Halo: The Master Chief Collection Reach Beta Starts for PC Insiders Next Week

By Rebecca Smith,
During E3, the new Halo: Reach content for Halo: The Master Chief Collection was available for players to try out on PC. If you're one of the many people who couldn't get to the show but are eager to get your hands on the content, you'll want to register as a Halo Insider, because Reach will be pushed out to select PC Insiders as early as next week.

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The first flight of testing will only be pushed out to "a small subsection of registered Halo Insiders". The reason for such a small test is that they want to make sure everybody has a chance to provide feedback and every aspect of the game can be properly tested. The build they will be sending out to Insiders is still being tested, but the team is aiming to release it to PC gamers next week. Even if you're not selected to join the test, they'll be sharing more information on the game, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

If you're more interested in testing out 343 Studio's upcoming title, Halo Infinite, you'll get a chance to do that as well. During E3, the developer confirmed that flighting will happen for both Xbox One and PC, although once again, the programmes will begin on a small scale and increase in size. In fact, if you missed any of the game's information from E3, 343 Community Team member Unyshek summarised it for you:

  • Release date: Holiday 2020 release for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCs
  • When does it take place in the universe: It follows the Master Chief's story some time after Halo 5: Guardians' conclusion
  • LAN: Halo Infinite will support LAN
  • Splitscreen: Splitscreen is up and running internally
  • Back in Black: Black undersuits will be in the game
  • Flighting Programs: These opt-in flights will start small and slowly expand out until release
  • PC: Flighting may come a little bit later for PC players, but we're treating it as a first-class citizen
  • Player Customization: If you liked the level of armor customization options in Halo: Reach, you will be pleased
  • SR 152: Players who hit SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians will receive a token of appreciation in Halo Infinite
  • Pro Team: There is an internal Pro Team for Halo Infinite
Stay tuned to TA for the latest news on the Insider programme as we get it.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
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  • AStarfoxAStarfox424,056
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 10:34Permalink
    I'm so ready for this!
    TrueAchievements.com
  • DwaggieniteDwaggienite2,116,346
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 10:36Permalink
    Give me a seperate achievement list...
  • tonyxtonyx165,684
  • MuffinMICHIMuffinMICHI134,364
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 11:12Permalink
    Back in Black: Black undersuits will be in the game
    Sorry for the question, but what does that mean? laugh
  • Posted on 21 June 19 at 11:30Permalink
    will it have campaign or is it only pvp?
  • ronnie42ronnie42343,355
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 12:13, Edited on 21 June 19 at 12:14 by ronnie42Permalink
    Good, hopefully no more extra achievements for owners linking to xbox, though wouldn't mind Steam having them. Nearly 152 so plenty of time to get the extra reward.
    Doom rocks
  • reforc3reforc3710,515
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 12:42Permalink
    basically the highlight is that Halo Infinite is releasing for Xbox One and Project Scarlett and nobody cares
    @ReForce
  • Dakrkplayer2Dakrkplayer2777,245
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 12:46Permalink
    ronnie42 said:
    Good, hopefully no more extra achievements for owners linking to xbox, though wouldn't mind Steam having them. Nearly 152 so plenty of time to get the extra reward.
    They likely add more for Reach part collection. And since Reach is going be base game on PC side things. It will have extra achievements that already there. So it be 1000 point for reach part. And then it will have some general achievements as well. They still followed theircowned rule too when comes to this.
    XBOX 4 LIFE
  • ronnie42ronnie42343,355
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 12:53Permalink
    Dakrkplayer2 said:
    ronnie42 said:
    Good, hopefully no more extra achievements for owners linking to xbox, though wouldn't mind Steam having them. Nearly 152 so plenty of time to get the extra reward.
