Halo fans started enjoying Halo: Infinite multiplayer content for free last Monday (15th) due to an early release of this portion of the game, and this has certainly been well accepted by the community. According to SteamDB, just eight hours after this release, the game had 272,586 simultaneous players in its arenas.
Thanks to those numbers, the latest entry in the series starring Master Chief has managed to stay ahead of other heavyweight competitors, ranking fourth in popularity and second only to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and PUBG Battlegrounds.
The time is here, Spartans! You should know be able to download the #HaloInfinite beta! If you're still experiencing an issue downloading the game, please restart console or Xbox app on PC. If you encounter a blue screen after that, please file a Halo Support ticket. https://t.co/KkDEVPhiP0
— Halo Support (@HaloSupport) November 15, 2021
Another important detail is that this multiplayer portion of the game was made available in a technically Beta format, as the official launch of the entire package will take place on December 8th. However, all progress made in that period will normally be uploaded to the full version as of the date in question. It will also be on this day that the community will have access to Season 1 of the game.
Halo: Intinite will be released in PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S versions.