Halo Infinite: 343i breaks down second beta schedule, Big Team Battle

© Provided by Windows Central

We get to play Halo Infinite for two weekends? Rad.

What you need to know

  • 343 Industries has broken down details about Halo Infinite’s second beta as well as Big Team Battle, the Academy training mode, and more in a new blog post.
  • The second beta will be available on the weekends of Sept. 23-26 and Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Matchmaking will be limited to 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET on each day the test is active.
  • The first weekend will focus on 4v4 Arena PvP, while the second will focus on 12v12 Big Team Battle PvP.

In a new “Inside Infinite” blog post, 343 Industries has shared several new details about the second Halo Infinite beta as well as the game’s Big Team Battle mode, Academy training mode, and progression systems. In the post, it’s confirmed that the second Halo Infinite beta test will be split up across two weekends. The first weekend will focus on 4v4 Arena PvP, while the second weekend will focus on 12v12 Big Team Battle PvP.

The first test will run from Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26, while the second test will run from Thursday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 3. Players won’t be able to play on the Thursdays before each weekend test, but they will be able to download and install the test builds of Halo Infinite. Additionally, matchmaking servers will only be available between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET each day during the test weekends. The developers acknowledge that this ultimately means that there will be less time to play compared to the previous Halo Infinite beta schedule, but state that “it’s critical to our primary goal of ensuring that our online services are ready for launch.” The beta’s Training Mode, Weapon Drills, Battle Pass system, and customization will always be accessible throughout the weekend.

© Provided by Windows Central

The developers also provided several details about the design and structure of Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle mode in the post. 343 Industries explains that their primary goal with Halo Infinite’s Big Team Battle is to make the experience feel bigger and more action-packed than ever before while still preserving and encouraging teamwork and strategy. To accomplish this, the developers have added four more players to each team and have implemented a dynamic vehicle spawning system that “escalates” over the course of a match. For example, “standard” vehicles like Ghosts or Warthogs may spawn at the start of a match, but as the game goes on, more powerful vehicles will appear, with heavy ones like Scorpion and Wraith tanks entering the battlefield towards the tail end of a match. Notably, Halo Infinite’s equipment items will also have more uses in Big Team Battle.

343 Industries also touched on the game’s Academy mode, which will feature a full-blown tutorial at launch and will eventually get Vehicle Drills to go alongside the game’s suite of Weapon Drills so that players can practice using the entire Halo Infinite sandbox. There are also plans to implement training modes that you can play with your friends after the game launches on Dec. 8.

© Provided by Windows Central

Finally, the developers spent some time explaining how Halo Infinite’s progression systems will work. Players will be able to earn experience and rank up their Halo Infinite Battle Pass by completing daily and weekly challenges. Daily challenges consist of simple tasks like completing and winning matches and will provide a consistent and stable “XP drip,” while weekly challenges have a wide range of objectives that encourage them to play specific game modes, use specific weapons or vehicles, or perform specific actions (like sniping a vehicle driver). Weekly challenges reward significantly more experience than dailies, and if you complete all of your weekly challenges, you’ll be given an Ultimate Challenge that rewards you with a coating or emblem unlock once you finish it. 343 Industries also noted that in addition to the standard seasonal Battle Passes, Halo Infinite will also have occasional limited event Battle Passes with unique rewards. These passes will be separate from the main one, and players will only be able to progress them in the first week of each month before they go away (progress is saved between weeks).

Overall, there’s a ton of information in this post and we can’t cover all of it here, so I highly recommend reading through the full post. Halo Infinite is expected to launch on Dec. 8, 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows PCs. The campaign costs $60, though the multiplayer is completely free-to-play. Halo Infinite preorders are available now, though it’s important to keep in mind that the game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.

A new journey awaits

Halo Infinite

© Provided by Windows Central

$60 at Microsoft $60 at Amazon $60 at Best Buy $60 at Steam

The next big adventure

Halo Infinite will hopefully be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021 and Gamescom, we can’t wait for the full release.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Hot commodities can help diversify your portfolio, says MR MONEY MAKER Justin Urquhart Stewart

© Provided by This Is Money MailOnline logo When sitting in a cave, resting after a hard day’s hunter gathering, it would have been unlikely that I would have led ... Read more »

With Free Community College Plan Likely Cut From Budget, Advocates Want Concessions

President Joe Biden‘s free community college goal appears to be cut from his social spending plan, causing disappointed advocates to ask for some educational financial support. © Evan Vucci/Associated Press ... Read more »

