Halo Infinite's beta has PvP multiplayer for a limited time

Forget the bots. Bring on the players!

What you need to know

The first Halo Infinite technical preview began on July 29 and is scheduled to run until August 2, 1 PM ET/10 AM PT.
As a final addition to the test, 343 Industries has enabled PvP multiplayer matchmaking until 12 AM ET/9 PM PT.
Players will be able to compete against one another in 4v4 Arena across the Live Fire, Recharge, and Bazaar maps.

The first run of the Halo Infinite beta is ending soon, and as a final test, 343 Industries has chosen to briefly enable 4v4 Arena multiplayer in the game. This gives players an opportunity to try out the multiplayer against other players instead of bots, which is no doubt something that many have been waiting for.

Like the matches against bots, players will be able to duke it out across three different maps in PvP: Live Fire, Recharge, and Bazaar. All three maps have unique layouts and plenty of weapons and equipment pieces to use, and it’ll be exciting to see how well the Halo Infinite sandbox holds up in a PvP environment. Note that the PvP will only run for a short time according to 343 Industries; it’s planned to close at 12 AM ET/9 PM PT on August 1.

In my Halo Infinite hands-on preview, I said that the game’s weapon and equipment sandbox was a joy to engage with while playing against bots. Hopefully this holds true in the PvP environment as well.

Are you excited to jump into PvP? How are you liking Halo Infinite so far? Let us know. For more on the Halo Infinite beta, don’t miss our list of the Halo Infinite beta known bugs and launch issues, our Halo Infinite equipment guide, and our complete Halo Infinite weapons list. Also, check out our roundup of some of the Halo Infinite beta’s strange and goofy quirks for a good laugh. If everything goes well, these beta tests will help 343 Industries shape Halo Infinite into one of the best Xbox games ever.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

$60 at Best Buy
See at Microsoft
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A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021, we can’t wait for the full release.

Halo Infinite's beta has PvP multiplayer for a limited time

Halo Infinite's beta now has Spartan bots, and they're deadly

Robots are taking over the world! OUR world!

What you need to know

The first Halo Infinite technical preview began on July 29 and is scheduled to run until August 2, 1 PM ET/10 AM PT.
Previously, players were able to play against Marine and ODST-level bots.
Spartan bots are now active in-game for the remainder of the technical preview, which are the hardest ones in Halo Infinite.

The Halo Infinite beta has been underway since July 29, and since then, players have tested their mettle against both Marine and ODST AI bots in Arena multiplayer. Both types of bots were fairly competent, although ODST bots were considerably more effective due to their improved accuracy and their occasional use of strafing. Even the ODSTs always lost to players though, largely due to their slow reaction speed and inability to adapt to the creative tactics many players use.

A new type of bot has been added to the Halo Infinite technical preview, though — Spartan bots. These bots have bigger brains and sharper aim than the lower difficulty options, making them very deadly opponents. They also use advanced strafing techniques as well, so players may struggle to track and hit them accurately. Overall, it will be interesting to see how well the Spartan bots perform in matches, and I think it would be pretty cool if they manage to actually win a game.

Did you get into the first Halo Infinite beta test? If so, are you enjoying the game so far? Let us know. For more on the Halo Infinite beta, don’t miss our list of the Halo Infinite beta known bugs and launch issues, our Halo Infinite equipment guide, and our complete Halo Infinite weapons list. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to play the Halo Infinite beta for info on how you can participate in the tests yourself in the future. Hopefully, these beta tests help 343 Industries shape Halo Infinite into one of the best Xbox games ever.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

$60 at Best Buy
See at Microsoft
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021, we can’t wait for the full release.

Halo Infinite's beta now has Spartan bots, and they're deadly

The Halo Infinite beta has some strange and goofy quirks

Bugs, glitches, and oddities that will give you a smile.

The first Halo Infinite beta is finally live for Xbox and PC players, and as gamers around the world have flooded into the servers to duke it out with AI bots and help 343 Industries identify bugs, they’ve discovered several strange and goofy quirks about the game. Unlike performance issues or bugs that cause crashes, these glitches and oddities are fun to engage with and/or are incredibly funny. And because 343 Industries will inevitably patch these quirks before the full release of Halo Infinite, we should enjoy them while they last. Here’s a look at all of the fun and funny Halo Infinite glitches and oddities we’ve found so far.

