Halo Infinite will still be launching this December, but if you want to play the free-to-play multiplayer component of Xbox’s flagship series, you can do that starting today.
To coincide with the celebration of Halo’s (and Xbox’s) 20-year anniversary, the multiplayer mode, initially scheduled to release with the paid campaign mode, is releasing today, available for everyone.
This is labelled as a beta, but Season 1 of content begins today until sometime in May 2022. You can start earning progress to unlock the samurai-themed armour pieces.
This also means that Season 1 has been lengthening from what developers 343 Industries’ initial plan of a three-month season length. But more content has been added as a result. This first week will include a variety of 20th anniversary-themed cosmetics to unlock, for free.
Source: Halo Waypoint