343 Industries revealed some details about the next phase Halo infinitePre-launch testing. As promised, from now until the release, we will get more technical previews. There are two back-to-back weekends. The first weekend starts on Thursday.
Unlike the most recent test, the next test will start a multiplayer game. 343 waited until the last few hours of the last test to enable the competitive multiplayer game, instead choosing to spend most of the time testing the robot competition.
The first test will take place from September 23rd to 26th and will focus on the 4v4 arena. The following weekend, from September 30th to October 3rd, will be fully used for 12v12 big team battles. More details will be provided in a separate blog post and live broadcast tomorrow.
343 Said It mainly wants to emphasize online services on a large scale through these two technology previews. To this end, all Halo Insiders with complete personal data (as of September 13) will be invited. However, matching will be limited to specific times of each day of the test. In other words, you will not be able to jump on it at any time.
Matching will be provided twice a day, from 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. UK arrive 2 pm Pacific time, 3 pm US Eastern time, 10 pm UKAnd from 5pm Pacific Time, 8pm Eastern Time, 1am UK arrive 9 pm Pacific time, 12 noon US Eastern time, 5 am UK.
More Insiders will be invited to participate in the BTB test on the second weekend, so if you have not registered yet, please register/complete your profile now.
In terms of content, you can look forward to the social arena (new map on September 26), the robot arena, the three-mode rotation of fragments, training mode, weapon exercises, customization and battle passes.
These two technical previews will also serve as standard error capture exercises for maps, mechanics, patterns, and anything that seems unusual. Insiders will have a dedicated support website where they can report any problems they encounter, and some will even be investigated after the weekend.
Halo Infinite will be available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on December 8.