Multiplayer Beta sneak peek

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The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is nearly here, and we’ve been running our final stress tests within the studio to make sure that everything is ready for our December 29 debut. Over the next few days, you may see some of your favorite Twitch streamers or pro players assisting us with these pre-beta playtests, which will include limited beta content. To check out the streams, visit Halo 5: Guardians on Twitch: and be sure follow the game (this will pin the game to your Twitch home page on Xbox One).

To give you a sneak peek at what’s to come, we’ve teamed up with the top two teams in the Halo Championship Series – Counter Logic Gaming and Evil Geniuses. We’ll be using an early implementation of Halo 5: Guardian’s multiplayer spectator mode to feature these veteran Halo players on-stream from Twitch’s HQ today at 3PM PT

This pre-launch testing phase is typical for betas as we want to ensure the best possible experience for our fans when the beta officially launches on Dec. 29. The stress test period will be focused on testing and debugging the beta and will feature limited content, whereas owners of “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” will get full access to the 3-week beta, including all of the maps, weapons and game modes.

Until then, here are new screenshots to whet your appetite.

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta - Media Gallery


Halo 5: Guardians

The Sprint - Making the Multiplayer Beta

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The Sprint lets viewers step into the lives and meeting rooms of the team that makes Halo 5: Guardians happen. Follow designers as they strive to remain true to the core competitive balance that sets Halo apart, while evolving gameplay to take advantage of the power of Xbox One. Join the artists as they strive to craft inspiring and beautiful battlegrounds, all while the 343 Industries resident pro team puts the beta through its grueling paces.

Halo 5: Guardians

Welcome to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta!

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The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is now available! The Multiplayer beta runs from today (Dec. 29) through January 18, and focuses on the arena gameplay portion of Halo 5: Guardians’ full Multiplayer experience.

Halo 5: Guardians

1.1.15 - Content Update Notes

By B is for Bravo -

Happy New Year! The next time you log into the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, you will be prompted to download a small content update. This particular content update improves matchmaking by adjusting how the dedicated servers are selected.