NEWS - Monday, December 29, 2014

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta starts today, pre-orders available

From Xbox Wire:

The quest of the hunter and the hunted has begun, today marks the kickoff of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, giving fans around the world their first taste of the next evolution of Halo combat.

Launching in fall 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians continues the story of the Master Chief, and introduces a brand new central character to the Halo universe – Spartan Locke.  Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked.  And when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy. 

Today, pre-orders have kicked off by revealing early details on various editions of Halo 5: Guardians.

With three pre-order editions to choose from, eager fans can reserve a copy of Halo 5:Guardians, plus exclusive content:

  • Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster1, only available to those who pre-order.

  • Limited Edition2 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 Edition3 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.

To pre-order your copy from the Microsoft Store or your favorite retailer, visit the Halo 5: Guardians Pre-Order page.

Halo 5: Guardians brings the next evolution of combat to Xbox One, featuring arena multiplayer, new modes and all-new Spartan Abilities.4

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is focused on 4v4 Arena multiplayer and is built upon Halo’s legacy as the definitive arena shooter. The beta represents only a small portion of the epic plans we have for multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians.

Fans who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection have access to the Halo 5: GuardiansMultiplayer Beta starting today through Jan. 18, 2015. Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Master Chief Collection content unlocked in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta can be carried over to Halo 5: Guardians when it officially launches in fall 2015.

Don’t own Halo: The Master Chief Collection and don’t have access to the Halo 5: GuardiansMultiplayer Beta? Don’t worry, Xbox Wire has you covered! Be sure to check back here each week as we recap the latest Beta content updates, providing you with info on its 4 vs. 4 showdowns, seven maps, three game types, and variety of different armor sets for customizable Spartans.

1 Limited-quantity offer at participating retailers.

2 At participating retailers, while supplies last.

3 At participating retailers, while supplies last. Full details regarding pre-order availability in the EMEA region will be confirmed at a later date.

4 Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold membership, sold separately.



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