Halo Infinite: The date for the first technical test has been set, start soon

Halo Infinite: The date for the first technical test has been set, start soon

Halo Infinite

Only recently, the development studio 343 Industries had announced the early start of the first multiplayer tests of the first-person shooter Halo Infinite. At the time, the team could not or did not want to give a specific date. In the meantime, however, it is clear that it will start earlier than some fans may have believed.

There are increasing reports that 343 Industries have been invited to the first "Technical Test" of Halo in the meantime Infinite (buy now) to attendees. This shows that the starting signal for the test phase will be given on July 29, 2021 - tomorrow, Thursday. According to current plans, the test should run until August 1st. Accordingly, the participants would have enough time to take a closer look at what is happening in the game. According to previous information, the focus in this first phase is on fine-tuning the AI ​​bots that you can encounter in multiplayer games. Two teams of four participants each meet in the so-called bot arena. One of the teams consists of human players, while the opponents only contain bots. With "Bazar", "Recharge" and "Live Fire" three maps are available for this.

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Halo Infinite multiplayer beta kicks off this week


Microsoft is giving a select group of Xbox and PC players a chance to play the highly anticipated Halo Infinite's multiplayer modes over the coming days. Some people who've signed up to be Halo Insiders will be invited to join the first 'multiplayer technical preview,' which runs Thursday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 1.

The game is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC in late 2021.

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This weekend's preview will let you fight AI-controlled bots — a first for the series — across three maps in teams of four, and developer 343 Industries noted that the experience will evolve throughout the weekend. 

'We're going to intentionally start things off slow to help everyone get acclimated but as the community gets up to speed and slays copious amount of bots our goal is to crank things up to provide greater challenge and variety,' it wrote.

The developer will also more share more details about the preview in a livestream at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET/10 p.m. GMT).

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