    They likely add more for Reach part collection. And since Reach is going be base game on PC side things. It will have extra achievements that already there. So it be 1000 point for reach part. And then it will have some general achievements as well. They still followed theircowned rule too when comes to this.
    Yeh Reach achievements makes sense. Don't want to see MCC achievements I've already done from the previous Halo games in collection repeated when linking since don't want double achievements for the sake of having them, with progression to carry over from X1 to Steam, back.
    Doom rocks
  • Posted on 21 June 19 at 12:55Permalink
    Dakrkplayer2 said:
    ronnie42 said:
    Good, hopefully no more extra achievements for owners linking to xbox, though wouldn't mind Steam having them. Nearly 152 so plenty of time to get the extra reward.
    They likely add more for Reach part collection. And since Reach is going be base game on PC side things. It will have extra achievements that already there. So it be 1000 point for reach part. And then it will have some general achievements as well. They still followed theircowned rule too when comes to this.
    There is no "base" to Halo MCC since the major update that repackaged the collection into individual downloads of each game's campaign and multiplayers. Reach will behave exactly like the original games.
  • I ASK NO ONEI ASK NO ONE525,570
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 13:08Permalink
    reforc3 said:
    basically the highlight is that Halo Infinite is releasing for Xbox One and Project Scarlett and nobody cares
    😱
    I ASK NO ONE
  • Posted on 21 June 19 at 13:10Permalink
    reforc3 said:
    basically the highlight is that Halo Infinite is releasing for Xbox One and Project Scarlett and nobody cares
    This was announced back in 2018.
  • SeitzzSeitzz683,738
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 14:25Permalink
    Just waiting for Reach...
  • jxlive021jxlive021389,650
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 15:54Permalink
    you will need good shockgaming pc for playing this title .
  • ronnie42ronnie42343,355
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 17:10, Edited on 21 June 19 at 17:12 by ronnie42Permalink
    xPut Name Herex said:
    Dakrkplayer2 said:
    ronnie42 said:
    Good, hopefully no more extra achievements for owners linking to xbox, though wouldn't mind Steam having them. Nearly 152 so plenty of time to get the extra reward.
    They likely add more for Reach part collection. And since Reach is going be base game on PC side things. It will have extra achievements that already there. So it be 1000 point for reach part. And then it will have some general achievements as well. They still followed their cowned rule too when comes to this.
    There is no "base" to Halo MCC since the major update that repackaged the collection into individual downloads of each game's campaign and multiplayers. Reach will behave exactly like the original games.
    Pretty sure that was a 'figure of speech' since Reach is sort of like a base for those that buy it at launch. Of course it'll add more but hopefully those achievements sync with X1/Steam since don't want to have 2 separate playthroughs for sake of achievements since be kind of tedious to have to redo everything just for sake of achievements grinding. That's why I'm glad Scarlet is fully bc to stop needing more 'remasters' so hopefully can keep playing regardless of where I am, what platform I'm on without being forced to redo things for the sake of it.
    Doom rocks
  • Posted on 21 June 19 at 19:24Permalink
    MuffinMICHI said:
    Back in Black: Black undersuits will be in the game
    Sorry for the question, but what does that mean? laugh
    The undersuit is what a Spartan wears underneath their armor. https://i.imgur.com/Boy0JvG.png
    See You Space Cowboy...
  • ElyohElyoh738,049
    Posted on 21 June 19 at 23:00Permalink
    xPut Name Herex said:
    reforc3 said:
    basically the highlight is that Halo Infinite is releasing for Xbox One and Project Scarlett and nobody cares
    This was announced back in 2018.
    And reconfirmed many times, including just recently at E3.
    No God, know fear. Know God, no fear.
  • BellstenBellsten279,237
    Posted on 22 June 19 at 00:25Permalink
    Funny how the pc members are starting with the game that started the downward spiral of Halo.
  • Posted on 22 June 19 at 00:38Permalink
    Bellsten said:
    Funny how the pc members are starting with the game that started the downward spiral of Halo.
    Halo 4 and 5?
    See You Space Cowboy...
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