You can now download the beta version of Halo Infinite from the Xbox Insider app

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Key notes

  • Xbox Insiders and Halo fans are in for some awesome news that will undoubtedly make them smile. 
  • Halo Infinite multiplayer beta on Xbox consoles and PCs will give you a real taste of PvP action.
  • This release is a technical preview, so we'll also get a crack at its expanded Big Team Battle mode.
  • If you signed up as a Halo Insider before September 13th, you can download the 20GB preview.
Halo Infinite beta

Microsoft has just released its second Halo Infinite multiplayer beta on Xbox consoles and PCs, providing gamers with a work-in-progress glimpse into its player-versus-player (PvP) action.

Given the fact that this is a technical preview means more hours with Halo Infinite before release, including the world-first hands-on with its expanded Big Team Battle mode.

This is excellent news for the die-hard fans of the series, who already expressed their uncontainable excitement throughout various social media platforms.

Still not convinced? Well, let’s dive right into it and maybe you will change your mind by the end of this article.

What can we expect from Halo Infinite beta?

This is an excellent chance to get more acquainted and begin mastering Microsoft’s upcoming shooter, before its December 8 release date.

However, this week’s flight returns bigger and better, bolstered with more multiplayer content than the previous July trials, and available to all Halo Insiders who registered on time.

Those who were successful in applying for the beta will score two weekends with Halo Infinite’s multiplayer, and for 343 Industries, that means larger player counts to test its online offerings.

Playtime is scheduled for September 24th through September 26th, with the first weekend being centered around its traditional four-versus-four Arena modes.

Big Team Battle, now upgraded with up to 24 player lobbies, arrives one week later, from October 1st to October 3rd.

Furthermore, Arena will also be available alongside Big Team Battle during the second weekend of testing.

The first Halo Infinite preview spotlighted its new Training Mode, featuring AI-controlled bots designed to emulate real-world players and sharpen your aim.

But while 343 Industries published a strict schedule of Halo Infinite beta times for matchmaking, its bots will remain playable throughout the three-day test windows. 

As far as this game’s battle pass and new customization systems go, they will also return on this flight.

Can I already download the beta version?

This second Halo Infinite beta went live on September 23, as we mentioned above, although the team operates out of Washington, meaning it was September 24 for everyone in Europe and other eastern regions.

Keep in mind the team stated that late-breaking issues could derail this long-awaited rollout.

This already happened once, although the developers were able to resolve the issue quickly and roll back a previously announced delay.

Everything is good now, as the beta is currently rolling out to players worldwide, but be aware that some problems may potentially affect access to the game.

How much space does Halo Infinite beta take up?

Well, the first Halo Infinite technical preview had somewhere in between 11GB and 19GB, with Xbox Series X|S and PC boasting larger file sizes.

As for the second preview, it should be marginally larger at 20GB, likely due to the additional content in this flight.

Furthermore, we may also see an additional update for the Halo Infinite preview later this month, ahead of the second week of playtesting.

This update would precede the addition of Big Team Battle with various bug-fixing tweaks, not uncommon, given the work-in-progress nature of the project.

Remember that this early access for the beloved title is only available to Xbox Insiders. If aren’t one yet, you can join the others by going to the official page.

Are you a part of the Xbox Insider Program? If so, have you already downloaded and installed Halo Infinite? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.