Bots have predictable pathing

did i do this right??? #HaloInfinite @HuNteR_Jjx @Tashi343i thanks to @TonyGT3 for grabbing this!!!! pic.twitter.com/bhrE2OQBAg— TerrorShahrk (@TerrorShahrk) July 30, 2021

The most common quirk in the Halo Infinite beta has to do with the pathfinding of the AI bots you play against in the multiplayer. Without fail, all four of the enemy bots will always go to the same location on a map at the start of every match in a tightly-knit group. You can use this information to get free Overkills in every game, as two frag grenades and some Sidekick headshots for cleanup will eliminate the entire squad of bots before they know what hit them.

On the map Live Fire, the bots will always go to the left of the player’s spawn. On Recharge, all of the bots will immediately jump down to where the Overshield equipment is located. Finally, on Bazaar, the bots will always head towards the left side of the large marketplace area in the middle of the map.

Melee attacks send bodies flying

adios! pic.twitter.com/XsGGCiU5Df— Alyx G | Freelance Composer (Comms Closed) (@AlyxGMusic) August 1, 2021

Another pretty common glitch is that roughly half of your melee attacks will send your opponent flying across the map at terminal velocity if you manage to kill them with one. It seems to happen more often with back smack instant-kills, but I’ve had it happen plenty of times with frontal beatdowns, too. Spartans are strong, but we never knew they were this powerful.

You can duplicate weapons

DID WE JUST DUPLICATE WEAPONS?? pic.twitter.com/InOxlThSZj— VETOED (@VETOED) July 30, 2021

Arguably the most fun bug in the technical preview is the ability to duplicate weapons by picking them up at the same time as one of your teammates. This works for any weapon on the map, but it’s particularly fun to do with power weapons like the Skewer, S7 Sniper, or SPNKr Rocket Launcher. It’s also pretty fun to do with the Bulldog shotgun or the Gravity Hammer, as you and a buddy can go on a close-range rampage with these weapons.

The developers are no doubt going to patch this bug as soon as possible since it would be detrimental to the balance of PvP, but for now, have a good time cloning power weapons and blowing up bots with them!

Intro cinematic shenanigans

This is hands down the funniest Infinite Flight thing I’ve witnessed ? #HaloInfinite #halo #HaloInfiniteMP pic.twitter.com/AF6gao6gFF— Enlightened of Nod (@RedeemerOfNod) August 1, 2021

One of the stranger quirks of the technical preview is that during the intro cinematic for each match, players will drop dead and instantly be replaced by a bot in the cutscene if they’re disconnected from the server. This is hilarious, and because of the way the bot instantly replaces them, it makes it seem like the bot snuck up behind them with Active Camo, assassinated them, and stole their place.

Another oddity with these cutscenes is that if a player hasn’t fully connected to the server before the intro starts, their Spartan will be visibly dead on the floor as all of the other Spartans are doing their poses. This is super silly, and I can’t help but crack up whenever it happens.

Maps are haunted by ghost players

Halo 2: Ghost of Lockout#HaloInfinite: Ghost of Live Fire ? pic.twitter.com/SJXsC265k6— Alex | Haruspis (@haruspis) July 30, 2021

Finally, there’s a bug that causes the game to render “ghost” player models on the map, often mid-animation. These models don’t move and can’t be shot (though sometimes you can observe their shields flaring) and may or may not have collision. It’s not clear what’s causing this bug to occur, but if we had to guess, it would be that there’s some type of server desync going on. Keep an eye out for paranormal Spartans like these next time you queue into a multiplayer match, because they’re quite spooky.

Your thoughts

What’s your favorite bug, glitch, quirk, or oddity from the Halo Infinite beta so far? How have you been enjoying the multiplayer? Let us know. For more on the Halo Infinite beta, don’t miss our list of the Halo Infinite beta known bugs and launch issues, our Halo Infinite equipment guide, and our complete Halo Infinite weapons list. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to play the Halo Infinite beta for info on how you can participate in the tests yourself in the future. Hopefully, these beta tests help 343 Industries shape Halo Infinite into one of the best Xbox games ever.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

$60 at Best Buy
See at Microsoft
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021, we can’t wait for the full release.

