Halo 3: ODST Beta Testing Is Now Live On PC And Xbox One

The latest wave of beta testing for ODST is now live ahead of its release as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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Halo Infinite may have been delayed until 2021, missing the Xbox Series X's November launch, but Halo: The Master Chief Collection continues to add more content as a new wave of beta testing is now live on Xbox One and PC.

The latest beta test revolves around the upcoming addition of Halo 3: ODST. The ODST campaign has been available on the Xbox One version of the Master Chief Collection since 2015, but Firefight, the wave-based multiplayer mode, is making its long-awaited debut. Both the campaign and Firefight are heading to PC for the very first time.

Beta testing is open for those in the Halo Insider program, which you can sign up for here. Developer 343 Industries squashed more than 80 bugs during the initial beta test for ODST and has now expanded its scope. Those invited can try out six campaign missions and seven Firefight maps, plus some of the new changes and improvements coming to the Master Chief Collection, including new weapon skins and guns for Halo 3 some 13 years after the iconic shooter originally launched.

ODST was originally released back in 2009 for the Xbox 360. Critic Tom McShea awarded it a score of 9/10 in GameSpot's Halo 3: ODST review, saying, "The delicate construction of the story adds a new wrinkle to the typical Halo plot, and the action-packed campaign levels are full of intense battles and surprising encounters. Firefight mode is a standout addition, crafting highly addictive cooperative battles for players to experience."

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