Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta announced

halo5guardians2Get excited Halo fans. It may have been a while between Halo releases, but soon you’ll be able to envelop yourselves in sweet, sweet Halo goodness with the announcement of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. The date you should mark in your calendar? December 29, 2014.

Christmas may have already come and gone by then, but for Halo fans, December 29, 2014 marks the real christmas, with the start of a three week long Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.

Announced during Gamescom, the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will run from December 29, 2014 through January 18, 2015 and focus on just a portion of Halo 5: Guardians’ full multiplayer experience – arena gameplay. Featuring 4 vs. 4 showdowns, arena combat in Halo 5: Guardians will start players with the same loadout, ensuring matches are perfectly balanced and competitive. The Multiplayer Beta includes seven maps and three game types, as well as a variety of different armour sets to customize your Spartan with.

The Beta will allow players to provide feedback using the also recently announced Halo Channel. Additionally, the beta will be run on dedicated servers dishing up eye scorching 60 frames-per-second, and gamers who indulge in their halo addiction will unlock additional content that can be carried over to Halo 5: Guardians when it launches in late 2015.

To gain access to the beta, players need only to buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which releases on November 11, 2014.

And let’s be honest – that was already on your ‘to buy’ list anyway, right?

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Tash is a self-diagnosed gaming fanatic with a doctorate in Psychology. She's also a self-confessed Mass Effect fangirl and will likely talk your ears off if you ever get her started on the subject. A lover of all things RPG and adventure, she has more gamer related action figures and memorabilia than any 30 something year old professional has a right to own, and has spent more time than she’d like to admit to daydreaming about exactly what she would do should the Zombie Apocalypse actually happen.

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