Over the past 24 hours, several Twitter accounts have begun suggesting that Halo Infinite might see its Multiplayer component, which will be free-to-play, might be launching as soon as this coming Monday, on November 15. That particular day holds a special significance, marking the 20th anniversary of both the original Halo: Combat Evolved as well as the original Xbox home console.
Originally several tweets were posted claiming this fact, though most at the time were unsubstantiated as well as coy. However, this changed when popular YouTuber Nate the Hate tweeted that “I can independently confirm & share with you today that Halo Infinite multiplayer will be made available on Monday, November 15.”
Again, nothing solid to go on with his statement but soon another tweet followed from Adam Fairclough seeming to showcase code from the Xbox Store indicating that the date for release was indeed November 15. It was also noted that the time paired with this release was 6:00 PM, which is the same time in GME that Microsoft plans to begin their Xbox Anniversary Celebration.
Xbox store data for Halo Infinite multiplayer 👀 pic.twitter.com/HYxtEfco8M
— Adam Fairclough (@EvilBoris) November 12, 2021
According to HaloHub.gg, Infinities multiplayer servers are now accessible, with the first listed “Fracture” set to begin on November 23. The first season, which is entitled Heroes of Reach, is suggested to begin on November 15, to coincide with the launch.
After hours of the internet speculating it is important to note that nobody within 343 Industries or Microsoft has responded to the rumors to shoot them down. Quite the opposite, during this period the official Xbox Twitter account has been ‘broke’ and down for a period of time. There is a chance they could announce the release over the weekend, now that the cat is out of the bag, but we will know for sure when November 15, and the Xbox Anniversary Celebration roll around.