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How to install the Halo Infinite Flight test on PC: Server dates & times

If you’re looking to get an early taste of Halo Infinite, here’s how you can install and play the Flight, or Beta, on PC.



Master Chiefs helmet in Halo Infinite

The second weekend of Halo Infinite’s Flight, or Beta, is about to begin and more fans have been invited to play through the Insider program. Here’s how to install Halo Infinite’s Technical Preview on PC, and when the servers are online.

Halo fans can get their hands on Halo Infinite early by playing in the Flight tests or Technical Previews on PC. The second weekend is almost here and will offer players a chance to try out the Battle Pass and Store, as well as what the multiplayer has to offer.

Halo Infinite is available on PC through Steam, so here’s how to install and play the Flight.

How to install Halo Infinite Beta on PC

Spartan in Halo Infinite

To play Halo Infinite’s Flight, you had to have registered as a Halo Insider before September 13. But, 343 have sent out some friend invite codes to Halo Insiders, so you may get in thanks to your friends. If you have received a friend code, simply skip to step 5.

Here’s how to download Halo Infinite’s Flight on PC:

  1. Be registered as a Halo Insider before September 13
  2. Head to Halo Waypoint and make sure you’re signed into the correct account
  3. Check the ‘Messages’ box at the top for an invite
  4. If you’ve been invited, open up the message
  5. Look for the 15-digit Steam key a third of the way down
  6. Launch Steam
  7. Select the ‘Games’ tab at the top
  8. Choose ‘Activate a Product on Steam’
  9. Follow the on-screen prompts and enter the Steam key provided by Halo Waypoint
  10. Download Halo Infinite’s Flight
  11. It will appear as ‘Halo Infinite – Insider’ in your Library

How to enable optional diagnostic data

Windows Diagnostic Data page

Also, Halo Infinite’s devs ask players to enable “optional diagnostic data” in the Windows settings. This allows them to “collect full information if you encounter any issues.”

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Launch the Windows Settings app
  2. Click on ‘Privacy’
  3. Sleect the ‘Diagnostics & feedback’ page
  4. Tick the ‘Optional diagnostic data’ option

How to fix “your account is not authorized to play Halo Infinite”

Your account is not authorized to play halo infinite message

After installing Halo Infinite, some players are met with a message telling them that “your account is not authorized to play Halo Infinite.” The fix is usually quite simple, you just need to close down the game completely and relaunch it.

You may have to do this a few times, but many players have reported that they will eventually be able to log in.

If you’re still having no luck, we recommend contacting the Halo Support page and report the issue. Someone should reach out and help.

Halo Infinite Weekend 2 Flight server times

Spartans in Halo Infinite multiplayer

Although you have Halo Infinite’s Flight installed on your PC, there are only certain times that you can access the servers.

However, you’ll still be able to access the Training Mode and Weapon Drills when the servers are offline.

Here are the server times for Halo Infinite Flight’s Weekend 2 (Big Team Battle & Arena):

DateSever times PTServer times ET Server times BST
October 110AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 2)6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 2) – 4AM (October 2)
October 2 10AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM 1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 3) 6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 3) – 4AM (October 3)
October 3 10AM – 2PM & 5PM – 9PM 1PM – 5PM & 8PM – 12AM (October 4) 6PM – 10PM & 12AM (October 4) – 4AM (October 4)
October 4Closes at 10AMCloses at 1PMCloses at 6PM

And that’s how you can install and play Halo Infinite’s Flight on PC! 343 will send out a survey on Sunday, October 3, to ask for your feedback.

For more Halo Infinite, check out the recent leak that the game will support Steam Workshop mods.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

Apex Legends

Can you play Apex Legends Mobile with a controller?

Apex Legends Mobile has arrived on Android and iOS. Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s controller support.



Apex Legends player using mobile controller

Apex Legends Mobile is finally here, but some players still prefer to use a trusty controller over the touchscreen controls. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

After months of playtests, Apex Legends Mobile was finally released on Android and iOS on May 17, 2022. It features many of the same Legends and weapons as the main game, as well as the mobile-exclusive Fade, all on your mobile phone or tablet.

But even with its fully-fledged touchscreen controls, some players prefer having a controller in their hands when playing first-person shooters. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Mobile’s controller support.

Fade in Apex Legends Mobile

Does Apex Legends Mobile have controller support?

Apex Legends Mobile does not have controller support at launch but the devs have confirmed that it’s on the way.

Speaking at a press event ahead of Apex Mobile’s launch, the developers said they understand that many prefer to use a controller over the touchscreen controls. “It is super important for us, we understand usability issues, and how much fun it is,” explained one of the devs.

They confirmed that controller support is in the works for Apex Legends Mobile but unfortunately, it didn’t make it to the game for launch.

apex legends mobile gameplay

When is controller support coming to Apex Legends Mobile?

While there’s no concrete timeframe, Apex Legends Mobile’s developers confirmed that controller support should come in the “very near future.”