White House signals Biden may address filibuster reform soon

By Jeff Mason and Jarrett Renshaw © Reuters/Thomas Mukoya FILE PHOTO: View of the U.S. Senate chamber WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Friday offered a strong signal that ... Read more »

Fauci says it's recommended to get same vaccine for COVID-19 boosters

President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Friday that it is recommended that people receiving COVID-19 boosters stick to the same vaccine they previously received. © Greg Nash ... Read more »

Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist,' setting challenge for international donors

Israel’s government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners. © JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images/FILE Israeli youths wave ... Read more »

A new Facebook whistleblower was reportedly told by company officials to 'focus on the good' after raising problems like illegal drug trades on the platform

© Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Facebook has come under fire for it’s research on how Facebook’s Instagram service harms young people Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images A new Facebook whistleblower filed ... Read more »

Litman: Don't be too sure about the DOJ's 'duty' to indict Bannon

Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland has a far more complicated decision coming his way than people realize. © Provided by LA Times The righteousness of the criminal contempt referral against Stephen ... Read more »

Employee who killed gunman likely saved lives, police say

SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — An employee who returned fire after a gunman killed two people at a Nebraska grain elevator likely prevented more deaths, a Nebraska State Patrol official said ... Read more »

US court recognises animals as legal persons for first time in wrangle over Pablo Escobar's hippos

© Getty Images/iStockphoto iStock-536171299.jpg An American court has recognised animals as “legal persons” for the first time in the US – in a case involving hippos linked to infamous “cocaine king” Pablo Escobar. A ... Read more »

SNL: Who is hosting Saturday Night Live this week?

© Provided by The Independent Saturday Night Live is back with four first-time hosts. Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Owen Wilson have already hosted the first three episodes of ... Read more »

Boris Johnson urges people to come forward for their coronavirus booster jabs

© PA Wire Coronavirus The Prime Minister has again urged people to come forward for their coronavirus booster jabs. In a video posted on Twitter, Boris Johnson said: “I wanted ... Read more »

Chief of Manitoba First Nation charged with sexual assault, luring minor

WINNIPEG — Mounties say a First Nation chief in Manitoba is facing multiple charges, including sexual assault, after an investigation into text message exchanges with a teen. © Provided by ... Read more »

Christina Haack Details Endoscopy Procedure After Dealing With ‘Extreme Stomach Pain'

Christina Haack is looking for answers. © Photo: Shutterstock Christina Anstead In a candid Instagram post, the “Flip Or Flop” star, 38, detailed the ongoing “extreme stomach pain” she’s been ... Read more »

Six things that could affect you in the Budget

© Getty Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak will lay out the government’s latest tax and spending plans on Wednesday 27 October. It’s the government’s second Budget of the year, after one ... Read more »

‘AHS: Double Feature' Star Leslie Grossman Reveals What Happens to Calico After That ‘Terrifying' Alien Birth

© FX American Horror Story Double Feature finale Leslie Grossman (Warning: This post contains spoilers for the season finale of “American Horror Story: Double Feature,” which was the conclusion of ... Read more »

Former Giuliani aide convicted of violating US campaign laws

© Provided by Al Jazeera Prosecutors said Lev Parnas used money from Russian financier, Andrey Muraviev, to make donations to US politicians. [Carlo Allegri/Reuters] A New York jury has convicted ... Read more »

Doctors explain exactly how often you should be pooping and give tips for regularity

© Chaiwatt Chankasamsak / EyeEm/Getty Images Doctors explain exactly how often you should be pooping and give tips for regularity You should poop as often as three times a day ... Read more »

Podestplatz für Sarah Höfflin

© KEYSTONE/CHRISTIAN MERZ Die Französin Tess Ledeux verhindert beim Weltcup-Auftakt im Ski Freestyle in Chur in der Disziplin Big Air den Sieg von Sarah Höfflin. Die Französin stand den doppelten ... Read more »

Pinker EVZ bodigt SCB dank Bachofner-Hattrick – Rappi beendet Fribourgs Siegesserie

© PATRICK HUERLIMANN/keystone-sda.ch Zugs Jerome Bachofner, links, jubelt nach seinam Tor, im Eishockey Qualifikationsspiel der National League zwischen dem EV Zug und den SC Bern, am Freitag, 22. Oktober 2021 ... Read more »

Brian Laundrie's remains have been sent to an anthropologist

© The Moab Police Department via AP This police camera video provided by the Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie on Aug. 12, 2021. The Moab Police Department via AP ... Read more »

