How to Fix Halo Infinite Not Downloading & Blue Screen

Halo Infinite's Multiplayer is a complicated beast, and can be a little tricky to get up and running. Here's how to get Halo Infinite to download properly.
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Hang on, Halo Infinite's download isn't working? | © 343 Industries

Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Beta has seen a surprise release a little less than a month before the game was set to launch in early December. This is all very exciting, but we do need to clarify one particular word: beta. The thing about Betas is that they are earlier versions of the full game. Now, whilst Halo Infinite's Multiplayer is insanely polished, that doesn't mean that there won't be a few problems.

The most important thing to do when you want to play a video game is to simply install the bloody thing. Thus, the biggest problem you can have is if it doesn't install, or perhaps, if you are having Halo Infinite's infamous blue screen bug. We're here to help you with that, here are a few tips to help you download the game and fix the blue screen bug.

Now, Halo Infinite can be unbelievably complicated to download. It is not just a matter of hitting "Download" on PC and waiting. There are a few tricks that can help you download the Multiplayer Beta with no worries in the world. Let's take you through it.

How to Fix Halo Infinite Not Downloading

If Halo Infinite is not working on the Microsoft Store or Game Pass, make sure to download the Multiplayer Beta on Steam. Honestly, after thirty minutes of struggling with the bloody game on the Microsoft Store, playing around with Game Pass, and rebooting about a dozen times, I managed to get the game working on Steam instantaneously. Seriously, Microsoft, what the fork is wrong with you? How is it that hard?

In addition, and if you are weirdly set on using the Microsoft Store, we recommend making sure that your console or PC has enough space on the hard-disk drive. If it does, you need to first delete the pre-downloaded files that would have been popped onto your system before you received the error message, restarting, and trying again. In addition, make sure that your system software is fully updated.

How to Fix the Blue Screen Bug in Halo Infinite

Reboot your Xbox or PC and then boot it up again from scratch. If you have additionally made sure that the console or PC has fully downloaded the game, this process will register that download as complete and will refresh your cache, fixing the problem. Often problems like these are caused by your computer or console simply getting confused by the data stored in the system, especially if the installation wasn't perfectly completed.

Thus, by restarting, you will force the system to sort the download and installation files correctly, and the game should launch absolutely fine after that. This all depends, though, on whether you have made sure that the game is correctly installed in the first place. As you saw earlier, this is especially fraught on PC, so be extra careful and - if you're smart - make sure to be playing the game using Steam. It's much easier. Honestly, the only reason to do differently is if you have Game Pass and you want to play the final game in December.