Halo Infinite Season 1 Free Multiplayer Beta releases today

Nathan Warby
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Halo Infinite’s first season of the Multiplayer Beta was officially released during the November 15 Xbox Anniversary live stream event.

Both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 have arrived, which leaves only Halo Infinite – perhaps the most anticipated FPS launch of the year. While the campaign is definitely a draw for Halo players, it’s the new free-to-play multiplayer and its weapons and maps that determine how the game is received in the community.

After several technical flight tests, 343 Industries settled for a December 8 launch. While this is still true for the Campaign, 343 officially launched the first season of Multiplayer November 15.

Halo Infinite Multiplayer available now!

During the Xbox Anniversary live stream event, 343 Industries revealed that players would be able to play Halo Infinite Season 1 on all Xbox consoles and PC as of today, November 15.

The developers wanted to do something special for Xbox’s 20th anniversary., so they decided to use the platform to release the first season of the new installment to the Halo franchise.

Right now you can download and start playing Season 1 of Halo Infinite’s free-to-play Multiplayer Beta.

This free-to-play Multiplayer beta will include:

  • Access to all the maps,
  • Every core mode
  • Academy features
  • The full Season 1 Battle Pass

Another important thing to note is that all progression made during the Multiplayer Beta will carry over to the main game upon the official release on December 8.

Season 1 of Halo Infinite is officially called Heroes of Reach. The first season will last 6 months, concluding in May 2022.

The developers have also confirmed that the season will include “multiple in-game events with their own rewards and activities.”

The first of these events is “Fracture: Tenrai, featuring a limited time Event Pass, playlist, and Samurai-themed rewards starting next week.”

That’s all for now on Halo Infinite Season 1. For more Halo, you can check out whether Halo Infinite will have a battle royale mode

Image Credit: 343 Industries

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].