The Halo Infinite beta has some strange and goofy quirks

Best Z590 motherboards for 10th and 11th Gen Intel processors

Some of the best motherboards can be found with Intel’s Z590 chipset, allowing for some seriously powerful Intel-based PC builds. We’ve rounded up the best of the best right here that’ll work with both 10th Gen and 11th Gen Intel processors.

Best overall

ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming

Staff pick

This is one capable motherboard. Not only do you get Intel’s Z590 chipset with PCIe 4.0 support, but also the excellent ASUS UEFI BIOS. Then there’s Wi-Fi 6E, 14+2 power stage design for stable overclocking, DDR4-5333+ RAM support, dual Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Thunderbolt 4, and four M.2 SSD slots.

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Runner-up

Gigabyte Z590 AORUS ELITE AX

You don’t have to spend more than a GPU on a motherboard to score a good deal. Gigabyte’s Z590 AORUS ELITE AX is a fine example of a high-end motherboard with a 12+1 power phase design, as well as support for PCIe 4.0 and speeds of up to 5400MHz for DDR4 RAM. Finally, there are numerous USB 3.2 ports on the rear for expansive PC builds.

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Best enthusiast

ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero

The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero is a monstrous motherboard. Using the Z590 chipset, this is one solid foundation for a very capable PC build. It uses a 14+2 power stage delivery design with high-quality chokes, capacitors, and other components for stable overclocking. Other highlights include 5Gb LAN, two M.2 slots, Wi-Fi 6, high-quality audio, and plenty of RGB headers.

$598 at Amazon

$479 at Newegg

Best budget

ASUS PRIME Z590M-PLUS

Supporting 10th and 11th Gen processors from Intel, we’re looking at yet another ASUS motherboard. This board comes in at less than $200, which can be considered budget territory for the Z590 chipset. The Z590M-PLUS comes with an 8+1 power phase design, high-quality components, Fan Xpert 4 for a quiet and cool PC, as well as all the rear USB ports you’ll need.

$175 at Newegg

Best ITX

MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY

When you want to build small, you’ll need a Mini-ITX motherboard. RAM support is up to DDR4-5333, and the PCIe 4.0 support is great for GPUs and storage. There’s Thunderbolt 3 here, as well as 2.5Gb LAN or Wi-Fi 6 if you want a truly wireless experience. The power delivery design is good for even Intel Core i9 processors in such a compact chassis.

$370 at Amazon

$342 at Newegg

Choosing the best Intel Z590 motherboard

Intel added some highlight features to the Z590 chipset, unlocking PCIe 4.0 support with 11th Gen Intel processors. Compared to the Z490 chipset, many motherboards of which didn’t include PCIe 4.0 future-proofing, there are numerous improvements including additional high-speed USB ports.

If we were to recommend a single Z590 motherboard for Intel CPUs, it would be the ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming. As well as the aforementioned PCIe 4.0 support, there’s also Wi-Fi 6E, 14+2 power stage design for stable overclocking, DDR4-5333+ RAM support, dual Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Thunderbolt 4, and four M.2 SSD slots.

If you want something that allows for a more compact PC build, look no further than MSI’s MEG Z590I UNIFY. This motherboard has everything you need for a small PC, including PCIe 4.0 support, 2.5Gb LAN (or Wi-Fi 6) and the capabilities for handling even more powerful processors like a Core i9.

Best Z590 motherboards for 10th and 11th Gen Intel processors

Halo Infinite's bots are teabagging real players, and it's hilarious

The bots are imitating players a little too accurately.

After three years of waiting, fans are finally able to get their first taste of Halo Infinite by way of the first ever Halo Infinite beta test. In this technical preview of the game’s multiplayer experience, players are being matched up against AI-controlled bots across a variety of the Halo Infinite beta’s maps and modes. For the most part, players are doing a good job of showing the bots who’s boss. But when the bots do manage to take down a human player, you may find them engaging in “tactical crouching” behavior.

Did the bot just…? pic.twitter.com/PYkaANHD3l— whisper (formerly snipe.) (@reqsihw) July 31, 2021

“Teabagging,” or crouching repeatedly on top of the corpse of the enemy you just defeated, has been an iconic part of the Halo multiplayer experience ever since the first game released in 2001. Since Halo: Combat Evolved was one of the first games to introduce a camera that allowed you to see the surroundings of your dead body for a few seconds before you respawned, players used teabagging corpses as a way to taunt and tease their opponents. Even now, 20 years later, Halo fans (and players in other shooter games) continue to use the gesture frequently.

