite be completely true. In the last few minutes of the livestream event, 343 Industries took us on a feels trip through the Halo franchise and then capped it off with the announcement that Halo Infinite’s latest multiplayer beta was available now with Season 1 kicking off as well.
In honor of Halo's 20th anniversary, your Spartan journey officially begins today. Dive into Season 1 of #HaloInfinite, in the multiplayer beta starting today on Xbox and PC!— Halo (@Halo) November 15, 2021
📄 https://t.co/uCxf7tYDV4 pic.twitter.com/k28WPYTqAO
This should come as a delightful surprise to Halo fans and players that have been waiting on Halo Infinite’s arrival. The official launch of the game is still set for December 7, 2021, which will include the single-player campaign and the full launch of the free-to-play multiplayer. However, the launch of Halo Infinite Multiplayer’s Season 1 in today’s surprise announcement likely means that today’s beta launch of the multiplayer will likely cross over into the full launch.
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer beta is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via either the Microsoft Store or Steam. Stay tuned for the latest on the game as Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer Seasons kick off. We’re sure to have further coverage and guides for you, here at Shacknews.
TJ Denzer posted a new article, Halo Infinite Multiplayer is now downloadable & Season 1 starts today
Runs beautifully on PC, no issues so far.