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Halo Infinite Spotlight | Tech Preview 2 invites go out for a back-to-back weekend of Arena and Big Team Battle multiplayer mayhem

Halo Infinite’s retail release is fast approaching and the first tech preview has long been in our review mirror. It seems 343 Industries will no longer keep us waiting for the second tech preview as invites have been sent to all fully registered Halo Insiders for the first of two back-to-back weekends of Infinite fun.

According to a post by 343i, the first weekend (September 23rd – 26th) will focus on Arena (4v4) with the second weekend (September 30th – October 3rd) focusing on Big Team Battle (12v12). Over the two-weekend flight, 343i will be testing their online services at scale. During the second weekend, those who didn’t full register in time for the first weekend can join in on the fun.

Game content for Tech Preview 2

The Banished Shock Rifle will be up for grabs soon in a Halo Infinite’s Multiplayer Tech Preview
  • Social Arena (including objective modes and a new map on Sunday, September 26)
  • Bot Arena (including objective modes)
  • Big Team Battle (debuting September 30 – October 3)Three modes on Fragmentation
  • Training Mode
  • Weapon Drills
  • Customization
  • Battle Pass
  • New Halo Waypoint app & web experiences

Play Schedule

Daily matchmaking windows for both weekends will be 10am-2pm PT & 5pm-9pm PT on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each flight. When we are outside of the matchmaking windows below, the Training Mode, Weapon Drills, Battle Pass, and Customization experiences will remain online and available in-game.

WEEKEND 1 (ARENA)

  • Thursday evening, September 23:
    • Build becomes available for download Thursday night
    • Training Mode and Weapon Drills are available
  • Friday, September 24 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Saturday, September 25 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Sunday, September 26 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Monday, September 27 @ 10am PT: Flight access closes until Weekend 2 

WEEKEND 2 (BIG TEAM BATTLE & ARENA)

  • Thursday evening, September 30:
    • Flight access turns on
    • Training Mode and Weapon Drills become available
  • Friday, October 1 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Saturday, October 2 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Sunday, October 3 @ 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm PT: Matchmaking available
  • Sunday, October 3 @ 9pm PT: Surveys go out to a portion of Halo Insiders
  • Monday, October 4 @ 10am PT: Flight access closes
  • Wednesday, October 6 @ 10am PT: Halo Support site closes

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