The fact that Halo Infinite’s bots have been spotted teabagging is nothing short of hilarious, and while I haven’t personally spotted them doing it so far, there are several fans on social media that claim that they have.

Did 343 Industries program them to occasionally teabag, acknowledging the gesture’s legacy? Or is this just a strange quirk of the bots’ pathfinding behaviors? Perhaps Halo Infinite’s bots are actually sentient, and are learning how to be just as brash and rude as real players can be. What a terrifying thought.

Have you been able to play the Halo Infinite technical preview? If so, have you managed to spot any bots teabagging real players? Let me know. For more on the Halo Infinite beta, don’t miss our list of the Halo Infinite beta known bugs and launch issues, our Halo Infinite equipment guide, and our complete Halo Infinite weapons list. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to play the Halo Infinite beta for info on how you can participate in the tests yourself in the future. Hopefully, these beta tests help 343 Industries shape Halo Infinite into one of the best Xbox games ever.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

$60 at Best Buy
See at Microsoft
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021, we can’t wait for the full release.

Halo Infinite's bots are teabagging real players, and it's hilarious

Save $100 on LG's 35-inch curved HDR10 monitor on sale at Costco

Ever wanted just one really nice monitor with a ton of real estate? If that sounds ideal to you, check out LG’s 35WN65C-B 35-inch curved screen on sale for $399.99 at Costco. That’s already a great discount at $100 off Costco’s normal price. It’s even better when you realize the monitor goes for much more at other retailers like Amazon. We haven’t seen the monitor drop in price much and it looks like it won’t do this again once today’s deal runs out. Grab it while you can. While you won’t have to pay a shipping fee, you may have to pay the standard Costco surcharge for non-members unless you have one. Even with that, though, the price is worth it.

LG Ultrawide 35-inch curved HDR10 monitor

The large screen has a pixel resolution of 3440 x 1440, a 100Hz refresh rate, and a 5ms response time. It also has AMD’s FreeSync technology to reduce screen tearing. Of course there’s HDMI and a DisplayPort, and it also has a USB hub with two USB 3.0 ports on the back.

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Some people have three or four monitors. Some hang a wall-mounted TV above their battlestations. Sometimes you just don’t have the room for it or you just don’t see the need for so many screens. If you just one really nice screen, why not get one like LG’s curved monitor? It’s huge enough you can split it into multiple screens if you want (it has a 4-screen split actually so you can split it 4 ways). And the curve makes it so even the Ultrawide nature of the monitor is still fully immersive.

The LG display has a 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution, which is plenty of pixels for you to work with. The IPS panel ensures great color accuracy even at wide viewing angles. It also has a 100Hz refresh rate. While not the most it could be, that’s definitely above the 60Hz standard on most monitors and will help you with motion blur and things like that while gaming. It also has a 5ms response time, which is normal.

The AMD FreeSync technology will work with your AMD graphics card to reduce screen tearing. Connectivity options on the back include HDMI, DisplayPort, and a USB hub with two USB 3.0 ports.

Need more monitor ideas? Check out some of the best 1440p monitors around.

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Halo Infinite equipment guide: Every equipment piece and how to use them

If used skillfully, equipment can change the entire course of a Halo Infinite match.

Pieces of equipment have been absent in the Halo sandbox ever since Halo 3, but they’re back in Halo Infinite. As part of the first Halo Infinite beta test, players have gotten an opportunity to try out several of these equipment pieces in multiplayer matches against AI bots. After using them ourselves over the course of the test, we can confirm that these equipment pieces can have a significant impact on the outcome of a match — provided you use them skillfully.

To give you an edge on the battlefield, we’ve compiled a list of all the different pieces of equipment in Halo Infinite, and we’ve also come up with some simple tips, tricks, and general advice that you can use to maximize the effectiveness of equipment.

List of equipment in the Halo Infinite beta

For the first beta preview that runs from July 29 until August 1, there are six different pieces of equipment that players will be able to obtain across the Halo Infinite beta’s maps and modes.

