Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer mode has been released early. As part of Microsoft’s 20th-anniversary celebration for the Xbox, the beta for Halo Infinite‘s cross-platform multiplayer mode is now live on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. This early release is fitting as the original Halo: Combat Evolved debuted with the original Xbox, making it the 20th anniversary of the first title in the franchise as well.

The beta includes access to all the core maps and the battle pass feature for season 1, so rest assured, any progress made in the multiplayer mode now will be carried over after the full launch on 8 December 2021.

This release comes as a surprise as the multiplayer mode was supposed to be launched alongside the campaign mode. Unlike other games in the franchise, Halo Infinite‘s campaign and multiplayer modes make up two separate releases, with the former to be retailed at US$60 while the latter being free to play.

Halo fans, it’s time to try the game out for yourselves.

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