As we inch to Halo Infinite’s December launch, players can expect two Halo Infinite multiplayer tests back to back over the upcoming weekends.
The first of the two online tests Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode is expected to go on from September 23, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021. This multiplayer test will be open only for Halo Insiders who had registered prior to September 13, 2021. If you’ve made it into the play tests, you’ll get an email confirming it.
The second set of tests will commence starting September 30, and will be open to more players. However, as of now, the registration details, or the eligibility to partake in the play test is unknown. Readers can expect more specific details regarding the same by next week.
What to expect from Halo Infinite Multiplayer tests
Readers should note that online multiplayer is not going to be on during the entirety of weekend play tests. Player can tune into the multiplayer mode at 10:30 p.m. IST to 2:30 a.m. IST and 5:30 a.m. IST to 9:30 a.m. IST on Friday through Sunday during both weekends.
Over the course of the weekend, players can check out the Training Mode, Weapon Drills, Battle Pass, and Customization which are the only modes available from Thursday throughout the whole weekend. These modes are good enough to get a feel of the game, and for the developers to understand how to better optimize the game.
On September 24 at 10:30 p.m. IST, the 4v4 Arena mode will become available, but only for the first weekend. The second weekend beta test will include the 4v4 Arena mode and the 12v12 Big Team Battle mode.
Developers’ statements regarding Halo Infinite Multiplayer tests
In the Inside Infinite blog post which revealed these details, the developers said “Matchmaking will only be up for a set amount of time each day in order to help us test our servers against the highest concurrency possible.” They added “While this does mean shorter time for players to go hands on, it’s critical to our primary goal of ensuring that our online services are ready for launch.”