Halo Infinite’s First Multiplayer Beta Begins July 29

The first Halo Infinite multiplayer technical preview starts tomorrow, July 29. The beta will run until Sunday, August 1, offering a short-term opportunity for those invited to test Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer aspects. It’s the first of many technical previews for Halo Infinite, as Microsoft prepares to launch the free multiplayer game mode later this year.

The first preview will include gameplay testing against AI bots, with a bot arena to “gather feedback on Bot behavior and online performance”, according to 343 Industries. This arena features the slayer mode on three maps and a variety of challenges throughout the weekend. “The Bots still have their quirks, so we’re letting them fly, but they’re definitely not pushovers. Be prepared,” warns 343 Industries.

The new Live Fire map for Halo Infinite.

Players can also use the Weapon Drills section of Halo Infinite this weekend. It’s a way to test weapons before entering arena battles, in a simple shooting range. There will be a variety of weapons to test, including snipers, pistols, the classic needle, and the MA40 AR.

343 Industries is also testing Halo Infinite’s user interface, including how players unlock battle passes, deal with challenges, and use the in-game shop. “This technical preview will include a shortened Battle Pass and a small portion of the customization options planned for launch,” said 343 Industries.

This test also includes the new Halo Waypoint web and mobile app, where you can customize a Spartan or view battle pass progress and challenges.

343 Industries plans to share more details about the Halo Infinite technical preview during a live stream later today at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT. If you are interested to test Halo Infinite then you should Sign up as a Halo Insider.

Halo InfiniteThe multiplayer mode will launch alongside the campaign later this year and will be a free part of the game available to anyone on Xbox or PC. The game runs at up to 120 fps in this mode on the Xbox Series X and offers classic game modes such as capturing the flag with new abilities such as using a grappling hook to pick up objects.