With rumors flying recently, it has now been confirmed that fans will be able to access Halo Infinite’s multiplayer early from November 15. Halo Infinite Multiplayer is free-to-play, and early access via the Beta will be made available to all current players.

The multiplayer was originally meant to launch on December 8 alongside Halo Infinite’s campaign, but 343 has revealed it is ready to have fans jump into the multiplayer right away on the 20th anniversary of Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolved.

How to Download Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta

You can download Halo Infinite Multiplayer right now on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Head over to the Xbox Store or steam and simply click download on Halo Infinite, this will include the Multiplayer Beta.

Users are reporting a blue screen when trying to access Halo Infinite Multiplayer. To fix this on PC and Xbox, restart your system. On PC this means restarting your entire PC, not just the Xbox app. Once you boot it back up you should be prompted to download a 25.9 GB update.

Be sure to visit IGN’s Halo Infinite guide for more how-tos and other information on the multiplayer.

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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Season One Battle Pass

Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta will also include paid access to Season One Battle Pass, Heroes of Reach, with over 100 rewards to earn. All progression will carry over from the Beta into the full launch on December 8.

Halo Infinite New Release Date

343 Industries has announced today that it has released the multiplayer component of Halo Infinite early. Multiplayer was originally supposed to be released on December 8, 2021, the same release day as the game’s campaign mode.

This is big month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, with November already bringing users Forza Horizon 5, GTA San Andreas, It Takes Two, Battlefield 2042 (10-hour trial), and more.

With the shadow drop for Halo Infinite multiplayer, if you want to learn more about Halo Infinite, IGN has had exclusive coverage this month. This includes our hands-on impressions of the campaign after playing the first four hours of it. In addition, earlier this month, we revealed a new multiplayer map called ‘Streets’ coming to the game. For now, enjoy early access, Spartans.

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