Halo 3 PC Beta Test Extended, More Invites Going Out
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Halo 3's ongoing beta test on PC has been extended. 343 Industries has confirmed that the beta testing period, or "flight," will now end on June 26. It was previously scheduled to end on June 18.
Not only that, but 343 is looking to update the current flight with bug fixes, while the studio also plans to invite more Halo Insiders into the test. You can sign up for the free program here.
Just a heads up, but we are extending the flight out to the 26th. I have additional messages that will be going out regarding it later today. We are also planning to update the flight hopefully by end of this week to fix some bugs, but will have more info as we get there.— Tyler “Postums” Davis (@343Postums) June 17, 2020
Halo 3's beta test on PC is part of the game's lead-up to release through The Master Chief Collection. The game looks to be in good shape--you can watch 5 hours of footage here--but some jerks have been posting racist and hateful messages in the game. Thankfully, those users are being removed from the beta test and will suffer consequences when the game launches in full.
Halo 3 will be the fourth Halo game released on PC through The Master Chief Collection, following Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Halo 2. After that, Halo 4 will be added to complete the bundle. Halo 3: ODST with its Firefight mode is coming, too.
The next mainline Halo game is Halo Infinite, and it is scheduled to arrive as a launch title for Xbox Series X later this year. Microsoft will showcase the game during an event in July.
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