343 Industries has begun sending out invitational emails to lucky Halo Insiders who will be the first to try out the multiplayer component of its latest Halo title, Halo Infinite.
Beginning tomorrow on July 29 and lasting until Monday, August 2, Halo Infinite’s first technical preview content includes brand-new modes to the franchise such as Bot Slayer and Weapon Drills. The first will allow four players to compete against bots on three maps (Live Fire, Bazaar, and Recharge), while the latter, as its name might imply, lets players try out a variety of weapons ranging from assault rifles to plasma pistols.
343 Industries has encouraged any and all Halo Insiders who are picked to join in on the test, as it’ll allow the Halo Infinite team to improve the multiplayer experience based on the PC hardware configurations and other data that will be collected.
Those who haven’t been chosen for the technical preview can still get a sneak peek at Halo Infinite’s multiplayer component courtesy of a video shared by 343 Industries this afternoon. There should also be plenty of new footage uploaded by Halo Insiders over the course of the week.
Halo Infinite Tech Preview Schedule
- Thursday, July 29: Tech preview is officially live! Go wild, Spartans.
- Friday, July 30 Scheduled Play Times: 12-2 PM PT, 7-9 PM PT
- Saturday, July 31 Scheduled Play Times: 12-2 PM PT, 7-9 PM PT
- Sunday, August 1 Scheduled Play Times: 12-2 PM PT, 7-9 PM PT
- Monday, August 2: Tech preview closes at 10 AM PT
- MA40 AR
- MK50 Sidekick
- CQS48 Bulldog
- VK78 Commando
- S7 Sniper
- Plasma Pistol
- Pulse Carbine
If we’re able to hit our target engagement and testing goals for the Bot Slayer before the flight concludes, we’re looking to enable a brief opportunity for some good old fashion 4v4 Social Arena Slayer. If we hit this phase, expect it to land sometime in the final stretch of the flight (i.e. Sunday evening) and expect there to be a few potential hiccups with your experience.
Source: Halo Waypoint