Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode, which is free to play unlike its Campaign, could launch as early as this Monday, November 15. Twitter user Adam Fairclough has shared Xbox store data that opens up the possibility of that portion of the game releasing on the 20th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved and the original Xbox. Halo Infinite’s official release date is still listed as December 15.
Xbox store data for Halo Infinite multiplayer 👀 pic.twitter.com/HYxtEfco8M— Adam Fairclough (@EvilBoris) November 12, 2021
From PC Gamer’s coverage:
[…] there’s no source to go on, but a line of code from the Xbox store which cited a November 15 “PreOrderReleaseDate” added to the excitement. The date is paired with a timecode for 6:00 pm, the same time in GMT that Microsoft is starting its Xbox Anniversary Celebration.
[Another] piece of confusing “evidence” circulating is Google displaying a countdown announcing Infinite’s release date Monday, but it seems unlikely this would be based on insider information—Google result pages will often pull out and highlight inaccurate text.
There are also various tweets by leakers and insiders claiming that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be available on November 15.
What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the Xbox than with a birthday surprise.— NateTheHate2 (@NateTheHate2) November 12, 2021
I can independently confirm & share with you today that Halo Infinite multiplayer will be made available on Monday, November 15.
Suit up, Spartans. https://t.co/fLpR86bu4O
Microsoft nor 343 Industries have denied the rumors.