They explained that “We’re actively exploring [controller support] but haven’t quite got it right.” When exactly it will arrive is anyone’s guess, but it should be here before the end of 2022.

Although there is no official support for it, players can actually pair their Bluetooth controller with their phone and use it. The controllers that are compatible and can pair with your mobile device include the following:

  • Xbox Series X/S controller
  • Xbox One controller
  • PlayStation DualSense controller
  • PlayStation 4 controller
  • Razer Kishi

Simply activate the pairing mode for the controller and find it on your mobile’s Bluetooth devices section. This will allow you to use the controller on Apex Mobile, but unfortunately, as there is no support for the feature, it can be buggy, especially when it comes to customizing your layout.

When controller support arrives, we’ll be breaking down how to use it and the best controller settings to dominate Apex Legends Mobile.

For more on Apex Legends, you can check out Mobile’s launch patch notes as well as the best guns in Season 13.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a dominant midfielder by completing the Thomas Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC in FIFA 22.



Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC FIFA 22

French midfielder Thomas Lemar is available via SBC during the FIFA 22 TOTS promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC with the cheapest solution.

The TOTS promo is currently shining a light on LaLiga with players doing their best to secure the elite that Spain has to offer. EA have delivered a few SBCs as a part of the LaLiga TOTS promo including a Flashback Isco SBC and Iago Aspas TOTS SBC.

Now, players can get their hands on Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar. While the French International usually plays out wide on the left-wing, this TOTS card makes for an interesting change by having him positioned as a CM.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Lemar TOTS SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 LaLiga TOTS Lemar SBC stats

Thomas Lemar TOTS SBC stats FIFA 22

While LaLiga has some incredible CMs to pick from, Lemar’s French nationality is a huge asset, and you’ll be able to get him into a variety of teams outside of LaLiga given the popularity of French players. Due to the position change, Lemar’s Physicality and Defending stats have received huge boosts.

You can utilize Lemar as a CAM, CM, and even CDM, with great success, and with his 94 Short Passing and 93 Long Passing, Lemar will prove to be an excellent distributor of the ball regardless of his positioning in your midfield. Lastly, his 95 Stamina will have you covering the entire pitch for 90 minutes.

How to complete FIFA 22 Lemar TOTS SBC

FIFA 22 Atletico Madrid

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: France, Top Form, and LaLiga. With a value of around 210,000 coins, Lemar is only slightly overpriced, but those who have extra fodder should consider completing this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

France requirements

  • # of players from France: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

France solution – Cost: 10,000 coins

France solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Top Form solution – Cost: 81,000 coins

Top Form Solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

LaLiga solution – Cost: 117,000 coins

LaLiga solution lemar SBC FIFA 22

The Lemar LaLiga TOTS SBC will be available for one week as it expires on June 2. The requirements shouldn’t take too long to gather, so one week is plenty of time to submit the necessary squads.

If you completed Isco and Aspas or recently packed a LaLiga TOTS card you may want to give TOTS Lemar a try. In addition to complementing LaLiga squads, Lemar will fit in nicely with squads boasting several players from France.

For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to the Ligue 1 TOTS, which is set to hit Ultimate Team on May 27.

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Xbox server crashing exploit in Season 13

The Apex Legends devs have officially fixed the Xbox server crashing exploit that was plaguing ranked games in Season 13.



apex legends storm point season 13

Apex Legends players will be happy to hear that the Xbox server crashing issue that has been ruining games, especially in ranked, has officially been fixed by the devs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought massive changes to the ranked system, which pros even believe will make players much better at the game despite the adverse community reaction.

Unfortunately, players on consoles couldn’t enjoy the new system to the extent that they maybe wanted to due to a serious exploit plaguing the experience and causing servers to crash.

Luckily, it seems the devs have fixed the issue with a hotfix that went live on May 25.

apex legends fuse

In Apex Legends Season 13, Xbox players noticed that they were able to crash the server and prevent themselves from losing Ranked Points by doing so. This was ruining the experience for others, especially as Apex Legends is cross-platform.

While some believed this was a DDoS issue, the devs confirmed it was an exploit on Xbox and pushed a fix on May 18. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work, and Xbox players were still able to crash servers and ruin matches for others.

This has been very damaging for players who have been trying to rank up and enjoy the brand new ranked changes, even turning people off from playing the game.

A Respawn dev let the community know that another hotfix went live on May 25 which seems to have fixed the issue caused by players on Xbox consoles.

So far, it seems like this fix has done the trick, as players have not been reporting the issue in the community.

Finally, players can enjoy the ranked grind without having to worry about the game crashing and wasting time in a match that could all end in nothing.

With that being said, you may want to check out the best landing spots on Storm Point, which is the ranked map for split 1 of Season 13.

If you’re more of a mobile gamer, why not check out how to download and play Apex Legends Mobile.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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