28 Jul 2021 2:37 PM +00:00

Halo Infinite is getting a Technical Preview from 343 Industries this weekend

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343 Industries has been hard at work improving Halo Infinite ahead of launch and it feels closer than ever following the announcement that there was going to be a Halo Infinite Technical Preview coming this weekend. We have everything you need to know about the upcoming Technical Preview and how you can take part below.

Halo Infinite Technical Preview Stream Details

To kick things off, 343 Industries is hosting a stream all about the upcoming Technical Preview for Halo Infinite. If you signed up ahead of time, you should start seeing your invitation pop up. If not, don't worry... We have that information below.

The Halo Infinite Technical Preview stream is going to be available on Twitch and YouTube and starts at around 14:00 PST / 17:00 EST / 22:00 BST on July 28th. This should explain everything you need to know ahead of the Technical Preview's official start date: July 29th.

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At the moment, we don't have information regarding the specific time of this Technical Preview; We expect this to be cleared up in the stream later.

What Are We Expecting During The Preview?

At the moment, details about the Halo Infinite Technical Preview are scarce. 343 Industries are keeping a lot of the good stuff a secret until later. We do know one major thing, though...

The Halo Infinite Technical Preview is actually going to focus purely on the game's Bot Lobbies. Halo Infinite is going to have AI-controlled Spartans for the first time in Halo history. For a series that's dabbled in PvE content and always championed co-operative campaigns, this is something that is (perhaps) long overdue.

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Still, when you combine this with the fact that there's also going to be replayable Weapon Drills available for the duration of the Halo Infinite Technical Preview this weekend, it gives us a good idea of what to expect.

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" To keep players on their toes and keep the experience engaging, we’re planning for a daily content offering that will evolve over the course of the flight based on the overall engagement of participants... 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."

For fans of Halo 3: ODST's Fireteam mode, this is going to be an experience you won't want to miss. Here's how to sign up...

Halo Infinite Technical Preview Sign Up Details

If you're still looking forward to playing Halo Infinite during this weekend's Technical Preview, you're going to want to follow these steps:

  1. Register for a Halo Insider account, if you haven't done this already;
  2. Verify the account created via the Verification Email (Check that Spam folder!);
  3. Opt-in for emails from 343 Industries by selecting "I would like information, tips, and offers about the Halo Franchise";
  4. Fully fill out your Halo Insider profile online;
  5. Keep an eye on your inbox;
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Annoyingly, there's not much more you can do. Halo Infinite Technical Previews are being sent out right now but there's still time to get set up and sign up for one ahead of the Technical Preview's start date.

If you want that explained in a different way, Halo's Community Manager has shared the following thread: