'Halo: Reach' Beta Expecting 3 Million Users
'Halo: Reach' Beta Will Have 3 Million Users at Launch
Halo: Reach beta launches on May 3rd, and Bungie is expected 3 million Halo fans to show up and help play-test the newest iteration in the Halo Franchise. Users will be able to play the Halo: Reach beta for free if they own a copy of 2009's hit Halo: ODST.
On May 3rd, when users put boot up ODST, there will be an option to download the Halo: Reach beta, and users will use the ODST disc to launch the game.
Bungie’s latest – and likely final – entry into the best-selling Halo series is looking for help. All you have to do is want to play one of the most anticipated games of the year for free.
Beta testing begins on May 3 for the multiplayer portion of the new title, Halo: Reach, and Bungie community manager Brian Jarrad told theSeattle Times that he is expecting upwards of 3 million users.
Jarrad says that those estimates are very conservative, and he believes this will be the largest console beta in history.
Halo: Reach Beta
The full version of Halo: Reach won't be available until September 1st 2010, but the beta will provide users four completely new maps as well as brand new game types, armour and weapons. The beta release for Halo: Reach will be similar to the beta that Bungie released for Halo 3. It gave gamers a taste of the new game, showing just enough new content while leaving gamers wanting more.
The beta is by no means a finished product, and user input will greatly influence Bungie's final touches on the game. Jarrod also notes that Reach will most likely be the final Halo game to be released by the company.