Halo: The Master Chief Collection is continuing its rollout on PC, with Halo 3 and ODST added next. Developer 343 Industries has now confirmed that the first beta test, or “flight,” for Halo 3 on PC will begin in mid-June.
Community manager John Junyszek confirmed this on Twitter. He added that more details on the Halo 3 beta test will be announced on May 29, so we’ll know more very soon.
The beta tests for Halo 3 will start very small. Microsoft will kick things off with “Ring 1” testers, which is a very small group of people who work closely with the developer. After that, future beta tests will be available for members of the Halo Insider program, which is free to sign up for–go here to sign up.
While you wait for the Halo 3 beta test on PC to begin, you can check out some of the first screenshots of Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST on PC.
After Halo 3 and ODST, Microsoft will release Halo 4 into the MCC package on PC, thus completing the collection. You can currently purchase each game that’s been released so far individually, or you can buy the full collection and get the new games as they release.
Halo 2 Anniversary’s recent release on PC did not go entirely to plan, as the launch was marred with issues. Thankfully, 343 has since addressed these problems with a patch.
In other Halo news, another team inside 343 Industries is working on Halo Infinite for release later this year as a launch title for Xbox Series X. The studio will show off the game during the Xbox 20/20 event in July.
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