Microsoft and 343 Industries released the Halo Infinite multiplayer on Monday, November 15. That’s almost a month ahead of schedule; the game wasn’t officially released until December 8. The single player campaign will still be released on that date.
343 Industries reports that starting Monday, players will be able to play the first season of the free-to-play Halo Infinite multiplayer. The studio will do that during the Xbox Anniversary Celebration live stream. Multiplayer will be available immediately for Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S and Windows and will also be offered through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
343 Industries calls it “the kick-off of the first Halo Infinite season,” which runs until May 2022. It’s still officially in beta, but players will get access to “all maps, core game modes and full battlepass” on Monday, according to 343 Industries. Game progress in the beta will be carried over to the full version, which should be released on December 8 along with the Halo Infinite single player campaign. A few months after the official release, a co-op campaign and Forge mode will follow. The developer will share more about the release of these game modes in January.
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer would be released on Monday, The Verge journalist also notes. Tom Warren on. References to a multiplayer release on November 15 recently appeared in the Halo Waypoint API, the Microsoft Store, and on Google. The early release coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Xbox and the Halo franchise.