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

Halo Infinite Multiplayer
Halo Infinite Multiplayer (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

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.

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

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.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.