Halo Infinite head of creative Joseph Staten took to social media to warn players that the ongoing Halo Infinite technical test includes a “small number of [Halo Infinite] campaign files” which unfortunately contain spoilers. So beware.
“Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone,” Staten writes. “So please, keep your eyes peeled for spoilers and don’t spread them if you see them.”
Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please, keep you eyes peeled for spoilers and don't spread them if you see them.❤️ 2/2— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) July 30, 2021
Staten, for obvious reasons, didn’t specify what files exactly were included in the tech test. But it’s apparently serious enough for Staten and 343 Industries to put out a public statement. 343 community director Brian Jarrard even followed up by tweeting in all caps, “Twitter mute words are your friend!”
IGN has not come across any of the spoilers but will hope this article serves as a PSA to keep vigilant.[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/07/28/halo-infinite-tech-preview-multiplayer-academy-weapon-drill-developer-walkthrough"]
343 launched the technical preview yesterday, though rollout happened a bit slower than expected as the developers hunted down some last-minute bugs. But with the technical preview underway now, IGN was able to get some hands-on time with it and is very impressed with what’s available now.
Folks trying to get into the technical test must sign up as a Halo Insider and try and grab one of the limited spots. Not everyone was able to get into the test, but 343 says there will be more, larger tech previews in the coming months.
Halo Infinite doesn’t have a release date just yet, but 343 and Xbox boss Phil Spencer says they’re confident they’ll hit their holiday 2021 release date.[poilib element="accentDivider"]
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor.