Halo Infinite Sign-Up Guide: How to Enter the Beta
Halo Infinite is getting ready to finally (hopefully) come by the end of 2021. 343 Industries and Microsoft will be holding some online multiplayer betas soon to prepare for this. As such, the Halo Infinite sign-up page is now available for interested players.
Halo Infinite Closed Beta Is Coming Soon
The Halo Infinite sign-up page is now open for players to access if you would like to be among the first in the entire world to try out the new multiplayer portion of the game soon. However, this does come with some caveats attached to it that you should know about beforehand.
For one, more than 100,000 players have already signed up for the Halo Infinite closed beta at the time of writing this, which is an extraordinary number for a simple testing phase. That is something that some games barely even reach when it comes to actual sales, so the excitement is clear.
Since there are such a large number of players interested in the Halo Infinite sign-up for the beta, you should keep in mind that you are not guaranteed to get access to it, at least at first. Everyone may get in, in the end, but only a select few at first.
Furthermore, there is a chance that Microsoft and 343 will select the players for the closed beta based on specific criteria that you may not meet in the end. This is the confusing part and one that we will break down in our how-to for the Halo Infinite sign-up page.
Halo Infinite Sign-Up Is Available
The Halo Infinite sign-up page is available now. You can start your sign-up for the upcoming beta by heading to the link right here. When you get there, you will find that you are on the Halo Insider site, which is the program that you will need to access and sign-up for to have a chance at the beta.
Known as a “flight,” these beta test experiences will give a select group of players a chance to try out the Infinite multiplayer game modes and maps long before it releases for everyone else. Of course, this sort of secretive testing does come with its own rules and regulations that you need to know.
First and foremost, when you head to that link, you need to make sure to sign in to your Microsoft account, specifically, the one that you regularly use on your Xbox console and/or PC. Once you have done this, you will need to agree to two specific rules to continue.
The first is that you are 18 years or older, as only adults are being allowed to sign-up for this closed beta. The second is that you agree to the lengthy confidentiality agreement, stating that you will not share anything that you are not explicitly told you could share with outside sources.
This means no images, no talking about it even if you are not showing the game at all, no videos, and none of that outside of the specified places can give feedback on the closed beta experience. Once you have taken these steps, you are then ready to continue.
How to Sign-Up for the Beta
When you continue with the Halo Infinite sign-up after agreeing to those parts, you will fill in some data about yourself. This is where Microsoft will dig in and use this data to figure out who will be allowed to participate in the limited closed beta.
I have signed up myself, so I will give you some pointers about what I know about it from the Xbox side since I only signed up for that particular beta, though there are possible PC tests that will happen as well. You can sign-up for Xbox or PC beta tests, or even if you have both.
For Xbox testing, you need to make sure that you are part of the Xbox Insider program, which you can do here. Once you are part of it, continue your beta application and give details regarding the Xbox consoles you have, what controller you use, the audio capabilities you have, and so on.
Some details are asked about the experience that you have with the Halo series. It will ask what games you have played in the past and which ones you preferred from among the bunch. You should be honest in all of these questions to better help with the beta test.
Lastly, you need to give your real-world location and the time zone that you have. You need to make sure to give an accurate schedule of the days and times that you are available for testing, too. For the best chances of being in the upcoming beta(s), please be sure to fill out the application completely and verify your email address.
If you sign-up for the PC side, you will have additional steps like giving your PC specs and DXDIAG report. If you do not complete these, you will likely not be selected for the beta at all. And even if you do, there is no guarantee given the number of players who have signed up thus far.
Some might wonder whether or not there will be an open beta for everyone on Xbox and PC in the future so that all players will have a chance to check it out early. There is a chance that this will happen, but it has not been announced at this time.
For now, I would guess that it could happen, but it depends on the release date of Halo Infinite, which we do not currently know. The multiplayer seems in a solid place right now, so we could see an open beta beforehand if the release date is far away. For now, though, wait and see for some news about that here.