If you are one of the millions that picked up the Halo:Master Chief Collection a few weeks back then most likely you been playing the included multiplayer beta for Halo 5 over the past few days. Microsoft Xbox has finally released more details about Halo 5 regarding which edition you may want to sink your teeth in and where you can grab one at via pre-order.
Still no release date yet but I can imagine that will be announced most likely at PAX or E3 coming out in the next few months.
Halo 5: Guardians Pre-Order Details Released, Multiplayer Beta Starts Today
The quest of the hunter and the hunted has begun, today marks the kickoff of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, giving fans around the world their first taste of the next evolution of Halo combat.
Launching in fall 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians continues the story of the Master Chief, and introduces a brand new central character to the Halo universe – Spartan Locke. Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.
Today, pre-orders have kicked off by revealing early details on various editions of Halo 5: Guardians.
With three pre-order editions to choose from, eager fans can reserve a copy of Halo 5: Guardians, plus exclusive content:
· Standard Edition for $59.99 – Halo 5: Guardians plus an exclusive poster *, only available to those who pre-order.
· Limited Edition ** for $99.99 – Everything in the Standard Edition plus new digital content to enhance Spartan combat and exclusive items wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
· Limited Collector’s Edition *** for $249.99 – Everything in the Limited Edition as well as additional content such as a commemorative numbered statute designed by 343 Industries. More details on the design to be shared at a later date.
To pre-order your copy from the Microsoft Store or your favorite retailer, visit the Halo 5: Guardians Pre-Order page.
Halo 5: Guardians brings the next evolution of combat to Xbox One, featuring arena multiplayer, new modes and all-new Spartan Abilities. ****
The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is focused on 4v4 Arena multiplayer and is built upon Halo’s legacy as the definitive arena shooter. The beta represents only a small portion of the epic plans we have for multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians.
Fans who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection have access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta starting today through Jan. 18, 2015. Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Master Chief Collection content unlocked in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta can be carried over to Halo 5: Guardians when it officially launches in fall 2015.
Don’t own Halo: The Master Chief Collection and don’t have access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta? Don’t worry, be sure to check Xbox Wire each week for the latest Beta content updates, providing you with info on its 4 vs. 4 showdowns, seven maps, three game types, and variety of different armor sets for customizable Spartans.
* Limited-quantity offer at participating retailers.
** At participating retailers, while supplies last.
*** At participating retailers, while supplies last. Full details regarding pre-order availability in the EMEA region will be confirmed at a later date.
**** Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold membership, sold separately.