It’s been a long road to Halo Infinite, but players could be immersed as early as next weekend. 343 Industries is currently preparing a technical preview for the game’s free multiplayer component, focused on fine-tuning the facility’s AI Bots, the first in the series ’history.
As a result, the first technical preview will be quite limited in scope: in addition to Bot Arenas, which pits four human players against four AIs, 343 Industries will focus on collecting data on the new Academy weapon exercises. These are reproducible training areas populated by robots with various skill levels. There will be 12 weapons available for use in these drills and the robots will have four levels of difficulty. In other words, it will be a good way to acclimatize to different weapons.
But the main service is the Bot Arenas, which will take place through three different maps in Bazaar, Recharge and Live Fire. "To keep players afloat and keep the experience engaging, we are planning a daily supply of content that will evolve throughout the flight based on participants' overall commitment." the blog reads. "We will intentionally start things slowly to help everyone acclimatize, but as the community accelerates and kills a lot of robots, our goal is to put things within reach to provide a greater challenge and variety ".
While we kill robots, 343 Industries will also collect data on more prosaic things: menu user interface, how customization works, and how Battle Passes are developed. And yes, all of this could start the weekend off July 31st. "Posting this blog means we are getting very close, but flying on its own is a fluid process, we need to make sure we have successfully eliminated our final door before 'it's officially an opportunity.' "That said, it was good to say that our first bot – focused technical preview could take place as early as next weekend."
You must be a verified Halo Insider even to participate in the race; there are complete instructions on how to do it the full blog post, which is definitely worth reading if you want to immerse yourself.