Given the outright success last weekends preview was for those that registered in advance, 343 has opened up this weekends test to ALL - You only need to download the insiders app and download the client in preparation for this weekends fun The deal link takes you to the Xbox Insiders Hub, which you will need to download and launch to get access to the client download.From the console:
- Navigate to the Store on your Xbox console and search for "Xbox Insider Hub" in the App section and install
- Launch Xbox Insider Hub
- Under "Previews," select "Halo Infinite – Insider"
- Select "Join Preview"
- If the Preview does not immediately install, hold down power button for 10 seconds to power cycle console then turn it back on
- Navigate back to the Preview in the Xbox Insider Hub
- Click "View in Store"
Big Team Battle is on the playlist, opening up matches to bigger player counts and larger maps. BIG TEAM BATTLE
For the very first time, we’re thrilled to welcome players from outside of 343’s hallowed halls into the excitement of our new, updated, 12v12 Big Team Battle. As a note once more, BTB will only be available during the second weekend of testing, October 1-3.
So, if you’re interested in throwing down in one of the biggest battlegrounds we’ve cooked up, make sure to be prepared to dive in on the following dates and times:
Weekend 2 (October 1-3)Friday, October 1 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT
Capture The Flag on FragmentationSaturday, October 2 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT
Capture The Flag on FragmentationTotal Control
on FragmentationSunday, October 3 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT
Capture The Flag on Fragmentation
Total Control on FragmentationSlayer
I had an absolute blast playing this last weekend, and it truly does feel like a return to form for Halo.
props to @joeydeacon
for the original post on the initial preview.
A new addition to the action, and a first for the Halo franchise, will be Training Mode. In Training Mode, you can load into a solo sparring session against Bots on the Arena map of your choice.
To help you focus on what you’d like to improve, you can customize the following options on the fly, mid-match:
Over the course of your training adventures, you’ll be able to choose from all Arena maps available in the build as they arrive. So, when Behemoth is be added to the Preview on Sunday, you’ll be able to dive in.WEAPON DRILLS
- Bot Difficulty
- Number of Friendly Bots
- Number of Enemy Bots
- Weapons (Primary & Secondary)
- Grenades (Primary & Secondary)
- Reveal Enemy Location
- Infinite Ammo
The ‘how’ is often just as, if not more important, than the ‘what.’ For those of you that joined us in the last tech preview, you’re likely familiar with the races for top scores with the S7 Sniper Weapon Drills all over Twitter. We’re extremely excited to see more of you enter the fray and push those scores as high as they can go.
Of course, you can take the time to learn the new weapons at your disposal, so you can come up with ideas of just how you’re going to put them all to use to maximize the number of Spartans you slay in any given round.
This time around, you’ll have access to the following Weapon Drills:
- MA40 AR
- MK50 Sidekick
- CQS48 Bulldog
- VK78 Commando
- S7 Sniper
- Plasma Pistol
- Pulse Carbine
- Shock Rifle