Grappleshot

The Grappleshot is arguably the most striking and powerful of all of the Halo Infinite equipment pieces, as players can use it to quickly grapple across the map and swing to a new location. The grapple can also be used to grab weapons and other pieces of equipment, too, giving it incredible utility. You can even grapple onto enemy players and pull yourself to them, which is a great way to finish off a fleeing opponent with a melee or close the distance with close range weapons. You’re also able to cancel your grapel if need be.

Overall, the Grappleshot is incredibly powerful, but if players are expecting you to use it, they can gun you down quickly as you zip across the map. Therefore, try and be creative and strategic with your grapples so that you’re never predictable.

Drop Wall

If you want to lock down an area and give yourself additional cover to use, try and find a Drop Wall. This pickup creates a physical shield that you can use to fortify chokepoints and other highly-contested areas on maps, but enemies can destroy sections of the shield fairly quickly with focused gunfire. Therefore, it’s best to strafe in and out of the shield’s protection instead of turtling behind it.

A creative way to use the Drop Wall is to intentionally shoot a section of it out yourself, effectively creating a miniature fort. This strategy is a great way to fight back against opponents while also using your Drop Wall for protection.

Threat Sensor

The Threat Sensor is a tool that allows you to see enemy locations through walls in a small area, giving you valuable information about where threats are coming. It’s a great way to ensure you and your teammates can see enemy assaults coming and prepare accordingly, which is very valuable in objective game modes.

The best way to use the Threat Sensor is to place it on a wall out of the enemy’s direct line of sight, as if your opponents see where you place it, they’ll avoid going on that path.

Repulsor

The Repulsor is one of the most interesting pieces of equipment in Halo Infinite, as it has two uses. The first is to deflect small explosives and small arms fire back at enemy players, which can help you turn the tables in many scenarios. For example, you can use the Repulsor to reflect a charged Plasma Pistol bolt back at the person who shot it, instantly knocking out their shields.

The second use for the Repulsor is fairly niche, but it can be powerful in certain scenarios. When combined with a jump, the Repulsor will give you a small burst of upward momentum that can help you make jumps you would otherwise fail to complete. This can be used to escape enemies, pursue them from an unexpected angle, or reach high ground for a better firing position.

Overshield

The Overshield is a classic Halo pickup, and it’s back in Halo Infinite as an equipment piece. Like previous iterations of the item, the Overshield gives you double shields when used. This can help you come out on top in 2v1 or even 3v1 scenarios, and you can also use it aggressively when pushing into enemy territory.

One situation where using an Overshield isn’t a good idea is when you notice an enemy is using a Plasma Pistol, as an overcharged plasma bolt will knock out your Overshield completely. Try and save it for players who are equipped with ballistic weapons that deal standard damage against shields.

Active Camo

Active Camo is another returning pickup that allows the user to go invisible to the naked eye. Players who have a sharp eye may be able to spot the tell-tale shimmering effect that Active Camo gives off, but as long as you stick to the shadows and don’t walk into common sightlines, you’ll be able to stay hidden easily.

Pairing Active Camo with weapons that can kill quickly at close or medium range, such as the Needler, Heatwave, and Bulldog shotgun, is ideal. Check out our Halo Infinite complete weapons list for more details on which weapons are strong at these ranges.

Your thoughts

What do you think of the return of equipment in Halo Infinite? Have you enjoyed using it during the Halo Infinite beta? Let me know. For more on the Halo Infinite beta, don’t miss our list of the Halo Infinite beta known bugs and launch issues. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to play the Halo Infinite beta for info on how you can participate in the tests yourself in the future. Hopefully, these beta tests help 343 Industries shape Halo Infinite into one of the best Xbox games ever.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

$60 at Best Buy
See at Microsoft
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. Based on the beta and what was seen at E3 2021, we can’t wait for the full release.

Halo Infinite equipment guide: Every equipment piece and how to use them

Halo Infinite beta gets Bazaar, its third and final map

Drop in for some Bot-slaying in a familiar locale.

What you need to know

The first Halo Infinite technical preview is currently ongoing.
After previously adding a new map to the test called Recharge, another map called Bazaar is coming to the fray.
The technical preview is currently set to run through August 2.

