Why are only streamers getting invited?

I have seen like most of the streamers getting invited to the test preview, I have been waiting for the test preview for a long time I am still waiting for my invite and many other poor people like.

I think our input is not much valuable as the streamers.

I know some normal people also got the invite but the majority of the people are streamers I am sure they are selecting streamers and only few normal users so it doesnt look suspicious I am loking forward for this game.

Please atleast release a beta for everyone to enjoy.

Also please dont delete this post admin let everyone read and give their reviews.

Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
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> Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
> MY FLIGHTS
> NAME
> TYPE
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> Halo 2 - Microsoft Store
> Microsoft Store
> Complete
> Halo 3 - Steam
> Steam
> Complete
> Halo 3: ODST
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> Complete
> Halo 4
> Steam
> Complete
> mcc - feb
> Steam
> Complete
> MCC Season 7 - Steam
> Steam
> Complete
> July Tech Preview
> Steam
> Active
> Steam Key: IVHPX-
> Halo Waypoint July Preview
> web
> Active

Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

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> Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

Its not over for me. I’m still playing right now

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> > > Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
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> > Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.
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> Its not over for me. I’m still playing right now

I meant the invitation stage :confused:

It’s not ONLY streamers…kind of a blanket statement. I don’t like it either, but they’re trying to build hype for the game, streamers and content creators provide the most exposure for the game, it’s a legitimate strategy for them to build up the anticipation.

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> > Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
> > MY FLIGHTS
> > NAME
> > TYPE
> > STATUS
> > ADDITIONAL INFO
> > Halo 2 - Microsoft Store
> > Microsoft Store
> > Complete
> > Halo 3 - Steam
> > Steam
> > Complete
> > Halo 3: ODST
> > Steam
> > Complete
> > Halo 4
> > Steam
> > Complete
> > mcc - feb
> > Steam
> > Complete
> > MCC Season 7 - Steam
> > Steam
> > Complete
> > July Tech Preview
> > Steam
> > Active
> > Steam Key: IVHPX-
> > Halo Waypoint July Preview
> > web
> > Active
>
> Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

I would say a lot got caught short with very short notice for it Depending where you live and your Download speed 16GB can take over a day to download. With luck will get a bit more advanced notice next time. If you only check you Waypoint a coupe of times a week many will have missed out on it.

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> It’s not ONLY streamers…kind of a blanket statement. I don’t like it either, but they’re trying to build hype for the game, streamer and content creators provide the most exposure for the game, it’s a legitimate strategy for them to build up the anticipation.

But they shouldnt say that they are doing it randomly I understand that they need to create a hype but aleast 343 should keep their word and let other people as well. I have seen more than 50 or more streamers flexing how they got invited. its so frustating to not get invited.

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> > > Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
> > > MY FLIGHTS
> > > NAME
> > > TYPE
> > > STATUS
> > > ADDITIONAL INFO
> > > Halo 2 - Microsoft Store
> > > Microsoft Store
> > > Complete
> > > Halo 3 - Steam
> > > Steam
> > > Complete
> > > Halo 3: ODST
> > > Steam
> > > Complete
> > > Halo 4
> > > Steam
> > > Complete
> > > mcc - feb
> > > Steam
> > > Complete
> > > MCC Season 7 - Steam
> > > Steam
> > > Complete
> > > July Tech Preview
> > > Steam
> > > Active
> > > Steam Key: IVHPX-
> > > Halo Waypoint July Preview
> > > web
> > > Active
> >
> > Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.
>
> I would say a lot got caught short with very short notice for it Depending where you live and your Download speed 16GB can take over a day to download. With luck will get a bit more advanced notice next time. If you only check you Waypoint a coupe of times a week many will have missed out on it.

Bruh 16gb take a day for you lmao for me it would take not more than 15 minutes. It doesnt matter the internet connection I have beast Pc too. I check my waypoint and emails daily I never miss a day.

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> > > > Flight is over and many beside streamers got a Invite
> > > > MY FLIGHTS
> > > > NAME
> > > > TYPE
> > > > STATUS
> > > > ADDITIONAL INFO
> > > > Halo 2 - Microsoft Store
> > > > Microsoft Store
> > > > Complete
> > > > Halo 3 - Steam
> > > > Steam
> > > > Complete
> > > > Halo 3: ODST
> > > > Steam
> > > > Complete
> > > > Halo 4
> > > > Steam
> > > > Complete
> > > > mcc - feb
> > > > Steam
> > > > Complete
> > > > MCC Season 7 - Steam
> > > > Steam
> > > > Complete
> > > > July Tech Preview
> > > > Steam
> > > > Active
> > > > Steam Key: IVHPX-
> > > > Halo Waypoint July Preview
> > > > web
> > > > Active
> > >
> > > Yes the flight is over but a few people got invited and more streamers were invited than normal folks. I hope I will be invited in the next flight. I have been waiting for this for a long time.
> >
> > I would say a lot got caught short with very short notice for it Depending where you live and your Download speed 16GB can take over a day to download. With luck will get a bit more advanced notice next time. If you only check you Waypoint a coupe of times a week many will have missed out on it.
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> Bruh 16gb take a day for you lmao for me it would take not more than 15 minutes. It doesnt matter the internet connection I have beast Pc too. I check my waypoint and emails daily I never miss a day.

