Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer is out now

Xbox launched a beta version of the free-to-play multiplayer portion of Halo Infinite today, several weeks ahead of its official release on December 8th.

Developer 343 Industries announced the surprise launch during the Xbox 20th anniversary celebration stream. Though it’s a beta, 343 announced it’s the start of Season 1: Heroes of Reach.

To commemorate the launch, 343 and Xbox released a new gameplay trailer.

343 revealed last year that Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer would be free to play on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Additionally, the game’s seasonal battle passes will never expire and will always be available for purchase.

Update: 343 Industries confirmed that Heroes of Reach will last until May 2022. The first limited-time event is Fracture: Tenrai, which features “Samurai-themed rewards” and kicks off next week.

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