How to Sign-up for the Halo Insider Program

By on Mar 22, 2019 at 4:19 am. Filed in Guides under Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Sign-up to the Halo Insider Program to get early hands-on with the Halo: The Master Chief Collection before it releases on Windows Store and Steam later this year.

Sign-ups are now available for the Halo Insider Program. This program gives players the opportunity to help Microsoft and 343 Industries test and perfect the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection before it releases on Windows PC.

Halo Insider Program Sign-up

Signing up for the Halo Insider Program is all handled through the Halo Waypoint site. Anyone that wishes to throw their hat in the ring and get the chance of playing some old school Halo games on PC will need to sign up. There are a couple of hoops to jump through and a few questions to answer, but most are related to gaming preferences.

  1. Go to Halo Waypoint
  2. Click the blue SIGNUP button under Become a Halo Insider
  3. Login to your Microsoft or Xbox Live account
  4. Complete the following forms

The process is really simple. Fill out each form, being sure to detail your preferences of what Halo games you’ve played, which ones you prefer, and what game modes interest you most. There are no wrong answers here. The reason for all these preferences is likely so that Microsoft and 343i can cast a wide net and get as many different viewpoints as possible.

Sign-up for Public Flighting

You will also get to opt-in to the Console and PC Flighting. This is the main area you will need to fill out in order to be considered for playtesting the Master Chief Collection. The Insider Program is a catch-all, but only the Public Flighting grants you access. However, just because you have opted-in does not mean you are guaranteed a spot.

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The Public Flighting is a means to test specific parts of the Halo games. For those looking to play on PC, you will only be concerned with signing-up for the PC Flighting. Gamers looking to experience the game on both platforms will need to complete both.

For the PC Flighting, the form will direct you through several steps including: submitting PC specifications, linking a Steam ID, and selecting input devices and audio preferences. All of this is straightforward and easy to achieve with even a cursory knowledge of computers.

With the Halo Insider Program sign-up complete, and the Public Flighting for PC opt-in finalized, you’re all done. All that’s left to do now is wait and hope you’re chosen to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection as part of a PC Flighting session!

Jan Ole Peek
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Jan has been playing video games for nearly 30 years and been a passionate geek for the better part of his life. He's grown to become rather cranky, however, and tends to point out the things that annoy him in games more than the things he loves.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
Xbox One

The improved and enhanced Halo: The Master Chief Collection is included with Xbox Game Pass. Featuring visual enhancements with up to 4K UHD resolution on Xbox One X, improved matchmaking, offline LAN, customizable installation options, and faster load times, it’s the definitive way to experience the ultimate Halo saga. Includes the extensive suite of campaign, multiplayer and additional features from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 – all updated to run at 60FPS.