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I know plenty of people who aren’t streamers that got invited

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> > It’s not ONLY streamers…kind of a blanket statement. I don’t like it either, but they’re trying to build hype for the game, streamer and content creators provide the most exposure for the game, it’s a legitimate strategy for them to build up the anticipation.
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> But they shouldnt say that they are doing it randomly I understand that they need to create a hype but aleast 343 should keep their word and let other people as well. I have seen more than 50 or more streamers flexing how they got invited. its so frustating to not get invited.

Um I got the inviter and I don’t stream squat and only play Campaign.

non-streamer here… I got in, and I stream maybe like once a year… I think maybe the perception is that they invited “mostly” streamers, because streamers are literally the most vocal about it, it’s kinda their thing… make noise, be visible. The ones that don’t stream, don’t have that audience, so unless you know them… you’re not gonna see that they made it in. Like me… I posted I got in to the preview, and only like 20 people saw it… I did a short stream… had one viewer lol… who was my buddy, who also got into the preview. I don’t have an “audience”, so even if I shouted about how I got in, no one is gonna hear about it. But the streamers that actually have an audience, if they say something, you have a much higher chance of hearing about it. I’m sure there’s a fancy scientific term for it, but really… you can’t say it’s ONLY streamers. And from what I’ve seen, due to the fact that it’s a technical preview, the hardware you play on makes a huge difference. Heard about one fellow that forgot to change his console from Xbox One to the One X, and once he made the change, his email came through like an hour later. Who knows, and maybe there is some bias towards personalities, I could be wrong.

You do realize that almost anyone can become a streamer now a days. Whether or not they are popular and have an audience is a different question. I’m not a streamer but have been a Microsoft insider and halo insider for a few years now. The way that it has been explained in other articles I read was, they looked at everything from specs on your computer to how long you’ve been an insider. Those all placed you in different pools. Then they pulled a limited number from each pool. I’m sure they pulled a few more streamers so the content could reach a broader audience. You only see the streamers so that makes you think only the streamers got invite but in reality it was thousands of non streamers that also got invited.

Nope, streamers and content creators are not prioritized during the flight process. 343 have specific selection criteria they go through, which changes each flight. It’s not a random selection. Selection in done in a way that will benefit the data and results they want to see in their outcomes at the end of each flight:

> Please note that registering as a Halo Insider doesn’t guarantee access to technical previews or pre-release hands-on gameplay tests (“flights”). The number of Insiders being invited, and the criteria by which these Insiders are selected, will vary given the specific scope and goals for a flight. For the tech preview, we have concurrency targets tied to our overall goals that will inform how many total Insiders should be invited. Within that pool of players, our first priority will be ensuring we have a broad distribution of platforms (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and different PC configurations) and then we will look at overall tenure in the program, prioritizing our longest standing Insiders, until we’ve allocated every invitation.

I thought I read that if you had prior flight experience or an older Halo Waypoint profile it would help prioritize you on the list but I could be wrong. Plus a lot of people didnt have their insider profiles set up correctly.

That’s strange. I had no idea that I was a streamer.

I can see how it could seem that way, but as several others have said; you don’t hear from the folks who aren’t streamers/content creators, as much as those who are - their reach & presence is considerable, folks like us, who don’t stream, you won’t notice our voices much. But I got in.

Remember as well, streamers are a tiny portion of any community, their business only works by having many, many times their number, to consume their content. So for every single streamer in the Flight, you can be certain they are heavily outweighed by other people, else, the Flight would be useless to 343 for testing server load & getting a nice, broad spectrum of players & rigs on which to experience as many issues as possible, in order to catch them before launch.

You seem to have made your waypoint account quite recently, probably in attempts to only get access to Halo Infinite. They can clearly see that, unless you have been an active player in the past and have been signed up for longer than a couple weeks for access to the Flights, then you probably wouldn’t of been invited. They don’t want to overload the servers with a giant influx of people because well, then no one could play. This isn’t a beta, remember that, it is just an inside look. The gameplay is very similar to other Halo games, aside from the newer abilities you can pick up through the map, you’re not missing much in its current state compared to say if you went to go play Halo 5, which from your profile seems that you’ve never played.

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> I have seen like most of the streamers getting invited to the test preview, I have been waiting for the test preview for a long time I am still waiting for my invite and many other poor people like.
>
> I think our input is not much valuable as the streamers.
>
> I know some normal people also got the invite but the majority of the people are streamers I am sure they are selecting streamers and only few normal users so it doesnt look suspicious I am loking forward for this game.
>
> Please atleast release a beta for everyone to enjoy.
>
> Also please dont delete this post admin let everyone read and give their reviews.

I got invited and I’m not a streamer. The tech preview is over or almost over, but it came down to the signup settings. There were a ton of people without complete profiles so they never got an invite.