With E3, players finally managed to get a bit more insight into the upcoming next entry in the immensely popular and famous Halo franchise, Halo Infinite. The year-long delay from its initial release date was a heavy blow for many fans, admittedly, 2021 is a good year for the release, being the 20th anniversary of both Halo and even the Xbox brand.
But more important than any of that is the fact that there’s a beta coming up for Infinite this summer prior to its full release, and there is of course a way for prospective players to get into it. According to the developers, it should be a fairly easy matter to sign up for this beta, though it’ll be even easier if we talk about how to get in.
#HaloInfinite tech previews begin later this summer. Register as a Halo Insider for a chance to be invited to flights!
— John Junyszek (@Unyshek) June 13, 2021
How to Sign Up for Halo Infinite Beta
First of all, it’s important to understand that this isn’t an open beta, meaning not everyone will be able to get in. But there’s still an equal shot for anyone and everyone to get selected. In order to get that shot, players will have to sign up for Halo Insider, which is something we’ll cover as well.
Halo Insider is free and open to everyone across console and PC, and you can join the program on Microsoft’s website. The process of doing so is pretty simple, thankfully. There are a few caveats, though. For one, you must be at least 18 years old or older to participate. Sorry kids! On top of that, you’ll also have to agree to a confidentiality statements. You’ll be legally agreeing to not disclose pretty much anything from the beta tests unless explicitly allowed. This includes videos, surveys, screenshots, or anything like that.
Get through all of that, and you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll be asked to provide your preferred email for all correspondence. Naturally there will be other personal information to provide as well, such as your time zone, the country you live in, and the same things you would expect from signing up for any sort of subscription.
The sign up page, at that point, will ask what Halo games you’ve played, which entries were your favorite, and what game modes in each of them you like the most. It’ll ask what platforms and controllers you own, and what kind of audio setup you use. You can opt in for PC specific beta tests as well, which will require you to provide your Steam ID if appropriate, as well as PC specifications.
After all of that is done, you’re finished. There will be a chance for you to be selected to participate in the Halo Infinite beta tests. Of course, there’s no guarantee. Microsoft says that participants will be chosen based on ‘certain needs’ so there’s no way to know who will or won’t be chosen for any particular test. Microsoft also said you can improve your chances of being selected by making sure your Halo Insider profile is complete and fully accurate.