When Microsoft finally unveiled the gameplay for Halo Infinite last year at their games showcase, it was met with a lot of negative reception. And, while a lot of it was made in pure jest, many of the concerns were genuine as well like the lacking graphical fidelity. This led Microsoft to delay the game by another year, followed by a shake-up in the studio management. In came the Bungie veteran, Joseph Staten, to steer the ship and give Halo Infinite the polish it deserved.
Halo Infinite is carrying a lot of weight on its shoulders. It is arguably Microsoft’s biggest franchise that hasn’t really delivered since Bungie left the stage. With Halo Infinite, 343 Industries needs to deliver and return the franchise back to its former glory. Thankfully, it seems like things are now finally moving in the right direction. After a stellar showing at E3, 343 went ahead and sent out invites to the first closed flight for the Multiplayer Preview of Halo Infinite.
Most people, including myself, dove into their first Halo Infinite multiplayer match feeling cautiously optimistic. What followed after, however, was pure elation and enthusiasm. Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode felt just right, blending in the best elements from classic games and giving them a modern spin. 343 absolutely nailed the gameplay and exceeded expectations, making Halo Infinite one of the most anticipated games of the upcoming holiday season.
The choices that the studio made to appease both old and new fans alike seemed like strokes of genius. For instance, sprinting in Halo has always been a point of contention. To fix this issue, 343 managed to keep sprint in the game while also nerfing it so it was only marginally faster than running. This meant that those who like to sprint and slide around the map and those who like the classic no-sprint Halo were both on equal footing.
Not only that but the guns in Halo Infinite multiplayer also feel sublime and impactful, and equipment like the grapple hook adds an additional layer to the gameplay that elevates the whole experience. Overall, there could not have been a better outcome for the first look at Halo Infinite. Furthermore, according to those who have seen the leaks, the campaign also looks to be an absolute banger. Consequently, this has also generated a lot of hype for the free-to-play multiplayer mode for the game.
The game has even attracted attention from those who don’t tend to look beyond Call of Duty: Warzone or Fortnite. And, while the current preview is over, 343 has promised more multiplayer flights for the game later. A lot of people are already looking forward to it, but there’s still confusion about how exactly to get selected. In addition to that, many of those who didn’t get accepted into the flight are also champing at the bit to have a go at Halo Infinite.
So, here is everything that you need to do to make sure that you make the shortlist for the next test flight of Halo Infinite.
How to sign up for future Halo Infinite test flights:
For the previous Halo Infinite Preview flight, 343 Industries sent out invites to over 100,000 people. And, they’ve already announced that the next preview flight is going to be even larger than this. So, your chances of getting in are much higher now. In order to get access to Halo Infinite for the next flight, follow these steps:
- Head over to HaloWaypoint, which is the official website for everything related to Halo.
- Once you’re in, press the sign-in button on the top right of the page.
- Log into your Xbox Live profile, with which you wish to access the Halo Infinite preview. If you don’t have an Xbox Live account, you can make one easily over at Xbox.
- Now, click your profile name on the top right and select Halo Insider from the drop-down menu.
- Read the terms and conditions, select yes for both the age and confidentiality statements, and click Join Halo Insider Program.
- Verify your Email ID by checking your inbox and hitting the verify button within the email sent by Halo Waypoint. If you can’t find the email, check your spam/junk folder. This step is crucial for getting selected, so make sure you do it.
- Fill in the form on the next page, including your preferences for different Halo games and press continue. You can also add your Google Play account to get access to the new Halo Waypoint app on Android.
- If you wish to be selected for the next Halo Infinite flight on an Xbox console, select yes to be considered for a future Xbox flight. Once you hit yes, the form will open up, allowing you to fill in which consoles you own and what sort of input methods and output devices you use. Just fill in everything that is applicable to you and hit continue.
- If you wish to be selected for the next Halo Infinite flight on PC via Steam or Xbox app, select yes. This will also open up the form that requires you to enter the specs for your PC. Follow the instructions given, enter your PC’s specs, and fill out the rest of the form.
- You can also log in via your Steam ID and link it for future flights through Steam. The previous flight was only available on Steam and chances are that the next one would be the same, so do link your Steam Account.
- Fill in the details regarding your availability and hit the Complete Signup button.
And voila, you’ve successfully signed up for the Halo Insider program and are now in the running for the next Halo Infinite preview. Just make sure that everything is green and verified before you log out.
You also need to understand that while signing up for a preview flight is exciting as you get to play the game early, it also means that you’ll probably be testing out an unstable version of the game that’s still under development. This will not be the final product and the entire point of these flights is to gather as much feedback as possible to tweak the game and optimize it before its eventual release.
Are you excited to finally get your hands on Halo Infinite and try it out for yourself? Let us know down in the comments below!