Halo Infinite, free multiplayer available now for 20 years of Xbox

The news was in the air but the surprise is now official: waiting for the full game on December 8th, here is the free multiplayer beta.

Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Season 1 of the Halo Infinite, Heroes of Reach, is available now for free. The mode is currently called a “beta”, although it has all the modes, features and items from the full game’s battle pass. The full game, on the other hand, remains scheduled for December 8, with the arrival of the campaign starring Master Chief.

Halo Infinite, free multiplayer now –

The multiplayer of Halo Infinite is now available in a beta format for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S, was announced tonight. The reveal came as part of a live broadcast designed to celebrate 20 years of Xbox, Microsoft’s first console launched on December 15, 2001. That day, the console was accompanied by Halo: Combat Evolved, the progenitor of the successful first-time shooter series. person. To celebrate this anniversary, the multiplayer mode of the next chapter, Infinite, is available starting tonight and three weeks in advance of the originally scheduled launch. The free was instead part of the programs from the beginning, with the single-player campaign (co-op later) for a fee and included on Xbox Game Pass.

The other Xbox news –

The game client is now available on platforms covered by Microsoft, including Steam, at a variable weight but on PC it settles at 23.97GB. However, the celebrations for the twentieth anniversary did not only concern Halo Infinite, going to flesh out further the backward compatibility catalog of the consoles of Redmond. These are the 76 new entries of the Xbox and Xbox 360 era now playable via Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One:

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • Aces of the Galaxy
  • Advent Rising
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth
  • Bankshot Billiards 2
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Binary Domain
  • Black College Football Xperience: Doug Williams Ed
  • Cloning Clyde
  • Conan
  • Darwinia+
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 3
  • Dead or Alive 4
  • Death by Cube
  • Disney Universe
  • Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Elements of Destruction
  • F.E.A.R.
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • F.E.A.R. Files
  • The First Templar
  • Gladius
  • Gunvalkyrie
  • Islands of Wakfu
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mini Ninjas
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • MX vs. ATV Alive
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • DENY
  • Novadrome
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • The Outfit
  • Outpost Kaloki X
  • Quake Arena Arcade
  • R.A.W. – Realms of Ancient War
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Rio
  • Risen
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Rock of Ages
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  • Scramble
  • Screwjumper!
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Skate 2
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam!
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition
  • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Switchball
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails
  • Time Pilot
  • TimeSplitters 2
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
  • Warlords

New games have also been introduced into the program FPS Boost, which improves the performance of the classics on next-gen consoles, for a total of 11 titles now with frame rates at 60fps on Xbox Series X | S: these include FEAR, FEAR 3, Binary Domain and NIER, among the news of the days, while among the already present in the backward compatibility are added the series of Gears of War, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, Dragon Age Origins, Dead Space 2 and 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations. The 33 titles ported to FPS Boost originally will enjoy those benefits on Xbox Cloud Gaming as well, and these include Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and The Evil Within 2.

Two series on the way –

20 years of Xbox were also celebrated with two announcements not strictly related to video games. First, the series of Halo It has received a long-awaited first teaser trailer and a launch window, set for 2022, on Paramount +. Additionally, a series coming to major streaming platforms will take a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the brand. Power On: The Story of Xbox will be available December 13 on Roku, IMDb TV, YouTube, Redbox and more.

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