Surprise, motherf#cker! Halo: Infinite multiplayer is out now

It is the surprise announcement that wasn’t a total surprise anymore. During its celebratory 20th anniversary live stream, Microsoft launched the multiplayer of Halo: Infinite three weeks before the game’s official launch. Just don’t be alarmed by its beta status, because this won’t affect you in any way. You won’t even be able to tell that it’s a beta.

Like most secrets in the gaming industry, this one got unveiled early on as well. When people start skimming through the source code of your product page, things like ‘PreOrderReleaseDate’ and an actual date kinda give things away. Nevertheless, this calls for a celebration. The waiting on Halo: Infinite is no longer infinite.

With the multiplayer now live, gamers can jump in and experience all maps and unlockable Season One content. When Halo: Infinite launches on December 8, all progress will be transferred. You see, there’s no need to be worried.

The Halo: Infinite multiplayer is available on PC and Xbox Series X|S, with Xbox Cloud Gaming following later today. And the best part of it all… it’s absolutely free. Ain’t that grand? Almost just as grand as Xbox Game Pass, which is totally sustainable for as far as I’ve heard.