Minneapolis Cop Charged with Manslaughter for Killing Uncle of Teen Who Recorded George Floyd's Murder

© Provided by Law & Crime Leneal Frazier (inset) appears in a photo superimposed over video of the aftermath of the violent crash. (Image via KMSP-TV screengrab.) Leneal Frazier (inset) ... Read more »

Shop the best prices of the season on home essentials with Kohl's pre-Black Friday deals

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Kohl’s is celebrating Black Friday early with its Lowest Prices of ... Read more »

Lake Windermere could be awarded bathing water status to stop it ‘dying' from sewage pollution

Windermere could be given bathing water status after widespread anger about sewage pollution that is causing dangerous algal blooms. © Provided by The Telegraph More than 100,000 locals have signed ... Read more »

Former Nova Scotia med student facing second murder trial denied bail for third time

HALIFAX — A former Nova Scotia medical student whose murder conviction was overturned last year has failed in his third attempt to be released on bail. © Provided by The ... Read more »

Canada approves Nunavut's request for military help with Iqaluit's water emergency

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government has approved a request for the Canadian Armed Forces to help with the water emergency in Nunavut’s capital. © Provided by The Canadian Press ... Read more »

Merkel says German politics needs more women; don't ask about her blazers!

© Reuters/JOHANNA GERON EU summit in Brussels BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel encouraged more women to get involved in German politics as she prepared to leave office after 16 years ... Read more »

Premier League star and wife 'tied up by machete wielding thugs' in terrifying robbery

A Premier League star and his terrified wife were reportedly tied up by masked thugs carrying machetes in a horrifying robbery at their home. The unnamed player was allegedly dragged ... Read more »

Alec Baldwin shouted 'why was I handed a hot gun?' after tragic shooting of crewmember

Alec Baldwin, 63, was involved in a tragic accident, which resulted in the death of promising cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. According to a witness, Alec could be heard asking why he ... Read more »

Liz Truss: Britain cannot be dependent on China

Britain must not become “dependent” on China and critical national infrastructure, such as nuclear power plants, should be built only with “like-minded” partners, the Foreign Secretary has warned. © Simon ... Read more »

2 men, hired for r₹r50k to rob Subir Chaki, arrested for his murder: Kolkata cop

© Provided by Hindustan Times A Kolkata police officer said Gazi and Mondal said during interrogation that they accompanied Vicky Haldar, the principal accused and elder son of Mithu Haldar, ... Read more »

Nearly 200 Americans want to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells Congress

© Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds up documents as he testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on September 14, 2021. Blinken was questioned about the ... Read more »

Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, See: What actually is Apple TV Plus?

© Provided by CNET Apple TV Plus launched in late 2019 with just nine titles to watch. It’s widened its catalog to more than five dozen. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple TV ... Read more »

Cold weather camping: Tips and gear to stay warm

Fall is in full swing, and if you’re planning a camping trip, there’s a lot more to consider when trying to spend time in nature as the temperatures drop. Whether ... Read more »

U.S. reports record number of migrant apprehensions along Mexican border

The U.S. government recorded more than 1.7 million interdictions of migrants along the southern border during the past 12 months, the highest figure of any fiscal year in history, according ... Read more »

Canada vs. New Zealand: Time, TV, streaming for Olympic gold medal tour match in Ottawa

Canada’s women’s national soccer team will finally get a chance to take a bow in front of its fans when the team hits the pitch for the first of two matches on ... Read more »

Giants' Slayton expected back, Barkley, Toney, Golladay out

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the New York Giants will again be without star running back Saquon Barkley and playmaking receivers Kenny Golladay and exciting rookie Kadarius Toney, the ... Read more »

Bears place veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on COVID-19 list

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. © Provided by The Canadian Press In his second season ... Read more »

Katie Archibald wins World Championships omnium title for second time

© AP Katie Archibald has become world champion for a second time (Thibault Camus/AP) – AP Katie Archibald won gold in the women’s omnium at the UCI Track Cycling World ... Read more »

Max Verstappen gives "idiot" Lewis Hamilton the finger in fiery US GP practice session

Max Verstappen lost his cool during an F1 practice session ahead of this weekend’s US Grand Prix, branding Lewis Hamilton a “stupid idiot” and giving his title rival the finger. ... Read more »

Gary Neville 'really disturbed' by Aston Villa performance against Arsenal

A lacklustre Aston Villa have been strongly criticised by Gary Neville for their first-half display against Arsenal this evening. Villa were 2-0 down at half-time before £30million star Leon Bailey ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic