Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Announced

By Andrew Ogley, 2 years ago
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

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer


Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will run from December 29th, 2014 through to January 18th, 2015.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.