Halo 5: Guardians Firefight Beta Now Available [UPDATE]

By Kevin Tavore, 6 months ago

Due to recent server issues, 343 Industries has extended the Firefight beta one extra day. The beta will now end April 19th.

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Announced last Friday, the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer Warzone Firefight beta begins today and is available for play right now. Halo 5's Warzone Firefight is a lot like the firefight you know from previous Halo games, but with some new twists: 8-players and with Warzone REQs. You can check out the full announcement below along with a trailer:

An ambitious new multiplayer mode is coming to Halo 5: Guardians, and fans can get an early taste this weekend! Warzone Firefight stands primed to offer the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever in the franchise’s storied history. In Warzone Firefight, up to eight players will work together to complete five rounds of increasingly difficult, dynamic objectives set against a timer to emerge victorious. Since its reveal, players all across the world have been champing at the bit to get a taste of this evolved PvE experience, and now we’re happy to share that, from April 14 through approximately 10AM PT on April 18, we’ll be offering all Halo 5: Guardians players a chance to do just that with our special Warzone Firefight Beta.

The five-day beta experience will see Spartan fireteams of up to eight players battle against an onslaught of enemy AI on the Escape from A.R.C. Warzone map. You and your friends will tackle a new objective for each of the five rounds, with each task growing progressively more demanding along the way. And since the mode is a fully realized member of the Warzone family, players will have full access to their arsenal in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ system, letting you leverage your REQs in new ways against computer-controlled enemies. In addition, we will offer a brand new promotional pack – the Mythic Warzone REQ Pack – which will make it even easier for eager Spartans to unlock the most powerful REQs in the system.

So, if you’re ready to get an early taste of the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever, fire up Halo 5: Guardians, hop onto Xbox Live, gather your fellow Spartans, and jump into battle!

The good news is that no download is required. Simply launch Halo 5 and head into multiplayer to get in on the action. The beta goes from today until April 18th. The full Warzone Firefight experience will release later this summer.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
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