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September 30, 2021

In today’s episode of GameSpot News, Persia talks about the massive popularity of New World causing problems for the game’s servers, Battlefield 2042 beta details, and Halo Infinite’s next beta being open to everyone on Xbox and friend’s of current Halo Insiders. 

New World, Amazon Game Studios' long-delayed MMO, is finally live, and it has quickly become the #2 game on Steam with more than 700,000 concurrent players and counting. Due to this, the game is experiencing overloaded servers that is causing long queue times. The game is also seeing massive popularity on Twitch, which is owned by Amazon. Currently, more than 750,000 people are watching New World on the platform, and those watching certain channels and who link their Steam accounts can earn Twitch drops for in-game items.

EA and DICE have officially announced the open beta dates for Battlefield 2042 and the beta officially begins on October 8, but people who preorder or subscribe to EA Play can start two days early, beginning October 6. Since EA Play is bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, subscribers to Microsoft's service can start on October 6 as well. Many other features including progression, cosmetics, and more will also be available during the open beta. 

Xbox users can get access to the upcoming Halo Infinite multiplayer beta by downloading the Xbox Insider Hub app, which is free to download. Current Halo Insiders will also receive a “friend code” that can be redeemed for access to the beta on PC or Xbox.

For more information on all of today’s topics, visit

Intro - 00:00
New World - 00:17
Battlefield 2042 - 01:20 
Halo Infinite  - 03:39
Outro - 04:52

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