For owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection today might be a moment of redemption. The only way to get in on the awesome action of Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer beta that starts in a few hours (9AM PST/12PM EST) is to own Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Owners of The Master Chief Collection can pre-load Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer beta so they can start playing it the moment it goes live. With any luck, Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer beta should launch with no problems and will be available through January 18th, 2015.
Downloading the Halo 5 Multiplayer beta content is easy. From the main menu of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, make your way over to the Extras Menu and choose the “Halo 5 MP Beta option.” Make sure you have enough space on your hard drive as the beta is a 10.26 GB download. Once Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer beta starts, you will be able to jump right into Matchmaking. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, different game types and maps will be released.
Launching exclusively to the Xbox One in fall 2015, Halo 5 looks like it is going to be epic. Halo 5 Guardians will continue to the story of Master Chief and Master Chief’s quest to defend against the galaxy’s newest threat. Spartan Locke is a new character introduced in Halo 5: Guardians as he helps to unlock the mysterious force that threatens to obliterate the entire galaxy.
According to the Halo 5: Guardians pre-order page, here are the details on the three pre-order editions:
- Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster, only available to those who pre-order.
- Limited Edition for $99.99 – Everything in the Standard Edition plus new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
- Limited Collector’s Edition for $249.99 – Everything in the Limited Edition as well as additional content such as a commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries. More details on the design to be shared at a later date.
For more information or to pre-order Halo 5: Guardians check out the links below!Further reading: 343 Industries, Microsoft, Xbox One