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How to install the Halo Infinite Flight test on PC: Server dates & times

If you’re looking to get an early taste of Halo Infinite, here’s how you can install and play the Flight, or Beta, on PC.

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Master Chiefs helmet in Halo Infinite

The second weekend of Halo Infinite’s Flight, or Beta, is about to begin and more fans have been invited to play through the Insider program. Here’s how to install Halo Infinite’s Technical Preview on PC, and when the servers are online.

Halo fans can get their hands on Halo Infinite early by playing in the Flight tests or Technical Previews on PC. The second weekend is almost here and will offer players a chance to try out the Battle Pass and Store, as well as what the multiplayer has to offer.

Halo Infinite is available on PC through Steam, so here’s how to install and play the Flight.

How to install Halo Infinite Beta on PC

Spartan in Halo Infinite

To play Halo Infinite’s Flight, you had to have registered as a Halo Insider before September 13. But, 343 have sent out some friend invite codes to Halo Insiders, so you may get in thanks to your friends. If you have received a friend code, simply skip to step 5.

Here’s how to download Halo Infinite’s Flight on PC:

  1. Be registered as a Halo Insider before September 13
  2. Head to Halo Waypoint and make sure you’re signed into the correct account
  3. Check the ‘Messages’ box at the top for an invite
  4. If you’ve been invited, open up the message
  5. Look for the 15-digit Steam key a third of the way down
  6. Launch Steam
  7. Select the ‘Games’ tab at the top
  8. Choose ‘Activate a Product on Steam’
  9. Follow the on-screen prompts and enter the Steam key provided by Halo Waypoint
  10. Download Halo Infinite’s Flight
  11. It will appear as ‘Halo Infinite – Insider’ in your Library

How to enable optional diagnostic data

Windows Diagnostic Data page

Also, Halo Infinite’s devs ask players to enable “optional diagnostic data” in the Windows settings. This allows them to “collect full information if you encounter any issues.”

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Launch the Windows Settings app
  2. Click on ‘Privacy’
  3. Sleect the ‘Diagnostics & feedback’ page
  4. Tick the ‘Optional diagnostic data’ option

How to fix “your account is not authorized to play Halo Infinite”

Your account is not authorized to play halo infinite message

After installing Halo Infinite, some players are met with a message telling them that “your account is not authorized to play Halo Infinite.” The fix is usually quite simple, you just need to close down the game completely and relaunch it.

You may have to do this a few times, but many players have reported that they will eventually be able to log in.

If you’re still having no luck, we recommend contacting the Halo Support page and report the issue. Someone should reach out and help.

Halo Infinite Weekend 2 Flight server times

Spartans in Halo Infinite multiplayer

Although you have Halo Infinite’s Flight installed on your PC, there are only certain times that you can access the servers.

However, you’ll still be able to access the Training Mode and Weapon Drills when the servers are offline.

Here are the server times for Halo Infinite Flight’s Weekend 2 (Big Team Battle & Arena):

DateSever times PTServer times ET Server times BST
October 110AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 2)6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 2) – 4AM (October 2)
October 2 10AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM 1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 3) 6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 3) – 4AM (October 3)
October 3 10AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM 1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 4) 6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 4) – 4AM (October 4)
October 4Closes at 10AMCloses at 1PMCloses at 6PM

And that’s how you can install and play Halo Infinite’s Flight on PC! 343 will send out a survey on Sunday, October 3, to ask for your feedback.

For more Halo Infinite, check out the recent leak that the game will support Steam Workshop mods.

Image Credit: 343 Industries