Microsoft’s big E3 2021 conference yesterday not only showed off tons of upcoming games, but also gave us our first look at Halo Infinite’s multiplayer component. 343 Interactive also isn’t wasting any time, and is already offering players a chance to be part of the Halo Infinite Flight Test, the game’s “beta”.
The Flight Test in this instance is an opportunity for a select group of players to be able to take part in the game’s multiplayer and story, bringing up bugs and other issues for the developers to fix before the game releases sometime in the holiday phase of this year.
According to the Twitter post announcing the test, people who want to get an early crack at Halo Infinite’s multiplayer can sign up over at Halo Insider, though at the moment the studio hasn’t announced exactly how the preview program will work.
Signing up for the possibility of being part of the Halo Infinite Flight Test is easy. You’ll be asked for your email, your favorite Halo games, your country of origin and your time zone, and what platforms you own, among other things. You’ll also have to agree to not disclose any information from the tests.
After you do all of this and sign up, all that’s left is to wait to be called on to be part of one of the Flight Test’s testing periods. Since the Halo Infinite multiplayer will be its own standalone thing this time around, it’s likely that 343 will have a lot of work to do in order to make sure that it’s not only free of any crippling bugs, but equipped to handle what will likely be a massive number of players.
While 343 Interactive is going into uncharted territory by separating Infinite’s story and multiplayer modes into two separate titles, hopefully the game will still be popular among fans as they set out on the next part of the Master Chief’s story. The game is supposed to release sometime in the holidays of this year on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.