Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Beta Test Coming Soon

Signing up for Halo Insider offers a chance to jump in on the test flight for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition.

After Halo: Reach finally made its way to PC with a remastered version late last year, a slew of additional updated Halo titles on also on their way with the Master Chief Collection. Gearing up for new titles to be added to that collection, a beta test for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will land next month.

The beta test will cover both single player campaign and multiplayer matches, as well as player progression tweaked for the Anniversary edition. Brand new mechanics are additionally being added to these updated renditions of classic titles, with Halo: Reach due to receive a crouch-and-move system. 

Want to get in on this "test flight" of the latest version of this iconic first FPS in the franchise? Sign up for the Halo Insider program over here and make sure to opt-in for the console or PC flighting option.

In addition to Reach, the Master Chief Collection will eventually include Halo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. Each of those reworked games will be available singly.

In other Halo news, the next iteration of the franchise titled Halo: Infinite is also currently in development.

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Published Jan. 21st 2020

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