Halo: Reach beta to begin in less than three months

February 11, 2010

Ever since the announcement of Halo: Reach at E3 last year, gamers have been anxiously awaiting notice of when its open beta would begin. Well, the wait is over because today Microsoft announced the start date for the Halo: Reach beta.

On May 3rd, gamers who have a copy of Halo 3: ODST will be able to access the beta through the ODST disc, similar to how Crackdown owners were able to access the Halo 3 beta through the Crackdown disc. 

Halo: Reach is a prequel to the events of the Halo Trilogy and will focus on a squad of six Spartans defending the planet Reach from the invading Covenant forces.

In-game footage of Halo: Reach is below.