343 Industries and Microsoft are finally ready to release Halo Infinite this holiday season, after a rather long delay of a full year. You still have a chance to try the Halo Infinite beta (a tech test really), since it has officially begun. In order to get a shot at playing in the this tech test, you’ll have to go through some extra steps.
More than 100,000 people have already registered for the beta, but a lot of them haven’t fully completed their Halo Insider profiles. The first beta invitations have already went out, though the longevity of your Halo Insider membership does play a role. Invites will continue to be sent, with more coming in the future.
It’s relatively simple to sign up. You can check out what you need to complete in order to have a chance at getting a spot in the beta.
How To Sign Up For Halo Insider
The Halo Insider program is free and open to everyone across Xbox consoles and PC. You can join the Halo Insider program on Microsoft’s website, with a simple straightforward process to complete.
However, you should be aware of a few important items. You must be 18 years old to participate, and you need to agree to a confidentiality agreement (since the beta is technically closed). This means if you get accepted into the beta, you can’t disclose any surveys, images, videos or anything else, except what’s allowed.
Of course, you need to enter an email address that you actually use in order to get information about the insider program. You’ll also need to provide a number of personal specifics like your country and time zone.
The sign-up page then asks which Halo games you’ve played, which ones you prefer best, and what kinds of modes within those games you favorite.
It will also ask you what platforms and controllers you own, what display settings you have and what audio setup you play games on. You can also opt in to PC-specific beta tests on the sign-up page, were you’ll then be asked to share the specs for your PC, as well as your Steam ID–if you have one.
Once you’re all signed up, all that’s left to do is wait and see if you’re chosen. Microsoft has stated the invitations are limited, and the company chooses participants based on “specific goals.”
Microsoft said you can improve your changes by making sure your Halo Insider profile is complete and accurate.