Following on from the news about the new Halo channel
, Microsoft have announced details of the new multiplayer beta for the hugely anticipated, Halo 5: Guardians
The beta will run for three weeks starting on December 29th this year, and will feature seven maps and three different game types, all of which will focus 4 vs 4 arena combat. To keep the games competitive all of the players will start with the same loadout although there will be different armor sets available.
Additionally, the beta will be played on dedicated servers, run at 60 frames per second and will contain unlockables that will be carried over to the full game when it finally arrives later in the Fall of 2015. During the beta, players will be able to give feedback with the freshly announced Halo channel.
Of course, the all-important question is how to get involved, and the answer is relatively simple; fans can get access to the Halo 5: Guardians
Multiplayer Beta as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection
, which releases on November 11th, 2014.
To give you a look behind the scenes and an idea of what to expect from the beta, the team has also released a development video which also features some of the gameplay from the new maps.
Finally, to round out the media bundle, Microsoft has also released a number of images featuring some level designs for the new maps.Halo 5: Guardians
multiplayer beta will run from December 29th, 2014 through to January 18th, 2015.