Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta FAQ
Date: Saturday, February 17 @ 12:32:53 UTC
Is Halo 3 beta registration closed?
Yes, phases one and two of the beta have already ended. If you haven't received an email by this point, then you were not one of the lucky few.
Is there no other way?!
If you didn't get in to either phase, then you can still get in by buying Crackdown , releasing in the US, on February 20 th . Inside every launch copy of Crackdown is an invite to the Halo 3 beta.
How will the Crackdown invite work?
Once the Halo 3 beta has been activated (start date is still TBD) you simply go to the Downloads menu in Crackdown to download the Halo 3 beta. After that, you will need to launch the Halo 3 beta from within Crackdown. You will need an Xbox 360 with a hard drive and an Xbox Live Gold account.
I'm an experienced beta tester with a PhD in Astrophysics and a minor in messaging Bungie to whine about the beta. Why wasn't I invited?
Microsoft did not choose beta testers based on merit, that would take far more manpower than is realistically possible. Phases one and two were both essentially lotteries or contests. Bungie was not actually responsible for those contests, but rather your local Microsoft Games Studios division. Messaging Frankie, Sketch, KP or any other Bungie employees is futile.
When does the beta start?
The beta will not start when Crackdown is released. The beta will go live when it's ready, which should be sometime this Spring. The team is currently busy whipping the included content into shape. Our goal is to deliver a fun, solid game experience though it will still very much be a "beta."
How long will the beta last?
The beta will only be playable for a limited time. Exact timing is still TBD.
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