Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Gets a Release Date in 2015

The multiplayer beta for the much-awaited sequel to Halo 4 has recently got a release date amongst a lot of new info. We’ve also got an estimated release period for Halo 5, which unfortunately isn’t in 2014, as was officially planned. Keep reading on below to get the exact info on the multiplayer beta, and how you can sign up for it.


Microsoft first teased gamers regarding Halo 5: Guardians back at E3 2013, and confirmed in January 2014 about a planned end-of-2014 release for the title. Unfortunately though, 343 Industries, the developer behind the title, announced that the game won’t be coming out anytime before 2015.

The Microsoft Store also shows a 2015 release, 31st December 2015 to be specific. Keep in mind: this date is only a placeholder, and will only be used until 343 Industries releases a definitive release date for the game.

We’ve now got a new look at the game’s multiplayer beta in the form of a trailer video, as well as a lot more info which was revealed by Microsoft.

Halo 5’s multiplayer beta will focus on the classic Halo gameplay, meaning 4vs4 area style combat. The beta will start on December 29th this year, and will run for almost a complete month hereafter, ending in January 18th 2015. The beta will feature seven maps, three game models and eleven weapons, running in a smooth 60fps.

Getting into the beta is pretty easy. To get in, all you need to do is purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which will be releasing on November 11th this year exclusively for the Xbox One. 343 Industries has also promised that Halo 5 will be bigger than its predecessor Halo 4, and aims to unlock the full potential of the Halo franchise and universe with Halo’s first Xbox One title.

Halo 5 is expected to take place after the events of Halo 4, with Master chief defeating Didact, Cortana’s loss, and then reporting back to UNSC. Microsoft also recently announced that there will be rewards for Halo 5: Guardians if gamers watch the Halo Channel available online.

Be sure to check out the trailer of the multiplayer beta below, and let us know what you think of the game in the Comments below.

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