The multiplayer beta on Halo Infinite has been available for a few hours now, and having seen his resounding success Fans can be said to have been looking forward to getting their hands on the new game from 343 Industries. The trial version was released on the occasion of Xbox’s twentieth anniversary and in no time has climbed the rankings of Steam becoming one of the most played titles on the platform, even surpassing Amazon’s New World.
Halo Infinite: The multiplayer beta is already a success
The relatively surprising arrival of the Halo Infinite beta was one of those that make noise. It is clear that fans of the franchise, after waiting for the title for years and seeing it postponed several times during the pandemic, could no longer get their hands on it, and the numbers prove it. In fact, during the first hours after launch, the beta had the beauty of 150,000 active players on Steam.
Simply incredible numbers, which have surpassed even those made by New World of Amazon, now dropped to fourth on the platform’s global rankings. Just to give you the measure of how far this result can be beyond all logic, just think that above Halo Infinite by number of players there are now only Counter-Strike Global Offensive e Dota 2, or two of the most played titles in the world and hardly undermined from the podium.
The beta version of Halo Infinite multiplayer has therefore easily surpassed other extremely popular video games, such as the aforementioned New World, but also other “sacred monsters” such as Team Fortress 2, Apex Legends e Rust. In short, a real debut with a bang, especially if we consider that the beta arrived without any kind of marketing campaign to advertise it.
It is also important to point out that Steam users represent only a part of the players interested in Halo Infinite and are playing the beta. In fact, the owners of Xbox Series X|S e Xbox One, and all those who use theXbox app on PC.
You can download the beta directly from Steam if you are interested.
There is no shortage of technical problems
To slightly soften the great reception that the beta has received, there have been several Technical Problems that plagued the software right away. One in particular seems to not allow some players to access the online sector of the console title, effectively not allowing them to enjoy the beta experience.
Fortunately, 343 Industries has already been made aware of the problem and is working to resolve it as soon as possible, as stated by the studio itself through a tweet. The phenomenon consists in the appearance of a blue screen when starting the application, which therefore does not allow users to access the actual software. At the moment Microsoft has limited itself to recommending the classic restart of the console, but we are sure that more precise directives will arrive.
Net of this incident, it would be very interesting to be able to take a look at the numbers of active players on consoles Xbox One e Xbox Series X|S, in such a way as to be able to get a better idea of the impact that this video game is having within the Microsoft videogame, even if we do not doubt that it is already noteworthy.
Either way, Microsoft has reported that the Season 1 of the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite will last until next May, and we take the opportunity to remind you also that to download the beta on console you just have to search for it in the Microsoft Store.