Microsoft dropped a big surprise today by bringing back its most popular gaming franchise ahead of its official launch. The announcement was made to celebrate two decades of Xbox.
If you own a gaming PC, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, you can download Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta at either the Microsoft Store, Game Pass, or on Steam.
Halo Infinite is the most anticipated follow up to the series that shaped modern first-person shooter games. It was first announced at E3 2018. It was slated to launch in 2020.
However, because of the pandemic, it was delayed until 8 Dec 2021.
As the name suggests, what was released today is a beta and is the multiplayer component of the game.
That means there will still be bugs in the game and that the complete game – which includes a campaign – will cost you money when it is released on 8 Dec.
As a bonus, Microsoft says that any progress you make in the beta will be rolled into the complete game. So if you plan to buy Halo Infinite anyway, the beta will give you a head start.
You can watch the Xbox Anniversary Celebration where the announcement was made, here: