Top Games

How to Sign Up for the Halo Infinite Beta

Here's how to get access to Halo Infinite's multiplayer technical preview when it arrives.
Here's how to get access to Halo Infinite's multiplayer technical preview when it arrives. / Photo courtesy of 343 Industries

Here's how to sign up for the Halo Infinite beta coming soon in Summer 2021.

During the E3 2021 Xbox and Bethesda Games show, 343 Industries announced in a blog post that there will be limited pre-release technical previews for Halo Infinite this summer that will allow players the opportunities to help the devs stress test and improve the game on the road to its launch. Here's how to register with the Halo Insider program and potentially participate in Halo Infinite's upcoming beta tests.

How to Sign Up for Halo Infinite Beta 

To be selected to participate in the upcoming multiplayer Halo Infinite beta playtests—or as 343 likes to call them, public flights—both Xbox and PC players (at least 18 years old or older) must sign up for the Halo Insider Program. Here's how:

  1. Visit the Halo Insider page
  2. Click "Signup" in the "Become a Halo Insider" section
  3. Under "Sign in to your Xbox Live account," click Sign In
  4. If requested, allow Halo Waypoint access to your Xbox Live information
  5. Confirm that you are 18 or older and agree to the Halo Insider Program Confidentiality Statement
  6. Click "Join the Program"
  7. In the provided fields, enter your preferred email, Google Play account email (Optional), location, time zone, and experiences/preferences with existing Halo games
  8. If you're an Xbox player, click "Yes" when asked if you'd like to be considered for console flighting
  9. Fill out your console ownership and setup details
  10. If you're a PC player, click "Yes" when asked if you'd like to be considered for PC flighting
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions to obtain and upload your PC specifications with Windows 10's DirectX Diagnostic Tool
  12. If you use Steam, click the "Link Steam Account" button and log in
  13. Select the days and times you are typically available for test sessions
  14. Click "Complete Signup"
  15. Open the Halo Insider email sent to your provided address
  16. Click "Verify my Email Address" in the email

Keep in mind that those looking to play the Halo Infinite beta on Xbox will also need to sign up for the Xbox Insider Program if they haven't already since they'll need access to the Xbox Insider Hub app.

Players are free to opt in or out of the Halo Insider Program at any time, but for those really hoping to be contacted by the devs when the time comes, 343 Industries emphasizes that they make sure their profile is complete and that they've got a verified email on file.

Halo Infinite is scheduled to launch Holiday 2021 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.