The Halo Infinite technical preview is continuing, with two maps so far. When the test initially went live, only Live Fire was available for players, with Recharge added the second day. Now, 343 Industries confirms that players can try out Bazaar, a map set in Mombasa, a location that players may recognize from the Halo 2 campaign. Fans who signed up and were selected through the Halo Insider program now have access to three maps for the remainder of the test.

We’re continuing to track the list of maps and modes in the multiplayer technical preview, as well as all of the bugs and launch issues players are running into. If you weren’t selected for this test, there’ll be future opportunities, as this is just the first of several planned “Flights” for 343 Industries to stress test different portions of the game ahead of launch. Anyone selected also needs to be giving feedback on what is and isn’t working in order to aid that process.

Halo Infinite is currently scheduled to be available at some point in Holiday 2021. It’s coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

See at Microsoft
$60 at Best Buy
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is the biggest Xbox game of the year by far, and based on what we saw at E3 2021, it looks like it’s going to be fantastic.

Halo Infinite beta gets Bazaar, its third and final map

Do you like the leaked Surface Duo 2 camera setup?

Take a peek at the leaks and share your thoughts.

It’s been an exciting past few days for fans of the Surface Duo, otherwise known as the Microsoft device that’s been seeing record-low prices every other week as part of an unending stream of fire sales. The reason for the excitement is that leaked images of the Surface Duo 2 have hit the web!

It’s true: The Surface Duo 2 is on the horizon. We’ve just gotten a serious look at the sequel device and its new camera setup, which will pack three lenses in a tiny bump. That’s a big change from the existing Duo. Our question to you, the reader, is: Do you like the changed design, based on what you’ve seen of it so far?

Do you like the leaked Surface Duo 2 camera setup?

We’ve extensively discussed the leaks of the Duo 2, specifically with regards to the camera shakeup. The camera bump isn’t just an aesthetic twist; it has some physical consequences as well. One is that the bump is going to stop the Duo 2 from laying flat on itself. And there’s also the worry that the bump could introduce structural issues, such as bending or breakage when the device’s two sides are closed together.

It seems like a logical assumption that if these things were issues, Microsoft would have already ironed them out. Or, perhaps Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on fixes right now as the device gears up for launch. But who knows for certain? It’s unlikely that any glaring issues exist at such a late stage of the prototyping process, but the only way consumers will know for sure is when they get their hands on the Duo 2 and start using it.

If your thoughts on the Duo 2’s camera require some elaboration, don’t limit yourself to a vote in the poll. Hop in the comments! Whether you’re an existing Surface Duo owner or simply a spectator of Microsoft products, your thoughts are welcome.

Do you like the leaked Surface Duo 2 camera setup?

Halo Infinite spoilers have leaked, here's how you can block them

Stay vigilant, Spartans.

What you need to know

The first Halo Infinite technical preview is currently underway.
343 Industries has confirmed that portions of the campaign were datamined from files and spoilers are now across the internet.
There’s a few things you can do to reduce the chance of seeing these spoilers.

The first multiplayer technical preview for Halo Infinite is ongoing but unfortunately, some parts of the campaign have now leaked. Halo Infinite Creative Director Joseph Staten confirmed on Friday that files from the campaign were datamined from the technical preview,

Hey folks, heads up: we unintentionally included a small number of #HaloInfinite campaign files in the tech preview build. Unfortunately, these files contain spoilers. 1/2— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) July 30, 2021

Fortunately, there’s a couple of things you can do to help ensure you remain unspoiled for when the game launches. You can mute various words or phrases on Twitter, as well as use the advanced muting options. For a more complete firewall against spoilers, you can download Spoiler Protection 2.0. It’s a Chrome extension (that also works on Microsoft Edge from the same link) that filters out results on the internet based on key phrases you decide. Do be aware that taking these steps will make it a bit tougher to follow official information on the game.

The current Halo Infinite beta dates and times originally ran for four days from July 29 through August 1. This was then extended through August 2. Halo Infinite is currently slated to launch in holiday 2021 and will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and PC.

The next adventure in the saga

Halo Infinite

See at Microsoft
$60 at Best Buy
See at Steam

A new Great Journey awaits

Halo Infinite is the biggest Xbox game of the year by far, and based on what we saw at E3 2021, it looks like it’s going to be fantastic.

Halo Infinite spoilers have leaked, here's how you can block them